Stories for October 8, 2013
A NASA spacecraft bound for Jupiter will swing by Earth on Wednesday to get the boost it needs to arrive at the giant gas planet in 2016.
A Texas county dependent on tourism in is considering court action that would force the federal government to reopen Big Bend National Park during the shutdown.
UPDATE October 9,2013: As of early Wednesday morning, all of the demonstrators arrested at Tuesday's rally have been processed and released. A U.S. Capitol Police spokesperson also provided the final tally of protesters arrested, and the article below has been updated to reflect that number.
The recently booming San Diego housing market cooled off last month but is still strong compared to last year's numbers, according to a recent realtor report.
United States Rep. Raul Grijalva was arrested during an immigration reform protest in Washington D.C., on Tuesday afternoon.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and free mammogram testing is being offered throughout the county. On Tuesday, the Chargers provided about 100 free mammograms at Qualcomm Stadium.
In the past two years, explorers Eddy Cartaya and Brent McGregor have used ropes, ice screws, wet suits and flashlights to map out more than a mile of passages underneath a glacier on Oregon's Mount Hood, in what are thought to be America's largest known glacier caves outside Alaska.
On Day 8 of the federal government's partial shutdown, President Obama called House Speaker John Boehner. But the morning phone call produced no movement toward resolution, according to readouts by aides to both men.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 327, giving California regulators another chance to handle how power customers are charged for using electricity.
The federal government shutdown is now in its second week, and one big reason for the division in Washington is the growing divide between different kinds of voters back home. Those differences make news on Election Day, but they're visible every day.
Host Jorge Meraz takes a trip down to San Quintin, which is about four hours south of San Diego. We learn a little history about the British settlements that helped to start this town. After getting a bite to eat at Molino Viejo Restaurant, we explore the fascinating world of seafood farming. Learn about the new oyster farming processes being used and observe a hesitant Jorge slurp one down with salsa and lime. Our last adventure takes us to Ensenada where we watch the ocean water fly into the air at the largest ocean geyser in North America, La Bufadora.
Scripps HealthCare isn't immersing itself fully in Covered California, the state's online insurance exchange.
This was supposed to be the month the National Security Agency cranked up its biggest data farm yet, in a Salt Lake City suburb.
Curing cancer and eliminating heart disease has been the holy grail of medical research. But there could be even greater benefits if aging itself could be delayed, a study finds.
Parts of Colorado are still drying out after floods hit the state last month. Eight people died, and damage from the worst flooding in decades is in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Officials with California's health insurance exchange said more than 16,300 applications were processed during the marketplace's first five days of operation.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a health alert warning that an estimated 278 illnesses caused by Salmonella Heidelberg are associated with raw chicken produced by Foster Farms at three facilities in California.
One week after its rocky rollout, the federal site to help you sign up for health insurance exchanges went down again overnight for additional software fixes. The Obama administration says the technology powering the marketplaces buckled under unexpectedly high traffic. But the ongoing software hiccups for healthcare.gov point to a much thornier problem: procurement processes.
Among the casualties of the federal government shutdown is the U.S. Botanic Garden, which has been closed since Oct. 1.
The latest House GOP gambit in the fiscal fight is ... wait for it ... a supercommittee.
San Diego County supervisors are set to consider on Wednesday easing beekeeping restrictions in the backcountry as part of an effort to promote the industry and preserve the declining honey bee population.
Almost 1 in 10 high school and college-aged people have forced someone into sexual activity against his or her will, a study finds. The majority of those who have done it think that the victim is at least partly to blame.
Wednesday is International Walk to School Day, which government and school officials hope will raise awareness of the health benefits of getting to class in some way other than by car.
The San Diego Music Awards program is being postponed for one week because of the threat of rain Wednesday, according to the organizers.
PHOENIX -- In spite of the federal government shutdown, thousands are gathering on the National Mall in Washington on Tuesday to push Congress to act on immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally.
