Near-blizzard dumps snow across US Northeast

A winter storm slammed into the U.S. Northeast with howling winds and frigid cold, dumping nearly 2 feet (60 centimeters) of snow…

Chinese Consulate doused with gasoline, set ablaze

The Chinese Consulate in San Francisco released a statement early this morning condemning a fire that burned the front door of the consulate building…

Russian bombings kill 31, raise Olympic fears

Russian authorities are ordering an increase in security at train stations and other facilities around the country…

Three world leaders pose for selfie at Mandela service

President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron leaned in to pose for a selfie with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt…

Michelle Obama unveils White House Christmas

Michelle Obama is giving military families a first look at the White House Christmas decorations…

New York train going too fast at curve before wreck

The National Transportation Safety Board says a train that derailed in New York City was traveling …

JFK 50th Anniversary Gallery

Fifty years after John F. Kennedy fell victim to an assassin’s bullet while visiting Texas with his wife, people at home and abroad paused Friday to remember the 35th president of the United States

Murdoch divorce proceeding nearly final

Rupert Murdoch’s divorce from his wife of 14 years, Wendi Deng Murdoch, is nearly final and the sides are close …

One World Trade Center named tallest US building

The new World Trade Center tower in New York knocked Chicago’s Willis Tower off its pedestal as the tallest building…

Bay Area donations for Philippine typhoon victims

The deadly typhoon that struck the Philippines has prompted an outpouring of support in the Bay Area…