Bear in LA-area suburbs scares swimmers

A bear that wandered down from the mountains and into suburban backyards north of Los Angeles had swimmers scrambling…

Nokia unveils metallic smartphone

Nokia Corp. has unveiled its first Lumia smartphone with a metal cover, low-light camera features and new social network apps…

Police cracked 4.65 million counterfeit condoms in China

The Ministry of Public Security of China announced on Monday that police from southeast China’s…

Mystery substance sent to US Consulate in China

U.S. officials say an envelope containing an unidentified substance was sent to the U.S. Consulate General in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou…

Men in China detained after taking girls to hotel

A school principal and a government worker in China have been detained on suspicion of inappropriate liaison…

Chinese engineer finishes crop artwork of tiger

A large-scale crop artwork of a tiger in Botou city, central China’s Henan Province has attracted many visitors…

Ohio suspect’s brothers deny knowing of captives

Two brothers of the Cleveland kidnapping suspect say they fear people still believe they had something to do…

40K bees found in wall of home

If you’ve ever heard a buzzing sound when you’re in an empty room, you may want to check inside the walls…

Richard Branson swaps suit for skirt to honor bet

British business magnate Richard Branson has lost his latest job because of orange juice….

China investigates top planning official for graft

Chinese authorities have launched an investigation into a powerful economic planning official accused…

Police vow to solve shootings of 19 in New Orleans

Video released early Monday by New Orleans police shows a possible suspect in the Mother’s Day…

Brother arrested in fatal Calif. stabbing of girl

Authorities say they have arrested the brother of an 8-year-old girl who was mysteriously…

75,000 pounds of seafood dumped on freeway

A truck carrying 75-thousand pounds of seafood rolled over and left this mess on the freeway…

200 sick after dining at Vegas restaurant

A new report says 200 people reported food poisoning symptoms after dining at one of Las Vegas’ most popular restaurants…

4 pit bulls blamed for Calif. jogger’s killing

Southern California authorities are trying to determine whether pit bulls seized at an alleged pot house are the same dogs…

China’s crackdown on “toxic ginger” is under way

A nationwide crackdown on “toxic ginger” is well under way in recent days in China.

Postage costs may go up again

The price of sending mail may be going up — again…

Woman kicked out of the subway for holding the door

Woman kicked out of the subway for holding the door…

Coalition on US immigration bill clears 1st tests

The bipartisan coalition behind a contentious overhaul of immigration laws stuck together on a critical early series of test votes Thursday…

Prince Harry opens weeklong US visit

Britain’s Prince Harry toured an exhibition about land mines, a cause dear to his late mother, Princess Diana…

Sailor dies in capsized America’s Cup boat

A sailor has died after a boat practicing for the upcoming America’s Cup races capsized in San Francisco Bay…

Office of the Courts hacked

The Washington state Administrative Office of the Courts has been hacked, and up to 160,000 Social Security numbers…

California woman slaps cop to quit smoking

A california woman apparently took an extreme measure to try to quit smoking…

US woman convicted in killing of boyfriend

A U.S. woman has been convicted of first-degree murder in the gruesome killing of her one-time boyfriend…

Timeline: Guo Meimei and China Red Cross

Interactive timeline: Guo Meimei and China Red Cross…

China to impose harsher punishments on food safety

Infant food producers will be convicted guilty in China if the nutrient contents needed for infants’ growth in their products…

3 hikers found in San Bernardino Mountains

Three hikers who vanished during a weekend hike in the San Bernardino Mountains have been found safe…

China party punishes 21 officials in sex scandal

China’s ruling Communist Party has punished 21 officials over a scandal in which they allegedly were extorted…

Short traffic light forces pedestrians to jaywalk

A traffic crossing light at a zebra crossing in Guangzhou City lasts only two seconds, leaving pedestrians with no choice…

3 hikers missing in San Bernardino Mountains

The search has resumed for three hikers who vanished over the weekend while climbing a peak in the San Bernardino Mountains…