Talk Back: Airline tragedy
Will the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jet change Russia's policies toward Ukraine?
 Yes
 No

(Tell us why or why not?)

( SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD )
Summer scorcher on Friday will reach 106 degrees in some Bay Area cities

The summers's first significant scorcher was expected Friday with temps of 106 degrees to hit in some areas including Livermore and Brentwood. 
( Doug Duran )
Corinthian Colleges agrees to warn California students it plans to sell schools

Sued by California Attorney General Kamala Harris, Corinthian Colleges agrees to warn California students it plans to sell Heald, WyoTech and Everest colleges. 
(Kerry Brown/Paramount Pictures)
Review: 'Hercules' shows little strength in storytelling

What director Brett Ratner has turned out here is a myth with all the mythology stripped from it. 
( Jim Gensheimer )
Raiders place DJ Hayden on PUP list

Cornerback DJ Hayden, a No. 1 pick whose rookie season was derailed by injuries, likely to miss most of Oakland Raiders training camp following surgery for stress fracture. 
SPORTS
("Doug Duran")
Puig, Dodgers blast Giants in series opener

The Los Angeles Dodgers hit five triples, three by Yasiel Puig, to rout the San Francisco Giants in the opener of the N.L. West showdown series

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'Sharknado 2': Will 'The Second One' have the same bite?

The promotional hubub preceding the sequel, to air July 30, stands in stark contrast to the distinct lack of hype that accompanied the original. By director Anthony C. Ferrante hopes for another social media tidal wave.  
This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
( Syfy )
'Sharknado 2': Will 'The Second One' have the same bite?

The promotional hubub preceding the sequel, to air July 30, stands in stark contrast to the distinct lack of hype that accompanied the original. By director Anthony C. Ferrante hopes for another social media tidal wave.  
 
 
 
( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
Kawakami: Kaepernick shoulders blame for loss

Colin Kaepernick's late-game interception allows the Seattle Seahawks to hold off the San Francisco 49ers and advance to the Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos
 
( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
Purdy: Brutal heavyweight fight went way of Seahawks

This was a wicked, awful, exhausting game for both the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. 
( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
Thompson: 49ers defense shows fight even after Bowman injury

The San Francisco 49ers defense was not as dominant as it needed to be Sunday. But when things looked most bleak against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game, the defense got the ball back to the offense with a chance to win. Twice. Even without the unit's best player.