Stories for November 2, 2012
With the arrival of the last weekend before Election Day, it's crunchtime for President Obama and Mitt Romney.
Brian Pat Bilbray, an Imperial Beach City Councilman and Congressman Brian Bilbray's son, officially endorsed Proposition S, an Imperial Beach voter initiative to allow medical marijuana dispensaries.
India’s Barefoot College, founded by Bunker Roy, provides impoverished rural women with an education that empowers them to make their communities self-reliant and sustainable. Rafea, a 30-year-old Jordanian mother of four, is traveling outside of her village for the first time to attend Barefoot’s solar engineering program. Once there, she will join women from Guatemala, Kenya, Burkina Faso and Colombia in learning concrete skills to change their communities.
The University of San Diego has withdrawn its speaking invitation to an English Catholic theologian. The professor signed a letter supporting civil marriage rights for same-sex couples in the United Kingdom.
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute say they have conducted successful tests on a possible vaccine for methamphetamine, which could lead to a treatment for meth addiction.
Residents and elected officials in South Texas continue to protest a fatal shooting of two undocumented immigrants from a Department of Public Safety helicopter.
With Election Day just days away, get-out-the-vote efforts in California will kick into high gear this weekend.
"Junk in the Trunk 2" features never-before-seen appraisals from ROADSHOW's Season 16 tour. Travel with ROADSHOW through El Paso, Atlanta, Minneapolis and more to enjoy new appraisals such as a Missouri Regiment Colt Pistol worth more than $22,000, sapphire and diamonds from Tiffany, and Dr. Seuss' signature.
The Secretary of State's final registration report before Tuesday's election shows a record 18,245,000 Californians are now registered to vote.
One lasting image of Superstorm Sandy will be very sick patients being evacuated from flooded hospitals. But less visible are thousands of patients who rely on visiting nurses and home health aides for care ranging from bathing and feeding to oxygen and ventilators.
Have you heard the story that's swept the liberal blogosphere in recent days about how Mitt Romney's son, Tagg, is going to steal the election for his dad?
The San Diego Asian Film Festival kicked off last night at the Birch North Park Theater. Tonight it moves to the UltraStar Mission Valley for 8 days of film.
After discovering that the Constitution does not guarantee the right to vote, political humorist Mo Rocca sets out on an irreverent road trip to see how voting works in America. Rocca — a correspondent for CBS SUNDAY MORNING and a panelist on NPR’s WAIT, WAIT ... DON'T TELL ME! — heads to Indiana, home to some of the strictest election laws in the country, and meets one Republican and one Democrat who take him inside their efforts to get out every vote.
Much of the worst damage from Superstorm Sandy happened in New York's less touristy outer boroughs.
In the fifth episode, as 165 Eaton Place prepares for the annual servants’ ball, Mr. Pritchard enjoys a romance with fellow servant Miss Whisset and starts to wonder if there’s more to life than service. With war looming, Harry has a proposition for Beryl; however, a shocking revelation threatens to thwart their plans. Meanwhile, as Lady Persie and Sir Hallam continue their affair, Sir Hallam is about to discover just how destructive his actions have been.
Election Day could be a long one in California because so many statewide contests appear to be very close. Elections officials say with so many vote-by-mail ballots it could turn into “Election Month”.
Hispanic Heritage Month: 2012 Honoree
Michael A. V. Cruz is not used to being thanked for the work he does. Being the humble man he is, he’s never asked for it nor expected it. Besides, he's not in it for the glory.
Mario Veas spent Monday night hunkered down with his family. But he has been running ever since.
Many years ago, in the early days of public television, there was a man known to kids simply as Mister Rogers. For over 30 years, Mister Rogers would start his show by entering a living room, wearing a suit jacket. He’d walk to the closet and switch it out for a cardigan sweater, all the while singing, “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.”
The presidential race is expected to be extremely close, and that has a lot of people nervous about what it will mean for election night.
"Cruel And Unusual" investigates the repercussions of California’s Three Strikes Law and its impact on the criminal justice system and society. The film comprehensively explains the origins, evolution and meaning of the law, presenting all sides of the argument. Prominent prosecutors, defense attorneys, criminologists and civil rights advocates weigh in on the political, economic and social consequences of the law.
