North Korea has deported 85-year-old Merrill Newman after he was detained for “hostile acts.”
A study shows there may be some truth to common beliefs about what makes men and women tick.
If you’re irate, peeved or just want to make a difference, you can now do more than just grumble.
The United States called for the “immediate release” of the 85-year-old Palo Alto man detained in North Korea.
Frank Rossini’s two garden gnomes were a fond reminder of his daughter who died two years ago.
Colin Kaepernick’s most trusted target from last season is set to return.
Two struggling dual-threat quarterbacks faced off Monday night, and San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick emerged victorious.
A Palo Alto grandmother made a tearful plea to North Korea to release her 85-year-old husband.
A proposed charter amendment would set aside $70 million for public transit in low-income neighborhoods.
Tour buses will not be allowed to drive around Alamo Square and its painted ladies starting next month.
Members accuse San Francisco’s Elks Lodge of misspending hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Tribune Co. announced it would slash 700 jobs at newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune.
Tesla reportedly requested the investigation to quash any “false perception” about electric car safety.
Thousands lined the streets of San Francisco to watch five-year-old cancer patient Miles Scott live out a dream.
The first PlayStation 4 game consoles were released overnight Friday as gamers lined up in the dark for the new toy.
When the government shutdown kicked sand at their contest, the kids of San Francisco simply came back with a bigger sandcastle.
Gallery Sandcastles 2013.
Since extra police started riding Muni, smartphone thefts have plummeted more than 82 percent.
Regulators Thursday took steps to ban synthetic fats from processed foods like microwave popcorn and frozen pizzas.
Amid furious debate, California’s largest casino in Rohnert Park is ready to start dealing cards Tuesday.
Two suspects are at large after bilking an elderly woman out of $4,000 in cash and jewelry.
A $5 billion trim of the food stamps program took effect Friday, punching family-sized holes in the social safety net.
In-your-face defense and a fierce rushing attack catapulted the 49ers to a 42-10 win over the Jaguars.
The 49ers should expect to reach the 30-point mark again versus the Jaguars’ 28th-ranked defense.
Starting Nov. 1, bikes will be allowed on nearly all BART trains at all times.
Ever younger people are suffering strokes, according to two studies published on Thursday.
A camera is being installed at Market and Octavia will start capturing images of cars making illegal right turns.
For one 49er, Sunday’s eight-hour flight to London was standard and routine.
President Barack Obama is urging Congress to complete a stalled immigration overhaul — amid GOP opposition.
Clouds of pollution blanketed a Chinese city famed for its annual ice festival Monday, cutting visibility to about 30 feet.
Colin Kaepernick completed 13 of 21 passes for 199 yards and rushed 11 times for 68 yards and a touchdown.
The 49ers injury-plagued nose tackle position got some fresh help this weekend in the form of fifth-round pick Quinton Dial.
The 49ers’ ninth-ranked defense is third in the NFL with 61 points off turnovers, but the Titans are right behind them.
An explosion led Santa Rosa police to more than 100 pounds of marijuana and a secret hash oil laboratory.
Clear skies and a Hunter’s Moon have flipped the light switch in our night skies.
The firefighter who accidentally ran over and killed a teen crash survivor will not face charges.
In a new study, scans reveal “profound abnormalities” in the brain activity of retired NFL players.
America has perfected a form of dysfunctional governance that relies on frantic negotiations and last-minute deals.
San Francisco’s depleted ranks are due to get a big replenishment in the coming weeks.
Riders who gave up on the 5-Fulton as too crowded may want to hop on board again starting Nov. 1.
An experimental blood test has shown promise toward detecting early lung cancer.
A 61-year-old male worker was crushed by a bundle of rebar at Levi’s Stadium, the future home of the 49ers.
When the wave springs up as an opposing player lays injured on the field, it’s an embarrassing disgrace.
Rotisserie chicken from the South San Francisco Costco has been recalled in connection with a salmonella outbreak.
Second place in the NFC West is on the line this Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers face the Arizona Cardinals.
A secret federal court has extended the government’s authority to collect phone records.
49ers’ cornerback Tramaine Brock earned his due he was name NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
Former Balboa High standout McLeod Bethel-Thompson is back with the 49ers, though there’s no telling for how long.
Two men were executed in Texas and Arizona this week with a drug not yet approved by federal authorities.
Thursday’s charges stem from the house party Aldon Smith hosted at his home in June 2012 that left two guests shot.
The political gamesmanship of the government shutdown has claimed another casualty.
A 30-year-old infertile woman gave birth after surgeons removed her ovaries and re-implanted tissue treated in a lab.
Three-quarters of California precipitation falls up north. Three-quarters is consumed down south.
The San Francisco 49ers earned their second straight victory, smacking the Houston Texans 34-3.
Sunday night’s game at Candlestick will trigger great memories for Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak.
Hold the Jarritos — our neighbor to the south is declaring war on waistlines with a possible 1-peso tax on pop.
The 49ers can keep the Texans’ defense honest by reestablishing the running game that bowled over the Rams last week.
The roster poaching between NFC West rivals continued as the Seahawks claimed versatile quarterback B.J. Daniels.
The federal case against Ross William Ulbricht includes tales of murder-for-hire, blackmail and, of course, lots of drugs.
Posting dirty pictures of your ex-lover online can now land you in jail for up to six months and cost you up to $1,000 in fines.
Illicit online marketplace ‘Silk Road,’ where hit men, drug dealers and hackers hocked their wares, has been shut down after an FBI bust.
Tourists staying in Yosemite face a Thursday deadline to leave due to the government shutdown.
Decades of global war against heroin, cocaine and marijuana has resulted in cheaper, purer drugs.
First-round pick safety Eric Reid has put up Pro Bowl stats, making everyone forget about Dashon Goldson.
Three teens were arrested and hospitalized in what police are calling “a Mill Valley LSD party gone bad.”
From the Midwest to the Middle East, attendees gathered at SF State Thursday to kick off Room For Hope.
Without several key players the 49ers (2-2) got back to .500 by relying on the running game and a stout defense.
The rivalry between the Giants and Dodgers turned violent when a Dodgers fan was fatally stabbed Tuesday night.
To win in St. Louis Thursday, the 49ers might want to listen to some advice from former head coach Mike Singletary.
Teens with a nightmarish propensity to post underage hijinks will soon be able to erase their naughty tracks.
Peyton Manning threw touchdown passes, earning credit for the win from Raiders head coach Dennis Allen.
A Tenderloin strip club is suing Oracle for unpaid and unspecified “services” swiped with a company-issued credit card.
On Monday, a commission will consider historical protection for the Los Altos home of the late Steve Jobs.