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…

AC Transit workers vote to reject contract deal

AC Transit workers have voted to reject a tentative contract agreement reached with management last week…

Yelp expands San Francisco office space

Yelp is expanding its footprint in San Francisco with a 110,000 square feet new office space…

20 killed in South China floods

Floods triggered by continuous downpours since Friday have killed 20 people in south China’s Guangdong Province…

China crackdown on dissidents

China has started a new wave of crackdown on dissidents. Xu Zhirong and Guo Feixiong are among those who got arrested…

Five arrested in alleged kidnap, rape of woman in SoCal

Five people in the South Bay were arrested Friday in connection with the rape and kidnapping of a woman…

Pyramids deserted as foreign tourists heed travel warnings

As Egypt’s troubles continue tourist attractions usually awash with holidaymakers stood quiet and abandoned…

CIA acknowledges top secret Cold-War test site

CIA history released Thursday not only refers to Area 51 by name and describes some of the activities that took place there…

Man allegedly downloads child porn at police station

A man arrested for multiple counts of possession of child pornography in Boulder Creek downloaded more child pornography…

San Jose driver jumps off freeway railing to elude police

A driver remains hospitalized today after leading San Jose police on a car chase on Interstate Highway 680…

CSU East Bay to demolish building

Warren Hall, the school’s former administration building, is scheduled to be demolished by implosion at about 9 a.m. Saturday…

China upholds sentence of Nobel winner’s relatives

A Chinese court upheld the 11-year prison sentence handed down to the brother-in-law of jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo…

Richmond High gang rape defendants sentenced

Two young men will spend three decades to life in prison in the brutal 2009 beating and gang rape of a 16-year-old girl…

Hornets attack boy at SF’s Golden Gate Park

A 7-year-old boy in San Francisco had to be hospitalized after he was attacked by a swarm of hornets at Golden Gate Park…

Oakland: Woman fatally shot, man injured

A woman was killed and a man was injured in a shooting on the streets of East Oakland late Thursday night…

Target holding 3-day job fair for new SF store

Earns Target

Target is holding a three-day job fair between today and Saturday to hire about 400 employees for its new store…

Xi Jinping’s law degree questioned

British newspaper, the Sunday Times, citing analysis from scholars, reported that the thesis published by Xi Jinping appears to be the work from others…

Japan shrine still flashpoint 68 years after war

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose hawkish views have raised concerns in the region, did not visit the shrine…

Bay Bridge set to open after Labor Day

Top transportation officials voted today to open the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge by Sept. 3, the day after Labor Day…

SF police seeks stabbing suspect

San Francisco police have released photos of the suspect in a stabbing in the city’s Cow Hollow neighborhood…

Court challenge fails to stop Calif gay marriages

The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to halt gay marriages in the state…

Walnut Creek police investigates burglary of Tiffany’s store

An investigation is underway after several men burglarized a jewelry store in downtown Walnut Creek Thursday morning…

San Francisco Wax Museum closing doors

The Wax Museum at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco will close Thursday night…

Hayward police officer kills knife-wielding man

A knife-wielding man in a Hayward apartment was fatally shot by a police officer Wednesday night…