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man killed in crash remembered as talented engineer, musician

the day after lewis witt was killed by a suspected drunken driver, his fellow bandmates got together to drink boxed wine and play songs to remember him by.

it was a gathering witt, described as tender-hearted and down-to-earth, would have approved of.

the 61-year-old bonsall man was up early sunday...






'bullet' admiral bound for san diego as navy's next 'air boss'

defense secretary james mattis on tuesday nominated dewolfe h. “bullet” miller iii for a promotion — to a three-star vice admiral — and named him the navy’s next “air boss.”

if confirmed by congress, miller would take the helm of the coronado-based naval air forces and the naval air force of the...






battle over comic con name could be decided by a judge

efforts to resolve a long-running naming dispute between organizers of san diego’s comic-con and a similarly titled convention in salt lake city have hit an impasse, and it now may be left to a judge to resolve.

both sides have now asked a federal judge in san diego to make a ruling in the conflict...






trump border wall construction to start in san diego by september

construction of prototypes for president trump’s mexico border wall will be completed by september in san diego, u.s. customs and border protection said tuesday at a press conference in washington. d.c.

four to eight 30-foot tall prototypes at the u.s. mexican border will take 30 days to build,...






how dinner with a lesbian couple changed angela merkel's position on same-sex marriage

chancellor angela merkel surprised germans and her own conservative party just three months before the sept. 24 election by abruptly signaling her support for same-sex marriage — a major shift for the normally cautious leader.

even though germany, generally considered progressive on social issues,...






2 dead in valley center crash; lilac road closed

two people died in a head-on collision on lilac road in valley center tuesday afternoon, the california highway patrol said.

one of the drivers, suspected of dui, crossed over double yellow lines and into on-coming traffic near hideaway lake road about 1:15 p.m., chp officials said.

the chp had...






refugees arrivals in san diego were down in may

refugee arrivals to san diego county in may were down from from the previous year, an ongoing trend that began with president donald trump’s administration.

the county received 79 new arrivals in may, down about 23 percent from may’s total last year, according to data from the u.s. state department....






after 'a life-changing experience,' germany's merkel shifts her position on same-sex marriage

chancellor angela merkel surprised germans and her own conservative party just three months before the sept. 24 election by abruptly signaling her support for same-sex marriage — a major shift for the normally cautious leader.

even though germany, generally considered progressive on social issues,...






agents seize nearly 100 pounds of narcotics in temecula

border patrol agents found nearly 100 pounds of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine in a woman’s car near temecula friday.

they seized 58 bundles of narcotics with a street value estimated at $868,000, a border patrol official said tuesday.

border agents working on interstate 15 stopped a ford...






major cyberattack spreads from europe to u.s.

hackers boldly sharpened their attacks on the world’s most critical institutions on tuesday, using ransomware to encrypt computers at banks, utilities, oil companies, railways and pharmaceutical firms from europe to the united states.

the attack was reminiscent of the may 12th release of wannacry,...






brush fire chars 20 acres in dehesa; no homes threatened

flames charred about 20 acres of grassy hillsides near dehesa tuesday morning, but was stopped before any homes were threatened, cal fire officials said.

a cal fire firefighter doing home inspections for fire safety first saw the smoke east of sloane canyon road about 9:40 a.m., cal fire capt....






major new cyberattack unfolding in europe

hackers boldly expanded their attacks on the world’s most critical institutions on tuesday, using ransomware to encrypt computers at banks, utilities, oil companies and pharmaceutical firms from europe to india to the united states.

the attack comes six weeks after hackers released wannacry, a...






major new cyberattack unfolding in europe

a cyberattack that appears to be worse than the one that hit 150 countries in may is unfolding in europe, where it has disrupted oil companies, government ministries, utilities, banks, shipping lines and pharmaceutical companies.

analysts expected the ransomware known as petya to jump to the u.s....






brush fire chars 20 acres in dehesa; no homes threatened

flames charred about 20 acres of grassy hillsides near dehesa tuesday morning, but was stopped before any homes were threatened, cal fire officials said.

a cal fire firefighter doing home inspections for fire safety first saw the smoke off sloane canyon road, near dehesa road, about 9:40 a.m.,...






google hit with record fine by eu, told to change its ways

after a seven-year legal battle, european authorities came down hard on google on tuesday for taking advantage of its dominance in online searches to direct customers to its own businesses, fining the tech giant a record 2.42 billion euros ($2.72 billion) and raising the prospect of more. a years-long...





google fined a record 2.4 billion euros in eu antitrust case

after a seven-year legal battle, european authorities came down hard on google on tuesday for taking advantage of its dominance in online searches to direct customers to its own businesses, fining the tech giant a record 2.42 billion euros ($2.72 billion) and raising the prospect of more. a years-long...





qualcomm loses bid to squash ftc antitrust lawsuit

a northern california federal judge has denied qualcomm’s motion to dismiss the u.s. federal trade commission anti-trust lawsuit against the san diego wireless technology company, which means the case will go forward.

qualcomm argued that the lawsuit should be dismissed because it was based on...






new cyberattack causes mass disruption in europe

a new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across europe, hitting ukraine especially hard. company and government officials reported serious intrusions at the ukrainian power grid, banks and government offices, where one senior...





judge rejects qualcomm's dismissal motion in ftc anti-trust case

a northern california federal judge has denied qualcomm’s motion to dismiss the u.s. federal trade commission anti-trust lawsuit against the san diego wireless technology company, which means the case will go forward.

qualcomm argued that the lawsuit should be dismissed because it was based on...






syria rejects white house's chemical attack warning as airstrike on prison is reported

the syrian government on tuesday dismissed white house allegations that it was preparing a new chemical weapons attack, as activists reported an airstrike on an islamic state-run jail in eastern syria that they said killed more than 40 prisoners.

the britain-based syrian observatory for human rights...