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  • Colonial troubador values authenticity

    It's hard to imagine this country without a celebration of Christmas. But in Colonial-era New England celebrations of the holiday were not only taboo, but actually against the law in some Puritan-influenced communities. "In fact, you could land in...
  • Nation watches as the war between (blue) states rages

    Old habits die hard. The media are so enamored of the continuing (and largely contrived) story about the great Republican civil war that they fail to appreciate that the real internecine fight is being waged on the other side of the aisle. I grant...
  • Sports Roundup: Gonzalez, Rebels improve to 3-1

    GIRLS’ SOCCER Flintridge Prep 3, Temple City 1: Julia Gonzalez continued her terrific start to the season with a pair of goals as the Rebels won their third straight to improve to 3-1 with Saturday’s victory in the Duarte Tournament. Jillian...
  • U.S. hostage Luke Somers killed in Yemen during rescue attempt

    U.S. hostage Luke Somers killed in Yemen during rescue attempt
    In the predawn hours Saturday, a team of elite U.S. commandos stepped off a tilt-rotor aircraft into the desolation of central Yemen, intent on rescuing American photojournalist Luke Somers from his militant captors. The team of 40 Special Operations...
  • 1,500 More U.S. Troops To Be Deployed To Iraq

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will send up to 1,500 additional troops to Iraq, more than doubling the size of the U.S. force assisting Iraqi and Kurdish troops battling Islamic State militants, the White House announced Friday. For the first time since...
  • Taxpayers to pay for portion of mayor's New Orleans trip

    Taxpayers to pay for portion of mayor's New Orleans trip
    City taxpayers will foot some of the bill for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's recent trip to New Orleans in which she campaigned for a fellow Democrat and attended the "Monday Night Football" game between the Ravens and the Saints. Rawlings-Blake and...
  • Medal of Honor campaign continues for black sergeant who saved troops

    Medal of Honor campaign continues for black sergeant who saved troops
    If he had known in 2005 what he knows today, Brig. Gen. Gary Brito would have nominated Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe for the Medal of Honor. Brito knew in 2005 that Cashe, his uniform soaked with fuel, had plunged into a burning vehicle in Iraq on Oct....
  • Six detainees transferred out of Guantanamo Bay prison to Uruguay

    Six men held at Guantanamo Bay were transferred to Uruguay, the largest single group of detainees to be moved from the military prison in Cuba, the Pentagon said Sunday. The transfer, nearly a year in the making, marks the first time that Guantanamo...
  • Syria says 'no human casualties' in Israeli strikes

      The Syrian government said Sunday that Israeli warplanes had launched a “flagrant attack” on targets outside Damascus, marking the latest reported Israeli aerial assault during the Syrian conflict. State media reported that Israel...
  • How long before we recognize the atrocities of our times?

    How long before we recognize the atrocities of our times?
    On Wednesday, a grand jury in Staten Island decided, despite clear video of the confrontation, that there was insufficient evidence that the police officer who wrapped his arm around Eric Garner’s neck broke any laws to warrant sending him to trial....
  • Bill aims to keep cross on Mt. Soledad in San Diego, ending dispute

    Bill aims to keep cross on Mt. Soledad in San Diego, ending dispute
    An amendment to a bill pending in Congress would permit a 43-foot cross to remain atop Mt. Soledad in San Diego – in hopes of ending an emotional, divisive legal battle that has raged for more than two decades. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine), who...