| Dec 22, 2013
Former CIA Director R. James Woolsey weighed in last week on the subject of Edward Snowden. Asked about calls of clemency for the former National Security Agency contractor, Woolsey insisted that Snowden should be "hanged by the neck until he is dead."...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 6:48 PM
SACRAMENTO — From my skimpy research on New Year's resolutions, I've learned that 40% of us make them, and about 90% end in failure.
A dismal record of weak will.
Yet, New Year's resolutions should be encouraged because they're vital to self-...
| 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...
| Dec 9, 2013
Auto safety regulators are pushing for new equipment to protect motorists from their biggest threat: themselves.
They're aiming to keep drunk drivers off the road with the help of onboard technology that immobilizes their cars. New vehicles may soon...
| 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...
| 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 2, 2013
| 7:21 PM
— As the daughter of a U.S. president, Susan Ford Bales belongs to an exclusive club. She will join another one Saturday at Newport News Shipbuilding.
Not everyone can say they've got a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in the family.
| Nov 8, 2013
| 2:58 AM
— Huntington Ingalls Industries on Thursday reported sharply higher third quarter profits over last year, partly because of an insurance settlement related to damage that Hurricane Katrina inflicted on the shipbuilder's Gulf Coast facilities.
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:28 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — Framed by patriotic bunting and surrounded by a few thousand chairs, the Navy's newest aircraft carrier is ready for its close-up.
Sailors in dress blues and hard hatted workers from Newport News Shipbuilding swarmed Dry Dock 12...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 1:34 PM
The chairman of the Illinois Republican Party said Saturday that any discussions about Chicago seeking to host the party's 2016 national convention represents “very loose” talk among a “loose group” of Republicans and has not...
| 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,...