U.S. birth rates are down again, leading to the fewest babies in 30 years.
A provisional government report out Thursday is based on a review of more than 99 percent of the birth certificates filed nationwide.
It counted fewer than 3.9 million births last year. That's the lowest tally since 1987.
Births have been declining since 2014, but 2017 saw the greatest year-to-year drop. That's surprising, because baby booms often parallel economic booms, and last year was a period of low unemployment and a growing economy.
Experts say several factors may be combining to drive the declines, including shifting attitudes about motherhood and changing immigration patterns.
Deputies will be on the lookout for impaired drivers over the Thanksgiving holiday, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department warned Wednesday.
A 52-year-old professional photographer accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl during a modeling session in Carlsbad is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday at the courthouse in Vista.
Forty people, including 10 children, were displaced Wednesday and a sheriff's deputy suffered a minor burn injury when a two- alarm fire ripped through an apartment complex in Imperial Beach, authorities said.
The oldest living Pearl Harbor veteran has died, his loved ones confirmed Wednesday. Poway resident Ray Chavez died peacefully in his sleep overnight, according to his family.
A San Diego County woman has died due to flu complications, representing the county's second such death this season, officials announced.
Mama's Kitchen volunteers will distribute pies around San Diego County on Wednesday, part of the nonprofit's Thanksgiving Pie Bake Sale.
The weekend recall of nearly 100,000 pounds of ground beef possibly tainted with E. coli is the second large meat recall in as many months by JBS USA, a unit of the world's largest meat processor.
The Kroc Center will be open on Thanksgiving from 6:30-10 a.m. with a special entry fee of just $5 or you can bring in five cans of food.