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Far Cry 5 focuses a terrifyingly realistic armed cult.

Ubisoft revealed today that Far Cry 5 will be about one of the most disturbing realities about American extremism: an armed religious cult that believes the collapse of society is near. The French video game publisher has a way of making fictional games feel realistic, like the San Francisco setting of the recent Watch ...

- VentureBeat - US

Former Professor Arrested for Brutal Berkeley 'Bike Lock' Attack.

- TruthRevolt.org - US

Private service, public viewing for singer Chris Cornell planned Friday.

The Soundgarden frontman is being laid to rest Friday at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in L.A.

- USA TODAY - US

Your fitness tracker may be inaccurately counting calories.

People who wear activity trackers to count the calories they are burning are probably not getting accurate estimates, suggests a new study. Researchers who tested seven popular activity trackers found that while heart rate measurements were generally accurate, none of the devices provided a reliable calorie count. "At this ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Madonna is amazing: Zac Efron.

Los Angeles, May 26 It seems Zac Efron has a star crush on Madonna. The actor says the singer is amazing and captivating.

- Yahoo! News - US

A new Android attack with a cool name can wreak havoc on your phone.

Most malware requires some form of active user interaction in order to infect a device , a click on a link in a phishing email, or the installation of software from an unverified source. But a new type of attack, dubbed Cloak and Dagger, can basically take over your Android phone without your help. Worse, no major version ...

- Mashable! - US

Gal Gadot, Chris Pine dazzle at 'Wonder Woman' premiere.

Gal Gadot and Chris Pine attended the Los Angeles premiere of "Wonder Woman" with director Patty Jenkins and original Wonder Woman actress Lynda Carter.

- UPI - US

Disney parks begin a blockbuster summer.

Visit the world of "Avatar" in Orlando, or break the Guardians out in Anaheim.        

- USA TODAY - US

Bites: At Bay Area Restaurant, Roadside Food With a California Accent.

The chef at Dad’s Luncheonette is an alumnus of Saison, the wildly expensive San Francisco spot. Dad’s is anything but.

- New York Times - US

Musician Chris Cornell to be laid to rest.

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is being laid to rest Friday at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.

- FOX News - US

New Zealand test rocket makes it to space but not to orbit.

California-based company Rocket Lab says it has launched a test rocket into space from its New Zealand launch pad, although the rocket didn't reach orbit as hoped

- Yahoo! News - US

Yamashita to become next AJJF chairman

Yasuhiro Yamashita, the men's open-weight category gold medalist at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, is set to be appointed as the next chairman of the ...

- The Japan Times - JP

GLAAD reports slim increase in LGBTQ representation in film

LOS ANGELES " The advocacy group GLAAD says the representation of LGBTQ characters in major Hollywood films increased nearly 1 percent in 2016, but the group says many of the portrayals weren't positive.GLAAD's annual study...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The solution to America's health-care problem is obvious: Medicare. For. All.

There is real momentum on the American left toward moving to a single-payer, Medicare-for-all health-care system. With Republicans busy trying to pass a spectacularly unpopular bill to strangle ObamaCare and grind Medicaid down to a tiny stump, simply expanding the most generous and functional part of the welfare state to ...

- The Week - US

Daughter to bury father missing for 50 years in Vietnam

A daughter who has worked for more than half a century on getting her father's remains recovered from Vietnam after his Navy plane was shot down there in 1965 is finally going to get to see him buried in his hometown of San Diego with full military honors.

- FOX News - US

Nanopore technology makes leap from DNA sequencing to identifying proteins

In the May issue of PLOS Computational Biology, scientists from UC San Diego and the University of Notre Dame report on a study that could open up the field for nanopore-based protein identification – and eventually proteomic profiling of large numbers of proteins in complex mixtures of different types of molecules.

- PhysOrg - NL

I did a lot of prep for 'Baby Driver': Ansel Elgort

Los Angeles, May 26 Actor Ansel Elgort says he had to put in a lot of effort, including learning sign language, for his forthcoming film "Baby Driver". "Baby Driver" is the story of a young and innocent getaway driver, Baby , who gets caught up with a crime boss and his gang of criminals .

