Stories for October 9, 2013
Part of a series about small businesses in America
South of Florida's Lake Okeechobee, hundreds of thousands of acres of sugar cane thrive in the heart of one of the world's largest wetlands. The Everglades stretches from the tip of the peninsula to central Florida, north of Lake Okeechobee.
Thousands of San Diego-area school children walked or biked to school Wednesday as part of International Walk to School Day.
Are House Republicans still seeking Democratic concessions on the Affordable Care Act? Or have they switched their sights to even bigger targets: federal spending on entitlements like Medicare and Social Security?
Starting a new job is always tough. You want early success to prove you really were the right pick.
While many states are restricting access to abortions, California will soon do just the opposite.
The NFL adopted a new rule this season that makes it illegal for players to hit with the crown of their helmet. In other words, ramming your head into someone.
With little progress being made to resolve the government shutdown, House Republicans have decided on a piecemeal strategy.
Winds speeds of 25 to 40 mph are expected and gusts could get up to 55 to 65 mph, the National Weather Service said.
Spirits were high when a posse of John Boehner's friends traveled from Ohio to the nation's capital to celebrate the longtime Republican congressman's elevation to House speaker in January 2011.
A San Diego husband and wife has become the first living couple in the U.S. to each donate a kidney through the National Kidney Registry, Sharp Healthcare announced Wednesday.
Thirteen federal police officers recently arrested in Mexico on kidnapping and murder charges used their patrol cars to carry out the crimes, the Mexican Federal Attorney General's Office said Wednesday.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors asked staffers Wednesday to work with local beekeepers to find ways to retain and promote the business, including less restrictive zoning laws.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will allow nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants to perform a type of early abortion.
So finally today, you might have noticed I've been out of the office a bit lately. I'm taking that trip a lot of us have, or will be taking: having to get more involved in caring for an elderly parent. And because I've been on that road, I have found myself going through old drawers and boxes in a way I had no reason or right to do before now.
The Marine Corps expects to reduce its presence in San Diego County by about 6,000 active-duty personnel and 7,800 family members over the next few years, a San Diego City Council member said Wednesday.
Months after Superstorm Sandy wreaked historic destruction on the Jersey Shore, Kevin, Norm and Richard find three homeowners determined, despite the seemingly insurmountable challenges, to stay and rebuild: stronger, smarter and up out of harm’s way. In Bay Head, Point Pleasant, Manasquan and communities like them along this hard-hit barrier island community, there’s nowhere to go but up.
The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the Homeland Security Department's office of inspector general to investigate Border Patrol roving patrols in southern Arizona. The ACLU will file its letter Thursday to the DHS Office of Inspector General, the Justice Department and the DOJ Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki warned lawmakers on Wednesday that the partial government shutdown means that about 3.8 million veterans will not receive disability compensation next month.
"Stable Life" follows the remarkable story of an immigrant family chasing a better life in the stables of California racetracks. Dionicia Martinez lives with her family in a room on a Northern California racetrack and works long hours tending horses. Despite her humble surroundings, Dionicia is optimistic about her prospects: she likes her job, her two U.S. citizen boys are in school, and her oldest son José Luis is turning heads as a hot-shot apprentice jockey in California. Although she is undocumented, Dionicia dreams of bringing her two sons who remain in Mexico to join her in the United States.
That old adage holds, even though nowadays we call our chief executive "Mr. President."
Hair of the Dog Brewery in Portland, Ore., makes a beer so rare, and so sought after, that it can fetch $2,000 a bottle.
As with so many other types of economic activity, the government shutdown is causing more fear than actual harm in the housing market thus far.
An undercover New York City police officer has been arrested and charged in connection with the beating of an SUV driver last month by a group of motorcyclists. The attack was videotaped and went viral on YouTube.
Hundreds of Boston school bus drivers are back on the job following a one-day strike that sent parents scrambling to find ways to get their kids to and from school.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was traveling to Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Wednesday for the arrival of the remains of four U.S. soldiers killed Sunday in Afghanistan.
Los Angeles County has approved funding for reforms expected to prevent inmate abuse by the Sheriff's Department, including the hiring of additional staff to oversee deputies at the jails.
-- Three Share Nobel Chemistry Prize For Complex Computer Modeling
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County fell Wednesday for the 21st consecutive day, dropping six-tenths of a cent to $3.849, its lowest amount since Aug. 31.
One thing is certain: None of the key players in the federal spending impasse is very happy right now.
Good morning, fellow political junkies. It's Day 9 of the partial federal government shutdown. Global financial markets at this point still appear to expect sanity to eventually prevail in the Washington fiscal standoff. We'll have to see if they're right.
What used to be no-frills slot parlors off the highway are turning into resort-style destinations with spas, golf courses and luxury hotels. Native American tribes are hoping these added amenities will give them an edge in an increasingly competitive gaming market.
Cory Booker, the celebrity mayor of Newark, N.J., was expected to cruise to victory in the special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat of the late Frank Lautenberg. But just a week before voters go to the polls, he's facing a surprisingly strong challenge from Tea Party favorite Steve Lonegan.