| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:02 PM
By ELAINE KURTENBACH MOUNT FUJI, Japan — They trudge up well-trod cinder paths by the thousands, headlamps glowing in the dark, and then settle in, shivering, to await and cheer the sun's blazing ascent over the horizon. Climbing Mount Fuji, Japan's...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:46 PM
Four people died of hypothermia in the Bay Area in a cold snap that is expected to bring rain and cooler temperatures Saturday to Southern California.
Three of the Northern California victims died on the street in San Jose, including one under an...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:16 PM
A nationwide effort to promote CPR appears to have boosted survival rates for people who went into cardiac arrest in their homes, offices, grocery stores, movie theaters or anywhere else that wasn’t a hospital, new research shows.
The data come...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 7:02 AM
It's a strain to be Superman, even for someone with as sizable shoulders as British actor Henry Cavill. The stress […]...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 6:45 PM
Three children used as ritual sacrifices by the Inca civilization centuries ago were given a significant amount of drugs and alcohol for months before their deaths, according to an analysis of the frozen bodies found near the top of an Andean peak in...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Two men were found guilty on all charges Thursday in the gang rape of a teenage girl outside a Richmond High School homecoming dance, a spokeswoman for the Contra Costa County district attorney said.
Jose Montano, 22, of Richmond, and Marcelles Peter,...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Two men were found guilty Thursday in the gang rape of a teenage girl outside a Richmond High School homecoming dance, a spokeswoman for the Contra Costa County district attorney said.
The October 2009 incident attracted national headlines. Several...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Two men convicted last month in the gang rape of a teenage girl outside a Richmond High School homecoming dance were sentenced to lengthy prison terms by a Contra Costa County judge Thursday, a lead prosecutor on the case said.
The sentencing came after...
| May 21, 2013
| 1:02 PM
The injured children came into the Children's Hospital at the Oklahoma University Medical Center in Oklahoma City fast. So fast that the hospital set up a triage center in its own facility.
"Every once in a while, a trauma trickles into the emergency...
| May 14, 2013
| 9:54 PM
Six people were rescued off Marina del Rey Tuesday evening after their outrigger canoe capsized in rough seas.
All were treated and later released after they were pulled from the water about 7:45 p.m., according to authorities.
The vessel overturned...
| May 6, 2013
| 12:41 PM
TUCSON -- The Sonora desert claims the lives of hundreds of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border each year. Many of the dead -- about one out of three -- go unidentified. Now, there may be an easier way to put a name to some of these suspected border-...