4th of July Events & Fireworks

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A list of fireworks events in a number of Bay Area cities during the 4th of July holiday…

China orphanage hires kids as orphans to solicit donations

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An orphanage in China was accused of hiring kids to be orphans to solicit donations…

Three children buried alive in flooding in China

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Three children were buried alive in a flooding disaster in Chongqing, China…

Google apologizes after app tagged black people ‘gorillas’

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An image-recognition feature in Google Photos application was identifying images of some black people as “gorillas”…

Smartphone ‘kill switch’ law takes effect in California

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Legislation requiring all new smartphones sold in California to come pre-equipped with theft deterrent technology takes effect in July…

Beijing police seized tonnes of fake salt

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Beijing police has seized 20,000 tonnes of fake salt in a recent raid, 28 people arrested…

Billionaire Saudi prince vows to donate $32 billion fortune

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Saudi Arabia’s billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal will donate all of his wealth of $32 billion to charity…

Video shows Colorado officer beating suspect

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An officer is caught on tape brutally beating and injuring a suspect back in December…

Taiwan pilot in February TransAsia crash described as hasty

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A pilot described by colleagues as nervous and hasty mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine…

Woman fatally shot at popular San Francisco pier

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A woman was fatally shot at a pier at San Francisco’s popular Embarcadero waterfront…

Elderly man carjacked while loading groceries at Lucky’s

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Police are investigating a Wednesday carjacking in Petaluma in which an 85-year-old man was injured…

Ferry capsizes in Philippines; 35 dead, 20 missing

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A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized minutes after it left a central Philippine port in choppy waters…

Stockton police dog dies from heat in cruiser

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A Stockton Police Department K-9 died after the air conditioning in a police cruiser failed…

2nd person dies in Taiwan water park fire

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The death toll from a blaze at a Taiwan water park party over the weekend rose to two on Thursday…

SF: Three injured when motorcycle collides with pedestrians

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A motorcycle collided into several people Wednesday night on Market Street in San Francisco…

Boy found in park swing died of cold, thirst

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A 3-year-old boy found in a swing at a Baltimore park died of dehydration and hypothermia…

New Chinese law reinforces government control of cyberspace

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China’s legislature passed sweeping legislation on Wednesday that reinforces government controls over cyberspace…

China bus falls off bridge, killing 10 S. Koreans, 2 Chinese

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A bus carrying a group of South Koreans fell off a highway bridge Wednesday afternoon in northeastern China…

China’s ruling Communists recruit fewer members

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China’s ruling Communist Party recruited almost 15 percent fewer new members last year…

Person killed in car crash at San Jose airport

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A person was killed and three others were injured in a car crash at Mineta San Jose International Airport Wednesday morning…

Turnout slim as thousands in Hong Kong rally for democracy

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Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers took to the streets Wednesday to renew their call for full democracy…

Leland Yee pleads guilty to racketeering charge

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Former state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded guilty to one count of participating in a racketeering conspiracy…

American burned in Taiwan park fire fights for life

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Alex Haas, 26, is fighting for his life after 90 percent of his body and his lungs were burned…

Music teacher pleads no contest to molesting students

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A 29-year-old music teacher pleaded no contest Tuesday to three counts of molesting his students…

US, Cuba to open embassies, restore ties

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President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba will reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington…

SJ police seeks leads in fatal shooting of 17-year-old

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Police are asking for the public’s help in their investigation of a shooting in San Jose that left a teenager dead on Friday night…

Residents urged to conserve as heat strains power grid

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State officials are calling on residents to voluntarily conserve electricity during California’s heat wave…

Robber attacks woman for purse, iPhone at Fremont hub

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Fremont police were called to the Fremont Hub Shopping Center Target store to respond to a report of a robbery…

SF: Woman with box cutter stabs woman in Bayview

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A woman with a box cutter stabbed another woman on Monday afternoon in San Francisco’s Bayview District…

Little hope of survivors in Indonesian military plane crash

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An Indonesian air force transport plane crashed shortly after takeoff and killed more than 70 people…