Halfway house for woman charged in DC vandalism

A woman charged with defacing the Washington National Cathedral has been ordered released to a halfway house…

Improving behavior of Chinese tourists abroad China

China’s tourism industry leaders launched a campaign on Thursday, calling for an end to vulgar behavior especially when traveling abroad…

Patrons can pay what they want at Oakland theater

To thank moviegoers for their support, patrons of a movie theater in Oakland will be able to pay whatever amount they want this month…

San Jose ex-teacher guilty of molesting young girls

Chandler abused the girls by putting his penis in their mouths after blindfolding them alone in class during recess…

Hawaiian Airlines expands Oakland-Hawaii flights

Hawaiian Airlines is adding flights between Oakland and Hawaii to give San Francisco Bay Area travelers more options…

New Motorola phone offers customization

With Google as its new owner, Motorola is introducing the Moto X, a phone notable for innovations in manufacturing…

Ex-SFO baggage handler, convicted of stealing luggage

A former baggage handler has been convicted of stealing passenger luggage at San Francisco International Airport.

BART and unions compete for public support

BART officials and union leaders are trying to win the public’s support before another potential strike Monday morning…

Unemployment dips to 7.4 percent

The nation’s unemployment rate is now at a four and a-half-year low of 7.4 percent…

SF: 38-Geary Muni bus catches fire

A San Francisco Municipal Railway bus caught fire in the city’s Outer Richmond neighborhood Friday morning…

US issues global travel alert over al-Qaida threat

The United States has issued a global travel alert because of an al-Qaida terrorist threat…

Guangzhou launches 72-hour visa-free stays

Guangzhou began offering transit passengers a 72-hour visa-free stay on Thursday, making it the third Chinese city…

Berkeley: 24-year-old man fatally shot

Officers discovered the victim suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead…

Photo Gallery: Inside Ariel Castro’s house

Ariel Castro, the man convicted of holding three women captive in his house for over a decade and raping them repeatedly…

Do hotter temps lead to hotter tempers ?

As the world gets warmer, people’s tempers are likely to get hotter, scientists say…

Woman assaulted near Santa Clara University

Investigators are trying to locate a man who assaulted a woman near Santa Clara University early Thursday morning…

NTSB gets complaints about air crash attorneys

Officials are looking into whether some attorneys may have violated a U.S. law barring uninvited solicitation of air disaster victims in the first 45 days after an accident…

US man gets life term in kidnapping of 3 women

The U.S. man convicted of holding three women captive in his house for over a decade and raping them repeatedly was sentenced Thursday to life without parole plus 1,000 years…

San Jose suspect in robbery attempt nabbed

Police have arrested a suspect in an attempted robbery and shooting at a nearby check-cashing business…

New Zealand: New car to parallel park

A revolutionary electric car that could make parking a breeze has been unveiled in Dunedin, New Zealand…

Man repays insurance money with 4 tons of coins

A southern Illinois businessman has paid off part of a court-ordered legal settlement with nearly four tons of quarters packed into dozens of bags…

SF: rates for trash collection in city to go up 22 percent

San Francisco’s Refuse Collection and Disposal Rate Board has finalized a 22 percent rate increase that will go into effect for trash collection service in the city starting Thursday…

30-year loan up to 4.39%

Average rates on U.S. fixed mortgages ticked up this week but are still low by historical standards, a trend that has helped the housing market recover…

Oakland passes public safety measures

The Oakland City Council voted unanimously to create a surveillance center in the heart of the city…

Snowden has left the airport, location unknown

US National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden left the transit zone of a Moscow airport and entered Russia…

Lawsuit alleges Apple shortchanges store workers

Apple is facing accusations of shortchanging thousands of employees who haven’t been getting paid…

SF: Fire at Chinatown shop under control

Firefighters brought a one-alarm fire at a shop in San Francisco’s Chinatown district under control Thursday morning…

With 3 ‘hops,’ NSA gets millions of phone records

when investigating one suspected terrorist, it can read and store the phone records of millions of Americans…

Public transit braces for another possible BART strike

With a second BART strike possible on Monday, Bay Area transit agencies are again preparing alternate ways to get commuters…

Microsoft Office comes to Android, but not tablets

Microsoft is bringing a pared-down version of its Office software to Android phones, but it is keeping the app off Android tablets just as it isn’t making a version for iPads…