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    Talk Back: Iran relations
    Do you believe U.S.-Iranian negotiations will stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons?

    (Tell us why or why not?)

    (Damian Dovarganes/AP)
    Measles outbreak raises fury over vaccine exemptions

    California's permissive vaccine law is under fire as the state struggles to contain a fast-moving outbreak of measles, a once-controlled infectious disease that has sickened more than 90 people across the state and threatens many more. 
    ( Patrick Tehan )
    Bay Area filmmaker earns Oscar nomination

    The short documentary looks at North Dakota's harsh, booming oil business through the eye of small town children. 
    PG&E wields 'pervasive' influence at PUC

    What's being described as the 'pervasive' influence of PG&E with the state Public Utilities Commission extended well beyond controversial former PUC President Michael Peevey and involved numerous officials at the agency, according to a sampling of 65,000 emails that also revealed that PUC and PG&E officials joked about gas pipeline safety, just weeks after a fatal natural gas blast in San Bruno. 
    (Dan Honda)
    Bay Area techies take to the skies

    Whether it's Intel using its fleet of corporate jets to essentially run a private regional airline, or the retired Apple big shot getting his pilot's license so he can zip back from his San Luis Obispo home to have lunch in Cupertino, or the San Francisco twenty-something learning to fly because it's a 'beautiful hobby'' that lets him 'defy physics,' the techies are spreading their wings.