HK leader claims ‘external forces’ involved in protests

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Hong Kong’s leader has claimed that “external forces” are participating in student-led pro-democracy protests…

China’s ruling party opens meeting on rule of law

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China communist party’s top leaders opened a four-day conclave to guide policy for the coming year…

Bear bites boy’s arm off in Chinese zoo

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A bear in central China has bitten off the arm of a 9-year-old boy who tried to feed it through its cage…

Marin, San Mateo counties have Bay Area’s lowest jobless rates

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Marin and San Mateo counties had the lowest unemployment rates in the Bay Area in September…

Bodies of 7 women found in Indiana

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The bodies of seven women have now been found in Indiana after a man confessed to killing one woman…

British royal couple’s second child due in April

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their second baby is due in April…

SF woman punched and robbed by two women

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A 24-year-old woman was punched in the face and then robbed by two other women in San Francisco…

Brazil police say they arrested serial killer

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Brazilian police announced Thursday that they had captured a man who confessed to 39 murders…

Five alleged sexual assaults at Berkeley fraternity

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Five people were reportedly sexually assaulted at a fraternity house near the University of California at Berkeley…

New scuffles break out at Hong Kong protest site

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New scuffles broke out Friday night between Hong Kong riot police and pro-democracy activists in Mongkok…

Sixteen dead in accident at South Korean concert

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Sixteen people watching an outdoor pop concert in South Korea fell 20 meters to their deaths Friday…

Beijing condemns Japan PM’s offerings to shrine

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent religious offerings Friday to a Tokyo shrine honoring the war dead…

Florida dad fatally shoots 2 kids, himself

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A man shot his three children, killing two, and then turned the gun on himself after an argument with his wife in Florida…

US monitors health care worker aboard cruise ship

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A health care worker who handled a lab specimen from an Ebola-infected man is on a Caribbean cruise ship…

Fight breaks out near AT&T Park after Giants game

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San Francisco police responded to a brawl near AT&T Park that left one victim injured Thursday night…

Facebook creates ‘Safety Check’ tool for disasters

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Facebook Inc. is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters…

Police arrest suspect in child molestations in Walmart, Target

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San Leandro police have arrested a suspect who allegedly inappropriately touched children at Walmart and Target…

Vietnamese restaurant to pay back wages

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U.S. Department of Labor investigation found Xhan Restaurant failed to pay overtime wages…

Winter not expected to end California drought

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Federal forecasters don’t expect California to get enough rain and snow this winter to end the state’s ongoing drought…

Hong Kong leader offers talks as anger mounts

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Hong Kong’s leader tried to soothe tensions with student-led democracy protesters by reviving an offer of talks…

US jobless applications fall to 14-year low

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The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level in 14 years last week…

Three suspects arrested for growing marijuana

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Officers arrested three men suspected of participating in an illegal marijuana growing operation in San Leandro…

UN chief: Fund to fight Ebola has $100,000 in bank

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says a trust fund he launched to fight Ebola has only $100,000 in the bank…

Officers suspended for allegedly beating protester

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Seven Hong Kong police officers who were allegedly beating up a handcuffed protester have been suspended…

Man says he hit dentist to get prison dental care

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A Pennsylvania man says he assaulted his dentist with a tire iron because he couldn’t afford dental treatment…

Protester allegedly beaten by police says he will sue

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The protester who was allegedly beaten by police in Hong Kong said he will take legal action…

Clash at construction site leaves 8 dead in China

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Eight people were killed in a clash between construction workers and villagers in Yunnan…

Macy’s to open even earlier on Thanksgiving

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Macy’s Inc. is opening its stores at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, two hours earlier than last year, to lure holiday shoppers…

Ca man attacked by pit bulls dies

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The man who was mauled along with his 77-year-old mother by a pack of pit bulls in central California has died…

A wild day on Wall Street ends with Dow down 173

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Stocks are ending a wild day mostly lower as indexes recover much of an early plunge…