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Stories for January 10, 2013
A judge ruled Thursday that there's enough evidence for James Holmes to stand trial on charges that he killed 12 people and injured dozens of others at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., last summer.
The Brown administration signaled in today’s budget proposal that it’s committed to expanding Medi-Cal under the federal health law. But no decision has been made yet about how to do that.
San Diego education leaders reacted positively to Governor Jerry Brown's proposed changes to school and higher education funding.
California State Controller John Chiang told San Diego business and political leaders Thursday that creating new jobs is key to maintaining a state budget surplus.
The National Rifle Association accused the White House of having "an agenda to attack the Second Amendment" Thursday, after representatives of the group attended meetings on gun control hosted by Vice President Biden.
In Corpus Christi, Texas, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW investigates vintage flash art at a local tattoo parlor. Notable stories include a guest who met the Beatles and walked away with John Lennon's signature and another who encountered Salvador Dali on one of his frequent visits to Manhattan and left with a book inscribed by the artist, valued at $10,000 to $15,000.
California lawmakers are responding with some relief to Governor Jerry Brown’s budget proposal and announcement that the state has no more budget deficit.
"I Am Not A Hipster," set against the San Diego indie music scene, premiered last January at Sundance. Tonight at 7:00pm it screens at Landmark's Ken Cinema with filmmakers Destin Cretton and Ron Najor on hand for a Q&A and after party at the Ken Club.
Authorities in Chicago on Friday will seek permission to exhume the body of a million-dollar lottery winner who ended up dead before he could cash in his winnings.
When the rumored rebellion against House Speaker John Boehner's bid for a second term played out last week, the very first Republican to not vote for Boehner was Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., just three names into the alphabetic roll call.
Former City Councilman Carl DeMaio is determined to stay involved in city government, even though he didn’t win the San Diego mayor's race.
In the first episode of Season 13, host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen to update a classic recipe for French-Style Pot-Roasted Pork Loin with test cook Bridget Lancaster. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews knife sets in the Equipment Corner, and test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make Potato Casserole with Bacon and Caramelized Onion. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her top pick among mandolines.
Florida and several other states are wrestling with a decision: whether to expand Medicaid.
Certain earthquake fault segments long thought to be stable may rupture and cause a mega-quake, suggests a new study.
A viral email claiming U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan are no longer being served breakfast because of budget cuts isn't true, and the Department of Defense has gone on the offensive to battle the rumor.
A re-elected president who gets to choose a second-term Cabinet has much more knowledge of the kind of team he needs than he did the first time around.
What to do if you’re a college student with a hankering for Mexican food? And, what to do if you want to cook it yourself?
On Tuesday night, Mayor Bob Filner promised to direct the city attorney to stop using "zoning stuff" to persecute medical marijuana collectives and to get the U.S. Attorney to "back off."
The USS Benfold is slated to return home to San Diego on Friday. The Benfold has been on a seven-month deployment, which included tracking the missile launched by North Korea in December.
Junior Seau, the former NFL linebacker whose suicide last May at age 43 shocked fans and former teammates, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease associated with repetitive head injuries, according to a study by the National Institutes of Health.
Maybe you were hoping you'd never hear the phrase "fiscal cliff" again after Congress passed legislation Jan. 1 to address that tax-break-expiration deadline.
The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it was requiring companies that make Ambien and similar sleeping pills to sharply cut the doses of the drugs.
Lincoln may not be a political film for the ages, but it's certainly a movie that speaks to our own time.
Saying he "cannot think of a better person" to take the job, President Obama this afternoon formally announced he is nominating Jacob "Jack" Lew, his chief of staff, to be the next Treasury secretary.
Riding a wave of new tax revenue, California's spending plan for the coming fiscal year will rise by 7 percent, a powerful indication that the state that came to symbolize fiscal mismanagement during the heart of the recession is emerging into brighter days.
There was a shooting incident at a high school in Taft, Calif., this morning. Now that many reports have come in from the scene, it appears that two people were injured and one shooter has been taken into custody.
Retired Brig. Gen. Margaret A. Brewer died January 2 at the age of 82. Brewer became the first female general officer in the Marine Corps in 1978. She served at Camp Pendleton in the early 1960s.
Twenty-three year old Navajo artist Tom Greyeyes goes bold and big in his mixed media art. Some of his art expresses the struggle of belonging to two worlds.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of original American music. In this episode, Jack White of the White Stripes and Raconteurs performs in support of his solo LP "Blunderbuss."
The Navy knew its uniforms were flammable when the clothing was designed, according to the Navy's top spokesman.
Archeologists often have to be great detectives. A professor at San Diego State has used his detective skills to find hidden historic murals on the university’s campus. KPBS culture reporter Angela Carone says he’s discovered a new one, featuring a beloved character from children’s literature.
The Marine Corps has advised its legal staff that spouses clubs operating on its installations must admit same-sex spouses if they wish to remain on the bases.
The Mississippi River has provided George Foster with a living all his life. Now, with the river dropping to historically low levels, it's threatening to take his business down with it.
Star linebacker Junior Seau had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May, the National Institutes of Health told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Rain, snow, strong winds and big waves are in store for San Diego County today, forecasters said.
The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced this morning with "Lincoln" leading the list with 12 nominations, and three directors win nominations after being passed over by the Directors Guild.
Health officials say so far this season, San Diego hasn't been hit as hard with the flu as many other parts of the country.