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San Francisco 49ers put DB Jimmie Ward on injured reserve

San Francisco 49ers put DB Jimmie Ward on injured reserve

Sports
San Francisco 49ers defensive back Jimmie Ward was placed on injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday. A broken forearm ended Ward's season for the second straight year. His rookie contract expires after this season, making him a free agent in March. Ward played in nine games this season and made seven starts. He did not have any interceptions and had 24 total tackles. Last season, he played in seven games with six starts and recorded 32 total tackles. The 2018 season was his fifth in the NFL, and he has made 31 starts and intercepted two passes. The 49ers also announced they have claimed defensive back Godwin Igwebuike off waivers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs waived Igwebuike after he spent two weeks on the 53-player roster. He played 12 snaps on special teams two week...
Hacker lifts $1 million in cryptocurrency using San Francisco man's phone number, prosecutors say

Hacker lifts $1 million in cryptocurrency using San Francisco man's phone number, prosecutors say

Finance
Losing cellphone service is inconvenient. But in some cases, it also might mean you're getting hacked. San Francisco resident Robert Ross, a father of two, noticed his phone suddenly lose its signal on Oct. 26. Confused, he went to a nearby Apple store and later contacted his service provider, AT&T. But he wasn't quick enough to stop a hacker from draining $ 500,000 from two separate accounts he had at Coinbase and Gemini, according to Santa Clara officials. Nicholas Truglia, 21, lifted the $ 1 million from Ross' two cryptocurrency accounts, according to a felony complaint filed this month in California state court. Prose...
Cole, Houston Astros open two-game set vs. San Francisco Giants

Cole, Houston Astros open two-game set vs. San Francisco Giants

Sports
Despite their perch atop the American League West, the Astros remain in search of consistent production from a few spots in their lineup, with left field representing a concern. With Jake Marisnick optioned to Triple-A Fresno and Derek Fisher landing on the 10-day disabled list with gastrointestinal discomfort, opportunity has again knocked for Tony Kemp. A fifth-round pick by the Astros in 2013, Kemp has found himself wedged between the majors and Fresno, excelling at the latter level while lacking the chance to stick with the Astros. He had compiled 175 plate appearances over 76 games and two seasons before his recall last week, and with some competitive at-bats and defensive handiwork, Kemp is raising eyebrows again. "This is not new; he just hasn't done it at this level because we ...
San Francisco to distribute addiction drug directly to users

San Francisco to distribute addiction drug directly to users

Health
San Francisco's mayor plans to put medical teams on the streets to distribute a drug that curbs heroin cravings in opioid addicts, an initiative he says will be the first in the country. Mayor Mark Farrell announced Thursday he will allocate $ 6 million for 10 new public health clinicians to provide the opioid treatment medicine buprenorphine, known as Suboxone, directly to users. Buprenorphine is a daily pill or dissolvable strip that reduces cravings and alleviates withdrawal symptoms. It also reduces risk of overdose. Video and photos of people shooting up drugs in public have gone viral in recent weeks and added to San Francisco's reputation as being overrun by addicts and homeless people. "The opioid crisis plaguing our country is alive and visible on the streets of San Francisco. T...
Delivery robots will need permits to roam San Francisco

Delivery robots will need permits to roam San Francisco

Technology
Delivery robots in San Francisco will need permits before they can roam city sidewalks under legislation approved by city supervisors. San Francisco has struggled to regulate hometown startups that grew too popular, including short-term vacation rental platform Airbnb and ride-hailing service Uber. Supervisor Norman Yee proposed an outright ban on delivery robots but settled on a permitting system. The supervisors approved it Tuesday. A maximum of nine "autonomous delivery devices" may be allowed at any time in the city. The robots can't go more than 3 miles per hour (4.8 kilometers per hour) and human operators must be nearby. The robots must yield to pedestrians. Chief executives for autonomous delivery companies Starship Technologies, Marble and Postmates submitted a letter saying they...