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Phil Kessler owns and operates the Mile High Club, a website that allows airline passengers to brag about their sexual encounters on commercial flights. Kessler says his group has millions of members around the world and maintains... Read More
First widow Larnie Macasieb endured the sudden death of her husband after he sustained a major injury at a postal processing facility. Twice the federal Office of Workers’ Compensation denied her benefits requests. The NBC Bay Area Read More
An oil and gas production company opted to pay $4,351 in additional fines in order to avoid making a "formal" acknowledgement of its failure to report a hazardous chemical leak at one its oil fields in Livermore. Read More
The Chairwoman of California’s Water Resources Control Board says more needs to be done to prepare the state for more severe, long-term droughts that could last 40 to 100 years. In a wide ranging and frank discussion Chairwoman... Read More
Despite the alarming frequency of mass shootings in America, they account for just a small fraction of people killed by guns each year. According to FBI data, mass shootings are responsible for less than 5 percent of all gun deaths... Read More
Good, but not good enough. That’s the assessment announced Tuesday by U.S. Government Accountability Office about the state of the country’s bridges and highways. Read More
Preliminary ground water testing found that a hazardous chemical leak at a Livermore oil field "does not pose a threat to water supply wells or groundwater resources in the area," according to a newly released county report... Read More
Federal law and state law don’t always agree when it comes to the prosecution of child pornography. That conflict leaves some law enforcement officers violating their own laws. The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit has found... Read More
In the wake of an NBC Bay Area Investigation, Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty and his staff are trying to determine whether a county health emergency should be declared in and around the site of a hazardous oil leak... Read More
E&B Natural Resources waited months to notify state and local regulators of a leak at its Livermore oil field, something the company is legally required to do. That leak could have potentially contaminated water supplies in... Read More
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