<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Sat, 06 Feb 2016 11:01:18 -0800 Sat, 06 Feb 2016 11:01:18 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Super Bowl City Closed After Reaching Max Capacity]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 23:24:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0205-2016-SuperBowlCity.jpg
San Francisco police turned away thousands of people from Super Bowl City late Friday when the event reached maximum capacity.

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<![CDATA[Auto Shop 'Cover-Up' Leaves Family Dealing With Damages]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 23:39:52 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/unit_web_Car-Damage_4.jpg
For the 25 million licensed motorists in California, finding an honest mechanic is essential. Fraudulent repairs can create both financial hardships and serious safety hazards.

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<![CDATA[FBI: Michigan Man Planned Attack on Church in Support of ISIS]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 10:51:38 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/khalil+abu+rayyan+twitter.jpeg
Federal authorities have arrested a Michigan man they say is an ISIS supporter who wanted to carry out an attack on a 6,000-member Detroit church, NBC News reported. Khalil Abu-Rayyan, 21, of Dearborn Heights...

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<![CDATA[14 Dead After 6.4-Magnitude Quake Rattles Taiwan]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 08:34:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-508652296.jpg
A powerful earthquake struck southern Taiwan Saturday, toppling buildings, killing at least 14 people dead and leaving hundreds more injured, officials said, NBC News reported. The 6.4-magnitude earthquake...

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<![CDATA[Taiwanese Community Hopeful After Quake]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 23:23:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_663313423550-taiwan-tainan-earthquake-building-collapse.jpg
NBC Bay Area's Jean Elle talks with local residents who are concerned for loved ones after a strong earthquake struck Taiwan.

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<![CDATA[Tom Ridge: More Cooperation Needed for Super Bowl Security]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 23:38:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SECURITY-DUDE_unit.jpg
There still isn’t enough cooperation between federal, local and state law enforcement agencies in advance of Super Bowl 50, former secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge told NBC Bay Area. In a far ranging...

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<![CDATA[Pope Calls for Tolerance, Loving Gestures, in Final Mass]]> Sun, 27 Sep 2015 15:05:45 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-490326864.jpg
Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims gathered in the heart of Philadelphia to watch as Pope Francis culminates his historic visit to the United States by celebrating Mass and talking once again about the importance...

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<![CDATA[Substitute Teacher Fired for Allegedly Watching Porn in Class]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:41:07 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0205-2016-JohnMuirMiddleSchool.jpg
A substitute teacher has been fired amid allegations he was watching porn in a classroom at John Muir Middle School in San Jose.

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<![CDATA[Super Bowl Excitement Storms Bay Area]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:56:46 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0205-2016-BroncosFans.jpg
NBC Bay Area's Raj Mathai reports on the excitement brewing in the Bay Area and final preparations for Super Bowl Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Students Vaccinated for Meningococcal]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:12:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0205-2016-MENINGICOCCAL.jpg
Worth the wait: that is how many students feel about the hours-long lines to get the meningococcal vaccine. This comes after four people at two bay area universities have tested positive for the disease.

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<![CDATA[Aid Cut Off to Thousands in Syria]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:43:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AleppoSyria-GettyImages-508601178.jpg
Humanitarian aid has been cut off to thousands of people as the city of Aleppo, Syria, has fallen under government siege, NBC News reported. Russian airstrikes, which have increased in recent days, have...

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<![CDATA[Fact-Checking Sanders' and Clinton’s Claims About Wall Street and Campaign Finance]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:08:41 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sanders-clinton-galeria.jpg
Political sparring in New Hampshire, as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders faced off in a Democratic Debate. Whose claims were true? Sam Brock investigates.

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<![CDATA[Airports Expect Crush of Travelers For SB50]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:40:07 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sjc+superbowl1.jpg
Norm Mineta San Jose International Airport, and the other Bay Area airports, are all gussied up in the black-and gold-of Super Bowl 50. They're expecting a crush of travelers for the Big Game.

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<![CDATA[Two Planes Collide Mid-Air ]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 10:01:15 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/2-5-16-Plane_Crash.JPG
Two small planes collided mid-air and crashed into the ocean off San Pedro on Friday, officials said. The U.S. Coast Guard and crews from various fire and police agencies converged on the spot off the San Pedro...

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<![CDATA[Super Bowl 50 Has San Jose Police Stretched Thin]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:55:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SJPD-sb-badge.jpg
Super Bowl 50 is stretching law enforcement agencies to the limit, but not many are feeling the pinch as much as the understaffed San Jose Police department. Right now, it's all hands on deck, and all hands are...

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<![CDATA[Cupertino Student Finalist in Google Doodle]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:57:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0205-2016-GoogleDoodle.jpg
Google announced finalists for its annual “Google Doodle” contest, and we caught up with one of the finalists, Christina Wu of Cupertino.

