Stories for November 26, 2012
San Diego would only go back deeply into the red in coming years if the City Council acts irresponsibly, which probably will not happen, the city's chief operating officer said today.c
Mexico's president-elect has signaled he hopes to expand bilateral priorities beyond drug and security concerns.
The federal government has finally closed a long, contentious chapter with American Indian tribes. They’ve finalized the $3.4 billion Cobell settlement, which accounts for more than a century of mismanaged Indian land royalties.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case that asks the justices to define who is a "supervisor" when the issue is harassment in the workplace. The definition is important because employers are automatically liable for damages in most cases in which a supervisor harasses a subordinate.
Host David-Dorian Ross, author, lecturer and eight-time T’ai Chi U.S. national champion, demonstrates why this ancient Chinese martial art is the ultimate exercise for body, mind and spirit. Ross offers an engaging description and detailed description of the practical benefits of T’ai Chi, and the special health and wellness advantages of each part of the forms.
Intrade, the prediction website that accepted bids on, among other things, the result of the presidential election, is shutting its operations to U.S. customers. The move came Monday just hours after the Commodity Futures Trading Commission accused the Ireland-based company of violating the agency's ban on off-exchange options trading.
San Diego State University accepted an invitation from the Poinsettia Bowl today to take on longtime rival BYU at Qualcomm Stadium.
There are several exotic snake species that have become a problem in the Everglades. But for wildlife managers, the biggest headache is the Burmese python.
The living room was muddy and foul when 16-year-old Prisma revisited her family's apartment days after Superstorm Sandy washed through it last month. The furniture was tarnished, and most of the family's belongings were scattered and in ruins. The home was uninhabitable.
A prominent politician's return to San Diego City Hall may be thwarted.
A handful of congressional Republicans after finishing their Thanksgiving dinners decided to give anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist the brushoff, saying they wouldn't abide by his "no new taxes" pledge as they work on a budget deal.
A handful of Congressional Republicans after finishing their Thanksgiving dinners decided to give anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist the brush off, saying they wouldn't abide by his "no new taxes" pledge as they work on a budget deal.
It was a violent weekend in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. Police discovered two separate crime scenes involving multiple victims.
"Salute To Vienna," narrated by the late Academy Award-winning actor Gregory Peck, features an all-star cast of Austrian and American soloists and the inspired pairing of the Vienna Boys Choir and the Boys Choir of Harlem. Taped at the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna in 1999, the program marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Vienna's renowned "Waltz King," whose prolific library of music consists of over 400 compositions.
The nation's largest group of pediatricians is urging its members to write prescriptions in advance to enable teenagers to have fast access to the so-called "morning after" birth control pill.
Remember the Navy SEAL who attempted to break the Guinness World Record for most pull-ups in a 24-hour period on the Today Show last September? Well, Chula Vista native David Goggins was at it again this weekend, attempting to break the record while visiting his mother in Tennessee.
The young Army private accused of passing diplomatic cables and war reports to the website WikiLeaks has made an unusual offer: Bradley Manning says he'll plead guilty to minor charges in the case. But he rejects the idea that he ever acted as a spy or helped America's enemies.
For merchants, the stars are lining up -- at least so far.
A 48-day streak of decreases ended today when the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County was unchanged at $3.779.
The federal immigration detention center in El Paso, Texas is breaking in a new intercultural faith center, which officials said is the first of its kind in the country.
San Diego County prosecutors say Jason Matthew Mullaney used his influence as a ex-Navy SEAL to convince his former military brothers to invest in his money-lending business. Mullaney is set to appear in court today for a preliminary hearing today to see if there is enough evidence for a trial.
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A San Diego man sentenced to life in prison under California's "three-strikes" law will be the first person in the state to be re-sentenced and released under voter-voter approved Proposition 36.
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San Diego's LGBT community activists are immersed in politics these days, sometimes in surprising ways. Many supported mayoral candidate Bob Filner over Carl DeMaio, who is gay.
The holiday shopping season has officially launched, Christmas lights are already going up, and San Diego theater companies are turning to holiday themed fare to bring audiences in.
The hardest thing Staff Sgt. Monica Paz ever had to do as a Marine was serve as drill instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. So when she found out she had a spinal cord injury, Paz believed she was ready for the challenge.
The mothers of two young boys killed nearly 20 years ago will be on hand today when an outdoor education center named for them is opened in Imperial Beach, according to county officials.
Parts of San Diego County were rattled today by a shallow earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.5, the U.S. Geological survey reported.
The Securities and Exchange Commission just confirmed that Chairman Mary Schapiro is stepping down on Dec. 14.
Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin R. Ebbert was killed in Afghanistan on November 24, according to the Department of Defense. The 32-year-old Navy SEAL was originally from Arcata, California.
The congressman who became known as "Dollar Bill" Jefferson appears to have run out of options in his bid to overturn a 2009 corruption conviction.
In case you haven't fallen for its charms yet, there's a video of three fun guys from Utah and their friends jumping into the "world's biggest pile of leaves" that's getting lots of views these days.
The U.S. defended its track record on fighting climate change on Monday at U.N. talks, saying it's making "enormous" efforts to slow global warming and help the poor nations most affected by it.
An Army private charged in the biggest security breach in U.S. history is trying to avoid trial by claiming he’s already been punished by confinement conditions that a United Nations torture investigator called cruel, inhuman and degrading.
The Poseidon water desalination plant, that’s been debated for a decade, is up for a vote this Thursday.
The U.S. Border Patrol says a proposed natural gas pipeline to Mexico could clear a path for smuggling across the border.
While the country debates using student test scores to evaluate teachers, Poway Unified's teacher peer review program continues to draw attention.
The San Diego City Council will take up two big financial issues today.
The expected vote by the five-member California Public Utilities Commission comes one month after an administrative law rejected reimbursement for the utility.
Police are seeking two robbers who followed children home in San Diego, pulled a handgun and ransacked their house.
After Grey Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and No Clever Name For It Sunday, we're on to Cyber Monday and already looking ahead to Giving Tuesday.
First, there was the post-Thanksgiving sales spectacle Black Friday and then the online version, Cyber Monday. Now, charitable groups want to start a new holiday tradition -- it's called Giving Tuesday and the first one is tomorrow.
The U.S. Supreme Court this week takes up the question of who qualifies as a supervisor when the issue is harassment in the workplace. The court's answer to that question could significantly restrict employer liability in racial and sexual harassment cases, or, in the view of some business organizations, it could result in frivolous litigation.