North Korea cuts last military hotline to South

North Korea said Wednesday it was cutting off a key military hotline with South Korea amid high tensions between the two sides…

Caltrans investigates broken Bay Bridge rods

Transportation officials are investigating why nearly three dozen threaded steel rods on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge snapped…

Sea lion pup checks into 5-star hotel

A sea lion crashes breakfast at a five-star hotel in southern California…

Strong quake sways buildings in Taiwan, kills 1

One person is dead and 19 others have been hurt in an earthquake that struck central Taiwan….

Obama to visit SF for fundraisers

Democratic Party officials are offering a trip to San Francisco and an opportunity to meet President Barack Obama…

Sacramento council considers Kings arena deal

Sacramento city officials are set to consider a financing deal for a new arena for the NBA Kings…

China’s first lady sparks homegrown fashion frenzy

New Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan’s choice of attire has sparked a flurry of excitement over an independent homegrown label…

1,000 dead ducks fished out in Sichuan province

Authorities in China are investigating how more than one-thousand rotting ducks ended up in a river in Pengshan county…

Prison term for Sixing Liu in military secrets case

A former employee of a U.S.-based defense contractor has been sentenced to more than 5 years in prison…

Hiker dies after falling from Southern CA cliff

A 17-year-old girl has died and an 18-year-old man has been injured after falling about 200 feet while hiking…

NYC’s Met Museum accused of confusing fees

A lawyer is suing New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, claiming the institution is purposely misleading people…

Girl, 9, walks to get help after crash kills dad

A 9-year-old girl who walked about a mile in Southern California to find help after surviving a crash says she was sad to hear that her father did not survive…

Man, 22, dies while swinging from Utah rock arch

A 22-year-old Utah man was killed while swinging from a rock arch in a stunt made popular by YouTube…

Two Chinese pandas shipped to Canada

Some Chinese nutritionists in southwest China city of Chengdu have got apples, special cookies and fresh bamboos ready as airborne meals…

California sinkhole swallows pond

A California man says he woke up Sunday to find the pond on his property didn’t look the same as it did when he went to bed…

Landslide partially closes Pacific Coast Highway

A landslide continues to close northbound lanes of the Pacific Coast Highway in Los Angeles and it’s unclear when they’ll reopen…

Severe hailstorm attacks China’s southwest region

Extreme weather in the form of severe hail, strong winds and heavy rainfall hit areas all across southwest China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region…

Coca-Cola cuts 750 jobs in U.S.

Job cuts are on the way at beverage giant Coca-Cola…

“Backdoor Program” secretly installed on China websites

Over 3,000 governmental websites were once secretly installed the “Backdoor Program”…

Man accused of dismembering lover collapses in court

A Canadian porn actor accused of dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing the body parts to political parties and schools collapsed…

Beckham in China as football ambassador

British football player David Beckham arrived in Beijing on Wednesday morning as the ambassador…

Trio of retailers to settle “faux” fur charges

The FTC says that a trio of retailers, including Neiman Marcus, have agreed to settle charges that they falsely claimed certain products…

Seven Marines killed in Nevada explosion are mourned

Hundreds of residents in a rural Nevada town turned out to mourn the loss of at least seven Marines…

Lululemon pulls yoga pants, too revealing

Lululemon has yanked its popular black yoga pants from store shelves after it found that the sheer material used was revealing too much…

The Statue of Liberty to reopen on 4th of July

The Statue of Liberty was damaged during Superstorm Sandy but is now set to re-open…

Pope Francis’ inauguration Mass

Pope Francis waves to crowds as he arrives to his inauguration Mass in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Tuesday, March 19, 2013…

Chinese contractor at NASA suspected as a spy

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A Chinese aerospace contractor working at a NASA facility in Virginia made a first appearance in federal court Monday…

Facebook death threat lawsuit settled

Three Indiana girls who discussed killing classmates in Facebook posts adorned with smiley faces and LOLS have reached a settlement…

7 marines killed in explosion during training exercise

A Marine Corps official says the seven Marines killed in Nevada died after a 60mm mortar exploded unexpectedly during a training accident…

China increases penalties for improper dead animal disposal

Penalties for those who don’t dispose of dead animals properly will be increased, said the government of Xinfeng town in Jiaxing…