Stories for June 4, 2013
A woman filed suit in San Diego today against an Oregon fruit farm, alleging that frozen berries it sold gave her hepatitis as part of an outbreak of the disease in seven U.S. states.
The tornado that struck El Reno, Okla., Friday "is officially the widest known tornado in the U.S.," says the National Weather Service office in Norman, Okla., announcing today that at its widest, the storm stretched across 2.6 miles.
U.S. Olympic speedskater Simon Cho will boycott a hearing next week that could result in his receiving a lifetime ban from the sport, NPR has learned.
A U.S. trade agency says Apple infringed on its Asian rival Samsung's patent in its manufacture of some older models of the iPhone and iPad.
Only time will tell how well New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie finessed a decision that seemed to pit his personal interests against those of the broader public.
The lawyer for Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, a former State Department contractor charged with leaking top-secret information to Fox News, has accused the intelligence community of impeding his defense by slapping the "classified" label on hundreds of irrelevant and harmless documents.
The numbers go like this: Very few single black women -- just a quarter of those surveyed -- said they were looking for long-term relationships, or LTRs. But on the flip side, nearly 43 percent of single black men said they're looking for a long-term partner.
The nation's top military leaders came to Capitol Hill Tuesday primed to defend their ability to handle, in their chain of command, the sexual assault scandal that has engulfed the armed services.
Su-Mei takes viewers on a journey from sea to plate that begins at local fishing docks to explore San Diego's fresh catch and rich fishing history, including the families that have made it so, and then heads to famed distributor Catalina Offshore to learn the details of processing uni, one of our area's most interesting treasures from the sea.
President Obama fired a warning shot Tuesday in the battle over Senate confirmations: He nominated three new judges to the powerful federal appeals court in Washington, and he challenged Senate Republicans not to stand in their way.
The statistics, compiled in the federal agency's Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report, show that El Cajon was the only local city with a population above 100,000 to experience decreases in both major categories of criminal offenses.
Ohio State University president Gordon Gee will retire on July 1, ending his leadership of the school that was recently embarrassed by his verbal miscues. Gee, 69, recently sparked anger with comments he made about Catholics and rival universities.
Young women covered by a parent's health insurance don't necessarily get maternity coverage. The National Women's Law Center thinks it may have found a way to get them benefits.
If you haven’t got a large space to garden, containers may be your answer. Whether they’re decorative or filled with something edible, they can be beautiful and productive and just right for small spaces. Host Nan Sterman shows us how pots are designed, planted, and used to solve almost every small space gardening need.
Former California Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham is a free man today, after spending more than seven years in prison on bribery and other charges. A distinguished Vietnam War veteran and former Navy pilot, Cunningham's 15-year career in Congress ended abruptly when he admitting to taking $2.4 million in bribes from defense contractors and evading taxes.
Saying that "insiders and a few party elites" should not choose the person who permanently replaces Sen. Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced Tuesday afternoon that there will be primaries on Aug. 13 and a special election on Oct. 16.
Already under fire for how some personnel gave extra scrutiny to conservative groups' applications for tax-exempt status, the Internal Revenue Service is also dealing with an inspector general's criticism of the $4.1 million spent on a conference in 2010.
Philadelphia is training owners of Chinese takeout restaurants to cut some of the salt in their menu items.
Smoking is expensive, and not just for the person buying the cigs. Employers are taking hard looks at the cost of employing smokers as they try to cut health insurance costs, with some refusing to hire people who say they smoke.
We now have faces and emotional words to attach to the scandal surrounding the Internal Revenue Service and its targeting of conservative "tea party" and "patriot" groups during the 2012 campaign cycle.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Pacific Gas & Electric Co. did not use more than $50 million it collected from ratepayers that was meant to improve its gas pipeline network in the decade leading up to a deadly explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb, an audit shows.
Authorities say a surfer whose shark-bitten body washed ashore in San Diego committed suicide.
There may be no better way to start the day than with this video that's going viral.
The deaths Friday of veteran storm chaser Tim Samaras, his son Paul and their friend Carl Young when a tornado near El Reno, Okla., pummeled their vehicle has raised some questions:
The ``Meatless Mondays'' menus in cafeterias in elementary and kindergarten through eighth grade schools were proposed by school board President John Lee Evans and Trustee Kevin Beiser.
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) -- Another day of cooler, more humid air made it easier for thousands of firefighters building containment lines around a destructive wildfire north of Los Angeles, a day after evacuation orders were lifted for nearly 3,000 residents.