Artificial membranes that grow like living cells

A team of scientists headed by an Indian-American has succeeded in designing and synthesising an artificial cell membrane capable of sustaining continual growth, just like a living cell.

Top Chinese officer pays visit to US: Pentagon

A top Chinese military officer began a six-day visit to the United States on Monday amid rising tensions over Beijing`s assertive stance in the South China Sea.

92-year-old Harriette Thompson becomes oldest woman to finish marathon

92-year-old cancer survivor, Harriette Thompson became the oldest woman to finish a marathon. She completed Sunday's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in San Diego in 7 hours, 24 minutes, 36 seconds.

US grandma, 92, sets record for oldest woman marathoner

 A 92-year-old US grandmother has become the oldest woman to finish a marathon, when she crossed the finish line of a San Diego 26-miler on Sunday, race organizers said.

Drought face-lift: California paints lawns green

The heat is stifling, the soil dry as a bone, and a new law in drought-stricken California restricts sprinklers.

Vikas Gowda wins discus event in US with 65.75m
Vikas Gowda wins discus event in US with 65.75m

Ace Indian discus thrower Vikas Gowda continued with his fine form as he came up with an effort of 65.75m to win his event in the Triton Invitational at La Jolla in San Diego in United States on Sunday.

California has only one year of water left: Scientist

The state of California has only about one year's worth of water left in storage and its groundwater is rapidly depleting, a NASA scientist has found.

Man shot with stun gun dies at border crossing

San Diego police say a 40-year-old man died after a border inspector shot him with a stun gun at the nation's busiest crossing.

Separated by deportation, couple wed at US-Mexico border

A couple separated by deportation have realised their dream of getting married in a religious ceremony at a fence dividing the cities of Tijuana in Mexico and San Diego in the US.

US top court to hear 1985 California death penalty case

The US Supreme Court said Monday it will consider reinstating a three-decade-old death sentence handed down to a Hispanic man by an all-white jury in California. 

New York Comic Con officially bigger than San Diego
New York Comic Con officially bigger than San Diego

New York Comic Con has become the largest comics convention in North America. The event attracted numbers in excess of San Diego's Comic-Con International, which has traditionally been the biggest event of its kind, reportedly.

5 Things to do in San Diego
5 Things to do in San Diego

By Averil Nunes


U.S. marshals, police wounded, fugitive dead in NYC gunfight

Two U.S. marshals and a New York police detective were wounded and a fugitive wanted on sex abuse charges was killed in a shootout in the city`s upscale Greenwich Village neighborhood on Monday, authorities said.

What to expect at the San Diego`s Spanish Village Art Centre?

With innovative artists of all genres putting out their best and interesting workshops to learn from, you can lose yourself in the world of art at the Spanish Village Art Centre in San Diego.

Poonia finishes 3rd in US, Gowda 8th in Diamond League

On a training-cum-competition stint in the United States, ace Indian discus thrower Krishna Poonia finished third in an international competition with an effort below the Glasgow Commonwealth Games qualifying standard set by Athletics Federation of India.

Tiger Woods to skip 2014 US Open

Tiger Woods will miss his second major championship of 2014 as he struggles to return to top form following back surgery earlier this year.

Thousands flee raging fires in southern California

Thousands of people are fleeing their homes to escape raging wildfires in southern California, which has triggered the partial evacuation of a military base and a tourist amusement park.

Wildfire forces 20,000 evacuations near San Diego

A wildfire roaring through Southern California forced evacuation orders for more than 20,000 homes, but so far only one mobile home burned as a high-pressure system brought unseasonable heat and gusty winds to the parched state.

Navy rescues family with sick baby from sailboat

US sailors rescued a family with an ill 1-year-old baby from a sailboat that broke down hundreds of miles off the Mexican coast, boarding them on Sunday onto a San Diego-bound Navy ship so the girl could get medical treatment.

Phil Mickelson injured two weeks before Masters

An abdominal injury has prompted three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson to pull out of the Texas Open, less than two weeks before the first major championship of 2014 at Augusta.