96-year-old US store owner refuses robber with knife

A masked robber apparently thought the 96-year-old owner of a neighborhood grocery store in Midwestern Wisconsin state would be an easy target…

SF: Man has camera stolen at Lombard St.

A man was robbed at gunpoint while taking pictures of San Francisco’s famously crooked Lombard Street on Tuesday night…

NSA spying under fire: ‘You’ve got a problem’

In a heated confrontation over domestic spying, members of Congress said Wednesday that they never intended to allow the National Security Agency to sweep up millions of Americans’ phone records…

Xinhua accuses China Resources chief of corruption

A journalist with Xinhua news agency accused the head of China Resources Power Song Lin of committing corruption…

China’s online population rises to 591 million

China’s population of Internet users has grown to 591 million, driven by a 20 percent rise over the past year in the number of people who surf the Web…

Port of Oakland closed following worker’s death

The Port of Oakland will remain closed until tonight following the death of a 45-year-old Suisun City woman…

SF: Woman critically injured in hit-and-run

A woman was critically injured when she was struck by a car that then fled in San Francisco…

SF gives initial approval to two-year, $7.9 billion budget

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors gave unanimous initial approval Tuesday to the city’s $7.9 billion budget…

China holds lawyer as crackdown on activism grows

Chinese authorities have detained a well-known rights lawyer in a move activists described as the widening of a crackdown on individuals…

Britain legalizes gay marriage

Britain on Wednesday legalized gay marriage after Queen Elizabeth II gave her royal stamp of approval…

Asiana no longer suing San Francisco TV station

Asiana Airlines said Wednesday it no longer plans to sue a San Francisco TV station over the use of racially offensive names…

San Jose: Pit bull fatally shot by officer

A pit bull was fatally shot by police after an officer was bit during an investigation into mail theft early Wednesday morning…

Bay Area teacher’s child molestation trial begins

A San Jose school teacher accused of molesting students had blindfolded some of the children and made them perform oral sex in his classroom…

AT&T introduces option for faster phone upgrades

AT&T is making it easier for customers to upgrade their cellphones more frequently…

International students contribute $21.8 billion to U.S. economy

764,495 international students studying across the United States supported nearly 300,000 jobs and contributed $21.8billion to the U.S. economy in the 2011-2012 academic year…

State regulators call for $300M fine against PG&E

California regulators are calling on Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to pay at least $300 million in fines for a deadly 2010 gas pipeline blast…

National Zoo taking no chances of another escape

The National Zoo has been inspecting vegetation around all of its exhibits to ensure animal enclosures are secure after the great escape of a young male red panda last month…

Atlanta panda gives birth to twins

Lun Lun, a 15-year-old giant panda, gave birth to two cubs Monday…

Top 4 hottest cities in China

The top four hottest cites in China are Fuzhou, Chongqing, Hanzhou and Haikou…

Woman abandons toddler in CA gas station bathroom

A 22-year-old mother has been arrested in Vallejo after abandoning her 1-year-old son in a gas station bathroom…

Helmet water leak aborts spacewalk; astronaut OK

NASA aborted a spacewalk at the International Space Station on Tuesday because of a dangerous water leak in an astronaut’s helmet that drenched his eyes, nose and mouth…

San Jose: Nearly 100 cats killed in house fire

About 100 dead cats from a San Jose home were killed in a fire early Tuesday morning…

Chinese woman death linked to charging iPhone

A female flight attendent in China was reportedly died by an electric shock after she answered a call on her iPhone while it was still charging…

Livermore: Outlet jewelry store robbed

An outlet shopping center jewelry store in Livermore was robbed early Monday morning…

Man found in California motel awakens with amnesia

Doctors are looking into the mystery of a Florida man who awoke speaking only Swedish, with no memory of his past, after he was found unconscious…

SF: Suspect injured man in Inner Mission shooting

Police are engaged in a standoff with a shooting suspect who injured a man in San Francisco’s Mission District…

Oakland: Nine protesters arrested downtown

At least nine people, protesting George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the Trayvon Martin case in Florida…

California high court refuses stay of gay marriages

The California Supreme Court turned down a request by the backers of Prop 8 for an immediate halt to same-sex marriages…

Beijing rep assures, lectures Hong Kong lawmakers

Beijing’s top representative in Hong Kong met Tuesday with local lawmakers to ease tensions between the mainland and its special administrative region…

Female police officers fight while on duty

Two female police officers in Hebei, China were caught on carmera fighting each other at an intersection while on duty…