Stories for January 2, 2014
The Justice Department will answer a challenge Friday morning to a controversial provision in the new health care law. It requires most employers that offer health insurance to include birth control at no cost.
It was a big year for education in San Diego and across the country in 2013. KPBS Evening Edition host Peggy Pico highlights some of the biggest changes going into effect this year.
Giving poor people health insurance, the belief was, would decrease their dependence on hospital emergency rooms by providing them access to more appropriate, lower-cost primary care.
When members of Congress return to work next week, at the top of the "to-do" list is whether to renew emergency unemployment benefits. An extension of the benefits expired at the end of the 2013, which means 1.3 million out-of-work Americans are no longer getting unemployment checks.
For the past three decades, Oklahoma averaged about 50 earthquakes a year. But that number has skyrocketed in the past few years. In 2013 -- the state's most seismically active year ever -- there were almost 3,000.
A new national survey showing that the share of Republicans who believe in evolution has tumbled from 54 to 43 percent over the past four years comes at an inopportunetime.
The holiday stand-down in the San Diego mayoral race ended Thursday when the trade group for Southern California's life-sciences industry endorsed San Diego City Councilman Kevin Faulconer.
It was November when Republican Trey Radel, a first-term congressman from Fort Myers, Fla., was charged with cocaine possession -- a misdemeanor in Washington, D.C. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a year's probation.
These words from The New York Times about former NSA contractor Edward Snowden:
If you were led blindfolded a few blocks east from Los Angeles' grand City Hall, you would know instantly when you entered Skid Row.
California's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that an undocumented immigrant from Mexico should receive a license to practice law in accordance with a new state law.
Some 4.6 million Snapchat usernames and matching phone numbers were published online late Tuesday, a week after the hacking research group Gibson Security posted instructions for how to access Snapchat users' information.
Recent court rulings against the $68 billion high-speed rail project have created confusion about the bullet train's prospects.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dipped 2,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 339,000, evidence that layoffs are low and hiring will likely remain steady.
Good luck finding local cod in Cape Cod, Mass.
Behaving well in elementary school could reduce smoking in later life. At least, that's what Trillium Community Health Plan hopes, and it's putting money behind the idea.
In many prisons and jails across the U.S., punishment can come in the form of a bland, brownish lump. Known as nutraloaf, or simply "the loaf," it's fed day-after-day to inmates who throw food or, in some cases, get violent. Even though it meets nutritional guidelines, civil rights activists urge against the use of the brick-shaped meal.