Lafayette: big rig hauling 9 cars catches fire on westbound Hwy 24

A big rig fire is blocking four lanes of traffic on westbound state Highway 24 in Lafayette this morning…

US college student plea in alleged murder plot

A U.S. college student has pleaded not guilty to soliciting an ex-boyfriend’s beating and murder by another boyfriend…

Hands-free texting still distracting for drivers

Using voice commands to send text messages and emails from behind the wheel, which is marketed as a safer alternative for drivers, actually is more distracting and dangerous…

Fremont: 16-Year-old girl kidnapped by man hiding in her car

A 16-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped by a man who had broken into her car and hid in an attempt to sexually assault her…

Elderly Antioch man dies of robbery-related injuries

An elderly man who was beaten during a robbery in Antioch last
month died of his injuries Tuesday…

East Bay water rates going up

East Bay Municipal Utility District directors voted 5-2 Tuesday to increase customers’ water rates by 19.25 percent over the next two years..

US immigration bill advances in Senate

The Senate voted Tuesday to advance a landmark immigration bill, clearing away the first procedural hurdle…

Armed robbery in SF Chinatown

Armed robbery in SF Chinatown…

SJ: DA to discuss 77-count indictment of 48 people in criminal gang case

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen on Tuesday will announce indictments of 39 male and nine female defendants in a criminal gang case…

Santa Clara: worker killed at site of new 49ers stadium

A worker was killed this morning at the San Francisco 49ers’ new under-construction stadium in Santa Clara…

US secrets leaker has options to stay in Hong Kong

The American defense contractor who says he leaked information on classified U.S. surveillance programs could benefit from a quirk in Hong Kong law…

SF: Apple announces new security measures

Apple will be including software in its new operating system that will make it harder for thieves to resell stolen smartphones…

BART official earns $330K without working

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Bay Area Rapid Transit’s highest-paid employee last year earned more than $330,000 – even though she didn’t work a single day…

SF: Pedestrian seriously injured when struck by bicyclist

A 50-year-old woman was seriously injured when she was struck by a bicyclist while walking on a sidewalk…

Photo Gallery: Philippines honors dog that saved 2 girls

Every dog has its day, but few canines get a motorcade on their return home…

New explanation for traffic jam at Chinese border

CCTV reported that traffic jam at Chinese border maybe related to exaggerated trade data…

Chinese miners begin giving up their Ghanaian gold dreams

More Chinese miners have returned to China from Ghana, after 124 Chinese nationals were detained in Accra, Ghana’s capital…

Whistleblower in US secret surveillance scandal reveals his identity

A 29-year-old intelligence analyst was revealed as the source of the disclosures about the U.S. government’s secret surveillance programs…

Pleasanton: One killed after car hits bicyclists

One bicyclist was killed and one injured when a car struck them on Foothill Road in Pleasanton Sunday afternoon…

SJ: Winning lottery ticket sold at Lion Supermarket

A California Lottery ticket worth $317,655 was sold at a San Jose supermarket…

Obama, Xi signal new start with walk in the desert

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s 50-minute stroll through an estate in the California desert…

Sunnyvale: Sports bar shooting, one dead

Police in Sunnyvale are investigating a homicide that occurred outside a sports bar Sunday morning…

Photo gallery:Obama, Xi in 2nd day of talks at informal summit

Photo gallery:Obama, Xi in 2nd day of talks at informal summit

Nashville man has 22 kids

A so-called romeo admits fathering 22 children by 14 different women making him one of Nashville’s most expensive dad…

Woman gives birth to baby on side of HWY 101

A Marin County woman gave birth to a girl on the side of southbound U.S. Highway 101 on Thursday night…

Police investigating homicide at Great Mall in Milpitas

Milpitas police are investigating a homicide that occurred inside a Sports Authority store at the Great Mall Friday morning…

Apple planning iPhone trade-in program

Bloomberg reports that Apple Inc. is planning to launch it’s own iPhone trade-in program to encourage customers to upgrade to iPhone 5…

US regains wealth from recession, but not equally

America as a whole has regained all the household wealth it lost to the Great Recession and then some…

Property tax set to rise in Santa Clara County

The booming housing market means that thousands of Santa Clara County home owners are going to see their property tax bills increase this year…

Three Bay Area hospitals fined for health violations

Three Bay Area hospitals were issued penalties and fines totaling $225,000 Wednesday for incidents in 2011…