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Op-Ed: Moon Cakes for Moon Festival, stir memories in San Francisco Special

San Francisco - Autumn brings familiar occasions to mind, like back to school, Fleet Week and of course, Halloween. Yet, in the Asian community the Festival of the Moon (or Mid-Autumn harvest) is not about anything scary as in Halloween, but more about good fortune.

Floyd, Sr. disputes Pacquiao's loss to son due to shoulder injury

Floyd Mayweather, Sr. disputed claims that Manny Pacquiao lost to his son Floyd Mayweather, Jr. due to shoulder injury saying his son clearly beat Pacquiao and if they fight in a possible rematch his shoulder will be hurt again.

Elon Musk's ambitious vision for the future of Mars Colonization

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, speaking to a rapt audience at the 67th International Astronautical Congress today in Guadalajara, Mexico, finally told the world about his company's long-anticipated plans to colonize Mars.

Op-Ed: The rambling blusters of the policy devoid debater Donald Trump

There's no standard that exists upon our beloved planet, or none that contains the notion of reason, which you could apply to declare Donald Trump the winner of the first presidential debate. But it is scary to think that he could still win it all.

Obama names first ambassador to Cuba in five decades

Washington - The United States has tapped Jeffrey DeLaurentis, America's top diplomat in Havana, to become the first official ambassador to Cuba in five decades.

Women petition UN chief to pursue Korea peace treaty

New York - A hundred prominent women from 38 countries have directed a petition to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urging him to fulfill his promise to achieve a permanent peace to end the Korean War.

Rare lunar event — 'Black Moon' to grace the night sky on Friday

We are in for a treat, sort of, at the end of this month when a second new moon will rise. It's a relatively rare lunar event and will take place Friday night with the rising of the "Black Moon." The last time this occurred was in March 2014.

Magnetic bacteria used to deliver anti-cancer drugs

A new research project has shown promise in using magnetic bacteria as a vehicle for delivering anti-cancer drugs more accurately to tumors in patients.

Review: Songs of the American railroad brought to life Special

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry have produced a delightful album of American folk and blues songs capturing the spirit of the great American railway. These are old songs, recorded live, for the modern age.

New York bomb suspect apparently acted alone: FBI

Washington - The suspect in the bombing this month in New York's Chelsea neighborhood appears to have acted on his own, with no connection to an extremist movement, the FBI said Tuesday.

Clinton, Trump take debate battle on critical state swing

Raleigh - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump battled to break out of deadlocked polls after clashing in their first televised debate, lashing each other with insults on the campaign trail in critical states.

Trump launches harsh new personal attack after debate

Washington - Fresh off his presidential clash with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump doubled down Tuesday on criticism of a former Miss Universe he accused of getting too fat, comments that could repel women voters.

Op-Ed: Pacquiao likely to go for 1st KO win in 7 years against Vargas

Eight-division world boxing champion and freshman Philippine senator Manny Pacquiao has not won a fight by way of knockout in the last seven years since his TKO victory over Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico in 2009

Clinton, Trump: gladiator contest of modern times

Hempstead - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump strode out cloaked in icy politeness. Yet within minutes their debate degenerated into bickering, insults and diatribes -- a gladiatorial contest of modern times.

Clinton, Trump clash in fiery first debate

Hempstead - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump traded insults and sparred over temperament, stamina and judgement Monday, in a fiery US presidential debate that often saw the Republican on the back foot.

Canadian analyst argues a Trump win is good for Canadian economy

Matthew Barasch, Canadian equity strategist for RBC Capital Market, argues that if Donald Trump wins the presidency of the United States in November this would be a "net positive" for both the Canadian economy and Canadian stocks.

Clinton's name misspelled on souvenir debate tickets

Hempstead - The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may be one of the most hyped events in US politics, but the hosts managed overlook one small detail.

Uber could be offering self-flying drone taxis within a decade

Forget about calling for a self-driving taxi. Uber could be working on passenger-carrying drone technology that could become a reality within a decade, according to an Uber official.

Pentagon chief calls Russia out over 'nuclear saber-rattling'

Minot Afb - Russia could be more willing to deploy nuclear weapons today than the Soviet Union ever was during the Cold War, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warned Monday.

India at UN tells Pakistan to 'abandon dream' of Kashmir

New York - India's foreign minister on Monday used her address at the UN General Assembly to accuse Pakistan of terrorism, warning that India will not give up control in the disputed territory of Kashmir.
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