{FD} Wildfires create worst air quality in San Francisco Bay Area

Smoke from the wildfires north of San Francisco has sank air quality level in the Bay Area to the same unhealthy level as some of China’s smog-choked cities, sending people to emergency rooms, forcing schools to close and people to wear masks when they step outside.

{FD} Right-wing firebrand vows to hold rally at UC Berkeley

Free Speech Week is officially canceled, but the controversy surrounding the campus event will likely not end as right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos vows to appear at an unsanctioned rally at the University of California, Berkeley on Sunday.

{FD} Northwestern professor, Oxford staffer jailed in stabbing

Far from their prestigious campuses, a Northwestern University professor and a University of Oxford finance officer were jailed in the San Francisco area on Saturday after eight days as fugitives in the death of a young hairdresser in Chicago who was repeatedly stabbed until the knife broke, police said.