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Memorial Day

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  • Memorial Day weekend: Cultural deals, celebrations around L.A.

    Memorial Day weekend: Cultural deals, celebrations around L.A.
    Memorial Day marks the start of the annual Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission to participating cultural institutions around the country for active duty, National Guard and reserve military personnel and their families. This year,...
  • Veterans and military get free Memorial Day wings at Hooters

    Veterans and military get free Memorial Day wings at Hooters
    If you are a veteran or in the military, 10 chicken wings at Hooters are on the house on Memorial Day. This year, that goes for spouses, too. "Military spouses have to make some of the toughest sacrifices in the world, especially when their loved ones...
  • If America had a Memorial Day for peace, would the nation be more reluctant to go to war?

     If America had a Memorial Day for peace, would the nation be more reluctant to go to war?
    What a society chooses to memorialize says a lot about what it values, which is worth contemplating this weekend as the nation recognizes the sacrifices of military men and women who died in service to their country. The history of Memorial Day is...
  • Jennifer Lawrence Big Draw for 'X-Men' Fans, Survey Finds

    Jennifer Lawrence wasn't a household name when "X-Men: First Class" hit theaters in 2011. Three years later, she has an Oscar on her mantel thanks to "Silver Linings Playbook," and a monster franchise in her quiver with the global success of "The Hunger...
  • Paul Greenberg: The forgotten massacre

    Strange, the once obscure villages that war makes unforgettable, forever resonant with the echoes of battle. Gettysburg. Hastings. Lexington and Concord. The fate of nations, and of freedom, was determined by what happened at such places. And their...
  • WWII veterans travel with their memories on Honor Flight to D.C.

    WWII veterans travel with their memories on Honor Flight to D.C.
    When 43 World War II veterans board two planes out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on May 31, they will be carrying with them memories of comrades lost, just as they once carried letters from home into battle. Their Honor Flight trip,...
  • 405 Freeway carpool lane: Eric Garcetti calls smooth opening 'Carvana'

    405 Freeway carpool lane: Eric Garcetti calls smooth opening 'Carvana'
    After 4 1/2 years of construction, the 10-mile northbound carpool lane on the 405 Freeway opened Friday morning, just in timeĀ for the Memorial Day weekend and not a moment too soon for frustrated commuters and residents. From a Getty Center balcony...
  • Former Army Ranger Carroll again leads Duke lacrosse defense

    Former Army Ranger Carroll again leads Duke lacrosse defense
    Come Monday, Duke's Casey Carroll hopes to play the game he loves while saluting the sacrifices he and others have made for their country. When better than Memorial Day for a former Army Ranger to end his college lacrosse career in the NCAA championship...
  • World War II flier story revealed, thanks to researcher

    World War II flier story revealed, thanks to researcher
    The telegram arrived June 20, 1944. Catherine Pokrifcsak says she was home from work the day her family got the kind of news that families of American men at war have been receiving for centuries: Your son/husband/brother is dead. Second Lt. Peter...
  • 'Blended' Looking Like a Blunder at the Box Office

    Adam Sandler's recent box office troubles continued Friday with "Blended" shaping up to be a Memorial Day dud, according to early ticket sales. Sandler's romantic comedy, as of Friday afternoon, is on pace to earn roughly $5 million in its first full day...
  • Portland water scare: Water bottles sell out, restaurants close

    Portland water scare: Water bottles sell out, restaurants close
    Facing the largest boil-water order in the region’s history, Portlanders emptied stores’ supplies of bottled water, chucked potentially contaminated food and braced for a complicated Memorial Day weekend. About 670,000 people in the...