2:34pm

Fri February 1, 2013
Deceptive Cadence

Treasures In The Attic: Finding A Jazz Master's Lost Orchestral Music

Originally published on Wed February 20, 2013 2:13 pm

Stride piano pioneer James P. Johnson had dreams of becoming a successful symphonic composer.
William Gottlieb

2:30pm

Fri February 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Questions Arise About Veracity Of Iranian Space Monkey

Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 3:21 pm

The monkey Iranian authorities said was sent to space.
AFP/Getty Images

Earlier this week, we told you that Iran was claiming a "major achievement." State media reported the country had sent a monkey into space.

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2:21pm

Fri February 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Reports: Secret Service Director Will Retire After 30 Years Of Service

Mark Sullivan, Director of the United States Secret Service, at a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee in May of 2012.
Brendan Smialowski AFP/Getty Images

Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan will retire after 30 years in service, The Associated Press and other news outlets are reporting.

Sullivan is retiring after a tough year for the agency. If you remember, 11 of its agents were involved in a prostitution scandal in Colombia.

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1:50pm

Fri February 1, 2013
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: February 1, 2013

Cannabis leaf
Portable Network Graphics

(SFGate) // Close Harborside Health Center in Oakland and “tens of thousands of patients” will be forced to buy cannabis on street corners. That’s the City of Oakland’s argument, as presented yesterday in the on-going forfeiture case against the mega-dispensary and the US Attorney. The US Attorney, in turn, says Oakland doesn’t have any legal rights in this case. No comment from the judge on her eventual decision.

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1:32pm

Fri February 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Dow Breaks 14,000 For First Time Since 2007

Trader Frederick Reimer works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday.
Richard Drew AP

Happy days are (or might be) here again: The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 14,000 Friday, marking the first time the stock market measure has broken that barrier at close since October 2007.

The average closed at 14,009.79. That's up more than 149 points, or about 1.1 percent for the day. The closing comes hours after the release of a new monthly unemployment report that indicated jobs grew at a faster rate late last year than previously estimated.

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1:27pm

Fri February 1, 2013
Shots - Health News

Novartis Recalls Triaminic And Theraflu Cough Syrups

Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 1:44 pm

Triaminic syrups and Theraflu Warming Relief syrups have been recalled by manufacturer Novartis.
Courtesy of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The Consumer Products Safety Commission says that "child-resistant" caps on some bottles of cough and flu syrup aren't as sturdy as advertised.

That's a problem, because products implicated in the agency's latest recall announcement — Triaminic and Theraflu syrups and "warming liquids" — contain acetaminophen and diphenhydramine.

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1:01pm

Fri February 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Study: Most Gun Deaths Happen Outside Of Mass Shootings

As the debate on guns heats up, there is one thing we can all be certain of: Lots of statistics will be thrown about.

On this blog, we've already pointed to a Department of Homeland Security study on commonalities in mass shootings.

Today, we'll point you a study commissioned by Mayors Against Illegal Guns. As the name implies, the group led by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is advocating for stronger gun control laws.

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12:24pm

Fri February 1, 2013
Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project

Hear Here: Seeking a quieter Oakland

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12:06pm

Fri February 1, 2013
The Salt

An Oscar-Nominated Guacamole: Your Friday Visual Feast

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 9:11 am

Fresh Guacamole, an Oscar-nominated short film by PES
PES

12:00pm

Fri February 1, 2013
Sports

Brain Injuries And The NFL: A Fan's 5 Stages Of Grief

Mark Stahl iStockphoto.com

A few years ago, before "CTE" was as much a part of football conversations as "quarterback rating" or "wild card spot," I had a conversation with some friends about unsettling news stories that linked the sport to brain injury.

As we spoke, an avowed hater of sports piped up. "Football, as it's currently played, is completely indefensible," she said.

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