( Bullit Marquez )
State lawmakers propose sweeping ivory ban
Supporters of the measure, AB 96, note that scientific studies show poachers are killing 35,000 African elephants a year, or 96 every day, for their tusks, causing the African elephant population of about 500,000 to shrink at alarming rates.
( Matt Sayles )
Kanye for prez? He says he'll run in 2020
Kanye West gave a long rant at the MTV Video Music Awards as he apologized to Taylor Swift for taking her microphone in 2009, admitting "I don't understand awards shows" and claiming he would run for president in 2020.
( Nhat V. Meyer )
Raiders' Watson tears Achilles in loss to Cardinals
Right tackle Menelik Watson ruptures Achilles tendon on night where Oakland's defense shines and first-team offense falters.
Drummond: A life of promise goes off the rails
Oakland native Vester Lee Flanagan II's descent from up and coming television reporter to killer
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'Big Blue Live': Monterey Bay to star in its own 'reality show'
PBS, BBC team up for a groundbreaking multimedia event showcasing marine life along California's coast in which producers hope to deliver real-time images of whales, dolphins, great white sharks, elephant seals and other sea creatures to millions of viewers across the nation.
2015 VMA photos: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj open together
Miley Cyrus led the pack for over-the-top outfits, while Taylor Swift classes up the night at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.