Stories for June 8, 2007
In hearings at Camp Pendleton this week, a Marine Lieutenant testified that his troops in Haditha, Iraq had not positively identified any homes as containing insurgents before he ordered them cleared. 24 Iraqis, most of them unarmed, some of them women and children, were killed.
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Ash Brannon and Chris Buck come from animating Disney features. But for their first directing gig together they have gone with Sony Pictures Animation to deliver the penguin comedy
The California Assembly has narrowly approved a bill that would ban trans fats from California restaurants. The measure by Democrat Tony Mendoza would require eateries to phase out the artery-clogging fats by 2010. He says they pose a real health problem, and that healthier alternatives exist.
The issue of global warming is moving to the front burner among candidates in the U.S. presidential race. Some candidates and environmental groups hope the issue will play a starring role in this campaign. Scott Horsley is here to tell us more.
This week, Cable Network News hosted both the Democratic and Republican presidential contenders in separate New Hampshire debates. John Maurelius is here to sort them out for us.
It's not often that a sports figure reaches a milestone that is head and shoulders -- or miles -- above the rest. This week at Petco Park, in a game against the Dodgers, San Diego Padre Trevor Hoffman logged his 500th save. Tom Shanahan puts Hoffmans feat in a historical context.
For the second year in a row, a bill that would allow doctor-assisted death for the terminally ill has died in the California Assembly. Supporters say they just couldn't overcome the influence of the Catholic Church. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.
Senator Dianne Feinstein says the failure of the immigration bill is California's loss. Jodi Breisler reports from Capitol Hill.
Candidates planning a run for state office may face an unusual dilemma this winter. There are 35 legislative seats opening up because of term limits. But a measure on the February ballot may change that. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ explains.
UC San Diego has raised a billion dollars for scholarships and medical research, among other things. The money is part of a campaign that began seven years ago. KPBS reporter Nicole Lozare explains what a billion dollars can mean for one student.
The California Department of Water Resources plans to resume limited pumping Sunday in the Sacramento River Delta. The state water project supplies drinking water to more than two-thirds of the state's population, including San Diego. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce tells us that San Diego County farmers may have their supplies interrupted.
This week, the Senate struggled to reach a compromise on an overhaul to the nation's immigration laws. Also, the City Council gave final approval to a ban on "superstores" in San Diego. And, a local subprime lending company agreed to be acquired by a private equity firm.