Stories for December 31, 2013
San Diego scientists had a bumpy ride in 2013. KPBS Evening Edition host Peggy Pico reviews the impact on the local bio-tech and science industries with KPBS science and technology reporter David Wagner and learns what can be expected in the new year.
Alzheimer's is a disease without a cure, and the available treatments only slow its progression for a bit. Now there's evidence vitamin E may help hold it at bay, at least for people in the early stages of the disease.
Utah's attorney general has filed a request with the U.S. Supreme Court for a stay that would allow the state to enforce its limit of marriage to a union between a man and a woman.
Across the country, there's a wave of interest in local food. And a new generation of young farmers is trying to grow it.
One year ago, many were pointing to the growth of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, as the most important trend in higher education. Many saw the rapid expansion of MOOCs as a higher education revolution that would help address two long-vexing problems: access for underserved students and cost.
A federal judge has largely upheld New York's tough gun control law passed in the weeks after the Sandy Hook school shooting.
The Detroit Red Wings are kind of playing a home game on New Year's Day -- even if it'll be played about 40 miles west of their home ice in downtown Detroit.
On the very first Monday of 2013, Boeing got some bad news: There was a catastrophic battery fire on a 787 parked at Boston's Logan International Airport. Less than two weeks later, a second battery meltdown on another 787 prompted an emergency landing in Japan.
If you use up all your rum on New Year's Eve and buy a replacement bottle in 2014, your purchase is going to be a little less rewarding for Puerto Rico.
There are two important things that you learn about Michael Zusman, baker and co-author of The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home, when you bake with him.
Melissa Harris-Perry, host of an MSNBC weekend show, apologized on Tuesday for comments she and her panelists recently made. On Sunday, Harris-Perry had her guests -- a group of comedians -- caption a photo of Mitt Romney's family, which included Romney's adopted grandkid.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who has spent months fending off critics of the Affordable Care Act rollout, is touting the more than 2 million people who have signed up for coverage despite the troubled HealthCare.gov website.
The first of the year is a handy date for putting new laws into effect. So on Jan. 1, expect changes in a range of areas from voice-activated texting while driving to gun sales to financial literacy for school children.
If anything defined 2013, it was the political misstep. There were so many gaffes, flaps, scandals and ill-advised moves that voters were often left scratching their heads at the political class's uncanny knack for diminishing its profession.
As promised back in the fall, the state of Hawaii has come up with new driver's license and state identification cards for Janice "Lokelani" Keihanaikukauakahihulihe'ekahaunaele -- the "long-named" woman whose complaint about having her name shortened on official IDs led to a policy change.
One day after a train carrying crude oil derailed and sparked explosions near a small North Dakota town, officials are warning of a cloud of toxic fumes. Many of the 2,400 residents of Casselton, N.D., have followed evacuation orders.
A young man who called police, saying he shot a family member in Escondido, was arrested at Palomar College Tuesday in an apparent suicide-by-cop attempt.
More than 200,000 long-term unemployed Californians are seeing their federal unemployment benefit extension run out. But there are still options to help them stay afloat.
A new California state law for 2014 nullifies any city ordinance that had allowed the practice.
San Diego Chargers linebacker Thomas Keiser was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego, it was reported Monday night.
As 2013 winds down, so does @Todayin1963, Code Switch's historical Twitter account. Since June, I've been "live-tweeting" moments from 50 years ago as if they were happening today, picking slices of that year that might have made their ways into people's Twitter timelines had tweeting been a thing back then.
0: Twitter collected no profit, Snapchat collected no revenue, and Apple's stock has roughly stayed flat over the past year. But in Silicon Valley, where companies are judged by potential, zero is still something.
The tax increase, which the government of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto estimates will raise $1.15 billion a year, is part of a package of fiscal measures that also raises taxes on businesses and top-end wage earners, ends some deductions and introduces a tax on junk food.
In 2013, Chicago newspapers and television stations kept a daily deadly count, listing those slain each day, most by gun violence. One of the most noted occurred early in the year when Hadiya Pendleton, 15, was shot and killed about a week after performing at inauguration events in Washington, D.C., with her high school band. Two young men were charged with opening fire on Pendleton and a group of friends standing in a park about a mile from President Obama's Chicago home.