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  • 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...
  • Vietnam-era jet will be dedicated at Kittinger Park on Sunday

    Vietnam-era jet will be dedicated at Kittinger Park on Sunday
    Last summer, a major project was launched in this city, when a jet plane was transported from Texas to Orlando. Although it landed at the Orlando Executive Airport, it got here by truck, not in the air. This Sunday, the project will take on an...
  • Arthur H. Garrison: Viewing Ferguson and Staten Island in historical context of race

    Arthur H. Garrison: Viewing Ferguson and Staten Island in historical context of race
    Policing is a reflection of a larger American historical context. One explanation of that reflection is the history of race. Consider the following. In August 1619, African slaves arrived in Jamestown, Va. Within two decades Virginia law only allowed...
  • 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 […]...
  • Sen. Kirk to seek re-election 'come hell or high water'

     Sen. Kirk to seek re-election 'come hell or high water'
    — Facing a tough campaign almost three years after a stroke, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he is running for re-election in 2016 "come hell or high water." Kirk's bravado comes despite a second-term path lined with numerous political...
  • Recap: Western Kentucky 81, Ole Miss 74

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Western Kentucky 81, Ole Miss 74 Western Kentucky 81, Ole Miss 74: T.J. Price recorded a season-high 26 points to go along with 10 rebounds and five assists as the visiting Hilltoppers rallied from 16 down in the second half...
  • Congress approves Harriet Tubman national parks

    Congress approves Harriet Tubman national parks
    The Senate passed legislation Friday creating a national park on the Eastern Shore honoring Harriet Tubman, the famed "conductor" of the Underground Railroad who helped slaves flee to freedom before the Civil War. The measure now goes to President...
  • Two American soldiers killed in Afghanistan as troops head home

    Two American soldiers killed in Afghanistan as troops head home
    A Taliban bomb killed two American soldiers in a NATO convoy late on Friday night near the U.S. Bagram Airfield base north of Kabul, a U.S. defense official said on Saturday. "Two International Security Assistance Force service members died as a...
  • Why it's called Sheridan Road -- or how the general saved Chicago

    Why it's called Sheridan Road -- or how the general saved Chicago
    To Chicagoans scrambling to catch a bus at Belmont Avenue and Sheridan Road, the statue of a man on a horse probably fades into the urban blur of their daily commute. The busy corner doesn't lend itself to pondering questions at the intersection of art...
  • Congress authorizes $577 billion in defense spending

    Congress authorizes $577 billion in defense spending
    Congress approved an annual defense policy bill on Friday that authorizes American training for Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting Islamic State rebels and sets overall defense spending at $577 billion, including $64 billion for wars abroad. The Senate...
  • Dec. 13 Letters: Campus assaults, CIA report

    Safe on campus? I am glad to see the Daily Press giving long overdue attention to how on-campus sexual assaults and related offenses are handled by various Virginia colleges and universities. Your Oct. 19 article, "Hampton Roads college safety advocates...