| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:59 AM
WASHINGTON — Rep. Henry A. Waxman, whose legislative record has made him one of the country’s most influential liberal lawmakers for four decades, announced Thursday that he will retire from his Westside seat, the latest in a wave of...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Saturday's christening of the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford wouldn't be possible without the work of 5,000 shipbuilders, some 200,000 gallons of paint and enough fiber optic cable to reach the International Space Station about three times.
But for the...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 3:15 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — With tearful memories and a decisive swing, Susan Ford Bales christened the Navy's newest aircraft carrier Saturday under perfect skies at Newport News Shipbuilding.
Named for the nation's 38th president, the Gerald R. Ford ushers...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:24 PM
Matt Lombardo said that while growing up, he and his father shared Eagles season tickets in the 700-level at Veterans Stadium.
"I did my fair share of screaming and yelling," Lombardo said. "I was your typical Eagles fan. But once we left the stadium,...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:18 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — The aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford will carry the Navy's most advanced technology into battle, but a few things won't change.
Sailors will still need their morning coffee.
That's where Chief Petty Officer Lisa Jones and the...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It was a Thursday night, normally a slow time for churches and synagogues, but the sanctuary of The Source Spiritual Center in Venice was packed.
When a diminutive woman stepped to the front of the room, people paused in their scramble for a chair or...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:30 AM
President Obama's on-and-off-again planned American attack on Syria is nothing new. Besides its five declared wars, America has a habit of intervening all over the world.
Even apart from clandestine CIA operations, and even after the unhappy end of the...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:42 PM
— The aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford will continue to experience problems after it joins the fleet because key systems lack reliability, including those that allow fighter jets to launch and land, a government watchdog group reported Thursday....
| Aug 24, 2013
| 4:22 PM
With the start of the college football season now just a few days away, the National Football Foundation has put out a release flashing back to some of the more memorable early-season games over the years. Some of them fans will remember instantly, and...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:55 PM
A federal judge Monday approved the release of videotaped testimony by President Ford, later used in the trial of Lynette Alice "Squeaky" Fromme, who tried to assassinate him in Sacramento 37 years ago.
Portions of the 20 minutes of testimony taken in...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 8:52 AM
A videotape in which President Gerald Ford discussed a 1975 assassination attempt by a follower of Charles Manson was made public this week.
"It fills in the last gap of the case and explains from the president's perspective what it was like to have...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 10:05 AM
The final installment of 94 White House tapes recorded during a turbulent period of Richard Nixon's administration were released Wednesday at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda.
The tapes cover a period from April 9 to July 12,...