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…

China closed down activist websites

Hundreds of websites that are deemed as illegal by the Chinese authorities have been closed down, including those run by activists…

Hong Kong bus attack 11 injured

An employee of a food processing plant stabbed 11 co-workers on a shuttle bus in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong…

SF: Man arrested for brutal pride weekend attack

An Oakland man has been arrested for allegedly kicking a woman in the head while robbing her during Pride weekend…

Ex-teacher in US pleads guilty to sex with teen

A former California teacher who allegedly gave birth to her student’s baby has pleaded guilty to having sex with a minor and will be sentenced to a year in jail…

Guangdong villagers protest over eminent domain

Hundreds of villagers crashed with police in Guangdong, China in a protest to stop the government from taking over the farmlands…

Facebook passes IPO price for 1st time since IPO

Facebook’s stock price has passed its $38 IPO price for the first time since its rocky initial public offering more than a year ago…

San Francisco loans will help police buy homes

San Francisco’s first responders will be eligible to receive up to $100,000 in assistance for a down payment on a home…

New regulations proposed for rideshare companies

The California Public Utilities Commission has weighed in on how to regulate smartphone-enabled rideshare services with a proposed decision released this afternoon…

Details disclosed of underage prostitution sting

Bay Area law enforcement agencies are releasing details about a sting targeting underage prostitutes…

Hayward: Man shot inside moving vehicle

A man inside a moving vehicle was injured in a shooting in Hayward Tuesday night…

Starbucks to partner with Google to upgrade Wi-Fi

Starbucks says it’s reached a deal to partner with Google that will allow it to offer its customers dramatically faster Wi-Fi service…

Man and woman stabbed in Golden Gate Park

A man and a woman were stabbed in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park near the Haight Ashbury neighborhood…

Germany’s heaviest vaginal birth baby

The biggest baby to ever be born in Germany came into this world last week at an astonishing 13.47 pounds…

US home prices rise 12.2 percent, best in 6 years

U.S. home prices jumped 12.2 percent in May compared with a year ago, the biggest annual gain since March 2006…