Guangzhou launches 72-hour visa-free stays

Guangzhou began offering transit passengers a 72-hour visa-free stay on Thursday, making it the third Chinese city…

Berkeley: 24-year-old man fatally shot

Officers discovered the victim suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead…

Photo Gallery: Inside Ariel Castro’s house

Ariel Castro, the man convicted of holding three women captive in his house for over a decade and raping them repeatedly…

Woman assaulted near Santa Clara University

Investigators are trying to locate a man who assaulted a woman near Santa Clara University early Thursday morning…

San Jose suspect in robbery attempt nabbed

Police have arrested a suspect in an attempted robbery and shooting at a nearby check-cashing business…

New Zealand: New car to parallel park

A revolutionary electric car that could make parking a breeze has been unveiled in Dunedin, New Zealand…

Oakland passes public safety measures

The Oakland City Council voted unanimously to create a surveillance center in the heart of the city…

Lawsuit alleges Apple shortchanges store workers

Apple is facing accusations of shortchanging thousands of employees who haven’t been getting paid…

SF: Fire at Chinatown shop under control

Firefighters brought a one-alarm fire at a shop in San Francisco’s Chinatown district under control Thursday morning…

Public transit braces for another possible BART strike

With a second BART strike possible on Monday, Bay Area transit agencies are again preparing alternate ways to get commuters…

China closed down activist websites

Hundreds of websites that are deemed as illegal by the Chinese authorities have been closed down, including those run by activists…

Hong Kong bus attack 11 injured

An employee of a food processing plant stabbed 11 co-workers on a shuttle bus in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong…

SF: Man arrested for brutal pride weekend attack

An Oakland man has been arrested for allegedly kicking a woman in the head while robbing her during Pride weekend…

Guangdong villagers protest over eminent domain

Hundreds of villagers crashed with police in Guangdong, China in a protest to stop the government from taking over the farmlands…

San Francisco loans will help police buy homes

San Francisco’s first responders will be eligible to receive up to $100,000 in assistance for a down payment on a home…

Details disclosed of underage prostitution sting

Bay Area law enforcement agencies are releasing details about a sting targeting underage prostitutes…

Hayward: Man shot inside moving vehicle

A man inside a moving vehicle was injured in a shooting in Hayward Tuesday night…

Man and woman stabbed in Golden Gate Park

A man and a woman were stabbed in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park near the Haight Ashbury neighborhood…

Germany’s heaviest vaginal birth baby

The biggest baby to ever be born in Germany came into this world last week at an astonishing 13.47 pounds…

Bed bug scare closes Goodwill warehouses in SF, Burlingame

A bed bug scare has forced Goodwill Industries to shut down two Bay Area warehouses…

Investigators seek man who tried to rob Cupertino bank

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who attempted to rob a Cupertino bank a week ago

BMW i3 electric car revealed

BMW AG is showing off the production model of its new i3 electric compact that uses carbon-fiber materials…

Airline employee, wife arrested for stealing luggage

An airline employee was accused of stealing luggage from travelers whose flight was diverted after the plane crash…

Oakland: Two men plead not guilty to murder

Two men pleaded not guilty today to murder charges stemming from the fatal shooting of a man in East Oakland in February…

Marijuana operation uncovered during SF house fire

Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire at the site of a marijuana grow operation at a residence in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley…

Carcinogen found in stir-fried vegetable

A study in Hong Kong found that stir-firing vegetable may release a certain carcinogen that may be harmful to human…

BART union & management meeting again

BART management is meeting with union leaders again Monday to try to reach an agreement…

Three killed in Shenzhen stabbing

A man stabbed three people to death and wounded five in Shenzhen Monday morning…

Journalist claims Chinese regulator failed to fight corruption

The deputy head of China’s industry regulator is the latest official to be publicly accused of wrongdoing by a journalist…

Mistakes in the death of Ye Mengyuan

A fire department supervisor was mistakenly concluded that Ye Mengyuan was dead before she got ran over by a fire truck…