FILE- In this May 19, 1999 file photo,  Retired Admiral Jeremiah Denton is interviewed at his home on Fowl River, Ala. Denton, who survived 7½ years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam and alerted the U.S. military to conditions there when he blinked the word "torture" in Morse code during a television interview, died Friday, March 28, 2014. He was 89. (AP Photo/Mobile Register, Bill Starling, File)

Jeremiah Denton, Vietnam POW and ex-senator, dies

Prisoner of war Jeremiah Denton declared his loyalty to the U.S. government during a 1966 interview for what was supposed to be a propaganda film. But his enraged captors missed his more covert message: “T-O-R-T-U-R-E,” […]


Gov Jerry Brown

Governor pardons 42 in LA County cases

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A man whose friend was killed as they were playing with a firearm that accidentally discharged was among 42 people pardoned today by Gov. Jerry Brown for crimes in Los Angeles […]


Son says man suspected in Fresno attack had PTSD

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The California man suspected of shooting two of his adult daughters was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in Vietnam as a Marine. Anthony “Tony” Alvarez Sr., 63, was diagnosed […]


Calif. woman goes on trial in severed penis case

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California prosecutor says a jealous wife yelled “You deserve it” before severing her estranged husband’s penis with a 10-inch kitchen knife and throwing it in a garbage disposal.


Joan Baez (AP Photo)

AP Interview: Joan Baez returns to past in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — At 72, Joan Baez is not short of events to anticipate: She has her mother’s 100th birthday party, a summer tour of Australia and a new passion — painting — to explore.


War veteran takes a rubbing of those he fought with during his visit to the Vietnam Memorial, Washington, DC (AP Photo)

40 years on, Vietnam troop withdrawal remembered

(AP) – Forty years ago, soldiers returning from Vietnam were advised to change into civilian clothes on their flights home so that they wouldn’t be accosted by angry protesters at the airport.


Legion accepts CBS apology over ‘Amazing Race’

NEW YORK (AP) — The national commander of the American Legion says he accepts CBS’ apology for a passage on “The Amazing Race” where contestants visited the wreckage of an American B-52 bomber in Vietnam.


John McCain

Senators from both parties to honor John McCain

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare show of bipartisanship, Senate Democrats and Republicans will hold a joint meeting next month to mark the 40th anniversary of Sen. John McCain’s release from a North Vietnamese prison.


Fountain Valley Mayor Pro Tem Michael Vo

OC official opposes visit by Vietnamese officials

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The first Vietnamese-American to serve on the Fountain Valley City Council is opposing plans for Vietnamese officials to visit the Orange County city.


(AP Photo)

Starbucks to open 1st Vietnam cafe

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Starbucks Corp. will open its first Vietnam cafe early next month in Ho Chi Minh City as part of its strategy to expand across Asia, the company said Thursday.




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