| Dec 28, 2012
| 7:34 AM
Eight sailors from the Coronado-based carrier Ronald Reagan are suing the Tokyo Electric Power Co. for allegedly lying about the danger from radiation caused by the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant, according to Bloomberg News. The ship was...
| Dec 2, 2012
BALANGA, Philippines — The school day at Balanga Elementary on the Bataan Peninsula was winding down, and children poured from the classrooms into the stifling afternoon heat.
Behind their classrooms, they played around the statutes of grim-...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 11:41 AM
First published on May 29, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
Hear that? That dull roar, like the sound from inside a shell?
That might be the Orange County coastline calling you -- 42 miles of beach and beach towns, give or take, from San...
| Jun 17, 2012
In the course of researching Western's 100 years in the costume business, we came away with what felt like 200 years' worth of interesting anecdotes, fun facts and little-known aspects of the company. Among them:
Military Might: On occasion, Western's...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 11:03 PM
When Daniel K. Inouye was 17, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. An aspiring surgeon, he spent much of the next week helping care for the wounded at an elementary school in his native Honolulu.
He wanted to enlist immediately but couldn't. Japanese...
| Dec 2, 2012
Dec. 7, 1941: Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Dec. 8, 1941: Japanese bomb the Philippines, destroying many aircraft at Clark Field
Dec. 22, 1941: About 43,000 Japanese troops begin the main invasion of Luzon; American and Filipino troops begin to...
| Mar 31, 2013
CODY, Wyo. — The drive east of Cody is through high desert, and the February weekend of my visit was bitterly cold. But I was wearing a heavy down coat, snow pants and boots, and riding in a cozy, warm SUV.
That's not how nearly 14,000 earlier...
| Feb 27, 2011
If a student dared to use the word "reveal" in a story, Alhambra High School journalism teacher Ted Tajima would wield his red pencil and boom in his eloquent baritone, "Only God reveals."
To his students, he was "T" or "Mr. T," a man of inspiration...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 7:29 AM
Former Sen. Rick Santorum said there's good reason why he's talking a lot more about foreign policy than other Republican candidates.
"Because I believe that there's a very good chance that by next election day, the national security issues in this...
| Jan 12, 2012
Roy L. Ash, a co-founder and former president of Litton Industries who served as director of the Office of Management and Budget in the 1970s during the Nixon and Ford administrations, has died. He was 93.
Ash, who had Parkinson's disease, died Dec. 14...
| Feb 13, 2011
Hisaye Yamamoto, one of the first Asian American writers to earn literary distinction after World War II with highly polished short stories that illuminated a world circumscribed by culture and brutal strokes of history, has died. She was 89.