A judge today set bail at $1 million for a man whose conviction in the killing of 12-year-old Escondido girl was reversed by a federal appeals court.
Each month, the Labor Department issues an employment report. On Friday, that report showed job creation rose in October -- and it revealed something more.
Roundtable: SD Mayor, 52nd Congressional, District 3 Supervisor Races Getting Personal; Sweetwater Getting Weird
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As election season winds down, ads get emotional; Dave Roberts and Steve Dannon duke it out for supervisor sear. And a candidate for the Sweetwater school board has been indicted for various felonies.
To understand New Mexico's current political climate, you have to look into its past.
Across the region around New York City and northern New Jersey today, "motorists increasingly desperate for a fill-up fumed in long lines at gas stations and screamed at each other" as post-Sandy shortages continued, The Associated Press reports.
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Two Harvard graduate students have written an algorithm that tracks the growth of Mexican drug Cartels through Google.
If you need an MRI of your knee in Colorado, the price varies -- a lot.
Superstorm Sandy, the October Surprise no one anticipated, throws a monkey wrench into the final days of the campaign. NPR's Ken Rudin and Ron Elving spend the final pre-election podcast scouting the key presidential battleground states as well as a forecast for control of the House and Senate in advance of Tuesday's voting.
The search for the missing captain of the HMS Bounty, which sunk during hurricane Sandy, has been called off. The U.S. Coast Guard has now ordered a formal investigation into the sinking of the ship.
There's word from The Associated Press that the Coast Guard "has ordered a formal investigation into the sinking of a famous tall ship off the coast of North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy."
Marine Cpl. Alex F. Domion, 21, died in Afghanistan on October 31 in what the Department of Defense is calling a "non-combat related incident."
A U.S. airman is suspected of assaulting a young boy Friday on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, authorities said. The incident comes just two weeks after a curfew was imposed on all 52,000 U.S. troops in Japan over the arrest of two Navy sailors for allegedly raping a local woman.
A judge is expected to be asked today to set bail for a man whose conviction in the killing of 12-year-old Escondido girl was reversed by a federal appears court.
Costs tied to the long-running shutdown at the San Onofre nuclear power plant in California have hit $317 million, and it's not clear if the ailing plant will return to full power, according to documents released Thursday.
CIA security officers went to the aid of State Department staff less than 25 minutes after they got the first call for help during the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, U.S. intelligence officials said Thursday, as they laid out a detailed timeline of the CIA's immediate response to the attack from its annex less than a mile from the diplomatic mission.
The race for the mayor of Oceanside is not as high profile as the San Diego Mayor’s race, but it also presents voters with a stark choice. However the power of the mayor will depend on who wins the two city council seats on the ballot.
Firefighters say the fall time changes is the time to put fresh batteries in home smoke alarms.
An animal welfare proposition passed in 2008 is two years from taking effect. But California chicken farmers still don't know how to follow it.
Some San Diego homeowners are willing to pay hundreds of dollars extra in property taxes every month for newer and better-equipped public schools.
Arizona’s Proposition 120 is the latest skirmish in a decades-old, federal-state tug-of-war. The State Sovereignty Act, as it’s called, would amend the Arizona Constitution to grant the state control over millions of acres of public land -- including the Grand Canyon.
"Wreck-It Ralph" filmmakers have done the impossible... along with the fun and predictable. The arcade game-based movie opens everywhere November 2nd.
Senior citizens in Arizona are concerned about Medicare and Social Security -- now, and in the future.
State-mandated segregation is a thing of the past in Alabama, but the state's antiquated 1901 constitution paints a different picture. On Tuesday, Alabama voters will decide whether to strip language from the state's governing document that calls for poll taxes and separate schools for "white and colored".
The produce aisle may not yet be restocked at the Stop & Shop in Toms River, N.J., and other perishables may still be hard to come by. But rest assured, the local pizza joint is hopping.
The fury of the great storm Sandy shocked a lot of people, like John Miksad, vice president of the New York electric utility Consolidated Edison. "We hit 14-foot tides -- that was the biggest surprise," he told a press conference this week. "The water just kept rising and rising and rising."