USOC gets Olympic bid wrong again

| Jan 16, 2015

USOC gets Olympic bid wrong again

by Jack Gallagher

“Once you become predictable, no one’s interested anymore.” — Chet Atkins The words of the late American musician sum up the reaction I had when the United States Olympic Committee selected Boston to be the bid city for the U.S. for the 2024 Olympics ...

California storm knocks out power, snarls flights

Dec 12, 2014

California storm knocks out power, snarls flights

A storm expected to be one of the windiest and rainiest in five years swept across the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday, knocking out power to tens to thousands and delaying travel by air, train and ferry. Pacific Gas & Electric is reporting ...

Robin Williams hanged himself with belt, official says

Aug 13, 2014

Robin Williams hanged himself with belt, official says

Authorities described Robin Williams’ final moments Tuesday, saying the actor and comedian hanged himself with a belt in his San Francisco Bay Area home. Marin County Sheriff’s Lt. Keith Boyd said Williams was last seen alive by his wife Sunday night when she went ...

Jan 15, 2014

Hashimoto sued over scrubbed trip

by Eric Johnston

Six members of a local citizens’ watchdog group file a civil suit against the city of Osaka, demanding that Mayor Toru Hashimoto repay the nearly ¥700,000 bill the city footed after he canceled a trip to the U.S. last June.

Crisis: The final approach of Flight 214

| Jul 8, 2013

Crisis: The final approach of Flight 214

The first major U.S. plane crash in a dozen years began to unfold in utterly undramatic fashion just before noon Saturday when a big white passenger jet with red, blue and yellow flashings banked to the right and began to descend toward the wide ...

Jul 7, 2013

Air fatalities a rarity since '01

San Francisco AFP-JIJI Feb. 12, 2009: A Continental Connection flight crashed into a house as it was preparing to land at the Buffalo, New York, airport. All 49 passengers and crew on board the Bombardier Dash 8 were killed, as was one person on ...