| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:50 PM
Bethany Glenn never met her grandfather, John C. England, a 20-year-old Navy ensign from Alhambra who perished in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
But 73 years after that day of infamy, Glenn has made it her mission to recover the remains of...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Known internationally, Battleship Cove in Fall River, Mass., is an important destination.
“What we have here is the largest collection of preserved U.S. Navy ships in the world. Now, that’s a big deal,” says Brad King, who traveled...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The good thing about our president's talk at the Justice Department last week is that it was mainly talk. Its subject: How to limit the National Security Agency -- or maybe just national security. Thankfully, he didn't actually do anything to abolish that...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:00 PM
It is not a shock to open a paper to find Florida State listed as a 22-point favorite.
The Seminoles (7-0) are No. 3 in the Bowl Championship Series standings and have defeated their last three opponents by a combined score of 163-31.
Florida State is...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
In the 1920s, Japan began to translate its growing economic might -- after a prior 50-year crash course in Western capitalism and industrialization -- into formidable military power.
At first, few of its possible rivals seemed to care. America and...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 9:04 PM
MANZANAR, Calif. — Over the objections of critics, Los Angeles is moving ahead with plans to build a $680-million 200-megawatt solar energy plant within view of this desolate Eastern Sierra site that was a Japanese American internment camp during...
| Dec 11, 2013
When the shipbuilders of Newport News launched the USS Hornet on Dec. 14, 1940, the last carrier in the Yorktown class was considered to be in a class by itself.
Its deck measured nearly 5 feet wider than that of its sister ships -- the Yorktown and the...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 10:21 AM
James Ellroy is returning to the scene of the crime his greatest literary success, the 1940s, in a new four-book series. Ellroy's agency Sobel-Weber has the news: The lead title is "Perfidia" and is coming in fall 2014 from Knopf.
Ellroy hit the big...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:18 PM
WASHINGTON — So what if the British burned the U.S. Capitol? That was way back during the War of 1812. A bust of Winston Churchill is headed there, 50 years after the legendary British statesman was granted honorary U.S. citizenship.
| Nov 20, 2013
Newport News shipbuilders marked the end of an era when they laid down the keel of the yard's last battleship on Nov. 20, 1939.
Called the "longest, widest and luckiest" by the men who built it, the USS Indiana was the 14th and final ship in a long line...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Another Veterans Day has come and gone, celebrating the millions of Americans who served in the so-called War to End All Wars and all the wars since.
The day was originally observed as Armistice Day, commemorating the all-quiet on the...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:12 AM
On June 10, 1861, Union and Confederate forces lined up against each other in the Battle of Big Bethel, the first planned engagement of the Civil War. Led by Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler for the North, and Col. John Bankhead Magruder for the South, the...