Here’s what we know about the massive Pacific eruption and tsunami

Australia’s meteorological service said a “large eruption” took place at the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano on Monday, but no tsunami warnings have been issued. Saturday’s eruption was likely the biggest recorded anywhere on the planet in more than 30 years, according to experts. Dramatic images from space captured the eruption in real time, as a … Read more

Bay Area Health Experts Look Past Omicron, Envision Post-Pandemic COVID World

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — Questions about what happens after the latest omicron surge have Bay Area health experts weighing in. On Sunday, the U.S. surgeon general warned Americans that omicron has not yet peaked. “I think the reality is most people are going to get COVID in their lifetime. I don’t think most people need … Read more

China’s Births Hit Historic Low, Barely Outpacing Death Rate

China’s birthrate plummeted for a fifth straight year in 2021, bringing the world’s most populous country closer to the potentially seismic moment when its population will begin to shrink. The precipitous decline has hastened a looming demographic crisis that economists and demographers warn could reshape the country’s economic vitality and even its political stability. The … Read more

Man shot, killed in Seattle’s Central District

An investigation is underway after a 36-year-old man was shot and killed Sunday night in Seattle’s Central District. Officers were called before 8 p.m. to the 1400 block of 24th Avenue. When first responders arrived at the scene, they performed lifesaving measures but the man was later pronounced dead. Police did not say how many … Read more

Beijing locks down office building with workers still inside over single Omicron case

The building in the west of the city has been sealed off, with everybody inside subject to compulsory mass Covid testing, since an employee tested positive for Omicron on Saturday — the city’s first recorded case of the highly transmissible variant. For the past week, officials in Beijing had been on high alert as an … Read more

Man Killed by 15-Year-Old Driver During Police Chase in Stockton

STOCKTON (CBS SF) — A 37-year-old man was killed and a 15-year-old boy was arrested Sunday after the car the boy was driving slammed into another vehicle in a Stockton intersection while being pursued by police. According to the Stockton police’s Facebook page, deputies from the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office were pursuing the boy, … Read more

With Omicron Still Looming, Death Angel Readies Return to Live Performance

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — The show at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco is already sold out: Bay Area thrash metal titans Death Angel will be headlining their first live show since the pandemic began on Jan. 22. The group has been practicing in their Oakland studio for weeks. “I can’t wait. I’m … Read more

Texas synagogue hostage crisis is a terrorism-related matter,’ FBI says

Malik Faisal Akram, the British national who was killed Saturday night after allegedly taking four people hostage inside a Texas synagogue, spoke “repeatedly” about a convicted terrorist during negotiations with law enforcement, according to an FBI statement obtained by Fox News. The statement, which was released late Sunday, does not identify the terrorist serving an … Read more

Omicron Surge Prompts MLK Day Event Revisions, Cancellations Around the Bay

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — Outdoor and in-person events organized by the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation will be postponed until 2023 because of the potential spread of the omicron variant. Leaders gathered online with community members all weekend to honor the legacy of King and to highlight the relevance his message … Read more