The Supreme Court has upheld the use of a controversial drug that has been implicated in several botched executions, but California is not affected since it doesn’t use the drug in its lethal injection cocktail.
A law student has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly using her car to strike and seriously injure a man on a street near Lake Merritt in Oakland early Saturday morning, authorities said Tuesday.
Family, friends and colleagues gathered at San Francisco City Hall Tuesday to honor the life of Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya who was killed last month.
A U.S. ambassador with Bay Area ties, and three of his staff members were killed in attacks on a U.S. consulate in Eastern Libya.
U.S. officials said the Pentagon was moving two warships to the Libyan coast in the aftermath of a stunning attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi that killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, a Bay Area native, and three other Americanss.
Republican challenger Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama’s administration on Wednesday of showing weakness in the face of tumultuous events that left four U.S. diplomats, including a Bay Area native, dead in the Middle East.
The Obama administration is investigating whether an assault on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed a Bay Area native was a planned terrorist strike to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks or a spontaneous mob enraged over an anti-Islam video.
A Christian legal group that sued Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco over its nondiscrimination policy lost its remaining claim against the school in a federal appeals court Wednesday.
Columbia Law School professor Suzanne Goldberg on a Supreme Court ruling that says UC Hastings College of the Law can legally deny recognition to a Christian student group that won’t let gays join. (6/28; 3:11)