28-year-old hiker killed by 200-foot redwood tree that fell on him at California national park on Christmas Eve
28-year-old hiker killed by 200-foot redwood tree that fell on him at California national park on Christmas Eve

The Minneapolis resident, his sister and her boyfriend were struck by the giant redwood tree when the trio was hiking through Muir Woods in California

‘F–k off!’ say New Yorkers after being named 'rudest city in America', question methodology of the survey
‘F–k off!’ say New Yorkers after being named 'rudest city in America', question methodology of the survey

The study surveyed 2,000 adults online about the rudest city in the country and the respondents ranked the Apple residents at the top of the list

Surfer bitten by shark off the coast of California airlifted to safety by coast guard after 'truly terrifying situation'
Surfer bitten by shark off the coast of California airlifted to safety by coast guard after 'truly terrifying situation'

"Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station San Francisco FOB Mugu medevacs shark bite victim to safety and transports him to Santa Barbara Airport where EMTs awaited," the coast guard said in a Twitter post

XFL commissioner says Kaepernick was never a viable option: 'His salary demands are way out of our ballpark'
XFL commissioner says Kaepernick was never a viable option: 'His salary demands are way out of our ballpark'

Colin Kaepernick has remained a free agent since the end of the 2016 NFL season.

NFL closes chapter on Colin Kaepernick as league commissioner says former player 'chose not to take' opportunity during workout session
NFL closes chapter on Colin Kaepernick as league commissioner says former player 'chose not to take' opportunity during workout session

The workout was much awaited and was set to be in front of many NFL teams at the Atlanta Falcons. However, in a last-minute switch, it was shifted hundreds of miles away to a high school in Riverdale, south of Atlanta. The former quarterback hosted his own workout session.

Nancy Pelosi lashes out at reporter who asked her if she 'hated' Trump: 'Don't mess with me'
Nancy Pelosi lashes out at reporter who asked her if she 'hated' Trump: 'Don't mess with me'

Hours after telling the House Democrats to draft articles of impeachment to try to impeach Trump, Pelosi was irked during a media interaction. She said she is a Catholic and doesn't hate anybody.

Catholic leaders speak out against reinstatement of federal executions, call for protection of 'dignity of human life'
Catholic leaders speak out against reinstatement of federal executions, call for protection of 'dignity of human life'

A recent Gallup poll shows that a higher percentage of Americans now say they oppose capital punishment than at any other time in the modern history of the US death penalty

Colin Kaepernick snubbed yet again as wide receiver from his much-publicized workout gets NFL deal
Colin Kaepernick snubbed yet again as wide receiver from his much-publicized workout gets NFL deal

Reporter John Keim announced on Wednesday that Jordan Veasy has been signed to the Washington Redskins practice squad. 

49ers suspend announcer Tim Ryan  for saying  Ravens quarterback Lamar's "dark skin" helped him: 'You could not see the football'
49ers suspend announcer Tim Ryan for saying Ravens quarterback Lamar's "dark skin" helped him: 'You could not see the football'

Former defensive lineman Tim Ryan was discussing Jackson's outstanding performance in securing the Ravens' victory against the 49ers on Sunday when he made the controversial comments.

Marine veteran calls Colin Kaepernick a 'national disgrace', says former NFL star is 'extorting the black community'
Marine veteran calls Colin Kaepernick a 'national disgrace', says former NFL star is 'extorting the black community'

Jeremy Staat, who is running in California's 8th District as a Republican, also said he was 'tired of seeing him celebrated like he's a hero'

Colin Kaepernick snubbed by NFL again as injury-plagued Detroit Lions recruit two young quarterbacks instead
Colin Kaepernick snubbed by NFL again as injury-plagued Detroit Lions recruit two young quarterbacks instead

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has not played a single game in the NFL ever since he left the 49ers at the end of the 2016 session

Kaepernick celebrates 'Unthanksgiving Day' on Alcatraz Island to protest treatment of Native Americans: 'Make America Indigenous Again'
Kaepernick celebrates 'Unthanksgiving Day' on Alcatraz Island to protest treatment of Native Americans: 'Make America Indigenous Again'

The event, hosted by the International Indian Treaty Council, marked the anniversary of November 20, 1969, when Native American activists occupied Alcatraz Island.

