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Afghanistan and Iran Strike Cooperation Pact

December 8, 2013 3:25 pm

After arriving in Tehran on Sunday, Afghan President Hamid Karzai struck a cooperation pact with Iran. The deal comes amid tensions with the U.S. as Karzai is resisting to sign a long-term security agreement with the United States. After meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the two leaders agreed on a long-term pact to ensure […]

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Colombia´s Rebel FARC Group to Declare 30-Day Ceasefire

December 8, 2013 3:25 pm

Colombia's Marxist rebel group, known as the FARC, said it will declare a 30-day ceasefire, starting December 15th. It called on the government to respond with the same. The announcement, made in Havana, comes a day after its guerrilla fighters were blamed for an attack in Colombia that left eight dead. The Colombian government and […]

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Strong Snowstorms Make For Memorable NFL Sunday

December 8, 2013 2:58 pm

Several teams adapted their gameplay — and touchdown dances — to fit the snowy conditions Sunday.

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Mountain lion spotted along Cabrillo Hwy in Half Moon Bay

December 8, 2013 2:43 pm

A mountain lion was spotted in a Half Moon Bay neighborhood early Sunday morning, according to the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services. The cat was seen in the vicinity of 900 North Cabrillo Highway at about 2 a.m., county officials said. The sighting was reported to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office and […]

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Aftermath of Riot in Singapore

December 8, 2013 2:24 pm

A crowd set fire to vehicles and clashed with police in the Indian district of Singapore late on Sunday, in a rare outbreak of rioting in the city state. The incident reportedly started after a private bus hit and killed a foreign worker in the Little India area. Television footage showed a crowd of people […]

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PG&E worker injured working on transformer in Potrero Hill

December 8, 2013 2:23 pm

A utility worker was injured while responding to an outage in San Francisco Sunday morning, a PG&E spokesman said. The outage, which affected around 575 customers in Potrero Hill, was first reported at around 8:30 a.m., spokesman Joe Molica said. One of the workers who responded to the neighborhood was injured when a transformer failed […]

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Santana, 4 others receive Kennedy Center Honors

December 8, 2013 2:08 pm

Bay Area rock legend Carlos Santana joined piano men Billy Joel and Herbie Hancock, opera star Martina Arroyo and actress Shirley MacLaine Sunday in receiving the Kennedy Center Honors, the nation’s highest honor for influencing American culture through the arts. All of them have been playing music, dancing or singing since they were children — […]

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Surviving Sandy Hook

December 8, 2013 1:23 pm

(SOUNDBITE) (English) KAITLIN ROIG-DEBELLIS, SANDY HOOK TEACHER, SAYING: "I remember… I remember… It's weird, I didn't remember until just now. I remember in the days after, it was so hard to get

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Mourners Bury News Cameraman Slain by Syrian Insurgents

December 8, 2013 1:23 pm

An Iraqi freelance cameraman killed by insurgents last Wednesday in Syria was buried on Sunday in his hometown city of Falluja west of Baghdad with hundreds of fellow journalists joining friends at the ceremony. Yasser Faysal al-Joumaili was executed by al-Qaeda-linked group in Syria to become the first foreign journalist killed by insurgents in the […]

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Crowds Topple Lenin´s Statue in Ukraine to Protest Russia Ties

December 8, 2013 1:23 pm

Crowds toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in the Ukrainian capital and attacked it with hammers on Sunday, in the latest mass protests against President Viktor Yanukovich and his plans for closer ties with Russia. Ukrainian opposition leaders told journalists in Kiev that they didn't order protesters to destroy the statue of […]

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