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  • Obama opens relations with Cuba, easing half-century standoff

    WASHINGTON The United States will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba in the most sweeping changes to U.S.-Cuba policy since President Dwight Eisenhower severed ties with its communist rulers and the two countries faced each other in the most dangerous...
  • Weston house fire displaces nine

    Weston house fire displaces nine
    Five adults and four children were displaced after a house fire Tuesday in Weston. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue received a call around 12:15 p.m. about the fire at the two-story, single-family house in the 200 block of La Costa Way, said Mike Jachles,...
  • Two dogs rescued from burning house in Lauderhill

    Two dogs rescued from burning house in Lauderhill
    Two dogs were rescued from a burning house Tuesday in Lauderhill. Lauderhill Fire Rescue responded to a fire in the 3400 block of Northwest Second Street about 2:40 p.m., said Capt. Jerry Gonzalez, the agency's spokesman. First-arriving units found...
  • Western allies

    The wartime Western allies, their judges sitting in judgement on war crimes in the city of Nuremberg, ordered hung until dead eleven major World War II criminals at Spandau Prison in Germany on October 6, 1946. Those judged were not hung because their...
  • Gallery owner Richard Challis dies at 94; he promoted watercolorists

    Gallery owner Richard Challis dies at 94; he promoted watercolorists
    Laguna Beach gallery owner Richard Challis, a World War II veteran whose roster of artists included the renowned watercolorist Rex Brandt, died Dec. 10 of natural causes. He was 94. Diane "Dee" Challis said her father valued watercolor paintings at a...
  • It's in Newport News' budget: $2,719,989 for community support

    Newport News has budgeted $2.7 million this fiscal year to support 32 nonprofit organizations that serve the city. The Virginia Living Museum is receiving the largest chunk of the money — $928,007, a jump from $528,007 in last fiscal year's budget....
  • War Stories (Part 2 of 2): 'Gen. Eisenhower took my hand: "Soldier, how do you feel?"'

    War Stories (Part 2 of 2): 'Gen. Eisenhower took my hand: "Soldier, how do you feel?"'
    THE STORY SO FAR: Schuylkill County native Carl A. Schroeter, a son of German immigrants, is on a cold march after being taken prisoner during the Battle of the Bulge. He has been rifle-smacked to the ground by a murderous German guard after trying to...
  • Fire guts four homes in east Allentown

    Fire guts four homes in east Allentown
    A two-alarm blaze gutted four row homes in east Allentown on Sunday, leaving residents homeless days before the winter holidays. The fire ripped through 1634 E. Cambridge St. and extended to three connected houses on the block between Hanover Avenue and...
  • Hidden homeless make do in the shadows of downtown L.A.'s luxury

    Hidden homeless make do in the shadows of downtown L.A.'s luxury
    Ammo lives under a bridge with half a dozen men, within shouting distance of Walt Disney Concert Hall. For the little band he calls his "children," he "tweaks" sunshades, tarps and even a leather couch to make cozy leans-to, including one modeled on a...
  • Six dogs die in Miramar fire

    Six dogs die in Miramar fire
    Six dogs died in a Monday morning house fire in Miramar, authorities said. Nobody was home when a neighbor called 911 about 8 a.m. to report smoke streaming out of the side of a two-story home in the 2600 block of Southwest 181 Terrace, said Jose...
  • Celebrities convene for holiday event at the Alex Theatre

    Celebrities convene for holiday event at the Alex Theatre
    It’s not often that an artist is as involved with civic concerns as Norman Mamey. The conductor, producer and musical director has a C.V. a mile long, which includes a Grammy (for an album with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra), movie, stage and TV...