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AP graphic shows scores for PISA test for U.S. and other nations.

Asian nations dominate international assessment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Teens from Asian nations dominated a global exam given to 15-year-olds, while U.S. students showed little improvement and failed to reach the top 20 in math, science or reading, according to test […]

12/03/2013

In this photo taken on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, a child demonstrates how raw shrimp and an egg are fried in a pan on a manhole cover on a hot summer day in Jinan in east China's Shandong province. (AP Photo)

Bacon fries on pavement as heat wave grips China

SHANGHAI (AP) — It’s been so hot in China that folks are grilling shrimp on manhole covers, eggs are hatching without incubators and a highway billboard has mysteriously caught fire by itself. The heat wave […]

08/01/2013

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Vigil held in LA for victims of Asiana crash

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California school held a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the two 16-year-old Chinese girls who were killed in the Asiana jetliner crash at San Francisco International Airport. West […]

07/11/2013

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China discovers primitive, 5,000-year-old writing

BEIJING (AP) — Archaeologists say they have discovered a new form of primitive writing in markings on stoneware excavated from a relic site in eastern China dating about 5,000 years back. The inscriptions are about […]

07/10/2013

Asiana Airlines Flight 214 "Black Box." (AP Photo)

NTSB: Pilots relied on automatic speed control

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — The pilots of Asiana Flight 214 relied on automated cockpit equipment to control the jetliner’s speed as they landed at San Francisco airport, but realized too late they were […]

07/09/2013

Site of Boeing 777 Asiana Airlines flight 214 that crashed while landing at the San Francisco International Airport. (AP Photo)

NTSB: Flight attendants ejected during crash

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — Two flight attendants in the back of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 survived despite being thrown onto the runway when the plane slammed into a seawall and lost its tail […]

07/09/2013

Site of Boeing 777 Asiana Airlines flight 214 that crashed while landing at the San Francisco International Airport. (National Transportation Security Board / AP Photo)

NTSB findings on SF plane crash at a glance

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After departing from Shanghai and stopping in Seoul, Asiana Flight 214 makes its final approach into San Francisco International Airport following a 10-hour flight across the Pacific Ocean. A preliminary review […]

07/08/2013

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Rat meat sold as lamb in latest China food scandal

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police have broken up a criminal ring accused of taking meat from rats and foxes and selling it as lamb in the country’s latest food safety scandal. The Ministry of Public […]

05/03/2013

California Governor Jerry Brown (AP Photo)

Brown touts Chinese investment as visit begins

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has announced a $1.5 billion Chinese investment in an Oakland construction project during the beginning of his weeklong trade mission to China.

04/10/2013

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The number of pigs in Shanghai river rises to 7,545

BEIJING (AP) – The number of dead pigs found in a Shanghai river that provides drinking water to the Chinese financial hub has risen to 7,545, after local authorities retrieved 944 more pigs Thursday.

03/15/2013

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