US home sales up 2.1% in October

U.S. sales of previously occupied homes rose solidly in October, helped by improvement in the job market and cheap mortgages…

Vallejo Police investigate shootings

Police are investigating a string of shootings that occurred in Vallejo Saturday night, including one that sent a 51-year-old woman to the hospital…

San Jose: $20K reward for homicide suspect

The San Jose Police Officers Association offered a $10,000 reward today for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in a crime spree that resulted in the murder of a San Jose man…

First class mail costs go up in January

The Postal Regulatory Commission on Friday approved the proposed rate increase, which raises the price of a first-class domestic stamp to 46 cents…

Hostess moves to liquidate after crippling strike

Hostess says it’s going out of business — but some of its products may continue to be sold. The company’s CEO says he’s hoping to find a buyer for about 30 Hostess brands…

Medicare premiums going up $5 a month for 2013

The government says Medicare premiums are going up $5 a month for 2013. That’s less than expected…

Teen mom gets 6 years for bid to kill infant

A teenage California mother has been sentenced to six years in prison for a bid to kill her infant daughter by putting rat poison in her baby bottle…

Vallejo: Teen kidnaps, sexually assaults 65-year-old woman

A 14-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the kidnapping, physical and sexual assault and attempted murder of a 65-year-old woman in Vallejo…

SF: Four suspects in jewelry scam case arraigned

Three women and a man were arraigned in San Francisco Superior Court today in connection with a scam in which they tried to dupe people into giving them jewelry…

Romney blames Obama win on ‘gifts’ to supporters

Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama won re-election last week because of the “gifts” Obama had provided to blacks, Hispanics and young voters…

BP employees charged with manslaughter

British oil giant BP said Thursday that it will pay $4.5 billion in a record settlement with the U.S. government over the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico…

Eurozone slides back into recession

The 17-country eurozone has fallen back into recession for the first time in three years as the fallout from the region’s financial crisis was felt from Amsterdam to Athens…

Alameda: Elderly woman mugged, suspects arrested

Following a lengthy investigation, police have arrested two suspects in connection with the mugging of an elderly woman in a residential neighborhood in Alameda in August…

CSU, UC boards postpone tuition fee hikes

The governing boards of both California State University and the University of California have heeded pleas from Gov. Jerry Brown to postpone proposed tuition increases…

Obama: Immigration reform to start early 2013

President Barack Obama says America must “seize the moment” to seek an overhaul of the immigration system and he expects that work to start soon after his inauguration for a second term…

Palo Alto: House cleaner interrupts burglary

A house cleaner in Palo Alto interrupted a robbery and vehicle theft at a Palo Alto residence Monday afternoon, according to police…

SF: Four arrested on suspicion of child porn sting

Four people were arrested in San Francisco on suspicion of possessing child pornography when authorities served search warrants throughout the city Tuesday morning…

China’s Hu clears way for Xi to take party helm

Chinese President Hu Jintao stepped aside as ruling party leader Wednesday to clear the way for Vice President Xi Jinping to take China’s helm…

Most will feel pain from ‘fiscal cliff’

Middle income families would have to pay an average of about $2,000 more next year, the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center has calculated…

More Tahoe ski resorts opening this week

Four more Lake Tahoe-area ski resorts are set to open early due to several powerful storms combined with large-scale snowmaking operations…

Email scandal widens in probe of top US generals

The sex scandal that led to CIA Director David Petraeus’ resignation widened Tuesday, with the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan under investigation…

People ‘unliking’ Romney on Facebook

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Since losing the election, Mitt Romney has been losing Facebook fans by the thousands. Social media users began “unliking” Romney on his official Facebook page soon after the election results last week…

AAA: Thanksgiving travel should increase slightly

The number of Americans hitting the road this Thanksgiving is expected to increase slightly from a year ago. But they’ll take shorter trips to save on gas….

Elmo puppeteer accused of underage relationship

The puppeteer who performs as Elmo on “Sesame Street” is taking a leave of absence from the popular children’s show in the wake of allegations that he had a relationship with a 16-year-old boy…

Former spokesman says Petraeus is ‘devastated’

Retired U.S. Gen. David Petraeus began an affair with his biographer in 2011, two months after he became CIA director, a former top aide said Monday…

Asian-Americans make historic gains in Congress

A record number of Asian-Americans will serve in the next Congress, and several achieved groundbreaking firsts in last week’s elections…

Oakland foreclosure fair to help troubled homeowners

Oakland residents with questions about foreclosure and alternatives such as loan modification can get answers Monday at a free Housing and Foreclosure Prevention Clinic…

Pinole: Car falls 25 feet from freeway overpass

A driver and passenger suffered only minor injuries in a car that fell 25 feet from a freeway overpass and landed in the westbound lanes of interstate Highway 80 in Pinole…

Arrest made in a rape on LA bus

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Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials say they have arrested a man suspected of raping a mentally disabled woman aboard a Los Angeles transit bus…

Woman fired for Obama comments on Facebook

A California woman has been fired and reported to the Secret Service for her President Barack Obama racial slur and assassination comment on Facebook…