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Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 at 07:29 PM PDT

Self-Driving Uber Cars to Ferry Passengers in Pa.

Self-Driving Uber Cars to Ferry Passengers in Pa.

In a few weeks, Uber will start using self-driving cars to carry passengers in Pittsburgh, raising the stakes in the fast-track race to deploy autonomous vehicles.

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 06:57 PM PDT

Ford to Launch Driverless Cars From Silicon Valley by 2021

Ford to Launch Driverless Cars From Silicon Valley by 2021

A Motown giant just announced its next big hit — and it’s being developed in Silicon Valley.

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 at 06:51 PM PDT

Could Drone Racing Be an Olympic Sport?

Could Drone Racing Be an Olympic Sport?

It’s one of the fastest moving, fastest growing sports in the world. Could drone racing be flying into the Olympic Games?

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016 at 07:15 PM PDT

From 'The Face' to 'Finger Wag': How The Olympics Get Social

From 'The Face' to 'Finger Wag': How The Olympics Get Social

From "Phelps Face" to "Hijabi Zorro" to a single finger wave launching an international discussion, it’s clear that the 2016 Olympics are happening not just on the athletic fields, and certainly not just on your...

Friday, Aug 5, 2016 at 06:31 PM PDT

Job Gains Led By Tech, But Silicon Valley Mixed

Job Gains Led By Tech, But Silicon Valley Mixed

The latest job report was reason for a lot of optimism, and most investors jumped in with both hands.

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016 at 10:23 AM PDT

Silicon Valley Tech on its Way to Olympic Opening Ceremony

Silicon Valley Tech on its Way to Olympic Opening Ceremony

When Michael Phelps leads Team USA into the Olympic opening ceremony, a Silicon Valley company will have his back. Well, they’ll be on his back.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 07:19 PM PDT

NY-Based WeWork Opens Up Office Space in Silicon Valley

NY-Based WeWork Opens Up Office Space in Silicon Valley

A New York company is expanding into the Silicon Valley to fill a demand for more office space in the area.

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 06:48 PM PDT

Silicon Valley Software Company Hits it Big in IPO

Silicon Valley Software Company Hits it Big in IPO

The NASDAQ confetti dropped Friday morning on what has become an unusual target: A Silicon Valley tech company.

Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 at 07:04 PM PDT

Bay Area Tech to Help Track Zika Virus During Olympics

Bay Area Tech to Help Track Zika Virus During Olympics

Olympic athletes are arriving in Rio, full of confidence, hope — and concerns about Zika. Will they get it? How will they know if they’re at risk? Enter Silicon Valley, and the smart thermometer, as it is...

Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 at 12:11 AM PDT

Silicon Valley Helps Decathlete Run in Rio Olympics

Silicon Valley Helps Decathlete Run in Rio Olympics

When American decathlete Jeremy Taiwo competes in Rio, he’ll have Silicon Valley technology along for the ride.

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Flooding Concerns Ramp up as Powerful Storm Targets Bay Area

Flooding Concerns Ramp up as Powerful Storm Targets Bay Area

Another powerful storm expected to douse the Bay Area Sunday night and Monday morning could pack threats of flooding, mudslides, toppled trees and power outages.

Anderson Reservoir Continues to Spill

Anderson Reservoir Continues to Spill

For the second day in a row, a torrent of water on Sunday flowed over the Anderson Reservoir spillway, marking a phenomenon that hadn't happened for 11 years until this weekend.

Scientists Question Using Waste Water From Oil Fields

Scientists Question Using Waste Water From Oil Fields

It’s been done for two decades but after the release of a new report, controversy is building. Should farmers irrigate crops with waste water from oil extraction? Even with recent rains, the demand for water sources is high. About 80 percent of the water used by Californians goes to agriculture. Stephen Stock investigates as scientists call for a halt to the practice until more is known about the chemicals in that water.

'Not My Presidents Day': Thousands to Protest Trump

'Not My Presidents Day': Thousands to Protest Trump

From coast to coast, thousands of people across the United States have spent their Presidents Day holiday weekend protesting Donald Trump's anti-immigration policies, and even more demonstrations are planned for Monday, NBC News reported. Protesters wielding signs in Dallas, Los Angeles and New York poured into the streets on Saturday calling for the establishment of sanctuary cities in order to end ICE raids. On Sunday, more than a thousand people rallied in New York City in support of Muslim Americans. Meanwhile, hundreds of scientists took to the streets of Boston urging Trump to recognize climate change and tackle environmental issues. Protesters held signs in the shape of telescopes and beakers that read, for example, "Scientists Serving the Common Good." The rally was taking place at the same time as the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in the city. And on Monday, even more rallies are expected in at least 20 cities across the U.S., including in Los Angeles; New York; Washington, D.C., and Chicago.

Mudslide in Orinda Threatens Stability of Transmission Tower

Mudslide in Orinda Threatens Stability of Transmission Tower

Crews in Orinda on Sunday raced to shore up the soil beneath a transmission tower after a recent mudslide threatened to knock over the soaring structure, according to a PG&E spokesperson.

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