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'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' Is Bigger But Not Better Than Its Pre...

'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' Is Bigger But Not Better Than Its Predecessor

Sept. 21
By Beth Accomando

"Kingsman: The Secret Service" was a surprise hit in 2014 and now a sequel, "Kingsman: The Golden Circle," arrives to see if it can repeat that success.

'World's Wealthiest Woman,' Liliane Bettencourt, Dies At 94

'World's Wealthiest Woman,' Liliane Bettencourt, Dies At 94

Sept. 21
Amy Held / NPR

The heiress may be remembered for l'affaire Bettencourt, which spilled into French politics and saw a confidant accused of exploiting the elderly woman for lavish gifts.

$20M In State Funds For Dreamers Will Help Cover Renewal Fees

$20M In State Funds For Dreamers Will Help Cover Renewal Fees

Sept. 21
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

California Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders last week allocated $20 million for nonprofits to help Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients to renew their status. Some of that money will cover the $495 application fee for low-income DACA recipients based on demand.

Graham-Cassidy Health Bill Would Shift Funds From States That Expan...

Graham-Cassidy Health Bill Would Shift Funds From States That Expanded Medicaid

Sept. 21
Alison Kodjak / NPR

The bill's sponsors say their plan to reallocate federal health funding among states is more equitable. It also would cause largely Democratic states to lose funding while Republican states gain.

UC San Diego Researchers Discover Clues On What Causes Diseases Lik...

UC San Diego Researchers Discover Clues On What Causes Diseases Like Leukemia

Sept. 21
By City News Service

Previously overlooked sections of human DNA could be the key to breakdowns in the immune system that lead to diseases like leukemia and lymphoma, researchers at UC San Diego announced Thursday.

'Benny And Joon' Has World Premiere At The Globe

'Benny And Joon' Has World Premiere At The Globe

Sept. 21
By Beth Accomando

The 1993 film "Benny and Joon" provides the inspiration for the world premiere musical that just opened at The Old Globe.

Macho Man, Little Princess: How Gender Norms Can Harm Kids Everywhere

Sept. 21
Maanvi Singh / NPR

Girls are vulnerable, boys are strong. It's a dichotomy that researchers observed in 15 countries around the world — and one that has big consequences for children's health and success.

San Diego Could Face $40B In Earthquake Damage. So Why Are So Few P...

San Diego Could Face $40B In Earthquake Damage. So Why Are So Few People Insured?

Sept. 21
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

There's an ever-present risk of a major earthquake in Southern California. But only 12 percent of Californians with home insurance or rental insurance have earthquake protection.

Carmegeddon At The Border Starts Saturday

Carmegeddon At The Border Starts Saturday

Sept. 21
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Interstate 5 will be closed to southbound car traffic entering Mexico from San Ysidro starting at 3 a.m. Saturday. The closure, which is part of ongoing infrastructure improvements, will run through noon on Monday.

Is Fondant Free Speech? Chefs Show Support For Gay Marriage As Cour...

Is Fondant Free Speech? Chefs Show Support For Gay Marriage As Court Case Looms

Sept. 21
Maria Godoy / NPR

"You'd think cake would be apolitical, and yet here we are," says one of several D.C.-area pastry chefs who wrought their support for gay marriage into elaborate wedding cakes.

In Catalonia, Thousands Protest Spanish Attempts To Stop Referendum...

In Catalonia, Thousands Protest Spanish Attempts To Stop Referendum Vote

Sept. 21
Camila Domonoske / NPR

The Spanish government says the Oct. 1 vote on Catalan independence is illegal. Tens of thousands of people marched in Barcelona to support the scheduled vote, clashing with police overnight.

How To Soften The Blow From Recent Hurricanes And Earthquakes

How To Soften The Blow From Recent Hurricanes And Earthquakes

Sept. 21
Amy Held / NPR

There are numerous ways to donate in the aftermath of devastating hurricanes across the Caribbean and earthquakes in Mexico.

Mexico City Earthquake Update: All Children Are Accounted For

Mexico City Earthquake Update: All Children Are Accounted For

Sept. 21
Richard Gonzales / NPR

A senior official says there is no missing child in the the wreckage at the Enrique Rebsamen School, south of the capital, as was widely reported.

Trump Administration Orders New Sanctions On North Korea

Trump Administration Orders New Sanctions On North Korea

Sept. 21
Scott Horsley / NPR

President Trump announced additional sanctions on North Korea in response to Pyongyang's renegade nuclear program.

Body Found At Collapsed Mexico School; Girl Still Trapped

Body Found At Collapsed Mexico School; Girl Still Trapped

Sept. 21
By Associated Press

Thousands of professionals and volunteers frantically look for survivors of the magnitude 7.1 quake that killed at least 245 people in central Mexico and injured over 2,000.

San Diego Officials Unveil Proposals To Fix Housing Crisis

San Diego Officials Unveil Proposals To Fix Housing Crisis

Sept. 21
By City News Service

As the homeless population grows and rents balloon in San Diego, city officials announced Thursday a series of proposals to help alleviate the housing shortage over the next 10 years.

Top Stories: Tracking Hurricane Maria; The Reach Of Credit Bureaus

Sept. 21
Korva Coleman / NPR

Also: The man Oklahoma City police shot and killed was deaf; earthquake rescue efforts in Mexico; and for some reason, a Singaporean baggage handler decided to swap people's luggage tags.

Shellfish Surprise: Common 'Herbivore' Dinosaur Found To Snack On C...

Shellfish Surprise: Common 'Herbivore' Dinosaur Found To Snack On Crustaceans

Sept. 21
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

"I immediately said, 'Oh, no, no, it can't be crustaceans.' That was my knee jerk reaction," a paleontologist said. The prehistoric snacking was likely intentional and linked to mating behaviors.

Diabetes-Related Amputations Up Significantly In California — And S...

Diabetes-Related Amputations Up Significantly In California — And San Diego

Sept. 21
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

Clinicians are amputating more toes, legs, ankles and feet of patients with diabetes in California — and San Diego County in particular — in a “shocking” trend that has mystified diabetes experts here and across the country.

Taxpayer Group Seeks 'Community Choice' Data (Most Is Already Public)

Taxpayer Group Seeks 'Community Choice' Data (Most Is Already Public)

Sept. 21
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego County Taxpayers Association wrote city officials a letter seeking the "assumptions and methodology" behind a city-commissioned study on community choice energy. Nearly all that information is in the study itself.