• First Ebola case diagnosed in U.S. - 10/01/2014 07:01 AM PDT
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    Talk Back: Ebola outbreak
    Was President Obama right to send U.S. troops and resources to Africa to battle the Ebola outbreak?
     Yes
     No

    (Tell us why or why not?)

    (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)
    Bay Bridge water woes continue; more rods will be tested

    Caltrans will do extensive testing to determine if newly discovered water leaks that dampened metal rods in the new east span of the Bay Bridge are a temporary problem easily dried out or a sign of a long-term corrosion threat, the agency reported Tuesday. 
    (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)
    Oakland: Lake Merritt's bonsai curator defied odds to become a 'master'

    There are countless arborists in the Bay Area, but Kathy Shaner towers above her trees. Shaner is a master in bonsai, the 1,500-year-old Japanese art of growing miniature trees in just a couple of inches of soil. 
    (Jeff Roberson/AP)
    Thompson: A's collapse mirrors season pattern

    Tuesday's loss to the Royals in the American League wild-card playoff was a microcosm for the A's season, right down to the snatch-your-hopes-right-out-your-heart ending.
     
    (Ben Margot / AP)
    Raiders' new coach Sparano: 'They've forgotten how to win'

    Tony Sparano was introduced as the Raiders' 20th head coach, less than 24 hours after Dennis Allen got fired. 

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    ( Andy Wong )
    EU takes aim at Apple's tax deal in Ireland

    Apple may have to pay vast sums of back taxes if the breaks granted to it by the Irish government are found to violate European law.