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  • Financial discipline = happiness in retirement, study says

    Financial discipline = happiness in retirement, study says
    People who are financially disciplined feel more secure about their finances and are likelier to be happy in retirement, according to a new study. Sure, that’s a no-brainer, but it’s worth reinforcing for people not naturally inclined toward...
  • The off side of Berlin

    The off side of Berlin
    BERLIN — My husband, Alan, and I were on our way from L.A. to Budapest, Hungary — our first trip to Eastern Europe. We had to change planes somewhere, and that somewhere happened to be Berlin, a frequent hub for travel to Northern and...
  • Ft. Hood prepares for Obama at memorial after shooting

    Ft. Hood prepares for Obama at memorial after shooting
    KILLEEN, Texas — Security has tightened around Ft. Hood as soldiers and their families prepared to host President Obama and other dignitaries Wednesday for a memorial honoring those killed last week when one of their own opened fire on fellow...
  • Irvine drops 'friendship city' plan with Vietnam town amid protest

    Irvine drops 'friendship city' plan with Vietnam town amid protest
    Confronted with nearly 600 protesters upset over a proposal to join Irvine in "friendship" with city of Nha Trang in Vietnam, Irvine City Council members Tuesday night voted to revise their rules for choosing cities to be friends with. After more than...
  • Irish president welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II on historic visit

    Irish president welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II on historic visit
    LONDON — In a historic first, the president of Ireland began a state visit to Britain on Tuesday to mark the growing reconciliation between his nation and the one that long ruled it from afar through centuries of oppression and rebellion. After...
  • Ft. Hood shooting: 'It happened right in front of me'

    Ft. Hood shooting: 'It happened right in front of me'
    FT. HOOD, Texas — As soon as Suzy Sanders got word of the shooting at Ft. Hood on Wednesday, she began frantically texting her 21-year-old stepson, a soldier stationed at the Army post. His first chilling reply landed more than an hour later, at...
  • A plea for gender equity in the halls of U.S. Capitol

    A plea for gender equity in the halls of U.S. Capitol
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol, home to inspiring statues of Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston, Ronald Reagan. And Lucille Ball? A group seeking to increase the number of women represented in the Capitol's collection of statues includes the red-...
  • Councilman drops plan for ties between Irvine, city in Vietnam

    Councilman drops plan for ties between Irvine, city in Vietnam
    Of all the places in the world, why did Larry Agran have to choose Vietnam? That's what local Vietnamese Americans wondered after learning that the longtime Irvine councilman hoped to forge a relationship between the master-planned community and Nha...
  • Pope Francis asks victims of clerical sex abuse for forgiveness

    Pope Francis asks victims of clerical sex abuse for forgiveness
    ROME -- Pope Francis on Friday made his first public plea for forgiveness on behalf of priests who have abused children. “I feel compelled to personally take on all the evil which some priests -- quite a few in number, [although] obviously not...
  • 'Last Remaining Seats' to show classic films in historic L.A. theaters

     'Last Remaining Seats' to show classic films in historic L.A. theaters
    Architecture fans can experience the opulent charm of downtown Los Angeles' historic movie palaces when the Los Angeles Conservancy's popular "Last Remaining Seats" film series kicks off June 11 with "The Lady Eve" at the Los Angeles Theatre. Tickets to...
  • Bars showing Pacquiao-Bradley fight must pay big — or else

    Bars showing Pacquiao-Bradley fight must pay big — or else
    Saturday night is fight night, with the highly anticipated rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley set to be broadcast on big screens across the nation. As thousands of fans traipse into bars and restaurants to catch the big fight, a small...