<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usTue, 23 Aug 2016 18:30:13 -0700Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:30:13 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[E-40 Donates $25K Worth of Backpacks to his Alma Mater]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:03:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/e40main1.jpg
Bay Area rapper E-40 is giving back to his alma matter in a big way. The Vallejo native, whose real name is Earl Stevens, donated $25,000 worth of backpacks and school supplies to students from Franklin...

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<![CDATA[Teen Survives 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:21:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Sebastian-DeLeon-AP_16236727958455.jpg
A South Florida teen beat the odds to survive a brain-eating amoeba thanks to some quick-working doctors in Orlando.Sebastian DeLeon, 16, was infected by swimming in a private lake in Broward County.

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<![CDATA[Fact Check: Clinton Campaign’s 'Kremlin' Deception]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:10:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/mookGettyImages-584258326.jpg
Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, made the baseless insinuation that Donald Trump compromised national security by inviting a man with Russian ties to his intelligence briefing.Appearing on...

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<![CDATA[SJ Officer Shortage Looks to Require Emergency Action]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:09:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sjpd23.jpg
The city of San Jose and its police department are ready to take drastic measures to solve the severe patrol officer shortage

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<![CDATA[Nazi-Looted Paintings Stay in SoCal]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:58:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/knbc-lucas-cranach-the-elder-adam-and-even-paintings-2.jpg
A judge has ruled in favor of a Southern California museum in its 10-year legal battle over the ownership of two German Renaissance masterpieces that were seized by the Nazis in World War II.U.S.

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<![CDATA[Fact Check: Trump Twists Facts on Clinton's Immigration Plan]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:44:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TRUMP_GettyImages-576599694.jpg
Donald Trump’s new TV ad on immigration creates a misleading comparison, saying that under Hillary Clinton, “illegal immigrants convicted of committing crimes get to stay” but under Trump, “terrorists and...

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<![CDATA[Pope Calls for Tolerance, Loving Gestures, in Final Mass]]> Sun, 27 Sep 2015 16:05:45 -0700 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[Tenants Forced to Live in Deplorable Conditions File Suit]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:26:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/OAKLAND+CHINATOWN+TENANTS+RALLY+RAW+RGO+1530+PDT+-+15332208.jpg
Tenants of an East Bay building say they have been subjected to unacceptable living conditions, cultural harassment and an invasion of privacy.

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<![CDATA[Ferguson Grand Jury Records Not Approved for Release]]> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:37:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/459432416.jpg
The prosecutor overseeing the Ferguson grand jury hearing the Michael Brown case took the rare step of recording and documenting the proceedings, but that doesn't mean they will be released to the public...

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<![CDATA[Exodus From Livermore Charters Blamed on Improprieties]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:32:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/liv-charter.jpg
The Livermore Unified School District has seen a mass influx of new students at its schools, and some believe it is the result of transfers from the district's charter schools due to alleged improprieties...

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<![CDATA[Taliban: We Found Bergdahl Alone, Cursing Countrymen]]> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:52:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP185958732321.jpg
Two former Taliban commanders told NBC News on Thursday that Bowe Bergdahl was walking alone and cursing his countrymen when the Taliban found and captured him in Afghanistan in 2009.

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<![CDATA[First Day at School For Students Affected by Clayton Fire]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:17:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/8-23-16-students-return-clayton-fire.jpg
The Clayton Fire that ravaged Lake County is expected to be out any day now, which means it's finally safe for students to return to school.

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<![CDATA[Gaza Cease-Fire Holds as Peace Talks Re-Open in Cairo]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 03:12:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP654242583915.jpg
Israeli and Palestinian delegations in Cairo have accepted an Egyptian proposal for a 72-hour cease-fire to the war in Gaza, even as Israeli and Hamas continued to fire rockets early in the day, officials...

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<![CDATA[Justin Timberlake Hosts HRC in LA]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:14:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/205*120/08-23-2016-timberlake-clinton.jpg
On the narrow street leading to the home of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, there are orders for no parking and no stopping.Unless you're invited, there is no way to reach the house serving as backdrop for...

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<![CDATA[3 Critically Injured in SF as Taxicab Crashes Onto Sidewalk]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:02:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0823-2016-SFCrash.jpg
A cab in San Francisco has jumped a curb and crashed into a newspaper stand, a public toilet and two pedestrians, according to the San Francisco Fire Department.

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<![CDATA[California's Carbon Cap and Trade Program Falling Short ]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:29:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/ca-smog.jpg
California's latest carbon auction has brought more bad news for Gov. Jerry Brown's landmark programs fighting climate change.

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<![CDATA[Cracking Down on Sexual Assaults of Unconscious Victims]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:03:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/brock-turner-court.jpg
State politicans and the district attorney involved in the Brock Turner case approved two bills Tuesday morning that would alter the repercussions for sexual assaults committed against unconscious victims...

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<![CDATA[Boy With Double-Hand Transplant 'Excited' 1 Year Later ]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:28:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/handAP_16236722740436.jpg
In July 2015, at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Zion Harvey became the first child ever to undergo a double hand transplant.When he was just 2 years old, Zion lost both his hands and his legs...

