SF taxi driver robbed at knifepoint in Potrero Hill

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A cab driver was held up at knifepoint by a man and a woman in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood…

Outgoing US Ambassador calls for human rights in China

In his farewell speech, Gary Locke also called for Beijing to guarantee human rights for peaceful activists…

HK finance chief: Fed uncertainty clouds outlook

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In his annual budget speech, Financial Secretary John Tsang forecast that Hong Kong’s economy would grow 3-4 percent in 2014…

SFO: Flight cancellations, delays due to rain

Dozens of flights at San Francisco International Airport have been canceled or face delays of at least an hour Wednesday morning…

Dog rushed to vet after eating potentially poisoned meatball

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One dog in San Francisco’s Twin Peaks neighborhood has been rushed to a vet after eating a potentially poisoned meatball…

Belmont: Subway sandwich shop robbed at gunpoint

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A Subway sandwich shop in Belmont was robbed at gunpoint on Monday night…

Assailant hacks ex-Hong Kong editor with cleaver

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Kevin Lau, the former editor of Mingpao, is in critical condition after being hacked Wednesday by an assailant with a meat cleaver…

Rowdy behavior by Chinese drivers

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Videos show some rowdy behavior by Chinese drivers…

Shanxi mayor dismissed amid corruption charges

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The mayor of Luliang city in Shanxi, China has been suspended of duties due to accusations that he bought his way in to the mayoral office…

SSF man beaten, robbed in residential area

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A man was beaten and robbed in a South San Francisco neighborhood early Tuesday morning…

Samsung unveils phone with heart-rate monitor

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Samsung new Galaxy S5 smartphone has a built-in heart-rate sensor and a 16 megapixel camera…

China leader’s stroll in Beijing alley sparks buzz

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Chinese President Xi Jinping braved Beijing’s choking smog Tuesday, making an unannounced visit to a trendy alley…

SF: Four arrested in deadly home invasion robbery

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Police arrested four people in the past week in connection with a murder in San Francisco’s Portola District from last November…

Poisonous meatballs found in SF neighborhoods

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Pet owners are advised to be on alert after poisonous meatballs, similar to hundreds found last July…

Dalai Lama asks for more compassion in business

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The Dalai Lama bought his spiritual message of compassion Monday to about 4,000 people at Santa Clara University…

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…