Robbers flee after shootout in San Jose jewelry store

San Jose police are looking for two would-be robbers who were involved in a shootout when they tried to hold up a jewelry store…

Record Powerball jackpot up to $500M

Powerball officials say they’ve boosted the jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing to $500 million from the previously posted $425 million…

Suspect in Treasure Island standoff dies

A standoff between San Francisco police and an armed suspect on Treasure Island is over Tuesday morning after the suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Fiscal cliff impact on homeowners

Unless congress acts by year end, capital gains taxes will go up for homeowners with a lot of equity in their homes. Selling now can make a big difference…

Protesters demand justice after deadly factory fire

About 15,000 Bangladeshi workers protested on Monday over safety conditions, after a garment factory fire on Saturday killed 112 people who were trapped inside…

Attempt to save dog causes family tragedy

The 16-year-old boy went after the dog, prompting his father to attempt a rescue. The teenager was able to get out of the waves but then went back into the water…

Online shopping surges in US holiday season

Americans were expected to spend $1.5 billion, up 20 percent from last year on Cyber Monday, as retailers have expanded their deals to get shoppers to click on their websites…

China insurer attacks story on Wen family fortune

A New York Times investigation showing that Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s family made a fortune from investing in Ping An Insurance after it lobbied him to waive rules…

Sierra highway car accident kills 4 inlcuding 2 children

Authorities say two children were among four people killed when a car collided with a minivan on a rural Northern California highway…

Protests greet shoppers at Wal-Marts nationwide

Wal-Mart workers and supporters marched in protest at a number of stores across America on Thursday and Friday, blasting the wages, benefits and treatment of employees…

Powerball jackpot builds to $325M for Saturday

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The jackpot for Powerball’s Saturday drawing has climbed to $325 million, the fourth-largest in the game’s history…

Cash-strapped USPS tests same-day delivery

The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service is moving aggressively this holiday season to offer same-day package delivery for Internet shoppers…

Earlier Black Friday kicks off shopping season

The shoppers are coming in waves after some retailers opened their doors for Black Friday on Thanksgiving…

San Jose firefighter injured in apartment fire

A firefighter that was injured while battling a three-alarm fire in an apartment complex in San Jose fractured a vertebra in his neck and suffered a concussion Thursday night…

Mass. bargain hunter took home TV, left tot

Police say a Massachusetts man left his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son in a car while he went shopping for Black Friday bargains…

US drought worsens after weeks of improvement

A new report shows that the nation’s worst drought in decades is getting worse again, ending an encouraging five-week run of improving conditions…

Statue of Liberty, Ellis will not reopen in 2012

The National Park Service says the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island will not reopen to visitors this year…

SF approves 220-square-foot apartments

The board approved the ordinance that will change the definition of an efficiency dwelling unit to include units that are as small as 220 square feet, including the bathroom and closets…

Thanksgiving weekend travelers pack roads, airports

With the Thanksgiving holiday weekend getting under way Wednesday, more travelers than last year are expected to take to the roads, rails and runways…

More Americans on food stamps

A tough economy is forcing more Americans to use food stamps to buy their Thanksgiving meal this year…

Oakland pedestrian struck and killed by Amtrak train

A person was struck and killed in East Oakland by an Amtrak train en route to Sacramento Tuesday evening, officials said…

Twinkies going for $3,000 online?

Since Hostess announced it would stop making the sponge cake treats, their value has skyrocketed, or at least the value resellers have put on them…

Alameda transportation tax measure fails

Nearly two weeks after the November election, Measure B1 has missed the required two-thirds passage by several hundred votes…

San Mateo: Three men arrested for burglaries

Police arrested two male juveniles and an adult male in connection with a string of burglaries following an in-progress residential burglary in San Mateo Sunday evening…

FBI: 4 US men charged in alleged terror plot

Four Southern California men have been charged with plotting to kill Americans and destroy U.S. targets overseas by joining al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan…

SF: Man stabbed during robbery near Fisherman’s wharf

A man suffered life-threatening stab wounds in a robbery near San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf early Monday morning…

Palo Alto: Fatality on Caltrain tracks causes major delays

Caltrain continues to experience major delays this morning after a train fatally struck a man on the tracks in Palo Alto…

Facebook moves to https for added security

Connecting to Facebook is about to get a bit slower for the site’s millions of users, but there’s a good reason…

Blind cat wins award for video of him playing

Oskar the cat is an award-winning internet sensation. He’s also blind, but his owners say he’s the purr-fect pet…

Average US credit card debt up in 3Q

An analysis of consumer-credit data shows that Americans are carrying more credit card debt and being less diligent about making payments on time…