BART will run until 3 a.m. on new year’s eve

People in the Bay Area who don’t want to drive on New Year’s Eve can travel on BART until 3 a.m., transit officials said…

Teen shooter kills 15-year-old girl

A teenage boy shot and killed a 15-year-old girl and injured a 14-year-old boy this afternoon…

Money mildewed in China Red Cross donation box

The Red Cross Society of China said that its Chengdu branch was negligent on the management of donation money at a press conference held on Thursday in Beijing…

China requiring people to visit their aged parents

State media say the new clause will allow elderly parents who feel neglected by their children to take them to court…

China tightens Internet controls

China’s government tightened Internet controls on Friday with approval of a law that requires users to register their names…

Three injured in crash involving taxicab on i-880

Three people were injured in a two-car collision on Interstate Highway 880 in Milpitas early this morning…

Silicon Valley’s light rail among least efficient

The $2 billion light-rail system built to serve San Jose and some surrounding cities in Silicon Valley is among the least efficient in the country…

Heavy rains prompt water releases at some reservoirs

Recent unseasonably heavy storms have required operators to drain water from reservoirs in Solano and Santa Clara Counties while 10 inches of snow fell…

Gunshot sounds send shoppers running

A fight at a mall in Sacramento sent shoppers running this afternoon (Wednesday)…

CHP reports drop in dui arrests over holiday weekend

Over the Christmas holiday weekend, DUI arrests were down, but fatal collisions were up in the Bay Area from a year ago…

SF:christmas tree collection kicks off next week

San Francisco’s annual Christmas tree recycling program will start next week…

Chinese officials suspended after school bus crash

A dozen local officials in rural eastern China have been suspended while authorities investigate the crash of an overloaded school van that killed 11 kindergartners…

Chinese scholars push for mild political reform

More than 70 prominent Chinese scholars and lawyers have urged the country’s new Communist Party leaders to undertake moderate political reforms…

Christmas cheer around the world

Volunteers take phone calls from children asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their house, during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation…

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4 firefighters shot, 2 fatally, in western NY

A former convict set a house and car ablaze in his lakeside New York state neighborhood to lure firefighters…

Christmas display attracts controversy

An enormously bright Christmas display at a house in California is attracing crowds…. and controversy…

11 Children killed in China minivan crash

Eleven children were killed after a minivan plunged into a pond in east China’s Jiangxi Province on Monday, local officials said…

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…