<![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-usThu, 08 Dec 2016 00:31:13 -0800Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:31:13 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Fire Inspectors Hadn't Been to Oakland Warehouse in a Decade]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:19:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/12-06-16-oakland-warehouse-chopper-12.jpg
There is no record over the last decade that shows that Oakland fire inspectors had even been inside the so-called Ghost Ship warehouse where a fire claimed 36 lives last week.

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<![CDATA[Two of Four Suspects Arrested in May Hwy. 4 Fatal Shooting]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:19:59 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/carter-gaines.jpg
Two of four suspects in a shooting that killed one person and injured another on state Highway 4 in Pittsburg in May were arrested Wednesday in Antioch, according to police.

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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[Ferguson Grand Jury Records Not Approved for Release]]> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:37:50 -0800 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[Young Couple Lost in Fire Honored With Candlelight Vigil]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:02:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/vega-vigil.jpg
Let there be light always. Don't forget them. That was the theme of a vigil Wednesday night in San Bruno honoring Alex Vega and Michela Gregory, both of whom died in the Oakland warehouse fire.

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<![CDATA[National Task Force Formed in Wake of Deadly Warehouse Fire]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:04:25 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ghost+ship.jpg
A new task force has been established in the investigation of the deadly Oakland warehouse fire, and it will hit the ground running Thursday, officials said.

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<![CDATA[Taliban: We Found Bergdahl Alone, Cursing Countrymen]]> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:52:11 -0800 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[Rain Puts a Damper on Christmas Tree Business]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:34 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/rain-1207.jpg
As the rain arrived in the South Bay late Wednesday evening, some people saw it as a minor inconvenience while others were downright miffed about it.

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<![CDATA[Developer Insists Warehouses Can Be Converted Safely]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:53:11 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/vulcan+lofts.jpg
While many point fingers at city officials for lack of inspection, Developer John Protopappas says warehouse owners need to step up and take responsibility for building safety.

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<![CDATA[Gaza Cease-Fire Holds as Peace Talks Re-Open in Cairo]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 02:12:21 -0800 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[SJSU Police Search For Suspect in Sexual Assault]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:02:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-4706717961.jpg
San Jose State University police are investigating a sexual battery that occurred on campus Wednesday afternoon, according to a university police alert.

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<![CDATA[Timeline: City Has Been Fighting Warehouse Owners for Years]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:57:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-627844046.jpg
The Investigative Unit compiled this interactive timeline documenting every known interaction city officials had with the Ng family leading up to the deadliest fire in Oakland’s history.

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<![CDATA[Trump Tweets Attacks on Carrier Union Boss]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:54:20 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/trump3GettyImages-6218707941.jpg
President-elect Donald Trump pledged to be "so presidential you will be bored" during the election, but he continues to keep Americans on their toes after again taking to Twitter to battle his most recent...

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<![CDATA[Violations Revealed at Warehouse Nicknamed 'Deathtrap']]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:47:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bjerke.jpg
The fatal Oakland warehouse fire is stirring concern in Oakland’s art community about crackdown on alternative living spaces. The Investigative Unit has been reviewing records for warehouses in live/work spaces...
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<![CDATA[Hofstra Frat's Hazing Accusations]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:27:33 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/cage-frat-hazing-hofstra.jpg
Hofstra University has asked police to investigate allegations of "extreme hazing" at a now-defunct campus fraternity after the Long Island college's student-run newspaper published disturbing images from...

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<![CDATA[Missing Jet Families Seek $5M Reward for Answers]]> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 07:09:13 -0800 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[Obama Asked to Pardon Undocumented Students]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:11:29 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16341784442411-Obama-Flag-nbcots.jpg
Dozens of members of Congress are trying to throw a lifeline to so-called dreamers, undocumented students who are allowed to stay in the United States as long as they are in school.

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<![CDATA[SF Neighborhood Braces For Rain, Possible Flooding]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:31:53 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sf-flood.jpg
As rain arrived across the Bay Area on Wednesday evening, one San Francisco neighborhood was happy to see the city take extra measures to combat flooding.

