Sichuan bus fire kills one, injures 24

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One person was killed and at least 24 were injured in a bus blast on Monday in the city of Yibin in southwest China’s Sichuan Province…

San Leandro lottery ticket wins nearly $469,000

A California Lottery Mega Millions ticket purchased in San Leandro is worth nearly $469,000 after Friday’s drawing…

Excessive heat watch issued for most of Bay Area

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An excessive heat watch was issued for most of the San Francisco Bay Area for Tuesday and Wednesday…

Four dead in Southern California murder-suicide

Authorities say a 28-year-old man shot and killed three members of a Southern California family before turning the gun on himself…

Report ranks Hong Kong as the most competitive city in China

A report released by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences ranked Hong Kong as the most competitive city in China last year…

US baby names: Noah beats out Jacob for No. 1

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Noah sailed past Jacob to become the most popular U.S. baby name for boys in 2013…

Car plows through Berkeley Apple store

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A suspect drove through the glass windows of an Apple store in Berkeley early Friday morning…

SF students shaken up by school bus accident

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A group of students complaints of pain after a minor school bus accident in San Francisco’s Bayview District…

China’s April inflation eases to 1.8 percent

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China’s inflation eased in April, giving the government more leeway if needed to stimulate the slowing economy…

Police seek suspects in SSF residential armed robbery

A man was robbed at gunpoint in the garage of his South San Francisco home Wednesday night…

McDonald’s testing seasoned french fries

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McDonald’s says it plans to start testing seasoned french fries at select U.S. locations starting Friday…

East Palo Alto shooting one injured

Police are seeking witnesses to a shooting Thursday afternoon that left a 20-year-old East Palo Alto man injured…

Sears jewelry heist in Richmond

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A man pepper-sprayed a Sears employee and stole more than $25,000 in jewelry from the store…

President greeted by protestors outside fundraiser

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President Barack Obama was greeted by protestors as he arrived at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Jose…

SF pedestrian struck on Sunset Boulevard

A pedestrian was struck in San Francisco’s Sunset District Thursday afternoon…

Two men sentenced in asylum fraud case

Two men who submitted hundreds of phony U.S. asylum applications for Chinese citizens have been sentenced to federal prison…

President Obama visits Bay Area

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President Barack Obama is expected to arrive in the Bay Area today for a roughly 19-hour visit…

Redwood City residents can reclaim stolen goods on Pinterest

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Redwood City police are taking a new approach to reconnect stolen items with their rightful owners…

Police kill alleged assailant in western China

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Xinjiang police on Thursday shot and killed a person who allegedly attacked them with knives…

China detains veteran journalist for state secrets

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Chinese journalist Gao Yu has been detained on accusations of leaking state secrets…

Quake warning system stalls in California

The earthquake warning system is not putting into use in California due to lack of funding…

Analyst says California faces $340 billion in debt

A new report says California state government faces $340 billion in debts, or more than $8,500 for each resident…

Applications for US unemployment aid falls

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The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 26,000 last week to 319,000….

Two people dead in Sunnyvale mobile home fire

Two people were found dead in a fire at a mobile home in Sunnyvale early Thursday morning…

Reports of gunfire locks down SF General Hospital

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A report of shots fired prompted an evacuation of three buildings at San Francisco General Hospital…

Witnesses: At least 2 suspects in knife attack

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Witnesses of the knife attack in Guangzhou station said they saw at least two suspects involved in the stabbing…

Vietnam: Chinese ships ram vessels near oil rig

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Several boats have been damaged and at least six Vietnamese on board them have been injured…

Nurse attacked for rejecting man who cut in line

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Video showed a man in Shanxi, China attacked a nurse because she wouldn’t let him cut in line for service…

Man who shot student in wrong apartment released

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A San Francisco man arrested on suspicion of shooting and killing another man in a apartment building will not face charges…

Philippines detains 11 Chinese on fishing charges

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Philippines police seized a Chinese fishing boat and its 11 crewmen on charges of catching endangered sea turtles in disputed South China Sea waters…