Stories for March 20, 2013
Radioactive material has been discovered at Naval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach as crews worked to excavate and remove toxic soil, Navy Facilities Engineering Command Southwest announced Wednesday.
A bill that could help some unemployed Californians start their own businesses has cleared its first hurdle in the state legislature. As Marianne Russ reports from Sacramento, an Assembly committee approved the measure Wednesday.
Vice President Biden told All Things Considered co-host Melissa Block in an interview Wednesday that he and the Obama administration plan to continue to fight for a ban on assault weapons to be included in a larger bill in Congress.
If you're a vehicle owner and happen to have a car accident in the near future (we hope you don't), it's likely the crash details will be recorded. Automotive "black boxes" are now built into more than 90 percent of new cars, and the government is considering making them mandatory.
The United States is offering $10 million for information leading to the arrest of two Americans in Somalia who are on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists List.
Without "a few years" warning, humans currently have no capacity to stop an asteroid on a collision course with the planet, scientists told a Senate panel Wednesday.
Sen. Rob Portman, an Ohio conservative Republican who recently said he now supports same-sex marriage because he has a gay son, evidently has plenty of company.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- In a move that is raising concern about limiting access to public documents, California courts could charge $10 for each record search under a proposal included in Gov. Jerry Brown's budget.
Dr. Frank Dumont knew one of his favorite patients was getting depressed.
June Owino, who hails from Kenya, is a gregarious man who loves telling stories and making people laugh. He arrived in San Diego in 2001, with the idea that he would find work as an accountant, which is his area of expertise. But when the downturn in the economy came and he found himself without a job, he began to look around to figure out what else he could do.
Democrats who haven't controlled the governor's mansion in Tallahassee in 14 years could have a good opportunity to win it back next November.
Several beaches along the Tijuana-San Diego border are closed due to a sewage spill, however the extent remains unknown.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court can choose from a wide array of outcomes in ruling on California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage and the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
Rocket engines that may have powered the flight of the first man to walk on the moon have been recovered off the coast of Florida from a depth of nearly three miles beneath the ocean's surface.
Residents of the small, tight-knit town of Hawthorne, Nevada are mourning the loss of seven Marines killed there in a training exercise accident Monday night. The Pentagon has since suspended the use of 60mm mortar rounds, believed to be a factor in the accident, until an investigation is completed.
OCEANSIDE (CNS) - Three young men and a juvenile were arrested in connection with a possibly gang-related shooting at an Oceanside park earlier this month that left a 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy dead and two other teens wounded, a police lieutenant said today.
San Diego County is considering whether to adopt Laura's Law, a state law that allows court-ordered treatment for mentally ill patients who refuse to take medication.
Cash-strapped states are coming up with an appealingly simple fix for soaring Medicaid costs: Don't pay for emergency room visits for people who aren't sick enough to be there.
The California National Guard says its ability to respond to calls for service will be hampered if its budget is cut due to sequestration.
Basketball fans have one more day to fill out their March Madness brackets. They'll need to predict not just the champions and their route to victory, but also the paths of all the losers. It's not easy. In fact, no person or computer has yet been able to do it.
Ever since the Newtown Connecticut school shooting, there's been a raging debate over how to keep America's school children safe. National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre proposed stationing an armed guard in every school in the country. Critics said that idea was impractical and would be too expensive to carry out.
The first day of spring typically signals the high season for open houses and home sales.
Dora Hernandez gave a decade of her life to the U.S. Navy and the Army National Guard, but some of the dangers surprised her.
Pediatricians and health officials are eager to encourage breast-feeding as one of the best and most economical ways to protect a baby's health.