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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Egyptian court drops case against Mubarak over Arab Spring protest deaths

    Egyptian court drops case against Mubarak over Arab Spring protest deaths
    On Saturday, Hosni Mubarak, frail but still defiant at 86, permitted himself a small, tight smile of satisfaction as a Cairo judge pronounced invalid, on largely technical grounds, the charges that he had been complicit in the killings of hundreds of...
  • 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...
  • Tribes deserve recognition

    Millions of children know the story of Pocahontas. They know that, thanks to the help of the Powhatan tribe, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas survived when others had failed. As Virginians, we know Indian tribes have played an...
  • Car bombs hit school bus in Yemen; at least 15 girls die

    A pair of car bombs in central Yemen on Tuesday killed at least 25 people, nearly two-thirds of them schoolgirls whose bus was hit, Yemeni officials said. A Shiite Muslim rebel group blamed Al Qaeda for causing the girls’ deaths in a botched...
  • Saving the Warthog to save troop lives

    Saving the Warthog to save troop lives
    Reminiscing about his service in the Korean War, a veteran once remarked to me with wonder how his Army boots were so inadequate in the freezing conditions of winter combat that he and his comrades would compete for the fur-lined boots of dead Chinese...
  • Navy simulation programs to provide more UCF internships

    Navy simulation programs to provide more UCF internships
    The University of Central Florida has signed a new agreement with the U.S. Navy to cooperate more on training and military simulation programs. The agreement, signed Tuesday, allows employees from both institutions to share laboratories and other...
  • Obama will nominate Ashton Carter as Defense secretary, officials say

    Obama will nominate Ashton Carter as Defense secretary, officials say
    President Obama is expected to nominate Ashton Carter, a physicist with extensive experience in the Pentagon’s leadership, as secretary of Defense to replace Chuck Hagel, according to administration officials. If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...
  • Boys' Basketball Preview: City trio all has young talent

    Boys' Basketball Preview: City trio all has young talent
    While the jersey colors of the St. Francis High, La Cañada and Flintridge Prep boys’ basketball teams vary, each squad will share one distinct tint this season: green. That’s because while all three programs have talent to boast, key losses...
  • Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns

    Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns
    Iranian warplanes have launched several airstrikes in recent days against Islamic State militants in eastern Iraq, U.S. and Iranian officials said Tuesday, the latest sign that America's longtime adversary is conducting a parallel but largely...