| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:28 PM
President of MIT
Charles Vest, 72, who as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology oversaw a vast expansion of the institution and inaugurated an unprecedented program of free online education, died...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Jesse Ventura is set to host "Off the Grid," a daily talkshow on Internet-video site Ora TV that will feature the ex-wrestler, former Minnesota governor and libertarian rabble-rouser sounding off on a range of current events.
The show, to debut in...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Back in the most heated days of the Iraq war, Erik Prince and his private security firm Blackwater were all over the news with reports of its contracted soldiers creating a touchy political situation alongside the United States' enlisted men on the...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:26 PM
An Iraq war veteran who blamed post-traumatic stress disorder for choking and stabbing his 22-year-old girlfriend to death was sentenced Thursday to 26 years to life in prison.
Allowed by his attorney to apologize for the first time since the January...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Several Los Angeles Times photojournalists were among those who risked their lives to chronicle the war in Iraq. The team included Don Bartletti, Bryan Chan, Carolyn Cole, Robert Gauthier, Rick Loomis, Luis Sinco, Wally Skalij and Brian van der Brug....
| Dec 21, 2013
| 5:54 PM
A man who forced his way into a Reseda apartment Friday night and shot its two occupants -- one fatally -- is a 32-year-old Iraq war veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, Los Angeles police said.
For reasons still unclear to...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 7:56 PM
WASHINGTON — Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing is poised to receive the Medal of Honor a bit late: 150 years after his heroics at Gettysburg.
Buried deep in a thick defense bill to fund modern-day weapons systems and military operations in Afghanistan is a...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 7:38 PM
President Obama and his wife, Michelle, made their customary Christmas visit to greet troops at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, offering thanks and encouragement to some 580 service members before spending the evening at home with friends and family.
| Dec 27, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Baghdad is a city that looms large in the American imagination. In 2003, at the start of the last Iraq war, it was occupied by U.S. troops. In the years that followed, thousands of U.S. citizens (soldiers, contractors, officials and journalists) passed...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
An American soldier sits alone in a wooden box in the desert, trying to erase himself. Off comes the Velcro patch that says CAPTAIN. Off comes the name tag that says HILL. He positions the camera so it will show nothing to betray his identity: just a...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 4:00 AM
It was the summer of 2012 and the young Jordanian was working long hours as a teacher at a vocational high school. He had just bought an apartment and a car. He was interested in getting married.
But just a few months later, he was making a long and...