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  • Sen. Ted Lieu wants Fox News host to resign over 'xenophobic' remarks

    Sen. Ted Lieu wants Fox News host to resign over 'xenophobic' remarks
    Democratic state Sen. Ted Lieu of Torrance called on Fox News host Bob Beckel to resign Saturday after he said on the air Thursday that "Chinamen" are the single biggest threat to national security.  During an episode of the “The Five,”...
  • Undoing Afghanistan's resource curse

     Undoing Afghanistan's resource curse
    Afghanistan is teetering on the edge. A little-known bill just passed the upper house of its parliament that could help counter threats to the country's stability and future development, but only if the U.S. government works with Afghanistan to ensure...
  • Terence T. Finn, author and retired NASA executive, dies at 71

    Terence T. Finn, author and retired NASA executive, dies at 71
    Terence T. Finn, a retired NASA executive who boosted the Space Shuttle program and whose passion for military history fueled four books on the subject, died June 27 of a blood platelet disorder. The Eastern Shore resident was 71. Dr. Finn, a New York...
  • Elgin monument to Laotian veterans to be dedicated Saturday

    Elgin monument to Laotian veterans to be dedicated Saturday
    The men and women who took part in America’s “secret war” in Laos will see their history captured in bronze Saturday when a monument to their service will be dedicated at Elgin’s Veterans Memorial Park. The dedication caps a...
  • Curt Gentry dies at 83; California historian co-wrote 'Helter Skelter'

    Curt Gentry, a California historian who wrote or co-wrote more than a dozen books, including a bestselling biography of J. Edgar Hoover and the true-crime classic "Helter Skelter" about the Manson family murders, written with former prosecutor Vincent...
  • Bronze bust honors mechanic who helped Wright brothers take flight

    Bronze bust honors mechanic who helped Wright brothers take flight
    Long ago, Charles Taylor did the Wright thing for a pair of brothers and now aviation enthusiasts have done the right thing for the man who built the engine for the first powered aircraft. Taylor, a mechanic who worked in the Dayton, Ohio, bicycle...
  • Steve Martin brings banjo and laughs to the Hollywood Bowl

    Steve Martin brings banjo and laughs to the Hollywood Bowl
    The show started with a bang and ended with a bigger bang. In between, there were salutes to veterans, classic American marches, bales of lively bluegrass music and lots and lots of laughs. Emphasis on lots and lots. Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon...
  • Don't mess with Donnell Rawlings

    Don't mess with Donnell Rawlings
    Hecklers, beware: When comedian Donnell Rawlings performs at the Palm Beach Improv this weekend, he'll be ready with a counterattack. Known for his roles on "Chappelle's Show," MTV's "Guy Code" and its spinoff, "Guy Court," Rawlings got his start by...
  • Four cultural ways to celebrate July 4 in Los Angeles

    Four cultural ways to celebrate July 4 in Los Angeles
    The Fourth of July offers a number of opportunities to celebrate U.S. independence in a cultural setting -- the grounds of an art museum, perhaps, or the outdoor ambiance of a classical orchestra. Here are four local ways to observe this year's July 4....
  • White House naturalization ceremony carries added symbolism this year

    White House naturalization ceremony carries added symbolism this year
    Kamar Osei Harris joined the U.S. Air Force last fall for the reasons most service members cite: love of country and sense of duty. The fact that it wasn't technically his country didn't occur to the Canadian-born son of parents from Barbados and...
  • Was the Dreamers' sales pitch too clever by half?

    Was the Dreamers' sales pitch too clever by half?
    This is the lead of a story The Times ran the other day about a Fourth of July swearing-in ceremony for new U.S. citizens presided over by President Obama: “Kamar Osei Harris joined the U.S. Air Force last fall for the reasons most service members...