Stories for December 4, 2012
Some top-tier business schools are offering more than just finance and marketing these days: Duke, UCLA, MIT and Stanford are all teaching improv. Professors say these techniques help students increase collaboration, creativity and risk taking.
Record numbers of veterans are returning home from war and heading to college. The biggest draw: the generous benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which in three short years has helped 860,000 vets go to school.
In a tug of war between President Obama and Congress, a federal appeals court panel in Washington, D.C., will hear arguments Wednesday on the legality of Obama's controversial recess appointments.
Marijuana might be legal in Washington state as of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, but last month's ballot initiative that made it legal also contained a deal-sweetener for hesitant voters -- a new DUI standard that may actually make life riskier for regular pot users.
Retailers are finding more ways to offer their customers financial products -- mortgages, loans and the like. In the past, people looked to banks for this kind of product. But big-box stores are trying to find new ways of getting money to those who cannot use banks, or want to avoid them altogether.
Gov. Jan Brewer has taken a nearly week-long out-of-state work trip that was shrouded in secrecy Monday as she skipped an event to certify election ballots and her spokesman refused to disclose her location.
Consumer advocates are worried that California regulators may be quietly finding a way to allow San Diego Gas & Electric to recoup its uninsured 2007 wildfire costs from customers.
The San Diego housing market is showing signs of a revival. One indicator is the return of the first-time homebuyer.
A resolution that calls for a federal constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the Citizens United campaign finance case was unanimously approved today by the San Diego City Council.
From ramen to rotting bananas, Copenhagen to Kansas City, pork buns to golf clubs, THE MIND OF A CHEF combines travel, cooking, history, science, and humor into an unforgettable journey. Join executive producer and narrator Anthony Bourdain as he takes viewers inside the mind of noted Korean-American chef and restaurateur David Chang, a New York Times best-selling author and chef/owner of the Momofuku restaurant group.
The Republican plan to avert the "fiscal cliff" that the White House rejected Monday includes at least one element that's likely to produce controversy: a proposal that would, among other things, affect the cost of living adjustment for Social Security.
In this episode, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making Easy Caramel Cake. Then, host Christopher Kimball uncovers the tips and techniques for perfect cake making. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make foolproof Split Pea and Ham Soup.
New data show home prices in California are up from a year ago by nearly double-digits.
Opponents of a region-wide roadmap to coordinate future transportation projects in San Diego County announced today that the plan's environmental impact report was rejected by a Superior Court judge.
AAA has warned against potential damage that a new blend of gasoline could do to some engines. And the warning has started a fight over renewable fuels and the future of what we put in our gas tanks.
The new-look San Diego City Council had its first party line vote today, splitting 5-4 while giving final approval to the creation of a registry of defaulted properties.
There's not much in health care that economists agree on. But one of the few things that bring them together is the idea that excluding the value of health insurance from federal taxes is nuts.
Twenty information technology scholarships worth at least $430,00 are going to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in a unique collaborative program sponsored by wireless giant Qualcomm Inc. and Manpower San Diego.
The New York Philharmonic, conducted by Paul Gemignani, rings in 2013 with this celebration of the life and work of Marvin Hamlisch. Joshua Bell, Raúl Esparza, Michael Feinstein, Maria Friedman, Josh Groban, Megan Hilty, Kelli O’Hara and Frederica Von Stade are featured in a program highlighting selections that span Hamlisch’s groundbreaking music for stage and film. Audra McDonald hosts.
Two years and $8.4 billion into the government's effort to get doctors to take their practices digital, some unintended consequences are starting to emerge.
A South Bay elementary school teacher was on leave from his job today and facing criminal charges for allegedly possessing child pornography and luring young boys into exposing themselves to him online, authorities reported.
San Diego court officials are looking for dedicated citizens willing to spend a year studying local government and recommending fixes as part of the county's grand jury for 2013-14.
Biologists are trying to stabilize the number of Devils Hole pupfish in Nevada. There are just 75 of the fish left in the world and they're facing an uphill battle.
Nearly half a billion dollars has been spent to provide modern, secure radios to DHS employees. But most agents haven't been shown how to use them.
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Holiday stress can add to anxiety, strain and tension. Dr. Mimi Guarneri, founder of Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, shares how to turn stress into strength.
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Everyone loves the Holidays, including cyber-criminals. Tips on keeping your online shopping safe.
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A new documentary, screening tonight in San Diego, puts a human face on poverty in America and challenges stereotypes about the poor.
When my mother left Venezuela to follow my father to this country, she was a young woman, barely 24. She couldn’t understand English, let alone speak it. But that didn’t stop someone from giving her a copy of the New Settlement Cookbook.
Chances are you're familiar with the phrase "a well-balanced diet." Two to three servings of meat, poultry or fish; three to five servings of vegetables -- you know the drill. When we talk about being "well-balanced" today, we're usually talking about the specific nutrients we put into our body.
Jeffrey Hillman's bare feet on a frigid night in New York City last month inspired a police officer to buy the seemingly homeless man a pair of warm boots -- a moment captured in a heartwarming photo that went viral.
An electrical contractor and tree-trimming company have agreed to pay $370 million to settle lawsuits over wildfires that swept San Diego County in 2007.
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A campaign to raise awareness about the struggles of low-income Americans who depend on food stamps gets a high-profile plug today as Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, N.J., begins a week of living on $30 worth of food.
Congress is considering whether to turn three top-secret sites involved with creating the atomic bomb into one of the country's most unusual national parks.
It's apparently still too early for any of Washington's top policymakers to start blinking in the "fiscal cliff" stare-down. So there's no need to panic -- yet.
What's the largest tax break in the federal tax code?
An ancient circumcision ritual is at the center of a present-day legal battle in New York.
Are the days of "daily deal" coupons about to expire? Shares of email coupon company Groupon are down nearly 80 percent since going public last year. And its smaller rival, Living Social, plans to lay off as many as 400 employees, after reporting a net loss of more than $560 million in the third quarter.
The cable news network CNN is adding new programming aimed at U.S. Latinos. a fast-growing sector of the population that’s been getting a lot of attention lately from business and political leaders.
The San Diego County Apartment Association says rents are cheaper today in San Diego than they were five years ago.
Public health officials around the country are turning to the Internet for warning signs of flu outbreaks.
The clock is ticking for California to get ready for the complete rollout of healthcare reform.