Emergency personnel are responding to an accident at Divisadero and Hayes streets in San Francisco on Wednesday morning. Read More
A love triangle caused a man to unleash 17 bullets into another man in the Tenderloin on Aug. 19, San Francisco prosecutors said Tuesday. Read More
A paratransit van was broadsided in Bernal Heights on Monday morning, sending eight people to the hospital for precautionary reasons. Read More
Fresh new jobs are coming to San Francisco. Last week, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market announced job openings for 20 to 25 people for its upcoming Outer Richmond district store. The store is slated to open early 2011 at 32nd Avenue and Clement Street. Read More
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN -- To the U.S. Army soldiers and Marines serving here, some things seem so obviously true that they are beyond debate. Among those perceived truths: Tthe restrictive rules of engagement that they have to fight under have made serving in combat far more dangerous for them, while allowing the Taliban to return to a position of strength. Read More
A Craigslist con has been cooked. Pascal Christian Chaubard, 48, of San Bruno, was sentenced Wednesday to four years in state prison for stealing money from 33 people who thought they’d bought cheap airline tickets on Craiglist, authorities said.Between 2007 and 2009, the French national posted advertisements hawking cheap airline tickets on the website, saying he knew airline workers and could get cheaper flights than what the airlines provided. Read More
HELMAND, AFGHANISTAN -- Jason Armas, a U.S. Marine Corps captain, scrolled through the photographs of four bearded Afghan men believed to be responsible for the assassination of Marine 1st Lt. Scott J. Fleming.
A few days earlier, on the eve of Afghanistan's parliamentary elections, Taliban insurgents shot the 24 year-old Marietta, Ga., man through the neck, killing him instantly. Fleming's comrades from the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment were intent on capturing the Taliban who had killed the young platoon leader. Read More
The much-anticipated documentary "Waiting for 'Superman,' " which opens in Washington-area theaters Friday, highlights the District's poorly performing public schools and its reformist Chancellor Michelle Rhee while making an urgent case for improving the nation's failing education system.
"Waiting for 'Superman' " shadows five urban students, including Southeast D.C.'s Anthony Black, seeking to escape into charter schools through a lottery system. Read More
The suicide of a Brentsville District High School football player who friends say recently suffered a concussion follows high-profile suicides of collegiate and professional football players that have raised questions about links between brain trauma and mental health.
Austin Trenum hanged himself Sunday afternoon, Sgt. Kim Chinn, a Prince William County police spokeswoman, said Tuesday. He was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he died about 2 a.m. Monday, she said. Read More
President Obama said his daughters would not receive the same quality education in D.C. public schools as they get at their elite private school.
"The D.C. public school systems are struggling," Obama said on NBC's "Today" show before noting that "they have made some important strides over the last several years to move in the direction of reform. There are some terrific individual schools in the D.C. system." Read More