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Spiking Silicon Valley Unemployment Dragging down California's Economy.

Silicon Valley's unemployment rate has jumped almost a full point since May, to 3.9%. It could reverse California's epic seven-year economic boom, and could lead to a crash just as epic.

- Breitbart - US

South Korean shoppers are obsessed with a dish called 'Costco kimchi' — here's how to order it in the US .

Costco KoreaFrom the outside, Costco locations in South Korea look pretty similar to those in the US. They're towering buildings, stuffed with products sold in bulk. Even the food courts are almost identical, serving hot dogs, pizza, and soft-serve ice cream. However, scrolling through photos taken in Korean Costcos reveal ...

- Business Insider - US

Man takes revenge decades after botched surgery.

A botched surgery left a California barber with erectile dysfunction. Decades later, he took revenge.

- IOL - ZA

Small quake rattles nerves, causes no damage in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles was jolted by a small earthquake that rattled nerves and got people talking on social media, but didn't cause any major damage.

- PhysOrg - NL

Kohl's to start accepting Amazon returns at some stores.

Kohl's, which is opening some in-store Amazon shops, will start accepting returns for the online retailer at some of its stores in Los Angeles and Chicago starting next month.

- PhysOrg - NL

Watch Day 2 of Disrupt San Francisco live right here!.

The best is yet to come, and babe, won't it be fine? Disrupt Day 2 kicks off right now, and thanks to the live stream, no one will be left behind. Today, we'll be joined by Sebastian Thrun, Apple's Lisa Jackson, 23andMe's Anne Wojcicki, the co-founders of Houzz Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohel, as well as NBA MVP Kevin Durant and ...

- TechCrunch - US

Appeals court blocks San Francisco's ordinance for soda health warnings.

A three-judge panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the plaintiffs, including the American Beverage Association and the California Retailers Association, were likely to succeed with their claim that the ordinance was unjustified and violated commercial speech under the First Amendment. The panel said ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Man on Texas' 10 Most Wanted list arrested in Los Angeles.

- Townhall.com - US

This exclusive men's clothing store serves up bespoke suits and cocktails and charges an admission up to $3,000 – take a look inside.

Wingtip Club Wingtip Club is an unusual store for an elite clientele. Founded in 2002, the menswear store based in San Francisco comes with its own clubhouse, complete with a wine cave, barber shop, cocktail bar, and bespoke tailoring shop. It attracts mostly middle-aged men working in finance and technology, according to ...

- Business Insider - US

Kohl's might be making the same catastrophic mistake that spelled doom for Toys R Us .

Kohl's partnership with Amazon has been applauded by investors. However, past Amazon partnerships — specifically its deal with Toys R Us, which filed for bankruptcy on Monday night — reveal that seemingly mutually beneficial relationships don't always help both companies. Kohl's partnership with Amazon could ...

- Business Insider - US

There's one major difference between Costco food courts in the US and South Korea — and it's not the menu .

Costco KoreaFrom the outside, Costco locations in South Korea look pretty similar to those in the US. They're towering buildings, stuffed with products sold in bulk. Even the food courts are almost identical, serving hot dogs, pizza, and soft-serve ice cream. However, scrolling through photos taken in Korean Costcos reveal ...

- Business Insider - US

Clayton Kershaw threw nearly 30,000 pitches before giving up the first grand slam of his career

Victor Decolongon/Getty For a pitcher who accomplished so much by such a young age, it took Clayton Kershaw an awfully long time to give up the first grand slam of his career. As a three-time Cy Young Award winner with a lifetime ERA of 2.36, Kershaw doesn't often get into sticky situations, but that's exactly what happened ...

- Business Insider - US

Geller: Berkeley Has 'Come Full Circle on Free Speech and It's Very Dangerous'

Pamela Geller, editor-in-chief of The Geller Report joined Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Tuesday to discuss the upcoming Free Speech Week at Berkeley and President Trump's signing of legislation condemning White Supremacists and other hate groups.'

- Breitbart - US

California's Legislature Votes To Move Primary Elections To March

California could get a head start in selecting the nominees for president in 2020. A measure passed by the state Legislature would move primary elections from June to March.

