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Stories for September 19, 2013

11 People Injured After Shooting In Chicago Park

Sept. 19
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Eleven people, including a 3-year-old child, were injured late Thursday when someone opened fire on people in a park located in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood.

EPA Wants To Limit Greenhouse Gases From New Coal Power Plants

Sept. 19
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The Environmental Protection Agency's second stab at a proposal to set the first-ever limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants would make it impossible for companies to build the kind of coal-fired plants that have been the country's biggest source of electricity for decades.

San Diego Airman MIA For 43 Years To Be Buried At Arlington National Cemetery

Sept. 19
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Air Force pilot Maj. James E. Sizemore of San Diego was killed when his aircraft crashed in Laos in 1969. His remains were not identified until last April, and he will be buried with full military honors on September 23 at Arlington National Cemetery.

Avalanche Of Apple Updates Clogs Campus Networks

Sept. 19
By David Wagner
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Apple released its new iOS 7 on Wednesday, and college students were eager to check it out. But all those iPhone updates clogged campus networks and slowed Internet connections to a crawl.

Islamophobia On The Decline, But Still Potent

Sept. 19
By Jill Replogle
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A national Islamic civil rights group says it's noted a "small, but highly welcome" decrease in discrimination against American Muslims and actions designed to create fear of Islam.

Navajo Language App Comes To Android

Sept. 19
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Android users now have a way to brush up on their Navajo language. The Navajo Keyboard app allows smartphone users to practice their skills in the native language through text messaging and social media.

San Diego Home Prices Likely To Remain High

Sept. 19
By Erik Anderson
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A new study finds San Diego County home prices are expected to stay high and difficult for residents to afford.

Peg + Cat (New Series Premiere)

Sept. 19
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Beginning on October 7, 2013 PBS KIDS will premiere PEG + CAT, a new animated preschool series that follows the adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick Cat as they embark on adventures and learn foundational math concepts and skills. Co-creators Billy Aronson ("Rent," POSTCARDS FROM BUSTER) and Jennifer Oxley (LITTLE BILL, THE WONDER PETS!) have teamed with The Fred Rogers Company to bring young viewers a new way to experience math through Peg and Cat’s relatable, and often hilarious, adventures.

Republicans Push Back On Obama's D.C. Court Nominees

Sept. 19
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If President Obama has his way, he will get to fill three more of the 11 slots on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the second most powerful court in the country. Obama already has filled one vacancy with Sri Srinivasan, who was confirmed back in May.

Navy Destroyers To Be Named After San Diego War Heroes

Sept. 19
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Three destroyers will be named after military heroes with San Diego County ties at a ceremony tomorrow, the Navy announced today.

Interim Mayor, Chargers Meet Over Stadium, Convention Center Plans

Sept. 19
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Interim Mayor Todd Gloria said Thursday he had a positive 30-minute meeting this week with the Chargers executive who is spearheading the NFL team's efforts to build a new stadium.

Drone U. Releases US Drone Census

Sept. 19
By Jill Replogle
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Drone University - a project of the New America Foundation - has created a map of drone users, researchers and lobbying groups driving the future of unmanned aerial vehicles in the United States.

Climate Change Aggravates Triple Threat Of Natural Disasters

Sept. 19
By Jill Replogle
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While the Southwest is fixated on the devastating floods in Colorado and New Mexico, the death toll and damage from flooding in Mexico far surpasses our domestic problems.

Navy Secretary Cancels Trip To San Diego Silver Star Ceremony Due To Navy Yard Shooting (Video)

Sept. 19
By Beth Ford Roth
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On Friday, two Vietnam War-era Marine Corps veterans will be awarded a Silver Star and a Bronze Star during a ceremony at MCRD San Diego. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus was scheduled to attend the ceremony, but cancelled due to the tragedy at the Washington Navy Yard.

Cindy Marten On Common Core, Testing, New Funding Formula

Sept. 19
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This year San Diego schools start rolling out significant changes in curriculum, testing and funding. Superintendent Cindy Marten joins us for a discussion on a wide range of topics.

A Hospital Tells Police Where Fights Happen, And Crime Drops

Sept. 19
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On Saturday night, the emergency room staff knows all too well what's coming -- people showing up with a broken jaw, a knife wound or a bashed-in face, often after too many hours in a pub. Doctors at the emergency department in Cardiff, Wales, realized that many of the people who were injured in fights never reported it to the police. That realization led to a simple program that has radically reduced the toll of violence.

Tom DeLay's Conviction Overturned On Appeal

Sept. 19
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An appeals court in Texas has overturned the 2010 conviction of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who had been found guilty of illegally funneling corporate money to Texas candidates during the 2002 campaign cycle.

Many Missing Persons Now Accounted For In Colorado Flooding

Sept. 19
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Far fewer people remain on the "missing" list in Colorado as rescuers increasingly reach some of the more remote areas of the 17 counties affected by a devastating flood that has killed at least six people.

Buying Concert Tickets In California May Get Easier

Sept. 19
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Buying a concert ticket online isn’t easy these days. But a bill awaiting Governor Jerry Brown’s signature could make it less painful in California.

Report Shows San Diego Economy Recovering, But Many Children Still Living In Poverty

Sept. 19
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The economic recovery might have started taking off, but according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 140,000 San Diego children lived in families with incomes below the poverty level in 2012.

Deal To Clean Up San Diego Bay Moves Forward

Sept. 19
By Dwane Brown
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A 20-year debate may finally be coming to a resolution as a tentative deal is made to clean up the San Diego Bay.

San Diego Professor Develops Device To Identify Concussions

Sept. 19
By Kenny Goldberg
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A professor at San Diego State University has developed a device that could provide a more objective way to detect whether an athlete has suffered a concussion.

'Wheel Of Misfortune' Tongue Slip Is Potential $1M Mistake

Sept. 19
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"It was painful," Oregon firefighter and beer brewer Paul Atkinson tells CNN's New Day of a now infamous moment on Wheel of Fortune that cost him a chance to win $1 million.

ACLU Posts Suspicious Activity Reports Online

Sept. 19
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With all the talk of spying by the National Security Agency, it's easy to forget the government engages in off-line surveillance, too. In the last few years, the Feds have expanded efforts to collect tips about people's behavior in the real world -- they're called suspicious activity reports.

Lobster Boy Looms Large In Food Stamp Debate

Sept. 19
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Before Fox News turned its cameras on him, Jason Greenslate was an anonymous Southern California beach bum, hanging with his surfer pals, playing in a demonstrably awful band and, in his words, "livin' the ratt life."

Employers Trim Health Costs By Cutting Coverage For Spouses

Sept. 19
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When UPS told workers that it would no longer offer health coverage for spouses who had their own job-based insurance, it caused a big stir. But the shipping giant has plenty of company.

California Regulators Approve Rules For Car Sharing Services

Sept. 19
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Web-based car-sharing companies must now meet certain standards under new rules approved Thursday by California regulators.