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  • Ahead of 2016 election, San Diego's new mayor sidesteps party ties

    SAN DIEGO — When Councilman Kevin Faulconer raises his hand Monday and is sworn in as mayor, he will take over the final 33 months of Bob Filner's scandal-shortened tenure. But in political terms the key number is not 33, but 20, or maybe 24...
  • Oscar Pistorius murder trial: Witness tells of 'bloodcurdling screams'

    Oscar Pistorius murder trial: Witness tells of 'bloodcurdling screams'
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- The murder trial of South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius began dramatically in Pretoria’s High Court on Monday, with a neighbor testifying that she heard “bloodcurdling screams” on the night his...
  • Oscars: '12 Years a Slave' puts spotlight on Hollywood's approach to race

    Oscars: '12 Years a Slave' puts spotlight on Hollywood's approach to race
    Was it ultimately a race about race? The best picture Oscar is meant to honor the year's greatest achievement in film, and "12 Years a Slave" had no shortage of supporters before winning the top honor Sunday. But for all the film's artistry, the...
  • Letters: Anti-Muslim terror in Africa

    Letters: Anti-Muslim terror in Africa
    Re "Flight from rage," March 30 In 1968-69, a group of young non-African travelers and I, the only American, drove from London to Johannesburg, South Africa. Many hair-raising events occurred during our five-month journey, not the least of which was...
  • Pollution burden higher for state's Latinos and blacks, report finds

    Pollution burden higher for state's Latinos and blacks, report finds
    Latinos and African Americans make up a disproportionately high percentage of the population of California ZIP Codes most burdened by pollution, according to a report released Friday by state environmental officials. Latinos account for nearly two-...
  • I was wrong about gay marriage

    In the wake of a federal judge striking down Texas' gay marriage ban and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoing an anti-gay bill, I feel compelled to confess something uncomfortable: I was totally wrong about gay marriage. I never opposed gay marriage on...
  • Skid row activists file lawsuit accusing city of stifling dissent

    Skid row activists file lawsuit accusing city of stifling dissent
    A federal civil rights lawsuit filed Monday accuses the city of Los Angeles of malicious prosecution for charging a skid row community organizer with assault after she blew an air horn during a demonstration. City Atty. Carmen Trutanich charged...
  • Smithsonian Institution taps Cornell's president as next leader

    This post has been updated. Please see below for details. David J. Skorton, a cardiologist who’s spent the past decade as president of Cornell University and the University of Iowa, will be the next head of the Smithsonian Institution starting...
  • Blasts in Egypt strike near riot police; senior official killed

    Blasts in Egypt strike near riot police; senior official killed
    CAIRO — In the latest sign of Egypt’s growing volatility, a series of blasts went off outside Cairo University on Wednesday, killing a police brigadier general and injuring at least seven people, officials and state media reported. The three...
  • Japan's Tezuka Respins 'Astro Boy' For Africa

    TOKYO -- Tezuka Productions, the maker of the pioneering TV cartoon series "Astro Boy" has remade its signature show for the African market. Tezuka has partnered with Nigerian broadcaster Channels TV to make eight 15-minute episodes dubbed into French...
  • U.N. human rights chief blasts South Sudan's leaders as famine looms

    Famine looms in South Sudan. The planting season is already half over, with terrified farmers scattered far from home because of fighting. But the country's leaders seem unconcerned about the impending catastrophe, the United Nations' top human rights...
  • Doug Baldwin says the N-word is a term of endearment in the NFL

    Doug Baldwin says the N-word is a term of endearment in the NFL
    Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin is unhappy with the NFL for banning a particular racial slur during games next season, and has a reason for it that some may find unusual. “I think it’s absurd,” Baldwin told the Tacoma...