( Schalk van Zuydam )
South Africa's president says Nelson Mandela has died
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died.
( BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI )
California poll shows young and healthy more likely to seek medical insurance
A finding by the Public Policy Institute of California says that young and healthy people are overwhelmingly more likely to seek health insurance than older and sicker people.
Victim recounts rape at Richmond hate crime trial
Attackers made numerous comments about sexual orientation, victim, who is a lesbian, testifies at trial.
Icy roads, record-low temperatures hit Bay Area
Road crews used salt, airport workers broke out de-icing mechanisms, and records that were four decades old fell on Thursday morning, as an anticipated cold snap continued to roll through the Bay Area.
(Eugene Hoshiko/AP Photo)
Apple's shares fluctuate on news about China telecom deal
Apple's stock price on Thursday initially rocketed toward record territory for the year, partly on a report that it had finally reached a deal to sell iPhones through China Mobile. But the shares lost steam after an official with the Chinese company said the two firms were still negotiating.
( JOHN GREEN )
Tyler Gaffney holds key to Stanford's Rose Bowl hopes
Cardinal's powerful running back Tyleer Gaffney has accounted for nearly 40 percent of Stanford's offense during second half of season.
Kabam Field? Cal to announce naming rights for football stadium's field Thursday
Memorial Stadium name will be retained, but the field will have a different name
How many times can you call the cops before getting arrested? This many
Japanese police said Thursday they have arrested a woman for calling them more than 15,000 times over a six-month period. Full Story
( JANE TYSKA )
Fitness gadgets: How much do they help?
Whether in the gym or on the road, everyone seems to be plugged in, whether it's listening to music or wearing heart-rate monitors. But how well they work is not always a matter of hard science.
(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Simon Cowell rips Russell Brand
'X Factor’ judge says Brand should put his money where his mouth is after calling for revolution.
Bay Area residents live longer; here's why
Bay Area residents are among the nation's longest-lived people, surviving on average more than a decade longer than residents of rural Kentucky, West Virginia or Mississippi.
( Jeff Vendsel )
Mi Pueblo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Mi Pueblo, the festive Bay Area supermarket chain and icon of family-grown Hispanic businesses, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday, citing a dispute with its primary lender, Wells Fargo.