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  • Thou shalt not mess with the monument

    Thou shalt not mess with the monument
    The War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale, opened in 1950, was meant to honor the men and women who served in the nation's wars. A large compass on the lobby floor points to 20 battle arenas of World War II. A bronze plaque lists the names of local...
  • Venue hosted celebs from Pavarotti to Nixon

    Venue hosted celebs from Pavarotti to Nixon
    For decades, from its opening in 1950, Fort Lauderdale's War Memorial Auditorium was the hottest venue in town. In fact, it wasn't air conditioned until 1961. Performers as diverse as Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, Gene Krupa, Jerry Lee Lewis and...
  • Old Hampton dig turns up signs of lost Civil War slave village

     Old Hampton dig turns up signs of lost Civil War slave village
    Archaeologists probing for signs of a landmark Civil War refugee slave camp were digging against the odds this past May when they started peeling back the earth a few hundred yards from Hampton's historic port town's center. Despite its pioneering...
  • Defense Bill Has Billions For Subs, Planes, Copters Made In Connecticut

    Defense Bill Has Billions For Subs, Planes, Copters Made In Connecticut
    WASHINGTON — The massive defense authorization bill that's making its way through Congress is an early Christmas present for Connecticut's defense contractors, containing billions of dollars for submarines, helicopters and other weaponry made by...
  • Holiday gift guide: ‘Hobbit,’ Batman, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ more

     
    Ho, Ho, Ho(dor)! It's the time of year for geek-friendly holiday shopping. Whether you're shopping for fans of “Game of Thrones,” “Star […]...
  • How to cut militias off from gold and mineral mines in Congo

    Few parts of the world have been more ravaged by war and violence over the last two decades than the Democratic Republic of Congo. That's been made possible, in part, by the mines in the eastern part of the country that offer up tin, tungsten and tantalum...
  • Al Qaeda-linked fighters seize two Syrian army bases

    Al Qaeda-linked fighters seize two Syrian army bases
    Fighters with the Al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front and other Islamist groups have seized two major army bases in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, rebel activists said. After two days of heavy fighting, the groups - including Jund Al-Aqsa and Ahrar...
  • La Caņada's Neat leads the way in earning All-CIF recognition

    La Cañada's Neat leads the way in earning All-CIF recognition
    In winning a fifth consecutive Rio Hondo League championship, the La Caņada High boys' water polo team needed to constantly have Leo Neat involved on both ends of the pool. It's something La Caņada second-year Coach Christian Flores wanted to see to...
  • Roundup: Prep soccer earns nonleague shutout

    BOYS' SOCCER Flintridge Prep 2, San Marino 0: Tim Bates and Ari Baranian each scored one goal Monday to lead the visiting Rebels in a nonleague match. Sylmar 3, St. Francis 0: The host Golden Knights (4-1-2) fell Monday in the third-place match of the...
  • Violence shakes Kabul as U.S. combat troops depart

    Violence shakes Kabul as U.S. combat troops depart
    When he arrived 40 minutes late to a play about a suicide bombing, 19-year-old Omar Haidari expected to see actors playing out the drama on stage. He didn’t imagine that he would see the remains of a real-life suicide bomber not much younger than...
  • Former Costa Mesa mayor Jack Hammett dies

    Former Costa Mesa mayor Jack Hammett dies
    Jack Hammett, a Pearl Harbor survivor and former Costa Mesa mayor, died Saturday morning in his home. He was 94. Hammett had been ill for a few weeks and was hospitalized earlier this week, but had returned home, his personal assistant Teresa Drain...