Antioch: police credit Target employee for helping find kidnapping victim, suspect

Police are lauding a Target store employee whose gut instinct led to the capture of a kidnapping suspect in Antioch and the swift return of his young victim to her family…

Man arrested after trying to rob bank with illegible note

A man was arrested after attempting to rob a bank in Antioch with an illegible handwritten note on Monday morning…

Samsung teams up with Comcast for ultra-HD movies

Samsung Electronics Co. is tackling the problem of getting ultra-high-definition content to its new TV sets by teaming up with the Internet streaming services of Comcast, Netflix and Amazon…

Police: In cold, escaped inmate turns himself in

Just how cold is it in Kentucky? Apparently cold enough for an escaped prisoner to decide to turn himself in…

Sony announces Internet-based TV service in US

Sony says it will start an Internet-based TV service in the U.S. this year, offering a mix of live TV programming and video on demand…

‘Polar vortex’ arrives, 187 million in the US shiver

Dangerously cold polar air snapped decades-old records as it spread Tuesday from the Midwest to southern and eastern parts of the U.S. and eastern Canada…

Run Run Shaw, foudner of HK TVB, has died

[zh:] 香港電視廣播有限公司TVB榮譽主席邵逸夫,當地時間週二早上在家中離世,享年107歲… Run Run Shaw, foudner of HK TVB, has died…

Chinese Consul General: Police have arrested suspect in arson attack

Chinese Consul General: police have arrested suspect in arson attack…

Man killed while running into traffic after I-280 crash

A pedestrian fatality and multiple vehicle collisions have caused all southbound lanes and two northbound lanes of Interstate Highway 280 in Daly City to be blocked this morning…

2nd winner of $636M lottery jackpot ID’d

California Lottery officials say the second of two winners of the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot has come forward to claim the prize…

Near-blizzard dumps snow across US Northeast

A winter storm slammed into the U.S. Northeast with howling winds and frigid cold, dumping nearly 2 feet (60 centimeters) of snow…

Chinese consulate was vandalized twice in 2008

Chinese consulate was vandalized twice in 2008…

China urges U.S. to ensure safety following consulate arson attack

The Chinese Foreign Ministry urged the United States on Friday to bring the perpetrators to justice, following an arson attack on the Chinese consulate-general in San Francisco…

Marines delay female fitness plan

More than half of female Marines in boot camp can’t do three pullups, the new minimum standard…

BART board makes tentative agreement with unions

BART directors voted 8-1 today to approve a tentative agreement that could end nine months of labor strife with the agency’s employee unions…

California grants law license to immigrant

The California Supreme Court granted a law license on Thursday to a man living in the United States illegally who graduated from law school and passed the state bar exam…

SF: Driver arrested after fatally striking elderly man

A vehicle fatally struck an elderly man in San Francisco’s Crocker-Amazon neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon…

Chinese Consulate doused with gasoline, set ablaze

The Chinese Consulate in San Francisco released a statement early this morning condemning a fire that burned the front door of the consulate building…

SF man arrested for Chinatown bank robbery

A man was arrested for allegedly robbing a bank in San Francisco’s Chinatown neighborhood on Thursday afternoon…

Action star Jet Li treated for overactive thyroid

Jet Li says he’s being treated for an overactive thyroid, but he’s determined to fight the condition head-on…

Former China security chief under investigation

Former China security chief under investigation…

Target’s customers encrypted PINs were obtained

Retailer Target says that customers’ encrypted personal identification numbers were removed during the data breach…

Hospital may not allow transfer of girl declared brain dead

Children’s Hospital Oakland cast doubt this evening whether a 13-year-old girl declared brain dead earlier this month could be transferred to another facility…

Delta honors very cheap airfares that were a mistake

Some lucky fliers capitalized on a computer glitch Thursday and scored some really cheap flights on Delta Air Lines…

Hero cop saves driver from burning car

A Los Angeles police officer headed to work pulls a man from a fiery crash. The dramatic Christmas day rescue was caught on camera…

Alameda County man shoots wife, then himself in apparent murder-suicide

The evidence in a double-fatal shooting at a home in San Lorenzo early Christmas morning strongly indicates that it was a murder-suicide…

Free Christmas tree collection program kicks off next week

Collectors from the city’s trash and recycling service Recology will pick up trees left next to bins put out on the curb starting Jan. 2…

Tablets a hit with kids, but experts worry

some experts note there’s no evidence that screen time, whether from a TV or tablet,provides any educational or developmental benefits for babies and toddlers…

First-class stamps to cost 49 cents as of Jan. 26

Regulators on Tuesday approved a temporary price hike of 3 cents for a first-class stamp, bringing the charge to 49 cents a letter…

Patrons of North Beach restaurant possibly exposed to Hepatitis A

A food handler in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A…