Fairfield man killed by racing driver

The driver who was killed when he was struck by a racing driver Sunday evening was 31-year-old Ronald Brackett of Fairfield…

Polio-like illness among children called ‘serious’

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More than a dozen children in California have developed an extremely rare, polio-like syndrome within the past year…

Produce may cost more due to California drought

California farmers are facing a drought disaster and it could have a ripple effect nationwide…

GG Bridge board votes on possible toll increase

The staff of the Golden Gate Bridge District is recommending a gradual $2 toll increase on the bridge over the next four years…

SF: Three-alarm fire destroys cab service garage

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A three-alarm fire has destroyed a service garage for a cab company in San Francisco’s Bayview District…

Six children drown while skating on river in China

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Six children have drowned while skating on a river in a rural area of northern China…

China sacks vice security chief Li Dongsheng

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Former public security vice minister, Li Dongsheng, has been formally removed from office amid the corruption investigation…

Orange alert issued for fifth day in China

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China’s National Meteorological Center (NMC) issued an orange alert for smog on Monday morning, the fifth straight day such an alert has been announced…

Samsung unveils new smartwatches

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The new Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo will have a heart rate sensor, a pedometer and various tools to measure exercise…

Redwood City: Teen girl arrested for DUI collision

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A 17-year-old girl was arrested for drunken driving following a collision that injured five passengers…

Rain is forecast for Bay Area starting Wednesday

A series of storms is expected to bring much-needed rain to the Bay Area starting on Wednesday…

Fremont: Two men injured after car hits Amtrak train

Two men were critically injured after their car struck an Amtrak train in Fremont on Sunday night…

Chinese luxury spending remains strong

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Luxury spending remains strong amid anti-corruption efforts conducted by the Chinese authorities…

China and US establish dialogue between armies

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China and the United States moved to establish regular dialogue between their armies to build trust and understanding amid rising regional tensions…

Oakland: One person killed in day of shootings

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One person was killed Thursday afternoon in a shooting near 77th and Bancroft avenues…

Overstock to pay $6.8M in false advertising case

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A judge has found internet retailer Overstock.com engaged in false advertising and unlawful business practices…

San Jose man shot dead, shooter claimed self defense

A man was shot and killed in what the alleged shooter is saying was self defense…

SF: Truck fatally strikes 91-year-old woman

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An elderly woman was killed after being struck by a concrete truck in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood…

Two admit guilt in Dodger Stadium Giants fan attack

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Two men who pleaded guilty to the 2011 beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium…

Redwood City: Armed teen arrested for robbery

An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbing three Redwood City businesses Wednesday morning…

Liu Xia hospitalised due to heart illness

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Liu Xia, the wife of jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, has been admitted to a hospital due to heart illness…

Customers asked to cut water usage by 20%

Residents and businesses in Dublin and parts of San Ramon are being asked to voluntarily cut their water use by 20 percent…

UC Berkeley student arrested for alleged hate crimes

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A UC Berkeley student has been arrested on suspicion of hate crimes for allegedly making homophobic statements to another student…

China to help urbanize migrant workers

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Total number of China’s migrant labor force rose to 269 million workers in 2013, 6.33 million more than previous year…

China accuses tycoon of murder in major gang bust

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湖北省檢察院正式起訴兩名四川黑幫頭目,涉及多宗謀殺案,又設立軍火庫,有報道指,他們跟四川地方官員關係密切…Authorities on Thursday accused Chinese mining tycoon of running a vast mafia…

Guangdong motorcycle gang robbery

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A new wave of robberies is committed by a gang of motorcycle thieves in Guangdong, China.

Kansas bill would allow spanking that leaves marks

A Kansas lawmaker is proposing a bill that would allow teachers, caregivers and parents to spank children hard enough to leave marks…

Facebook buying messaging app WhatsApp for $19B

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Facebook is buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp for up to $19 billion in cash and stock…

Man arrested for attacking elderly woman at SF hospital

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A 29-year-old man is charged with three felony charges after allegedly attacking an elderly woman at San Francisco General Hospital…

News photographer robbed in Oakland

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Police are searching for suspects who robbed a news photographer at gunpoint while he was on assignment in West Oakland…