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Memorial Day

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  • Visiting Vicksburg, Miss., a city that was key to North's victory in Civil War

    Visiting Vicksburg, Miss., a city that was key to North's victory in Civil War
    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....
  • A game-saving tackle snatches victory from the jaws of defeat

    A game-saving tackle snatches victory from the jaws of defeat
    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...
  • It's time for a water coaster in Southern California

    It's time for a water coaster in Southern California
    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....
  • Justin Lin steps on the gas for 'Fast & Furious 6'

     Justin Lin steps on the gas for 'Fast & Furious 6'
    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...
  • Funeral services Sunday for two sisters killed in fiery O.C. crash

    Funeral services Sunday for two sisters killed in fiery O.C. crash
    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...
  • Garth Brooks returning to Las Vegas; shows being filmed for DVD

    Garth Brooks returning to Las Vegas; shows being filmed for DVD
    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...
  • Jane Lynch, Lara Embry to divorce after three-year marriage

    Jane Lynch, Lara Embry to divorce after three-year marriage
    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...
  • General Motors, Ford and Chrysler post healthy May auto sales

    General Motors, Ford and Chrysler post healthy May auto sales
    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...
  • The Gold Standard: Emmy chances for comedy shows and stars

    The Gold Standard: Emmy chances for comedy shows and stars
    "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...
  • On biggest Memorial Day ever, 'Fast & Furious 6' laps 'Hangover III'

    On biggest Memorial Day ever, 'Fast & Furious 6' laps 'Hangover III'
    "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...
  • Look up! Jupiter, Mercury and Venus put on Memorial Day show

    Look up! Jupiter, Mercury and Venus put on Memorial Day show
    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...