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Stories for May 16, 2013

Honolulu Jury Convicts Man Of 2011 Shooting Rampage

May 16
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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A Honolulu jury has convicted a man of second-degree murder for a 2011 shooting spree in Hawaii that left one person dead and two wounded.

Drought Eases In The East, But Still Worrisome Out West

May 16
Howard Berkes / NPR
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The federal agencies saddled with doom-and-gloom forecasts have mixed news for the vast regions of the country that have been suffering from drought.

A Case Of 'Planning Fatigue' In City Heights

May 16
By Megan Burks
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There's plenty of money for studying how to improve City Heights streets, but not much for actually improving them.

Warehouse 1425 Serves Up One-Night-Only Art Party

May 16
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If you’re a street artist and you’re handed a 6000 square foot warehouse, you don’t ask any questions, you just start painting. Warehouse 1425 (Friday, May 17 at 1425 E Street, 6:00 to 10:00pm) is a one-night-only art party.

Head Of Sexual-Harassment Program At Fort Campbell Arrested

May 16
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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The manager of the sexual assault response program at Fort Campbell, Ky., has been arrested in a domestic dispute and has been relieved of his post.

Bipartisan House Group Says It's Reached Immigration Deal

May 16
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Members of a bipartisan group of House lawmakers say they've overcome disagreements and have reached a tentative deal to overhaul the nation's immigration system.

Who Are The Terrorism Informants In Witness Protection?

May 16
Margot Williams / NPR
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Known or suspected terrorists who cooperated with federal investigators in at least six major terrorism investigations over two decades were granted protection under the federal witness protection program -- and two of them temporarily could not be found by federal authorities, according to a report from the Justice Department's inspector general.

Martha Stewart's Cooking School: Fishmonger

May 16
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If you love to eat seafood but balk at preparing it at home, you’ll welcome this lesson. Dave Pasternack, a renowned seafood chef based in New York City, joins Martha for a beginner’s class on buying, butchering and storing fish. They then demystify boning a round or flat fish and cleaning a squid. Finally, Dave shares an easy-to-prepare recipe for crudo, his signature dish.

A New Front in the War on Obamacare: Twitter

May 16
Frank James / NPR
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On the same day House Republicans scheduled for their latest symbolic vote to repeal Obamacare, as part of their full-court press against the law they also took to Twitter to say, in three words, why they oppose the legislation.

Federal Prosecutors Arrest Uzbekistan National On Terrorism Charges

May 16
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Authorities in Idaho have arrested an Uzbekistan national on federal terrorism charges, the Justice Department announced Thursday evening.

There's No Ignoring This 800-Pound Gator

May 16
Scott Neuman / NPR
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You've heard of the 800-pound gorilla in the room that everyone ignores? Well, here's an 800-pound alligator that's getting some attention.

UC San Diego Medical Center Gets A New Trauma Unit

May 16
By Kenny Goldberg
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Severely injured patients treated at UC Medical Center in Hillcrest will get even faster and better care thanks to a new state-of-the-art trauma unit.

Some Lawmakers Want Big-Budget Groups Included In IRS Debate

May 16
Peter Overby / NPR
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Tea Party leaders and lawmakers in the House Republicans' Tea Party Caucus rallied Thursday on Capitol Hill, expressing alarm over the IRS's targeting of conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status as 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., invoked the axiom, "The power to tax is the power to destroy."

California fuels $550 million Powerball jackpot

May 16
Associated Press
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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The numbers sum up the frenzy that has taken over the Golden State since it joined the madness over Powerball, which has seen its jackpot soar to $550 million for Saturday's drawing.

Consequences Of The Genocide Conviction In Guatemala

May 16
By Jill Replogle
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Former Guatemalan strongman Efraín Ríos Montt was convicted of genocide on May 10 by a national court. Some say the decision will sow more division in the country. I think it will do the opposite.

CPUC Considers What Ratepayers Will Pay For San Onofre

May 16
By Alison St John
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California’s Public Utilities Commission is considering whether Edison's costs to maintain San Onofre while it is offline are reasonable to charge ratepayers.

Report: Problems At Justice Allowed Terrorist Suspects To Fly

May 16
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Officials at the Department of Justice didn't share crucial information on some terrorist suspects in the federal witness protection program with the agency that maintains the "no fly" list, allowing an unknown number of them to board commercial flights, a new report says.

Baseball's 'Most Durable Batboy' Marks 55 Years On The Field

May 16
Sara Hoover / NPR
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The University of Memphis baseball team plays its final home game of the season Tuesday. In addition to rooting for the players, Memphis fans will cheer for someone else: batboy Stan Bronson Jr.

Disabled Workers' Victory Exposes Risks To Most Vulnerable

May 16
Yuki Noguchi / NPR
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Four years ago, 21 men with intellectual disabilities were emancipated from a bright blue, century-old schoolhouse in Atalissa, Iowa. They ranged in age from their 40s to their 60s, and for most of their adult lives they had worked for next to nothing and lived in dangerously unsanitary conditions.

How Families Cope With Notorious Relatives

May 16
Scott Neuman / NPR
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What is it like to be suddenly and irreversibly thrust into the public spotlight for something truly horrible done by a relative?

U.S. Airman From Santee Making Final Push To Everest

May 16
By Beth Ford Roth
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Colin Merrin of Santee is making his final push to summit Mount Everest. If he and his team of fellow airmen climbers succeed, they will become the first group of active-duty U.S. military to reach the top of the world's highest peak.

