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  • Veterans' cross in Maryland at the center of national battle

    Veterans' cross in Maryland at the center of national battle
    — Fred Edwords remembers the first time he saw the giant cross rising over this small town in Prince George's County. The Peace Cross, as it's known locally, commemorates the county's World War I dead. A plaque at the base of the 40-foot structure...
  • Jim Webb is just the leader to fix broken VA

    Let's hope the situation at the Department of Veterans Affairs gets just a little bit worse. Not dying worse, but enough to stir President Barack Obama to forceful action. For Obama, a crisis isn't a terrible thing to waste but a hard thing to feel. He's...
  • Glendale, La Crescenta hold Memorial Day services

    Glendale, La Crescenta hold Memorial Day services
    For the first time since it was dedicated last July, the refurbished war memorial in Two Strike Park, which features 42 names on local fallen military personnel, was the site for a Memorial Day service in La Crescenta on Monday. During the service, the...
  • House passes bill to allow VA chief to more easily fire workers

    House passes bill to allow VA chief to more easily fire workers
    The House easily passed legislation Wednesday that would make it easier for the Veterans Affairs secretary to fire or demote senior employees, a proposal that gained support after allegations of mismanagement at the agency. The VA Management...
  • Balboa Island Parade chairwoman keeps it all on track

    Balboa Island Parade chairwoman keeps it all on track
    No, no, no, Barry McGuire will not be the grand marshal of this year's Balboa Island Parade. Not that McGuire, who scored a No. 1 hit in 1965 with the doom-laden protest song "Eve of Destruction." While it might be perversely amusing to watch the...
  • As Memorial Day approaches, U.S. eyes ongoing problems in the VA

    As Memorial Day approaches, U.S. eyes ongoing problems in the VA
    As the nation heads into the Memorial Day weekend, ready to honor the men and women who died serving in its armed forces, the country is also trying to understand the latest series of problems rocking the Department of Veterans Affairs. Here are some...
  • Sgt. Stubby, The Canine World War I Hero From New Haven

    Sgt. Stubby, The Canine World War I Hero From New Haven
    One of the most famous combat veterans from World War I is a stray bull terrier mutt from New Haven whose wartime exploits made him the first military dog to be promoted to sergeant. When Stubby died in April 1926, the New York Times ran a half-page...
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  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Hannibal' on NBC

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 18 - 24, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Undercover Boss Greg Miller, the CEO of the...
  • VA's Shinseki, facing growing calls to quit, set to meet with Obama

    VA's Shinseki, facing growing calls to quit, set to meet with Obama
    As a growing number of lawmakers from both parties call for the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki, the retired general's fate is likely to be tied to his next meeting with President Obama, which could come as early as Friday....
  • VA chief Eric Shinseki is facing a tough battle, but he's seen others

    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki knows adversity. As a soldier in Vietnam, he was seriously wounded twice, the second time during a second tour of duty when he stepped on a land mine and lost half of his right foot. That should have...