| 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.
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:30 AM
In 1865, American slavery ended with the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Courthouse and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment.
Since that time, these things have happened:
In 1871, fire destroyed the city of Chicago.
In 1896, the Supreme Court...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 9:16 AM
A century after Newport News shipbuilders laid its keel on Oct. 27, 1913, the mighty battleship USS Pennsylvania is largely forgotten.
But in its day the 31,400-ton warhorse represented a critical milestone for the increasingly capable yard -- where...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Before the now-notorious partial government shutdown took hold, the Pentagon awarded hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts to Central Florida defense contractors, according to Defense Department records.
Overall, figures indicate the military...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 4:18 PM
The News-Press ran a front-page article detailing the sad events of sister cityhood rejection (“Japanese sister city weighs an end to ties,” Aug. 24).
Higashiosaka, Japan is considering ending its 53-year relationship with Glendale. An...
| Feb 21, 2013
George Aratani, a Los Angeles businessman who donated millions of dollars to Japanese American causes, and with his wife endowed the nation’s first academic chair to study the World War II internment of people of Japanese descent and their efforts...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:18 PM
Bob Fletcher, who quit his job as a state agricultural inspector during World War II to save the Sacramento farms of interned Japanese American families, died May 23 in Sacramento, his family announced. He was 101.
A few months after the Japanese...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 11:03 PM
When Daniel K. Inouye was 17, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. An aspiring surgeon, he spent much of the next week helping care for the wounded at an elementary school in his native Honolulu.
He wanted to enlist immediately but couldn't. Japanese...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Lillian Kawasaki, a veteran Los Angeles city administrator who spearheaded major initiatives to protect air and water quality as the first head of the Environmental Affairs Department, died of cancer Thursday at her home in Long Beach. She was 62.
| Mar 16, 2013
| 7:55 PM
Historians have said that losing the Philippines in the early stages of World War II was a defining event in the career of Gen. Douglas MacArthur.
The same could be said of Edwin Ramsey. But Ramsey couldn't admit defeat.
After MacArthur's retreat in...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 7:14 AM
A few dozen pennies, shiny and perpetually floating in a clear brick of plastic sit on Herman Shooster's desk. Given as a gift celebrating the 1968 initial public offering of his first entrepreneurial venture, a frozen food company, it wasn't long...
| Dec 2, 2012
BALANGA, Philippines — The school day at Balanga Elementary on the Bataan Peninsula was winding down, and children poured from the classrooms into the stifling afternoon heat.
Behind their classrooms, they played around the statutes of grim-...