U.S. Airlines Forecast a Sunnier Summer

May 16
Marilyn Geewax / NPR
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After a long bumpy ride that started in 2008, the domestic airline industry seems to be pulling up and smoothing out.

Clearing The Air About Marijuana Use Among San Diego Teens

May 16
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A forum tonight will address the impacts of chronic marijuana use among San Diego County youth. We take a look at how many teens are using marijuana, at what age and what effects it can have on academics.

San Diego Teen Eagle Scout Weighs In On Resolution To Allow Gay Scouts

May 16
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The Boy Scouts of America's national council meets in Texas next week to consider lifting the ban on gay scouts.

The Tricky Business Of Retirement: Hidden 401(K) Fees

May 16
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A couple generations ago, when older Americans retired they could rely on pension plans to support them. Then, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, many companies switched their retirement plans over to 401(k) accounts. The security of workers' retirement savings suddenly became subject to the vagaries of the stock market.

Obama: 'I Certainly Did Not Know' What The IRS Was Doing

May 16
Mark Memmott / NPR
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Asked if he can assure the nation that no one in the White House knew before last week that some IRS personnel had singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny during the 2012 campaign cycle, President Obama said Thursday afternoon that, "I certainly did not know."

Everybody In The Pool! But Please Leave The Poop Behind

May 16
Nancy Shute / NPR
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Perhaps you've noticed a toddler's sagging swim diaper and wondered if it's really keeping the poop out of your neighborhood pool.

After Daughter Is Taken, Mother Rams Abduction Suspect's Car

May 16
Bill Chappell / NPR
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Police in Albuquerque, N.M., are interviewing a man they say is a "person of interest" in the abduction of a five-year-old girl. After the girl was taken Wednesday evening, her mother chased down and rammed the car she had been in; a suspect fled on foot. Authorities say the girl is safe; she was pushed out of the car shortly after being taken.

Study: Repeat Brain Injuries Linked To Higher Suicide Risk In Military

May 16
By Beth Ford Roth
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The more Traumatic Brain Injuries suffered by a service member, the higher his or her risk of suicide, according to a new study by the National Center for Veterans Studies at the University of Utah.

2 US Troops, 4 US Civilians Killed In Afghan Car Bomb Attack

May 16
By Beth Ford Roth
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A car bomb attack today near the Afghan capital of Kabul killed two U.S. troops and four American civilian defense contractors.

Teen Cooking Show Teaches Culture, Cameras And Chopping Skills

May 16
By Jill Replogle
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A group of San Diego students joins the cooking show craze, learning nutrition, cooking and video production skills while capitalizing on the culinary richness of one of the nation's most diverse neighborhoods.

Hiring Julie Hermann, Rutgers Seeks A New Era In Athletics

May 16
Bill Chappell / NPR
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Rutgers University officials are welcoming the arrival of new athletic director Julie Hermann as the beginning of a new era, as the school seeks to rebound from the turmoil that recently engulfed its athletics department.

Reports: Note Found In Boat Where Boston Suspect Hid

May 16
Mark Memmott / NPR
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In a message written on a wall of the boat where he was found hiding, Boston bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev claimed responsibility for the attack and said it was motivated by anger over the Afghan and Iraq wars, sources familiar with what was found have told CBS News correspondent John Miller.

Fire Burns 3,500 Acres In Los Padres National Forest

May 16
Associated Press
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Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are helping hundreds of firefighters combat a 3,000-acre wildfire that has blackened rugged terrain in the Los Padres National Forest.

Public Review Set To Begin For San Diego Trolley Extension Project

May 16
By Susan Murphy
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A project to extend the San Diego Trolley to the University City community is taking another step forward. SANDAG is scheduled on Friday to kick off the public review and comment period and a draft environmental report.

Democrats Pushing to Limit Prop 13

May 16
Katie Orr, Capital Public Radio
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Some Democrats at the Capitol are attempting to chip away at California’s fabled Prop 13. But supporters of the property tax limiting measure are digging in to fight back.

West Nile Virus Cases Up Across Southwest

May 16
By Tristan Ahtone
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West Nile virus cases in the Southwest are up from previous years, according to new 2012 statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control.

Suspect Apprehended In New Orleans Second-Line Shooting

May 16
Mark Memmott / NPR
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That's how the New Orleans Police Department spread the word on Facebook early Thursday that its officers had "arrested 19-year-old Akein Scott in connection with the shooting of 19 people on Mother's Day."

SD Sprinter

May 16
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OCEANSIDE (CNS) - Sprinter light-rail service between Oceanside and Escondido will resume Saturday, transportation officials said today.

Military Firefighters To Conduct Controlled Burn At Miramar Air Station

May 16
City News Service
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Smoke and flames may be visible from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar today as military firefighters take part in a brush-clearing controlled burn.

Cloning, Stem Cells Long Mired In Legislative Gridlock

May 16
Julie Rovner / NPR
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The news that U.S. scientists have successfully cloned a human embryo seems almost certain to rekindle a political fight that has raged, on and off, since the announcement of the creation of Dolly the sheep in 1997.

Brothers Bound For "Biggest Baddest Bucketlist Competition"

May 16
By Deb Welsh
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Two San Diego brothers with a passion for travel video blogging are selected among 10 finalists for the competition.