| Dec 19, 2012
| 5:28 PM
A Costa Mesa man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony charges that he posessed the makings of explosives.
Baylor Maggenti, 66, had materials commonly used to make pipe bombs, prosecutors said.
He has been charged with felony counts of intent to...
| Dec 22, 2012
1. A dropped pass and a missed field goal keep Joe Flacco and the Ravens out of the Super Bowl.
2. Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson becomes Mr. Super PAC by pumping millions into Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign.
| Dec 30, 2012
It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate.
Example: This year the "reality" show "Jersey Shore," which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument...
| May 26, 2012
| 3:14 PM
The report from the State Department was brief: Thomas M. Jennings Jr., a federal worker from Burtonsville on a temporary assignment with NATO peacekeepers, had died in a car crash in Southern Bosnia.
Fifteen years later, it turns out that was only...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:35 PM
Signaling a desire to return to public life, retired Gen. David H. Petraeus offered an apology Tuesday for the scandal that led to his resignation as director of the CIA and brought an illustrious career to an abrupt end.
Petraeus has kept a low...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 7:29 AM
Air Force Maj. Justice Sakyi's change-of-station orders to Germany came with a built-in dilemma: what to do about his family's home in Maryland.
He and his wife, Olivia, bought the single-family house in Bowie in early 2006, near the height of the...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 4:00 PM
American Military Command from World War II to Today
Thomas E. Ricks
Penguin Press: 556 pp., $32.95
Deep in his impressive, disturbing study of U.S. Army leadership, "The Generals: American...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 1:56 PM
"All In" is the title of the David Petraeus biography, and no book is more aptly titled. His caree is now in a shambles because he made a big, disasterous bet -- having an affair with co-author Paula Broadwell -- and it led to his resignation as CIA...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:10 PM
Congressional leaders on intelligence issues are questioning why they were not told before the election about the FBI investigation into CIA chief David Petraeus’ affair. "We should have been told," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat from...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Vernon Loeb, the Washington Post editor who worked with Paula Broadwell on the bio of David Petraeus, says he was blind-sided by the affair that ended Petraeus' stint as CIA director. "My wife says I’m the most clueless person in America," he begins...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 11:18 AM
By now you’ve heard about the shocking scandal sweeping Washington: men and women, of all ages and dispositions, like having sex even outside the bonds of marriage.
I know. It took me a minute to process as well.
I’ve written this column...