Stories for January 8, 2013
Governor Jerry Brown is rejecting a federal court order to further reduce California’s prison population. He says the state has addressed the serious health care and overcrowding problems in its prisons at a cost of billions of dollars.
Sometimes all you need is music. And sometimes you need that music live. Welcome to LIVE AT THE BELLY UP. San Diego has long been known as a hotbed of great musical talent. What’s more, San Diego is home to one of the best music venues on the West Coast. Since 1974, the Belly Up has been featuring great local bands from the Cedros Design District. This episode features The Styletones and Bushwalla.
A fuel leak Tuesday on a Tokyo-bound Japan Airlines flight forced the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft to cancel takeoff and return to the gate at Boston's Logan International Airport. It was the second incident involving a Dreamliner in two days.
There are more than 5 million people with Alzheimer's in the U.S., and most are cared for at home. Now, one company has begun offering training to family caregivers to help them deal with the special challenges of caring for an Alzheimer's patient.
Saratoga Springs, N.Y., is the kind of town tourists visit and never want to leave. In winter there are skiing and snowshoeing; in summer, the horse racing season at its historic racetrack.
On Day 2 of the preliminary hearing for James Holmes, who is charged with the murders of 12 people and wounding of dozens at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., last summer:
Time was that a Swiss bank account was synonymous with confidentiality and keeping assets from prying eyes. No more.
"Zero Dark Thirty" (currently playing throughout San Diego) has been stirring controversy. It also sparked the interest of my new Teen (okay pre-teen to be honest) Critic Robert Mackey. Mackey represents the next generation of filmgoers and that's why I want to allow him a chance to share his opinions.
Gays who were forced to leave the U.S. military before 2011's repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy were often given honorable discharges -- but were only granted about half of the discharge pay that otherwise would have been due to them.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Where once the post-holiday schedule was a blizzard of chilly reruns, January is aburst with premieres and finales.
A San Diego Unified School District Board of Education member is scheduled to ask his colleagues tonight to call for a district-wide review of safety plans in light of the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.
One day after the check was issued, million dollar lottery winner Urooj Khan was dead.
An unprecedented drop in California's child population coupled with a growing wave of Baby Boomer retirements has major implications for the state and should drive lawmakers to adopt policies that will nurture young people with improved educational opportunities and health care, according to a report released today.
DETROIT (AP) -- U.S. safety regulators have cleared the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee after an investigation into possible engine fires.
When children are gunned down in their classrooms, as happened last month in Newtown, Conn., it's time to say "enough," former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., tells ABC News.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai is in Washington this week for meetings with President Obama and other senior administration officials. The talks are expected to help set the framework for U.S. involvement in Afghanistan after the bulk of American and NATO forces leave at the end of 2014. One of the key issues to be discussed is the number of American troops to remain in Afghanistan after that date.
This year's flu season started about a month early, prompting federal health officials to warn it could be one of the worst in years. They're urging everyone to get their flu shots.