Oakland Mayor Quan announces bid for re-election

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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan has officially announced her bid for reelection on Saturday…

New Jersey woman beaten as toddler tries to help

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A New Jersey woman is recovering after a brutal attack by a former coworker…

Guangzhou’s political official faces graft investigation

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The Communist Party chief in Guangzhou, Wan Qingliang, is under investigation of corruption…

Couple accused of imprisoning son in basement

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Police say a couple accused of locking their son in the basement of their home for more than a year…

Toronto man guilty of dismembering ex-girlfriend

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A Toronto man was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder for killing and dismembering his ex-girlfriend…

Kentucky: Six dead, four injured in crash

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A fiery wreck killed six people and injured four others in Kentucky Thursday night…

HK lawyers protest against proposed judicial changes

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Hundreds of Hong Kong lawyers marched in silence to protest a recent Beijing policy statement they say undermines the Asian financial hub’s rule of law…

Walmart slashing iPhone prices

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With a two-year contract, a 16-gigabyte iPhone 5S will cost $99, down from $149…

Alibaba will list its shares on the NYSE

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Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba will list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange…

SF man shot outside T.J. Maxx

A man was shot after an argument at a store in SF’s South of Market neighborhood Wednesday night…

California man dies in water off Maui

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Police on Maui say a 63-year-old California man died in the water off Black Rock in Lahaina…

Beijing’s official Zhang Zhijun meets Taipei mayor

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China’s first ever ministerial-level official to be sent to Taiwan met with Mayor Eric Chu in New Taipei City on Thursday…

Hong Kong woman dies after receiving liposuction

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A 32-year-old woman died after receiving a liposuction treatment in Hong Kong…

Christiano Ronaldo: Third haircut brings good luck

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World player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo finally found a style that was good luck for scoring…

Woman sexually assaulted in Berkeley

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A woman was sexually assaulted while walking in Berkeley early Sunday, according to police…

China issues controversial maps

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China released a new officially approved map that displays the South China Sea in a more prominent way than previous versions…

Thousands in US watch World Cup match

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Thousands of eager Americans set work aside Thursday to watch the U.S. team play Germany in a key World Cup match…

SF sex listings website Myredbook seized by FBI, IRS

San Francisco-based escort website MyRedBook.com was shut down by the FBI…

Norwegian wins bet on Suarez World Cup bite

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Uruguay striker Luis Suarez’s practice of biting opponents seems to be a safe bet…

Mondragon becomes oldest World Cup player at 43

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Colombia goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon became the oldest player to compete at a World Cup…

Oracle octopus predicts Germany-USA match outcome

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World Cup Oracle Octopus Regina predicts outcome for Germany vs USA on Thursday’s game…

Altanta dad charged with murder in baby’s death

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Was it an accident or murder? Shocking new details in the death of a baby left in his father’s SUV while dad was at work…

China on proposed embassy address: ‘sheer farce’

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A U.S. Congressional Committee is considering to rename the stretch of a road in front of the China’s embassy as Liu Xiaobo Plaza…

China releases video of terrorist organization

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China released video evidence of how terror organizations is using the Internet to incite terrorist activities in China…

In a first, China sends a minister to Taiwan

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China has sent its first ever ministerial-level official to Taiwan for four days of meetings to rebuild ties…

Five injured after rollover crash in SF Visitacion Valley

Five people were taken to the hospital after a rollover crash in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood…

Asia having a terrible World Cup

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At midway point, the World Cup went from bad to worse for Asia and the tournament’s next host, Russia…

KFC: There’s no proof scarred child was asked to leave

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KFC says investigations have not found any evidence that an employee asked a 3-year-old girl to leave…

China, Vietnam vessels collide in disputed sea

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Vietnam and China accused each other of ramming its vessel owned by the other in the disputed sea area…

Arrests in celebrations of Mexico World Cup win

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Police say four people were arrested in the LA area after celebrations of Mexico’s advancement into the next round of World Cup…