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From Ramona to Escondido, Mt. Laguna to Julian, Lakeside to Scripps Ranch, the blaze was responsible for 15 deaths and the destruction of more than 2,200 homes. We take a look at those who survived the blaze and lessons learned.
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A new documentary challenges the National Football League on its response to concussions and brain injury.
What do restaurant chefs dream of? Most would be satisfied with a great review, a full house every night, maybe a restaurant or three of their own, a television show.
The family of any service member killed during the government shutdown will not get paid death benefits until the government is back up and running again.
SAN ANTONIO - While the U.S. Federal Government remains shut down, border trade with Mexico is not. And that's good news for Texas, where the lion's share of Mexican trade flows through, much to the dismay of other border states like New Mexico and Arizona.
Adults in the U.S. fall behind many of their developed-world counterparts in such basic areas as math, reading and problem-solving using technology, according to a newly released report authored by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
President Obama phoned House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday morning to tell him that he's open to discussing Republicans' fiscal ideas, but not until the government shutdown is over and the federal debt ceiling has been raised.
Someone's taken credit for the shadowy billboard on the 101 Freeway near San Francisco -- a plain white sign with black text reading "Your Data Should Belong To The NSA." We wondered about it last week, and got some interesting theories in the comments.
In April, we reported on a formal border crossing re-opening in West Texas. For years, thousands of tourists flocked to the tiny village of Boquillas Mexico, propping up their local economy.
Federal employees aren't the only ones feeling the heat in Week 2 of the government shutdown.
At one seat, China's President Xi Jinping studies his cards. At another, Russian President Vladimir Putin is stroking his chin. Asian leaders fill the other seats, each trying to win the pot, which is filled -- not with poker chips -- but with jobs.
Army 1st Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno, 25, of San Diego was one of four soldiers killed on October 6 when her unit was attacked by an improvised explosive device.
Almost every day we hear of one group or another throwing its support behind one of the San Diego mayoral candidates, but what does it really mean?
Officials have identified the man who died after setting fire to himself last week on the National Mall as John Constantino, 64, of Mount Laurel, N.J.
After several days of hot temperatures and dry Santa Ana winds, a big cool-down and the first rain of the season are in the forecast for San Diego County starting Wednesday.
An Air Force cargo plane could be just the medicine to improve the aging fleet of the U.S. Forest Service firefighting aircraft. County supervisors hope federal officials agree with their assessment.
Sometimes I don’t understand Hollywood. Okay most of the time I don’t. But why “Curse of Chucky” (coming out on Blu-ray October 8) is going straight to video is a head scratcher.
Full containment was expected Tuesday evening over a wildfire that has scorched 2,236 acres on the grounds of Camp Pendleton.
Senate Democrats might introduce a measure to raise the debt ceiling, even as the debate over a spending bill to restart the federal government drags on.
Good morning, fellow political junkies. It's Day 8 of the partial shutdown of the federal government. Among the only certainties: many federal workers are a day closer to missing a paycheck and the nation is a day closer to hitting the debt ceiling.
The San Diego Chargers will host an event at Qualcomm Stadium Tuesday to provide free mammograms to uninsured woman as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
A 500-foot bridge will allow travelers using the Tijuana airport to walk over the border fence directly into San Diego.
The first mayoral debate featuring all four of the top candidates is scheduled for Tuesday, with an important endorsement possibly riding on the outcome.
Sergio Garcia passed the California Bar exam four years ago. The bar granted Garcia a law license, but then rescinded it because he was undocumented.
When it comes to political deal-making, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert speaks from experience.
The U.S. Supreme Court returns to the campaign finance fray on Tuesday, hearing arguments in a case that could undercut most of the remaining rules that limit big money in politics.
In a New Orleans court room this week, BP and the federal government are arguing over how much oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico.
There are no physical signs you've entered the National Radio Quiet Zone, a 13,000-square-mile area that covers the eastern half of West Virginia. But the silence gives you a signal. Somewhere around the Virginia-West Virginia state line, the periodic buzzes and pings of our smartphones stopped.