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Apple Opens New Visitor Center in Cupertino Next to 'Spaceship' CampusThe new visitor center is like an Apple Store on steroids -- it features a showroom, a cafe similar to the ones used by employees at nearby Apple Park and an interactive, 3-D scale model of the new "spaceship" campus. Devin Fehely reports. (11-17-17)
Data Often Left Unsecured as Companies Rely on Cloud-Based SystemsChris Vickery spends his days poking around databases looking for sensitive data left out in the open, unprotected on the internet. Turns out, there's a lot to be found. Kiet Do reports. (11-16-17)
Raw Video: Tesla Unveils Electric Semi Tractor-Trailer TruckTesla unveiled its new electric semi tractor-trailer Thursday night near its design center in Hawthorne, California. (Tesla video via YouTube)
California Will Get Half Its Electricity from Renewables by 2020California is outpacing its own ambitious goal for renewable energy. Kiet Do reports. (11-16-17)
Survey: Employees Admit Wasting Time At Work On Their SmartphonesEmployees admitted spending one hour and 36 minutes a day doing personal tasks at work. Almost an hour of that is on a smartphone, according to a survey from OfficeTeam.
Bay Area Company's Bionic Suit Gives Mild-Mannered Reporter SuperpowerKPIX 5's Da Lin strapped on a power-assist suit from Ekso Bionics, an East Bay company, and found out it lets workers lift and hold heavy objects for long periods with the touch of a finger. (11-10-17)

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Survey: Employees Admit Wasting Time At Work On Their SmartphonesEmployees admitted spending one hour and 36 minutes a day doing personal tasks at work. Almost an hour of that is on a smartphone, according to a survey from OfficeTeam.
U.S. Defense Department Creates Program To Tap Silicon Valley TalentFrom drones to artificial intelligence, commercial technology is racing ahead of what the U.S. military has to offer. Now the Pentagon is turning to Silicon Valley for help. Len Ramirez reports. (11-9-17)
Cal Students Develop Algorithm To Detect Twitter Bots, Fake News AccountsTwo Bay Area college students may have found a way to expose fake accounts on Twitter known as bots. Andria Borba met up with them.

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Apple Opens New Visitor Center in Cupertino Next to 'Spaceship' CampusThe new visitor center is like an Apple Store on steroids -- it features a showroom, a cafe similar to the ones used by employees at nearby Apple Park and an interactive, 3-D scale model of the new "spaceship" campus. Devin Fehely reports. (11-17-17)
Bay Area Truckers Intrigued by Tesla All-Electric SemiThe new electric semi tractor-trailer introduced Thursday by Tesla CEO Elon Musk won't be rolling off an assembly line for a couple of years but Northern California truck drivers are already interested. Da Lin reports. (11-17-17)
ConsumerWatch: Western Union SettlementIt's payback time for millions of scam victims -- many of them elderly -- who were tricked into wiring money to criminals via Western Union. The FTC and several states' attorneys general have reached a settlement with Western Union that requires the company to refund $586 million to victims. Julie Watts reports. (11-17-17)

News

Alameda County Discourages Truancy by Holding Parents AccountableWith the alarmingly high number of truant students in Alameda County, officials been taking a tough love approach toward parents whose kids miss too many school days. Sharon Chin reports. (11-17-17)
Basketball Helps Bay Area Man, Left Paraplegic in Brutal Robbery, Rebuild His LifeShot, robbed and left for dead -- all for $20 and a fake gold chain. It happened to Arthur Renowitzky ten years ago and the case is still unsolved. Maria Medina talks with Arthur who battled back from depression to find a new purpose. (11-17-17)
Deadly Friday Evening Crash on Hwy 101 in S.F. Snarls Traffic for HoursA fatal accident on southbound Highway 101 before Caesar Chavez Street involving a dump truck and a Muni bus has blocked lanes of traffic for hours Friday evening. Sharon Chin reports. (11-17-17)

Local News

Alameda County Discourages Truancy by Holding Parents AccountableWith the alarmingly high number of truant students in Alameda County, officials been taking a tough love approach toward parents whose kids miss too many school days. Sharon Chin reports. (11-17-17)
Deadly Friday Evening Crash on Hwy 101 in S.F. Snarls Traffic for HoursA fatal accident on southbound Highway 101 before Caesar Chavez Street involving a dump truck and a Muni bus has blocked lanes of traffic for hours Friday evening. Sharon Chin reports. (11-17-17)
Oakland Shelter Gives Refuge to Young Women Escaping Sex TraffickingClaire's House will soon take in girls who have fallen victim to human trafficking. Christin Ayers reports. (11-17-17)

National News

Surviving Nuclear Blast Among Latest Disaster-Preparedness ScenariosNuclear saber-rattling between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has prompted people to think about what to do in case of a nuclear explosion. Sharon Chin reports. (11/15/17)
Escaped Killer From Hawaii Recaptured, Expected To Appear in California CourtThe recaptured killer, Randall Toshio Saito, has allegedly had sexual relations with hospital workers in the past. Maria Medina reports. (11/15/17)
'Psychopathic Predator' Escapes Honolulu Psych Hospital, Spotted In StocktonA law enforcement source told KPIX 5 that Randall Saito was in Stockton, California on Monday, but that his location was unknown on Tuesday. Andria Borba reports. (11/14/17)

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Alameda County Discourages Truancy by Holding Parents AccountableWith the alarmingly high number of truant students in Alameda County, officials been taking a tough love approach toward parents whose kids miss too many school days. Sharon Chin reports. (11-17-17)
Basketball Helps Bay Area Man, Left Paraplegic in Brutal Robbery, Rebuild His LifeShot, robbed and left for dead -- all for $20 and a fake gold chain. It happened to Arthur Renowitzky ten years ago and the case is still unsolved. Maria Medina talks with Arthur who battled back from depression to find a new purpose. (11-17-17)
Deadly Friday Evening Crash on Hwy 101 in S.F. Snarls Traffic for HoursA fatal accident on southbound Highway 101 before Caesar Chavez Street involving a dump truck and a Muni bus has blocked lanes of traffic for hours Friday evening. Sharon Chin reports. (11-17-17)

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