- Yahoo! News - US

Ask and you shall receive - how a Kiwi got an invitation to the Queen's garden party

Los Angeles-based Kiwi Greg Agnew has taken advantage of what is possibly a little known perk of being a New Zealander to get an invitation to one of the Queen's garden parties at Buckingham Palace.

- Stuff - NZ

Rosario Dawson in talks to join 'X-Men: New Mutants'

LOS ANGELES, May 26 — Rosario Dawson looks set to add another Marvel character to her name with reports of a new role. Dawson is said to be in talks to join the cast of Fox's X-Men spinoff New Mutants as Dr Cecilia Reyes. Her character...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Raw: Manhunt in California, deputy hospitalized

A Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy was airlifted to a hospital after a shooting in Coachella, California, southeast of Los Angeles. Police were searching for a suspect late Thursday night.         

- USA TODAY - US

Brickbat: Stop Resisting!

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies shoved a 76-year-old woman's head into the wooden arm rest of the chair she was sitting in at a train station when she didn't comply with their orders quickly enough. The woman was sitting in reserved seating when the officers told her to move. She told them she needed her cane to stand ...

- Reason.com - US

Unusual mass attack injures 8 California guards, 7 inmates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In a brawl that officials say was extreme even by the violent standard of California prisons, correctional officers had to open fire to stop a melee that sent eight guards and seven inmates to hospitals.

- Yahoo! News - US

San Diego schools sued over anti-Islamophobia campaign

Six parents have sued the San Diego school district, alleging that its anti-Islamophobia campaign favors Islam over other religions and grants special protections to Muslim students.

- WRAL.com - US

Private service, public viewing for Cornell planned Friday

LOS ANGELES — Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is being laid to rest Friday at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.

- Billings Gazette - US

Daughter to bury father missing for 50 years in Vietnam

SAN DIEGO — More than half a century ago, Deborah Crosby was sent home from the first grade to find military officers in her living room and her mother distraught: Her father's Navy plane had been shot down in…

- Billings Gazette - US

Tiny Shells Indicate Big Changes to Global Carbon Cycle

Experiments with tiny, shelled organisms in the ocean suggest big changes to the global carbon cycle are underway, according to a study from the University of California, Davis. For the study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, scientists raised foraminifera — single-celled organisms about the size of a grain ...

- ENN - US

A new view of tropical forest emissions

Emissions of isoprene, a compound from plant matter that wields great influence in the atmosphere, are up to three times higher in the Amazon rainforest than scientists have thought, according to new findings published this week in Nature Communications.The findings come from a team of scientists from the Department of ...

- ENN - US

How X-rays helped to solve mystery of floating rocks

Michael Manga teams with Berkeley Lab scientists to understand why pumice floats

- UC Berkeley - US

Consumer Coalition Calls on In-N-Out Burger to Fulfill Promise to Reduce Antibiotics Use in Beef

Center for Food SafetyPublic interest, environmental, food safety and consumer groups representing millions of consumers sent a letter today calling on In-N-Out Burger, California's iconic hamburger restaurant chain, to make good on its promise to stop selling beef produced with routine antibiotics.

- Common Dreams - US

Clarification: Serena Williams-Silicon Valley story

SAN FRANCISCO — In a story May 24, The Associated Press reported that tennis star Serena Williams has 39 Grand Slam titles. The figure includes 14 for doubles and two for mixed doubles. She has 23 singles titles.

- SFGate - US

Marking Ramadan in the Era of Trump

Above: the Evergreen Islamic Center in San Jose, California.Ramadan begins May 27 this year. For Muslims around the world, the 30-day period is marked by anywhere from 14 to 16 hours of fasting, during which the throat gets parched and...

- New America Media - US

DA goes on Facebook to protest light sentence given to confessed rapist

A California judge suspended most of the three-year sentence for a 20-year-old man accused of raping his younger sister, saying the stigma of the conviction…

- ABA Journal - US

The story of SF Mayor Hood Robin' and his Merrie Men

San Francisco has the highest employment disparity between Blacks and Whites in the country according to a February 2017 report from the Brookings Institution. The legend of Robin Hood and his Merrie Men who stole from the rich to give to the poor has more myth than truth to it. However, in San Francisco, the story of Mayor ...