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<![CDATA[Armed Bank Robber Shot By Officers in SSF: Police]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:53:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Police+Siren+Generic+123.jpg
A man suspected of robbing a South San Francisco bank was hospitalized after being shot by police officers Friday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Fine Art Museum Transforms for Super Bowl]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:42:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0205-2016-exhibit.jpg
A Santa Clara art museum known for showcasing fine art — is now stuffed to the gills with all things football -- just in time for the Super Bowl.

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<![CDATA[Twitter Locks Down 125,000 Accounts]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:04:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/twitterGettyImages-494325030.jpg
Twitter announced Friday it will shut down more than 125,000 accounts as part of an effort to crack down on extremist content. In a news release, the company said it was committed to weeding out content...

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<![CDATA[Las Vegas Newspaper Endorses Marco Rubio]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:38:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/MarcoRubio-AP_480187241596.jpg
The Las Vegas Review-Journal endorsed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio Friday, NBC News reported. "Our reasons for endorsing Sen. Rubio are many. Notably, the Florida senator has deep personal connections to the...

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<![CDATA['Affluenza' Teen to Adult Jail]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:26:43 -0800

Right: Ethan Couch mugshot taken at the Tarrant County Corrections Center, Feb. 5, 2016.]]>

Right: Ethan Couch mugshot taken at the Tarrant County Corrections Center, Feb. 5, 2016.]]> http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ethan-couch-composite.jpg
Ethan Couch, the Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving crash, was moved Friday afternoon from a juvenile detention center to the Tarrant County Correction Center in Downtown...

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<![CDATA[Woman Struck by Bat in Parking Lot Dies: Police]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 23:28:15 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/William-David-King.jpg
A 63-year woman who was struck in the head with a baseball bat in a shopping parking lot has died from her injuries, Fairfield police said Friday, and now, detectives are working to seek to file homicide charges...

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<![CDATA[Concern Spreads About Meningitis in the Bay Area]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:33:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Mengitis-GettyImages-166665957.jpg
A third student at Santa Clara University was diagnosed with meningococcal disease, a serious and sometimes deadly infection, the Santa Clara County Health Department announced Thursday.

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<![CDATA['Surprise! I'm Still Alive!' Contract Killing Doesn't Go as Planned]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:52:21 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/012209-Funeral-Service.jpg
"Kill her," he said. Those were the words that Noela Rukundo heard come through the speakerphone. The voice on the other end of the line was her de facto husband, the BBC reported.

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<![CDATA[Zika Scare Reopens Abortion Debate in Brazil]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:51:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BrazilPregnantZika-AP_757089715997.jpg
Fears over the Zika virus are reopening the debate over abortion in Brazil, where the procedure is illegal under most cases, NBC News reported. Brazilian bishops opposed a petition seeking to expand abortion...

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<![CDATA[SB50 Helps Push BART Ridership to Top 5]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:28:18 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bart-riders-generic.jpg
Nearly half a million people rode on the Bay Area Rapid Transit train on Thursday, with many of those passengers likely making a stop in Super Bowl City in San Francisco.

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<![CDATA[TIMELAPSE: Demolition of Candlestick Park Complete]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:24:11 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CANDLESTICK+GIF_18147279.gif
As the San Francisco 49ers’ new home, Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, gets ready to host Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, the development company building a new mixed-used complex released time-lapse video of Candlestick...

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<![CDATA[Sea Lion Pup Found Sleeping in San Diego Restaurant Booth]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:10:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Seal-Pup-Marine-Room-8-Guillas.jpg
Tiny sea lion, party of one. A 20-pound sea lion pup was found sleeping in a booth at a popular seaside restaurant in San Diego, likely searching for a cozy nook and, fittingly, a bite to eat.

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<![CDATA[Marshawn Lynch Opens 'Beast Mode' Store in Oakland]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:14:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/marshawn-lynch-media-day.jpg
Marshawn Lynch wants to outfit the Bay Area in "Beast Mode." That's the name of the Seattle Seahawks star and Oakland native's clothing company, which grand opens Friday at 811 Broadway Street, reported...

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<![CDATA[President Obama Takes Victory Lap on Economy]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:28:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/President-Obama-AP_125147827636.jpg
Buoyed by wage-gains and record low unemployment, President Barack Obama underscored on Friday that his administration's efforts have helped usher in an economic recovery, NBC News reported. "We should be proud...

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<![CDATA[Video Shows Crane Topple Over in Lower Manhattan]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:20:15 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CRANE_COLLAPSE_actual_collapse_no_audio_glenn_1280x720_616949827715.jpg
Viewer video shows the moment the crane collapsed in Lower Manhattan Friday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[St. Francis High Football Team to Emulate NFL Stars for Super Bowl Crews]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 23:34:27 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0204-2016-StFrancis.jpg
The Saint Francis High School football team just completed an amazing season, but the bonus game players will enjoy Friday is one they’ll never forget.

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<![CDATA[Reward in Unsolved San Leandro Murder Doubled to $50K]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 23:41:09 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0204-2016-JoelRamirez.jpg
The San Leandro City Council has voted unanimously to increase the reward to $50,000 for information about the unsolved homicide of Joel Ramirez, who was fatally shot in 2014 just three days after his 21st...]]>