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  • Breaking the code on a Chicago mystery from WWII

    Breaking the code on a Chicago mystery from WWII
    From June 4 to 7, 1942, the U.S. Navy ambushed and then devastated a Japanese strike force near Midway Island. Tokyo's plan to occupy the Hawaiian Islands had relied on seizing that tiny atoll halfway between Asia and North America. On June 7, six months to the day after Pearl Harbor, a front-page report in the Chicago Tribune hinted at the astonishing secret that enabled the American victory — a rout from which the Imperial Japanese Navy never fully recovered.
  • Gangsters also enjoyed Broward's sunny climate

    Lots of people wanted to escape the cold of New York, Chicago and Detroit, so why should mobsters be any different? During the 1930s and continuing past World War II, Meyer Lansky and his brother Jake ran posh gambling houses in Hallandale Beach and...

    Former Morning Call reporter to appear on PBS' "Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa?"

     
    A former Morning Call reporter who wrote a book about one of the prime suspects in the death of Teamsters boss killed Jimmy Hoffa, will be featured on tonight's episode of "History Detectives Special Investigation" at 9 p.m. on PBS....

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Face Off' on Syfy

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Face Off' on Syfy
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 20 - 26, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Food Fighters Adam Richman is the host of...

    Danny Glover Leads SF Rally to Support Sweetened Production Tax Credits in California

    Highlighted by a keynote address from Danny Glover, supporters of a sweetened incentive program for movies and TV shot in California attracted more than 500 attendees to an enthusiastic Saturday morning rally in San Francisco. The two-hour event at the...