Stories for September 26, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Less than a week after West Hollywood became the nation's first city to ban the sale of fur, a retailer has filed suit to have the new law overturned.
A Texan known for talking is making news again.
Lots of people feel that way -- particularly when the current state of politics inspires such despair. Maybe for that reason, former officeholders are much in demand these days.
Congress has been getting most of the attention during this latest round of budget brinksmanship. But some of the biggest players in the debate have been outside conservative groups with close ties to Republicans on Capitol Hill.
The showdown over a possible government shutdown is still going on, but already some Republicans are thinking about the next big battle on the horizon -- the debt ceiling.
An online collection has raised more than $145,000 for a man who stumbled onto a pile of money and turned it over to police.
Many folks are experimenting with the gluten-free diet, and a best-selling book called Wheat Belly has helped drive a lot of the interest.
Any day now, Fresno plans to raze a large homeless encampment that's grown up near downtown. The poor, farm-dependent city in California's Central Valley has one of the highest per capita homeless populations in the country.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will temporarily require overtime pay for domestic workers in California.
As Republicans try to figure out how to defund President Obama's health care law, some members of the party are attacking Obamacare on other fronts, too.
With the party's long-standing and ongoing push for lower taxes and fewer regulations -- both in Washington and in state legislatures -- Republicans can reasonably make that claim.
The intricate relationships of small town residents are complicating major drug and gun investigations in two border cities.
The College Board, sponsor of the SAT, says latest scores show that roughly 6 in 10 college-bound high school students who took the test were so lacking in their reading, writing and math skills, they were unprepared for college-level work.
The U.S. Navy's expanded use of sonar in training exercises along the West Coast will be reassessed after a federal judge found that regulators failed to consider the long-term effects of the ongoing activities on whales and other ocean life.
Millions of Americans have seen the fictional world of meth use and production in AMC's Breaking Bad, but journalist Jonah Engle has spent a lot of time in the real world of meth.
Fifty-five people were indicted for allegedly claiming a total of $20 million in bogus refunds from the federal government and illicitly obtaining money from financial institutions, the U.S. Attorney's Office in San Diego announced Thursday.
Two lobbying firms whose contracts former Mayor Bob Filner ended were rehired by the city to nurture San Diego friendly legislation at the state and federal levels, interim Mayor Todd Gloria said Thursday.
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents lost track of millions of cigarettes and let an informant keep most of $5 million received during a sting operation, a new audit finds.
During the fifth hour of his televised marathon speech protesting Obamacare, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz caught the attention of Dr. Seuss fans everywhere by pulling out a copy of Green Eggs and Ham on the Senate floor to read as a bedtime story to his children.
Like so much of the advice that parents give their children, conversations about race often say a great deal about the values parents hold most dear. And like so much other parental advice, kids are often keen to reject it outright -- or remix it for themselves. (In July, when news broke that George Zimmerman was acquitted of manslaughter, we asked parents to share what they told their kids after the verdict was announced.)
Stacey Dean Rambold, the Montana teacher who got sentenced to 30 days in jail for the 2007 rape of a 14-year-old student who later killed herself, is to be released from custody Thursday.
Calling it a "nurse-in," a group of breastfeeding mothers staged a protest against what they say is discrimination by a San Diego County school district.
Good morning, fellow political junkies.Today finds the Senate in continued debate aimed at reaching a legislative agreement that keeps the federal government open into the new fiscal year which starts Oct. 1.
San Diego sports fans Thursday were mourning the death of former Chargers safety Paul Oliver, who took his own life at his home in Georgia at the age of 29.
A middle school jab goes something like this: "We're having an A-B conversation, so you can C your way out." I bring this up because there's a workplace parallel to this that doesn't seem to have a name. It's when you're having an A-B email conversation and one party suddenly copies your boss, manager or someone more senior, in order to get an advantage in the discussion at hand.
Former President George H.W. Bush's presence as a witness and guest at the marriage of two women in Maine last weekend is being treated by some as his quiet endorsement of same-sex marriage.
The University of San Diego is scheduled to dedicate its new engineering school Thursday morning.
The heavy floodwaters in Colorado this month caused more than 37,000 gallons of oil to spill into or near rivers, and the state's oil and gas industry is rushing to fix equipment damaged during the storm. It comes at a time when there's growing public concern about the environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing in the state.
Something is wrong in Florida's Indian River Lagoon.
An initiative in Los Angeles County is trying to help the homeless by first connecting them with a place to live. The "housing first" model has been used in cities across the country in recent years to combat long-term homelessness.
In Pennsylvania, more than a half-million people who don't have insurance are waiting to hear whether the state will take advantage of a Medicaid expansion that's part of the Affordable Care Act.
Just a few months ago, most Greeks had never heard of a teenager named Giannis Antetokounmpo.
A former Guatemalan soldier told a jury he was sobbing as he took a 3-year-old boy to be killed -- but an officer said he was just doing his duty.