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  • Rep. Henry Waxman to retire from Congress

    Rep. Henry Waxman to retire from Congress
    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...
  • After Ford christening at Newport News Shipyard, the hard work begins

    After Ford christening at Newport News Shipyard, the hard work begins
    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...
  • Gerald R. Ford carrier christened at Newport News Shipbuilding

    Gerald R. Ford carrier christened at Newport News Shipbuilding
    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...
  • Parkland grad Lombardo has gone from being a fan to working at the Fanatic

    Parkland grad Lombardo has gone from being a fan to working at the Fanatic
    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,...
  • From oldest to newest, one sailor transfers across a generation

    From oldest to newest, one sailor transfers across a generation
    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...
  • Marianne Williamson follows spiritual path into the political realm

    Marianne Williamson follows spiritual path into the political realm
    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...
  • Same old, same old in Syria

    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...
  • Questions persist for carrier Ford as Navy defends design

    Questions persist for carrier Ford as Navy defends design
    — 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....
  • A look back at some of college football's most memorable early-season games

     
    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...
  • On tape, President Ford describes assassination try by Manson follower

    On tape, President Ford describes assassination try by Manson follower
    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...
  • Gerald Ford's testimony on 1975 assassination attempt: 'The weapon was large'

    Gerald Ford's testimony on 1975 assassination attempt: 'The weapon was large'
    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...
  • New batch of Nixon tapes released at Yorba Linda presidential library

    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,...