Bay area residents react to BART strike

Bay area residents comment on BART strike…

19 firefighters killed in Arizona deadly blaze

Gusty, hot winds blew a U.S. wildfire out of control Sunday, overtaking and killing 19 members…

New York’s highest, most expensive penthouse

New York’s highest, most expensive penthouse…

Gay couple may be 1st to win green-card petition

A Bulgarian graduate student and his American husband are the first gay couple in the nation to have their green card…

Audience witnesses acrobat’s fatal Las Vegas fall

Audience members in Las Vegas say they realized a Cirque du Soleil acrobat’s fall was an accident when they heard…

Law requires Chinese to visit their aging parents

Mothers and fathers aren’t the only ones urging adult children to visit their parents. China’s lawbooks are now issuing the same imperative….

Report: Snowden has asked for asylum in Russia

The Interfax news agency says a Russian consular official has confirmed that National Security Agency…

Chinese firm accused of stealing US software

China’s largest wind turbine company and three people are accused of trade secrets from a U.S. software company…

Governors’ muses, mistresses prompt art debate

A Sacramento artist whose exhibit of mistresses and girlfriends of California governors was censored before…

Chinese driver shows off driving in front of policeman

A driver recently showed off his driving skills by circling and drifting around a parking lot in the city of Yantai, east China’s Shandong Province…

Beagle-boxer-basset wins World’s Ugliest Dog

A huge-headed, duck-footed mix of beagle, boxer and basset hound was the upset winner…

Father of NSA leaker says he believes his son will return to US

The father of NSA leaker Edward Snowden acknowledged Friday that his son broke the law but doesn’t think he committed treason….

China official in sex case gets prison for bribery

A former Chinese official at the center of a sex tape scandal was convicted of taking more…

CA couple gets $11,000 water bill

It was like a bucket of cold water to the face when an elderly couple in california opened their water bill….

US man accused of killing puppy in dishwasher

Police in Tennessee say a puppy was killed when a man put it in a dishwasher and ran the machine…

New rules aim to rid schools of junk foods

High-calorie sports drinks and candy bars will be removed from school vending machines…

Metal bar falls through roof of Seattle home

Seattle police are trying to figure out how a three-pound piece of metal apparently fell from the sky and through a home….

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…