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Defense to question investigator in case against Navy SEAL

Jun. 25, 2019 1:37 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Defense lawyers for a decorated Navy SEAL charged with war crimes are expected to grill the lead investigator in the case Tuesday as they try to paint a picture of an upstanding war hero being framed by lies. Attorneys for Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher planned to cross-examine...

New wind farm to operate in southeastern New Mexico by 2020

Jun. 24, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A new wind power generating farm is coming to southeastern New Mexico, bringing turbines and transmission lines. San Diego-based EDF Renewables recently announced that construction on the Oso Grande Wind Project will start this year and the farm will fully operate by the end of 2020,...

Frazier's go-ahead hit in 8th sends Pirates over Padres 6-3

Jun. 22, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Archer and Adam Frazier ended their struggles to keep the Pirates winning. Frazier hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the eighth inning and Pittsburgh beat the San Diego Padres 6-3 on Saturday. Frazier had one hit in his previous 10 at-bats entering play Saturday, but stepped into...

Dickerson has 6 RBIs in Giants' 11-5 win over Diamondbacks

Jun. 22, 2019 1:47 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Alex Dickerson's day started in Las Vegas with a call-up to the big leagues. It ended with a big jackpot in the desert. Dickerson had a grand slam and six RBIs in his San Francisco debut, Kevin Pillar had four RBIs and the Giants rolled over the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-5 Friday night. "I...

Fellow SEALs say chief shot girl and old man in Iraq

Jun. 21, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two Navy SEALs testified Friday that their platoon chief gunned down a young girl and an old man in Iraq in 2017 from his sniper's perch, though neither witnessed him pulling the trigger. The SEALs said shots came from the tower where Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher was posted...

Jury awards $6M in Drew Brees diamond-fraud lawsuit

Jun. 21, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A jury has awarded more than $6 million to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in a lawsuit that claimed a San Diego County jeweler sold him over-priced diamonds. The San Diego Union-Tribune says a Superior Court jury made the award Friday in a fraud suit Brees and his wife filed...

California governor proposes safety steps for utilities

Jun. 21, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is willing to throw a financial lifeline to the state's major utilities dealing with the results of disastrous wildfires -- but only if they agree to concessions including tying executive compensation to safety performance. A proposal unveiled Friday...

San Diego teachers to get 4% pay increase with new contract

Jun. 21, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego teachers will get a 3.7% raise under a tentative contract agreement reached between the union and the school district. The Union-Tribune reports the pay raise announced Thursday outpaces the state's cost of living increase. The deal also includes annual longevity stipends of up...

Witness in Navy SEAL trial takes blame for killing

Jun. 21, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — When the prosecution called a special forces medic to testify, they expected him to bolster their murder case against a decorated Navy SEAL accused of stabbing an Islamic State fighter in his care. Corey Scott delivered on that count, saying Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher had...

The Latest: Navy undaunted after SEAL witness admits killing

Jun. 20, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A military spokesman says prosecutors have no intention of dropping the murder case against a Navy SEAL after a witness confessed to killing the victim....