Cupertino man pleads guilty in visa fraud scheme

A Cupertino man pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in San Jose to 19 counts of visa fraud in a scheme to obtain work visas…

Chinese military inspectors find irregularities

Inspectors have uncovered widespread irregularities and suspected corruption among military units based around Beijing…

Chinese residents protest over chemical plant

The protests centered on a proposal to build a plant in Maoming city in Guangdong province to manufacture paraxylene…

Lightning strikes plane headed into Oakland airport

A flight arriving in Oakland Monday afternoon was struck by lightning in its approach to the Bay Area…

Oakland: Suspect wanted for sexual assault on girl

Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a 6-year-old girl near an Oakland elementary school on Friday…

Teens arrested for murder at clothing store

Police have arrested two teenagers in a deadly shooting at an indianapolis clothing store…

President Xi meets top EU leaders, free-Tibet demonstration

China’s president met with the top officials of the European Union on Monday to discuss the two sides’ close business ties…

SF hospital asks patients to get tested

A San Francisco hospital has asked nearly 200 patients to get tested for HIV, hepatitis and other blood-borne diseases….

Asiana Airlines: Plane’s system partly to blame in crash

Asiana Airlines says a Boeing 777 that crashed at SFO had inadequate warning systems to alert the crew to problems with air speed…

Dozens of Chinese females scammed by con artist

Twenty females in China were scammed by a con artist who said he was a movie director and looking for an actress for his new movie…

Japan whaling future in doubt after court ruling

The International Court of Justice ruled Monday that Japan’s annual hunt in the Antarctic was not really for scientific purposes…

South San Francisco attempted armed robbery

South San Francisco police are investigating an attempted armed robbery Sunday night at the Westborough Park baseball field…

Objects seen in jet search are fishing equipment

A cluster of orange objects spotted by a search plane was just fishing equipment and not related to the missing Malaysia Airlines jet…

Leland Yee’s lawyer questions FBI investigation

Sen. Leland Yee’s attorney asked why it took until Wednesday for the FBI to file charges when the investigation began in 2011…

China brings graft charges against general

Chinese prosecutors brought corruption charges Monday against Lt. Gen. Gu Junshan…

Chinese mining tycoon on trial for running criminal gang

A mining tycoon, his brother and 34 associates stood trial in China on Monday on allegations of running a vast criminal gang in Sichuan province…

Storm hits Bay Area

More rain is on its way to the Bay Area as early as Monday, and weather forecasters said to expect cold temperatures…

Oakland shooting leaves one dead, one injured

Two Oakland shooting victims showed up at a hospital early Monday morning where one of them died…

Predicting the next big earthquake in California

The latest earthquakes to strike California have stirred up fears that monster quake could be coming…

California Senate suspends Leland Yee, two others

The Democratically controlled California Senate has voted to suspend three Democrats who face criminal charges…

Traffic tickets can cost you!

Expect your car insurance rate to go up 5 percent if you get a ticket for driving without a seat belt..

WTO rules China violates ‘rare earth’ trade rules

WTO ruled Wednesday that China has violated international trade rules with its restrictions on the export of rare earths…

Taiwan President reacts to anti-trade pact protest

Taiwan President Ma Yingjeou said he wants to resolve the trade pact dispute through dialogue in response to the recent mass protests…

Child labor prevalent in small town China

Almost half of the children in Liangshan City in Sichuan, China have to quit school and work at low-wage jobs due to poverty….

Redwood City man faces puppy torture charges

A Redwood City man allegedly tortured a puppy to death in front of his 4-year-old daughter…

Bay Area gas prices are increasing

San Francisco had some of the most expensive gas on Wednesday at $4.03, which is an 18-cent increase from last month…

Latest information on search for missing jet

Australia announced Friday that the search area for the Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared March 8 has shifted to a new Indian Ocean region…

Livermore: ATM robbery caught on camera

A man, armed with a baseball bat, approached a female at the ATM and demanded she give him her money…

SJ police investigating suspicious death

Police are investigating a suspicious death in East San Jose Thursday evening, a police spokesman said today…

US senators call on Yee to resign

U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer, and Dianne Feinstein called on state Sen. Leland Yee today to step down from the state Senate immediately following his arrest Wednesday…