Stories for August 1, 2013
Edward Snowden's father, Lonnie, had a dramatic change of heart this week: Back in June, he sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder in which he told him that if the U.S. promised not to detain or silence Edward before a trial, his son would be willing to return to the United States.
The U.S. women's cross-country ski team has never won an Olympic medal. But that could change in Sochi, Russia, in February. The team has a secret weapon: a pristine glacier high above the mountains of Anchorage.
Taking acetaminophen causes rare but potentially deadly skin reactions in some people, the Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday.
A federal jury in New York City has found that Fabrice Tourre, the former Goldman Sachs trader who regulators say caused investors to lose $1 billion, is liable in the mortgage securities fraud case filed against him by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
You'd expect bullies to grow up to get in trouble with the law.
Every Sunday, hundreds of worshippers descend on the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, just south of Milwaukee. They come here to pray and to eat a weekly meal together, called a langar. On Aug. 5, 2012, as women were preparing the meal, a gunman opened fire, killing six people, including the temple president, a priest, fathers and a mother, before turning the gun on himself. Photos of the victims now hang in the lobby of the temple, called a gurdwara.
The administrators of the San Diego city employees pension system reported today an investment gain of 13.4 percent in the fiscal year that ended June 30, based on preliminary data.
San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith joins us for the latest on the sexual harassment allegations against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. Filner's private attorney is arguing that his client's legal bills should be paid by the city because it failed to provide him with sexual harassment training, but a new report claims the mayor's office canceled multiple new employee and management training sessions in his first months of office.
Ariel Castro, the man who admitted to abducting three women and subjecting them to years of sexual and emotional abuse in his Cleveland home, asked to apologize to his victims during a sentencing hearing Thursday. Under the terms of a plea deal, Castro will receive life in prison plus 1,000 years.
How will humans survive the zombie apocalypse? Will it be each man for himself or will a coordinated effort be what saves us from ultimate doom?
The Standard & Poor's 500 index, the benchmark of America's largest corporations, surpassed 1,700 points for the first time in early trading Thursday. The rise is being tied to a drop in weekly jobless claims, as well as assurances from central banks in the U.S. and Europe that they would continue to bolster their economies.
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, accused by at least eight women of sexually harassing them, never received a mandated training course on sexual harassment from the city, according to his attorney.
NSA leaker Edward Snowden has left Moscow's airport, his Russian legal adviser told reporters Thursday. Snowden arrived at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport from Hong Kong more than a month ago, after news media published a trove of secret U.S. documents supplied by the former National Security Agency contractor.
Bob Moses is 78, but he has the same probing eyes you see behind thick black glasses in photos from 50 years ago when he worked as a civil rights activist in Mississippi. The son of a janitor, Moses was born and raised in Harlem. He's a Harvard-trained philosopher and a veteran teacher.
A Rhode Island company was the highest bidder in the federal government's first-ever auction for the right to build an offshore wind farm.
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - About 100 foster youth went to camp in Julian this morning to reconnect with their siblings, according to the county of San Diego.