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Burger King Owner Find $100,000 in Backpack, Calls Police to Return to Owner

nbcbayarea.com — It's not unusual for things to be left behind at Altaf Chaus' Burger King. Customers have forgotten their cell phones, their laptops. But on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, someone left behind a nondescript blue backpack, which sat on a table at the Bascom Avenue fast food store in San Jose for hours.
Nov 28, 2014

Looks like $100,000.25! MT @ljfernandez: Burger King owner finds this $100K in backpack left behind at his restaurant nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Bur…

Gunman Opens Fire on Police HQ, Other Buildings in Austin

nbcbayarea.com — A suspect was shot by police after "multiple buildings" were fired on in downtown Austin, Texas, authorities said early Friday, NBC News reported.

Should Every Police Officer Wear Body Camera?

nbcbayarea.com — There are highly varied witness accounts of the final moments of 18-year-old Michael Brown's life, with some saying that he was being combative and others saying officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot him, was being aggressive. In the wake of the shooting and others like it, some are calling on cops to wear cameras so the record can be set straight from the get-go.

Oakland Residents Fed Up With Destruction Following Ferguson-Related Protests

nbcbayarea.com — Three nights of protests have left much of downtown Oakland boarded up and littered with graffiti. The vandalism has also left children who live and visit the city feeling trampled on. "I want to live in a clean city," said Teretha Scott, 8. "But every time I come out here there's something wrong.
Nov 28, 2014

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Soccer Legend Pele in Special Care Unit at Brazil Hospital

nbcbayarea.com — Brazilian great Pele, who is being treated for a urinary tract infection, is in good condition and is expected to leave the hospital in the next few days, his spokesman said Thursday. The Albert Einstein hospital released a statement saying the 74-year-old Pele was transferred to a "special care" unit after his condition became unstable, but his spokesman and personal aide denied his health condition deteriorated.

Cleanup Again After Oakland Protesters Set Fires, Shatter Windows After Ferguson Decision

nbcbayarea.com — For the second morning in a row, Oakland shopkeepers took out the brooms and the wooden boards to clean up after another night of protests following the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri not to indict a police officer for killing an unarmed teen. And the damage on Wednesday was worse than the day before.

Video Shows Cleveland Cop Shoot 12-Year-Old Within Seconds

nbcbayarea.com — Cleveland police have released surveillance video that shows a 12-year-old boy walking around and waving a pellet gun and then being fatally shot by a rookie officer seconds after he arrived on the scene, NBC News reported. The black-and-white video is grainy, and Tamir Rice's movements are hard to decipher at times.

Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet's Engines Likely Intact: Officials

nbcbayarea.com — Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370's engines are likely intact on the ocean floor and could help investigators locate the missing aircraft that vanished March 8, NBC News reported. Consequently, investigators have calibrated their search equipment to the specific size of the Boeing 777's giant turbofan engines - which are the largest of any commercial airliner.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @nbcbayarea: Malaysia Airlines #MH370's engines likely intact on ocean floor, could help investigators locate missing plane. nbcbay.com/6AdTF9M

Creed's Scott Stapp Says He's Broke, Living in a Holiday Inn

nbcbayarea.com — Scott Stapp acknowledges that he's battled demons in the past - but his current precarious situation, he says, is not of his own design.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Stent Implanted

nbcbayarea.com — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a stent implanted in her heart Wednesday morning after she experienced discomfort during exercise, NBC News reported.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @nbcchicago: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg "resting comfortably" after heart surgery nbcchi.com/yNMo6uJ pic.twitter.com/Bpa0EF5eS6

Oakland Braces for More Ferguson-Related Protests

nbcbayarea.com — Oakland police said they are fully staffed and have mutual aid on deck as the city braces for more Ferguson-related protests. Protesters on Tuesday night gathered in downtown Oakland and appeared to march toward the police station. But by 6:30 p.m., about 100 protesters were seen by an NBC Bay Area helicopter marching onto Interstate 980, near 18th and Castro.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @nbcbayarea: UPDATE: Dumpsters set on fire during protest at 34th and Telegraph in Oakland. Live video: nbcbay.com/3Qdp9FI pic.twitter.com/yJQqHy21CG

Nov 26, 2014

RT @nbcbayarea: JUST IN: Protesters have now marched onto I-580 in Oakland. Watch live video here: nbcbay.com/OtV2Ua5 pic.twitter.com/RjHkOX41g4

Nov 26, 2014

RT @nbcbayarea: JUST IN: Protesters have now marched onto I-580 in Oakland. Watch live video here: nbcbay.com/OtV2Ua5 pic.twitter.com/RjHkOX41g4

Nov 26, 2014

RT @nbcbayarea: JUST IN: Protesters have now marched onto I-580 in Oakland. Watch live video here: nbcbay.com/OtV2Ua5 pic.twitter.com/RjHkOX41g4

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"Disrespectful": Michael Brown's Mom Slams Wilson

nbcbayarea.com — Lesley McSpadden, the mother of slain Ferguson teen Michael Brown, said Wednesday the first public comments from police officer Darren Wilson added "insult after injury," following a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer in the killing. Wilson's account "sounds crazy," Michael Brown Sr. said on NBC's "Today" show.

Law Enforcement Failed to Report Major Motor Carrier Crashes to Feds

nbcbayarea.com — Law enforcement agencies have failed to correctly report major crashes involving Fedex Ground, one of the nation's leading package delivery companies. The omissions raise questions about whether the public is getting a full picture of FedEx Ground's safety record, as well as the safety records of similar corporations.

Modesto Hairdresser Gives Free, Weekly Haircuts To San Francisco Needy, Homeless

nbcbayarea.com — With a pair of scissors in his hand, and a client in his chair, it looks to all the world like Daniel Rita is cutting hair at Jewelz and Company Salon on J Street in Modesto. In Daniel's mind, though, it looks a bit different. "For me, doing hair is yoga, it's therapy," Daniel says.

Which Turkey Will Obama Pardon - Mac or Cheese?

nbcbayarea.com — President Barack Obama is pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey, but which of two gobblers will get the presidential pass? Will it be Mac? Or is it Cheese? The White House was running an online contest until Wednesday afternoon to let the public decide which of the two nearly 50-pound birds from an Ohio farm will be named the National Thanksgiving Turkey.
Nov 26, 2014

At least two turkeys will live this holiday! Check out the President's pardon! bit.ly/1vOdK2N

Two FBI Agents Shot in St. Louis County

nbcbayarea.com — Two FBI agents were shot at a barricaded home just miles from the protest-wracked St. Louis suburb of Ferguson early Wednesday, police said.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @NBCNewYork: Two FBI agents were shot in St. Louis County, authorities say 4.nbcny.com/RUxY3fO

WATCH: Ferguson on the Ground in Second Night of Protests

nbcbayarea.com — Protesters gather for a second night in Ferguson, Missouri to protest the grand jury's decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown.

San Francisco Start-Up Doorman Pledges to Keep Packages Safe

nbcbayarea.com — A San Francisco start-up wants to make sure you never miss a package again, or have one stolen off your doorstep. Doorman delivers boxes and envelopes to your door, when you are home. "Shopping behavior online is changing dramatically," said Co-Founder of Doorman Kapil Israni. "People are getting their toilet paper online.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @NBCian: SF startup develops way to 'never miss a package again, or have one stolen.' #tech #ecommerce @Doorman_it nbcbayarea.com/news/local/San…