YMCA childcare aide charged with sexual abuse

A former YMCA childcare aide charged Wednesday in connection with sex crimes related to two children…

China housing market still strong despite policies

Home prices in the 70 cities surveyed in China have increased 6.8% in June over last year…

Poll: Many say China to become world’s top economy

China has gained rapidly in the eyes of the rest of the world, and many say it ultimately will replace America as the world’s top global economic force…

Heat wave sizzles US

The largest heat wave of the summer has stagnated over large regions of the U.S. Thursday…

Oakland police release images of vandalism suspects

The Oakland Police Department is releasing photos and video surveillance footage of individuals responsible for acts of vandalism…

Asiana asked to review safety before crash

South Korea’s transport ministry said Thursday it asked Asiana Airlines Inc. to review safety measures two months before an Asiana flight crash-landed in San Francisco…

Bomber as rock star? Rolling Stone cover outrage

A Rolling Stone story on Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is generating controversy even before it hits stores…

BART union may strike again if contract talks fail

BART union representatives said if the contract talks with the BART management fail, union workers may go on strike again…

Oakland: 8-year-old girl killed in shooting, 3 injured

An 8-year-old girl was fatally shot and three other victims were injured in East Oakland late Wednesday night…

BART police probe porn video shot on train

Bay Area Rapid Transit police are investigating an amateur pornographic video apparently shot on a moving train…

Camry in battle to stay America’s best-selling car

Toyota’s Camry has been No. 1 for more than a decade, but the company is being forced to cut prices to keep it there…

Driving somewhere? There’s a gov’t record of that

chances are, your local or state police departments have photographs of your car in their files…

Mother and son sue Asiana for injuries suffered in crash

A Monterey-area mother and son who were injured in the crash have sued the airline in federal court in San Francisco….

Jiangsu urban officers clash with residents

Dozens of urban law enforcement officers were caught on camera assaulting unarmed residents in Jiangsu, China…

96-year-old US store owner refuses robber with knife

A masked robber apparently thought the 96-year-old owner of a neighborhood grocery store in Midwestern Wisconsin state would be an easy target…

SF: Man has camera stolen at Lombard St.

A man was robbed at gunpoint while taking pictures of San Francisco’s famously crooked Lombard Street on Tuesday night…

NSA spying under fire: ‘You’ve got a problem’

In a heated confrontation over domestic spying, members of Congress said Wednesday that they never intended to allow the National Security Agency to sweep up millions of Americans’ phone records…

Xinhua accuses China Resources chief of corruption

A journalist with Xinhua news agency accused the head of China Resources Power Song Lin of committing corruption…

China’s online population rises to 591 million

China’s population of Internet users has grown to 591 million, driven by a 20 percent rise over the past year in the number of people who surf the Web…

Port of Oakland closed following worker’s death

The Port of Oakland will remain closed until tonight following the death of a 45-year-old Suisun City woman…

SF: Woman critically injured in hit-and-run

A woman was critically injured when she was struck by a car that then fled in San Francisco…

SF gives initial approval to two-year, $7.9 billion budget

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors gave unanimous initial approval Tuesday to the city’s $7.9 billion budget…

China holds lawyer as crackdown on activism grows

Chinese authorities have detained a well-known rights lawyer in a move activists described as the widening of a crackdown on individuals…

Britain legalizes gay marriage

Britain on Wednesday legalized gay marriage after Queen Elizabeth II gave her royal stamp of approval…

Asiana no longer suing San Francisco TV station

Asiana Airlines said Wednesday it no longer plans to sue a San Francisco TV station over the use of racially offensive names…

San Jose: Pit bull fatally shot by officer

A pit bull was fatally shot by police after an officer was bit during an investigation into mail theft early Wednesday morning…

Bay Area teacher’s child molestation trial begins

A San Jose school teacher accused of molesting students had blindfolded some of the children and made them perform oral sex in his classroom…

AT&T introduces option for faster phone upgrades

AT&T is making it easier for customers to upgrade their cellphones more frequently…

International students contribute $21.8 billion to U.S. economy

764,495 international students studying across the United States supported nearly 300,000 jobs and contributed $21.8billion to the U.S. economy in the 2011-2012 academic year…

State regulators call for $300M fine against PG&E

California regulators are calling on Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to pay at least $300 million in fines for a deadly 2010 gas pipeline blast…