| Sep 21, 2012
| 6:24 PM
Flying as low as 1,500 feet around some of California's most distinctive landmarks, the space shuttle Endeavour completed its final voyage Friday to cheers and many photos. After taking off from Edwards Air Force Base on Friday morning, Endeavour headed.....
| Mar 14, 2013
| 6:03 PM
UC San Diego’s student government joined a widening movement urging the university system to divest from companies that some student activists contend are violating the human rights of Palestinians and aiding Israel’s occupation of the West...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:53 AM
Syrian President Bashar Assad says the tide of battle in his war-ravaged nation is turning in the government’s favor, even as violence continues to rage and the uprising against his rule enters its 18th month....
| Dec 22, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Year after year, health officials meeting at invitation-only government conferences leveled with one another about BioWatch, the nation's system for detecting deadly pathogens that might be unleashed into the air by terrorists.
| Feb 2, 2013
| 7:14 AM
Ken Rakusin is frustrated.
You would be too.
Since 2009, the owner of Gordon Brush Manufacturing Co. has been trying to expand his 51,000-square-foot City of Commerce factory by 20,000 square feet. That would mean a larger factory floor, more office...
| Nov 3, 2010
Joseph Gavin, a retired president of the New York aerospace company Grumman who headed its Apollo lunar module program in the 1960s, died Oct. 31 at his home in Amherst, Mass. He was 90.
Gavin's death was announced in a statement issued by Los Angeles-...
| Feb 24, 2011
Playwright who wrote 'Lone Star'
James McLure, 59, a playwright and actor best known for his two one-act plays that reached Broadway, died Feb. 17 from cancer at his home in Marina del Rey, said his sister, Jenny Schroeder.
| Aug 3, 2011
Retired Col. Arthur "Kit" Murray, an experimental test pilot who set an altitude record in 1954 when he piloted a Bell X-1A at 90,000 feet at nearly twice the speed of sound, has died. He was 92.
Murray died July 25 of complications from Alzheimer's...
| Mar 21, 2012
Sanford "Sandy" McDonnell, the former chief executive of aerospace giant McDonnell Douglas Corp. who in the 1970s helped turn around the company started by his uncle, died Monday. He was 89.
His death was announced by Boeing Co., which acquired McDonnell...
| Dec 20, 2011
J. Lynn Helms, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration who carried out President Reagan's order to fire more than 11,000 striking air traffic controllers and oversaw efforts to keep airlines flying during the crisis, has died. He was 86.
| Feb 8, 2012
Robert A. Citron, an aerospace engineer and intrepid entrepreneur, whose boyhood fantasy of traveling beyond Earth inspired pioneering ventures to commercialize space, died Jan. 31 at his home in Bellevue, Wash. He was 79.
The cause was complications...