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Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children


An Australian woman was arrested for murder in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be hers…

Lunar New Year is public school holiday in NYC

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New law in NY requires cities to consider closing schools on Lunar New Year…

Florida spa offers beer bath treatments


A Florida spa owner is calling her new treatment the fountain of youth, it’s a beer bath…

Taiwan officials find banned industrial dye in dried tofu


Taiwan authorities ordered a recall of dried bean curd after dimethyl yellow that is linked to cancer was found in them.

Traffic resumes after Hong Kong clears protesters


Traffic was back to normal Friday in Hong Kong’s financial district after authorities demolished a protest camp…

Thai flight returns after passenger scalds crew


A Thai airline flight to China returned to Bangkok after a passenger assaulted a flight attendant by tossing hot water…

Gas prices drop sharply in Bay Area and nationwide


Average gas prices fell 24 cents in California last month and further in the Bay Area, continuing a downward trend seen across the country…

Series of robberies target luxury stores in SF


A number of high-end luxury stores were targeted by a group of robbers nicknamed “Rainbow Girls” in San Francisco…

American man accused of abusing his Chinese foster children


An American man has fostered more than ten Chinese orphans in Beijing, and one of them died recently after being beaten by someone…

More Americans to buy homes with 3 percent down


Some Americans will soon be able to buy a home with a down payment as low as 3 percent…