Memorial Day

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LA beaches earn top grades this summer

SANTA MONICA (CNS) – Los Angeles County beachgoers enjoyed improved ocean water quality this summer, with the majority of area beaches scoring A or B grades in an end-of-summer report card released today by an […]

08/29/2013

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‘Fast 6′ hangs onto first place at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With its supercharged muscle cars, “Fast & Furious 6″ raced to first place at the box office for the second consecutive weekend. Estimates released Sunday show the Universal Pictures release will […]

06/02/2013

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OC teen misses trip, 5 friends die in crash

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Tamer Mosallam was supposed to get picked up on Memorial Day for a trip to the beach with friends, but his father had other ideas and the carload of teens […]

05/29/2013

US President Barack Obama and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (r-l) walk together, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey. (AP Photo)

Obama, NJ’s Christie together again in mutual aid

MCGUIRE AIR FORCE BASE, N.J. (AP) — President Barack Obama and Gov. Chris Christie, the odd couple of politics, are finding common cause again. Christie greeted Obama at the steps of Air Force One after […]

05/28/2013

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Several thousand campers flee Santa Barbara wildfire

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — It may have been the last day of the trip anyway for some, but as many as 6,000 Memorial Day campers had to bolt when a wildfire in the California […]

05/28/2013

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Calif. tribal veterans gather to honor sacrifice

SANTA NELLA, Calif. (AP) — American Indian veterans wearing tribal dress gathered to honor the sacrifice of their fighting men and women in an emotional ceremony at a Central California cemetery. Servicemen and women offered […]

05/27/2013

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‘Fast 6′ speeds past ‘Hangover’ to top box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sixth installment in the “Fast & Furious” franchise is No. 1 at the box office. “Fast & Furious 6″ was tops with moviegoers on a record-breaking Memorial Day weekend with […]

05/27/2013

A visitor points to the name of someone who died during the Vietnam War on a marble wall, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington DC. (AP Photo)

Obama says don’t take American troops for granted

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday that Americans must honor the sacrifices of their fighting men and women, particularly at a time when the U.S. combat role in Iraq has ended and […]

05/27/2013

The Old Guard US Army soldier from 3rd US Infantry Regiment places flags on graves for Memorial Day, Arlington National Cemetery. (AP Photo)

Americans gather to honor fallen service members

(AP) – Americans planned to gather at cemeteries, memorials and monuments nationwide to honor fallen military service members on Memorial Day, at a time when combat in Afghanistan approaches 12 years and the ranks of […]

05/27/2013

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Furlough Friday: Unpaid day off for many in government

WASHINGTON (AP) — No one answered the tax-help hotline at the IRS on Friday. And you could forget about getting advice on avoiding foreclosures at the 80 Housing and Urban Development field offices nationwide. It […]

05/24/2013

The Old Guard US Army soldier from 3rd US Infantry Regiment places flags on graves for Memorial Day, Arlington National Cemetery. (AP Photo)

Memorial Day: Ways to say thank you

The Beginnings of Memorial Day Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic — established Decoration Day […]

05/24/2013

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Summer travel forecast: Better, but no blowout

NEW YORK (AP) — This summer, high rollers are flying to lavish vacation hot spots for their vacations. The rest of us are headed to places like nearby campgrounds. The good news: At some U.S. […]

05/24/2013

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