Stories for January 9, 2012
The prosecution and the defense in the Haditha trial at Camp Pendleton have delivered their opening arguments. No one has yet been convicted for the death of 24 Iraqi civilians - including unarmed women and children - in 2005.
California Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed sales and income tax initiative might not bring in as much money as he hopes it will.
Water rates continue to rise in San Diego county, even as usage goes down. The local water authority is responding with a lawsuit against the county's largest supplier.
The maker of Bufferin, Excedrin, NoDoz, and Gas-X is issuing a nationwide recall.
Meet the mob of street smart kangaroos moving into Australia's capital city and the ecologists following their every move. Over the course of one drought-stricken year we follow mob leader, Black Spot, and kangaroo mother, Madge, with her two young joeys -- mischievous Sonny and tiny pouch-bound Alice. Here is a look at what happens when human development encroaches on wildlife habitat and two very different species are forced to co-exist.
After six years of fighting his conviction on bribery charges, ex-San Diego Councilman Ralph Inzunza has exhausted his appeals.
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- Evening Edition
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Police have arrested a parolee after a SWAT team took up positions around a Del Cerro motel today. Federal agents heard what sounded like gunfire sounding from inside a room believed to be occupied by the parolee-at-large and another person.
This five-part series chronicles the unprecedented international movement of citizen activists who fought for three decades to bring down the brutal, racist system of apartheid in South Africa when their governments would not. Almost 50 years ago, South Africans began to realize that their freedom struggle had to be built in four arenas of action: mass action, underground organization, armed struggle, and international mobilization. These documentaries take viewers inside that last arena, the movement to mobilize worldwide citizen action to isolate the apartheid regime.
What's new for California voters this election year -- we hear from the head of the California Voter Foundation.
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The San Diego County Water Authority wants to change the way water rates are structured by the Metropolitan Water District. But no one is talking about water rates going down anytime soon. We'll hear why the rates are up, even though consumption is down.
On April 28, 1881, 21-year-old Henry McCarty, alias Billy the Kid, just days from being hanged for murder, outfoxed his jailors and electrified the nation with the latest in a long line of daring escapes. A fascinating look at the boy behind the myth, "Billy The Kid," features interviews with a wide variety of Western historians and writers, and puts a human face on the legend who in just a few short years transformed himself from a skinny orphan boy to the most feared man in the West to an enduring icon.
Luis Urrea wrote about his distant Aunt Teresa in the best-selling novel "The Hummingbird's Daughter." His new book, "The Queen of America," continues her saga, this time as a faith healer in the United States.
A warm and dry winter has California’s ski resorts racing to produce their own artificial whiteness. Forecasters say La Nina is to blame for the otherwise bare, brown slopes.
The Chargers today are expected to formally announce they have no intention of exercising their option to leave San Diego.
For decades, the U.S. sought stability in the Middle East. But the upheavals of the past year have left the region in flux, and the U.S. is trying to define a new policy for dealing with changes that are still playing out.
A jury of battle-hardened Marines will judge the biggest criminal case against U.S. troops in the Iraq war.
Former Camp Pendleton Marine Amir Mirzaei Hekmati has been sentenced to death in Iran. The Iranian court accused Hekmati, an American, of spying for the CIA.
Critics say the governor's proposed budget cuts would hurt poor children's access to health care.
California schools that were spared from December funding cut will face new challenges with the governor's proposed budget plan.