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5:11pm

Wed July 17, 2013
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Asiana could save millions by keeping lawsuits in China, South Korea

Asiana Flight 214 (via NTSB/Wikipedia Commons)

Asiana Flight 214 may have crashed in San Francisco, but only the 64 American citizens who were on the flight can automatically sue the airline in U.S. courts-- and benefit from this country’s generous injury lawsuit payouts.

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2:48pm

Mon July 8, 2013
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Bay Bridge Labor Day opening delayed

A still of the Bay Bridge from a live camera (via MTC)

The Bay Bridge opening has been delayed until at least December, the Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee announced Monday. The brand-new eastern span of the bridge, which connects Oakland to San Francisco, was supposed to open this Labor Day. Back in March, bolts that hold together a key seismic structure snapped, throwing the opening date into question.

Transit officials said they needed to investigate why the bolts broke and develop a solution to ensure the bridge is seismically sound.

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2:29pm

Sat July 6, 2013
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Plane crashes on the runway at SFO

A picture tweeted by David Eun, Samsung exec who said he was on the flight (via Twitter)
https://twitter.com/Eunner

A Boeing 777 crashed on the runway at SFO today. For updates, follow KQED's breaking news page devoted to the crash:

http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2013/07/06/airliner-crash-lands-at-san-francisco-international-airport/

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4:00pm

Fri July 5, 2013
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Ride-sharing apps soar during BART strike

The BART strike left hundreds of thousands of Bay Area commuters scrambling for a way to work, but some companies found an upside:  ride-sharing apps like Avego and Sidecar all experienced huge bumps in ridership during the strike.

Sidecar, an app that lets people request a ride from the nearest driver, said it gave 40 percent more rides than than the previous Monday, and had twice as many people sign up for the app than usual. The company also had double the usual number of people applying to be drivers, and had been offering more trainings to accommodate them.

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12:59pm

Tue July 2, 2013
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BART strike enters 2nd day, commutes worsen

UPDATE 1:37PM:

BART officials just announced that negotiations will resume tonight at 6pm. BART spokesperson Rick Rice said, "After one full day of no meetings, we are eager to get back to the table.”

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Tuesday’s commute seems to be shaping up to be worse than yesterday's. Freeways backed up sooner, ferry lines were longer, and the free shuttles that BART provided from five East Bay stations filled up quicker.

Meanwhile, BART and its unions have yet to sit down to talks since Sunday, although both sides did speak with a state mediator last night.

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