30-year mortgage rate at 2-year high: 4.46 %

Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages surged this week to their highest levels two years, and the rate on the 30-year loan…

US boss held in China leaves plant, pay dispute resolved

A pay dispute was resolved Thursday at a medical supply factory, ending a labor standoff in which…

Timeline: History of Proposition 8

Timeline: history of proposition 8…

4 Chinese nationals slain in Papua New Guinea

Four Chinese nationals have been stabbed to death in Papua New Guinea in what the South Pacific island…

US court opts for gay marriage in California

The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of California’s…

Live blog: Supreme Court gives two big victories for gay rights

Live blog: ruling of proposition 8…

US home prices rise in April by most in 7 years

U.S. home prices jumped 12.1 percent in April from a year ago, buoyed by strong demand and a limited…

Kansas City woman’s mouth superglued

Four people are accused of taking part in a scheme to restrain a woman, beat her…

Shanxi man drowns under eyes of helpless rescuers

A man stranded amid a flood in a northwestern China river drowned last Thursday after rescuers at the scene failed to save him…

Small plane crashes into fedex truck

In northern California…a small plane clipped a chemical plant before crashing into a fedex truck….

Chinese workers won’t let US boss leave factory

Chinese workers keeping an American executive confined to his Beijing medical supply factory said Tuesday that they had not been…

China rejects US pressure over Snowden

China’s central government respects the Hong Kong Special Administrative Regional (HKSAR) government’s…

China sacks national team coach Comacho

China’s Football Association said Monday it has sacked national team coach Jose Antonio Camacho following a 5-1 loss to Thailand…

First Apple computer could fetch $500,000 or more

It’s the kind of electronic junk that piles up in basements and garages ?an old computer motherboard with wires sticking out….

California man receives letters father sent in WWII

A California man has received two letters his father sent him and his mother during world war two….

Chinese climbers killed in Pakistan attack

Two survivors and 10 bodies of tourists in terrorist attack in Pakistan’s northern area of Gilgit-Baltistan arrived in the capital…

72-year-old man charged in triple-murder case

A 72-year-old california man is facing charges in a triple-murder case…

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng visits Taiwan

A Chinese activist who fled to the United States after taking refuge in the US embassy in China last year said on Monday…

Snowden not on flight to Cuba from Russia

WikiLeaks officials say former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has applied for asylum in Ecuador…

United Airlines out of toilet paper on 10-hour flight

United Airlines our of toilet paper on 10-hour flight…

NSA leaker charged with espionage, theft

The Justice Department on Friday charged former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden with …

Food Network won’t renew Paula Deen’s contract

The Food Network says it will not renew the contract of celebrity chef Paula Deen, days after it was revealed…

Car thieves use mystery gadget to break in

Police across the country are stumped by a rash of car thefts….

California to release prisoners by end of year

Gov. Jerry Brown says he will ask the courts to stay what he calls an “unprecedented order” to release nearly 10,000…

Father and son feud leads to car crash

A father and his son in feud resorted to a prolonged car chase in a busy city on Wednesday…

Mail carriers catch 2-year-old falling girl

A two-year-old girl fell from the fifth-floor window of her home in east China’s Zhejiang Province on Thursday…

Canadian’s death in LA water tank was accident

Authorities say a Canadian woman whose body was discovered in a downtown Los Angeles hotel’s rooftop water tank accidentally drowned….

Timeline: Chinese dissidents

Timeline: Chinese dissidents

Facebook introduces video on Instagram

Facebook is adding video to its popular photo-sharing app Instagram, following in the heels of Twitter’s growing…

Guinea pig armour for sale on eBay

How many times have you asked yourself “where can i get a suit of armor for my pet?’…