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  • Man gets 25 years to life for murders of 2 girlfriends

    Man gets 25 years to life for murders of 2 girlfriends
    A Pakistan-born man who pleaded guilty to murdering two girlfriends, including one whose body was chopped up and another whose body hasn’t been recovered, was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years to life in prison. Los Angeles County Superior Court...
  • Three famous warships sprang from the shipyard's first Navy contract 120 years ago

    Three famous warships sprang from the shipyard's first Navy contract 120 years ago
    The first three Navy construction contracts won by Newport News Shipbuilding in late January 1894 marked not only a milestone moment for the barely 8-year-old yard but also the birth of three ships that became famous warriors. Awarded on Jan. 22, 1894,...
  • 'Act of Killing,' 'Gravity' top Sight & Sound's year-end list

    'Act of Killing,' 'Gravity' top Sight & Sound's year-end list
    The venerable film magazine Sight & Sound, published by the British Film Institute, released its best of 2013 top-10 list on Friday, with the documentary "The Act of Killing" taking the top spot. The Sandra Bullock-George Clooney space adventure "Gravity"...
  • Typhoon Haiyan damage to Philippines detected from space

    Typhoon Haiyan damage to Philippines detected from space
    Typhoon Haiyan's devastation of the Philippines can be detected from space, and NASA scientists have produced a map to help direct aid efforts. Using data from Italian satellites, a rapid-response team from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada ...
  • Philippines government defends typhoon response

    Philippines government defends typhoon response
    BEIJING -- Under fire for what critics say is the slow pace of its typhoon relief effort, the Philippine government Friday defended its handling of what might be the worst natural disaster in recent history. "In a situation like this, nothing is fast...
  • Philippine typhoon aid delivery picks up speed

    CEBU, Philippines — With pressure mounting to speed up the distribution of aid to victims of Typhoon Haiyan, the U.S. aircraft carrier George Washington and its strike group arrived Thursday in the Philippines, and officials said relief flights...
  • Hundreds more U.S. troops expected in the Philippines by week's end

    Hundreds more U.S. troops expected in the Philippines by week's end
    WASHINGTON –- Hundreds of Marines are expected to arrive in the typhoon-stricken Philippines by the end of the week to bolster a relief effort that has struggled against logistical hurdles and overwhelming devastation, U.S. officials said Wednesday....
  • Families in the Philippines coordinate their own relief efforts

    Families in the Philippines coordinate their own relief efforts
    ORMOC, Philippines — Dressed in shorts and a pink T-shirt, Dimples Juntilla was headed Friday to a village named Friendly, embarking on a mission of mercy in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Arriving by ferry from the relatively unscathed port of Cebu,...
  • Philippines struggles as aid flows to typhoon survivors

    Philippines struggles as aid flows to typhoon survivors
    Long-delayed emergency supplies flowed into the typhoon-ravaged central Philippines on Saturday, reaching desperate families who had to fend for themselves for days, as the United Nations more than doubled its estimate of homeless to nearly two million....
  • In Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan victims buried in communal grave

    In Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan victims buried in communal grave
    TACLOBAN, Philippines -- In a hilltop cemetery, a truck stacked high with body bags backed up to a yawning trench. With no time for ceremony, police and firefighters wearing facemasks and plastic gloves unloaded the bags Saturday and placed them in a...
  • A milestone shipyard battleship becomes a decorated WWII warrior

    A milestone shipyard battleship becomes a decorated WWII warrior
    A century after Newport News shipbuilders laid its keel on Oct. 27, 1913, the mighty battleship USS Pennsylvania is largely forgotten. But in its day the 31,400-ton warhorse represented a critical milestone for the increasingly capable yard -- where...
  • Philippine city overwhelmed by task of burying typhoon victims

    Philippine city overwhelmed by task of burying typhoon victims
    TACLOBAN, Philippines — In a hilltop cemetery, a truck stacked high with body bags backed up to a yawning trench. With no time for ceremony, police and firefighters wearing face masks and plastic gloves unloaded the bags and placed them in a...