- San Francisco Bay View - US

California lawmakers aim to strengthen gun ban in schools

- Education Week - US

Unite. Resist. Enlist.: 5 Ways You Can Join HRC's Summer of Action

HRC staff and thousands of volunteers will be deployed across the country to lead more than 250 local events in more than 45 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. for our Summer of Action pride events. The theme is simple: Unite, resist and enlist against attacks that undermine the LGBTQ community. During the weekend of ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

UCLA researchers find antibiotic-resistant genes in parks in four California cities

Study showed air, soil and water from city parks in Los Angeles, San Diego, Fresno and Bakersfield contained high quantities of the genes in bacteria cells.

- UCLA - US

UCLA In the News May 25, 2017

A science-backed trick to reduce fear and anxiety takes 30 seconds and a pen. Los Angeles Metro is working on ways to get more people on its buses. And more.

- UCLA - US

Keeping California in the lead on climate policy in the Trump era

Panelists focused on ways in which California can continue to lead the charge via legislative and regulatory innovations at the state and local level.

- UCLA - US

The Latest: Botulism outbreak seems limited to 1 cheese bag

The Latest on a botulism outbreak linked to nacho-cheese dip sold at a California gas station : 4:35 p.m. California health officials said a botulism outbreak linked to … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Botulism outbreak seems limited to 1 nacho-cheese sauce bag

A deadly botulism outbreak linked to nacho-cheese sauce confiscated from a California gas station appears to be limited to an opened bag of the sauce, state health officials said Thursday. … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

San Diego schools sued over anti-Islamophobia campaign

Six parents have sued the San Diego school district, alleging that its anti-Islamophobia campaign favors Islam over other religions and grants special protections to Muslim students. Charles LiMandri, an attorney … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Deadly botulism outbreak seems limited to 1 nacho cheese sauce bag: officials

A deadly botulism outbreak linked to nacho-cheese sauce confiscated from a California gas station appears to be limited to an opened bag of the sauce, state health officials said Thursday. The state Department of Public Health said tests on the opened bag sold last month in Walnut Grove, a suburb...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Dan Siegel on Free Speech and People's Park 48 Years Later

Dan Siegel at UC Berkeley in 1969 / courtesy of Dan Siegel By Michael Taylor/Posted at;alumni.berkeley.edu Five questions for Dan Siegel, famous as an articulate firebrand on the UC Berkeley campus during the heady 1960s. He is now 71 and … Continue reading → The post Dan Siegel on Free Speech and People's Park ...

- worldwide hippies - US

The sound of a hybrid chip

Laptops, cell phones and other electronic devices are all equipped with integrated circuits or chips, a set of electronic components embedded on a small flat piece of semi-conducting material. Songs are stored in a magnetic memory that can be transmitted as a series of electronic pulses on these chips and subsequently to ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Stanford Business School's assistant dean's Five Es for leadership success

What distinguishes an extraordinary leader from an ordinary one? Having worked with a variety of leaders throughout my career, I’ve come to realise that leadership performance is closely related to their behaviour. The way they act towards and around their team is integral to forming strong relationships with the team ...

- City AM - UK

California park rangers search for 'promposal' vandal

Park Rangers in Southern California are looking for the vandal who scrawled a promposal' across a red rock in the mountains.

- FOX News - US

Unusual mass attack injures 8 California guards, 7 inmates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. " In a brawl that officials say was extreme even by the violent standard of California prisons, correctional officers had to open fire to stop a melee that sent eight guards and seven inmates to hospitals.Pelican...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Oakland proposes nearly $1 million for teen in police sex scandal

The woman has said she was sexually abused by Oakland police officers as an under-age sex worker.

- The Hindu - IN

New Zealand test rocket makes it to space but not to orbit

California-based company Rocket Lab said on Thursday it had launched a test rocket into space from its New Zealand launch pad, although the rocket didn't reach orbit as hoped. The company said its Ele...

- The Hindu - IN

Americans waste $200 billion every year on medical tests they don't need, experts say

Sutter Health, a giant hospital chain in Northern California, thought that it had found a simple solution to doctors ordering unnecessary and wasteful tests: It deleted the button physicians used to order daily blood tests. We took it out and couldn't wait to see the data,' said Ann Marie Giusto,...

- Los Angeles Times - US

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