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San Francisco 49ers' Ray McDonald Released Following Latest Sexual Assault Allegation

Dec 17, 2014

JUST IN: #49ers release Ray McDonald after latest allegation of sex assault. bit.ly/1v0hrgJ

Dec 17, 2014

RT @nbcbayarea: #BREAKING Ray McDonald is being released from the 49ers, team announces. nbcbay.com/gqDV9ZV

Dec 17, 2014

Ray McDonald's motm said the sex assault charges vs. her son are a "bunch of mess. There's no truth to it at all." nbcbayarea.com/news/local/49e…

Cuba Frees Alan Gross, Held for 5 Years

nbcbayarea.com — Cuba has freed Alan Gross, the American contractor imprisoned for five years and accused of spying for the United States, NBC News reported.

New Storm Soaks Soggy Bay Area

nbcbayarea.com — Another storm moved into water-logged California on Tuesday with the potential to create more flooding and trigger mudslides. The evening commute was wet in the San Francisco Bay Area and elsewhere in Northern California, with the rain expected to continue through Wednesday. The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for Marin County until 8:15 p.m.

"7th Heaven" Star Stephen Collins Confesses to Sex Abuse of Young Girls

nbcbayarea.com — Stephen Collins has admitted to inappropriate sexual conduct with underage girls. In a thousand-word statement released to People magazine, Collins wrote that his behavior was "inexcusable," claiming that he has not done anything since his last incident, when he exposed himself to a teenage girl in 1994.

At Last, Jelly Belly Launches Champagne-Flavored Jelly Bean

nbcbayarea.com — This New Year's, do something a little different and pour yourself a bowl of Champagne... Champagne jelly beans.

Obama: "No Black Male My Age" Hasn't Been Mistaken for a Valet

nbcbayarea.com — As it turns out, even the Leader of the Free World isn't immune to racial prejudice. In a Dec. 10 interview with People magazine, President Barack Obama discussed being mistaken for a valet and a waiter before becoming President.

US Olympic Committee To Hear Bid Pitches In Redwood City

nbcbayarea.com — The road to the 2024 Olympics goes through... Redwood City? Indeed. That's where mayors from four major American cities, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, and Washington, D.C., will head Tuesday to make a case to Larry Probst, the chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee, according to reports.
Dec 16, 2014

RT @nbcbayarea: USOC: "4-way tie" between Boston, L.A., San Francisco, D.C. in competition to become 2024 Summer Games candidate city nbcbay.com/KQWwb5d

Dec 16, 2014

RT @nbcbayarea: USOC: "4-way tie" between Boston, L.A., San Francisco, D.C. in competition to become 2024 Summer Games candidate city nbcbay.com/KQWwb5d

Dec 16, 2014

RT @tvzuke: JUST IN: USOC hopes to make decision early next year which US city to nominate as possible host for 2024 Summer Games nbcbay.com/R9n6uT4

Majority of Americans Say Race Relations in U.S. Are Bad: Poll

nbcbayarea.com — A majority of Americans now say that race relations in the United States are bad, according to the latest NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll, which showed the most pessimistic assessment of racial issues in almost two decades, NBC News reported.

Majority Believes CIA Interrogation Tactics OK: Poll

nbcbayarea.com — A majority of Americans believe the harsh interrogation practices the Central Intelligence Agency used after the 9/11 terrorist attacks were acceptable under the circumstances, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. It reported that 51 percent of people say the interrogation practices used during the Bush Era were acceptable, while 28 percent say they went too far and were wrong.
Dec 17, 2014

Majority of Americans think annal rape is acceptable if done by CIA. 45% think CIA torture should continue. nbclosangeles.com/news/national-…

"Frozen" Director Jennifer Lee Apologizes to Parents for "Let It Go"

nbcbayarea.com — No one wants to let go of "Let It Go" more than parents, and "Frozen" director Jennifer Lee has become brutally aware of that fact. The Oscar-winning director is now apologizing for the phenomenon that swept (and continues to sweep) the nation because adults are fed up with the animated film.

