SAN DIEGO – The California student who was forgotten about by agents and left alone in a holding cell for five days without food or water filed a $20 million claim Wednesday against federal drug officials.
Attorney Eugene Iredale sent the demand notice on behalf of UC San Diego senior Daniel Chong, 23, to the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) general counsel, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
Chong had been picked up in [...]
Two women saved an eight-year-old boy from being killed by his father who was attempting to cut off his arms as part of a human sacrifice in a cemetery.
Jaymisha Pires and Corey Granberry grabbed the badly injured boy after his forearms had been slashed open.
Pires, 21, said her ‘motherly instincts’ kicked in when she saw the boy being attacked by his father.
Tragic: The Mount Hope Cemetery in San Diego, California, [...]
(Reuters) – The Marine Corps has initiated disciplinary action against a Marine sergeant for comments he posted on his “Armed Forces Tea Party” Facebook page criticizing President Barack Obama, a spokesman said on Thursday.
Sergeant Gary Stein, 26, a weather forecaster assigned to Camp Pendleton near San Diego, cast the Marines’ reaction to his comments as an infringement on his freedom of speech and defended his right to express personal political [...]
Oct 15, 2011
Global protests against financial system
NEW YORK – Protestsoccurred in dozens of cities around the globe Saturday, with the basic theme of rallying against the financial system and the widening gap between the rich and poor intermingled with anti-nuclear and other, more regional messages. Violent clashes were reported Rome, although most gatherings were peaceful, taking in place in cities that [...]
1.4 million without power in SoCal
Deborah Springs shops in a convenience store for food items after a power outage Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, in San Diego.
4:11 p.m. | KPCC
Massive power outages swept all of San Diego County on Thursday, and hit Coachella Valley, southern Orange County, and parts of Mexico. On a hot day, the outage shuttered businesses, closed schools and snarled traffic.
All 1.4 [...]
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego police say a boy throwing rocks at vehicles was struck in the abdomen by a crossbow bolt fired by a passenger in small sport utility vehicle.
Officer Dino Delimitros says the boy and a friend were throwing rocks in the Linda Vista neighborhood Monday afternoon when a passenger in a black Toyota RAV4 pulled out a [...]
More violence over a wider area in Mexico has caused the U.S. State Department to expand a warning against travel to the country.
The new warning includes the Gulf of California resort area known as Rocky Point, and the area in Mexico around the border crossing near Nogales, just south of Tucson, Ariz. It also warns of continued problems with violence and crime in popular tourist cities [...]
On this tax day, when you might think taxpayers everywhere are cursing their payments to the government, one group is feeling quite proud: high-income earners who pay no taxes.
We have heard, of course, about the low-income nonpayers. Opponents of taxes and government, in describing the excessive tax burdens of the wealthy, often cite IRS figures showing that the top 1% earn 22% of the [...]