China’s popular TV journalist taken by prosecutors

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Top business journalist, Rui Chenggang, was taken away by prosecutors, abruptly absent from his nightly newscast he was anchoring…

Argentine World Cup celebration marred by violence

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Riot police used tear gas to disperse a group of vandals who disturbed a World Cup rally in Argentina…

Pacifica police say 84-year-old man stabbed wife

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An 84-year-old Pacifica man was arrested Sunday after police said he stabbed his wife…

For 2nd day, lightning kills 1 in US national park

For the second day in a row, lightning has been blamed in the death of a visitor at Rocky Mountain National Park…

Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

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Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel…

Man, 81, struck by Amtrak train is identified

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A man struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Northern California has been identified…

Palo Alto man suspected of groping woman

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Police in Palo Alto released a sketch Sunday night of a man suspected of harassing and groping a woman…

San Bruno female victim robbed and assaulted

Police are looking for a man who robbed and assaulted a female victim in San Bruno on Tuesday night…

SF janitorial company settles health care benefits lawsuit

GMG Janitorial, Inc., was found to have failed to provide health care benefits on behalf of its workers…

San Leandro man convicted of molesting young family member

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A 57-year-old San Leandro man was convicted Monday of five felony sexual assault counts for raping a young family member…

US, China talk cyberhacking amid new allegations

Top American officials said Thursday they challenged their counterparts in China to rein in alleged cybersecurity infringements…

Report: Chinese hackers hit US personnel networks

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Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the Office of Personnel Management earlier this year…

One dead after truck jackknifes on HWY 17

The big-rig lost its brakes and jackknifed while traveling north on Highway 17…

Argentina reaches World Cup final after penalties

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Argentina reached the World Cup final on Wednesday after beating the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout…

Dodgers partly responsible in beating of Giants fan

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A jury awarded about $18 million to a San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage in a beating at Dodger Stadium…

Germany’s WCup victory sets Twitter sports record

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It won’t be what Brazil’s fans will remember, but the first World Cup semifinal is the most tweeted-about sports event in Twitter history…

Woman charged with manslaughter in overdose death

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An alleged high-end prostitute accused of injecting heroin into a Google executive has been charged with manslaughter…

US, China vow to improve cooperation

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The United States and China vowed Wednesday to improve their economic and security cooperation…

Tibetan activist gets home arrest as Kerry arrives

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A well-known Tibetan writer and her husband have been placed under house arrest in Beijing…

California board considers fines for water wasters

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Wasting water outdoors amid the state’s drought will cost Californians up to $500 a day for violations…

Germany routs Brazil 7-1, reaches World Cup final

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Germany handed Brazil its heaviest World Cup loss ever with an astounding 7-1 rout in the semifinals…

NYPD arrests mother of abandoned baby

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A woman has been arrested on charges she abandoned her baby at a Manhattan subway station…

US-China strategic talks get tested this week

The United States and China will start their annual “Strategic and Economic Dialogue” this week…

SF: Woman injured in suspected DUI crash into bank

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A woman suspected of DUI has been hospitalized after crashing into a bank in San Francisco…

Fireworks land in playpen, burn Ohio infant

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A 4-month-old in a playpen on her Ohio porch was critically injured when a neighbor’s fireworks landed on her…

Police: Girl riding scooter killed by stray bullet

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Authorities say a girl riding a scooter in New Jersey was shot and killed by a stray bullet…

SF: Four fatal shootings since Fourth of July

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SF police are investigating four fatal shootings that have occurred in the city since the Fourth of July…

Jet disaster averted in Barcelona near-miss

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A passenger jetliner preparing to leave Barcelona’s El Prat airport taxied across a runway where another was about to land…

China holds ceremony to mark China-Japan war

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China marked the 77th anniversary of the start of a war with Japan amid rising tensions between Beijing and Tokyo…

Brazilian boy can’t say his name – it’s too long

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A Brazilian boy is named after four French football players and the current Brazil manager…