Florida woman lied about kidnapping to skip work

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A Florida Panhandle woman is accused of making up a lie about being kidnapped…

Netflix facing protests over DVD-less baby benefit policy

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Netflix is getting jeered for excluding the employees in its DVD-by-mail service…

Amtrak train hits pickup, injures 2 in Brentwood

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An Amtrak passenger train hit a pickup truck near Brentwood, injuring two people in the pickup…

Bloomingdale’s glitch gives $25k to customers

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Bloomingdale’s glitch gives loyalty members up to $25,000 in gift cards…

Mass fish die-off in Tianjin river near explosion site

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A mass of dead fish appeared in a river near the explosion site in Tianjin…

Dow drops 358 points after China fears spur global sell-off

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The U.S. stock market endured its worst performance in 18 months on Thursday…

Fremont: Suspect sought for indecent exposure

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A male suspect is being sought for indecent exposure around female teenagers Tuesday evening…

Scientists find how obesity gene works, a clue to treatment

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Scientists have figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat…

Baby nearly drowned after being left alone in tub

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A Florida couple has been charged with child neglect after police say they left their 10-month-old baby in a tub…

SF: 2 men rob victim at gunpoint following traffic collision

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Two suspects in a black sedan collided with a vehicle and then robbed the occupants at gunpoint in SF…

Bay Area home sales prices near historic highs

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The prices of homes sold in the Bay Area over the last two months are nearing historic highs…

Family of slain Stockton bank robbery hostage sues city

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The family of a Stockon bank robbery hostage who was shot and killed by police…

Scammers charge tourists to tour universities in Beijing

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Scammers said tourists could by-pass long lines by paying them money to tour universities in Beijing…

Robbers run away when cashier pulls out sword

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Two ninja-clad teens armed with a machete and expecting an easy robbery at a Pittsburgh convenience store…

Ohio mom says she killed three young sons

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Brittany Pilkington was charged with three counts of murder and was jailed…

Wang Jianlin becomes the new China’s richest person

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According to research firm Hurun Report, Wang Jianlin, the chairman of Dalian Wanda Group Corp. has become the richest Chinese in the world…

Health officials investigate another plague case in Yosemite

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California health officials are investigating another possible case of plague in a tourist from Georgia…

Thai police issue arrest warrant for ‘foreign’ bomb suspect

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Police in Thailand issued an arrest warrant on Wednesday for an unidentified foreign man…

Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting in San Jose

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Police in San Jose are investigating their second officer-involved shooting in 24 hours…

Ikea recalls 442,000 nightlights over shock risk

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Swedish retailer Ikea is recalling around 442,000 nightlights because of the cover of the light can detach…

Celebrities upset about Chinese wax figures

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A wax museum in Sichuan has received complaints from celebrities who said their wax figures were poorly made…

Google heads down new path with ‘OnHub’ wireless router

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Pre-orders for the $199 wireless router, called OnHub, can be made beginning Tuesday…

New Chinese app that will insure insomnia and pimples

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A Chinese company has launched a new insurance app that will insure insomnia and even pimples…

Small explosion at Bangkok pier, no injuries reported

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A day after A deadly bomb attack in Bangkok, there was another explosion in the Thai capital on Tuesday…

SSF: Man tries to get 12-year-old girl into his car

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A man allegedly followed a 12-year-old girl and tried to get her into his car Monday afternoon….

GA: Kid left in car while dad goes on date

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Father and girfriend accused of leaving kid in car during date…

Families of Chinese firefighters seek answers in port blasts

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Angry relatives of the missing firefighters flocked to a hotel to demand information about their loved ones…

Man trying to stop a suicide plummets to his death from dorm

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Two men fell from the 14th floor of a University of Hawaii dormitory – one of them to his death…

Governor OKs bill protecting California grocery workers

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Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to protect California grocery store workers from being fired for 90 days…

Police: Man carrying backpack is Bangkok bomber

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Thai investigators believe a man seen in security video wearing a yellow T-shirt and carrying a backpack…