Tibetan activist gets home arrest as Kerry arrives

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A well-known Tibetan writer and her husband have been placed under house arrest in Beijing…

California board considers fines for water wasters

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Wasting water outdoors amid the state’s drought will cost Californians up to $500 a day for violations…

Germany routs Brazil 7-1, reaches World Cup final

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Germany handed Brazil its heaviest World Cup loss ever with an astounding 7-1 rout in the semifinals…

NYPD arrests mother of abandoned baby

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A woman has been arrested on charges she abandoned her baby at a Manhattan subway station…

US-China strategic talks get tested this week

The United States and China will start their annual “Strategic and Economic Dialogue” this week…

SF: Woman injured in suspected DUI crash into bank

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A woman suspected of DUI has been hospitalized after crashing into a bank in San Francisco…

Fireworks land in playpen, burn Ohio infant

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A 4-month-old in a playpen on her Ohio porch was critically injured when a neighbor’s fireworks landed on her…

Police: Girl riding scooter killed by stray bullet

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Authorities say a girl riding a scooter in New Jersey was shot and killed by a stray bullet…

SF: Four fatal shootings since Fourth of July

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SF police are investigating four fatal shootings that have occurred in the city since the Fourth of July…

Jet disaster averted in Barcelona near-miss

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A passenger jetliner preparing to leave Barcelona’s El Prat airport taxied across a runway where another was about to land…

China holds ceremony to mark China-Japan war

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China marked the 77th anniversary of the start of a war with Japan amid rising tensions between Beijing and Tokyo…

Brazilian boy can’t say his name – it’s too long

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A Brazilian boy is named after four French football players and the current Brazil manager…

Objects thrown at HK Chief amid pro-democracy protest

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Pro-democracy Hong Kong politicians threw a glass at Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Thursday…

China leader snubs North Korea in visit to Seoul

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China and South Korea both agreed on the need to rid North Korea of nuclear weapons…

China bans Ramadan fast in Muslim northwest

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Some residents in Xinjiang have been ordered to avoid taking part in fasting during Ramadan…

US warns of terror threat against Uganda airport

The U.S. Embassy in Uganda warned that an terrorist group may attack the country’s only international airport…

Alleged pimp arrested for beating at San Mateo motel

An alleged pimp that police said beat a victim he had forced into prostitution after she tried to call for help…

Dow tops 17,000 after strong jobs report

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The Dow Jones industrial average crossing 17,000 for the first time on Thursday…

Barbecue pit explodes, two girls injured

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Two girls suffered minor injuries when a built-in barbecue pit exploded in Campbell…

San Jose man killed, woman injured in fatal collision

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A 69-year-old man was killed in a collision on southbound U.S. Highway 101 in East San Jose…

SF abalone diver’s body found in cave

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Authorities say an abalone diver is missing and feared dead in rough waters off the Mendocino County coast…

FIFA asks magazine for proof of match-fixing

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FIFA expressed “substantial doubts” Wednesday about a German magazine’s claims that a World Cup game could have been fixed…

US goal keeper’s struggle with tourette syndrome

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Tim Howard may be household name as goalie of Team USA, but to his former teachers and coaches he’s a hometown hero…

Hundreds held for unlawful assembly in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong police arrested more than 500 people on Wednesday after a massive march to push for democracy…

Chinese party ousts ex-security czar’s former aide

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China’s ruling Communist Party expelled three more officials, including a former secretary to a retired security czar…

Teen arrested after home invasion, sexual assault

A teenager is arrested and another remains at large after they broke into a home and sexually assaulted an elderly woman…

15-year-old boy identified as San Jose’s 19th homicide victim

15-year-old Delfino Guerro was fatally shot near a zoo last month in San Jose…

Oakland babysitter gets 16 years for abusing boy

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A babysitter has been sentenced to 16 years in state prison for critically injuring a 3-year-old boy…

Thousands turn out for Hong Kong democracy protest

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Tens of thousands of protesters marched through the streets of Hong Kong on Tuesday, calling for greater democracy…

United plane’s evacuation slide deploys mid-flight

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A United Airlines plane made an emergency landing after an evacuation slide deployed during the flight…