Stories for February 13, 2014
Sometimes all you need is music. And sometimes you need that music live. Welcome to LIVE AT THE BELLY UP. San Diego has long been known as a hotbed of great musical talent. What’s more, San Diego is home to one of the best music venues on the West Coast. Since 1974, the Belly Up has been featuring great local bands from the Cedros Design District. Groove, dance and sing! This episode features performances by Steve Poltz and Trouble In The Wind.
A new $2.2 billion complex of three solar electric generating units can produce nearly 400 megawatts — enough power for 140,000 homes. It began making electricity last year.
House Democrats face a decidedly grim election season.
What's the hardest sport at the Winter Games -- biathlon, aerial skiing, snowboarding, or high-flying slopestyle?
Nate May's Prius is loaded down with water. The back is filled with boxes, each holding three one-gallon jugs that he just bought at Walmart. He and other volunteers are driving around Charleston, W.V., dropping off the jugs to people who have contacted his ad hoc group, the West Virginia Clean Water Hub. It's paid for with donations.
An announced $45 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable -- the largest and second-largest cable companies in the U.S., respectively -- is under scrutiny not just for its massive size but also for its potential impact on Internet use.
Earlier this week, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas spoke to an audience at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Thomas, the second black member of the Supreme Court, felt that in one clear aspect of racial and cultural relations in the U.S., we've not moved forward:
If those flowers you were expecting fail to show up by Friday, don't be so quick to blame your Valentine. It could just be the weather.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors recently voted to allow individuals, businesses or nonprofits to name sections of public parks, including ball fields, playgrounds and trails, for fees starting at $1,000. Your favorite park garden or pool could soon be brought to you by your neighbor or a local pest control business.
The National Puerto Rican Day Parade will be marching down New York City's Fifth Avenue under new leadership this year.
Three former California governors will back a proposed ballot initiative designed to speed up the state's lengthy death penalty process.
People in much of Minnesota, northwestern Pennsylvania and Tucson, Ariz., are getting the best bargains from the health care law's new insurance marketplaces. Their premiums run half as much as those in the country's most expensive markets.
The answer to the question "can Paula Deen recover?" from the uproar over her past use of the "N-word" is apparently yes.
With more than 6,000 flights within the nation canceled today and more than 1,000 delayed because of the snow and ice storm moving up the East Coast, it's time once again to point to FlightAware.com's "Misery Map."
It's been four years since the Supreme Court's controversial Citizens United ruling, the case that set the stage for unlimited and often undisclosed contribution money in federal elections. This year, the superPACs and social welfare organizations that use that money for attack ads are already at it, even as Republicans and Democrats are still choosing their candidates for the fall campaigns.