| Jun 30, 2013
VICKSBURG, Miss. — The Siege of Vicksburg was all about the Mississippi River. Whoever controlled Vicksburg controlled the river, and whoever controlled the river was going to win the Civil War.
"Vicksburg is the key," said President Lincoln....
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:08 PM
MAMMOTH LAKES -- This is only tangentially a sports story, but what passes for sports these days — the lockouts, the TV deals — could make you spit your teeth out, right?
Rest assured that we'll be talking about speed, agility and arguably...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Southern California is long overdue for a water coaster.
For the uninitiated, a water coaster is a water park slide that mimics the ups and downs of a traditional roller coaster with the help of conveyor belts, water jets or magnetic propulsion....
| Apr 26, 2013
| 11:30 AM
The idea came screeching into director Justin Lin's fuel-injected imagination in 2009: a fiery escape scene featuring a muscle car that crashes out of an airplane during takeoff.
In production at the time on "Fast & Furious" — the fourth...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:57 AM
Funeral services for two sisters killed in the Memorial Day crash in Newport Beach that took the lives of five teenagers are scheduled for Sunday in Corona del Mar.
Services for Robin Cabrera, 17, and Aurora Cabrera, 16, both of Irvine, are to be held...
| May 2, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Garth Brooks may have ended his three-year residency at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel, but apparently, the relationship that led to the engagement is alive and well. Brooks will return to the Wynn's Encore Theatre venue where he had held court for those three...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Jane Lynch is headed for divorce court.
Lynch and wife Lara Embry, who married in Sunderland, Mass., on Memorial Day in 2010, have decided to split up, the "Glee" actress told People on Monday.
"This has been a difficult decision for us as we care...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Auto sales rose in May, helped by stronger consumer confidence and a rebound in home sales and construction.
General Motors Co., the nation’s largest automaker, said its U.S. sales rose 3.1% in May to 252,894 vehicles compared with the same...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"Modern Family" has won the comedy series Emmy for each of its three seasons. Other shows that have gone the three-peat route — "30 Rock," "Taxi," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "All in the Family" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show" — were denied a...
| May 27, 2013
| 9:29 AM
"Fast & Furious 6" blew past the finish line at the box office this Memorial Day weekend, leaving "The Hangover Part III" to face a sobering reality.
The sixth entry in the action-packed "Fast" franchise took in a robust $120 million from Thursday...
| May 27, 2013
| 10:22 AM
As you head home from the barbecue or the beach Monday evening, take a moment for a little planet gazing.
Jupiter, Mercury and Venus form a close triangle in the night sky Monday, and they shine brightly enough that even light pollution from a city like...