Great white shark off Jersey coast

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A group of people on a fishing trip had a close encounter with what looks to be a great white shark…

Portugal match sets viewership record in US

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The United States’ 2-2 World Cup draw with Portugal is the most-watched non-football telecast in ESPN history…

Iran arrests 3 over World Cup video

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Iran police have arrested three people who appeared in an online video in support of the country’s World Cup football team…

Macau female panda Xin Xin dies of kidney failure

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Xinxin, the female giant panda that Macau received as a gift from Beijing has died from kidney failure…

Hong Kong irks Beijing with democracy vote

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Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers lined up to vote Sunday of an unofficial referendum on democratic reform…

Twenty-six dead, 3 missing in southern China rainstorms

Five days of rainstorms in southern China have left 26 people dead and another three missing…

Starbucks prices going up

Your Venti skinny mocha half-caf, extra-hot, no whip latte is gonna cost you a bit more Tuesday…

13 shot dead after attacking police in west China

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Xinjiang police shot dead 13 assailants who rammed a truck into a police office building…

Panel OKs 2 percent raise for California officials

A citizens’ commission has approved 2% cost-of-living salary increases for lawmakers and statewide officials…

Dad gets 4 years in death of son left in hot car

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An Arizona man has been sentenced to four years in prison for leaving his infant son inside a hot car…

SF officials announce $500m Moscone expansion plans

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Come 2018, San Francisco’s Moscone Center will be bigger and greener, with more accessible retail and open spaces…

China investigates brother of ex-president’s aide

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The vice chairman of Shanxi province’s political advisory body, Ling Zhengce, was under investigation…

SF: Nearly naked man delays Muni bus

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A nearly naked San Francisco Municipal Railway passenger briefly held up the 1-California bus line…

Fan jumps off roof after favored team defeated in World Cup

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A fan in China jumped off an eight-storey hotel building after his favored team lost a World Cup match…

Report says Apple smartwatch to come this fall

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Apple is likely to launch a computerized wristwatch this fall that includes more than 10 sensors…

Turmoil in Iraq is pushing up US gasoline prices

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Violence in Iraq is helping to make gasoline in the U.S. more expensive…

China says it’s moving 2nd oil rig closer to Vietnam

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China said Thursday it is moving a second oil rig closer to Vietnam’s coast…

China jails citizen activists up to 6 1/2 years

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A court in China imposed jail terms on three activists who have urged government officials to publicly disclose their assets…

Spain stunned by 2-0 World Cup loss to Chile

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Spanish fans left the stadium in tears as huge crowds of Chileans danced in the street…

Georgia toddler dies in hot car

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Police in Atlanta are investigating the death of a toddler who was left in a car in sweltering temperatures…

Man in custody after truck on fire near Bay Bridge

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The California Highway Patrol responded Wednesday morning to a vehicle fire near the Bay Bridge toll plaza…

Japan World Cup fans clean stadium

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Several unofficial World cup accounts tweeted pics of Japanese fans apparently cleaning up after the match…

Daly City teacher accused of molesting 3 girls

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A San Francisco Bay Area teacher has been charged with molesting three students…

SF man injured in shooting near Golden Gate Park

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San Francisco police are investigating a shooting that occurred near Golden Gate Park Wednesday evening….

US seizes Benghazi suspect in deadly Libya attack

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U.S. special forces seized a “key leader” of the deadly Benghazi, Libya, attack…

Eleven-year-old Lucy Li takes on U.S. Women’s Open

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Lucy Li, an 11-year-old girl who doesn’t appear to be the least bit overwhelmed by the attention around her…

Chinese media: 17 soldiers killed in armory blast

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An accidental explosion ripped through an armory in central China and killed 17 soldiers…

Sunnyvale 3-alarm fire damaged two homes

A three-alarm fire that ravaged two suburban homes in Sunnyvale Wednesday morning…

US turns attention to weekend game vs Portugal

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The U.S. opened the World Cup with a thrilling 2-1 win over nemesis Ghana…

Man who threatened to kill Leland Yee faces 10 yr. sentence

A man who pleaded guilty to threatening state Sen. Leland Yee is facing up to 10 years in prison…