Palo Alto: Man sought in sexual assault of masseuse

A man who hired a female masseuse from an online advertisement is wanted in connection with the robbery and sexual assault…

Faster free Wi-Fi service in San Jose downtown

The “Wickedly Fast” network will provide Internet download speeds three to four times faster than those of average outdoor Wi-Fi networks…

Google’s top Android exec unexpectedly steps down

Andy Rubin has stepped down as the executive in charge of Google’s Android operating system for smartphones and tablet computers…

Hong Kong hostage victims sue Philippines

Some of the Hong Kong victims in the Philippines hostage crisis have decide to sue the Philippine goverment for compensation…

Details about Leland Yee’s death threat

The person who sent an email death threat to a state senator Leland Yee called himself a trained Marine sniper; with confirmed kills in Afghanistan…

HK streamlines US visa application process

Starting on March 16, 2013, the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong will implement new, streamlined procedures for U.S. visa applications…

South Bay highway closures to impact night traffic

Motorists may experience some nighttime delays this week on portions of U.S. Highway 101 and the Capital Expressway in San Jose…

Oakland man wrongly put on most wanted list

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A lawyer for a man who claims he was wrongly put on the Oakland Police Department’s "Most Wanted" list for six months…

Photo Gallery: Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected Pope

Argentine Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe…

Woman says she just wanted to be with boyfriend, accused murderer

An Oakland woman testified Tuesday that she agreed to participate with her former boyfriend in a robbery that resulted in the shooting death of a victim…

Palo Alto student wins 10th place in Intel Science Talent Search

A Palo Alto teen took tenth place in the Intel Science Talent Search at an awards gala in Washington, D.C. Tuesday night…

CY Leung: HK government may invest directly to industries

Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung said Hong Kong government may invest directly to industries if necessary…

China’s state leaders candidates finalized

A name list of candidates for China’s top leaders, including top lawmaker and state president, was finalized Wednesday afternoon…

Teacher accused of binding toddler who refused to take nap

A former teacher at a Pleasanton preschool is being investigated for allegedly binding a 2-year-old girl’s ankles and wrists…

Morgan Hill: Mom jailed for telling child to steal groceries

A mother who fled after using her 10-year-old daughter to push a cart full of stolen groceries out of a Morgan Hill supermarket was sentenced Monday…

SF: Man tries to sexually assault CCSF student

City College of San Francisco police are investigating an attempted sexual assault over the weekend in a locker room…

SF: Woman arrested after allegedly kicking toddler in Golden Gate park

A 24-year-old woman was arrested after allegedly kicking a toddler at a playground in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park…

Photo Gallery: Black smoke rises in Vatican City

Black smoke poured from the Sistine Chapel chimney late on Tuesday, signalling that cardinals had failed to elect a pope…

China rejects Western-style multiparty democracy

China’s top political advisory body closed its annual session in Beijing on Tuesday, after it completed its leadership handover…

Redwood City: Home invasion suspects arrested in Mexico

A 21-year-old man and a teenage girl who are suspected of robbing a 79-year-old woman in her Redwood City home have been arrested in Mexico…

Gilroy: Police arrest six on suspicion of prostitution

Six women were arrested in Gilroy Saturday on suspicion of solicitation of prostitution…

Photo Gallery: Japan marks tsunami anniversary

Japan marked the second anniversary Monday of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that left nearly 19,000 people…

New chairman elected for China’s top political advisory body

Yu Zhengsheng was elected chairman of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference…

San Jose: Minimum wage increase to $10

The law covers all employers that maintain a facility in San Jose or are subject to the San Jose business tax…

Earthquake shakes wide area of S. California

The quake struck at 9:55 a.m. Monday and was initially estimated at magnitude 5.1 but that was quickly downgraded to 4.7…

SF: Man found dead inside elevator shaft at BART station

A man was found dead in an elevator shaft at the Montgomery BART and San Francisco Municipal Railway station Sunday night…

San Mateo: Driver killed in head-on Highway 92 crash

The driver of a Volkswagen Jetta was killed in a head-on crash on state Highway 92 outside of Half Moon Bay Monday morning…

San Mateo: Burglary suspects nabbed after police pursuit

Police released the identities of three home burglary suspects who were arrested after a three-city pursuit that ended in Belmont…

SF: Reality TV show ‘Amazing Race’ holds casting call Saturday

Those seeking adventure have the opportunity to try out for the competitive travel reality TV show…

Man shot in S.F.’s South of Market

A man was shot in his torso in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood Thursday morning…