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Unrest, Conflicts and War

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  • 94-year-old receives French honor

    94-year-old receives French honor
    Some things are still hard for David Lester to talk about, as they would be for anyone who's seen his friends die and rivers turn red with blood. Eventually the 94-year-old Costa Mesa resident did open up, in the form of a 400-page manuscript, "A Combat...
  • TSA discovers explosive in luggage at JWA

    A passenger whose luggage contained an illegal explosive and artillery fuses caused evacuations at parts of John Wayne Airport on Tuesday afternoon, according to law enforcement and airport officials. The unidentified person was trying to catch a 3:18 p....
  • Officials name suspect in airport incident

    Officials name suspect in airport incident
    Authorities said Wednesday that they have identified the man found with an explosive and artillery fuses in his luggage when he boarded a plane at John Wayne Airport. Gregory Salyer, 23, from Kentucky, was arrested Tuesday after Transportation...
  • Man faces 4 felony counts in connection to explosive found in luggage

    Man faces 4 felony counts in connection to explosive found in luggage
    The 23-year-old Kentucky man who allegedly tried to bring a non-lethal grenade and artillery fuses onto a plane at John Wayne Airport this week could face up to eight years in state prison, according to law enforcement authorities. Gregory Salyer, a...
  • Commentary: After 50 years, is the 'Dream' yet reality?

    It seems like all of the nation has been talking about the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "Dream" speech and the March on Washington. The big question at such a milestone anniversary is on everyone's minds, whether or not we dare...
  • Carnett: Loving Kindle and these books

    Eighteen months ago my wife bought me a Kindle e-reader for my birthday. I recently finished my 100th book on it. To be honest, when I received the Kindle I wasn't certain I'd get through the opening passages of my first book. I'm now hooked, and...
  • Carnett: Addressing a Gettysburg fascination

    What if? It's the age-old query of the historian. And, through its lens, one can view any war and the subsequent history. What if the Moors had won the battle of Tours? What if the Allies had been turned back at Normandy? What if Robert E. Lee had...
  • Fair Board to seek memorial ideas

    The near-capacity crowd at the Orange County Fair Board meeting broke into applause Thursday after the group created a committee to gather input from veterans and their groups on a potential replacement for the Memorial Gardens Building. The former Army...
  • Lobby group wants to entertain

    Lobby group wants to entertain
    Nearly half a century ago, Frank W. Abagnale Jr. became one of the world's most skilled impostors, using charm and false paperwork to weasel his way into prestigious careers. Starting Tuesday at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, attendees at the...
  • Flashback to 1968: 'Theatricality Mars Newport Pop Festival'

    Flashback to 1968: 'Theatricality Mars Newport Pop Festival'
    Editor's note: The 1968 Newport Pop Festival didn't go over very well with many Costa Mesa residents — nor with Los Angeles Times critic Digby Diehl, who wrote the following review. Eric Burdon and the Animals will be among the performers this...
  • It's A Gray Area: It's time to take back America's moral high ground

    President Obama has recently renewed his plans to try to close our military prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, and has also promulgated new guidelines for our government's use of drones to assassinate people in places like Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen....
  • Carnett: Seeing the future on the screen

    I'm not normally a prescient sort of fellow. ESP isn't hardwired into my DNA. But, the other night I felt eerily and unmistakably clairvoyant. I knew what was going to happen before it happened in the lives of others. No, I didn't see dead people....