Stories for November 25, 2013
Crowdfunding is popular among musicians, filmmakers and artists looking for a way to finance their next project.
A global businessman at the heart of a multimillion-dollar Navy bribery case has been ordered held without bail after a prosecutor argued that he was an extreme flight risk.
Less than 10 minutes after taking off, a Delta flight from San Diego's Lindbergh Field was forced to make an emergency landing after striking a bird. No injuries were reported.
Investigators say they haven't determined why Adam Lanza killed 26 students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last December. But they know he acted alone in that attack and his mother's murder, according to a summary report released weeks before the one-year anniversary of the shooting rampage.
In 1863, Abraham Lincoln proved himself a master of a new frontier — not on the battlefields of the Civil War, but in his high-tech command center: the War Department Telegraph Office. The results of Lincoln’s pioneering experiment in communication led to the rebirth of America on the fields of Gettysburg … both in the battle that turned the tide of the Civil War and in the few words that recast the American ideal as a national creed: the Gettysburg Address.
"By Royal Appointment," narrated by Hugh Bonneville, is a documentary that shines a light on the talented craftsmen and women who all hold "warrants" designating them official suppliers to the English Royal Family. From tailors to cheese makers, medal crafters to wine suppliers, and cobblers to carriage makers, their skills and craftsmanship have placed them in a very exclusive group. They alone have the right to display a Royal Coat of Arms and say that they are "By Royal Appointment."
There’s a miracle on Sesame Street in this special holiday tale. Elmo, Abby Cadabby and their new friend Stiller the Elf (voice of Ben Stiller) are going to count down to Christmas with the Christmas Counter-Downer. But all the counting boxes have gone missing and Christmas may never come again! Can Elmo, Abby and Stiller the Elf save Christmas? With the help of very special guests Sheryl Crow, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Ty Pennington, Steve Schirripa, Tony Sirico and Kevin James (as Santa Claus), Elmo and friends learn to believe in Christmas miracles.
A 61-year-old Marine veteran is being called a hero, after trying catching a distraught woman who jumped from the upper deck of the Raiders Collesium after the team lost. The veteran broke the woman's fall, getting injured in the process. The jumper survived, but suffered critical injuries from her fall.
The track record for Middle East diplomacy is pretty dismal, yet this is where President Obama is playing all his important diplomatic cards.
Four adults, including the superintendent of the city's schools, have been indicted by a grand jury on charges related to the aftermath and alleged attempted coverup of a teenage girl's 2012 rape by members of the high school football team in Steubenville, Ohio.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose one-tenth of a cent Monday after sinking to its lowest price this year.
Flight cancellations have piled up on the website of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport as the winter storm that hit parts of the western U.S. and led to at least eight deaths over the weekend continues to cause havoc and head east.