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  • With the holiday rush, post offices expect their busiest day of the year

    It may not have been "black Friday," but post offices across Southern California looked a bit like holiday-crazed shopping malls today. The U.S. Postal Service said today is expected to be the busiest day of the year as people attempt...
  • Matt Weinstock – Dec. 1, 1959

    A Lucky Man Lee Shippey sat smiling at a table in the Broadway Department Store yesterday, chatting with friends and autographing copies of his new book, his 11th, "The Luckiest Man Alive." Lee, a glowing, healthy 76, means himself. The book is...

    Obama: Recession's tide hasn't turned

    by Mark Silva Today, on this day of a "distinctly American tradition,'' the president's tradtional weekly address arrives early. "As much as we all have to be thankful for,'' President Barack Obama says in his address today, "we also know...

    Thanksgiving wishes from Lincoln, Truman, Reagan and -- now -- Obama

    President Obama observed Thanksgiving by continuing a tradition carried on by Reagan, Carter, Bush, Roosevelt and others--issuing a proclamation calling on the nation to give thanks and to serve others.

    Obama: Walter Reed tour today

    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama plans a stop today at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where some of the most wounded casualties of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are being treated -- and where the Army psychologist accused...