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  • SpaceX rocket fails water landing

    SAN DIEGO — Elon Musk’s SpaceX managed to launch a satellite into orbit Sunday, but suffered another setback in its attempt to retrieve a rocket stage by landing it on a sea-going platform. SpaceX officials said the Falcon 9 rocket first stage experienced a “hard landing” and broke one of its stabilizer arms designed to hold it upright. The fate of the rocket stage was not immediately known, and there was no video footage of the landing immediately available, those […]

  • Millions spent to make sure Pacific Coast Highway withstands El Niño

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. – When El Niño storms hit Southern California, Pacific Coast Highway is the first line of battle between man and nature. This scenic ribbon of asphalt, sandwiched by steep mountains on one side and ocean on the other, has fought with rock slides and erosion since it was built almost a century ago. El Niño rains of the past have left portions of the coastal route battered. But they also have given transportation engineers and local officials […]

  • 3 Americans freed by Iran land in Germany

    GENEVA, Germany – Three Americans released from Iranian custody as part of a U.S.-Iranian prisoner swap reportedly arrived Sunday in Europe, as the leaders of Iran and the United States lauded the formal implementation of a sweeping nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. On board a chartered flight that landed in Geneva were Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati and Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, according to various reports. Thrilled to see #JasonRezaian land safely in […]

  • Gov. Brown denies parole for SDPD cop killer

    SAN DIEGO — Gov. Jerry Brown again has denied parole to a former gang member who was convicted of fatally shooting a San Diego police officer in 1978. This is the second year in a row that Brown has reversed a state board’s decision to recommend Jesus Salvador Cecena, 54, for parole. Cecena was 17 when he was convicted of first-degree murder for shooting Officer Archie Buggs, 30, four times during a traffic stop in the Skyline neighborhood. In his […]

  • 2 Navy boats, 10 sailors held by Iran will be returned

    WASHINGTON – Iranian military forces are holding 10 American sailors and two small Navy boats that apparently strayed into Iranian waters, U.S. officials said Tuesday, but Tehran has pledged to release them shortly, Los Angeles Times reported. The Americans were on a training mission in the Persian Gulf when the riverine boats experienced “a navigational or mechanical difficulty” and appear to have drifted into Iranian waters, according to the Pentagon. Iranian Coast Guard boats brought the vessels to a Revolutionary Guard […]

  • NFL consensus builds for a Rams-Chargers stadium in Inglewood

    Chargers owner Dean Spanos arrived Monday in Houston, where his National Football League colleagues could determine the future home of the franchise that's been located in San Diego for 55 years.

  • NFL commissioner calls stadium proposals in San Diego, Oakland and St. Louis ‘unsatisfactory’

    LOS ANGELES — The proposed stadium solutions in San Diego, Oakland and St. Louis are “unsatisfactory and inadequate” to keep the Chargers, Raiders and Rams in their home markets, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stated in a report distributed Saturday to all 32 teams and obtained by the Los Angeles Times. The intent of the report is to establish facts about the home markets, as the league views them, The Times reports. The commissioner’s report does not give teams the go-ahead to move to Los […]

  • Lyft driver killed by DUI suspect in New Year’s crash

    HAWTHORNE, Calif. – A Lyft driver was killed Friday morning after his car was broadsided by the vehicle of a suspected drunken driver in Hawthorne, police said. The crash happened shortly before 3 a.m. at the intersection of 120th Street and Doty Avenue, according to a statement by Lt. Ti Goetz of the Hawthorne Police Department, Los Angeles Times reported. The man was driving a 2015 black Ford Fusion, heading west on 120th Street, when his vehicle was struck by […]

  • Bill Cosby charged in 2004 sex assault case

    Bill Cosby was charged in a Pennsylvania courthouse Wednesday with sexually assaulting a woman after allegedly drugging her at his home 12 years ago.

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