Photo gallery: NY wants world’s largest Ferris wheel

New York City wants to build the world’s biggest Ferris wheel on Staten Island in an ambitious attempt to draw tourists…

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Facebook offers ‘Gifts’- users can send presents

Facebook is launching a new service called Gifts which, as its name suggests, lets users send chocolate, coffee, socks…

Chef found guilty of murder in boiled body case

A jury has found a chef guilty of murdering his wife after he told police he cooked her body for four days in boiling water to get rid of the evidence…

Clinton, Chinese minister meet amid maritime spats

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is meeting China’s top diplomat amid tense disputes between Beijing and its Asian neighbors…

San Mateo school adopts new security measures

New security measures are being put in place at Parkside Elementary School in San Mateo…

Student debt impacts 1 in 5 households

New research finds that college loan debt has stretched to a record number of U.S. households, nearly 1 in 5 with the biggest burdens falling on the young and poor…

Romney fundraiser planned Thursday in Hong Kong

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plan a campaign fundraiser for him Thursday in Hong Kong…

Woman sentenced after faking cancer to raise cash

A U.S. woman who pretended to have cancer to raise money for breast implants has been sentenced to a year in jail and three years of probation…

Obama says Romney has ‘newfound outrage’ on China

President Barack Obama is accusing Republican Mitt Romney of showing “newfound outrage” on cracking down on China, saying his rival’s approach is “just not credible.”…

U.C. to pay pepper-sprayed Occupy protesters

The University of California is set to pay nearly $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by demonstrators who were pepper-sprayed during an Occupy protest at its campus in Davis last fall…