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Stories for January 11, 2014

Accenture To Replace CGI Federal Running Obamacare Site

Jan. 11
Greg Henderson / NPR

The main contractor behind the embattled Affordable Care Act enrollment site, which suffered major technological issues after its Oct. 1 debut, will be replaced early this year.

McDonnell Douglas DC-9 Flies Into Retirement

Jan. 11
NPR Staff / NPR
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It's the end of an era in aviation. The McDonnell Douglas DC-9, a plane that once ruled the skies, is finally retiring.

Warm Weather, Low Humidity Raise Wildfire Risk In San Diego County

Jan. 11
By City News Service
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Gusty winds, warm weather and low relative humidity are expected to raise the risk of wildfires starting Monday in San Diego County's mountains and inland valleys, meteorologists said Saturday.

Lieutenant Governors Make Headlines -- For All The Wrong Reasons

Jan. 11
Alan Greenblatt / NPR
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Darr, the Republican lieutenant governor of Arkansas, announced Friday that he will resign Feb 1. Earlier this month, he agreed to pay the state ethics commission $11,000 in fines for making personal use of campaign funds and receiving improper expense reimbursements from the state.

Searchers Find Missing Plane In Idaho; 5 Dead

Jan. 11
Associated Press

The wreckage of a small plane that crashed in Idaho more than a month ago, killing a Silicon Valley executive and the four others aboard, has been located following a persistent online and ground search that included the pilot's brother, officials and family members said.

Appeals Court: California State Law Trumps Orange County Offender Rules

Jan. 11
Associated Press

A California appeals court ruled Friday that state law trumps Orange County regulations banning sex offenders from parks and beaches, dealing a serious setback to some of the strictest sex-offender rules in the state.

8 Arrested On Suspicion Of Drunken Driving At University Heights Checkpoint

Jan. 11
By City News Service

Eight motorists were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in or near a driver's license/sobriety checkpoint in the University Heights section of San Diego, a police officer said Saturday.

Chargers-Broncos Playoff Game To Feature Commercial Promoting San Diego

Jan. 11
By City News Service

A commercial promoting San Diego as a tourist destination will be played during the television broadcast of the Chargers-Broncos National Football League playoff game, Interim Mayor Todd Gloria announced Friday.

Whales, Tides And A Time Capsule At The Cabrillo National Monument

Jan. 11
By City News Service
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The Cabrillo National Monument will hold its 27th annual Whale Watching Weekend and Inter-tidal Life Festival beginning Saturday.

MCAS Miramar Fire Fighters Conducting Controlled Burns

Jan. 11
By City News Service

Military firefighters are setting and monitoring several controlled burns Saturday at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

Gates Memoir Tests Civilian-Military Rules Of Engagement

Jan. 11
Tom Bowman / NPR
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Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' new book, Duty, Memoirs of a Secretary at War, paints a picture of a White House suspicious of military leaders and their motives.

The Church Bathroom That Stood As A Monument To A Segregated Past

Jan. 11
Amy Jeffries / NPR
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The old bathroom building behind Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in rural Vacherie, La., was little more than a shack. Hurricane Rita almost knocked it down in 2005. It finally got bulldozed in October.