Pesticide residue found in many Chinese herbs

According to the newest report by the environmental group Greenpeace, up to 70% to herbs sold in China and Hong Kong were tested positive for pesticide residue…

Xi vows bigger strides in space exploration

China’s President Xi Jinping on Monday spoke by satellite video phone link to three Chinese astronauts…

CA rain forecast is modified

Forecasters are backing off predictions of record-setting rare June rains across the San Francisco and Sacramento regions…

HK chief executive’s decision to let Snowden leave

There was no legal basis not to let Edward Snowden, the territory’s Chief Executive said on Monday…

Murder charges on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

Los Angeles prosecutors say they’ve charged three panhandlers in the fatal stabbing of a young woman who refused to give them $1…

Hundreds of trees destroyed in Golden Gate Park

Hundreds of trees have been destroyed in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park in the past nine months…

FAA easing up on using electronic devices

The government is moving toward easing restrictions on airline passengers using electronic devices during takeoffs and landings…

Child born deaf hears for the first time (Video)

A child born completely deaf is getting a chance to hear the sound of a bird singing for the very first time…

Starbucks hiking prices

The Seattle-based coffee company says it’s raising prices on average by 1 percent nationally starting Tuesday…

Calif. unemployment rate falls below 9 percent

California’s unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in May, marking the first time in nearly five years the jobless number has dipped below 9 percent…

Guangzhou crackdown on corrupt officials

62 officials in Baiyun district in Guangzhou, China have been punished for violation of corruption law…

Man pleads guilty to smuggling fish bladders

A California man has pleaded guilty to smuggling endangered fish bladders into the United States from Mexico to later sell to Asia…

Chinatown grocery store endangered historical landmark

Chinatown grocery store among most endangered historical landmarks…

Milpitas: Driver crashes into Starbucks

A driver crashed a car into a Starbucks coffee shop just off of Interstate Highway 680 in Milpitas Friday morning…

Indonesia sends planes to fight haze-causing fires

Air pollution in Singapore soared to record heights for a third consecutive day, as Indonesia dispatched planes…

Senate immigration bill boosted by border deal

Immigration legislation offering the prize of U.S. citizenship to millions is gaining ground in the Senate…

US downgrades China, Russia over human trafficking

The U.S. has accused China and Russia of failing to meet minimum standards in fighting human trafficking…

Oakland: police chief says new district system will help reduce crime

Oakland Interim Police Chief Sean Whent said today that his department’s new neighborhood policing plan is aimed at being more efficient…

16-year-old dies following San Jose shooting

A teen boy found shot in San Jose Wednesday evening died at a hospital Wednesday…

Photo Gallery: Miami Heat retain NBA championship

LeBron James will always remember his first NBA championship. History will remember this one…

Richmond: apartment complex searched following fatal shooting

Police evacuated residents and searched for a gunman at an apartment complex after a man was fatally shot in Richmond

Markets are roiled by prospect of early Fed exit

The Dow Jones industrial average plunged 354 points, or 2.3 percent, to 14,758 points Thursday…

Chipotle admits using genetically modified ingredients

The Chipotle chain now admits some of the products it serves are genetically modified….

BART workers highlight safety issues, prepare to hold strike vote

BART union workers are distributing leaflets to patrons today that highlight safety issues…

Hainan principal jailed for raping six elementary students

A former school principal and a former government official in Hainan Province were sentenced to prison for raping underage girls…

Bugs are inching their way into America’s diets

American are incorporating rather exotic creatures into their diets…

SF: Man shot in arm in Portola neighborhood

A man was shot in the arm while sitting in his car in San Francisco’s Portola neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon…

Cleavage and Australian politics

Cleavage and Australian politics…

Photo gallery:Inside house of “landlord from hell”

Photo gallery:Inside the house of “landlord from hell” …

FBI chief: Drones used in US for surveillance

The FBI uses drones inside the United States for surveillance of stationary subjects…