Driver checked phone for text before fatal crash

A driver who killed two women when he slammed into the rear of a vehicle admitted he was checking a text message on his cellphone before the crash…

Tax scam cost local woman $3,000

Belmont police are warning the public of a tax payment scam that cost a Belmont woman $3,000 last week…

Chinese President Xi to visit Europe

Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to visit Europe this Saturday to push his diplomatic agenda…

China e-commerce giant Alibaba to list in US

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group plans to go public on a U.S. stock exchange, possibly raising up to $15 billion…

SF: Two hospitalized after Tenderloin stabbing

Two people were hospitalized, one with serious injuries, after a stabbing in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood early Monday morning…

Berkeley: Man struck, killed by Union Pacific train

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Union Pacific freight train in Berkeley Monday morning…

China prominent activist died in detention

Chinese authorities on Monday denied accusations that the death of a human rights activist was due to a denial of medical attention…

Malaysia Airlines: Co-pilot spoke final words

The final words from the cockpit – “All right, good night” – were believed to have been spoken by co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid…

Milpitas: Fire extinguished at Chinese restaurant

A fire was extinguished at a restaurant in Milpitas Monday morning, a San Jose fire dispatcher said…

Malaysian: Investigators conclude flight hijacked

Investigators have concluded that one or more people with significant flying experience hijacked the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, switched off communication devices and steered it off-course…

Chinese messaging service shuts politics accounts

Chinese instant messaging service WeChat has removed at least 40 accounts with content about political, economic and legal issues…

US sues 16 big banks that set key rate

The U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has sued 16 big banks that set a key global interest rate…

Malaysia missing plane – who was on the flight?

As we wait for official word on what happened to Malaysia Airlines flight 370, we’re learning more about who was on that plane…

Hawaii defense contractor takes plea deal

A former civilian defense contractor in Hawaii on Thursday pleaded guilty to charges he divulged military secrets to his Chinese girlfriend and kept classified documents…

Two men arrested for manufacturing explosives

San Francisco police have arrested two men suspected of manufacturing over 600 explosive devices…

Two HK businessmen sentenced to jail for bribes

Hong Kong billionaire Joseph Lau and businessman Steven Lo were sentenced to five years and three months in jail for a bribes conviction…

Candidate starts campaign to replace Toronto mayor

A left-leaning politician popular in liberal downtown Toronto kicked off her campaign Thursday to replace Rob Ford…

Brentwood student faces sexting, sexual assault charges

A middle school boy from Brentwood allegedly used sexually explicit images of a female classmate to force her to engage in sexual acts…

Fremont motorcyclist killed in Highway 35 crash

A motorcyclist killed in a head-on crash on state Highway 35 has been identified as 23-year-old Fremont resident Dong Chen….

India searching uninhabited isles for Malaysia jet

India used heat sensors on flights over hundreds of uninhabited Andaman Sea islands Friday…

Man allegedly bites off infant son’s nose over crying

A Fairfield man who allegedly bit off part of the nose of his infant son because the child was crying has been arrested…

Man who threatened shooting for retweets arrested

Police have arrested a 20-year-old Los Angeles man who allegedly threatened to shoot a random pedestrian if his Twitter post was retweeted a hundred times…

Benicia man shoots and kills himself during eviction

A 59-year-old Benicia man shot himself Thursday morning during an eviction process and later died at a hospital…

SF City College protests lead to arrests (video)

Two students were arrested Thursday afternoon during a protest rally at City College of San Francisco…

Child punched for iPad (Caught on camera)

An accused thief in Minnesota is facing charges after he punched an 8-year-old boy and and ran off with his iPad…

Investigator: Missing plane flew over Malaysia

Malaysian investigators are increasingly certain that the missing jetliner turned back across the country after losing communications…

Knife fight in China market leaves 6 dead

A fight between two food stall owners at a market in southern China on Friday left five people hacked to death and one person fatally shot by police…

Ex-Las Vegas teacher facing student sex charges

A 22-year-old former substitute teacher is facing multiple felony charges after she was accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy she taught at a Las Vegas school

Chinese police seize activist Huang Qi

Police in southwestern China on Thursday took away a veteran activist who runs a rights monitoring website…

San Francisco Bay home sales fall in February

A research firm says low inventories sent San Francisco Bay area home sales to the lowest level for any February in six years…