Stories for September 20, 2013
The California Department of Veterans Affairs announced Friday that it is hiring a dozen staffers for its San Diego office to help reduce a backlog of claims that have kept some veterans waiting nearly two years.
Teachers protesting a proposed education reform bill in Mexico shut down the commercial border crossing between Tijuana and San Diego for 90 minutes.
Two of the major players in the passage of California's now-defunct same-sex marriage ban are backing a campaign to overturn a new law allowing transgender students to choose which school restrooms they use and whether to play boys' or girls' sports.
President Obama took his fiscal fight with congressional Republicans to America's heartland Friday. Speaking at a Ford assembly plant near Kansas City, Mo., Obama warned that the federal government could turn into a "deadbeat" unless Congress passes a stopgap spending bill and agrees to raise the debt limit within the next few weeks.
An official assessment of the damage caused by news leaks about government surveillance programs suggests that terrorist groups are changing their communication methods in response to the disclosures, according to officials at the National Security Agency.
A white supremacist has plans to take over a tiny town in North Dakota and turn it into one for whites only. This weekend, members of one of the nation's largest neo-Nazi organizations will descend upon the town in a step toward making that vision a reality -- and several residents are trying to stop them.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s stop in Grand Rapids includes a detour to the Holland Museum in Holland, Michigan — and a nod to Western Michigan’s Dutch roots — for a look at Delft tiles through the centuries. Highlights include a rare, Stickley music cabinet designed by Harvey Ellis; a painting by French artist Edouard Cortes that’s authenticated in a very enlightening way; and a pair of prop spears used in the 1939 classic film The Wizard of Oz, estimated to be worth $30,000.
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has long had a fraught relationship with Latinos, and it has come to head again after reports that a women's group rejected the agency's attempt at outreach.
For decades, doctors have been recommending that children with scoliosis wear a back brace so that the sideways curve of the spine doesn't get worse.
As the host of the United Nations, the U.S. is supposed to let everyone come to the annual U.N. General Assembly, not just the people it likes.
The unemployment rate in San Diego County last month was 7.4 percent, down from a revised 7.8 percent in July, and below the 9.2 percent recorded in August 2012.
It's time for the weekly roundup of what happened here on All Tech and on our airwaves, and a look back at the big conversations in technology.
Follow along as Martha shares her tips and tricks for making light-as-air angel food cake, then learn how to vary the flavors with a few simple additions. Martha bakes a classic version, a coconut variation with Swiss meringue and mini brown-sugar cakes. As a bonus, she shares a recipe for espresso ice cream to serve alongside.
"Heal Yourself: Mind Over Medicine with Lissa Rankin, M.D.," is based on the 2013 New York Times bestselling book, "Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof that You Can Heal Yourself" by Lissa Rankin, M.D. It is a meticulously researched explanation of the critical role our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs play in our health and well being – and how we can harness the power of our minds to enjoy great health and longevity with specific, easy-to-do steps.
California's unemployment rate rose to 8.9 percent in August, the second consecutive monthly increase, the state Employment Development Department said Friday.
The Republican-controlled House's vote to cut $40 billion from the food stamp program is just the latest example of how the GOP balance of power has shifted rightward over the past decade.
The Republican-controlled House has voted to keep the government funded but its "continuing resolution" comes with a poison pill to defund the Affordable Care Act that Democrats have vowed is dead on arrival in the Senate.
Syria has submitted the first details of its chemical arsenal to an international watchdog in the Netherlands that monitors compliance with agreements on such weapons.
State water regulators have adopted an order for farmers to monitor and clean up groundwater in California's Central Valley, home to some of America's most contaminated aquifers.
Last weekend, playwright Josefina Lopez had two plays running in San Diego, the politically charged "Detained in the Desert" at the La Jolla Playhouse’s Shank Theater and the highly personal "Logan Heights" at Onstage Playhouse. The productions reveal the role community theater plays in telling these stories.
A work week that began with a mass shooting in Washington, D.C., that left 12 victims dead concludes with a mass shooting in Chicago in which 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy, were wounded.
Grand Theft Auto made video game history this week -- the latest addition to the game had a record $800 million in sales on its first day. As with past versions of the game, it's generating controversy over its alleged glorification of violence, drugs and its demeaning portraits of women.
Grand Theft Auto made video game history this week: The latest version of the game had a record $800 million in sales on its first day. As with past versions, the game is generating controversy over its glorification of violence and drugs, and its demeaning portrayal of women.