Stories for September 16, 2013
Major thunderstorms shortened the Southwest's fire season and saturated much of the region. But in terms of the long-term wildfire threat, we're not out of the woods yet ... so to speak.
Twitter is how so many of us track the hot topic of the day and learn what people may be saying about, well, anything. Today many folks are talking about some of the racist reactions across the Twitter-sphere following Saturday night's highly anticipated boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.
Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport received the largest crowd of travelers from Mexico it has likely ever seen this past weekend.
Aaron Alexis, the 34-year-old man believed responsible for Monday's shooting rampage that killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard, was a former full-time Navy reservist who had obtained a concealed-carry permit in Texas and was arrested three years ago for illegally discharging a weapon.
From the standpoint of global warming, burning natural gas can be better than burning coal, a study published this week suggests.
Need a tetanus shot or birth control? You may be able to get both from a pharmacist beginning next year without going to a doctor first.
It's mostly the usual suspects on the latest Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest Americans: Bill Gates tops the list for the 20th consecutive year, with a net worth of $72 billion, followed by investor Warren Buffett and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.
A San Diego nonprofit is working to mentor fatherless teens. The Boys To Men Mentoring Network gives teens alternatives to getting in trouble by providing role models.
Housing prices and home sales dipped a bit last month, adding just another wrinkle to San Diego's real estate market. Most numbers show great improvement in the housing market since last year. But some people are concerned that the recovery in real estate may slow down. Interest rates are up, and maximum federal loan amounts are about to come down.
This is a tale of two Indias. In one, Ruhi Singh is a small-town girl competing in Bombay to win the Miss India pageant — a ticket to stardom in a country wild about beauty contests. In the other, Prachi Trivedi is the young, militant leader of a fundamentalist Hindu camp for girls, where she preaches violent resistance to Western culture, Christianity and Islam. Moving between these divergent realities, the film creates a lively, provocative portrait of the world’s largest democracy at a critical transitional moment — and of two women who hope to shape its future. By Nisha Pahuja.
President Barack Obama said of the shooting victims killed this morning at the Washington Navy Yard, "They're patriots, and they know the dangers of serving abroad, but today they faced the unimaginable violence that they wouldn't have expected here at home." Obama's comments were made at the beginning of a previously scheduled event on the nation's economy.
The sprawling Washington Navy Yard, scene of a deadly shooting Monday, is the Navy's oldest shore establishment and has long been considered the "ceremonial gateway" to the nation's capital.
A new study finds people living in poverty in California's rural San Joaquin Valley pay more than two percent of their income on tap water — above the threshold of affordability set in a state law.
New documents recently gathered by the Fronteras Desk give some new insight into what's now become a nearly two year-long hunt for the killers of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
The frontman for San Diego band "As I Lay Dying" is facing a court hearing to determine whether he will stand trial on charges he tried to hire someone to kill his estranged wife.
The nation's capital went on high alert Monday morning after a shooting incident at the city's U.S. Navy Yard that caused multiple casualties -- including, according to news reports, federal law enforcement sources and medical personnel, at least a few deaths.