About 18,000 Northern California nurses to strike

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Roughly 18,000 Kaiser Permanente nurses throughout Northern California are expected to walk off the job for a two-day strike…

Two Americans freed by North Korea arrive in U.S.

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Two Americans who spent months imprisoned in North Korea are back…

Prisoners freed quickly after voters OK measure

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A ballot measure passed by voters is already freeing California suspects from jail as their felony charges…

Obama announces China-US visa extension deal

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China and the United States have agreed to significantly extend the terms of short-term visas…

APEC economic leaders meet at Water Cube

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Leaders and their spouses on Monday evening attended a welcome banquet held by Chinese President…

Dad confronts kidnapper, saves 5-year-old daughter

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A suburban Salt Lake City man foiled an attempt to kidnap his young daughter from her bed early Friday…

Twin brothers are now sheriffs in Washington state

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Things could get confusing when people talk about Sheriff Snaza in southwest Washington…

Robin Williams’ autopsy found no illegal drugs

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Robin Williams’ autopsy found no alcohol or illegal drugs were in his body when he killed himself at his Northern California…

Grand Canyon, other parks float entry-fee increase

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Visiting the Grand Canyon and other national parks could get a little pricier…

Vacation rental firm sues San Francisco over law

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The nation’s largest vacation-home rental website is suing San Francisco, claiming a new law to regulate…

Amazon introduces voice-recognition service

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Amazon is introducing a voice-recognition service called Amazon Echo that comes with a speaker-like wireless device…

Teen says her mother made her eat cat litter

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A Pennsylvania woman has been ordered to stand trial on charges she forced her daughter to eat cat litter…

Passenger steals airliner life vests

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A San Diego man is facing charges for what he allegedly took off a Southwest Airlines flight…

Australian journalist survives carjacking

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A cameraman working for an Australian TV channel was held at gunpoint and carjacked by an armed man…

Couple holds wedding during Southwest Airlines flight

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Couple holds wedding during Southwest Airlines flight..,

Democrat Ted Lieu is elected to Congress

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Democrat Ted Lieu is elected to Congress…

Home Depot: 53M email addresses stolen by hackers

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The Home Depot Inc. says hackers stole 53 million email addresses in addition to the payment card data…

Facebook launches Ebola charity donation button

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Facebook is stepping up its efforts to fight Ebola by adding a button designed to make it easier for its users…

Cybersecurity firm discovers new Apple-targeting malware

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Palo Alto Networks has discovered a new form of malware that may have affected hundreds of thousands…

Suspect in drowning dog with bowling ball arrested

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Police in Nevada have arrested a man suspected of tying a bowling ball to a dog and drowning it…

Woman fatally struck by BART train

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A BART train struck and killed a woman at the San Leandro station Thursday morning…

Web photos purport to show slain US woman’s body

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Authorities are searching for a man suspected of killing his 30-year-old live-in girlfriend in Washington state…

97-year-old Chinese becomes first time voter

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97-year-old Chinese becomes first time voter…

2 NYC police officers facing brutality charges

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Two New York City police officers have surrendered to face criminal charges in the videotaped beating…

Man hanging from tanker truck dies after fall

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A 35-year-old man who was hanging on a double gas tanker truck as it drove on a San Francisco…

Audi recalling nearly 102,000 cars to fix air bags

Audi is recalling nearly 102,000 luxury cars in the U.S. because the front air bags may not inflate in a crash….

3 charged with feeding homeless in Florida

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A 90-year-old man and two ministers have been accused of breaking a new ordinance that severely restricts…

NY mom guilty of manslaughter in son’s death

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A health care millionaire who fatally drugged her developmentally disabled son in a luxury New York…

Twitter proposing sky bridge in San Francisco

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Twitter wants to build a sky bridge to connect the two buildings that make up its San Francisco headquarters…

Indian father kills child’s alleged rapist

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An Indian father invited to dinner a man he believes raped his 14-year-old daughter — and then tortured and killed him…