China’s youth: Declining fitness

The government has urged schools, especially K-12, to beef up their physical education following an outcry touched off by a series of events late last year…

US home sales reaches 5-year high

U.S. sales of previously occupied homes rose in 2012 to their highest level in five years, spurred higher by record-low mortgage rates and steady hiring…

Obama embarks on first working day of 2nd term

Plenty of fresh challenges lie ahead Tuesday as President Barack Obama and his team begin the first working day of the second term…

Belmont: police locate suspect in indecent exposure case

Belmont police have located a man who they believe exposed himself to women during the past two weekends…

Photo Gallery: Presidential Inauguration

President Barack Obama receives the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts at the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington…

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Obama to repeat oath Monday to begin 2nd term

Barack Obama faces a smaller crowd, and a more subdued country, on Monday as America’s first black president marks the beginning of his second term and repeats the oath he took in a private ceremony the day before…

Belmont: Indecent exposure suspect

Belmont police have released a security camera image that might show a suspect who allegedly exposed himself to a woman last weekend…

Flu activity widespread in Calif., 5 deaths so far

California health officials say flu activity is now widespread throughout the state, and one new death in people under 65 has been reported…

Academic removed in China’s latest sex scandal

A Marxist theoretician has been removed as head of an important, but obscure Communist Party research institute over a sex scandal…

First reported flu-related death in Bay Area

First flu related death in Bay Area…

Programmer outsources own job to China

You’ve probably heard of American companies outsourcing jobs to other countries for cheaper labor…

Oakland: police release sketch of attempted kidnapping suspect

Oakland police have released a sketch of a man wanted in connection with the attempted kidnapping of a 25-year-old woman near the Fruitvale BART station last month…

Census shows California rise in Asian immigrants

There’s a California population shift with Asian immigrants replacing Latin America as the primary source of the state’s immigrants…

Severe Beijing smog prompts transparency

One of Beijing’s worst rounds of air pollution kept schoolchildren indoors and sent coughing residents to hospitals, but this time something was different about the murky haze…

US porn actress-turned-teacher loses appeal

A U.S. science teacher fired after students learned she had appeared in pornographic movies has been told she can’t return to the classroom…

Obama unveils $500 million gun violence package

President Barack Obama on Wednesday launched the most sweeping effort to curb U.S. gun violence in nearly two decades…

In letters, children ask Obama to change gun laws

In the days after the shooting, children around the country put their feelings about the massacre on paper and sent those letters to a receptive White House…

2012: China adds 51 M. internet users

China’s population of Internet users rose 10 percent last year to 564 million even as communist authorities tightened controls on content, according to data released Tuesday…

Cold is easing, still threatens CA crops

A cold snap that has California farmers struggling to protect the $1.5 billion citrus crop has slowly started to ease…

Obama reviews gun violence proposals

(中文) 總統奧巴馬最早將在週三公佈加強管制槍械的計劃,與此同時,紐約州即將通過全國最嚴厲的管制槍械法例,並呼籲其他州政府效法…
[en] President Barack Obama could reveal the details of how the U.S. will address gun violence as early as Wednesday, while New York’s lawmakers agreed to pass the toughest gun control law in the nation and dared other states to do the same…

Photo gallery: 2013 North America Auto Show

The show that will be open to the public from January 19 to January 27 features more than 500 vehicles from over 40 famous automakers from all over the world…

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SF: Mayor Ed Lee makes friendly wager with Green Bay Mayor

The mayors of San Francisco and Green Bay, Wis., are putting museum tours, food and booze on the line in a friendly wager over this weekend’s NFL playoff game between the 49ers and Packers…

US politician stirs controversy defending rape comment

A U.S. Congressman, trained as an obstetrician and gynecologist, has reignited a controversy from last year’s election by claiming a former colleague was partially correct when he said that women’s bodies have a way of shutting down…

Palo Alto: police seeking suspect in two indecent exposure incidents

Investigators believe that a man responsible for exposing himself to a woman near a gym in Palo Alto on Thursday is the same person who exposed himself to a woman a half-mile away on Tuesday, police said…

Chinese buyer says solar firm MiaSole will expand

The Chinese company that bought MiaSole, a California producer of thin-film solar panels, says it can make the emerging technology successful where others have suffered huge losses…

Violence plays role in shorter US life expectancy

For many years, Americans have been dying at younger ages that people in almost all other wealthy countries. In addition to the impact of gun violence, Americans consume the most calories among peer countries and get involved in more accidents that involve alcohol…

US Chamber makes immigration overhaul top priority

The president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says the organization is joining forces with labor, faith organizations, law enforcement and ethnic groups to push for comprehensive immigration reform…

Oakland Museum offering $12,000 reward after second burglary

The Oakland Museum of California today announced a $12,000 reward for the safe recovery of a Gold Rush-era jewel box that was stolen from the museum during a break-in on Monday morning…

WWII soldier’s duffel bag returned 7 decades later

A U.S. man who served in France during World War II has been reunited with his Army duffel bag nearly seven decades after it went missing…

Watchdog says tax law too complex for most filers

A government watchdog says the nation’s tax law is so thick and complicated that businesses and individuals spend more than 6 billion hours a year complying with filing requirements…