Stories for October 26, 2012
Beginning next week a recently bankrupt California city will become the first in the nation to enact “participatory budgeting.”
A new study measuring indoor air pollution in California childcare centers found the majority had above recommended levels of formaldehyde. Levels of other indoor air pollutants were for the most part similar to the average home.
At one point a group of volunteers could get an initiative on California’s ballot. But this election, single wealthy individuals are personally bankrolling four of the 11 propositions.
Back in May the federal Indian Health Service said it was finalizing a policy that would make emergency contraception more accessible to American Indian women. Advocates say they're still waiting.
While much of what will happen on Election Day is now unknowable, we can predict with certainty that President Obama won't win a majority of the white vote.
Law enforcement officers throughout San Diego County will be out in force today looking for suspected drunken drivers as part of a Halloween crackdown, according to sheriff's officials.
The U.S. returned more than 4,000 stolen antiquities to Mexico on Thursday. Most of the archeological pieces date back before Europeans landed in North America.
Audie Cornish talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about National Basketball Association commissioner David Stern, who has announced he will step down in early 2014.
More than a year after popular protests rocked the Arab world, U.S. intelligence officials are struggling to understand the myriad of Islamist groups that have filled the vacuum.
As the election draws closer, the economy and jobs remain top issues in the presidential race.
An ex-Marine from Hemet who smuggled a machine gun into the country from Iraq, where he served in combat, was handed a two-year federal prison sentence Thursday. Joel Cleve Miller, 40, was convicted in June of illegally possessing an automatic weapon — an AK-47 that he told friends had once been used by Saddam Hussein’s royal guard.