Philippines makes arrests in online extortion ring

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An online syndicate accused of blackmailing more than 1,000 victims after luring them into exposing themselves in front of webcam…

Clues to idenitify Jim Foley’s killer

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In the UK, authorities are still trying to identify the apparently British ISIS militant who killed American Journalist James Foley…

In rare move, Chinese man acquitted of murder

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A Chinese court on Friday acquitted a death-row inmate who spent eight years behind bars for double murder…

Pentagon cites ‘dangerous’ Chinese jet intercept

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The Obama administration accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a “dangerous intercept” of a U.S. navy aircraft…

Three Japanese students killed in SoCal car crash

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Three Japanese college students were killed and five other foreign students were injured in a car crash…

Man charged with leaving 3 kids in car outside bar

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A Florida man is accused of leaving his three children in a car for hours outside a bar while he got drunk inside…

378 people ‘pay it forward’ at Florida Starbucks

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A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida…

One killed in Salinas violent robbery, shooting case

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Salinas police have released surveillance video of a violent robbery last week that ended with three people being shot, one fatally…

Wal-Mart cuts prices on iPhone 5S, 5C

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Wal-Mart cut prices for the iPhone 5S and 5C, offering further evidence that next-generation iPhones will indeed be released in September…

China tries 5 accused cult members for murder

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Five people stood trial Thursday in the beating death of a woman at a McDonald’s restaurant in Shandong, China…

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…