AAA: Thanksgiving travel should increase slightly

The number of Americans hitting the road this Thanksgiving is expected to increase slightly from a year ago. But they’ll take shorter trips to save on gas….

Elmo puppeteer accused of underage relationship

The puppeteer who performs as Elmo on “Sesame Street” is taking a leave of absence from the popular children’s show in the wake of allegations that he had a relationship with a 16-year-old boy…

Bay Bridge sees light traffic for its 76th birthday

The Bay Bridge is quietly turning 76 years old today…

RIM to unveil new BlackBerry phones on Jan 30

Research In Motion said Monday that it will hold an official launch event for its new BlackBerry 10 smartphones on Jan. 30…

Former spokesman says Petraeus is ‘devastated’

Retired U.S. Gen. David Petraeus began an affair with his biographer in 2011, two months after he became CIA director, a former top aide said Monday…

Asian-Americans make historic gains in Congress

A record number of Asian-Americans will serve in the next Congress, and several achieved groundbreaking firsts in last week’s elections…

US colleges look to foreign students

A new study shows China is driving major growth in the number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities…

Enormous Midwest blast kills 2

An enormous blast in the U.S. Midwest that killed two people, obliterated two homes and made dozens more uninhabitable…

Pinole: Car falls 25 feet from freeway overpass

A driver and passenger suffered only minor injuries in a car that fell 25 feet from a freeway overpass and landed in the westbound lanes of interstate Highway 80 in Pinole…

Nestle, Chrysler announce recalls

(AP)

Nestle USA is recalling some of its Nesquik chocolate powder due to a possible risk of salmonella exposure. Chrysler is recalling more than 919,000 older-model Jeep Grand Cherokee…