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Japan Volcano Erupts

September 28, 2014 10:14 pm

More than 30 hikers were found unconscious and were feared dead after a volcano erupted in central Japan, authorities said. Japanese news agencies reported that rescuers on Sunday began taking 31 hikers — suffering from “cardiac and respiratory arrest” — down from Mount Ontake. Rescue efforts after Saturday’s eruption had been suspended due to a […]

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Hong Kong Demonstrations

September 28, 2014 10:11 pm

HONG KONG — Downtown Hong Kong turned into a battlefield of tear gas and seething crowds on Sunday after the police moved against a student democracy protest, inciting public fury that brought tens of thousands of people onto the streets of a city long known as a stable financial center. Hours after the riot police […]

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Playoff Fever In San Francisco

September 26, 2014 10:34 am

The San Francisco Giants earned the final spot in Major League Baseball’s postseason tournament Thursday, thanks to the Cincinnati Reds. With a win over the Brewers, the Reds clinched the Giants berth. San Francisco will play a one-game Wild Card next Wednesday, likely against Pittsburgh.

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$228 Million Powerball Winner In San Mateo

September 25, 2014 9:48 am

SAN MATEO, Calif. — The Bay Area is home to Wednesday’s big Powerball winner. California Lottery officials confirm the winning ticket was sold at Key Market on South Norfolk Street in San Mateo. The winning numbers are 7-14-21-24-41 and the Powerball number is 26. The jackpot is worth $228 million. The owner of the market […]

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Father Dies in San Francisco Surfing Accident

September 25, 2014 9:48 am

SAN FRANCISCO – CA – SAN FRANCISCO — New details have been released in a surfing accident at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach. KTVU has confirmed one of two surfers caught by large waves Wednesday has died. The victim, along with his son, were overwhelmed by the waves and had to be pulled out of the […]

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Carmel Runner Faces 50 Mile Challenge

September 24, 2014 2:09 pm

CARMEL, CA – While many of us might be spending the weekend relaxing with our feet up, Josh Bonifas of Carmel will be in Vermont on a personal challenge.  Bonifas, whose family owns Fourtane Estate Jeweler’s in Carmel, is testing his endurance in a grueling 50 mile foot race — the Vermont 50. The ultra […]

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Sea Otter Population Down

September 24, 2014 12:28 pm

MONTEREY, CA – The population of California sea otters, a species whose painfully slow recovery from near extinction has been as baffling as it has been disturbing, is nearly the same as it was last year despite intensive efforts to bring the frolicsome marine mammals back from the brink. The U.S. Geological Survey counted 2,944 […]

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King Fire Fight Continues

September 23, 2014 10:11 pm

A huge California wildfire that is larger than the entire city of Las Vegas is still growing, and authorities are warning that upcoming weather could lead to additional problems. Thousands of firefighters are combating multiple blazes in the state. Most of them are fighting the King fire, which began Sept. 13 east of Sacramento and […]

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Syrian Air Strikes

September 23, 2014 10:05 pm

WASHINGTON — The airstrikes Monday in Syria disrupted major terror attacks planned against U.S. and Western targets, Rear Adm. John Kirby, a Pentagon spokesman, said Tuesday. The Khorasan group, an al-Qaeda-affiliated terror organization, had established training camps in Syria and had been developing improvised explosive devices for use in attacks. The airstrikes hit their camp, […]

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New Info on Whitehouse Breach

September 22, 2014 10:22 pm

The man accused of scaling the White House security fence and charging into the First Family’s home with a knife, also had two hatchets and a machete, as well as 800 rounds of ammunition in his vehicle nearby, prosecutors said at an initial hearing on Monday. And this isn’t the first time he’s been caught […]

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