Tohoku students, band from Nara march in Rose Parade

National Jan 2, 2015

Tohoku students, band from Nara march in Rose Parade

Twenty students from Miyagi Prefecture were among the thousands of people who took part Thursday in the 126th Parade of Roses in Pasadena, California. A float sponsored by Honda Motor Co.'s U.S. unit featured students from the disaster-hit Tohoku region who are participating in a ...

Business Jan 2, 2015

Apple customers sue over shortage of storage space in iOS 8

Apple Inc. misleads consumers about the amount of storage space used by its iOS 8 operating system in iPhones, iPods and iPads, two users claimed in a suit targeting the software, adding a new wrinkle to a product introduction that has been riddled with ...

California storm knocks out power, snarls flights

World Dec 12, 2014

California storm knocks out power, snarls flights

A storm expected to be one of the windiest and rainiest in five years swept across the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday, knocking out power to tens to thousands and delaying travel by air, train and ferry. Pacific Gas & Electric is reporting outages ...

California braces for high winds, heavy surf ahead of storm

World Dec 11, 2014

California braces for high winds, heavy surf ahead of storm

A major winter storm moved across the Pacific Ocean into Northern California on Wednesday and was expected to pummel the state with torrential rainfall, high winds and dangerous heavy surf over the next few days, the National Weather Service said. Authorities issued flood warnings, high ...

Get a taste of Denmark in California's Solvang

Travel Nov 22, 2014

Get a taste of Denmark in California's Solvang

by Solvej Schou

As a Southern California native with a Danish dad and the tongue-twisting Danish name "Solvej," I've always been asked, somewhat cheekily, "Hey! Do you know the town Solvang?" I do, of course. Yet, as an adult, I only passed through the touristy enclave of roughly ...

World Nov 12, 2014

Boy survives 70-meter fall down California oceanside cliff

A 4-year-old boy on a family hike on California's scenic northern coast fell 230 feet (70 meters) down an oceanside cliff but managed to survive and was conscious when rescuers reached him on the rocky shore below, a fire official said on Tuesday. After the ...

World / Crime & Legal Nov 7, 2014

Silk Road sequel leads to California arrest

A man has been arrested for starting a spinoff version of the shuttered Silk Road website, enabling more than 100,000 people to buy and sell illegal drugs in the last year, authorities announced Thursday. Blake Benthall, 26, faces a conspiracy to commit narcotics trafficking count ...

World / Crime & Legal Oct 14, 2014

After-dark clown sightings trouble California city

People dressed as clowns are causing a stir in California's San Joaquin Valley. The latest after-dark sighting came Saturday, when police in Bakersfield responded around 8 p.m. to a report of a clown holding a firearm. Officers searched but didn't find anyone. The Bakersfield Californian reports that ...