Hillary Clinton dominates Bay Area presidential campaign bankrolls

The former U.S. secretary of state, New York senator and first lady has dominated the presidential election’s fundraising in the ultrablue Bay Area — pulling down 60 percent of the $9.63 million that the region has anted up through Sept. 30 — while a huge Republican field has diluted and split the GOP’s local money base.

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Asteroid large enough to cause continent-wide devastation will whisk by Earth on Halloween

A large asteroid that scientists only discovered this month will make a relatively close approach to Earth on Saturday, astronomers say, providing one of the best opportunities in years to gather data about a passing space rock.

The asteroid, estimated to be about 1,300 feet in diameter, will shoot past the planet at 22 miles per second at around 1 p.m. on Halloween afternoon. Known as 2015 TB145, it will come within about 300,000 miles of Earth, farther away than the moon but relatively close by cosmic measures.

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