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White House Alarm: Man Jumps Fence, Enters Residence

Sept. 20
Bill Chappell / NPR
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The Secret Service is looking into how a Texas man was able to breach the White House's security Friday. The man scaled a fence and opened a door to the residence before being arrested.

Report Shows High Costs In San Diego Hurt Convention Business

Sept. 20
By Tarryn Mento
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Without an expansion of the San Diego Convention Center, city leaders say the region's convention business is at risk. But a new Tourism Authority report shows a lack of space isn’t the biggest problem — it’s the expense of coming here.

Dozens Of Turkish Hostages Freed, As ISIS Advances In Syria

Sept. 20
Bill Chappell / NPR
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The hostages included diplomats, children and others seized along with Turkey's consulate in Mosul in June. As it celebrates their return, Turkey also receives thousands of Kurds fleeing ISIS.

Ebola Battlers Can Learn From Venice's Response To Black Death

Sept. 20
Christopher Shea / NPR
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The city fathers didn't understand the plague they faced in the Middle Ages. Yet they improvised brilliantly. A new paper explains how their mindset is a model for how to face an unknown threat.

WATCH: The Boy Who Danced In The Face Of Ebola

Sept. 20
Michaeleen Doucleff / NPR
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A nugget of joy in the battle against Ebola: A little boy infected with the virus dances his way through treatment — and he's really good.

Tech Week: Smartphone Privacy, Cyberstalking, Alibaba's Big Debut

Sept. 20
Elise Hu / NPR
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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba makes the biggest debut on the NYSE ever. The details, and the other tech stories that piqued our interest, are in this week's roundup.

With Alibaba IPO, Yahoo Reaps A Big Reward From Risky Bet

Sept. 20
Aarti Shahani / NPR
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Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang made a smart move when his company invested in a Chinese e-commerce firm called Alibaba in 2005. With this week's Alibaba IPO, Yahoo will gain nearly $8 billion.

City Offers $22M To End De Anza Cove Mobile Home Park Litigation

Sept. 19
By City News Service
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The 35-year legal dispute began when San Diego officials tried to close the city-owned mobile home park in Mission Bay after discovering a trust prohibited the city from using the land for residences.

Utilities, Ratepayer Advocates Agree To Modifications Of San Onofre Settlement

Sept. 19
By City News Service
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Utilities and ratepayer advocates trying to figure out who will pay what for the retirement of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station have agreed to modifications proposed by the California Public Utilities Commission.

Saturday Is "Electric Vehicle Day" In San Diego

Sept. 19
By Deb Welsh
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Want to get to know more about electric vehicles and even test drive one? This Saturday is your chance.

Kevin Smith's 'Tusk' Is Half A Brilliant Film

Sept. 19
By Beth Accomando
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Filmmaker Kevin Smith is best known for comedies such as “Clerks,” but “Tusk” (opening Sept. 19 in select theaters) takes him out of his comfort zone and the surprise is he delivers — well almost.

Son of Monsterpalooza: Paying Tribute To Movie Monsters

Sept. 19
By Beth Accomando
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With Halloween just around the corner, Son of Monsterpalooza — a convention celebrating movie monsters — was just what I needed last weekend.

Educators Convene In San Diego For STEM Education Conference

Sept. 19
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The second annual California STEM Symposium is expected to bring 3,000 educators and science industry leaders to San Diego this week with much of the discussion focusing on increasing participating in science, technology, engineering and math along with new science standards.

Texas Appears To Step Back From Proposal To Sell Alcohol At Some Gun Shows

Sept. 19
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission received hundreds of negative comments about the proposal. Staff of the commissioners deciding on the new regulations have advised against it.

Navy Fires Executive Officer Of USS Cowpens

Sept. 19
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Navy announced Friday that it had relieved Cmdr. Armando Ramirez of his duties as executive officer of the San Diego-based USS Cowpens on Sept. 18. Ramirez lost his job due to what the Navy is calling "an alcohol-related incident." In the last three months, the Navy has fired four members of the Cowpens' command.

Talking Pink Heels And Birth Control, GOP Plays Offense With Women

Sept. 19
Tamara Keith / NPR
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the Democrats' Women's Leadership Forum on Friday. But as the 2014 election nears, both parties are vying for women's votes.

San Diegans Wait In Long Lines To Get New iPhone

Sept. 19
By City News Service
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iPhone fanatics spent the night outside stores in San Diego Thursday night or joined lines early Friday to get their hands on Apple's latest products, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Should The U.S. Pay Ransom For ISIS Hostages?

Sept. 19
Brian Naylor / NPR
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Videotaped murders by Islamic State have sparked outrage around the world. But while some European countries have paid ransom to retrieve victims taken by ISIS, Britain and the U.S. have not.