South Korea Begins Removing Mines From Heavily Fortified BorderSeoul says South Korea has begun clearing mines from two sites inside the heavily fortified border with North Korea under a package of tension-reduction deal between the rivals.
Rare Succulent Plant Smugglers Sentence To PrisonThree men caught smuggling succulent plants along the north coast in Mendocino and Humboldt counties have been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay $10,000 fines.
Smugglers Caught Trafficking Thousands Of Stolen California SucculentsIt was an international smuggling ring that was trafficking not in guns or drugs, but native California succulent plants called Dudleyas, by the thousands.
Man Attempting To Row Solo From San Francisco To Australia Rescued Off MauiA 32-year-old man who was attempting to row solo from San Francisco to Australia has been rescued off Hawaii after his boat suffered a damaged rudder, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Thursday.
John Wetton, Bassist And Vocalist In King Crimson, Asia Dies At 67John Wetton, who fronted an early '70s line-up of King Crimson before forming the prog-rock supergroups U.K. and Asia, passed away at age 67 after a battle with cancer.
Dow Futures, Asian Shares Tumble As Trump Leads Vote CountThe rising prospect of a Trump presidency shook financial markets around the world Wednesday, sending Dow futures and Asian stock prices sharply lower as investors panicked over uncertainties on trade, immigration and geopolitical tensions.
Face Masks Popular For Air Pollution Protection May Not Be EffectiveSome of the face masks that people all over the world, particularly in Asia, wear to protect themselves from air pollution may not be so effective.
Backpackers Guide To AsiaTravel guide for three of the best countries to visit in Asia for backpackers
Travel Guide To MaldivesA travel guide to introduce prospective visitors to the best of what to see and do in the Maldives, including options for transportation, dining and lodging.
California Citrus Prices Dive As Port Labor Problems Keeps Product In U.S.The Port of Oakland's slow recovery after a massive West Coast labor-dispute is no consolation to local citrus growers, whose exports to Asia could become almost worthless.
Mineta San Jose Airport Adding Nonstop Flights To BeijingMineta San Jose International Airport is adding nonstop service to Beijing on Hainan Airlines to its flight roster.
University Of California Stepping Up Overseas Recruting To Lure Lucrative Out Of State TuitionIt's estimated that non-resident students—from both foreign countries and other states in the U.S.—will make up one-fifth of all freshmen entering University of California campuses, this fall, and efforts to increase the number are underway.
Yahoo Reportedly Exploring Sale Of Asian HoldingsYahoo appears to be getting closer to giving its frustrated shareholders something they've long wanted: a sale of the Internet company's holdings in China and Japan.
Majority Of Bay Area Crab Sent To AsiaThis year's bumper crop of Dungeness crab have North Coast fishermen capitalizing on the growing market in China. Over half the crab pulled from Bodega and San Francisco Bays is now headed to Asia.
Alameda Stamp Commemorates 1st Transpacific Mail FlightPutting a stamp on a letter bound across the Pacific costs only a little more than it did when the China Clipper took off from Alameda Naval Air Station 75 years ago.