Severe Tropical Storm Trami heads for Taiwan

Severe Tropical Storm Trami on Wednesday struck in heavily populated northern Taiwan, prompting schools and offices to close…

Tesla Model S gets best-ever crash score

Independent testing by the NHTSA has awarded the Tesla Model S a 5-star safety rating in every subcategory without exception…

Death of Australian leads to charges against 3

With a motive that’s both chilling and simple, to break up the boredom of an Oklahoma summer, three teenagers randomly targeted an Australian collegiate baseball player…

Sony’s PlayStation 4 to launch on Nov. 15 in US

Sony says it will launch its latest video game console, the PlayStation 4, on Nov. 15 in the U.S. and Canada..

East Palo Alto: 19-year-old man fatally shot in vehicle

A 19-year-old man succumbed to his injuries after he was shot while in a vehicle in East Palo Alto late Tuesday night…

ACT: Only quarter of grads ready for all subjects

The testing company ACT says just a quarter of this year’s high school graduates who took the ACT tests have the reading, math, English and science skills they need…

Kidnap suspect leaves money to victim’s family

A spokesman for the family of a California man who abducted a 16-year-old girl and killed her mother and young brother says a member of the family is the beneficiary of his life insurance…

Oakland woman arrested for human trafficking at SSF hotel

A 25-year-old Oakland woman was arrested for human trafficking in South San Francisco over the weekend…

SJ: auto burglary suspect shot by resident

Police are investigating a vehicle burglary that resulted in a shooting early this morning in South San Jose…

Gun runners smuggled guns on NYC Chinatown discount buses

A pair of gunrunners smuggled firearms into New York City by hiding them in luggage they carried on discount buses that offered cheap fares and lesser odds of getting caught…

CCSF submits request to renew accreditation

CCSF officials submitted a formal request for review of a regional panel’s decision to revoke the school’s accreditation…

Obamas welcome new dog, “Sunny”!

The Obamas are welcoming a second dog to the first family. Meet sunny, the one-year-old Portuguese water dog…

More lightning expected in the Bay Area Tuesday

More lightning is expected to strike the Bay Area Tuesday afternoon and later into the evening….

California considers force-feeding inmates

If dozens of hunger-striking California state prison inmates are so close to death they must be force-fed, the method will likely be less invasive than what was used on terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay…

700,000 in Guangdong affected by flooding

Worst flooding in decades triggered by heavy downpours in south China’s Guangdong Province has affected…

Manila Mayor apologizes to Hong Kong bus hostage victims

The Mayor of Manila has apologized to victims and their families for the handling of the bus hostage situation…

Great white shark sighting at Stinson beach prompts five-day swim ban

A great white shark was spotted near Stinson Beach on Monday afternoon, prompting a five-day ban on swimming and surfing there…

Bo Xilai’s son hopes father will get fair trial

The son of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai says he hopes his father will get a fair trial on Thursday…

New Samsung ‘Mega’ phone nearly tablet-sized

Smartphones are getting bigger as people use them more to watch movies and play games…

Apple reportedly to launch two iPhones in September

WSJ reported that Apple Inc. will launch two iPhones this September, one is aimed at the low-end market…

Fire near Yosemite Nat’l Park expands, park open

A destructive wildfire on the outskirts of Yosemite National Park that is threatening some 2,500 structures has grown to more than 15 square miles…

Versace plans hotel in Asian gambling hub Macau

Italian fashion house Versace says it has signed a deal to build a luxury hotel at a casino-resort in Macau…

Fremont:big-rig crash sends driver to hospital with serious injuries

A driver was seriously injured this morning when a big-rig traveling east on Auto Mall Parkway in Fremont jumped the center median and struck a westbound vehicle…

Oakland: Father, daughter found dead in home

A father and daughter were found dead in a home in Oakland early this morning, a police spokeswoman said…

Prince William describes his joy at parenthood

Prince William described his joy at introducing his son to the world on the steps of a London hospital last month…

AC Transit workers vote to reject contract deal

AC Transit workers have voted to reject a tentative contract agreement reached with management last week…

Yelp expands San Francisco office space

Yelp is expanding its footprint in San Francisco with a 110,000 square feet new office space…

20 killed in South China floods

Floods triggered by continuous downpours since Friday have killed 20 people in south China’s Guangdong Province…

China crackdown on dissidents

China has started a new wave of crackdown on dissidents. Xu Zhirong and Guo Feixiong are among those who got arrested…

Five arrested in alleged kidnap, rape of woman in SoCal

Five people in the South Bay were arrested Friday in connection with the rape and kidnapping of a woman…