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<![CDATA[East Oakland Businesses Struggling in Wake of Deadly Fire]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:55:04 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/East+Oakland+Business+Impact+120716.jpg
The tragic fire in an East Oakland warehouse killed 36 party goers and brought many surrounding businesses to a near standstill.

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<![CDATA[Oakland Restaurant Owner Worried About Warehouse Next Door]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:41:41 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/salt+lick.jpg
A restaurant owner in Oakland spoke out during a community meeting Wednesday about the warehouse next door to her business, saying it has similarities to the burned warehouse known as the Ghost Ship where...

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<![CDATA[Labor Council, City of SJ Clash Over Construction Jobs]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:20:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/7-22-2013-city-of-san-jose.jpg
A public fight and maybe a legal battle is brewing between South Bay Labor groups, the City of San Jose and local housing developers.

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<![CDATA[Man Taken Into Custody After Running Onto Airfield at SFO]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:31:27 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1207-2016-SFOBreach.jpg
A man jumped a fence at San Francisco International Airport and onto the airfield Wednesday while trying to run away from police, authorities said.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Acts Score Grammy Noms]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:22:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/197*120/LosRakas.jpg
Los Rakas, Fantastic Negrito and Tycho are among the Bay Area acts with a 2017 Grammy nomination.

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<![CDATA[Oakland Warehouse Lacked Fire Alarm, Suppression System: ATF]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:30:58 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1206-2016-OaklandWarehouse-1fix.jpg
An investigation into the deadly Oakland warehouse fire has yet to determine what caused the blaze, officials said Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Mom Pulls Coyote Prank on Husband]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:52:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/222*120/coyote-cover-or-12616.jpg
An Oregon mom scared the daylights out of her husband through clever Photoshop skills when she began texting him about a poor, little lost dog -- which he instantly recognized as a coyote.

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<![CDATA[Former Astronaut John Glenn Hospitalized]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:19:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16180065064814.jpg
John Glenn, an astronaut who became an American hero and was later elected to the U.S. Senate, is hospitalized in Ohio.Glenn, 95, was at The James Cancer Hospital at Ohio State University on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[SJFD Investigating Suspicious Fire at Abandoned Building]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:14:46 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/1207-2016-SJFD-fire.jpg
Authorities are searching for a suspected arsonist after an apparent vacant building in San Jose went up in flames.

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<![CDATA[Stainless Steel Playground Slides Recalled Over Amputation Risk]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:09:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/playworld-lightning-slides.jpg
Playworld Systems Inc. is recalling 1,300 slides that are used in school and municipal playgrounds after a defect caused two children to suffer finger amputations.The Lightning Slides were sold by independent...

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<![CDATA[Dow, S&P Close at All Time High]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:51:39 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-543439008-news.jpg
U.S. equities closed sharply higher on Wednesday as the Dow and S&P hit new record highs, while investors awaited a monetary policy announcement from the European Central Bank, CNBC reported.The S&P 500 gained...

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<![CDATA[Grooming Linked to Increased Risk of STIs: Study]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:46:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/disposablerazorfeuerherd.jpg
Grooming pubic hair may be linked to an increased risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease, according to a new study.The results did show participants who trimmed or shaved their pubic hair had...

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<![CDATA[Survivors, Veterans Observe 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:43:44 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_pearlharboram1207_1500x845.jpg
Veterans and survivors gather in Oahu, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 2016 to observe the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor surprise attack 75 years ago.

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<![CDATA[The First Responders of the Oakland Warehouse Fire]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:41:46 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-627844010.jpg


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<![CDATA[Rahm Gives Trump Letter on DACA]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:08:53 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TRUMP+EMANUEL.png
Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with President-elect Donald Trump Wednesday morning at Trump Tower in New York City, discussing a variety of issues, including transportation, investment in infrastructure, job creation...

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