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Fatal shooting of black man by El Cajon police sparks outrage, protests

SAN DIEGO -- El Cajon police said Tuesday evening that officers shot and killed a black man earlier in the day after he raised both hands clasping an object in a manner that looked as if he was holding a gun.

"The subject has passed away as a ...Read More

Business

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Tech Q&A: How to make music files sing together

Q: I'm in a chorus, and we have recorded songs on my Samsung Galaxy S5 phone using the Voice Recorder app. That app stores the music in the M4A file format. I also have songs that I've downloaded that are in the MP3 file format. Now I can't ...Read More

Entertainment

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Movie guide: Capsule listings, reviews of current releases

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of ...Read More

Health & Spirit

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Health

Ditch the spoon or risk giving your kids the wrong amount of medicine

Doctors are urging parents to ditch the spoon in favor of an oral syringe to measure medicine for young children, arguing that using spoons often leads to giving too little -- or worse yet -- too much of a good thing.

They say the best tool for ...Read More

Religion

Advocates applaud widening Pennsylvania probe into church abuse

PITTSBURGH -- In compelling Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses to turn over as much as 70 years' worth of records on sexually abusive priests, the state attorney general's office is mounting what would be the most wide-ranging criminal ...Read More

Senior Living

Social Security Q&A: Plan for and manage your benefits at Social ...

Q: What can I do at www.socialsecurity.gov?

A: There are many things you can do on Social Security's website. You can conduct most of your Social Security business with us online at www.socialsecurity.gov/onlineservices. You can get an estimate ...Read More

Women

My Pet World: Kathy Ireland extending her passion for fashion to pets

Kathy Ireland's Worldwide brand is 28th most powerful brand in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine, topping $2 billion in licensed products in 2013. When it comes to home decor, the one-time super model is a superstar and more ...Read More

Home & Leisure

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Automotive

Fiat Chrysler reveals totally revamped Jeep Compass

DETROIT -- Jeep on Monday night revealed that an overhauled Jeep Compass will replace the brand's current Compass model as well as its Patriot SUV. The auto brand made the announcement during an event at its plant in Pernambuco, Brazil, and ...Read More

Consumer

The Mortgage Professor: No such thing as 'buy one, get one free'

The food market closest to my home recently went out of business and was replaced by a supermarket chain. In most respects, the new store is an improvement over the one it replaced, except for one thing: Its pricing system is permeated by buy-one-...Read More

Gardening

On Gardening: Croton, the world's most colorful shrub

It has been called the world's most colorful shrub which is certainly not an exaggeration and I have been in love with it ever since I made my first visit to the Caribbean 30 years ago. If you are a gardener then you probably know the plant I am ...Read More

Parents

Parents often battle to get their children mental health services at ...

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- On a hot summer day last month, Sydney, 15, and Laney, 8, were enjoying their last two weeks of freedom before school started. The sisters tried to do flips over a high bar at a local playground.

"You've got to pull your hips...Read More

Pets

Knowledge

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History

Science & Technology

Tech Q&A: How to make music files sing together

Q: I'm in a chorus, and we have recorded songs on my Samsung Galaxy S5 phone using the Voice Recorder app. That app stores the music in the M4A file format. I also have songs that I've downloaded that are in the MP3 file format. Now I can't ...Read More

Weather

Tropical wave zeroing in on Windward Islands

MIAMI -- A tropical wave racing toward the Caribbean and expected to spin into a potentially dangerous storm will likely reach the Windward Islands by Wednesday.

At 4:20 p.m. EDT Tuesday, National Hurricane Center forecasters said the system was ...Read More

Politics

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Analysis: Trump tries to echo Reagan, but leaves out an essential ...

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Donald Trump sought to evoke Ronald Reagan from his first answer in the presidential debate, but as he has throughout the campaign, he left out Reagan's elemental quality: optimism.

In Trump's words Monday night, American jobs ...Read More