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<![CDATA[Missing Jet Families Seek $5M Reward for Answers]]> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 08:09:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP7372611894241.jpg
Relatives of passengers aboard the missing Malaysia jet said Sunday that they are seeking to raise $5 million for a reward and private investigation leading to discovery of what happened to the plane and the 239...

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<![CDATA['Final Five' Set to Tour US]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:20:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16236682575231.jpg
The 'Final Five' are taking New York City by storm before they start a nationwide tour. The gold medal-winning U.S. women's gymnastics team visited the Empire State Building Tuesday morning as they begin...

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<![CDATA[Ex-Correctional Deputy Arrested in 2013 Assault on Inmate]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:39:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tri2.jpg
A former Santa Clara County correctional deputy was arrested Monday night for a 2013 assault on an inmate, sources told NBC Bay Area Monday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Smashes Windows at BART Station with Golf Clubs]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:54:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1CqkvtDhUIAAs0Lt.jpg
BART police arrested a man who used a golf club to damage windows in a BART train and in the West Oakland station Tuesday afternoon, a BART spokeswoman said.

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump Makes Texas Campaign Swing]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:40:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-592602866.jpg
Republicans usually count Texas as a lock early in the general election campaign, but presidential nominee Donald Trump will be in Fort Worth Tuesday for a fundraiser and in Austin for a rally.A quick stop in...

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<![CDATA[Graduate Students Working at Private Universities Can Unionize]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:38:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/Columbia4.jpg
The National Labor Relations Board ruled on Tuesday that graduate students who work as teaching and research assistants at private universities are entitled to unionize.The Board said the decision reverses...

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<![CDATA['No Justification' For Ex-Guard's Inmate Assault: Prosecutor]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:29:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tri2.jpg
A former Santa Clara County correctional deputy, accused of striking an inmate in the head as he was held down by other officers in 2013, was arrested Monday and is expected to be arraigned next month, according...

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<![CDATA[Mylan Execs Got Raises and Hiked EpiPen Prices]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:00:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_302359722512.jpg
EpiPen prices aren't the only thing to jump at Mylan. Executive salaries have also seen a stratospheric uptick, NBC News reported.Proxy filings show that from 2007 to 2015, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch's...

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<![CDATA[Nine-Year-Old Boy Who Swam Alcatraz in San Jose]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:35:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/06-10-16-alcatraz-swimmer-9-year-old.jpg
A 9-year-old Los Banos, Calif., boy who swam to Alcatraz and back in June has been invited as the featured guest at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey show at the SAP Center in San Jose this week.

Photo Credit: Janelle Bludau]]>
<![CDATA[Texas Teacher Eliminates Homework for 2nd-Graders]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:03:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/199*120/no-homework-image.jpg
A North Texas teacher is eliminating homework for her second-grade class and wants them to play outside and get to bed early instead.Brandy Young a second grade teacher at Godley Elementary School in Johnson...
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<![CDATA[2 Sisters Die After Truck Plunges Into Russian River]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:18:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0823-2016-JennerTruck.jpg
Two young sisters drowned Tuesday morning after a pickup truck they were in plunged into the Russian River in Jenner, authorities said.

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<![CDATA[Five New Cases of Zika Found in Florida, Miami Reduces Affected Zone]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:15:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/080516+zika+wynwood.jpg
Five new non-travel related cases of Zika were found in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott announced on Tuesday, even as most of the Wynwood section of Miami was removed from the area in which officials say the virus...

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<![CDATA[Napa Church, Community 'Stronger After Earthquake']]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:30:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/stoker+rings+bell.jpg
Napa rebuilds, and is stronger, after the 6.0-magnitude earthquake.]]>
<![CDATA[Ken Doll in a Dress Spurs Debate for Bakery]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:10:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KenCake0823_MP4-147197135383900001.jpg
A Sacramento bakery is getting a lot of buzz over a specialty cake. A customer ordered a Ken doll cake, and Freeport Bakery delivered, putting a twist on its popular Barbie doll cake.]]>
<![CDATA[Realtor's Romantic Rendezvous Interrupted by Cops]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:07:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_realtorsexa0823_1920x1080.jpg
Police in Friendswood, Texas, say it was a late-night realtor rendezvous that landed real estate agent Kayla Marisa Seloff and Joshua Gene Leal behind bars on Saturday. When neighbors called police after...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump's History Undermines New Outreach to Black Voters]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:45:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/trump40.jpg
Donald Trump began to reach out to African-American voters over the past week and boasted that he would win 95 percent of the black vote in a theoretical re-election bid in 2020.

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<![CDATA[Koko the Gorilla Jams With Flea From Red Hot Chili Peppers]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:49:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/210*120/2016-08-23_8-46-00.jpg
Most people know by now that 45-year-old Koko the gorilla, born at the San Francisco Zoo, knows sign language.

But who knew she could play bass guitar?

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Recalls 29M Wristband Toys Following Burns]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:33:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/StepIt.jpg
McDonald's is recalling approximately 29 million "Step-It" activity wristbands distributed across the country in their "Happy Meals" following more than 70 reports that children suffered skin irritation...

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