Luis Gomez

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Ted Cruz wants 'El Chapo' to pay for Trump's U.S.-Mexico wall

Sen.<p>Ted Cruzmay have just found a way to pay forDonald Trump’s border wall.<p>On Tuesday, the Texas Republican introduced a bill that proposes to use …

After scathing UC audit, California leaders look to stop recent tuition hike

Some high-profile California politicians from both political parties are angrily asking the University of California to block or reverse its recent …

California

Fossils suggest first Americans were in San Diego 130,000 years ago. Cue the 'Encino Man' jokes.

A cache of prehistoric fossils first discovered 25 years ago appear to suggest that the first humans to arrive or live in North America were, at one …

Just how close was Trump to pulling U.S. out of NAFTA? This close.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday tempered his threat to pull the United States out of NAFTA after an eleventh-hour phone call with leaders from …

Donald Trump

Four things Obama said are wrong with U.S. politics today

A lot has happened since Barack Obama left the White House, so it should surprise no one that in the former president’s return to the spotlight …

Barack Obama

Does Ivanka Trump deserve to be booed for defending her father?

At a summit in Berlin Tuesday to discuss female entrepreneurship and empowerment, first daughter<p>Ivanka Trumpfound herself defending her father as she …

San Diego man turns in $676 check, luck instantly turns around

A man down on his luck last week is on an upswing today after he discovered a $676 cashier’s check on the street by his car and tracked down the …

Mexico

Sorry, San Diego. Santa Rosa is America's microbrew capital.

Feel free to disagree, but new research data suggests that San Diego is <i>not</i> the microbrewery capital of America as most of us would like to …

Santa Rosa

Mike Pence: 'Hoosiers' is the 'greatest sports movie ever made'

The greatest sports movie ever made is … “Hoosiers”?<p>Vice President Mike Pence kindled a fiery online debate Friday when word got out that he forced …

It's official: Bill O'Reilly is done at Fox News

<b>Update:</b> It’s official — 21st Century Fox announced Bill O’Reilly “will not return to the Fox News …

Media Industry

Clinton aides deny Titanic-like woes documented in new book, 'Shattered'

It may be that we’ll never stop talking about the 2016 campaign.<p>This week former aides of Hillary Clinton are working to discredit a new book that …

NCAA ends North Carolina 'bathroom bill' boycott. Will others follow?

The NCAA announced Tuesday that it was ending a boycott that kept college tournaments and playoffs out of North Carolina following the state’s repeal …

Bannon gone from National Security Council, more questions come up

The removal of former Breitbart boss Steve Bannon from his position on the National Security Council, as first reported by Bloomberg News, drew mixed …

Donald Trump

Ad boycott of Bill O'Reilly's show triggers debate on media impact

As of Wednesday afternoon, CNN reported that at least 47 brands had pulled their advertisements from “The O’Reilly Factor” show on Fox News in …

Susan Rice denies White House leaks: 'I leaked nothing to nobody'

President Obama’s national security adviser, Susan Rice, found herself Monday at the center of an online debate about White House leaks and the …

No, looking into Rex Tillerson's eyes will not turn you to stone

A wild rumor found in a Washington Post story that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had instructed diplomats to avoid making eye contact with him was …

'Ghost in the Shell' flops. Is 'whitewashing' criticism to blame?

Was the futuristic thriller “Ghost in the Shell” dead on arrival when it hit U.S. movie theaters over the weekend?<p>Hollywood executives may be trying …

Social Media

Raise California gas tax? What Brown's $52 billion plan could cost you

Do Californians want to pay more at the pump to fix roads, highways and bridges?<p>That’s the big question California Gov. Jerry Brown and other …

Trump vs. Freedom Caucus: Will 2018 elections get ugly for GOP?

President Donald Trump may have just declared war with the influential Republican members of the Freedom Caucus, saying in a Thursday morning tweet …

Wait. George W. Bush reportedly said what about Trump's inauguration?

“That was some weird sh*t.”<p>That’s what George W. Bush allegedly said about Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration on Jan. 20, according to a New …

Donald Trump

What SpaceX's historic rocket launch means for new space era

The historic launch of a partially recycled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket into space on Thursday drew cheers from Americans who celebrated what could be the …

Space Travel

Two teenagers in leggings land United Airlines in tights spot

United Airlines found itself in a tights spot on Sunday and was still facing a backlash on Monday after two teenage girls were barred from boarding a …

Social Media

What Sessions' 'sanctuary city' funding threat means for California

U.S. Attorney General<p>Jeff Sessionsannounced Monday that so-called “sanctuary cities” risk losing funding from the Department of Justice if they …

Is Raiders' $750 million Las Vegas subsidy peak public stadium financing?

San Diego Chargers fans (assuming there are any left) know all too well that, in the<p>NFL, money speaks louder than loyalty.<p>The remaining Raiders fans …

NFL

Did Trump land a win for coal miners in reversing Obama's climate plan?

Surrounded by coal miners and with the stroke of a pen, President<p>Donald Trumpon Tuesday brought horror to environmentalists and cheer to the coal …

Missing D.C. girls spark outcry on social media, for better and worse

A social media-driven story about a number of missing teenage girls in<p>Washington, D.C., has captivated the nation, Twitter and even lawmakers on …

If GOP health care bill fails, who gets the blame — Trump or Ryan?

With the Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, seemingly on life support Friday ahead of a postponed vote in the House, …

London attack: What Donald Trump Jr. got wrong about Mayor Sadiq Khan

As Britain and the rest of the world tried to make sense of a “terrorist incident” that left several people dead and many injured in London on …

Read Obama's 11th-hour appeal to save Obamacare ahead of GOP repeal vote

Just ahead of a monumental vote by House Republicans on whether to repeal and replace key parts of the Affordable Care Act, former President Barack …

'Iron Fist' co-creator defends Netflix show, says hero is not 'Oriental'

In defending the new Netflix series “Iron Fist” from accusations of cultural appropriation, comic co-creator Roy Thomas landed in hot water this week …