Federal rule could upend states’ shark fin bans

Several members of Congress representing coastal states are voicing concern about a proposed federal regulation that could pre-empt state bans on buying or selling shark fins…

Weekend heat wave bakes western US

A strong high-pressure system settling over the region Friday and through the weekend will bring extreme temperatures to the already blazing Southwest…

Immigration advocates: Don’t rush to act

Immigration advocates: Don’t rush to act…

First same-sex wedding at SF City Hall

Kris Perry and Sandra Stier, of Berkeley, received their marriage license shortly after same-sex weddings were cleared to resume…

Chinese firm accused of stealing US software

China’s largest wind turbine company and three people are accused of trade secrets from a U.S. software company…

Governors’ muses, mistresses prompt art debate

A Sacramento artist whose exhibit of mistresses and girlfriends of California governors was censored before…

Beagle-boxer-basset wins World’s Ugliest Dog

A huge-headed, duck-footed mix of beagle, boxer and basset hound was the upset winner…

Father of NSA leaker says he believes his son will return to US

The father of NSA leaker Edward Snowden acknowledged Friday that his son broke the law but doesn’t think he committed treason….

CA couple gets $11,000 water bill

It was like a bucket of cold water to the face when an elderly couple in california opened their water bill….

Senate passes immigration reform bill

The U.S. Senate passed legislation Thursday that offers the hope of citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally…