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  • McManus: Reshuffling Obama's Cabinet

    McManus: Reshuffling Obama's Cabinet
    "Second terms are hard work," a veteran of the Bill Clinton White House told me Tuesday. "It's a good idea to get some fresh blood in there." But so far, President Obama seems more inclined to simply shuffle the chairs as he reshapes his Cabinet for...
  • McManus: Applying the 'ground game'

    Outside the old red-brick City Hall in Manassas, Va., Dorothy Cummings was beaming. She had finally persuaded her son Charles to register to vote — and now she was marching him into the registrar's office to make sure he got it done. "Three votes...
  • Defense bill includes provision for space contractors

    Defense bill includes provision for space contractors
    A little-noticed provision in a massive, $633 billion military spending bill approved by Congress last week will end a decade-old battle over whether to ease export restrictions on U.S. satellite technology. If signed by President Barack Obama, the...
  • Dann Cahn dies at 89; editor on 'I Love Lucy'

    Dann Cahn dies at 89; editor on 'I Love Lucy'
    Using a newly developed editing machine that he dubbed the "three-headed monster," Dann Cahn pioneered multi-camera editing on sitcoms in the 1950s while helping to craft a classic, "I Love Lucy." "Lucy" broke ground in television by employing three...
  • Remains of American ambassador, three others killed in Libya bombing arrive in U.S.

    Remains of American ambassador, three others killed in Libya bombing arrive in U.S.
    The remains of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans landed on U.S. soil Friday afternoon in flag-draped caskets. The four men were killed in an attack this week on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Teams of seven Marines...
  • 6 Die In Weekend 'Insider' Attacks Afghanistan

    6 Die In Weekend 'Insider' Attacks Afghanistan
    KABUL (Reuters) - Four U.S. troops fighting with the NATO-led alliance were killed in another suspected "insider" attack in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, bringing the total number of deaths this weekend caused by Afghans turning on their allies to six....
  • Romney's bizarre neo-con dalliance

    Romney's bizarre neo-con dalliance
    Its candidate having blundered into unfamiliar foreign-policy territory by accusing President Barack Obama of apologizing in the current Mideast crisis, the Romney campaign has now bizarrely compounded the political misstep by throwing more fuel on the...
  • Not quite a Transformer, but Pentagon unveils robotic pack mule

    Not quite a Transformer, but Pentagon unveils robotic pack mule
    The Pentagon’s working on a project that looks like something from the transformers family. Not quite as cool as a transformer, a robotic pack mule made by Boston Dynamics has techies all kinds of excited. The robo solider weighs 800 pounds but...
  • Elliott Franklin Sears, engineer

    Elliott Franklin Sears, engineer
    Elliott Franklin Sears, a World War II veteran who later worked as an assistant chief engineer for the Navy Department in Washington, died Sept. 5 of heart failure at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Southern Maryland. The longtime Woodmoor resident...
  • Congress does nothing, goes on vacation

    Congress does nothing, goes on vacation
    The best news to come out of Capitol Hill last week was largely buried in the back pages. It was the statements made by senior Republicans that if President Barack Obama wins reelection in November, they will retreat in their position on raising taxes...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Whole Foods opens at Fashion Island

    Corona del Mar Today: Whole Foods opens at Fashion Island
    A Whole Foods Market grocery opened its doors Wednesday morning at Fashion Island, drawing hundreds of customers who lined up for a chance to be among the first to explore the 32,000-square-foot shop. "I'm just really excited about having [it] close by,"...