Hunan chemical plant shut down after lead poisoning

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A chemical plant in Hunan has been closed down over suspicion that it caused the lead poisoning of hundreds of local children…

SSF robbery suspects pistol whip victim until unconscious

A man was pistol whipped during an armed robbery in South San Francisco early Sunday morning…

Alibaba gives more business details ahead of IPO

Alibaba said net income for the quarter ended March 31 increased 31 percent to $883.4 million…

San Rafael store sells lottery ticket worth nearly $200k

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A San Rafael store sold a Fantasy 5 lottery ticket worth almost $200,000…

Militants post photos of mass killing in Iraq

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The Islamic militants posted graphic photos that appeared to show their gunmen massacring Iraqi soldiers…

KFC probes whether scarred girl was asked to leave

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A KFC restaurant employee in Mississippi allegedly asked a 3-year-old girl to leave because her facial injuries disturbed other patrons…

Armed suspect robs SSF gas station Saturday

Police are trying to locate an armed suspect who robbed a gas station in South San Francisco on Saturday evening…

SF distracted driver crashes head-on into Muni bus

A distracted driver crashed into a Muni bus near San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital Thursday evening…

BART to charge $6 for Oakland Airport connection

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The fare for the new connector from the Oakland Coliseum station to the Oakland International Airport is set at $6…

Survey shows Father’s Day spending to top $12.5 billion

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The National Retail Federation says the average person will spend about $113 on gifts for dad this Father’s Day…

Macau high-speed ferry hits seawall

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A high-speed ferry heading to Macau crashed into a breakwater Friday…

Hong Kong protesters storm Legco complex

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Hundreds of protesters tried to forced their way into the Legco building to voice their opposition to new development projects in Hong Kong New Territories…

SF man robbed while meeting online date

A man expecting to meet up with a woman he met through an online dating site was robbed…

Oakland police investigating sexual assault

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Oakland police are investigating a reported sexual assault that occurred on last Friday…

China arrests civil rights lawyer who fought labor camps

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Pu Zhiqiang arrested by Beijing police on charges that fellow activists say are trumped up in an attempt to silence the vocal government critic…

P.F. Chang’s confirms credit and debit card breach

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P.F. Chang’s is confirming that data from credit and debit cards used at its restaurants was stolen…

Amazon launches music streaming for Prime members

Prime Music…Amazon.com introduced its long-awaited streaming service, Prime Music, on Thursday…

Ninety-year-old former president makes parachute jump

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Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday by making a parachute jump in Maine…

Rare yellow lobster caught in Connecticut

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A lobster fisherman in Connecticut traps a rare catch: an orange and yellow lobster…

Xi Jinping talks about his past in old TV interview

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Chinese president Xi Jinping gave an interview in 2004 where he talked about his youth…

It’s finally here! Brazil World Cup begins

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Itaquerao Stadium shined under blue skies as Brazil kicked off its home World Cup…

San Francisco Bay Area home prices climb in May

A research firm says San Francisco Bay area home prices rose to a new 6 1/2 year high last month…

Man detonates self-made explosion in Wenzhou

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An explosion occurred in Wenzhou, China, injuring no one and the suspect was caught on the spot….

White paper affirms China rules on Hong Kong

China reaffirms it’s rule on Hong Kong in the White Paper publication by the State Department…

US stunned by defeat of No. 2 House Republican

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Majority Leader Eric Cantor decided Wednesday to surrender his No. 2 leadership post in the U.S. House of Representatives…

Security camera catches hair thief in the act

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A California store owner fights off a would-be shoplifter trying to make off with hair extensions…

Dog meat festival will go on in Guangxi

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Local government has decided not to put a halt to the controversial dog meat festival in Guangxi, China…

Chinese school’s creative way to teach water safety

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A school in China asked students to submerge their head in a pot of water to teach them water safety lesson….

Chinese footballer signed by Brazilian team Botafogo

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Chinese footballer, Tang Shi, has recently been offered a long-term contract with Brazilian football club Botafogo…

Google buying satellite maker Skybox for $500M

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Google is buying Skybox Imaging which will enhance the quality and immediacy of the satellite imagery used in its digital maps…