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North Korea's government is believed to be holding Palo Alto native Merrill Newman (Palo Alto Weekly)

North Korea Acknowledges Detaining American, Likely Palo Alto Man

State Department says North Korea acknowledges it is holding an American citizen but hasn’t granted diplomats consular access so the person’s identity is not yet confirmed.

11/22/2013

A Look Back At 2011: Bay Area & The World

Brown Signs Climate Pact With West Coast Neighbors In San Francisco

The governors of Pacific coastal U.S. states and a Canadian province official on Monday vowed to collectively combat climate change by coordinating polices.

10/28/2013

Bishop Sankey #25 of the Washington Huskies is tackled by Robert Mullins #37 of the California Golden Bears at California Memorial Stadium on November 2, 2012 in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Cal, Washington To Both Honor Fallen Former Husky Coach

More than 20 years after he last coached a game, this week for Washington is all about Don James.

10/25/2013

A sale pending sign stands in front of a home for sale in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Bay Area Home Sellers, Buyers Stalled By Washington Shutdown

Sellers across California have been holding the door open, hoping to cash in on double digit increases in home prices, and a surplus of buyers motivated by low interest rates. But, the stalemate in Washington is stalling home sales in the Bay Area.

10/10/2013

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 22: Aaron Murray #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs passes against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Sanford Stadium on September 22, 2012 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Georgia’s Aaron Murray Coming Through In The Clutch

One of the all-time best quarterbacks in the SEC is still busy rewriting the record books while keeping the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC and BCS title hunt.

10/10/2013

Capitol Hill police and medics take a shooting victim away on a stretcher at the site of a shooting October 3, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Shooting At U.S. Capitol After Woman Tries To Ram White House Barricade

The U.S. Capitol building was placed on lockdown and Capitol police issued a shelter-in-place order Thursday afternoon following reports of shots fired nearby.

10/03/2013

President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, his wife Jill Biden come out from the White House to observe a moment of silence to mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks September 11, 2013 on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Nation Pauses On 9/11 To Pay Tribute To Victims

In Washington, President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and wife Jill Biden walked out to the White House’s South Lawn for a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. — the time the first plane struck the south tower in New York. Another jetliner struck the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m.

09/11/2013

Broken Glass, window, burglary, generic, crime scene

Washington Man Robbed, Beaten After Being Lured To Bay Area For Watch Sale

A man who had come to San Francisco to sell an expensive watch to an online bidder was beaten and robbed near the Alemany Farmers’ Market site on Tuesday evening, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

08/07/2013

The cast of the 22nd season of "The Amazing Race" (credit: Sonja Flemming/CBS)

‘The Amazing Race’ Winners Revealed

The show’s 22nd season came to an end Sunday night during a two-hour finale that took teams to Belfast, Northern Ireland, and then to the finish line in Washington…

05/06/2013

Washington Monument

Where To Experience National Monuments This Memorial Day

Visiting monuments this Memorial Day is a refreshing way of fostering a child’s education outside of the classroom, paying tribute to those who died in war and remembering America’s leaders.

04/13/2013

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