• The FAA issued a ground stop this morning for all Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air planes, and it's unclear when this may be resolved. Alaska issued a statement saying this was due to "an issue [found] while performing an upgrade to the system that calculates our weight and balance." [KTVU]
  • A Northern California woman died after using a hemorrhoid ointment from Vietnam that she purchased off Facebook. The ointment was found to have highly toxic levels of lead in it. [CA Dept. of Public Health]
  • Tesla is asking shareholders to re-ratify Elon Musk's $56 billion compensation package after a Delaware judge threw it out. [KPIX]
  • Santa Rosa firefighters were at the scene of a garage fire early Wednesday morning that was apparently caused by oily rags. [Bay City News]
  • Chronicle real estate reporter Laura Waxmann will be hosting a discussion at Manny's on Thursday about the past, present, and future of Union Square. [Chronicle]
  • NASA has confirmed that a chunk of the International Space Station, a piece of a cargo pallet filled with aging batteries that was released into space three years ago, crashed down into a home in Naples, Florida last month. [The Hill]
  • Flash floods and chaos ensued after Dubai received its heaviest rainfall in 75 years on Tuesday, and in Oman, the floods have killed 18 people. [CNN / New York Times]

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