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According to the California Highway Patrol, Elizabeth Romero (left) was abducted from Kennewick, Wash. on December 4, 2013. 19-year-old Eduardo Flores-Rosales (right) is suspected of taking Romero and could be headed to Mexico. (Kennewick Police Dept.)

Statewide Amber Alert Issued For Abducted Teen Possibly En Route To Mexico

The California Highway Patrol activated a statewide Amber Alert on Thursday after the suspected abduction of a 14-year-old girl in Washington State.

12/05/2013

Merrill Newman In North Korea

Palo Alto Man In North Korea Oversaw Guerilla Group, Ex-Members Say

Six decades before he went to North Korea, Merrill Newman supervised a group of South Korean guerrillas during the Korean War who were perhaps the most hated and feared fighters in the North, former members of the group say.

12/03/2013

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

Family Of Palo Alto Man Held In North Korea Concerned About His Health

Merrill Newman’s family in California released a statement Monday saying they remain concerned for his wellbeing. The Newmans asked North Korean authorities to quickly confirm that he has received his medication.

11/25/2013

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

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