| Jul 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 3:28 PM
The paddle-out Sunday morning created a circle wider than Newport Beach had ever seen. By evening, supporters had drawn tighter on shore, with many thousands coming together for a celebration of the life of Ben Carlson.
Around dusk in West Newport,...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:51 PM
Another hot Monday night at the Flintridge Proper. The Happy Hour had come and gone. Now was the time for a real cocktail. On the table before me there was a small stemmed glass.
The 1935 edition of the Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book says, "Americans, as a...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 11:53 AM
The story "Concealed carry shooting reignites debate" (Page 1, July 30) shows clearly why this law is idiotic. A gun-toting citizen witnessed a crime and shot at the perpetrator. But the official stance is “he ignored a basic rule of carrying a...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Despite "Fargo's" total 18 Emmy nominations, as well as his own for supporting actor in a miniseries, Colin Hanks is still taken aback by the response the show has garnered. "It's an awesome feeling," he says. "This is on par with so many of these shows...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:19 PM
It would have been nice to get all dramatic and scratchy-voiced right now and say that Wednesday, July 23, 2014, is the 75th anniversary of Batman, and that there can be only one Dark Knight. But that would be a lie. And it wouldn't be honoring the most...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 6:44 AM
When the report of a shooting came in over the radio last September at the Navy Yard in Washington, Master at Arms Charles Pitt initially assumed it was a drill.
"These things don't really happen here," said the Annapolis-area resident.
| Apr 20, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Ten years after Pat Tillman's death by friendly fire, it’s still not certain who shot the NFL player-turned-Army-corporal in Afghanistan. But one of the three Army Rangers who opened fire says he can’t shake the fact that he might be at fault....
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:02 PM
For nearly five years, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been hailed as a hero: a prisoner of war captured while on combat duty in Afghanistan and held captive by the Taliban.
But in the days since Bergdahl's high-profile release Saturday — celebrated...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:41 AM
It is an indelible image of war: a soldier taking a bullet meant for another, or jumping on a grenade to protect his squad.
Sgt. John Lee Levitow of Glastonbury was that kind of man. Levitow, the lowest-ranking member of the U.S. Air Force to be awarded...
| May 30, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The new memorial and museum commemorating the worst attack on the continental United States in history stands starkly as remembrance of that morning in lower Manhattan nearly 13 years ago when terrorism rained down on the Twin Towers from those two...