Stories for July 26, 2013
State officials report that violent crimes slightly increased in California last year, but that crime rates remain at historic lows.
The world has changed a lot since a divorced mother of two teamed up with a St. Louis gynecologist to study the physiology of sex.
Typically, police arrive at the scene of a crime after it occurs. But rather than send cops to yesterday's crime, a new trend in law enforcement is using computers to predict where tomorrow's crimes will be -- and then try to head them off.
A federal judge in Oakland has ruled that Cold War military veterans who say they were harmed by government-backed chemical and biological experiments aren't entitled to medical treatment outside the Department of Veterans Affairs medical system.
Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer have been very good to the New York tabloids.
More than 10,000 athletes are meeting in Cleveland for The National Senior Games. Adults older than 55 -- and some older than 90 -- are running track, riding bikes, playing basketball and competing in many of the sports you might see at the Summer Olympics. In fact there are a few who were Olympians themselves back in the day who say they find that competition is just as satisfying in their later years.
Hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors has pleaded not guilty to wire and securities fraud, a day after federal prosecutors in New York charged the firm in connection with an alleged insider trading scheme.
Maybe the Democrat who hopes to unseat Sen. Mitch McConnell is ready for prime time after all.
The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee is calling on San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to resign after four more women said they were targets of his sexual advances.
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San Diego's Tourism Authority is laying off 40 percent of its staff as it struggles with a drastic funding cut.
Four more women -- including a retired Navy rear-admiral -- came forward Thursday to accuse San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of unwanted sexual advances. That brings to 7 the number of women who say they've been "on the receiving end of unwanted advances, inappropriate touching and comments by Filner," San Diego's KPBS is reporting.