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  • Gen. John M. Shalikashvili dies at 75; former Joint Chiefs chairman

    Gen. John M. Shalikashvili dies at 75; former Joint Chiefs chairman
    Retired Army Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, who became the first foreign-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and guided military and humanitarian efforts in the post-Cold War era of the 1990s, has died. He was 75. Shalikashvili died Saturday...
  • Briefs: Coco opens with win

    Newport Beach resident CoCo Vandeweghe won her first-round match at tennis' U.S. Open on Tuesday, defeating Alberta Brianti of Italy, 7-5, 6-3, in Flushing Meadows, New York. It was the first win for Vandeweghe, 19, in the singles main draw of a Grand...
  • Best Cities In The World?

    Best Cities In The World?
    5 Things Affected by the Economy (Time) Consumer activity gives a good indication of how the economy is holding up, and here are five trends indicating that consumers are having a particularly hard time lately. Buying “locally grown” for...
  • Study Up On Money Matters

    When Alexa von Tobel graduated from Harvard in 2006 and was about to take a job on Wall Street, she wondered whether her first savings priority should be retirement or an emergency kitty. "I thought, wow, I'm graduating from Harvard and I've never gotten...
  • Take yourself out to the ball game in DeLand

    Take yourself out to the ball game in DeLand
    Major League Baseball's spring training will be in full swing with games starting on the first weekend of March and your Postcards columnist will be reporting from at least one Grapefruit League destination. But there's another option for baseball in the...
  • Hattie's Lost Legacy

    Hattie's Lost Legacy
    Hattie McDaniel was the first African-American actress to win an Academy Award, won for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939). Today, a controversy exists over the whereabouts of the McDaniel Oscar. In his 1990...
  • Romney campaign turns to shallow pockets

    After locking up much of the Republican establishment's heavyweight fundraisers, Mitt Romney is going after the little guy. "Donate $3 today to be automatically entered to be Mitt's special guest for Election Night on Super Tuesday," reads an email...
  • Patching up the parties

    Pundits seem to be converging on a new conventional wisdom: that the drawn-out and extraordinarily competitive Democratic presidential primary race between Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton has cleaved the party in two.Many voters insist that they...
  • Sustainable boom?

    Today, Andrés Martinez and Joseph Farah look at whether a one-party state is sustainable during a long-running boom. Yesterday, they debated whether China poses a military threat to the United States; they've also pondered Chinese imports and the broad...
  • Don't hang Spector by his wealth

    In his closing argument last week in the murder trial of pop music legend Phil Spector, prosecutor Alan Jackson encouraged jurors to ignore the experts who testified for the defense because, he said, "if you hire enough lawyers who hire enough experts who...
  • W. Mark Felt, Watergate source 'Deep Throat,' dies at 95

    W. Mark Felt, Watergate source 'Deep Throat,' dies at 95
    W. Mark Felt, the former FBI official who ended one of the country's most intriguing political mysteries when he identified himself as "Deep Throat" -- the nickname for the anonymous source who helped guide the Washington Post's Pulitzer Prize-winning...
  • Obama's options on Iran

    Obama's options on Iran
    Abevy of foreign policy experts are pressing Barack Obama to move quickly on his promise to "engage in aggressive personal diplomacy" with Iran. He'd be better off first taking a long, deep breath and allowing Iran's economic crisis to take its toll on...