A group of lawmakers arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border on Father's Day to further investigate a new policy separating migrant families. Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon led fellow Democratic lawmakers to tour a children's detention facility in Brownsville, Texas, that he was barred from entering earlier this month. Meanwhile, other Democratic lawmakers met in New Jersey with detainees separated from children at the southwest border. Some said they don't know where the children are being kept, the lawmakers said. Activists, dubbing the day #FathersDayofAction, organized visits to detention centers, marches and vigils. "I see the politics of this administration and it turns my stomach, because I know what this country stands for,' said Rep. Albio Sires, D-N.J.
One gunman was killed and 22 people were injured early Sunday after two men opened fire and triggered a stampede at an all-night arts festival in Trenton, New Jersey, authorities said. The shooting erupted at about 2:45 a.m. at the Art All Night Festival and is still under investigation. Seventeen of those injured had gunshot wounds, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri said. A 13-year-old boy was one of the most seriously injured victims. One suspect, a 33-year-old man, died after apparently being shot by police. Gov. Phil Murphy said the shooting may have stemmed from a "low-end neighborhood-level dispute."
After beating reigning World Cup champion Germany 1-0 in a stunning upset in Moscow, Mexico now finds itself as a genuine contender to win soccer's greatest title. As Hirving Lozano scored the lone goal, monitoring stations in Mexico City picked up the temblor of an artificial earthquake. Seismologists in Chile also said their instruments detected an artificial temblor at the same time. The win is not to be underestimated: Mexico, sometimes a World Cup underachiever, has the blend of ability and belief to rise to the top of one of the World Cup's hardest groups.
Pope Francis on Saturday said that the use of abortion to terminate pregnancies likely to produce disabled or chronically ill children was the product of a Nazi mentality. "It is fashionable, or at least usual, that when in the first few months of a pregnancy doctors do studies to see if the child is healthy or has something, the first idea is: 'Let's send it away,'" the pope said. "We do the same as the Nazis to maintain the purity of the race, but with white gloves on." The pope's statements came two days after his home country of Argentina voted for a proposal that legalizes abortion. Last month, Ireland, one of the most Catholic countries in Europe, voted to overturn a national ban on abortion.
Disney and Pixar's "Incredibles 2" broke the record for the best animated opening of all time, raking in an estimated $180 million in its first weekend in theaters. Coming 14 years after the original "The Incredibles," the sequel topped the $135 million launch of "Finding Dory" in 2016. "Incredibles 2" is also the second-biggest June debut ever, behind only "Jurassic World," and the biggest debut ever for a PG film, topping Disney's live-action "Beauty and the Beast."
Starbucks is expanding its delivery service and aims to offer it at nearly one-fourth of its U.S. company-operated coffee shops.
Many Americans in places where sports betting is legal for the first time are beginning to make wagers on the Super Bowl, including some bets on the performances of individual athletes.
Two people were killed Monday when a roughly 75-foot- tall tree fell onto a two-story house in the Point Loma Heights area.
Tragedy struck Monday in Point Loma Heights where a couple reportedly visiting from North Dakota died when a 75-foot tall Torrey Pine fell on the house. A fellow business owner from Grand Forks, North Dakota, identified the victims as Troy and Jessica Nelson – owners of Trojan Promotions.
The highest king tides of the year peaked early Monday morning. All along San Diego’s coasts this weekend, News 8 captured footage of big waves and some flooding.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County has organized a fun and informative event to take place this Saturday. Beer + BBQ kicks off at noon at Thorn Brewing Co.’s Barrio Logan location (1745 National Ave).
San Diegans are celebrating a Jewish holiday on Monday. Tu B’Shevat marks the beginning of a new year for trees.
Parenting children of any age comes with unique challenges. Reena B. Patel - a parenting expert, licensed educational psychologist, and author - visited Morning Extra with positive parenting tips for families with kids of all ages.
In Monday’s Daily Dose, we’ve got a tour around San Diego your belly will thank you for. San Diego Restaurant Week allows you to explore your favorite areas and score great deals on food along the way.