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  • Wizard World warps into San Jose - 09/02/2015 11:43 AM PDT
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    Exclusive: Raiders rejected latest Oakland stadium financing plan in April

    09/02/2015 11:53 AM PDT
    Oakland's hand-picked financial partner in trying to finance a new stadium for the Oakland Raiders has pitched issuing bonds paid by future stadium revenue to help close an estimated $400 million funding gap. But a letter from the Raiders shows that he has known since April that the team is adamant about keeping all stadium revenue for itself. 
    Wizard World warps into San Jose
    09/02/2015 11:52 AM PDT - Wizard is just the latest in a parade of high-profile comic-cons to hold court in Silicon Valley, the holy land of geekdom. 

    Watch: Is Taylor Swift's new video racist?
    09/02/2015 11:18 AM PDT - Her video is facing social medial backlash for recalling old Hollywood movies that glorify Africa's colonial past.  

    Donald Trump piñatas a hit for Santa Cruz County maker
    09/02/2015 11:06 AM PDT - In an old white barn outside of Watsonville, five piñata makers quickly paste together the hollow papier-mache sculptures. Before the weekend's celebrations, they need to make hundreds of cartoon characters and superheroes -- and a leading Republican candidate for president.  

    2 inmates kill Contra Costa County man at state prison in Susanville
    09/02/2015 11:07 AM PDT - Officials say two inmates attacked and killed another prisoner with a manufactured weapon on a maximum-security yard of a Northern California prison.  

    San Jose State reinstates men's water polo
    09/02/2015 10:51 AM PDT - Cal, Stanford, UCLA people are among those who helped San Jose State raise the money to reinstate water poloi after a 34-year absence; Spartans play Santa Clara on Saturday 

    Great Scott: The Mountain set to take on challengers at the Scottish Games in Pleasanton
    09/02/2015 10:50 AM PDT - Pleasanton: Hafthor Bjornsson from "Game of Thrones" joins heavyweight competition at 150th annual Scottish Games. 

    'America's Got Talent': San Jose among audition cities
    09/02/2015 10:23 AM PDT - Tryouts for Season 11 of popular reality show begin in November. 

    Bay Bridge toll plaza: Chickens crossing the road
    09/02/2015 10:51 AM PDT - Four chickens served up entertainment to commuters stuck in their usual traffic tedium on westbound Interstate 80 near the Bay Bridge toll plaza, evading bumper-to-bumper cars, creating a CHP response and a brief frenzy on social media. 

    Fremont: Man arrested after stabbing person's face during argument
    09/02/2015 10:23 AM PDT - Fremont police arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder when he stabbed a person in the face as they argued at a store. 

    Cyberbullying reports shut down veterinary contest
    09/02/2015 11:36 AM PDT - Montclair vet Dr. Gary Richter, who opposes declawing cats, first rose to the Top 20 among 500 contestants nominated for the annual contest sponsored by the foundation arm of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Then he got into the top 10 and, finally, second place. His supporters predicted a sure win. But, AVMA shut the contest down last week, saying that "vicious cyberbullying" disrupted and "contaminated" the final election process, according to a written statement.  

    Alec Baldwin: Kanye West, not Donald Trump has shot at president
    09/02/2015 09:10 AM PDT - The actor offers his predictions on the 2016 presidential race and the future leadership of America.  

    Newark man suspected of mailing drugs to Redwood City jail arrested in Mexico
    09/02/2015 11:09 AM PDT - A Newark man suspected of mailing drugs to Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City was arrested in Mexico over the weekend by the U.S. Marshal's Service, according to authorities. 

    Fox News anchor sues Hasbro over toy hamster with her name
    09/02/2015 08:26 AM PDT - An anchor for Fox News is suing Hasbro for more than $5 million over a toy hamster that shares her name -- and may even resemble her.  

    Oakland: Woman reported kidnapped tells police she was involved in domestic dispute
    09/02/2015 08:34 AM PDT - The woman told police she was unharmed and was involved in a domestic dispute Monday in the East Oakland incident. 

    Barry Zito's Marin mansion sells for $8.15 million
    09/02/2015 08:35 AM PDT - Barry Zito, the former San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics pitcher, has sold his Kentfield mansion for $8.15 million in one of a spate of high-profile Marin luxury home sales this year. 

