SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says nine people were injured in an early morning crash involving 10 vehicles on Interstate 880 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The fiery crash began around 3 a.m. when an SUV driver crashed in the southbound lanes. A truck swerved to avoid the SUV and went through the center divider and onto the opposite side of the highway.
POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire about 60 miles east of Sacramento has forced the evacuation of 133 homes. The fire covers little more than 6 square miles and is 10 percent contained. A second fire, meanwhile, near a foothill community south of the entrance to Yosemite National prompted authorities to evacuate about 1,000 residents out of about 400 homes.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - State parks officials are urging beach-goers in the Santa Cruz area to be on alert after a shark was spotted attacking a seal in the waters off a public beach. California State Parks Supervising Ranger Joe Connors tells the Santa Cruz Sentinel that the shark was seen about 50 yards off Seabright State Beach yesterday.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - One of the world's largest charities says it will begin accepting donations in the virtual currency bitcoin, using the San Francisco-based wallet service Coinbase. United Way Worldwide says it will accept bitcoin donations for the charity's innovation fund with no transaction fees. United Way CEO Brian Gallagher says the charity wants to make it easier for donors to support causes they care about.
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