| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:17 PM
The government shutdown is a bridge way too far, but I hate to admit that the right-wing Republican caucus sometimes has a point. Just take a look at what bureaucrats get up to on their equivalent of New Year's Eve. It's as wild and crazy a moment for...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:34 PM
Workers at Fort McHenry emerged shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday to post the sign: "Closed until further notice. No Entry. No trespassing."
Over the next hour, joggers and cyclists pulled up to the gate, stopped, read the notice and turned around. Finally,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:16 PM
UCLA has gone to court to overturn a decision that could force it to give up its baseball stadium on land leased from the U.S. veterans agency.
The university described itself as a "surprising casualty" of an August ruling that the Department of...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 8:24 PM
Brian Rodriguez had his mother along for support at Cal Poly Pomona recently while he researched tuition assistance. But the freshman didn't need reinforcements.
At the veterans center, students helped Rodriguez and answered questions about documents he...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:52 PM
SAN DIEGO — Californians will be asked to make $600 million available to help struggling military veterans find housing under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed Thursday.
The governor also signed measures to allow community colleges to charge...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Blackstone Group, the New York-based private equity group, announced Tuesday it would hire 50,000 military veterans over the next five years across its various businesses.
The company said it is partnering with the White House, which is leading an...
| May 24, 2013
| 5:10 PM
U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's visit to Connecticut earlier this month to promote his new all-automated claims processing system was just so much "blah, blah, blah," according to one unimpressed Vietnam vet.
Who can blame veterans for...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 4:15 PM
A former Santa Ana mayor turned headstone hunter, Gordon Bricken explored Orange County cemeteries to document how many Civil War veterans were buried there — and then set out to tell their tales.
One astonishing story: The influx of hundreds of...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Fifteen years ago former Pfc. and military police officer Jerry Whiteside had two masks tattooed on his left bicep, one smiling, one frowning.
Inspired by the woman he was dating, an interest in theater and an assortment of substances in his system,...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:28 PM
Bits and pieces of "biological dirt" from inside people's colons are being left on three in 20 of the instruments inserted in people's rectums to examine their lower digestive tract, according to a study at five hospitals nationwide.
"Three out of 20 is...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:58 PM
The daily broadcast of medical reports, scientific studies and sociological statistics can cause your ears to ring.
Sometimes a report will contradict the findings of another issued just days earlier. More often, compelling snapshots of the American...