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Social Media Captures the Storm: 10 Blizzard Memes to Know — Meteorologists and government officials spent the greater part of Monday detailing the massive snowstorm that hit a stretch of 250 miles along the northeastern United States Monday. The storm is likely to break records, with more than two feet of snow expected to pound some areas of the Northeast.

Facebook, Instagram Back Online After Widespread Outage — Facebook suffered a widespread outage lasting roughly 40 minutes on Tuesday affecting users in the United States, Asia, the United Kingdom and Australia. The social media giant's Instagram service was also briefly inaccessible. Instagram said on its Twitter account that it was aware of an outage and was working on a fix.
Jan 27, 2015

Crippling as the blizzard? RT @nbcwashington: FB & IG suffered widespread outage today affecting US, Asia, Australia.

Lance Armstrong Talks Cheating, Admits He "Would Probably Do It Again" — Lance Armstrong admitted in a new interview with BBC Sport that if presented with circumstances similar to those when he was racing in 1995, he would probably cheat again. "If I was racing in 2015, no, I wouldn't do it again because I don't think you have to," said Armstrong, 43, in his first television interview since his infamous 2013 sit-down with Oprah Winfrey.

6-Alarm Grass Fire in Pacifica Prompts Evacuations — A growing grass fire in a Pacifica canyon early Monday morning prompted evacuations of some homes and kept several people shut away in their homes as firefighters battled the blaze. Redwood City Fire Department tweeted the fire that broke out about 3:30 a.m. in the 1100 block of Fasler Avenue was delcared an "Alarm 5."
Jan 26, 2015

RT @nbcbayarea: Aerial view of 6-alarm fire and its proximity to homes in Pacifica. Streaming live:

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94-Year-Old Auschwitz Survivor "Slipped Away" From Holocaust Death March, Continues to Tell Her Story — Helen Farkas is part of a dwindling group of Holocaust survivors still alive to relay horror stories that she experienced firsthand. At age 94, the Romanian-born woman is still an active speaker, telling children and civic groups how she scrambled for scraps of bread and escaped the infamous Auschwitz death camp march with her sister in 1945 during a guard shift in the middle of the night.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @nbcbayarea: 94-yr-old Auschwitz survivor "slipped away" from Holocaust death march, still tells her story

Jan 26, 2015

On eve of 70th liberation, Auschwitz survivor, 94, recounts "slipping away" from death march…

Street Race May Be to Blame For Pedestrian Death in East San Jose — It appears a street race may be responsible for the death of a pedestrian. The drivers of two cars that authorities said might have been racing in East San Jose were taken into custody Monday afternoon following a fatal collision with a female pedestrian who was pinned against a tree.

Malaysia Airlines' Website Hacked by Lizard Squad — The website of Malaysia Airlines was hacked Monday by a group that proclaimed support for ISIS and also vowed to release data stolen from the site, NBC News reported. The hackers at first changed the site to display a message saying "404 - Plane Not Found" and that it was "Hacked by Cyber Caliphate," with a photo of one of the airline's jets.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @NBCDFW: The website of Malaysia Airlines was hacked Monday by a group that proclaimed support for ISIS, NBC News reported

Tracy Pilot Runs Out of Fuel En Route to Maui, Parachutes Into Pacific, Rescued By Cruise Ship — The pilot of a single-engine airplane from Tracy ran out of gas over the Pacific Ocean on his way to Hawaii, but he was able to ditch the plane in the water and then a cruise ship came to his rescue, the U.S. Coast Guard said Sunday.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @nbcbayarea: Pilot from Tracy runs out of fuel on way to Hawaii, parachutes into Pacific, rescued by ship.

Ariz. Man Loses Super Bowl Credential After Facebook Post — An Arizona man who had a chance to be on the field at the Super Bowl will have to watch it on TV - all because of Facebook. Russ Knight, a former DJ who lives in Glendale, was hired by the NFL as an assistant frequency coordinator.

North San Jose Intersection Closing For Nine Months Due to BART Construction — The South Bay BART extension will change traffic patterns in North San Jose starting Monday--and the change will last for nine months. The Berryessa neighborhood intersection of Sierra Road and Lundy Avenue, located just north of San Jose's main post office, will close for construction.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @KrisNBC: Get ready to re-route! Lundy Rd closed for #Bart construction. Detour is Flickinger #SanJose #Berryessa @VTA

Jan 26, 2015

Get ready to re-route! Lundy Rd closed for #Bart construction. Detour is Flickinger #SanJose #Berryessa @VTA

Reports Say Google Fiber Coming to Raleigh-Durham — After spending months debating where it would place its high-speed Internet service Google Fiber, Google apparently has chosen North Carolina, reports said. Google first started Google Fiber in Kansas City before expanding it into Austin, Texas and Provo, Utah. Last year, Google said it was considering and additional nine metro areas including Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte.

Contestants Vie for Miss Universe Crown in Miami on Sunday — A new Miss Universe will be crowned Sunday night in Miami, with participants from 88 countries taking part. The contestants were narrowed to 15 during Wednesday's preliminary competition, but the results won't be announced until the live show, which airs at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.

5 Biggest Snowstorms to Hit Northeast — The Northeast is bracing for a "historic" snowstorm that is expected to pummel an area from Philadelphia all the way to northern New England with as much as two to three feet of snow by the time it's over late Tuesday night.

Gilroy Costco Says Shoppers May Have Been Exposed to Measles — An employee at the Costco in Gilroy said Sunday that some customers at their warehouse may have been exposed to measles. The employee told NBC Bay Area that one of their members called them to say the member was diagnosed with measles.
Jan 25, 2015

❗ RT @nbcbayarea: Gilroy Costco says shoppers may have been exposed to measles.

Measles Outbreak — More than 30 babies in Alameda County have been placed in home isolation after possible exposure to measles. "I'm terribly upset that someone has made a choice that not only affects their child but other people's children,'' said Jennifer Simon, whose 6-month-old daughter, Livia, was isolated after it was learned she may have been exposed to measles during a visit to the doctor's office.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @NBCLA: More than 30 babies in Northern California placed in isolation after possible exposure to measles

San Francisco Zoo Offers Scorpions and Cockroaches for Valentine's Day Gifts — The San Francisco Zoo is offering an alternative to traditional Valentine's Day festivities this year. Jilted lovers can adopt a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in the names of their current or future ex(es). There are multiple levels of giving available, based primarily on the extent of the sender's level of "residual contempt."
Jan 26, 2015

Put me down for one of each. RT @nbcchicago: Zoo offers scorpion, cockroach "adoptions" for Valentine's Day

Jan 25, 2015

Yep, FLA. “@nbc6: Zoo offers jilted lovers chance to "adopt" scorpions or cockroaches in name of their ex for V-Day:

Jan 24, 2015

Because nothing says love like... San Francisco Zoo Offers Scorpions and Cockroaches for Valentine's Day Gifts |

2 Marines Killed in Calif. Helicopter Training Crash: Military — The military says two Marines were killed late Friday when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise in Southern California.

New Steve Jobs Movie Being Filmed in Berkeley — The city of Berkeley is going Hollywood, as a new movie about Steve Jobs is being filmed along College Avenue, near Ashby Avenue. On Friday night, crews said they were filming a night scene for the movie, and the shoot could last until 6 a.m. Saturday.
Jan 24, 2015

My story: New Steve Jobs Movie Filming in Berkeley | NBC Bay Area… via @nbcbayarea