Cruise ship reports dozens on board are ill

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Dozens of passengers on a cruise ship sailing roundtrip between LA and SF have come down with a stomach virus…

Alameda: Woman fatally struck by minivan

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A 64-year-old woman was fatally struck by a minivan while crossing a street in Alameda…

Pennsylvania student flashes 2 knives, injures 20

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A student armed with a knife went on a stabbing and slashing spree at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning…

Palo Alto: Naked man arrested after bizarre crime spree

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A naked man was arrested in Palo Alto after a bizarre crime spree in which he allegedly attacked three people…

Taiwan students to end parliament occupation

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The student protesters in Taiwan have agreed to end the occupation at the parliament on Thursday…

Seven cities in China raise minimum wage

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Seven cities in China have raised their minimum wage. The highest is approximately US$300 a month…

Vandals flip four Smart cars in S.F. overnight

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Vandals clad in black hooded sweatshirts were out flipping Smart cars in the Bernal Heights and Excelsior neighborhoods…

Yee’s case exposes the complexity of political donations

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The grand jury indictment of Leland Yee has exposed the complex system of political donation in elections…

U.S. Defense Secretary tours China’s new aircraft carrier

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U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a rare tour of China’s first aircraft carrier, becoming the first foreign visitor to go aboard the ship…

Golden Gate Bridge tolls to increase by $1

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Commuters traveling across San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge are paying an extra dollar in tolls…

Pedestrian fatally stuck by car in San Francisco

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San Francisco police are investigating the death of a man struck by a car while he was crossing the street…

Possible signals heard from lost jet’s black boxes

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U.S. Navy equipment has picked up signals consistent with the pings from aircraft black boxes…

Another UC Berkeley student diagnosed with measles

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A second University of California at Berkeley student has been diagnosed with measles, according to university officials…

Three arrested in Bayview shooting

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Three people were arrested after an injury shooting in San Francisco’s Bayview District Thursday…

Yee, Chow face federal grand jury indictments

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State Sen. Leland Yee, Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow and 27 other defendants have been indicted by a federal grand jury…

China building collapse, one person killed

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A residential building collapsed in the city of Fenghua in east China’s Zhejiang Province…

Pedestrian hit in crosswalk in SF Chinatown

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A man was seriously injured when he was hit by a car that apparently ran a red light near San Francisco’s Chinatown…

China ginger price on the rise

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The price of ginger in China is on the rise. In some cities, it’s more expensive to buy ginger than pork…

Red light runner hit by train (Video)

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A driver in Houston is lucky to be alive after a violent collision with a train…

Beijing father kills daughter over K-Pop star

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A father in Beijing stabbed his daughter to death because he was furious that her daughter obsessed…

Woman shot in leg in SF supermarket parking lot

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A woman was shot in the leg as she left the Pacific Supermarket in San Francisco on Wednesday evening…

Police detain 18 over China chemical plant protest

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Police in Maoming City detained 18 people after a protest against a planned chemical plant turned violent over the weekend…

Bay Area co-workers split $2.2 million lottery prize

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Two Bay Area co-workers gambled $4 on lottery tickets, and are now splitting a prize worth more than $2 million…

San Jose woman killed while walking on HWY 101

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A 25-year-old woman was struck and killed Wednesday night as she walked in a lane of northbound U.S. Highway 101…

Gunman kills 3, wounds 16 at Fort Hood Army base

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A soldier opened fire at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing suicide…

Cab driver arrested for sexual assaulting passenger

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A man driving a taxicab without a permit was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a drunken woman…

Xi calls for China-EU bridges of peace

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Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium…

Australian court recognizes third category of gender

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New South Wales High Court ruled that the registration of a sex in Australia could be other than male or female…

Japan increases sales tax

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Japan increased its sales tax from 5 percent to 8 percent on Tuesday, first time in 17 years…

SF: Elderly woman killed in Visitacion Valley fire

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An 85-year-old woman was killed in a fire in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood Tuesday evening…