    Josh Duggar: Which sister has bailed on him?
    09/02/2015 07:58 AM PDT - Jessa Duggar Seewald, one of the four sisters he molested as a young teen, has called him out as a hypocritical Christian.  

    Ex-49er Lawrence Phillips charged with killing cellmate at California prison
    09/02/2015 08:36 AM PDT - Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips has been charged with murder in the death of his cellmate at a Central California prison. 

    Oldest survivor of 1906 San Francisco earthquake dies at 113
    09/02/2015 11:43 AM PDT - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Ruth Newman, thought to be one of two remaining survivors of the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 that shook the city and the surrounding area, has died. 

    Kermit the Frog denies he's dating again
    09/02/2015 07:33 AM PDT - He and his ex, Miss Piggy, take to Twitter to address rumors about their love lives -- in advance of new TV show. 

    Report: Some top baby monitors lack basic security features, can be hacked
    09/02/2015 07:24 AM PDT - The researchers found security problems and design flaws in all of the eight cameras they tested.  

    'Dancing With the Stars' cast: How many of these people do you actually know?
    09/02/2015 11:04 AM PDT - Season 21 contestants include a Backstreet Boy, a jockey, and an American hero. 

    U.S. markets open solidly higher a day after big plunge
    09/02/2015 07:21 AM PDT - The Dow sank almost 470 points the day before as traders worried about more signs of weakness in China's economy.  

    Oakland A's three-game win streak snapped by Los Angeles Angels
    09/01/2015 11:46 PM PDT - Brett Lawrie hits an early home run but A's muster little offense after that. 

    Giants lose 2-1 to Dodgers
    09/01/2015 11:47 PM PDT - Zack Greinke wins battle of aces with Madison Bumgarner; Joc Pederson's home run in the seventh is the difference as Giants fall to 5 games back in the N.L. West 

    U.S. Open: Nick Kyrgios isn't much trouble for Andy Murray in the first round
    09/01/2015 10:33 PM PDT - No. 3-seed Murray prevails, ignoring Kyrgios' various distractions. 

    Man critically injured after allegedly shooting self at BART station
    09/02/2015 10:46 AM PDT - A man allegedly shot himself in the stomach on Tuesday evening while reaching for a gun tucked in his waistband during a confrontation with BART police at the West Oakland station, a transit agency spokesman said.  

    Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan at peace after devastating loss
    09/01/2015 10:04 PM PDT - Kevin Hogan played through personal anguish in 2014, watching his dad succumb to cancer; Jerry Hogan died one week after the regular season ended. 

    Moraga man sentenced to prison for hiding massive losses before $677 million bank failure
    09/02/2015 08:17 AM PDT - A Moraga man was sentenced to more than eight years in prison Tuesday for fraudulently covering up losses at a bank that eventually collapsed in the ninth largest failure of an FDIC-insured institution since 2007, officials said. 

    Purdy: Expect Hayne to be a 49er
    09/01/2015 10:05 PM PDT - American rugby icon Jack Clark gives 49ers' Australian import Jarryd Hayne a passing NFL grade. 

    CRIME
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    Bay Area Fashion Week owner arrested on suspicion of sexual battery of man

    A San Jose man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual battery after he met with another man to discuss some fashion modeling opportunities, police said. 
    STATE NEWS
    Executive pay at Blue Shield of California shot up $24 million, audit reveals

    Nonprofit insurer Blue Shield of California boosted executive compensation by $24 million in 2012 -- a 64% jump over the previous year -- according to a confidential state audit reviewed by the Los Angeles Times.  
    NATIONAL NEWS
    Wrestler 'Superfly' Snuka charged in girlfriend's 1983 death

    Former professional wrestling star Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka was charged Tuesday with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend more than three decades ago.  
    MORE NEWS
    Exclusive: Raiders rejected latest Oakland stadium financing plan in April

    09/02/2015 11:53 AM PDT
    Oakland's hand-picked financial partner in trying to finance a new stadium for the Oakland Raiders has pitched issuing bonds paid by future stadium revenue to help close an estimated $400 million funding gap. But a letter from the Raiders shows that he has known since April that the team is adamant about keeping all stadium revenue for itself. 
  • Wizard World warps into San Jose - 09/02/2015 11:52 AM PDT