Stories for November 12, 2013
A special meeting will be held to discuss the growing controversy over a Southern California high school's longstanding Arab mascot.
It's the first challenge of its kind since this section of Arizona's SB 1070 took effect more than one year ago.
Wells had been filling the mayoral duties on an interim basis since Mark Lewis stepped down after making controversial remarks about El Cajon's substantial Chaldean population.
The 9-year-old said he had managed to break free from the assailant's grasp and escape, only to admit several hours later the abduction attempt had not occurred.
Democrats at the White House and in Congress find themselves in an ever-tightening vise over all those canceled health insurance policies.
The city's Water Utilities Department has proposed hiking rates by 7.25 percent in calendar year 2014 and by up to 7.5 percent the following year. Water rates in San Diego were last raised two years ago.
After decades of cajoling Americans to know their cholesterol level and get it down as low as possible, the nation's leading heart specialists are changing course.
From the start, airline analysts had been predicting that an antitrust lawsuit would not stop the $11 billion deal to combine US Airways and American Airlines.
That's the message from the White House on Tuesday, with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) asking more than 275,000 people who tried and failed to sign up for health plans on the stalled HealthCare.gov website to give it another shot.
The Virginia attorney general's race, which cut a relatively low profile heading into Election Day, now has a chance to end up as part of history.
If you want to meet somebody who's really happy with the Affordable Care Act, then say hello to Sue Birch, Colorado's Medicaid director.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he can teach national Republicans an important lesson: If they want to appeal to voters beyond their traditional conservative base, they need to go to where those voters are.
Larry Flynt doesn't want the man who shot him to die.
On Tuesday, artist Andy Warhol's oversized and iconic Coca-Cola (3) will hit the auction block at Christie's, and to borrow an old slogan from the company, It's The Real Thing.
For food producers who sell directly to consumers, credit cards are both a blessing and a curse.
From the wilds of Costa Rica to the suburbs of our own country, NATURE explores the difficulties of raising parrots, why some breeders and owners become rescuers, and conservation efforts in the wild. Owners and rescuers of the popular bird talk about the ups and downs of caring for these colorful characters and the impact of “Baretta.”
California may be headed for a new battle over legal rights for the LGBT community.
The Justice Department has reached a deal that will allow for the merger of American and US Airways, opening the door to the creation of the world's largest airline.
One World Trade Center -- the skyscraper that now rises from the site of the Twin Towers, destroyed during the terrorists attacks of Sept. 11 -- has been declared the tallest building in the U.S. by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
A man who served in the U.S. military and as a Texas police officer has been arrested near Monterrey, Mexico, where authorities say he led a kidnapping gang. The suspect, 32, is known by two names: Luis Ricardo Gonzalez Garcia and Javier Aguirre Cardenas, according to Mexican law enforcement officials. The 16-member gang is blamed for several violent crimes.
After longtime Mayor Mark Lewis resigned in October, the El Cajon City Council will consider how to fill his seat.
Before we get to the president's Treasury appointment, continuing Obamacare problems, and a presidential poll du jour, let's turn our thoughts to the people of the typhoon-devastated Philippines.
Workers at the California agency investigating discrimination claims say the speed and quality of their work has slowed because of flaws in a new state computer system that was designed to boost efficiency.
A national panel of judicial and law enforcement experts traveled the country taking comment on public safety issues on American Indian reservations, where federal statistics show the violent crime rates can be 20 times the national average.
Florida -- especially South Florida -- is very flat and very low, and in places like Miami Beach and Key West, buildings are just 3 feet above sea level. Scientists now say there may be a 3-foot rise in the world's oceans by the end of the century.
It's not just people who go on trial these days. It's their brains.
My parents moved away from Lincoln, Ill., two decades ago, when I was in college. I hardly ever get back there. But my mom still works in Lincoln, and it was to Lincoln I headed to meet her this fall, after returning to the U.S. from the Middle East.