10 banks agree to pay $8.5B for foreclosure abuse

Ten major banks and mortgage companies agreed Monday to pay $8.5 billion to settle federal complaints that they wrongfully foreclosed on homeowners…

Data show worsening flu season

Health officials say this flu season is shaping up to be one of the more severe in recent years…

The “fiscal cliff bill” helps those who can’t pay mortgages

The “fiscal cliff bill” passed by Congress on January 1 includes provisions which benefit people who cannot afford paying home mortgages or inheriting legacies…

Deadly sneaker waves on California coast

“Sneaker Waves” are blamed for the drowning deaths of three people on Bay Area beaches lately. What is sneaker wave…

New search engine tailors its results for tablets

Are tablet users looking for an alternative to Google and other search engines designed primarily for PCs?…

Half Dome cables will remain, hikers still limited

The National Park Service on Friday announced approval of a plan to permanently limit the number of hikers who can tackle Half Dome to 400 a day…

US economy adds 155K jobs

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U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during tense fiscal negotiations in Washington…

2013 new laws for state drivers

Texting while driving, red-light cameras and party buses are among the targets of new driving-related laws that took effect in California today…

Immigration service allows waiver for some illegals

From March 4, the USCIS will allow some illegal immigrants to apply for unlawful presence waiver here…

How the fiscal cliff deal impacts your paycheck

While the fiscal cliff is avoided, most of them will still end up paying more federal taxes in 2013…