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San Diego Legislator Ben Hueso Arrested On DUI Charge

Aug. 22
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio
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The CHP arrested the state senator and former San Diego councilman, and he was booked into the Sacramento County jail shortly before 4 a.m. Friday.

Coming Soon To A Pole Near You: A Bike That Locks Itself

Aug. 22
Bill Chappell / NPR
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Cyclists may soon have a convenient way to discourage bike thieves, thanks to new designs that use parts of the bikes themselves as locks.

If You're Too Sick To Fly, Airlines Might Not Offer A Refund

Aug. 22
Christopher Elliott / NPR
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Airlines have the right to refuse a passenger suspected of having Ebola. But if you're sick with a contagious disease, what are your rights when it comes to canceling and refunds?

Nestle Nudges Its Suppliers To Improve Animal Welfare

Aug. 22
Eliza Barclay / NPR
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The world's largest food company is requiring all of its suppliers of dairy, meat, poultry and egg products to comply with tighter animal welfare standards. Animal rights groups applaud the move.

Scientists Searching For Alien Air Pollution

Aug. 22
Geoff Brumfiel / NPR
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Looking for extraterrestrial smog may be a good way to search for alien intelligence, according to a Harvard researcher.

CHP Looking For Cause Of Palomar College Students' Triple-Fatal Crash

Aug. 22
By City News Service
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All eight people in the car, ranging in age from 18 to 22, had just started classes at Palomar College this week as part of a program that offers education to students from abroad.

Wrong-Way Driver Killed In Crash With Big Rig On SR-163

Aug. 22
By City News Service
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Southbound traffic was temporarily diverted off state Route 163 and onto westbound state Route 52, but all lanes on the 163 were reported cleared shortly before 6 a.m.

Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Departs San Diego Friday For Middle East Deployment

Aug. 22
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is scheduled to leave San Diego on Friday for a nine month deployment to the the Navy's 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility, which includes the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea, and the Persian Gulf.

Ken Cinema Looks To Films Of ’60s And ’70s

Aug. 22
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Landmark's Ken Cinema kicks off a week of '60s and '70s classic films.

Eggs, Milk And Ink: Venezuela Wants All Supermarket Shoppers Fingerprinted

Aug. 22
Scott Neuman / NPR
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The government hopes to clamp down on rampant cross-border smuggling of government-subsidized staples that has caused shortages on the country's store shelves.

California Plans Aid To Immigrant Minors

Aug. 22
Associated Press
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California lawmakers will approve legislation to spend $3 million in state money to provide legal help for unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America.

Who Owns A Monkey's Selfie? No One Can, U.S. Says

Aug. 22
Bill Chappell / NPR
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The U.S. Copyright Office says a monkey's photo can't be copyrighted — by the person who owns the camera or anyone else — because it wasn't taken by a human.

In Riots Sparked By An Ebola Quarantine, A Teen Is Shot And Dies

Aug. 22
Marc Silver / NPR
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Protesters were on the move. Soldiers fired. A teenage boy sustained wounds to both legs. For half an hour, no one could find an ambulance and no one came to care for him.

63 Trillion Gallons Of Water Lost In Drought-Ridden West, Study Finds

Aug. 22
By Susan Murphy
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Trillions of gallons of water across the western United States have been lost due to the severe drought, according to a new study. The shrinking water supply has caused the earth to rise.

Insurers Refuse To Cover Some Contraceptives, Despite Health Law

Aug. 22
Michelle Andrews / NPR
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An insurer denied free coverage for NuvaRing, a small birth control device that works for three weeks at a time by releasing hormones similar to those used by birth control pills.

Sacramento Patient Tests Negative For Ebola Virus

Aug. 22
Capital Public Radio
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The patient was being held in isolation while waiting for the results of the test for the Ebola virus.

Veterans Affairs Opens New Clinic In Sorrento Valley

Aug. 22
By Kenny Goldberg
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VA San Diego Healthcare System is opening a new clinic in Sorrento Valley, part of a plan to expand medical services to local veterans.

Caltrans Adds Value To Highway 76 Expansion

Aug. 22
Promise Yee
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Caltrans is giving Oceanside a landscaped 1,800-foot crushed granite trail for horses and pedestrians lined with buckwheat, poppies and native sages along Route 76.

U.S. Prisoner Swap For Bergdahl Broke The Law, GAO Says

Aug. 22
Bill Chappell / NPR

The Pentagon didn't give enough notice to Congress and misused nearly $1 million when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders, the Government Accountability Office says.

Outside Groups Mirror Successful Strategies Of Political Parties

Aug. 22
NPR

A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs in Iowa, and the GOP has opened 11 field offices statewide. But there's also a new team working the state, the Virginia-based group Americans for Prosperity.