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  • Westchester Cemetery participates in Wreaths Across America

    Westchester Cemetery participates in Wreaths Across America
    Sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 30s on Dec. 13 greeted about two dozen people who attended the fourth annual ceremony at the Westchester Center Cemetery in Colchester honoring veterans as part of the national Wreaths Across America Day. In...
  • Despite carols, there's no peace on Earth

    It is difficult for me to listen to the omnipresent Christmas carols that are playing. I know that many people find the songs to be cheerful and uplifting, but I find them to be inconsistent with the values of our society. Our country is currently in...
  • 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

    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 Cañada'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 Cañada High boys' water polo team needed to constantly have Leo Neat involved on both ends of the pool. It's something La Cañada second-year Coach Christian Flores wanted to see to...
  • War Stories (Part 2 of 2): 'Gen. Eisenhower took my hand: "Soldier, how do you feel?"'

    War Stories (Part 2 of 2): 'Gen. Eisenhower took my hand: "Soldier, how do you feel?"'
    THE STORY SO FAR: Schuylkill County native Carl A. Schroeter, a son of German immigrants, is on a cold march after being taken prisoner during the Battle of the Bulge. He has been rifle-smacked to the ground by a murderous German guard after trying to...
  • Obama faces vile insults like no other president has

    Obama faces vile insults like no other president has
    I've been thinking lately about the persistently vituperative and insulting attacks on President Barack Obama since 2008. It is, of course, commonplace in American politics for presidents to be lambasted for their policies, their programs, their values...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 […]...
  • New England's Flirtation With Independence

    New England's Flirtation With Independence
    On Dec. 15, 1814 — 200 years ago — the Hartford Convention began a three-week debate about the relationship between the then 18 states and the federal government. The meeting was held in secret by New England members of the Federalist Party...