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  • Filmmaker Meets With Attorneys, Says He Wrote Anti-Islam Script in Prison

    Filmmaker Meets With Attorneys, Says He Wrote Anti-Islam Script in Prison
    CERRITOS, Calif. -- Federal authorities have identified a Coptic Christian living in Cerritos, who is on probation after his conviction for financial crimes, as the key figure behind the anti-Muslim film that ignited mob violence against U.S. embassies...
  • 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...
  • James D. Watkins dies at 85; retired admiral led AIDS, ocean panels

    James D. Watkins dies at 85; retired admiral led AIDS, ocean panels
    Navy Adm. James D. Watkins was considered "an unlikely hero" after he was called out of retirement in 1987 to accomplish what many considered a near-impossible task — taking over the leadership of an embattled and divided presidential commission...
  • War memoir skewers leaders

    War memoir skewers leaders
    Surely Kim Barker is the only foreign correspondent to sum up Afghan President Hamid Karzai as "whiny and conflicted, a combination of Woody Allen, Chicken Little and Jimmy Carter," with a national government that "seemed about as effective as a student...
  • Before shooting, Gabby Giffords eyed higher office, motherhood

    As Rep. Gabrielle Giffords prepared to be sworn in for a third term this January, she was already considering the next step in her political career, a run for the U.S. Senate, or perhaps for governor of Arizona. The 40-year-old Democrat also had more...
  • Sunday shows: Biden, Durbin, McConnell, McDonnell

     
    Also, Bob McDonnell, Gordon Brown, Gen. Richard Myers, Admiral William Fallon, Frederic Rolando, John Kerry, Richard Lugar, Dick Durbin, Chris Van Hollen and Jon Kyl....
  • The latest in the Greg Mortenson controversy: His climbing partner responds

     
    The latest in the controversy over "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson and the activities of his charity, the Central Asia Institute, criticized by Jon Krakauer....
  • Obama's job approval among the military is even worse than among civilians

     
    About one-in-three military members, past and present, approve of Obama's job performance....
  • Party time again: Michelle Obama explains the Angela Merkel state dinner for you guys without invites

     
    Germany's leader is feted at the Obamas' fourth White House State Dinner. With full guest list....
  • Tuesday's Talk Shows

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 12 - 18 in PDF format TV listings for the week of June 12 - 18 in PDF format (from latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv) Weekly TV Listings and more can be found......
  • ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal News: A Pride Month Certification?

     
    Robert Gates, the outgoing Secretary of Defense who is set to leave his position June 30, has said he would support certification of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal before he goes: 

“I think people are pretty...
  • VIPs expected to attend launch

     
    Among people expected to check out today's launch of space shuttle Atlantis up close and personal are the Florida governor, singer Gloria Estefan and several members of the Kennedy family. Also on the VIP list: Elected officials Florida Lieutenant...