Stories for December 7, 2012
The Instruments of Torture exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Man wants us to consider if there is a time for torture. [WARNING: Some material is disturbing.]
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Newly elected City Council President Todd Gloria told KPBS today he did not propose a tax increase to fund infrastructure repairs.
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday that for the first time it will tackle the issue of same-sex marriage. Defying most expectations, the justices said they will examine two cases, presenting the possibility that the court could decide all the basic issues surrounding same-sex marriage in one fell swoop.
Welcome to the 21st century classroom: a world where students watch lectures at home -- and do homework at school. It's called classroom flipping, and it's slowly catching on in schools around the country.
San Diego's planning agency, SANDAG, said it will try to reach a settlement following a court ruling against its transportation plan.
The remaining winner of the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot has come forward to claim their share of the prize, according to lottery officials in Arizona, where the winning ticket was sold, according to ABC 15 TV in Phoenix.
The Supreme Court has decided to take up cases involving California's Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage, and a provision of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. The justices' rulings on the cases are likely to be announced next June.
The Supreme Court has decided to take up cases involving California's Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage, and a provision of the Defense of Marriage Act.
The Supreme Court has decided to take up cases involving California's Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage, and a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The justices' rulings on the cases are likely to be announced next June, after arguments are heard in the spring.
A newly released autopsy report shows a woman was struck multiple times in a recent fatal shooting by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. She tested positive for methamphetamine.
The recent series of powerful winter storms in California has boosted the outlook for San Diego’s water supplies, as many of the state's essential reservoirs are above-normal after a slow start.
The U.S. Supreme Court accepted two cases involving same-sex marriage today, one involving federal law and the other involving Proposition 8 in California. A San Diego law professor believes the federal Defense of Marriage Act is most likely to receive the bulk of the justices' scrutiny.
After African-American and Latino voters turned out in record numbers to reelect President Obama, leaders for both groups are turning up the pressure on him to return the favor.
Hanukkah begins Saturday night. Among those celebrating the Jewish holiday in Phoenix are a small number of Hispanics who didn’t grow up with the tradition, but are returning to what they say is their Jewish heritage.
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Sandag's big, big plan gets deflated. A Senator questions Homeland Security's San Diego zombie event. Todd Gloria wants to fix your streets. And Oceanside's mayor is pretty ticked off.
Agricultural officials in Nevada say the number of wild horses straying off the range into urban areas has increased tremendously the past year.
The Mexican Supreme Court overturned a state law prohibiting same-sex marriage. The ruling may have a wide-ranging influence, leading to the legalization of gay marriage in Mexico.
Chefs at some of the most cutting edge restaurants in the country are incorporating vegetables into their desserts in ways that, at first glance, might not seem very dessert-y.
The Great War is over and the long-awaited engagement of Lady Mary and Matthew is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate. Shirley MacLaine joins the much-loved cast, which includes Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Dan Stevens, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Penelope Wilton and many others. “No family is ever what it seems from the outside,” observes Smith’s shrewd character. KPBS will rebroadcast all episodes from Season 3 leading up to the premiere of Season 4 on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 9 p.m.
An investigation was under way today into the theft of "priceless" items of jewelry from the Vista home of Republican Congressman Darrell Issa.
The Labor Department's glad tidings Friday about the uptick in job creation last month might morph into bad news next month for many of the long-term unemployed.
Roughly 900 donated Christmas trees will be distributed to troops and their families at Camp Pendleton today.
It wouldn't be the worst thing that could happen to the country.
Veterans marked the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor at a remembrance ceremony aboard the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum in downtown San Diego today.
Federal investigators were reported today to be looking into whether any child labor laws were violated when groups of San Diego Unified students volunteered at Chargers games in exchange for contribution to student organizations.
The U.S. economy added 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008. The government said Superstorm Sandy had only a minimal effect on the figures.
Pinterest is known as a place where people share recipes, crafts or fashion. But a new set of images have started showing up on the social media site: mug shots.
The battle over how to avoid the looming cuts and tax increases known as the fiscal cliff is a frustrating one for the Tea Party. The movement is still a force within the GOP, even as its popularity has fallen over the past two years.