US drone use highlights questions for journalists

As police responded to a deadly car crash, they noticed an increasingly familiar sight: a remote-controlled aircraft, equipped with a video camera, hovering over the wreckage…

China prostitution crackdown may hurt economy

Recent prostitution crackdown in Dongguan has spreaded to other cities in China…

San Leandro: Man tries luring girl into his car

Police are investigating a report that a man tried to kidnap a 13-year-old girl as she walked to school…

Woman found guilty in cut-from-womb killing

A Massachusetts woman has been convicted of killing her pregnant friend, then cutting the baby from her womb and passing the girl off as her own child…

Watch out for Valentine’s Day scams

Don’t let the romance of Valentine’s Day blind you. Scammers are out there specifically targeting us at this holiday…

Canada beats US 3-2 in Olympic women’s hockey

[zh] 索契奧運女子冰棍球兩大勁旅美國和加拿大小組賽中碰頭,結果美國被加拿大以3比2擊敗… Video, and presumably audio, review confirmed the puck went into the net before the whistle…

Alibaba to launch US e-commerce website

Alibaba is set to launch a U.S. online shopping website called “11 main” which offers high end products such as fashion and jewelry to its customers…

Strong quake shakes China; no casualties reported

A powerful earthquake struck a sparsely populated area of China’s far western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday…

SF police continue search for three shooting suspects who fled after car chase

Police in San Francisco today continue to search for three shooting suspects who ran away from a crash scene after leading officers on a chase into South San Francisco…

Graco recalling nearly 3.8 million child car seats

A company that makes car safety seats is recalling nearly 3.8 million of them because children can get trapped by buckles…

SJ police officer pleads no contest to charges of faking traffic citation, parking tickets

A San Jose police officer declined to contest four felony charges stemming from faked traffic tickets he wrote against two people involved in a lawsuit with him in 2008…

San Jose man fatally stabbed in downtown

Police are investigating a fatal stabbing in downtown San Jose Wednesday morning…

Police arrest driver in fatal Pacific Heights accident

The driver involved in a crash that killed a pedestrian in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood this morning has been arrested…

Oakland police seek sedan in carjacking, kidnapping case

Police in Oakland are now focusing on a red or burgundy sedan in a manhunt for a suspect in a suspected carjacking and kidnapping case…

CHP issues Amber Alert after carjacking and kidnapping

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Oakland police are investigating reports of a possible carjacking and kidnapping that occurred near a Safeway store off of state Highway 13 this afternoon…

Sochi is Julie Chu’s 4th Olympics

Sochi is Julie Chu’s 4th Olympics…

‘Chrome revolver bandit’ found guilty in 14 armed robberies

A jury found the so-called “Chrome Revolver Bandit” guilty of all charges in connection with 14 armed robberies in San Mateo…

Home invasion suspect charged in four other incidents

One of the suspects in the home-invasion robbery and shooting of an 81-year-old woman at her home in Oakland last month was charged today in that incident as well as four other incidents…

Recent rain helps three small reservoirs

The 15 inches of rain that fell at Lake Lagunitas in the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed between Wednesday and midnight Sunday increased the capacity of the seven reservoirs…

Firefighters rescue people in car on a cliff

Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to rescue two people trapped in a car hanging over a coastal cliff in southern San Mateo County on Saturday night…

Man arrested for shooting at woman over egg roll

The owner of a Chinese restaurant has been arrested for shooting at a young woman who claims that she found a roach in an egg roll…

Oakland: Woman killed in apparent home invasion

77-year-old Susan Fong died Friday in an apparent home invasion robbery in Oakland…

Cat-themed cafe in Nanjing

A cat-themed cafe in Nanjing has become the newest “it” place in China…

San Mateo police warns public of unpaid bills fraud

San Mateo police are warning the public of recent scams from callers who inform the victims of unpaid bills…

China crackdown on prostitution in Dongguan

Authorities in China’s southern Dongguan city have shut down 12 entertainment venues as part of a major crackdown on alleged prostitution…

Petaluma company recalls 8.7 million pounds of meat

A Petaluma-based company recalled more than 8.7 million pounds of meat Saturday produced over the last year…

Hayward home invasion robbery shooting

Detectives are investigating an alleged home invasion robbery that ended when the victim fatally shot a male suspect…

Deadly car accidents in SoCal and Florida

A suspected drunk driver sped the wrong way on a Southern California freeway…

Snow disrupts holiday traffic across China

The heavy snow in many parts of China has disrupted railway traffic, closed expressways and delayed flights since Thursday…

Storm promising heavy rain rolls into California

Drought-stricken California is getting its first glimpse of a big weekend storm system the likes of which, forecasters say, the region has not seen in more than a year…