| Feb 10, 2014
| 11:36 AM
Microsoft plans to end support for Windows XP on April 8, but there are still many users whose computers run the outdated software. That's why the company has asked tech-savvy users to encourage their friends to upgrade their computers or buy new ones....
| Feb 20, 2014
| 2:30 PM
With several weeks or more remaining in a particularly deadly influenza season, U.S. health officials on Thursday urged flu vaccinations for everyone over the age of 6 months, including pregnant women.
"Influenza can make anyone very sick, very fast and...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:32 PM
State regulators cited a Bay Area-based adult film company over workplace safety violations, assessing fines of more than $78,000.
Cal-OSHA opened an investigation into San Francisco-based Kink Studios, which runs a network of sites, in August, in...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Infectious diseases linked to the colony collapse of honeybees appear to be spreading among wild bumblebees that pollinate crops worldwide, dealing a potential double blow to agriculture, according to a new study.
Studies at 26 sites in England found...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:33 PM
Influenza-related illness has killed 147 Californians under age 65 this season, including 17 people in Los Angeles County and one in Long Beach, state health officials have confirmed.
The toll is unusually high: At the same point last year, only 14...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 6:51 PM
WASHINGTON — Early last year, as Edward Snowden was preparing to disclose classified documents he had purloined from National Security Agency computers in Hawaii, the NSA director, Gen. Keith Alexander, was gearing up to sell Congress and the public...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 9:02 AM
CAIRO – Sixteen people in Egypt have died from the H1N1 virus – commonly known as swine flu – since the start of the winter, the country's Ministry of Health said Monday.
The ministry's spokesman, Ahmed Kamel, was quoted by the daily...
| Feb 4, 2014
Doctors used to call influenza "knock-me-down" fever, and there was a reason for that. Anyone who's suffered through a bout of it knows the miseries: the headaches, the throat that feels scrubbed with sandpaper, the fever so high you're floating on the...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Monday night at the Central Library author Barry Miles and I discussed the life and work of William S. Burroughs, whose 100th birthday is on Wednesday. Burroughs, of course, was one of the great iconoclasts of 20th century literature: progenitor of the...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:53 AM
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Joergen Graabak broke away from a five-man group with about 100 meters left in the cross-country race to give Norway a one-two finish in the Nordic combined large hill event Tuesday at the Sochi Olympics.
In steady rain,...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 7:00 PM
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