San Francisco 49ers' Richard Sherman pays off $27,000 to clear student lunch debt in two schools in California, Washington
San Francisco 49ers' Richard Sherman pays off $27,000 to clear student lunch debt in two schools in California, Washington

The NFL player's foundation wrote, 'The last thing any child should have to worry about is being able to afford eating breakfast and lunch at school.'

Aubrey Huff teaching his children to use guns in case Bernie Sanders beats Trump in 2020 as using them 'under socialism will be a must'
Aubrey Huff teaching his children to use guns in case Bernie Sanders beats Trump in 2020 as using them 'under socialism will be a must'

Huff tweeted links to alleged empirical evidence that socialism has always produced disorder and chaos, noting that it was reason enough to motivate him to teach his kids proper gun usage.

Colin Kaepernick has had no offers from NFL after only 7 teams showed up for his much-publicized workout, reports say
Colin Kaepernick has had no offers from NFL after only 7 teams showed up for his much-publicized workout, reports say

The NFL had arranged the tryouts for the quarterback at Atlanta Falcons training facility in Georgia, however, the location was shifted to a high school stadium at the last minute.

Dallas Cowboys fans threaten boycott if NFL team signs Colin Kaepernick: 'I'll be a Texans fan'
Dallas Cowboys fans threaten boycott if NFL team signs Colin Kaepernick: 'I'll be a Texans fan'

The NFL has invited all 32 teams to attend Kaepernick's workout, in a bid to offer him a chance to return to the professional field.

Minnesota school apologizes for throwing away hot meals of students with over $15 lunch debt
Minnesota school apologizes for throwing away hot meals of students with over $15 lunch debt

State Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders slammed the act even as school authorities acknowledged that it was not right. The students' hot meals were replaced with cold ones.

As San Francisco drowns in filth, DA-elect Chesa Boudin says public urination 'will not be prosecuted'
As San Francisco drowns in filth, DA-elect Chesa Boudin says public urination 'will not be prosecuted'

The lawyer, who eyes criminal justice reform, is set to abide by his campaign promise even though SF continues to struggle with its problem with open filth.

Saudi Arabia recruited two former Twitter employees to gather personal data about critics of the regime, US court complaint reveals
Saudi Arabia recruited two former Twitter employees to gather personal data about critics of the regime, US court complaint reveals

It was alleged that the picked individuals were showered with designer watches and tens of thousands of dollars for carrying out the secret mission of targeting opposing voices.

Colin Kaepernick spends 32nd birthday feeding the homeless in Oakland: 'He physically handed out backpacks filled with food and socks'
Colin Kaepernick spends 32nd birthday feeding the homeless in Oakland: 'He physically handed out backpacks filled with food and socks'

Kaepernick made an appearance at the encampment and walked around the area handing out backpacks filled with essential supplies.

Signing of RISE Act a step in the right direction for drug offenders and for reduction of incarceration, say experts
Signing of RISE Act a step in the right direction for drug offenders and for reduction of incarceration, say experts

Come January 2020, an enhancement that adds an additional year to someone’s new sentence for each of their past non-violent felony convictions for which they served time will cease to be in effect.

4.5 magnitude earthquake shakes San Francisco Bay area, no damage reported so far
4.5 magnitude earthquake shakes San Francisco Bay area, no damage reported so far

Areas affected were Oakland, Pleasant Hill, and Martinez and police have not received any news of injuries, loss of life or property

Body of Utah tech CEO found inside rental car in San Jose after she was reported missing during a business trip
Body of Utah tech CEO found inside rental car in San Jose after she was reported missing during a business trip

Erin Valenti's body was reportedly found on October 12 in the 6500 block of Bose Lane in San Jose, California and her death is currently under investigation.

Joe Biden pretends to come out as gay during LGBTQ event, says Obama kissed him for supporting same-sex marriage in 2012
Joe Biden pretends to come out as gay during LGBTQ event, says Obama kissed him for supporting same-sex marriage in 2012

The former vice president had joined other Democratic candidates in fielding questions on LGBTQ issues during the town hall in Los Angeles on Thursday

Survey names Vermont's South Burlington as best city for people with disabilities; big cities fail to find place in Top 10 list
Survey names Vermont's South Burlington as best city for people with disabilities; big cities fail to find place in Top 10 list

While South Burlington in Vermont with population less than 20,000 was found to be the best city for disabled persons, Providence in Rhode Island was ranked the last among 182 cities that were covered by the survey. None of the 10 most populous cities got a place in the top 10.

