Eminem’s song publisher is suing Facebook and an ad agency in Detroit federal court, saying they appropriated one of the rapper’s songs.
In the complaint Monday, Ferndale, Mich.-based Eight Mile Style says a Facebook ad broadcast online last month copied music from Eminem’s 2000 song “Under the Influence.”
The Detroit Free Press reports the 30-second ad was featured in a webcast by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to announce Facebook Home, an interface for Android phones. Read More
An urban search-and-rescue team based in Menlo Park is ready to respond to Moore, Okla., where crews continue to search for survivors of a deadly tornado that struck Monday.
California Task Force 3 Urban Search and Rescue Team Program Director Tim Campbell said the 80-person force is standing by should the call come in from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that more rescue resources are needed to search for victims in the coming days. Read More
A man was rescued by a sailing crew after jumping off the Golden Gate Read More
The 50th Super Bowl will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area and the NFL championship will go to Houston the following year.Team owners voted Tuesday for the 49ers' new stadium as host of the 2016 game. That facility in Santa Clara, Calif., is due to open for the 2014 season.San Francisco beat out South Florida, which was stymied in its bid to stage an 11th Super Bowl when the Florida Legislature did not support financing to renovate Sun Life Stadium. Read More
A 15-year-old boy from Nevada County has been arrested on murder charges in connection with the fatal stabbing last week of 20-year-old Cameron Myers in San Francisco’s Hunters Point neighborhood.
The boy, who is not being identified because he is a minor, was detained by police in Nevada County about 2 a.m. Sunday, San Francisco police Officer Albie Esparza said.
Police locally and in Nevada County remain tight-lipped about the investigation and what led to the arrest. Read More
A bank robbery in the Inner Sunset district Monday afternoon was the second such heist in the lively neighborhood in just over a month, police said.
About 12:45 p.m., a man in his 50s reportedly walked up to a teller and demanded cash at the Citibank branch at the corner of Irving Street and Eighth Avenue. His hand was in his jacket pocket as if to imply that he had a gun, Officer Gordon Shyy said, but no weapon was seen. Read More
Police are hunting for the unnecessarily vicious robber who pistol-whipped two Walgreens employees who had obeyed his orders inside their Bayview store Sunday.
A 25-year-old man who reportedly works as a customer greeter at the store at Third Street and Evans Avenue said he was attacked while closing shop about 7:45 p.m.
The man walked to the rear to punch in the code to the security office when he was confronted by a gun-toting thug who demanded his keys as well as the keys from a female coworker. Read More
The parolee who allegedly shot at police at Gough and Ellis streets during the middle of the morning commute two years ago was ordered to stand trial Monday on attempted murder and assault and firearm charges.
Roselyndo Sicat, 40, was approached by plainclothes officers about 8 a.m. on June 29, 2011 as he was pulling out of a garage. When officers identified themselves, police said, he pulled out a handgun and fired at least one shot. The officers were not hit and returned fire, wounding Sicat.
Sicat attempted to drive off but crashed into a parked car. Read More
An $840 million contract for Muni’s Central Subway project — a pact that accounts for more than half the total cost of the undertaking — is up for approval Tuesday.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board of directors is expected to vote on the contract, which includes the construction of three underground stations, an elevated platform and 1.5 miles of light-rail tracks. The stations are slated to be built underneath the Moscone Center, Union Square and Chinatown, and the platform will be located at Fourth and Brannan streets. Read More
A recent report by a federally placed overseer monitoring the $1.6 billion Central Subway project laments that the controversial line is at risk of falling significantly below Federal Transportation Administration minimums for both time and money contingencies.
The subway’s current project schedule “reflects 4.7 months of buffer float,” according to the project oversight management contractor’s most recent monthly report to the FTA. That’s down precipitously from a 14.8-month contingency as of August 2012. Read More