Stories for September 10, 2013
Even though the Clean Air Act has been in effect for almost four decades, many national parks are still dealing with haze. An environmental group has called on the Obama administration to clean up the air pollution at a much faster rate.
The former chairman of the San Diego County Water Authority Tuesday joined the Board of Directors of an agency it's suing, the Metropolitan Water District.
Several ongoing court cases are testing the authority that United States Border Patrol agents have to enforce laws not within their jurisdiction.
A report by The New York Times sheds light on how the United States government has routinely confiscated and searched the computers and electronic devices of people entering the U.S., even without a search warrant.
A debate is taking place in Iowa over the ability of people who are legally or completely blind to carry guns in public. The issue stems from a 2011 change in the state's gun permit rules, allowing visually impaired people to carry firearms in public.
The poet Langston Hughes liked to wryly describe the Harlem Renaissance -- the years from just after World War I until the Depression when black literature and art flourished, fed by an awakening racial pride -- as "the period when the Negro was in vogue." Note the past tense. Two new books published Tuesday explore the blossoming of black cultural life in two different decades.
Low-income Californians will get the biggest break on health insurance under Obamacare but millions of middle-class people won't have to pay retail, either.
The San Diego City Council took a moment of silence Tuesday remember the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Events scheduled in San Diego Wednesday will commemorate the anniversary.
SAN DIEGO - The California State Senate has passed Assembly Bill 4 -- better known as the TRUST Act. If signed into law, the bill will protect many immigrants arrested for minor crimes in California from deportation.
Fifteen New Mexico behavioral health providers that were accused of fraud and shut down still haven't been able to see the audits that lead to their downfall. The audits supposedly showed the companies over-billed the state for Medicaid reimbursements. Now, the company that performed the audit is having its track record questioned.
PHOENIX -- In the coming months, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contracts will be finalized for new surveillance technology along the Southwest border. The federal government is taking a new approach to awarding these contracts in an effort to avoid past mistakes.
Nevada schools have the largest percentage of English Language Learners in the country. For the first time, the state has designated funds to go directly towards improving ELL education. The bulk of the money, nearly $40 million, will go to Las Vegas' Clark County School District, the biggest in the state.
The Obamacare web-based health insurance marketplace goes online at the start of October. That's when consumers will finally get to see just how much it's going to cost them to enroll in the various health insurance plans.
PHOENIX -- Imagine this scenario. An intruder hops a fence and starts to walk in a forbidden zone. Instantly, a camera senses his movement, spins around to record him, and detects that he is human, not wildlife.
With Congress back to work, immigration reform advocates are ramping up their efforts to get a bill passed before the end of the year. But debate over the federal deficit and Syria are threatening to push immigration reform to the bottom of the legislative agenda.
Parents are forever warning children and teenagers that bad things will happen if they take big risks. But the kids never seem to listen. That may be because their brains just aren't properly processing the odds that they'll break an arm or be in a car crash.
A former El Cajon elementary school teacher says she lost her job, because her school was afraid of her abusive ex-husband. Now she's suing the Roman Catholic Diocese because she says the school broke Canon Law when she was terminated. And, California lawmakers are set to vote on a bill that would stop employers from firing domestic violence victims.
Jeffrey Babbitt was walking through Union Square last Wednesday, near the Manhattan comic book store that he'd been going to for years, when he had a fatal chance encounter with a stranger.
Events are changing rapidly surrounding the issue of chemical weapons in Syria.
A record number of people committed suicide in San Diego County last year, 413 to be exact. But why?
A wildfire in Northern California's Shasta County has damaged 30 structures, many of them homes, and is threatening another 350 structures.
A wildfire that has blackened hundreds of acres in rugged, hilly terrain southeast of El Cajon was 15 percent contained early Tuesday.
The San Diego City Council today scheduled a public hearing for Nov. 21 to consider proposed water rate increases over the next two years.