58 percent of California in highest drought rank

Federal drought monitors say 58 percent of California now is locked in their highest category of drought….

Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago

A demoted worker shot and critically wounded his company’s CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday…

San Francisco senator pleads not guilty to charge

A California state senator previously charged with bribery has pleaded not guilty to a new charge of racketeering…

Six injured, one critically, in car crash into building

Six people were injured, one critically, when a car crashed into a building in Palo Alto this afternoon…

US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries


U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by the worst recorded Ebola…

California company recalls food on botulism fears

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An Orange County packaged-food company is voluntarily recalling several products over fears of possible botulism contamination…

Parents of slain USC student urge better security

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Four U.S. teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the fatal beating of a Chinese graduate student with a baseball bat…

Man marinates ex’s dead dog in Italian dressing

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A New Mexico man is facing charge for gruesomely killing a dog with plans to eat it….

‘Shrimp Boy’ pleads not guilty to racketeering

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The man prosecutors say headed a crime syndicate based in San Francisco’s Chinatown has pleaded not guilty …

Facebook ditching gift card service for Buy button

Facebook is getting out of the gift card business….

Passenger dies on US Airways flight to Phoenix

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Authorities in Phoenix say a passenger has died on a US Airways flight to Phoenix from Honolulu after a suffering…

Indianapolis man buys 2 $1M tickets in 3 months

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An Indianapolis man has won two $1 million lottery prizes in the past three months…

Hong Kong so far receives no report of suspected Ebola case

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China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) has not received reports of suspected case…

Body of child stowaway found in US cargo plane

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A Pentagon spokesman says the body of a teen stowaway was found and removed from a compartment…

Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

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More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released…

Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

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A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease…

84-year-old Pacifica man pleads not guilty to stabbing wife


An 84-year-old Pacifica man pleaded not guilty Monday in a Redwood City courtroom to attempting to kill his wife with a knife…

Four charged with murder of USC student from China

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Two young men and two teenagers have been charged with murder in the fatal beating …

Couple wants middle names to include ‘Seamonster’

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Sea monsters may exist only in the imagination, but a Massachusetts couple wants to make them part of their names….

Hilton Hotels to switch room keys with smartphones

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Hilton worldwide is going high tech….

SF Batkid gets his own documentary

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He dreamed of being batman and the city of San Francisco made it happen…

Five people arrested in connection with USC student’s death

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Five people have been arrested in connection with the death of USC graduate engineering student Xinran Ji…

Mosquito fogging planned in San Mateo County

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A truck spraying mosquito-killing insecticide will be driving around parts of San Mateo and Hillsborough Monday…

Tax fraud case against Lionel Messi goes ahead


A Spanish judge on Monday rejected a prosecutor’s request to drop charges of tax fraud against Lionel Messi…

Dog faints when reunited with owner

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A schnauzer literally passed out when meeting owner after two years apart….

Police: 112 cats removed from North Las Vegas home

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North Las Vegas police are investigating how a woman was living with more than 100 cats in “uninhabitable” conditions…

Zillow buying Trulia to make real estate titan

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Real estate website operator Zillow is buying rival Trulia in a $3.5 billion deal that would make the biggest player…

Mysterious dolls left on porches of CA homes

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Parents contacted authorities after finding porcelain dolls that look like their children on their doorsteps…

Florida teens charged in turtle torture

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Two teen girls in Florida are facing animal cruelty charges…

US global database for passports, visas crashes

The U.S. State Department’s global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting…