China’s politicos spare the pomp: No more lobster

Military officials descending on China’s capital for the country’s biggest political event have been told to bring their own toiletries…

Witnesses testify that bicyclist ran red light before fatal Castro collision

Witnesses testified today that a bicyclist charged with felony vehicular manslaughter for striking a pedestrian in San Francisco’s Castro District last year was speeding and ran a red light before the fatal collision…

New TSA rules on knives draw fire from 9/11 kin

Some family members of Sept. 11 terror victims are angry over new flight-safety rules that will permit small knives on planes…

‘The Bay Lights’ turned on at bay bridge

About 25,000 LED lights were turned on tonight as part of an impressive light sculpture on the western span of the Bay Bridge…

US home prices rose by most in nearly 7 years

U.S. home prices jumped in January, a sign the housing market is gaining momentum as it nears the spring selling season…

Sichuan panda-themed hotel attracts visitors

The world’s first hotel with giant panda as its theme has been attracting countless visitors since its trial operation on Feb. 25…

White House: cell phone unlocking should be legal

An Obama administration adviser says the White House believes smartphone and tablet users should be allowed to unlock their phones and use the devices on the network of their choosing…

World stocks surge; Dow makes new all-time highs

The U.S. Dow Jones Industrial Index broke its all-time record Tuesday and around the world stocks rose strongly, following better-than-expected economic data in Europe and the United States and a pledge from China…

San Jose businessman and assistant sentenced for death benefits embezzlement

A San Jose businessman and his assistant were sentenced this afternoon for embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars by pocketing investments…

China defence ministry slams US hacking accusations

China’s military said on Thursday that overseas computer hackers targeted two of its websites an average of 144-thousand times per month last year…

Half of $1B Apple awarded from Samsung invalidated

A federal judge in California is erasing nearly half of the $1 billion in damages that a jury decided Samsung Electronics should pay Apple in a high-profile trial over the smartphone and tablet computer patents…

Florida man swallowed by sinkhole under bedroom

A huge sinkhole opened up under a man’s bedroom at a home in the US State of Florida and swallowed him as he screamed for help…

FAA investigate if Harlem Shake on Flight 157 put safety at risk

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is trying to determine if Colorado College students and others violated any rules when they got out of their seats and performed the popular ‘Harlem Shake’ dance…

In US, speedometer top speed often exceeds reality

The speedometer on the Toyota Yaris says the tiny car can go 140 miles (225 kilometers) per hour…

NYC man arrested in meat cleaver attack on wife

A man has been arrested after authorities said he hacked at his wife with a meat cleaver before firefighters rescued her on a New York City street…

Father of US school shooting victim speaks on guns

Battling tears, a father whose 6-year-old son was killed in a Connecticut school shooting that revived the national conversation on guns pleaded with senators on Wednesday..

DHS official retires after immigrants are freed

official in charge of the agency’s immigration enforcement and removal operations has retired after hundreds of illegal immigrants were released from jails…

Tycoon proposes to send married couple around Mars

A tycoon and space experts have announced an audacious plan to send a married couple around Mars in 2018…

2 police officers killed in Calif.; suspect dead

The quiet of this seaside community erupted in violence Tuesday when two detectives investigating a sex crime were fatally shot while trying to question a man who was later killed in a police shootout…

Balloon crash in Egypt’s Luxor kills 19 tourists

At least 19 tourists were killed in one of the world’s deadliest ballooning accidents…

Music, movie industry to warn copyright infringers

Ignore the notices, and violators could face an Internet slow-down for 48 hours…

Millbrae: search for juvenile with pellet gun near high school

A juvenile armed with a pellet gun was reported near a high school in Millbrae on Monday afternoon…

NCAA: Xu brings attention to SF

NCAA: Xu brings attention to SF…

Photo gallery: Egypt hot air balloon crash

圖集: 埃及熱氣球意外 19名死難者包括9港客…
Photo gallery: Egypt hot air balloon crash….

Friend of Elisa Lam thinks Lam was drugged

Friend of Elisa Lam thinks Lam was drugged…

Labor, business agree to immigration principles

Business and labor groups announced agreement Thursday on the principles of a key priority for a comprehensive immigration bill: a new system to bring lower-skilled workers to the U.S…

China refutes cyber attack allegations

Chinese experts have found the recent U.S. allegations of cyber-attacks coming from Chinese soil groundless and politically motivated…

Fremont: two suspects sought in home burglaries

Two suspects are being sought in connection with burglaries at two homes in Fremont on Tuesday, police said…

Portrait of accused China cyberspy unit emerges

Hackers with the Chinese unit have been active for years, using online handles such as “UglyGorilla,” Virginia-based firm Mandiant said in a report released Tuesday…

US works on cybertheft penalties after China claim

Evidence of an unrelenting campaign of cyberstealing linked to the Chinese government is prompting the Obama administration to develop more aggressive responses…