Japan condems China for using weapon-targeting radar

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has condemned China over the alleged use of weapons-targeting radar…

Boy Scouts in US delay decision on admitting gays

The Boy Scouts of America said Wednesday it needed more time before deciding whether to move away from its divisive policy of excluding gays as scouts or adult leaders…

Waitress fired for posting customer comment online

The note at the top of a restaurant receipt reads simply, “I give God 10%, why do you get 18?”

The US urges China to allow Tibetans to express grievances without fear of retribution

The US State Department is calling on the Chinese government to allow Tibetans to express their grievances publicly and peacefully and “without fear of retribution”…

Myanmar aims to leave least-developed status

recent clearing of billions of dollars of foreign debt is its first step toward ending its least-developed nation status…

Rules would make school snacks healthier

The Agriculture Department is proposing new nutritional rules that would apply to most all foods sold in schools…

US looking at action against China Cyberattacks

The Obama administration is considering more assertive action against Beijing to combat a persistent cyber-espionage campaign it believes Chinese hackers are waging against…

China punishes Tibetans in self-immolation cases

Chinese courts convicted eight Tibetans on Thursday over accusations they incited others to self-immolate…

NASA pollution monitoring aircraft to fly over bay area skies

Specially equipped NASA aircraft will be hovering over Bay Area skies Thursday and Friday collecting air quality data…

NY Times says Chinese hacked paper’s computers

Chinese hackers repeatedly penetrated The New York Times’ computer systems over the past four months…

Toyota recalls 1.29M vehicles

Toyota is recalling 907,000 vehicles, mostly Corolla models, around the world for faulty air bags and another 385,000 Lexus IS luxury cars for defective wipers…

Dramatic witness at Congress’ gun control hearing

The former U.S. congresswoman who was shot in the head in a 2011 mass shooting made a dramatic appeal to Congress…

China announces naval exercise amid Japan tensions

China said Wednesday that its navy will proceed with a deep-water training exercise amid a continuing spat with Japan over disputed islands in the East China Sea..

RIM changes name to BlackBerry, unveils 2 phones

After lengthy delays, Research In Motion Ltd. on Wednesday unveiled its first two phones with the new BlackBerry 10 system…

Obama: ‘Genuine desire’ for immigration overhaul

President Barack Obama on Tuesday praised bipartisan efforts to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws, welcoming “a genuine desire”…

Wanxiang says panel approves A123 sale

Chinese auto parts conglomerate Wanxiang Group Corp. says a federal panel has approved its purchase of most assets of failed battery maker A123 Systems Inc…

Microsoft retools Office for touch, online use

Microsoft has released a retooled version of its Office software in an effort to extend one of the company’s most important franchises beyond personal computers..

Thick fog cancels Beijing flights

Thick, off-the-scale smog shrouded eastern China for the second time in about two weeks Tuesday, forcing airlines to cancel flights because of poor visibility…

Abortion opponents march in Washington

One of the anti-abortion protesters who took to the streets of Washington today says that with the re-election of President Barack Obama…

SF prepares for Super Bowl

San Francisco city officials preparing for the 49ers’ Super Bowl game against the Baltimore Ravens are hoping to avoid a repeat of the violence and vandalism that marred World Series celebrations last year…

White House, senators start immigration push

The White House and a bipartisan group of senators will launch separate efforts next week to jumpstart negotiations to overhaul the immigration system…

Democrats reintroduce assault weapons ban

Congressional Democrats are reintroducing legislation to ban assault weapons but the measure faces long odds even after last month’s mass school shooting in Newtown, Conn…

Nearly 40 minutes cut from “Cloud Atlas” for China

Nearly 40 minutes have been chopped from the Hollywood film “Cloud Atlas” for Chinese audiences, deleting both gay and straight love scenes…

Museum campaign features ‘Ancient warrior’

An ancient Chinese warrior may be seen walking the streets of the Bay Area over the next month…

Role of sex in military firings

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, fired from his command in Afghanistan last May and now facing a court-martial on charges of sodomy, adultery and pornography and more, is just one in a long line of commanders whose careers were ended because of possible sexual misconduct….

Air Force calls sex assaults ‘appalling’

The Air Force’s top officer says the service recorded an “appalling” number of reports of sexual assault last year even as it worked to curb misconduct in the wake of a sex scandal at its training headquarters in Texas…

Ohio teacher duct-tapes students

A northeast Ohio middle-school teacher has until later this week to respond to an allegation that she posted a Facebook photo of her students with their mouths covered with duct tape…

US House defuses looming debt crisis

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to permit the government to borrow enough money to avoid its first-ever default for at least four months, defusing a crisis looming next month…

Poll: Many say let illegal immigrants stay in US

More than 6 in 10 Americans now favor allowing illegal immigrants to eventually become U.S. citizens, a major increase in support driven by a turnaround in Republicans’ opinions after the 2012 elections…

Philippines takes S. China sea fight to tribunal

The Philippines took a desperate legal step against China’s claims to virtually the entire South China Sea on Tuesday…