Official: Militants asked $132.5 million ransom

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The Islamic State militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley had demanded ransom for his release…

St. Louis police release video of shooting

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The St. Louis police chief has released audio, surveillance video and cellphone video of the fatal shooting this week of a knife-wielding man…

SF: Three suspects at large following carjacking

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Police are searching for three men who allegedly carjacked a man in San Francisco…

Los Angeles port welcomes massive rubber duck

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The Port of Los Angeles is welcoming an unusual visitor – the world’s biggest bath toy…

Voice, image give clues in hunt for Foley’s killer

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The masked jihadi pictured holding a knife to Foley’s throat is likely British, and linguists suggests he is from the London area…

Officials: US rescue mission in Syria failed

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President Barack Obama sent U.S. troops to Syria to rescue a number of Americans held by a violent extremist group, including James Foley…

SF: Aunt arrested for death of girl struck by car

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A woman has been arrested in connection with the death of her 2-year-old niece who was struck by a car in San Francisco…

CCTV criticize for unfair reporting on celebrity drug case

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CCTV’s recent reporting on the drug case involving Jackie Chan’s son Jaycee and Kai Ko were deemed unfair…

Hayward: Fatality on I-880 highway

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The death was reported around 4:35 a.m. on southbound Highway 880 near Industrial Parkway…

Falling tree kills tourist in ancient academy in Hunan

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A female tourist was killed by a falling tree while another was injured on Monday when visiting the Yuelu Academy…

Apple’s stock bounces back to hit a new high

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Apple’s stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors’ renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook…

Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company’s board, bringing to a close 34 years with the software giant…

Obama: US won’t stop confronting Islamic State

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The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight with Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq…

IS claims to behead American journalist James Foley

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A video by Islamic State group militants Tuesday purported to show the execution of American journalist James Foley…

Florida woman shoots grandson; thought he was intruder

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A grandmother shot and critically wounded her 7-year-old grandson early Tuesday after mistaking him for an intruder…

Aussie miner lawmaker criticized for China tirade

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Australian lawmaker Clive Palmer called the Chinese “bastards” and “mongrels” and accused Beijing of trying to take over Australia…

Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

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Islamic extremists shot scores of Yazidi men to death in Iraq, abducting their wives and children…

Blast in China coal mine traps dozens miners

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A gas explosion Tuesday in a coal mine in eastern China trapped 27 workers underground, state media reported…

Three arrested in connection to shooting at Bayfair mall

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Three people were arrested in a shooting that happened last Monday in the parking lot of a mall in San Leandro…

China promises to rein in executive pay

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China’s president has promised to rein in “unreasonably high” pay for executives at state companies…

China to discuss election methods for Hong Kong chief executive

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China’s top legislature will discuss whether to revise election methods for Hong Kong chief executive and legislature at its upcoming bi-monthly session…

SJ woman detained in hit-and-run that injured pedestrian

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A woman was taken into custody as the suspected driver of a car that struck and critically injured a pedestrian…

Motorcyclist pursued by officers dies in crash

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A motorcyclist who died in a crash may have participated in illegal street stunts with other vehicles…

Fan dies from heart attack during 49ers game

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A man who collapsed during the San Francisco 49ers’ debut game at Levi’s Stadium has died…

Tour bus plunges into river in Tibet with 3 killed, 13 missing

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A tour bus carrying 45 people plunged into a river in Tibet with 3 people killed and 13 others still missing…

SF teachers union threatens strike

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Contract negotiations for teachers remain at an impasse with the teachers’ union threatening a possible strike…

California man gets 5 numbers without Powerball

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A lottery player in California missed out on Saturday’s $90 million Powerball jackpot, but he still won a record-setting prize…

Tens of thousands stage Hong Kong pro-gov’t rally

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Tens of thousands of people took part in a demonstration march in Hong Kong to protest a planned civil disobedience campaign by pro-democracy activists in the city…

10 injured in crash at San Jose intersection

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San Jose police say ten people were injured when a Mercedes driven by a suspected drunken driver…

Jackie Chan’s son and Kai Ko detained in Beijing drug bust

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Jackie Chan’s son Jaycee and Taiwanese actor Kai Ko were arrested in Beijing for drug related offences…