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  1. It's raining men! Sweden sees historic gender balance shiftRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2016 |

    In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 file photo, Sweden fans pose with a Swedish flag before the World Cup qualifying soccer match between Sweden and Portugal in Stockholm, Sweden. For the first time since record-keeping began in 1749, Sweden now has more men than women.


  2. Darren Criss to play 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' out WestRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2016 |

    In a Thursday, April 7, 2016 file photo, Darren Criss arrives at WE Day California at the Forum, in Inglewood, Calif. Criss will kick off a national tour of 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' in October at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco and the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles a month later.


  3. Coding: 16-year-old writes AP test-prep book, creates online courseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2016 |

    As a freshman, after studying on his own, he passed the AP Computer Science A exam with a 5, the highest score possible. As a sophomore, because his Fremont high school didn't teach coding, he developed his own online course and shepherded classmates through it.


  4. Thousands puff for legal pot at 4/20 parties throughout USRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 |

    Shane Kinoshita from San Francisco smokes marijuana in Golden Gate Park in the area unofficially known as "Hippy Hill" in San Francisco on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. People descended on the park to smoke pot for the annual 4/20 celebration, in what may be the last year marijuana is illegal in California.


  5. $15 minimum-wage movement sets sights on more statesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2016 |

    California political leaders and labor struck a deal to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next seven years. One excited fast food worker hugged Gov. Jerry Brown at the announcement March 28, 2016.


  6. In first-of-a-kind summit, White House rallies corporate investment in water suppliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2016 |

    The White House on Tuesday unveiled several billion dollars' worth of corporate commitments to water research and development during a high-level summit. Pegged to World Water Day, the summit was intended to draw attention to specific state and corporate pledges as well as new Obama administration initiatives prompted in part by Western states' drought and the Flint, Michigan, drinking water scandal.


  7. Monarch butterflies tagged last year in Southern Oregon found in CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2016 |

    A Monarch butterfly feeds on nectar at a Kansas University research site in Lawrence, Kan. Milkweed seeds, the only food eaten by Monarch butterfly caterpillars, is rapidly vanishing from the Great Plains as cropland expansion has cut into grasslands and conservation lands, one of many reasons why the population of Monarchs is in dramatic decline.


  8. US accuses Apple of 'repudiating' order on phone accessRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2016 |

    In this Sept. 9, 2014, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products in Cupertino, Calif.


  9. Dozens protest homeless removal from Super Bowl areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2016 |

    People hold up signs and a tent during a protest to demand city officials do more to help homeless people outside Super Bowl City, a pro-football's weeklong theme park near the famed Ferry Building in San Francisco on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Dozens protested what they say is San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee's plan to push homeless people out of the scenic bay-front Embarcadero, where Super Bowl festivities are being held.


  10. Seattle to decide whether to let Uber, Lyft drivers unionizeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2015 |

    In this March 12, 2014 file photo, Katie Baranyuk gets out of a car driven by Dara Jenkins, a driver for the ride-sharing service Lyft, after getting a ride to downtown Seattle. Seattle may soon become the first city to let drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft collectively bargain over pay and working conditions.


  11. Public comments flood in as FDA considers what foods are a naturalaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2015 |

    Some packaged foods are labeled as being free of GMO - genetically modified organisms - at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op in Sacramento. The Food and Drug Administration now is struggling to decide what foods should be allowed to be labeled "natural."


  12. Boats sit idle as algae threatens Dungeness crab seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2015 |

    In this Nov. 5, 2015 file photo, a fishing boat sits loaded with crab pots waiting to go out at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. The wharf typically bustles this time of year as dozens of crab fisherman prepare to haul millions of pounds of Dungeness crab that are a tradition at Thanksgiving and other holiday meals.


  13. 'Spotlight,' 'Carol' among leading Gotham Awards nomineesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2015 |

    Sexual coming-of-age story "Diary of a Teenage Girl" and lesbian love story "Carol" were among the big winners when the Gotham Awards nominations were announced Thursday, while journalism drama "Spotlight" shone brightly too. "Diary," Marielle Heller's tale of a teenager discovering her sexuality in 1970s San Francisco, scored four nominations at the independent-film staple, including best feature, screenplay and actress for Bel Powley, while "Carol," Todd Haynes' look at an affair in 1950s New York, notched three noms, including best feature, screenplay and actress for Cate Blanchett.


  14. Airbnb apologizes after ads flop in San FranciscoRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2015 |

    When Airbnb put up ads suggesting various ways San Francisco could use the company's tax payments, it was undoubtedly aiming to drum up good will. "Dear Parking Enforcement," one of the ads read, "Please use the $12 million in hotel taxes to feed all expired parking meters.


  15. Welcome to Muttville, where senior canines are top dogRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2015 |

    In fact, giving and taking mutts is what she does during her waking hours as founder and executive director of Muttville, a San Francisco-based senior dog rescue-and-foster shelter. "She started taking in dogs at her home, and by 2007 she had too many, so she started Muttville," said shelter board member Patty Stanton.


  16. John Fogerty on ups, downs, becoming music's fortunate sonRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2015 |

    In this Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 photo, musician John Fogerty poses for a portrait during an interview about his new memoir "Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music," in Topanga, Calif.


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