- NPR - US

Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion guides Cassini to its Grand Finale at Saturn

Sacramento CA Sep 19, 2017 Aerojet Rocketdyne played a vital role in the planned plunge of NASA's Cassini spacecraft into Saturn. As the spacecraft entered the atmosphere, Aerojet Rocketdyne's onboard Reaction Control Thrusters worked to counter atmospheric torques, helping Cassini fight to keep its high-gain antenna ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Dragon Splashes Down in Pacific With NASA Science Experiments

Washington DC Sep 19, 2017 SpaceX's Dragon cargo craft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at approximately 10:14 a.m. EDT, southwest of Long Beach, California, and the recovery process is underway, marking the end of the company's twelfth contracted cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station for NASA. ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Chinese company eyes development of reusable launch vehicle

Los Angeles CA Sep 19, 2017 One of Chinese startups appears to be following in the footsteps of SpaceX as it has lately laid out its own project of reusable space launch system. Link Space, the country's first private rocket company, has recently presented the design of its New Line 1 launch vehicle, which could compete ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Small quake rattles nerves, causes no damage in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles was jolted by a small earthquake that rattled nerves and got people talking on social media, but didn't cause any major damage.

- Billings Gazette - US

Salesforce to launch $50 million artificial intelligence fund

SAN FRANCISCO - The venture wing of Salesforce.com Inc is launching a $50 million fund to invest in start-ups employing artificial intelligence, the cloud computing firm told Reuters on Tuesday.

- Reuters - US

Kohl's will begin accepting Amazon returns in 82 stores

Thomson ReutersDepartment store operator Kohl's said on Tuesday that select merchandise bought from Amazon.com Inc can be returned at 82 Kohl's stores in Los Angeles and Chicago, starting October. The move follows Kohl's announcement earlier this month that it would sell Amazon's devices, including the voice-controlled ...

- Business Insider - US

Froyo, sriracha, California roll: Merriam-Webster adds 250 new words

The dictionary also caught on the real meaning of pregame.         

- USA TODAY - US

Elisabeth Moss to lead 'Call Jane'

LOS ANGELES, Sept 19 — Having won a best actress award at the Primetime Emmys on September 17, Elisabeth Moss is to become the title character in 1960s women's rights biopic Call Jane. Going from Mad Men to Top of the Lake and now The...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Police identifies suspect in Gurdwara vandalism case in US

The police have identified a suspect who had vandalised a Gurdwara with hate messages and threatened to slit the throat of a witness who caught the incident on video in the US state of California.

- Zee News - IN

Kirsten Dunst goes ethereal at 'Woodshock' premiere

Kirsten Dunst chose an airy dress and a boa made of flowers to the Los Angeles premiere of "Woodshock."

- UPI - US

Why today's teens aren't in any hurry to grow up

By Jean Twenge, Professor of Psychology, San Diego State University. In the past, kids couldn't wait to get their driver's licenses. Now? Not so much. Jenn Huls Teens aren't what they used to be. The teen pregnancy rate has reached an all-time low. Fewer teens are drinking alcohol, havin...

- The Raw Story - US

Cigarette smoke from clothes can damage brain and liver

Cigarette smoke seeps into everything—clothing, furniture, rugs. Now, researchers at the University of California, Riverside, suggest that even this third-hand smoke can be harmful to our health. In the study, published in Clinical Science, researchers exposed mice to similar levels of smoke f...

- The Raw Story - US

Russia seeks extradition from Greece of suspect wanted by US

THESSALONIKI, Greece — A lawyer in Greece for Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik, who is wanted in the United States in a $4 billion bitcoin fraud case, says Russia wants to extradite him as well. Vinnik was arrested in northern Greece in July and detained pending an extradition hearing later this month ...

- SFGate - US

Kohl's to start accepting Amazon returns at some stores

MENOMEE FALLS, Wis. — Kohl's, which is opening some in-store Amazon shops, will start accepting returns for the online retailer at some of its stores in Los Angeles and Chicago starting next month. Kohl's Corp. said Tuesday it will pack and ship eligible Amazon return items for free at the 82 stores offering the service. ...

- SFGate - US

Hanks and Wilson's A-list Shakespeare celebration

Actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson brush up on their Shakespeare to raise funds for L.A. arts organization.         

- USA TODAY - US

Kohl's to accept Amazon returns in 82 stores

- Department store operator Kohl's Corp said on Tuesday that select merchandise bought from Amazon.com Inc can be returned at 82 Kohl's stores in Los Angeles and Chicago, starting October.

- Reuters - US

Arun Jaitley `ashamed` of Rahul Gandhi`s speech at Berkeley

Rahul Gandhi had defended dynasty politics, saying that was how the entire country was running.

- Zee News - IN

Rahul's take on dynasty embarrassed me: Jaitley

Hitting out at Rahul Gandhi for his take on dynasty politics, finance minister Arun Jaitley said he was "embarrassed" listening to the Congress vice-president's remarks while delivering an address at UC Berkeley last week.

