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…

Bed bug scare closes Goodwill warehouses in SF, Burlingame

A bed bug scare has forced Goodwill Industries to shut down two Bay Area warehouses…

Investigators seek man who tried to rob Cupertino bank

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who attempted to rob a Cupertino bank a week ago

Amateur film on Snowden’s HK stay

It was shot in single takes with amateur actors, hobbyist directors and about $650…

Chinese man stands trial for poisoning dumplings

A former food plant worker in China confessed in court on Tuesday to poisoning frozen dumplings that sickened 10 people in Japan in 2008…

Student left in DEA cell to receive $4 million from US

The Justice Department has agreed to pay $4.1 million to a California college student left in a Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell last year…

BMW i3 electric car revealed

BMW AG is showing off the production model of its new i3 electric compact that uses carbon-fiber materials…

Airline employee, wife arrested for stealing luggage

An airline employee was accused of stealing luggage from travelers whose flight was diverted after the plane crash…

Spanish driver was on the phone of speeding train

A Spanish court says “black box” data recorders show that a train driver was on the phone and traveling at 95 miles an hour, almost twice the speed limit, when the train derailed, killing 79 people…

Oakland: Two men plead not guilty to murder

Two men pleaded not guilty today to murder charges stemming from the fatal shooting of a man in East Oakland in February…

China warns officials: No wine at lunch, no expensive wedding banquets

Lavish weddings, fancy holidays and lunchtime wine on the public dime were among transgressions detailed Tuesday…

Marijuana operation uncovered during SF house fire

Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire at the site of a marijuana grow operation at a residence in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley…

Carcinogen found in stir-fried vegetable

A study in Hong Kong found that stir-firing vegetable may release a certain carcinogen that may be harmful to human…

BART union & management meeting again

BART management is meeting with union leaders again Monday to try to reach an agreement…

Three killed in Shenzhen stabbing

A man stabbed three people to death and wounded five in Shenzhen Monday morning…

Journalist claims Chinese regulator failed to fight corruption

The deputy head of China’s industry regulator is the latest official to be publicly accused of wrongdoing by a journalist…

Mistakes in the death of Ye Mengyuan

A fire department supervisor was mistakenly concluded that Ye Mengyuan was dead before she got ran over by a fire truck…

French diamond heist estimated at $136M

The organizer of a diamond exhibit said the estimated value of diamond jewelry stolen in Cannes has increased to some $136 million…

Group accuses Apple supplier of labor abuses

A Chinese company that makes iPhones for Apple Inc. is being accused of abuses including withholding pay..

Photo Gallery: Italy bus crash kills 38

38 people were killed when a tour bus careened into a string of cars –then plunged off a highway bridge in Italy…