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  • Family finances: smarter ways to give

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance A lot of people scramble to make charitable contributions before the end of each year to get a tax break. But last-minute gifts may not be the best way to make the most impact. You could work with the charity to designate a...
  • Obamacare becomes weapon in Florida governor's race

    Obamacare becomes weapon in Florida governor's race
    The race for governor of Florida could hang on one issue: Obamacare. Already Gov. Rick Scott has spent more than $4 million on television ads reminding voters that his chief rival for the job, former Gov. Charlie Crist, enthusiastically supports the...
  • At Cal St. Fullerton and Long Beach, tennis, studying go hand-in-hand

    At Cal St. Fullerton and Long Beach, tennis, studying go hand-in-hand
    The NCAA and its member institutions often refer to "student-athletes" but the front side of the term isn't often highlighted in a sports section. We asked officials from the Southland's Division I universities to point us toward their best and...
  • It's easy to see Savannah's historic squares by foot or bike

    It's easy to see Savannah's historic squares by foot or bike
    If you’ve been to Savannah, Ga., but not seen all 22 of its historic squares, have you really seen Savannah? They range from barely there Elbert Square to Chippewa Square — where Forrest Gump sat — and the recently re-created Ellis...
  • Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas calls Holocaust 'most heinous crime'

    At a time when the Middle East peace process appears stymied, Israel received an unexpected olive branch when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the Holocaust and expressed sympathy with its victims. “What happened to the Jews...
  • Chicago celebrates two popes proclaimed as saints

    Chicago celebrates two popes proclaimed as saints
    A Sunday evening Mass at Holy Name Cathedral capped roughly 24 hours of celebration across the Chicago Archdiocese over the historic elevation of two popes to sainthood. Unable to travel to Rome for the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII,...
  • City renames street in East Baltimore in honor of boy killed in explosion

    City renames street in East Baltimore in honor of boy killed in explosion
    City officials this weekend dedicated a portion of Jefferson Street in East Baltimore to honor Troy Douglas — an 8-year-old boy who was killed following a gas explosion in February. His family spent Sunday afternoon singing "Happy Birthday" at his...
  • O.C. veterans propose cemetery on former Marine base

    O.C. veterans propose cemetery on former Marine base
    When American Legion Chaplain Bill Cook peered through the chain-link fence at the windswept landscape — a broken runway, scrubby fields and green foothills in the distance — he remembered the Phantoms. The fighter jets were once a regular...
  • 'Mad Men' recap: Don tries to win 'em back

    'Mad Men' recap: Don tries to win 'em back
    There are few things in the life of a school child as exciting as a field trip. They hold the promise of an exciting break from the daily grind, from the drudgery of times tables and spelling tests, but they’re also fraught with potential danger. ...
  • Jay Z, Google, Netflix Among Webby Awards Winners

    Will Ferrell, Jay Z, Medium, Google, Netflix, Mashable, Vine, QuizUp, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bieber and Airbnb are among this year's Webby Award winners. The recipients of the Internet's top honor were announced Monday after 500,000 fans from over 200...
  • Seattle Film Fest to Honor Laura Dern, Chiwetel Ejiofor

    Laura Dern and Chiwetel Ejiofor will be honored with tribute awards at the 40th annual Seattle International Film Festival. Both actors are scheduled to attend special events featuring screenings of their work, award presentations, Q&A sessions and...