| Nov 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Actress Drew Barrymore and her husband, art consultant William Kopelman, have sold the Montecito estate where they were wed for $6.35 million.
The 1937 traditional-style house sits on more than two acres with mature trees, an expansive lawn and a...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 7:29 AM
|| Rank || Rank '12 || Company (Local subsidiary) || 2013 Full-time || 2013 Part-time || 2013 Total || 2012 Total ||
|| 1 || 1 || Walt Disney Co. (Walt Disney World) || 43700 || 26200 || 69900 || 66700 ||
|| 2 || 2 || Adventist...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
So far, the much-dreaded "sequester" -- some $85 billion in federal spending cuts between March and September 30 -- hasn't been evident to most Americans.
The dire warnings that had issued from the White beforehand -- threatening that Social Security...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:28 PM
The U.S. Navy conducted the first flight of a next-generation helicopter drone, which is designed to fly twice as long and has three times the payload capacity of the current model in the military arsenal.
The MQ-8C Fire Scout flew for seven minutes...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Near the height of the Afghanistan war, the Pentagon spent $297 million on a seven-story blimp-like aircraft — as long as a football field — that would hover over the war zone for weeks at a time, beaming back crucial intelligence.
| Oct 13, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Before the now-notorious partial government shutdown took hold, the Pentagon awarded hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts to Central Florida defense contractors, according to Defense Department records.
Overall, figures indicate the military...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 9:34 AM
The Navy's Orlando training-systems agency has indefinitely delayed a major contract award amid uncertainty about the potential for fallout from the federal government's ongoing deficit-reduction cutbacks in military spending.
Authorities have put a...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Former General Motors and Northrop Grumman Chairman Kent Kresa has sold his Beverly Hills estate for $27.5 million.
The restored Spanish Colonial Revival mansion, built in 1927, sits on 1.75 landscaped acres. The grounds feature parking for 30 cars, a...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:35 PM
NBA superstar Kobe Bryant may be focused on bouncing back from his injury, but the Lakers shooting guard is up to more than running on a treadmill. He and his wife, Vanessa, have put one of their houses in Newport Coast up for sale at $8.599 million....
| Sep 1, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Tristan Prejean, a recent graduate of Heritage Academy, was named the Washington County winner in the 11th annual Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars competition.
The statewide scholarship program is aimed at supporting promising high school seniors...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Shrinking government isn't a free lunch; it means job losses, and not only in the public sector. Just ask the 2,160 Boeing workers in Kansas who just saw their jobs go away....
| Jul 24, 2012
| 8:09 PM
Astronaut Sally Ride is remembered locally not only as the first American woman to travel in space, but also as a pioneering educator who encouraged girls to pursue careers in science.
Ride, who became famous for her presence aboard the space shuttle...