PARAMOUNT, Calif. (AP) - Nine people were arrested for blocking a busy street in front of a Wal-Mart in suburban Los Angeles on Black Friday in one of several protests staged around the country to demand better wages and benefits for employees of the superstore chain.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - A University of California Santa Barbara student has died after she and a 22-year-old man fell together from a second-story apartment railing.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As Tammy Duckworth sees it, her path to Congress began when she awoke in the fall of 2004 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She was missing both of her legs and faced the prospect of losing her right arm.
KUNA, Idaho (AP) - Gary Moon releases "Laser," his young prairie falcon, as the sun's first rays set southern Idaho's desert horizon ablaze. The two-pound female, a tiny radio transmitter strapped to each leg, lifts from Moon's leather gauntlet and with every rapid wing beat circles higher into the sky.
Q: My kitchen has a ceramic tile floor, and several of the tiles have so many scratches that they look dull even after cleaning. Can I repair the scratches, or does the tile need to be replaced? - Carol in Eau Claire, Wis.
The front door is often the focal point of a house and the welcoming committee to guests as they enter your home. And as the attention-seeking centerpiece, it should always be looking its best. A great addition to any door is a beautiful wreath - either decorative or seasonal - to greet your guests and neighbors. Although many stores sell wreaths, it's easy, fun and cost-effective to create a unique and one-of-a-kind statement piece.
There won't be a song about how our flag was still there, because it wasn't. Maybe stories of the battles that almost took place in Benghazi will come out soon. But the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack at Benghazi was the strangest geo-political episode I can remember. I wish the journalists would get curious and find out what went on in this terrorist attack. From what I see, it starts with our embassy in Cairo ...
On Nov. 10, I was honored to help prepare a traditional Marine Corps meal (SOS) for Marine veterans at the Los Angeles Fire Department Museum. The attendees are mostly active and retired police officers, firefighters and paramedics.
Why do "The Jersey Shore" and "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" command (relatively) large audiences?
The holidays are here and a host of festive opportunities perfectly suited to the season are available in Old Town Newhall.
When it comes to decorating with lights for the holidays, there are unlimited ways to add twinkle to the inside as well as the outside of your home. Some people favor an elegant, restrained sprinkling of lights around a door, while others go for a more exuberant display of illumination on virtually every surface.
The advent calendar, which eases anxiety by counting down those pesky 24 days until Christmas Eve, is as much a holiday tradition for my family as the tree.
I received a violation letter and a $50 fine from my association for parking my jet ski trailer in my driveway.
With the Thanksgiving holiday now over, Santa Clarita Valley residents began preparing for the Christmas holiday. Several local churches started preparing months ago as they began planning and rehearsing for Christmas concerts.
Friendly Valley church What: Pastor Stan Fix will present, "The Age-Old Question: Why Can Bad Things Happen to Good People?" based on II Corinthians 3-5 and 8-9. Join us for Fellowship Hour after the service. All are welcome. When: Sunday at 10 a.m. Where: Friendly Valley Community Church (United Methodist) 19246 Ave. of the Oaks, Newhall. Please enter at the Friendly Valley main gate off Sierra Highway on Friendly Valley Parkway. Contact: 661-251-1311 Methodist Bible ...
PHOENIX (AP) - A woman charged in the stabbing and shooting death of her Arizona lover traded barbs with a prosecutor under a withering cross-examination as she struggled to explain why she can recall precise details of her life from years earlier, yet can't remember crucial aspects of the murder case against her.
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - A car bomb exploded Thursday near Syria's ruling party headquarters in Damascus, killing at least 53 people and scattering mangled bodies among the blazing wreckage in one of the bloodiest days in the capital since the uprising began almost two years ago.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - A Haitian judge on Thursday summoned Jean-Claude Duvalier to appear in court after the former dictator defied an order to attend a hearing to determine whether he should again face charges for human rights abuses committed during the nearly 15 years of his brutal regime.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - You think the Academy Awards are boring? Try the nominations. They only last a few minutes, but it's generally a sleepy academy suit and a sleepy starlet droning a list of names at 5:30 in the morning.
THOMSON, Ga. (AP) - A small private jet carrying a surgeon and members of his clinic staff aborted its landing at a Georgia airport before it hit a 60-foot utility pole and crashed in a flaming wreck, killing five people onboard and injuring two, federal authorities said Thursday.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - In an agonizingly slow announcement, a magistrate allowed Oscar Pistorius to go free on bail Friday, nine days after the Paralympian was arrested in the Valentine's Day killing of his girlfriend.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Bullets were flying from a black Range Rover at a gray Maserati as the vehicles raced toward a red light on the Las Vegas Strip.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Four young adults have been stabbed after a feud spilled out of a downtown Los Angeles nightspot.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - More testing must be done to determine the cause of death of a 21-year-old Canadian tourist whose body was found wedged in a water tank atop a downtown Los Angeles hotel, authorities said Thursday.
Leftists of late have become very defensive about being called socialist in their ideology, as typified by Kevin Buck's column (Feb. 19, "Straw men live in glass houses").
Just a few short days ago the lanterns fell, bringing an end to Chinese New Year season for 2013.