Magnitude 3.6 earthquake jolts San Francisco Bay area, no immediate damage reported
Magnitude 3.6 earthquake jolts San Francisco Bay area, no immediate damage reported

The earthquake was measured at four miles in depth off the coast near Colma. People across San Francisco felt the quake.

O'Rourke says Buttigieg is afraid to push for mandatory buyback of assault rifles as he's 'worried about the polls'
O'Rourke says Buttigieg is afraid to push for mandatory buyback of assault rifles as he's 'worried about the polls'

The former Texas congressman reiterated his call to ban AR-15s and  AK-47s saying that it was 'wrong' for more than 10 million of the assault weapons to be 'on the streets'

San Francisco residents spend $2,000 on boulders to stop homeless people from sleeping on sidewalks
San Francisco residents spend $2,000 on boulders to stop homeless people from sleeping on sidewalks

The residents claimed they haven't been getting any assistance from the authorities and decided to take matters into their own hands

United Airlines flight makes 'emergency landing' after passenger gets trapped in bathroom halfway through the journey
United Airlines flight makes 'emergency landing' after passenger gets trapped in bathroom halfway through the journey

The flight from Washington D.C. to San Francisco was diverted to Denver to assist the passenger who was in the lavatory when the door became inoperative

Air Canada forced 12-year-old Muslim girl who plays for US squash team to remove her hijab in public before boarding flight
Air Canada forced 12-year-old Muslim girl who plays for US squash team to remove her hijab in public before boarding flight

Fatima Abdelrahman was traveling with her squash teammates when she was stopped by the employees of Air Canada as she was about to board her flight to Toronto for a squash tournament.

Massive NRA lobby, pro-gun judges and other key factors which could defeat any gun buy-back scheme in the US
Massive NRA lobby, pro-gun judges and other key factors which could defeat any gun buy-back scheme in the US

A number of Democratic presidential hopefuls have sought a buyback but the number of guns in circulation is at 16 million and the challenge is huge.

New York vape ban: Local businesses suffer as experts warn against blowback from hasty regulation
New York vape ban: Local businesses suffer as experts warn against blowback from hasty regulation

Governor Andrew Cuomo and state Health Commissioner Howard Zucker urged New Yorkers to stop vaping putting many businesses at risk of bankruptcy

Obama says daughters Malia and Sasha's 'very different temperaments' made him adopt different parenting strategies
Obama says daughters Malia and Sasha's 'very different temperaments' made him adopt different parenting strategies

He also emphasized on the importance of giving people the space they need to grow, just like he reminded himself not to call his daughters ever so often as they were away to college

Martin Luther King III says Kaepernick has been blackballed by NFL, calls for league's boycott till a team signs him
Martin Luther King III says Kaepernick has been blackballed by NFL, calls for league's boycott till a team signs him

With multiple teams currently hunting for quarterbacks in the wake of injuries to their existing players, Kaepernick has expressed an active interest in pursuing those vacancies. 

In subtle dig at Donald Trump, Barack Obama says watching TV or reading social media 'clouds your judgment' as a leader
In subtle dig at Donald Trump, Barack Obama says watching TV or reading social media 'clouds your judgment' as a leader

While speaking at a high-tech conference in San Francisco, the former president also laid stress on the job of building a good team to stay informed.

Colin Kaepernick approaching NFL teams in need of a quarterback but controversial reputation making owners wary
Colin Kaepernick approaching NFL teams in need of a quarterback but controversial reputation making owners wary

Quite a few NFL teams are shopping for quarterbacks in the wake of injuries to their existing players

NFL 2019: The 10 hottest players you don't want to miss this season including Jimmy Garoppolo, Adrian Peterson and Cam Newton
NFL 2019: The 10 hottest players you don't want to miss this season including Jimmy Garoppolo, Adrian Peterson and Cam Newton

Apart from being exceptional athletes, these men are ridiculously attractive too! Here's our pick of the top 10 hottest NFL players to look out for this season

NRA called 'domestic terrorist organization' after it slams Walmart's gun-control move as 'shameful'
NRA called 'domestic terrorist organization' after it slams Walmart's gun-control move as 'shameful'

