Archive for December 17th, 2017

Jazz and pop singer Keely Smith dies at 89

Arts & Entertainment | | December 17 2017, 5:30 PM

During her seven-decade career Smith was lauded by critics for her bold voice and ability to make the music swing.

Mourners honor San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Politics | | December 17 2017, 5:04 PM

Local celebrities, government workers and residents came to celebrate Lee, who was a former civil rights lawyer and the city's first Asian-American mayor.

Funeral procession for firefighter killed in Thomas Fire

Local | | December 17 2017, 4:46 PM

A five-county funeral procession carried the body of Cal Fire engineer Cory Iverson, who was killed while battling the Thomas Fire, home to San Diego.

Crews hold Thomas Fire, prevent it from burning Santa Barbara and Montecito homes

Local | | December 17 2017, 4:25 PM

The fire grew to 269,000 acres and remains 40 percent contained. Firefighters hope less powerful winds will help them on Sunday.

MSNBC paid woman who said Chris Matthews harassed her

Arts & Entertainment | | December 17 2017, 4:10 PM

A spokesman for MSNBC on Sunday confirmed a report that a staffer at the news channel nearly two decades ago had been paid and left her job after she complained she was sexually harassed by "Hardball" host Chris Matthews.

'Last Jedi' has 2nd best opening weekend of all-time

Arts & Entertainment | | December 17 2017, 11:20 AM

The Disney blockbuster was beaten only by its predecessor, "The Force Awakens." It's just the fourth film to open above $200 million domestically.

Burners beware: California pot sold Jan. 1 could be tainted

Business & Economy | | December 17 2017, 11:07 AM

Any marijuana sold when recreational sales become legal will have been grown without regulatory controls to limit pesticides, mold and other contaminants.

Astronaut trio heads to space station for four months

Environment & Science | | December 17 2017, 10:49 AM

An American, a Russian and a Japanese astronaut walk into a spacecraft...

When the office holiday party goes wrong... very, very wrong

Arts & Entertainment | | December 17 2017, 10:41 AM

Employers are more nervous than ever about sexual harassment at seasonal shindigs. So don't be like the CEO who hung mistletoe from his pants.

Inside the Pentagon's secret UFO research program

Environment & Science | | December 17 2017, 10:29 AM

The program explored "unidentified aerial phenomena," cases of pilots who saw flying objects that "defied the laws of physics."

3 ways Trump or his allies might try to disrupt Mueller's Russia probe

Politics | | December 17 2017, 10:24 AM

From the airwaves of conservative media to the hearing rooms of the House of Representatives, the President's Republican allies are attacking the investigation.

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