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  • News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action

    News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action
    “Fantasy sports” are hugely popular, but when fans “draft” players for their teams, they “own” only the players' statistics. Recently, Wall Street and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs created Fantex Holdings, which will allow investors to buy actual pieces of real players — namely, rights to 20 percent of the player's lifetime earnings (including licensing and product endorsement deals). The firm told The New York Times in October that it will soon stage an “IPO” for budding NFL star Arian Foster and hopes to sign up many more athletes, plus singers and actors similarly early in their careers. (On the other hand, Fantex's lawyers drew up a 37-page list of potential investment risks, such as injuries, slumps and scandals — and the fact that the stock will trade only on Fantex's private exchange.)
  • Model sues, says Bay Area police broke bones in her face during arrest

    Model sues, says Bay Area police broke bones in her face during arrest
    A model has filed a suit in which she claims Bay Area police officers slammed her to the ground and broke four bones in her face. Footage from police security and body cameras recorded at least part of the incident. Megan Sheehan of San Francisco...

    Amid Capitol Hill opposition, high-speed rail gets second wind

    WASHINGTON Is President Barack Obama's vision for high-speed rail dead? If so, you couldn't tell it from a group of rail supporters gathered in Washington this week. And for the first time, they can point to tangible progress. California's $68 billion...

    Tulsa reserve deputy to fight manslaughter charge in shooting death

    Tulsa reserve deputy to fight manslaughter charge in shooting death
    A Tulsa volunteer deputy will fight a manslaughter charge by arguing that a frantic arrest scene with a potentially dangerous suspect led him to accidentally use his a gun instead of a Taser, one of his attorneys told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday....

    Start-ups offer Bay Area travelers alternative to crowded bus system

    Start-ups offer Bay Area travelers alternative to crowded bus system
    A bright blue bus pulled to the curb in the busy Financial District, where two men in plaid shirts and backpacks were focused on their phones. Josh Pincus, 21, stepped aboard, greeted the driver and settled onto a padded bench at the rear, beneath a...