Walmart's decision to stop sales of certain gun ammunition and to end open carry in its stores irked the National Rifle Association which saw it as an affront to 'America’s fundamental freedoms'

SF restaurant owner says Bernie Sanders was rude to his staff and refused to take pictures: 'He did not even shake hands'
SF restaurant owner says Bernie Sanders was rude to his staff and refused to take pictures: 'He did not even shake hands'

Sanders was reportedly in San Francisco to attend the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting last week when the incident occurred at the iconic John's Grill

Colin Kaepernick shares emotional video marking 3rd anniversary of his #TakeAKnee protest
Colin Kaepernick shares emotional video marking 3rd anniversary of his #TakeAKnee protest

Colin Kaepernick spurred a nationwide controversy by taking a knee during the national anthem in order to protest inequality and racist police brutality

Dutch airline faces backlash for asking breastfeeding mom to cover up: ‘Crew made me feel extremely uncomfortable'
Dutch airline faces backlash for asking breastfeeding mom to cover up: ‘Crew made me feel extremely uncomfortable'

'I hope that KLM comes to realize that breastfeeding mothers and our babies deserve respect and support, too,' Shelby Angel told MEA WorldWide

Anti-ICE protestors replace US flag with Mexican flag, vandalize 'Blue Lives Matter' flag outside detention facility
Anti-ICE protestors replace US flag with Mexican flag, vandalize 'Blue Lives Matter' flag outside detention facility

The 'Blue Lives Matter' flag honoring the law enforcement outside the Colorado detention center was spray-painted with the words 'Abolish ICE'

In 2050, New York will resemble today’s Virginia Beach and Seattle will feel like San Francisco, shows climate change analysis
In 2050, New York will resemble today’s Virginia Beach and Seattle will feel like San Francisco, shows climate change analysis

The first global analysis of the shifts in climate conditions across the world’s major cities under climate change paints a dreadful picture of the future of our cities

Ted Cruz slams Colin Kaepernick for selectively quoting Frederick Douglass' historic July 4 address to denounce police brutality
Ted Cruz slams Colin Kaepernick for selectively quoting Frederick Douglass' historic July 4 address to denounce police brutality

Critics pointed out he had not included some sections of the speech, where Douglass spoke of hope for the future

Alveda King says Colin Kaepernick 'doesn't understand who Betsy Ross is' after Nike pulls flag sneakers
Alveda King says Colin Kaepernick 'doesn't understand who Betsy Ross is' after Nike pulls flag sneakers

King, a conservative and Trump supporter, says there are more pressing issues to address like 'babies being aborted in the womb'

Donald Trump Jr. slams Nike for pulling Betsy Ross flag sneakers, asks company to use communist symbol instead
Donald Trump Jr. slams Nike for pulling Betsy Ross flag sneakers, asks company to use communist symbol instead

The company had pulled its 'Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July' on concerns that it could hurt sentiments of people for its 'connection to an era of slavery.'

Veteran-owned company releases Betsy Ross flag t-shirt after Nike pulls shoes sporting same design
Veteran-owned company releases Betsy Ross flag t-shirt after Nike pulls shoes sporting same design

Georgia-based Nine Line Apparel, founded by retired Army Capt. Tyler Merritt, is also calling for a complete boycott of Nike

Living With Freedom | Maurice Caldwell's innocence was a secret everyone knew, and yet he spent 20 years behind bars
Living With Freedom | Maurice Caldwell's innocence was a secret everyone knew, and yet he spent 20 years behind bars

Maurice Caldwell was the son of Donald Ray Caldwell, a man convicted of killing a San Francisco police officer, and it seemed as if everyone was eager to make him pay for his father's sins

Mayor Pete Buttigieg branded a 'traitor' and heckled during town hall meeting after South Bend police shooting
Mayor Pete Buttigieg branded a 'traitor' and heckled during town hall meeting after South Bend police shooting

Many residents in the region have expressed their frustration at Buttigieg for not taking immediate action in the case, and several others have even accused him of siding with the police

Sacramento cop killed on domestic violence call lay wounded for 45 minutes before police were able to get to her
Sacramento cop killed on domestic violence call lay wounded for 45 minutes before police were able to get to her

26-year-old Tara O'Sullivan was shot at the scene and the gunman continued firing, leaving her colleagues helpless for 45 minutes as she lay wounded.

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