City Councilman Kevin Faulconer will fill the seat vacated by disgraced former Mayor Bob Filner, a Democrat. Filner left office after less than a year following sexual harassment allegations from more than a dozen women.
The National Weather Service is not holding back on its warnings about the ice and snowstorm that is hitting the Deep South and will move into the Mid-Atlantic later Wednesday. Forecasters warn of "impossible travel conditions" in Georgia and dangerous roads elsewhere. Thousands are without power.
Chinese immigrants adapted their cuisine over time to appeal to American palates. So Americans looking for familiar dishes in China won't find many. But a new restaurant in Shanghai hopes to change that — offering expats a taste of home and introducing locals to foreign treats like fortune cookies.
Two Americans open Fortune Cookie, a restaurant that serves Chinese-American food in Shanghai. The owners believe there is a market among expats nostalgic for their hometown takeout. A Chinese customer says Westernized Chinese food lacks the subtly of the original cuisine.
Wearing oversized sweaters, sensible shoes and loose-fitting suits, the models on the runway this year look downright comfortable. New York Times Style Magazine editor in chief Deborah Needleman says these styles are "much more about comfort" than they have been in the past.
Two recent studies add to the growing evidence that consuming dairy fat may actually fend off weight gain. Experts say it may be time to revisit the assumption that when it comes to dairy, fat free is always best.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs cost taxpayers $32 million by overpaying for space and renting too much of it. It's just one in a long line of federal leasing problems, according to reports. Health and Human Services has been leasing a building in Maryland for 60 years that it could have owned 10 times over by now.
Photographer Hassan Hajjaj's "Kesh Angels" share a similar name to Hell's Angels. But they're not a gang. They're Moroccan. And women. And really colorful.
Carnival in Rio attracts tourists from all over the world. But there is a murky — and sometimes deadly — underbelly to the celebrations. The recent murder of a samba school official highlights the links between the glittering affair that is Carnival and the city's criminal world.
A decade ago, fewer than 100 rhinos were killed annually in South Africa. Last year, it was more than 1,000. Wildlife conservation groups from around the globe are gathering in London this week, hoping to find ways to slow the trade in rhino horns, elephant tusks and other illegal wildlife products.
An avalanche in the Wallowa Mountains of eastern Oregon killed two backcountry skiers and seriously injured two others Tuesday, officials said. Four other skiers were not injured.
Michelle and Barack Obama found just the right spot to seat a gent going stag to Tuesday's state dinner: They plopped French President Francois Hollande down right between them in a giant party tent. There's been much drama about his solo trip to the U.S. after a very public breakup from his first lady.
It was the 14th time a wire fox terrier won best in show, more than any other breed since the Westminster show began in 1877.
Tom Brokaw, the NBC News correspondent who for years was one of America's favorite news anchors, has been diagnosed with Tmultiple myeloma, a cancer that affects blood cells in bone marrow, the network says.
Despite efforts by two-thirds of its 28 member states to block the move, the European Union took a large step toward approving a new genetically modified corn Tuesday. Opponents say the corn, a DuPont Pioneer product called TC1507, has harmful qualities.
This campaign will last for 60 days at FBI field offices, and comes with a reward of up to $10,000 if your help leads to an arrest. The number of these incidents has gone up more than ten times since 2006.
Generations of children have been charmed by Shirley Temple onscreen, and in a glass. The drink that bears her name, it seems, has a shelf life as long as her movies.
There's no such thing as a free lunch, even for plants. With budgets tight and dedicated funds for plant maintenance drying up, the Canadian House of Commons is sending its greenery to auction.
Last month, Vermont's governor said addiction has reached epidemic levels in his state. Officials say that high demand, combined with the state's loose gun laws, create a lucrative market for out-of-state dealers.
Some buckles on the seats may become hard to release, posing a danger in the case of an accident. Regulators want the company to recall an additional 1.8 million infant seats.