Bay Area tech worker awarded $10M after being shot by deputy in Tahoe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California county has paid nearly $10 million to settle a lawsuit by a Silicon Valley software engineer who was having a mental health crisis two years ago when a deputy shot him, paralyzing him from the waist down.

Placer County paid Samuel Kolb, 50, and his family $9.9 million to settle the lawsuit the family filed after a deputy shot him twice on Jan. 14, 2018, inside a North Lake Tahoe rental cabin where Kolb and his teenage son were vacationing, Kolb said.

“There’s a measure of relief in not having to go through this and not having to put my family through any more legal challenges. But I would trade all the money plus interest to have my old life back, to not have gone through this and put my family through this, to have full use of my body. No amount of

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iPhone 12 Pro cameras show off around Lake Tahoe

Shooting with the iPhone 12 Pro above Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe, California.

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For photographers, almost every new iPhone has a little something special, and one of Apple’s newest devices, the iPhone 12 Pro, is no exception. It brings a few seemingly simple, but entirely effective, upgrades that I think shutterbugs are going to love. 

This week, I took the iPhone 12 Pro on a short trip to a beautiful place, Lake Tahoe, and found that the Night Mode software and ultrawide lens upgrades are pretty exciting. Let’s dive into some of these updates that make the iPhone so great, and gauge how it compares with Apple’s previous phone, the iPhone 11 Pro.

Though Apple’s most recent family of iPhones — the iPhone 12, Pro, Pro Max and Mini

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