| Nov 4, 2010
| 2:10 PM
Wilson Middle School students on Thursday paid tribute to the men and women of the armed forces by giving a raucous welcome to several 20th Century war heroes, including a World War II veteran who met Adolf Hitler as an athlete at the 1936 Olympics in...
| Nov 9, 2010
Noel Taylor, an award-winning costume designer whose career spanned seven decades and started almost by accident after artist Marc Chagall sought his help, has died. He was 97.
Taylor, a longtime resident of West Hollywood, died of natural causes...
| Nov 17, 2010
| 2:37 PM
"That's the most beautiful thing — that flag," Helen Harris whispered to me in her thick, Greek accent, as the Boy Scouts hoisted Old Glory last week, on a warm, blustery Veterans Day.
During World War II, Harris had been the official translator...
| Dec 26, 2010
2010 is shaping up as The Year of the Tall. The world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, which was designed and built by Chicago firms, opened in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The world's tallest Jesus statue was erected in western Poland. Tennis...
| Dec 15, 2010
In their time, the daughters of the second Baron Redesdale, better known as the Mitford sisters, were an industry. Their trade, for the most part, was their mere existence — swanning about British society, leaving scandal and newsprint in their...
| Apr 20, 2011
A candlelight vigil commemorating the 96th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide was held on the steps of Burbank City Hall on Tuesday night, two days before an L.A. visit by President Obama, who has not kept a campaign promise to formally recognize the...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 1:30 AM
1812: The fourth vice president of the United States, George Clinton, died in Washington at age 72, becoming the first vice president to die while in office.
1861: Col. Robert E. Lee resigned his commission in the United States Army. (Lee went on to...
| Jun 6, 2010
Sixty-six years ago Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people risked their lives to save the world for democracy. It was as simple as that, and as complicated as the Allied invasion of France's Normandy coast in World War II. Here are 10 facts about the...
| Jul 19, 2010
Smoky the Yorkshire terrier, Lady Astor the pigeon and a host of horses and mules whose individual stories are lost to history are among war heroes and heroines featured in the latest exhibit at the National World War II Museum.
"Loyal Force: Animals...
| Aug 5, 2010
| 11:51 AM
A state appeals court has determined that a
New Jersey couple who gave their children Nazi-inspired names should not regain custody of them.
Heath and Deborah Campbell's three small children were removed from their home by the state in January 2009....
| Aug 6, 2010
| 1:48 PM
TRENTON -- A New Jersey couple who gave their children Nazi-inspired names should not regain custody of them, a state appeals court ruled on Thursday.
The state removed the three small children of the couple, Heath and Deborah Campbell, from their home...
| Aug 9, 2010
| 11:17 AM
RIALTO, Calif. -- A self-proclaimed white supremacist is running for a seat on a Southern California school board.
Dan Schruender, who is currently a representative for the California chapter of Aryan Nations and formerly president of the organization,...