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  • Amelia Rose Earhart, named after famous pilot, returns from around-the-world flight

    Amelia Rose Earhart, named after famous pilot, returns from around-the-world flight
    OAKLAND, Calif. With her parents and crowds of supporters present, globe-trotting pilot Amelia Rose Earhart fulfilled the significance of her name when she landed at the Oakland Airport on Friday evening. "I feel like we've brought Amelia Earhart home to...
  • You can join a trip that aims to solve the Amelia Earhart mystery

    You can join a trip that aims to solve the Amelia Earhart mystery
    Only rarely does a group tour come along that makes the most fiercely independent traveler’s heart beat faster -- a journey so complex that you couldn’t pull it off alone, and so unusual that you can’t help yearning to go. An...
  • 6.8 earthquake off Japan; Fukushima nuclear plants safe

    6.8 earthquake off Japan; Fukushima nuclear plants safe
    A shallow, magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck early Saturday 79 miles from Namie, Japan, in the Pacific Ocean, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. An 8-inch tsunami reached the coast of Ishinomaki Ayukawa about 50 minutes after the quake and smaller...
  • Louis Zamperini was more than a hero [Commentary]

    Louis Zamperini was more than a hero [Commentary]
    Just two pages into the book "Unbroken," its protagonist is in the water, hiding beneath the deteriorating life raft in which he has been drifting across the Pacific Ocean for almost a month. Overhead, Japanese bombers are circling back to strafe him a...
  • Antares: A launch at last from Wallops Island

    Antares: A launch at last from Wallops Island
    A launch at last. After more than two months of delays, and with the gray Atlantic lapping at the beach just a few yards off, the Antares rocket blasted off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island at 12:52 p.m. on the dot Sunday,...
  • Loggerheads win new protection in Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico

    WASHINGTON Across 685 miles of beaches from North Carolina to Mississippi, loggerhead sea turtles now swim in federally protected waters. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday designated those coastlines, as well as 300,000...
  • Course Source: Lincoln Park, Wawona

    The Sports Xchange By Tom LaMarre, The Sports Xchange Course Source: Lincoln Park, Wawona IN THE PUBLIC EYE: Lincoln Park Golf Course in San Francisco THE LAYOUT: Not only is this a classic course, where golf was first played in 1902, and a scenic...
  • Home of the Day: The Minotti penthouse at the Carlyle

    Home of the Day: The Minotti penthouse at the Carlyle
    Looking down over Bel-Air, the Hollywood Hills and the Pacific Ocean from the 23rd floor, the penthouse at the Carlyle Residences in Westwood offers an envious combination of location and world-class appointments. Complementing jet-liner views are...
  • Amelia Rose Earhart embarks on around-the-world flight

    OAKLAND, Calif. Elwood A. Ballard was 7 when his mother brought him and his siblings to watch aviation pioneer Amelia Mary Earhart take off from Oakland on her attempted flight around the world. On Thursday morning, 77 years later, Ballard was there...
  • Could photo be missing clue to Earhart's disappearance?

    MIAMI The photo is, mostly, unremarkable. It shows an airplane looming darkly on a runway at Miami Municipal Airport in the spectral shadows just before dawn probably a test as the photographer waited for the money shot moments later, when the aircraft...
  • Louis Zamperini, war hero chosen to lead 2015 Rose Parade, dies at 97

    Louis Zamperini -- the Olympic athlete turned World War II hero who was named grand marshal for the 2015 Rose Parade -- has died. He was 97. Zamperini, whose harrowing life story inspired the bestselling biography "Unbroken: A World War II Story of...