California Needs 11 Trillion Gallons of Water: NASA

nbcbayarea.com — California will need 11 trillion gallons of water to overcome its historic drought, according to a NASA estimate issued Tuesday. Even though recent storms drenched the Golden State, California's water reserves - as measured in the state's snowpack and river basins - are dramatically below their normal levels.

FDA Warns Against "Keepsake" Ultrasounds

nbcbayarea.com — Expectant mothers should not use fetal ultrasound imaging or Doppler heartbeat monitors for non-medical reasons like 'keepsake images and videos,' the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a Consumer Update...
Dec 16, 2014

RT @nbcwashington: The FDA is now warning expectant mothers against those "keepsake" ultrasounds. bit.ly/1z1bvL1 pic.twitter.com/yv2BS4oO6n

Taliban Targeted Soldiers' Children in School Massacre

nbcbayarea.com — Uniformed militants attacked a public school in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday killing 126 people - mostly children - and taking hostages, NBC News reported. About 500 students and teachers were believed to be inside the building when at least six armed men entered Army Public School.
Dec 16, 2014

More than 100 people, most of them students, killed at a school in Pakistan... What a horrible story... fb.me/1uRF8yy88

Dec 16, 2014

RT @NBCDFW: Uniformed militants storm school and kill 126, mostly children, in Peshawar, Pakistan, while taking hostages. on.nbcdfw.com/lFoVhLv

Berkeley Protesters to Speak Out at City Council Meeting

nbcbayarea.com — Large crowds are expected to attend two Berkeley City Council meetings Tuesday night to speak out about recent anti-police protests and the city's response to them. The meetings are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Longfellow Middle School Auditorium at 1500 Derby St. in Berkeley. The 5:30 p.m.
Dec 16, 2014

RT @nbcbayarea: Big crowds expected to attend Berkeley City Council meetings tonight to speak out about recent anti-police protests. nbcbay.com/w931rKg

Car Hits Dead Boar in Sonoma County Road; Driver Uninjured

nbcbayarea.com — A Sacramento man escaped injury when his vehicle crashed into a dead boar on state Highway 28 in northeast Sonoma County Tuesday morning, the California Highway Patrol said. The 35-year-old man was driving a Mazda 3 west on state Highway 128 near La Franci Creek in Knights Valley when he hit the boar around 6:30 a.m., CHP Officer Jon Sloat said.
Dec 16, 2014

RT @nbcbayarea: Driver uninjured after car crashes into dead boar on Highway 28 in northeast Sonoma County this morning, CHP reports. nbcbay.com/EmnlUqk

SF Supes to Vote to Pay $3M to Lynne Spalding Family

nbcbayarea.com — SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday on whether to pay almost $3 million to settle a claim filed by the family of a woman found dead in a hospital stairwell 17 days after she disappeared from her hospital room last year.
Dec 16, 2014

RT @nbcbayarea: SF supes to vote on $3M settlement to family of Lynne Spalding, found dead in S.F. General stairwell nbcbay.com/qitvvZl

Michael Morse Agrees to Contract With Marlins

nbcbayarea.com — One of the San Francisco Giants' 2014 postseason heroes is headed to Miami. Mike Morse has agreed to a two-year contract with the Marlins pending a physical, a person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday. The person confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it had not been finalized.

Deli Cranks Out 6,000 Latkes for Hanukkah

nbcbayarea.com — When it comes to holidays, there's no better recipe than the one you grew up with. Same is true for latkes. So, tonight, when Hanukkah begins at sundown, cooks around the globe will be firing up the frying pans to create the ultimate potato pancake.

Multilingual Skype Translates As Users Speak

nbcbayarea.com — A new, multilingual version of Skype translates what users are saying to one another in real-time. It's not easy to use at first, or even download, but if you're patient, future Skype sessions will be pretty cool. It's like you have a translator sitting in the room with you.