Reusable grocery bags may not be good for your health

And while those bags are better for Mother Earth, they may not be so good for your health…

Thousands line up for Giants parade

Thousands of people are lining up waiting for the Giants parade to begin…

Death toll rises to 48, over 8 million without power

Officials say the death toll from Superstorm Sandy has reached 48. Many of the victims were killed by trees toppled by the storm…

China fears middle class protesters

A victory by protesters against the expansion of a chemical plant proves the new rule in China…

Photo gallery: Giants win the World Series

Photo gallery: Giants win the World Series

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Giants beat Tigers 4-3 in 10 innings for sweep

Marco Scutaro singled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Sunday night to complete a four-game sweep and win their second World Series title in three years…

Is investor money leaving China?

Chinese investors evaded government controls to move more than $600 billion out of the country last year and the outflow is increasing…

US presidential election hits $2B fundraising mark

The 2012 tight U.S. presidential race has passed the $2 billion mark in fundraising, fueled by an outpouring of cash from both ordinary citizens and the wealthiest Americans…

Police arrest man suspected of raping

Police have arrested a 24-year-old San Jose man they suspect of raping one woman and trying to rape another twice since August…

Obama & Romney on the issues (II)

A look at where Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney stand on a selection of issues, in brief…

“Frankenstorm” to hit East Coast

Government forecasters say a big storm that they are calling “Frankenstorm” is likely to blast most of the U.S. East Coast next week…

New poll on presidential race

A hoarse President Barack Obama swung into a second day of a campaigning blitz in a narrowing race while a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows he has ceded his 16-point advantage among women…

SF: Man arrested in connection with Chinatown attack on elderly woman

A San Francisco man has been arrested in connection with an apparently unprovoked attack on an elderly woman in Chinatown on Saturday…

Stockton: 4 dead in apparent murder-suicide

4 dead in murder-suicide; 2 at retirement home

Romney shifts to foreign policy center in debate

A once-hawkish Mitt Romney scrambled to position himself as a centrist on global affairs in his final debate with President Barack Obama…

GOP reacts to CIA cable on Libya raid

Republicans are pouncing on the disclosure that the Obama administration could have known quickly that militants — and not angry protesters…

SF planners OK plans for city’s tallest building

San Francisco planners have approved plans to build what will become the city’s tallest building…

Unemployment rates fall in 7 US swing states

Unemployment rates fell or held steady last month in nine key swing states at the center of this year’s presidential election…

Romney, Obama poke sharp fun at charity dinner

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney poked gentle but sharp fun at themselves and each other for a charitable cause Thursday night…

High temps in Bay Area this week

Temperatures are expected to be above normal in the Bay Area through the rest of the week, but residents should have umbrellas handy…

Obama and Romney push for female voters

President Barack Obama on Wednesday ridiculed challenger Mitt Romney’s debate description of receiving “binders full of women”…

CA town rehires fired ‘Gangnam Style’ lifeguards

Fourteen lifeguards fired last month after appearing in uniform at the city pool in a parody of “Gangnam Style,” are getting their jobs back…

Photo Gallery: Google’s secret data centers

Google is opening a virtual window into the secretive data centers that serve as its nerve center. The closely guarded facilities house an intricate maze of computers…

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Face to face: Obama, Romney in crackling debate

An aggressive President Barack Obama accused challenger Mitt Romney of peddling a “sketchy deal” to fix the U.S. economy and playing politics with the deadly terrorist attack in Libya…

Oakland: six injured in four shootings

A total of six victims were wounded in four different shootings in Oakland Monday afternoon and night…

Analysis: Romney wants a repeat, Obama a reversal

Mitt Romney would love a debate like the last one. President Barack Obama most certainly would not…

Oakland: billboard campaign aims to highlight impact of violence

A series of billboards showing Oakland youth holding pictures of loved ones killed on neighborhood streets have been put up at various locations around the city…

Reports: Smaller iPad to be revealed Oct. 23

Apple Inc. is set to reveal a smaller, cheaper version of the iPad at an event on Oct. 23, according to several reports published Friday…

Does giant eyeball belong to big squid?

Word that a giant eyeball washed up on a South Florida has created a buzz on the Internet and in the marine biology community…

Mom gets 99 years in prison for gluing tot’s hands

A Dallas woman has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for beating her toddler and gluing the child’s hands to a wall…