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  • Opinion

    Quinn: Hey Apple Health, did you forget about women?

    Apple's new Health app appears to track everything measurable about the body -- sleep patterns, blood alcohol content, heart rate, inhaler usage, times fallen, you name it.

    By Michelle Quinn mquinn@mercurynews.com|

  • Nation and World

    Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan

    Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business.Over at newswire Kyodo News, just after the FBI formally blamed...

    By Tomoko A. Hosaka, AP Business Writer|

  • General news

    Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica.The 9th U.S....

    By Paul Elias, Associated Press|

  • Entertainment

    Daytime dramas

    "The Bold and the Beautiful": Hope told Liam she loved him and then left to visit Brooke in Italy. Bill found Quinn standing on the ledge of her building. He told her to jump, but Deacon arrived and got her down safely. Deacon tried to convince Quinn she isn't responsible for the baby's death. Rick stunned everyone by supporting Eric's idea that Ridge and Caroline team up for the next collection. Rick set up Maya in Steffy's old apartment. Eric said he needed time after Rick asked him to...

    By Andrew Sawyer TV Media|

  • Entertainment

    TiVo says: 'Scorpion,' 'How to Get Away With Murder' are among most popular new shows

    Television viewers prefer to watch sports events and animated cartoons in real time while saving dramas and sci-fi shows for later. Not surprisingly, they also prefer shorter commercials and tend to hit the fast-forward button quite a bit.

    By Chuck Barney Contra Costa Times|

  • Arts and entertainment

    Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court Friday for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica.The...

    By Paul Elias, Associated Press|

  • General news

    Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

    WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we...

    By Eric Tucker And Ted Bridis, Associated Press|

  • Entertainment

    Review: Palo Alto's Zola creates memorable dishes

    For several months, I lurked on Guillaume Bienaime's Twitter and Instagram feeds, vicariously watching him bring his new Palo Alto restaurant to life. I witnessed his frustration with the permit process, the sheer work that went into sandblasting and painting the premises, and his excitement when things like the custom-made tables arrived.

    By Jennifer Graue Correspondent|

  • Entertainment

    Michel Faber's 'Book of Strange New Things' makes religion a thing of science fiction

    I'd like to tell you to read Michel Faber's "The Book of Strange New Things" (Hogarth, $28, 512 pages) and leave it at that, because its charms are so tied with discovering what is going on that almost anything I tell you will spoil a moment of discovery.

    By Jeffrey Weiss Dallas Morning News|

  • Nation and World

    Ashanti 'shocked' by prospect of stalker retrial

    NEW YORK (AP) Ashanti is appalled by the prospect of facing her accused stalker again in court, but the Grammy-winning R&B singer said Friday she's determined to see the case through after a mistrial."I'm shocked and horrified at the thought of...

    By Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press|

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