China demands local solutions for grievances

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Chinese public with grievances against local governments will be banned from traveling to Beijing to file their complaints…

Obama says US will defend Japan in island dispute with China

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Obama reaffirmed Japan that the US would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands…

Light showers, possible hail in Bay Area tonight

Bay Area residents should expect rainy weather to arrive tonight and continue through the weekend…

Web giant Sina faces ban for pornography

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Sina.com in China may lose it’s license for publishing pornographic material…

Cost of Being a Wedding Guest

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It’s not cheap to throw a wedding. but it’s becoming more costly to be a guest, too…

Strong wind, sandstorms hit Xinjiang

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The sandstorm reduced visibility to less than five meters as the dusts and sands had enveloped the sky…

SF: Muni bus catches fire at Rincon Hill stop

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A San Francisco Municipal Railway bus caught fire in the city’s Rincon Hill neighborhood Thursday morning…

Chinese Wall Street analyst indicted in New York

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Chinese national Kang Gao, a former analyst at hedge fund firm Two Sigma, has been indicted for stealing confidential data…

Oakland: 5-year-old boy hit in eye with paintball

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A 5-year-old boy suffered severe eye injuries when he was hit with a paintball in West Oakland on Tuesday evening…

San Jose: One injured in apartment fire

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A male was hospitalized with second-degree burns after escaping from his fiery apartment in downtown San Jose…

Daly City: Suspect arrested for shooting at medical facility

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Police in Daly City have arrested an 84-year-old man in connection with a shooting at a medical center…

Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock

Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock and split its stock for the first time in nine years…

US court upholds state decision on race ban

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the state of Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in college admissions…

Man wounds woman with a knife in Shenzhen

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A man stabbed and wounded one woman in Shenzhen, China on Wednesday…

HK, Philippines compromise over tourist deaths

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The Philippine government expresses its most sorrowful regret to the victims and their families…

SF: Pedestrian critically injured after hit by car

A man walking near San Francisco’s Stern Grove was critically injured when he was struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning…

LinkedIn to lease new San Francisco high-rise

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LinkedIn is expanding its presence in San Francisco by anchoring a high-rise office building under construction…

Body found in San Jose, homicide suspected

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San Jose police are at the scene Tuesday morning of a suspected homicide after finding the body of a man…

Justin Bieber apologizes for Japan war shrine trip

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Justin Bieber apologized Wednesday to those he offended by visiting a Japanese war shrine…

Oakland: Teen passenger dies in possible DUI crash

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A teen girl riding as a passenger in a car possibly driven by an intoxicated man died during a head-on collision…

Cupertino girl killed in crash on HWY 85

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An 8-year-old girl died in a crash that injured three others in Cupertino on Monday afternoon…

Berkeley: Man allegedly ordered his dog to attack woman

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A man allegedly ordered his pit bull to attack a woman at People’s Park on Sunday night…

Arrested crew members say they tried to save ferry

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The crew member said they tried to launch lifeboats, but the ferry was tilted too far…

Chinese drug dealers invent new way of selling drugs

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Drug dealers in China are mixing drugs with instant drinks mixtures to sell illegal substances….

Manila mayor off to Hong Kong to apologize

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The mayor of Manila flew to Hong Kong Tuesday to apologize to the families of eight Hong Kong tourists…

Santa Clara County looking for owners of unclaimed money

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Santa Clara County has published a list of approximately 1,060 people who are potential owners of nearly $244,000 in unclaimed money…

China mall sells knockoff designer bags

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Handbags that cost thousands of dollars can be yours for only one-tenth of the price…

Alameda seeks poll workers for June primary

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Alameda County is seeking poll workers to run the upcoming June 3 statewide primary election…

Woman robbed after buying iPhones off Craigslist

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Two men are in custody for kidnapping and robbing a woman who answered a listing on Craigslist to buy iPhones from them…

San Leandro man convicted of sexually abusing his daughter

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A San Leandro man has been convicted of eight felony counts for sexually abusing his daughter over a seven-year period…