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  • Boeing to shut C-17 plant in Long Beach

    Boeing to shut C-17 plant in Long Beach
    Aerospace giant Boeing Co. announced plans to close its sprawling Long Beach plant and eliminate thousands of assembly-line jobs where the hulking C-17 cargo plane is built. The plant is one of the last vestiges of an era in which aviation and aerospace...
  • Syria may miss first deadline in U.S.-Russia chemical arms deal

    WASHINGTON — The ambitious U.S.-Russian deal to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons, hailed as a diplomatic breakthrough just days ago, hit its first delay Wednesday with indications that the Syrian government will not submit an inventory of its...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Wanted: a devil's advocate for the FISA court

    Wanted: a devil's advocate for the FISA court
    The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, a tribunal that oversees government eavesdropping, is a strange judicial creation. It lacks many of the usual features of a court. Its proceedings are secret. Its rulings are secret. But the strangest missing...
  • Gay youths now 'safe' in Boy Scouts

    Gay youths now 'safe' in Boy Scouts
    Pascal Tessier, 17, had aspired to rise to the rank of Eagle Scout since he was in the sixth grade. "It shows to everyone that I'm a capable person — that I'm worth something," said Tessier, of Kensington, Md. He knew it would be an arduous...
  • Defense chief reviewing Medal of Honor case for Marine killed in Iraq

    Defense chief reviewing Medal of Honor case for Marine killed in Iraq
    The U.S. Secretary of Defense is "familiarizing himself" with the history of one of the most controversial actions from the war in Iraq: the decision not to award the Medal of Honor to a Marine from San Diego killed in Fallouja in 2004. While not a full...
  • Ex-Defense Secretary Robert Gates has harsh words for Obama and Biden

    Ex-Defense Secretary Robert Gates has harsh words for Obama and Biden
    WASHINGTON — President Obama became progressively more pessimistic about prospects for a successful ending to the war in Afghanistan, goaded by inexperienced White House advisors and a dislike of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, according to his...
  • 'Super PAC' backing Hillary Clinton says it raised $4 million in 2013

    'Super PAC' backing Hillary Clinton says it raised $4 million in 2013
    Ready for Hillary, a "super PAC" that is urging Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president in 2016, announced Tuesday that it raised more than $4 million last year. "Thanks to the groundswell of enthusiasm for Hillary’s potential run and the...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Banshee' on Cinemax

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Banshee' on Cinemax
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 5 - 11, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------     SERIES The Carrie Diaries A big work...