| May 9, 2014
| 4:15 PM
United States Air Force veteran David Abeyta's life spiraled out of control more than 20 years ago when he lost a child, his wife and his job and was left with an ongoing battle with Hepatitis C.
Abeyta, 51, shared his story with an organization...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Paul Douglas (Doug) Hale, an actor who appeared in films including Michael Mann's "Ali" as well on TV and onstage, died at his home in Woodland Hills, Calif., on April 25, following a brief illness. He was 73.
In addition to director Mann's Muhammad...
| May 5, 2014
| 8:16 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Two critically injured Chinese sailors are set to arrive tonight at the UC San Diego Medical Center burn unit after being rescued by the U.S. Air Force more than 1,000 miles at sea off Mexico.
The two were aboard a Chinese boat that...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Dogs aren’t usually associated with clean beaches.
But new research has recognized border collies for their ability to chase off gulls that foul beach water and sand with their droppings.
The experiment was launched two years ago by...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Los Angeles billionaire Elon Musk, chief executive of Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX, testified before Congress that the U.S. Air Force and other agencies are paying too high a price to launch its most valuable satellites into orbit.
| Mar 5, 2014
| 4:07 PM
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is sending six additional fighter jets and an air refueling tanker to Lithuania, a move meant to reassure allies in Eastern Europe of U.S. military support when Russia's incursion in Ukraine has raised fears about Moscow'...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 6:06 PM
A typical Sunday for Charles Watkins Sr. is spent at church, with donuts, teaching Scripture and listening to his son and namesake play drums in the choir.
But this past Sunday, he was instead surrounded by family, mourning the death of 31-year-old...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 6:12 PM
WASHINGTON — NATO said Monday that it will begin reconnaissance flights to keep watch on Ukraine, the latest military move intended to reassure U.S. allies in Eastern Europe that are worried about Russia’s incursion in Crimea.
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:58 PM
David Stiller, a longtime Costa Mesa resident known for his decades of service on a variety of city committees, has died.
Stiller had been having health troubles for several weeks and died of natural causes at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital about 1...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 7:43 PM
BRUSSELS — Last fall, nearly 6,000 NATO troops, mostly in Eastern Europe and the Baltics, trained to repel an invasion by a fictional country that bore an uncanny resemblance to Russia.
Five months later that scenario no longer seems so remote....
| Apr 13, 2014
| 11:13 PM
WASHINGTON — Raised on his father's and grandfather's tales of military service in India, Amitoj Chhabra wanted nothing more than to follow in their footsteps and join the U.S. Air Force.
"I dreamt it. I slept it. It was all I ever thought about...