- Times Of India - IN

Small quake prompts Hollywood, L.A. to light up Twitter

- Townhall.com - US

These Cities Have the Highest Rates of Regular Exercise

Several cities in Colorado and California lead the nation in rates of regular exercise, according to a new poll.

- Livescience.com - US

The First Chinese Space Station will Fall to Earth in Early 2018.

China's first Tianguen-1 space station will crash on Earth in January or February 2018, according to a California-based American non-commercial aerospace corporation, quoted by Newsweek. China reported in September 2016 that it had lost contact with the station and it was flying unmanageably. Its operation ended in March ...

- Novinite - BG

Police after businessman suspected of 3 'execution-style' murders

Cops are on the hunt for a Southern California man who is suspected of ordering execution-style hits on business partners and legal opponents in LA and Las Vegas, according to reports.

- FOX News - US

Scientists identify new hosts for Chagas disease vectors

Solitary weasel-like animals called tayra might look pretty harmless, but some may actually be incubators for a parasite that causes Chagas disease, a chronic, debilitating condition that is spread by insects called kissing bugs and affects more than 8 million people worldwide. In a study published today in the journal ...

- PhysOrg - NL

NZ acting coach Miranda Harcourt gets Emmy shout out from Nicole Kidman

Standing in a long boring queue at Los Angeles Airport, Wellington acting coach Miranda Harcourt gets a text to say movie star Nicole Kidman is talking about her live on global telly.

- Stuff - NZ

'Babe' actor charged over SeaWorld protest

American actor James Cromwell has been charged after he allegedly interrupted and denounced an orca show at SeaWorld in San Diego.

- Stuff - NZ

International manhunt for Los Angeles businessman linked to three 'execution-style' deaths

Richard Wall had connections to all three of the murdered men.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Solar wind impacts on giant 'space hurricanes' may affect satellite safety

Could the flapping of a butterfly's wings in Costa Rica set off a hurricane in California? The question has been scrutinized by chaos theorists, stock-market analysts and weather forecasters for decades. For most people, this hypothetical scenario may be difficult to imagine on Earth - particularly when a real disaster ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Uber sues Dentsu's Fetch Media for 'fake clicks'

Uber filed a lawsuit against Fetch Media in San Francisco yesterday, suing the agency for a host of allegations including breach of contract, fraud and negligence.

- Brand Republic - UK

FERC: New York DEC waived CWA authority in Millennium pipeline filing

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation waived authority to issue or deny a water-quality certification for the Millennium natural gas pipeline’s 7.8-mile Valley Lateral in Orange County, NY, when NYSDEC did not act within the federal Clean Water Act’s Section 401 1-year timeframe, the US ...

- OGJ - US

Man sentenced for trying to sell satellite secrets to Russia

LOS ANGELES — A California engineer who worked for a defense contractor was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for selling sensitive satellite information to an undercover FBI employee he thought was a Russian intelligence agent. U.S. District Judge George H. Wu handed down the term for 50-year-old Gregory Allen ...

- SFGate - US

Special Interests Dim Opportunity For California To Commit To 100% Clean Electricity

Environment AmericaDespite overwhelming support from 76% of its constituents, the California State Assembly deferred a vote on Friday on the landmark Senate Bill 100, which would have committed the state to generating 100 percent of its electricity from renewable and zero-carbon sources by 2045. Defying both what's best for ...

- Common Dreams - US

How a lawyer turned his homemade treats into America's best-selling ice cream pint

With a $20 ice cream maker and a hunger for a more healthful indulgence, Los Angeles lawyer Justin Woolverton concocted a dessert that quickly developed a cultlike following. A few years later, his line of light ice cream, called Halo Top, has exploded into surprising market dominance. Halo Top...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Solar-to-Fuel System Recycles CO2 to Make Ethanol and Ethylene

Berkeley Lab advance is first demonstration of efficient, light-powered production of fuel via artificial photosynthesis.

- ENN - US

Copper Catalyst Yields High Efficiency CO2-to-Fuels Conversion

Berkeley Lab scientists discover critical role of nanoparticle transformation

- ENN - US

California rewrites the GOP's climate playbook

Golden State Republicans are testing out new paths for the party on warming.

- Grist Magazine - US

United: Final Boeing 747 flight will be to Hawaii on Nov. 7

The carrier has added a special “farewell” flight from San Francisco to Honolulu that will serve as its final passenger operation on the beloved jetliner.        

- USA TODAY - US

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