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  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: This is no job for women

    Last January some of my La Cañada female friends wanted my opinion on Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's proposal to lift the ban on women in combat, particularly in the infantry, the most physically demanding branch of the military. “Dr. Joe, isn'...
  • 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

    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'

    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...
  • Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden: Hinting at early 2016 positioning?

    Hillary Rodham Clinton has not said for sure if she is running for president in 2016. Joe Biden has not said for sure if he is running for president in 2016. Into that Democratic vacuum rides the wink-wink, nudge-nudge part of campaign 2016. On Tuesday,...
  • Obama's winning strategy will be retested soon

    WASHINGTON — It's been a constant quandary for the Obama White House: Should the president reach out to his Republican opponents or isolate them? Should he compromise to move his agenda or try to split the GOP ranks? Carrot or stick? That debate...
  • Ron Kaye: Getting their names on the wall

    Ron Kaye: Getting their names on the wall
    A year after graduating from Hoover High School, where he was a star pitcher who attracted attention from major league scouts, Seaman Apprentice James Kerr found himself sitting on a dock at Subic Bay, near Manila, chatting with Signalman Stephen Kraus as...