SF prepares for Super Bowl

San Francisco city officials preparing for the 49ers’ Super Bowl game against the Baltimore Ravens are hoping to avoid a repeat of the violence and vandalism that marred World Series celebrations last year…

Subway footlong lawsuit

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A Subway customer has filed a federal lawsuit in Chicago, saying the sandwich store’s popular “Footlong” subs aren’t really a foot long…

White House, senators start immigration push

The White House and a bipartisan group of senators will launch separate efforts next week to jumpstart negotiations to overhaul the immigration system…

President Obama encounters housefly

President Barack Obama tries to wave away a fly buzzing around his head as he announces in the State Dining Room of the White House…

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Democrats reintroduce assault weapons ban

Congressional Democrats are reintroducing legislation to ban assault weapons but the measure faces long odds even after last month’s mass school shooting in Newtown, Conn…

Foreign adoptions by US parents drop again

The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents fell by 7 percent last year…

Old style China popcorn machine featured

Old-style China popcorn machine goes on Discovery channel…

Role of sex in military firings

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, fired from his command in Afghanistan last May and now facing a court-martial on charges of sodomy, adultery and pornography and more, is just one in a long line of commanders whose careers were ended because of possible sexual misconduct….

Panetta opens combat roles to women

Panetta is removing the military’s ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions…

Over 20 million watched Inauguration

Nielsen says an estimated 20.6 million people watched President Barack Obama’s second inauguration on TV, sharply down from his first…