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The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden deteriorated into bitter taunts and near chaos Tuesday night

Officer Jonathon Lucas, who has been on the force for about four years, was stripped of his police powers, meaning he was forced to give up his gun and badge

The F-35B’s pilot safely ejected while the KC-130J landed on its belly in a field near the Salton Sea; all eight crew survived, Marines said

California voters appear to favor measures impacting ride-share employees, rent control, affirmative action, commercial taxes, criminal justice reforms and more

Few people have been lucky enough to witness the Padres historic season up close. Our photographer takes you inside Petco Park.

Decision comes after reports of a criminal investigation, questions about his personal disclosures

Trump needs to change a race he’s losing. Biden needs to prove himself to voters who don’t like the president but remain uncertain about the challenger.

The bombshell revelations that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for office and paid no income taxes at all in many others threaten to undercut a pillar of his appeal among blue-collar voters

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Hall of Fame manager praises both clubs, revisits past series against Padres and touts “unpredictable” nature of October

Duo struggled through losing seasons before handing GM A.J. Preller tools that shaped first postseaon trip since 2006

Padres pitching prospect MacKenzie Gore has been in the player pool all year and is now in the postseason bubble

Team is improved in all facets, but Padres also point to fun as big part of their playoff run

The San Diego Padres 2020 season has been one for the history books and few people have witnessed that history in the making.

Hear from Eric Hosmer, Fernando Tatis Jr. and Jayce Tingler and see the reaction from fans as the Padres clinch a postseason berth for the first time since 2006.

Nonprofits estimate up to 40 percent of Baja residents are living with food insecurity — and shutdown of city’s food bank isn’t helping

RETURNED

RETURNED: PART II

Who gets asylum? A decade of immigration court data reveals a capricious asylum system that has fallen short of its promise of safety for 40 years

An asylum seeker’s chances at protection hinge on numerous factors that often seem arbitrary — from location to nationality to individual judge assigned — according to a Union-Tribune analysis of immigration court records

Researchers found that more than 1 million records of U.S. immigration cases were missing from recently released government databases

Reporters Kate Morrissey and Lauryn Schroeder discuss how they approached the second installment in a multi-part series that explores the asylum system and whether it is working the way it was intended

Padres on deck: Finishing regular season in San Francisco

Previewing the Padres’ four-game series at the San Francisco Giants: 4:10 p.m. Friday (doubleheader), 6:15 p.m. Saturday and 12:05 p.m. Sunday

San Diegans Protest Breonna Taylor Ruling

Protesters took to the streets of downtown San Diego on Wednesday night after a grand jury in Kentucky declined to bring homicide charges in Breonna Taylor’s death.

Padres on deck: Angels closing out Petco’s regular season

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MLB power rankings: ‘In Preller We Trust’

A weekly look at who’s hot, who’s not and how all 30 Major League Baseball teams are stacking up in 2020

Within the ranks of the storied 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 10 soldiers have taken their own lives so far this year

Rear Adm. Collin Green tried to root out misconduct among the elite Navy SEALs and became the target of conspiracy allegations in Gallagher case

Bills introduced by Democrats Mike Levin and Scott Peters address COVID-19 housing relief, mental health for veterans

Members of the newly formed U.S. Space Force are deploying troops to a vast new frontier: the Arabian Peninsula

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Visual Itineraries Launches Consumer Travel Planning Tool

PORTLAND, OR, July 16, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Visual Itineraries, maker of a custom itinerary creation tool for travel agents, has expanded their offerings, creating a new consumer-facing planning tool. The company has aggregated rich content (high-resolution photo galleries, videos, virtual tours, webcams, and maps) for over 2000 locations around the world, from tropical destinations in the South Pacific islands and the Caribbean to African safari lodges.

With the travel agent tool, agents build customized itineraries for clients by simply choosing the resorts and excursions they're recommending to that client from checklists. With the consumer-facing tool, however, the consumer is presented with a panel of photos of resort choices, and the option of filtering those choices by destination or resort attributes such as "beach", "spa", "golf", "historic hotel", etc.

"When consumers are planning a special vacation, like a honeymoon, anniversary, or something exotic like a safari, often they'll want to broaden their horizons and go somewhere they've never been...perhaps somewhere they've never even heard of" says Michael Cottam, founder of Visual Itineraries. "They don't necessarily know where they want to go already, which means that traditional travel websites that make you pick your destination, then your dates fail for them. The idea with our new tool is that they might not know where they want to go, but they'll know it when they see it."

The planning tool is free to consumers, and also provides travel experts in various destinations to answer consumers' questions and assist with booking, if needed.

Visual Itineraries was founded in 2010, and is based in Portland, OR.

Website: http://www.visualitineraries.com

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