| Aug 12, 2010
On July 15, the Los Angeles Times published the first reports of the inflated salaries of the city of Bell employees.
On Aug. 4, Valley Sun reporter Megan O'Neil followed up on the bloated pensions for recently retired city of Bell employees. ("There...
| Aug 18, 2010
The concluding volume in the magisterial historical tetralogy Richard Rhodes calls "The Making of the Nuclear Age" bears a weighty subtitle that hints at its somewhat discursive nature.
"The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and...
| Jan 16, 2011
Late for Tea at the Deer Palace
The Lost Dreams of My Iraqi Family
Harper: 414 pp., $27.99
Tamara Chalabi is the daughter of the controversial Iraqi politician and opposition leader, Ahmad Chalabi, one of the leaders of the Iraqi...
| Jan 15, 2011
Family members and friends of Glendale resident Holman "Ace" Hudson this week were left trying to make sense of the Iraq war veteran's sudden death. Ace Hudson died in his sleep on Jan. 8 following a quiet night at home with his wife of seven months,...
| Jan 15, 2011
| 11:34 AM
Desert Storm Veterans Scott Stump and John Jordan are making it their mission to remember 20 years later.
"I will never forget that experience. It was a tumultuous time, and we weren't sure how successful it would be," said Jordan.
The swift air and...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 8:42 AM
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joe Lieberman was so determined to hang onto his seat in 2006 after losing the Democratic primary in Connecticut that he ran as an independent. Now he's leaving without a fight.
The 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee, who...
| Jan 26, 2011
| 3:07 PM
By JULIE DAY
It is never an easy decision whether to withdraw military forces from overseas conflicts, and the conflict in the Middle East is no different. For years now, the goal of the government and the American Citizens has been to make this...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 11:12 AM
Cairo, Egypt -- Egyptians exulted Wednesday over the detention of their ailing former president and his two sons in a probe exploring the killing of protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the center of the country's dramatic uprising earlier this year....
| Aug 19, 2010
The U.S. military is on track to cut numbers in Iraq to 50,000 by end August, when the 7-1/2-year combat mission launched by former President George W. Bush ends and operations switch to assisting Iraq's armed forces.
The 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd...
| Sep 1, 2010
| 7:56 AM
BAGHDAD -- The United States changed commanders in Iraq Wednesday, beginning the final phase of American military involvement in the country despite political uncertainty and persistent violence.
The transfer of authority came a day after President...
| Sep 2, 2010
Former British prime minister Tony Blair's memoir "A Journey: My Political Life" is a political biography of unusual interest.
As a book, it's unusual because he wrote it himself, which makes this volume unique among the English-speaking world's recent...