Fremont: Passenger dies in vehicle collision with big rig

FREMONT — A passenger riding in a vehicle died early Monday after a collision with a tanker-hauling big rig, authorities said. Around 4:15 a.m. Monday, officers responded to a reported collision between the vehicles at Stewart Avenue and Boyce Road. They arrived to find a driver and two passengers in a vehicle and a driver in the big rig. One of the passengers was pronounced dead at the scene, and police said their identity would be available pending next-of-kin notification. The big-rig driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators, who learned that the vehicle had been westbound on Stewart when it entered Boyce and struck the big rig… Read More

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US patrol spots Chinese, Russian ships off Alaska island

By Mark Thiessen | Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A U.S. Coast Guard ship on routine patrol in the Bering Sea came across a guided missile cruiser from China, officials said Monday. But it turned out the cruiser wasn’t alone as it sailed about 86 miles (138 kilometers) north of Alaska’s Kiska Island, on Sept. 19. The patrol boat, known as a cutter called Kimball, later discovered there were two other Chinese naval ships and four Russian naval vessels, including a destroyer, all in single formation. The Honolulu-based Kimball, a 418-foot (127-meter) vessel, observed as the ships broke formation and dispersed. A C-130 Hercules provided air support for the Kimball… Read More

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Bay Area TV Sports Listings: What to watch Tuesday-Wednesday

Tuesday MLB 4 p.m. Yankees at Blue Jays TBS 4:30 p.m. Cardinals vs. Brewers or White Sox vs. Twins MLB 6:30 p.m. Rockies at Giants NBCBA 6:30 p.m. A’s at Angels NBCCA NHL Preseason 4 p.m. Rangers at Bruins NHL 7 p.m. Flames at Kraken NHL Soccer 11 a.m. International Friendly: United States vs. Saudi Arabia FS1 11:30 a.m. UEFA Nations League Czech Republic vs. Switzerland FS2 6:30 p.m. International Friendly Colombia vs. Mexico UNIV College Men’s Soccer 3 p.m. Michigan vs. Michigan State BTN 5 p.m. Northwestern at Indiana BTN Tennis 8 a.m. Korea Open, Tel Aviv Open or Sophia Open Men’s or Women’s Early Round TENNIS 8 p.m.… Read More

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U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden granted Russian citizenship

In this image made from video and released by WikiLeaks, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks in Moscow, Oct. 11, 2013. President Vladimir Putin has granted Russian citizenship to former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden, according to a decree signed by the Russian leader on Monday Sept. 26, 2022. Associated Press Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted citizenship to former U.S. Intelligence contractor Edward Snowden after nearly a decade of living in exile for whistleblowing National Security Agency secrets. According to an official edict signed by Putin and published on Monday, Snowden’s name was one of 72 foreigners to whom the presidential decree awarded citizenship. Snowden fled… Read More

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What Utah Jazz rookie Simone Fontecchio really thinks about Joe Ingles

Utah Jazz’s Simone Fontecchio speaks during a news conference for the NBA basketball team’s media day Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, in Salt Lake City. Rick Bowmer, Associated Press Joe Ingles is not Simone Fontecchio’s idol. At the Utah Jazz’s annual media day on Monday, the 26-year-old Italian rookie cleared up something that was lost in translation back in 2020. During the Tokyo Olympics, following an Australia win over Italy during the group stage of competition, Ingles spoke with reporters, one of which said that the day prior, Fontecchio had named Ingles as an idol, which, at the time, prompted a very Ingles-like response. “I’m who’s idol?” Ingles asked. “… He… Read More

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Eight states sue crypto lender Nexo over security sales and misleading marketing

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge New York Attorney General Letitia James is suing crypto company Nexo, alleging that the company misled customers by saying it was registered to sell securities and commodities and that it wasn’t approved to offer services like its “Earn Interest Product” that promised returns on deposited crypto. It’s the latest legal move in a fight between regulators and crypto companies looking to offer interest-earning accounts, often insisting that they shouldn’t be classified as securities. Seven other states — California, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Washington, and Vermont — are also filing “administrative actions” against the company, according to a press release from the New… Read More

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COVID: Pfizer, Moderna seek authorization for updated boosters for younger children

Younger children could soon be eligible to receive an updated Covid-19 booster shot. Pfizer and BioNTech on Monday said they completed their submission to the US Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization of their updated Covid-19 booster for children ages 5 through 11. Moderna on Friday said it had requested FDA authorization for its updated booster for adolescents ages 12 to 17 and for children ages 6 to 11. Like the boosters that became available for older people earlier this month, these bivalent boosters target the original coronavirus strain as well as the Omicron BA.4/BA.5 subvariants. Pfizer’s updated booster is currently authorized for use in people 12 and… Read More

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Mariners Breakdown: Reconciling painful collapse with playoffs in grasp

Losses don’t get much worse than the Mariners’ on Sunday. In need of ending a tough road trip on a positive note, the Mariners went the wrong way. After an eight-run inning helped build a comfortable nine-run lead, Seattle let the Kansas City Royals strike for 11 runs in the sixth frame alone to take the game 13-12. M’s blow nine-run lead, KC scores 11 in sixth for 13-12 win If you ask Bob Stelton of Seattle Sports’ Wyman and Bob, losses simply don’t get any worse than that. At least not in Mariners history. After Sunday’s game, Stelton called it the worst loss in a single game the M’s… Read More

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See video of the moment NASA’s DART spacecraft crashed itself into an asteroid and its livestream cut out

Screenshots of the footage from DART’s camera as the spacecraft approached, then smashed into the rock, on September 26, 2022. NASA Live NASA crashed a space probe into an asteroid on Monday night, practicing to deflect dangerous space rocks. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) hit the space rock in an effort to change its orbit. Watch the DART spacecraft’s final moments in the footage from its camera, below. NASA just slammed a spacecraft into a distant asteroid in the name of planetary defense. The asteroid, called Dimorphos, poses no threat to Earth. But the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) was designed for low stakes. NASA wants to see if… Read More

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