Stories for December 2, 2013
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled Tuesday afternoon for the new 118,500-square-foot San Diego County Registrar of Voters building.
The American Civil Liberties Union has decided to go directly to the source of its unhappiness with the way women are treated in Catholic hospitals. It's suing the nation's Catholic bishops.
According to the San Diego Chargers' official Twitter account, around 4,500 tickets remain unsold for the next home game on Sunday against the New York Giants.
Tearful family members bid goodbye to the USS Howard's 320 officers and enlisted sailors, who are leaving just as the holiday season gets underway.
This week, a group of Seminole Indians in Florida is commemorating an important historical event -- when a Seminole named Polly Parker organized and led an escape from federal troops more than 150 years ago.
Oregon has spent more than $40 million to build its own online health care exchange. It gave that money to a Silicon Valley titan, Oracle, but the result has been a disaster of missed deadlines, a non-working website and a state forced to process thousands of insurance applications on paper.
Nine stars of the Lawrence Welk Musical Family are reunited to host this special, featuring great moments and memories spanning 30 years of Christmas holiday shows. The cast includes the Lawrence Welk Champaign lady, Norma Zimmer, Myron Floren, Jo Ann Castle, Mary Lou Metzger, Bobby Burgess, Ron Anderson, Sandi Griffiths, Ken Delo, and Gail Farrell.
It's not something we think about a lot or something that gets reported on often, but once you start digging around some, it's hard not to see the consequences of our country's long, sordid history of housing discrimination everywhere racial disparities manifest. The giant wealth gap between black and Latino Americans and white folks. Shorter life expectancies. Worse educational outcomes. Mass incarceration.
While lawyers dismantle many restrictions on political money, the rules affecting Morning Edition and Downton Abbey still stand tall. A federal court in San Francisco says public radio and TV stations cannot carry paid political ads.
More than 1 million people will see their extended unemployment benefits immediately cut off at the end of the month if Congress doesn't act.
"There's our ship!" says Officer Lisa Sacco.
The news that Amazon is hoping to one day use semi-autonomous drones to deliver small packages to customers has many asking a familiar question:
If nothing else, the Republican National Committee has gotten people thinking about Rosa Parks.
If a new laptop, smartphone or TV shows up among your gifts this holiday season, there are an increasing number of ways in California to responsibly get rid of the old one.
The term Cyber Monday wasn't established until 2005, but online shopping was popular even in the early days of the Internet.
Jurupa Valley is California's newest city. It may also be the first city to disincorporate in decades.
Internationally renowned for alluring stage productions and songs of heartwarming inspiration, Celtic Woman present their new chapter of musical enchantment in "Home For Christmas." Vocalists Lisa Lambe, Susan McFadden, Méav Ni Mhaolchatha and Celtic violinist Máiréad Nesbitt perform timeless holiday favorites (“Silent Night,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear,” “Joy to the World”) with their signature Celtic twist, under the distinctive musical direction of Emmy®-nominated music producer David Downes.
Six same-sex couples got married in Hawaii shortly after midnight Monday morning, taking advantage of a new law in the first hours of the first day it took effect. The state's Legislature approved the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act in a recent special session.
Tambra Momi has been eagerly awaiting the promise of guaranteed health insurance.
Amazon is looking at drastically reducing its delivery times -- to 30 minutes or less -- as it plans a new service called Prime Air that it says could debut in a few years. In an interview on CBS' 60 Minutes, CEO Jeff Bezos said the giant online retailer plans to use semi-autonomous drones to carry purchases to customers.
The investigation into the cause of a New York train derailment that killed four people has begun, even as workers sift through wreckage to be sure they've found everyone on the seven-car train. At least 60 people were injured in the crash Sunday morning. The train's black box recorder has been found.
At least four people are dead, and more than 60 injured after a commuter train derailed in the Bronx borough of New York City Sunday morning. Fourteen of the injuries are critical.