Stories for October 22, 2013
Jury selection got under way Tuesday for the retrial of a schizophrenic drifter whose conviction in the 1998 killing of a 12-year-old Escondido girl was reversed by a federal appeals court.
Adrian Zitlalpopoca-Hernandez, 35, was convicted in January 2010 of several charges, including harboring aliens for prostitution.
President Obama radiated confidence when he took to the Rose Garden earlier this week to convince Americans that the flaws in the Affordable Care Act website would be fixed.
The federal government today announced new rules for snowmobiles in Yellowstone that will make the country's oldest national park cleaner and quieter.
There's one easy way to find out how bad the water quality is in the Rio Grande river: get into a kayak.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the federal agency charged with surveying the nation's navigable waters to help keep mariners off the rocks and out of the shallows, will cease printing paper charts after mid-April.
The state of Oregon is trying some experiments to bring different kinds of medical professionals under the same roof. Patients can see different kind of doctors in one visit, and the hope is it will provide better patient care, eventually at less cost to the state.
Girls who were more physically active at age 11 did better at school as teenagers, a study finds. And the most active girls really aced science.
When it finally came out Tuesday, the September jobs report -- delayed for 18 days by the government shutdown -- showed a labor market moving forward. But the pace was slow enough to prompt many economists to view it as a letdown.
Oakland-based organization, Beats Rhymes and Life has teamed up with Bay Area filmmaker, Kerri Gawryn to produce, "A Lovely Day"--a moving film that speaks to the harsh realities and perseverance demonstrated in a group of Oakland teens on their journey to self-discovery and empowerment. The film depicts how Beats Rhymes and Life uses hip hop as a tool for healing and youth development in a city afflicted by violence and poverty.
Get ready to explore the national observatory of Mexico on the mountains of Baja. Jorge talks with a Mexican scientist doing research on galaxies. We also observe the deer and coyote wildlife as well as take a hike through the redwood forests surrounding the telescopes. Coming back, we visit the Meling Ranch where Jorge learns about the history of the area and attempts to hunt soda cans.
The NAACP has selected Lorraine Miller, a former clerk at the House of Representatives, to the post of interim president and CEO to replace Benjamin Jealous.
It's a century-old obsession to find the right raw materials to build a car that is fit for both king and race car driver - perfectly luxurious and perfectly fast. The Bentley Motor Company has built common raw ingredients into their signature Mulsanne, an engineering achievement made possible by aluminum, leather, iron, wood and pigment.
America's relationship with meat is an indulgent one. At 270 pounds of meat per person per year, Americans consume more than almost anyone else in the world. (Mostly, we have our livestock producers' successes to thank for making meat cheap and abundant for us.)
A research firm says California home foreclosure activity neared a seven-year low during the third quarter as rising prices left fewer homeowners in trouble.
A solar-powered "condor cam" in the hills of Big Sur, on the Central California coast, allows the public to view North America's largest birds from the comfort of home.
Surfers, bodyboarders, skimboarders and bodysurfers lined up for a chance to weigh in on the controversial rule that dictates when they can and can't ride Orange County's waves.
California business and labor leaders are taking stock of how they fared during the recently-concluded legislative session.
What happens when engineers open up nature’s toolbox? David Pogue explores bold innovations inspired by the Earth’s greatest inventor, life itself. From underwater wi-fi based on dolphin communication, to robotic “mules” and “cheetahs” for the military, to swarms of robotic bees, Pogue travels the world seeing the “wildest” ideas put into action in new inventions and technologies. It is a journey that sees today’s bacteria turned into tomorrow’s metallurgists, viruses building batteries, and even DNA, the Code of Life, put to work in “living” computers.
The University of Miami "lacked institutional control" and didn't notice multiple violations by a booster who for years gave cash and gifts to athletes, the NCAA said. But the organization says the school's football team can play in the postseason, stopping short of the harshest punishment available.
Michael Landsberry, the 45-year-old middle school math teacher and Afghan War veteran who was killed Monday trying to talk down a student shooter at a Nevada middle school, is being remembered as a hero.
For years, San Diego Unified has been out of compliance with federal requirements for students in special education.
At the 200-year-old U.S. Military Academy at West Point, tradition dictates everything. That includes the habit of having freshmen stand in the yard everyday and call cadets to lunch. It's also tradition that the overwhelming majority of the graduating class will be white, and 84 percent male.
It has been four months since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law that defined marriage as between a man and a woman. The ruling paved the way for thousands of same-sex married couples to receive federal benefits, and a special group of government lawyers has been working to make that happen.
Since the Affordable Care Act's health care exchanges launched to a long series of error messages Oct. 1, most of the "what went wrong" fingers have been pointing at software developers.
There's one area of the economy that's growing faster than business or government.