Robin Williams hanged himself with belt, official says

Aug 13, 2014

Robin Williams hanged himself with belt, official says

Authorities described Robin Williams’ final moments Tuesday, saying the actor and comedian hanged himself with a belt in his San Francisco Bay Area home. Marin County Sheriff’s Lt. Keith Boyd said Williams was last seen alive by his wife Sunday night when she went ...

Jan 15, 2014

Hashimoto sued over scrubbed trip

by Eric Johnston

Six members of a local citizens’ watchdog group file a civil suit against the city of Osaka, demanding that Mayor Toru Hashimoto repay the nearly ¥700,000 bill the city footed after he canceled a trip to the U.S. last June.

Crisis: The final approach of Flight 214

| Jul 8, 2013

Crisis: The final approach of Flight 214

The first major U.S. plane crash in a dozen years began to unfold in utterly undramatic fashion just before noon Saturday when a big white passenger jet with red, blue and yellow flashings banked to the right and began to descend toward the wide ...

Jul 7, 2013

Air fatalities a rarity since '01

San Francisco AFP-JIJI Feb. 12, 2009: A Continental Connection flight crashed into a house as it was preparing to land at the Buffalo, New York, airport. All 49 passengers and crew on board the Bombardier Dash 8 were killed, as was one person on ...

San Francisco hits sex-slave remarks; Hashimoto defiant

Jun 20, 2013

San Francisco hits sex-slave remarks; Hashimoto defiant

by Eric Johnston

Osaka Mayor and Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) co-leader Toru Hashimoto remained defiant Wednesday in the face of a fresh round of domestic and international criticism over his comments that Japan’s wartime “comfort women” system of sex slavery was necessary at the ...

Tech elite's wealth sows divisions in San Francisco

Jun 1, 2013

Tech elite's wealth sows divisions in San Francisco

by Rory Carroll

Every morning and every evening the fleet glides through the city, hundreds of white buses with tinted windows navigating San Francisco’s rush hour. From the pavement you can see your reflection in the windows, but you can’t see in. The buses have no markings ...