PG&E customers offered winter gas savings

Customers May Receive Automatic Credit of Up to 20 Percent for Conservation in December and January…

Nobel literature winner defends censorship

This year’s Nobel literature winner Mo Yan defended censorship Thursday as something as necessary as airport security checks…

Illegal immigration drops after decade-long rise

New census data released Thursday affirm a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration, ending more than a decade of increases…

Oakland: police lieutenant struck by hit-and-run driver

A police lieutenant suffered minor injuries when he was struck by a car in Oakland late Wednesday night, police said…

Wet Bay Area weather expected to end tonight

A weak storm system is making its way through the Bay Area today, but once it passes, there will be dry weather for the next week or so…

China Nobel prize winner Mo Yan heads to Stockholm

Mo Yan, Chinese novelist and this year’s Nobel Prize winner in literature, was leaving Beijing on Wednesday for Stockholm…

Golden Gate Bridge reopens after head-on crash

All northbound lanes of the Golden Gate Bridge are shut down this morning as emergency crews respond to a head-on crash…

Beijing to offer 72-hour visa-free stay for foreign visitors

A 72-hour visa-free policy for foreign travelers to Beijing next year will significantly boost local tourism, officials hope…

Bay area animal shelters launch holiday adoption effort

The San Jose Animal Care Center joined a handful of Silicon Valley animal shelters as part of an adoption effort during the holiday season…

Royal Caribbean and Costa Cruises cancel Japan routes

Royal Caribbean Cruises and Costa Cruises Monday both canceled routes from Shanghai to Japan route…

Fire in clothing factory in south China kills 14

A fire in a clothing factory apparently caused by arson killed 14 people in southern China on Tuesday, officials and state media said…

Texas teen takes home $100K science prize

A high school student from Texas has won a $100,000 scholarship for scientific work that could help…

China’s leaders pledge to reduce pomp and ceremony

China’s senior leaders have pledged to reduce ostentation and bureaucratic visits, meetings and talks, in order to remain close with the public…

CHP offices announce toy drive drop-off locations

Two North Bay California Highway Patrol offices have announced toy collection locations for the CHP’s “CHiPs for Kids” toy drive…

Mars rover Curiosity soil test

The Mars rover Curiosity has completed its first chemical test of soil from the red planet, and scientists say there are no surprises so far…

2012 Kennedy Center honorees

Stars from New York, Hollywood and the music world joined President Barack Obama at the White House on Sunday night to salute the honoree…

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Alibaba reaches 1 trillion yuan

The annual transaction volume for China’s online retailer Alibaba in 2012 exceeded one trillion yuan (160.6 billion U.S. dollars) by Friday…

Bay Area expecting cloudy weather

Partly cloudy weather is likely in the Bay Area today. Highs are expected to be in the lower 60s, with light winds…

China plans launch of iPhone 5

China Unicom began accepting pre-orders for iPhone 5 on Monday, one day later than China Telecom’s move on Sunday…

Police searching for suspects in house shooting

Police in Watsonville are seeking information to track down multiple suspects in connection with a shooting on Sunday evening…

Former elementary school teacher sentenced for child porn

A former teacher at a Pittsburg elementary school has been sentenced in federal court in Oakland to four years and nine months in prison…

Stormy weather floods bay area, knocks out power

As a storm continues to batter the Bay Area from Thursday night into this morning…

China bans rowdy game show for ‘wanton’ content

Chinese regulators suspended a broadcaster Friday after an unaired segment of a TV game show…

House Passes STEM Jobs Act

The House has approved legislation to offer green cards to foreign students with advanced degrees…

Apple to sell new iPads, iPhone 5 in China in Dec.

Apple Inc. on Friday said its latest iPad models will go on sale in China on Dec. 7, followed by the iPhone 5 a week later…

Gay marriage cases could see Supreme Court action

The running fight over gay marriage is shifting from the ballot box to the Supreme Court…

60% of Android users threatened by ‘malicious’ ads

A growing number of mobile phone users are under threat of potential network risks, according to experts…

Who else has been duped by The Onion ?

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China’s Communist Party media’s pick up of Kim Jung Eun are not the first to be duped by The Onion. Here are other memorable instances…

“Climate Clock” to be Silicon Valley landmark

For the next 10 months, visitors to San Jose City Hall will be greeted by a 10-foot-tall working model of a planned “Climate Clock” sculpture…