Three Bay Bridge toll lanes close this weekend

Several lanes at the span’s toll plaza in Oakland will be closed this weekend to make way for more FasTrak access…

Obama proposes new system for rating colleges

President Barack Obama is calling for a new government rating system for colleges that will judge schools on affordability…

SF man shot in back in Bayview District

A man was shot in the back in San Francisco’s Bayview District on Thursday night…

China watches Bo Xilai trial unfold on social media

The court made 59 posts on Thursday, portraying an orderly but lively courtroom with lengthy recounts of the exchanges…

Non-citizens could be jurors under Calif. bill

California may become the first state to allow non-citizens who are in the country legally to serve on a jury…

Teen tackled, robbed of home-run ball at Giants game

A 16-year-old boy was tackled and robbed after catching a home-run ball at the San Francisco Giants game…

Bo Xilai’s trial analysis

Chinese scholars commented on the trial of disgraced politician Bo Xilai…

San Jose courthouse bomb scare

Employees at two Santa Clara County Superior Court buildings in San Jose were evacuated after a bomb threat was received…

Taking mega megavitamins can be harmful

Taking vitamins a certain way could actually be a bad thing for your health…

Chinese buyers snap up new houses in London

Chinese buyers were responsible for 27 percent of new build house purchases in central London last year…

Syrian forces bomb area of alleged chemical attack

Syrian government forces bombed the rebel-held suburbs where the opposition said the regime had killed more than 100 people…

Mubarak released from jail, taken to military hospital

Egypt’s ousted leader Hosni Mubarak was transferred from Tora prison to the Maadi military hospital on Thursday…

BART to run around the clock during Bay Bridge closure

The Bay Bridge will be closed for five days starting on next Wednesday at 8pm. Caltrans is uring drivers to plan ahead….

Chinese tourists spending may decline

More middle class Chinese are traveling overseas and they prefer to travel on their own instead of joining tour…

CCSF protesters arrested outside SF Mayor’s office

More than two-dozen City College of San Francisco students and advocates were arrested at City Hall late Tuesday night…

Unionized SF strip club closing its curtains

The dancers at San Francisco’s Lusty Lady are hanging up their thongs due to high rent…

Severe Tropical Storm Trami heads for Taiwan

Severe Tropical Storm Trami on Wednesday struck in heavily populated northern Taiwan, prompting schools and offices to close…

Tesla Model S gets best-ever crash score

Independent testing by the NHTSA has awarded the Tesla Model S a 5-star safety rating in every subcategory without exception…

Sony’s PlayStation 4 to launch on Nov. 15 in US

Sony says it will launch its latest video game console, the PlayStation 4, on Nov. 15 in the U.S. and Canada..

East Palo Alto: 19-year-old man fatally shot in vehicle

A 19-year-old man succumbed to his injuries after he was shot while in a vehicle in East Palo Alto late Tuesday night…

CCSF submits request to renew accreditation

CCSF officials submitted a formal request for review of a regional panel’s decision to revoke the school’s accreditation…

Obamas welcome new dog, “Sunny”!

The Obamas are welcoming a second dog to the first family. Meet sunny, the one-year-old Portuguese water dog…

More lightning expected in the Bay Area Tuesday

More lightning is expected to strike the Bay Area Tuesday afternoon and later into the evening….

700,000 in Guangdong affected by flooding

Worst flooding in decades triggered by heavy downpours in south China’s Guangdong Province has affected…

Manila Mayor apologizes to Hong Kong bus hostage victims

The Mayor of Manila has apologized to victims and their families for the handling of the bus hostage situation…

Bo Xilai’s son hopes father will get fair trial

The son of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai says he hopes his father will get a fair trial on Thursday…

Apple reportedly to launch two iPhones in September

WSJ reported that Apple Inc. will launch two iPhones this September, one is aimed at the low-end market…

Versace plans hotel in Asian gambling hub Macau

Italian fashion house Versace says it has signed a deal to build a luxury hotel at a casino-resort in Macau…

Oakland: Father, daughter found dead in home

A father and daughter were found dead in a home in Oakland early this morning, a police spokeswoman said…

Prince William describes his joy at parenthood

Prince William described his joy at introducing his son to the world on the steps of a London hospital last month…