SAN DIEGO (AP) — Interstate 8 has long been a political divide in San Diego and maybe never more than in the campaign to replace Mayor Bob Filner, who resigned amid a torrent of sexual harassment allegations.
MIAMI (AP) — In the 18 years since 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce's rape and murder, his father and his mother, before her death, tried to alleviate the pain of their family's tragedy by working for society's good. They pushed for new laws regarding confinement of sexual predators and worked to improve police procedures in missing child cases.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bill de Blasio stooped his 6-foot-5 frame for hours to shake hands with regular New Yorkers touring Gracie Mansion, telling them the opulent mayoral residence was "the people's house." Clad in a jacket and jeans, he cheerfully posed for a TV crew while shoveling snow outside his Brooklyn home. And he opted against pricey Super Bowl tickets in favor of watching the game at home with his son and dropping in on a local firehouse.