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  • Competition Requires Multilingual Americans

    Competition Requires Multilingual Americans
    Americans today are not very keen on learning foreign languages. We say we are, but let's face it; we let those pricey Rosetta Stone CDs gather dust on the bookshelf. Young adults who fail to sign up for language courses are missing out on a critical...
  • Let's not forget Bud Yorkin

    Thanks to the fun and funny Norman Lear Lear ... like the play, Norman was all-encompassing, authoritarian, lovable, irascible, but always human, funny, fun and of course brilliant ["Norman Lear on Families He's Known, Book Review, Oct. 19]. As an actor...
  • Feinstein accuses CIA of spying on Senate panel as dispute escalates

    Feinstein accuses CIA of spying on Senate panel as dispute escalates
    WASHINGTON — A long-simmering dispute between the CIA and its Senate overseers erupted into public view Tuesday when the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee accused the agency of possible crimes and of attempting to intimidate committee...
  • Senate panel issues harsh report on Benghazi attack

    WASHINGTON — The deadly 2012 assault on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, was caused by the failure of the State Department to adequately protect the facility and poor intelligence-gathering by the CIA and other agencies, according to...
  • Midshipman to testify on alleged sex assault by Navy football players

    Midshipman to testify on alleged sex assault by Navy football players
    A midshipman who says she was sexually assaulted by three members of the Naval Academy football team is scheduled to testify at a preliminary hearing Wednesday. The woman has told investigators that she remembers little of the alleged assault last year,...
  • For 'Buck' McKeon, it's Syria or the sequester

     For 'Buck' McKeon, it's Syria or the sequester
    To strike Syria or not — for Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), that wasn't exactly the question. In the Wall Street Journal, he said he couldn't even consider U.S. military intervention unless the military budget was liberated from the...
  • Sun silent on Gates, Panetta Syria policy critique

     Sun silent on Gates, Panetta Syria policy critique
    Recently, President Barack Obama's first two defense secretaries, Robert M. Gates and Leon E. Panetta, appearing at a forum at Southern Methodist University on September 17, spoke out on the Syria issue and were quite critical of Mr. Obama's handling of...
  • Memorial Day 2013: Keeping the memories alive

    Memorial Day 2013: Keeping the memories alive
    As soldiers in blue uniforms marched around Daley Plaza Saturday, Carlos Vazquez, 28, couldn't help but think about his 20-year-old brother who died in combat nearly three years ago. His brother, Frederik Vazquez, was killed in 2010 from an IED while...
  • Pentagon's No. 2 official announces he'll step down

    Pentagon's No. 2 official announces he'll step down
    WASHINGTON — Ashton Carter, the deputy Defense secretary, announced his resignation , saying “it is time for me to go” after a four-year stint at the Pentagon. Carter said in a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that he had...
  • Corinthian Colleges: Kamala Harris calls a scam a scam

    Corinthian Colleges: Kamala Harris calls a scam a scam
    Corinthian Colleges again stands accused of being one of the crummiest operators in a crummy industry -- the for-profit college game. The finger-pointing this time comes from California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, who sued Santa Ana-based Corinthian on...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Hobbit'

     Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Hobbit'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 13 - 19, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Cedar Cove It's Christmas, and while...