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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.