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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Dow hits a record, but who's reaping the rewards?

    Dow hits a record, but who's reaping the rewards?
    You've heard the old joke about the stockbroker showing a friend all the luxuries he's bought with the commissions paid by his customers — big house, big car, big yacht. And the friend asks, "But where are the customers' yachts?" The joke needs...
  • A crucial step toward retirement security for the working class

    A crucial step toward retirement security for the working class
    It's amazing, and depressing, when political compromise functions only to throw obstacles in the way of ideas that bring the greatest good to the greatest number of people. Today's example: the long, tortuous road to bringing more retirement security to...
  • In memory of Jack Beasley, a guy you may not have noticed, but should have

    In memory of Jack Beasley, a guy you may not have noticed, but should have
    Jack Beasley died. You might say “Who?” and I wouldn't disagree. I knew him like I do so many people: To say hello, chat a little, laugh a little, so I really didn't know him at all. But you probably saw him, a regular part of your life...
  • Coaching at Rose Bowl never gets old for Wisconsin's Barry Alvarez

    Coaching at Rose Bowl never gets old for Wisconsin's Barry Alvarez
    Barry Alvarez had trouble adjusting his chair at Saturday's Rose Bowl media day but eventually settled in without even spilling his coffee. Alvarez said no other adjustments would be necessary. "This has been easy," he said. "Just give me a whistle. I...
  • The book on Ray Mancini, bruising chapters and all

    The book on Ray Mancini, bruising chapters and all
    We are a month away from the 30th anniversary of an ugly moment in an oft-ugly sport. Let's hark back. There once was a tough kid from a tough town. His name was Ray Mancini and his town was Youngstown, Ohio. Ray, like his town, settled many issues...
  • Pictures in the News | Nov. 7, 2013

     
    In Thursday's Pictures in the News, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies restrain family members of a man suspected of burglarizing a market at Firestone Boulevard and Hooper Avenue in South L.A. on Wednesday as the man is wheeled to an ambulance....
  • The Week in Pictures | November 4 – 10, 2013

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. One of the strongest storms ever recorded battered the central Philippines, ripping off rooftops, knocking out power and communications and forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their...
  • Holiday gift guide 2013: ‘Doctor Who,’ ‘Hobbit,’ ‘Thrones’ and more

     
    You don't have to take your broom to Diagon Alley, cross the Bifrost, traverse the Misty Mountains or steal a […]...
  • Times editors working during first World War II blackout

     
    Three days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Los Angeles's had its first World War II black-out, LA Times city desk editors were allowed to continue working with desk lamps only....
  • L.A. Now Live: Celebrities, fans fight to save Henry's Tacos

     
    To its fans, there is something quintessentially L.A. about Henry's Tacos, which was opened in 1961 by a white guy from Nebraska, had bit parts in movies and TV shows like "Adam 12" and boasted loyal customers ranging from working Joes to Hollywood...
  • Festival of Books: Hochschild, Goodheart, Nagorski put fresh faces on old conflicts

     
    A better title for the Saturday morning L.A. Times Festival of Books panel "History: War & Remembrance" might have been "Putting a Face on the War." Authors Adam Goodheart, Adam Hochschild and Andrew Nagorski underscored with moderator Diane Smith how.......