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September 26, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Police are investigating the deaths of a family of four in Herndon, Va., but have ruled out any threat to other members of the community, Fairfax County police said on Wednesday. The four bodies -- two parents and two school-age children -- were taken to the medical examiner's office for autopsies, police officials said. The cause of death is being withheld pending the completion of the autopsies. Fairfax County police responded to a friend's call to check the home in Point Rider Lane shortly after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
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March 27, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
Glad to see that the self-imposed purda of retired Gen. David Petraeus is coming to an end.  I am not one who thinks an extramarital affair merits the equivalent of a professional death penalty, but Petraeus' transgressions with his much younger biographer were so over the top that he really did need to excuse himself from the public sphere for awhile. And though he has apologized, I don't think his apology went far enough. PHOTOS: Political sex scandals You probably remember the general outlines of the sex scandal that brought him down: Paula Broadwell, 40, an extraordinarily accomplished academic, writer and Army intelligence officer, co-authored “All In: The Education of General David Petraeus.” Petraeus, 60, was a rich subject for any biographer -- a four-star general who oversaw coalition forces in Afghanistan and Iraq before becoming CIA director in 2011.
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September 26, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
An attempt by a member of the military to scare the hiccups out of the system of a fellow soldier from Ft. Hood in Texas has left one man dead and the other in jail on manslaughter charges, authorities said Wednesday. Pfc. Patrick Edward Myers, 27, has been charged with manslaughter, a second-degree felony, Bell County Dist. Atty. Henry Garza said in a telephone interview with the Los Angeles Times. If convicted, Myers faces two to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin set a bail bond of $1 million for Myers, who was held in the Bell County jail on Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2013 | By David Ng
Presidential libraries serve as official cultural repositories for the legacies of their namesake commanders in chief. More than 200 years after his death, it's hard to believe that the country's first president, George Washington, still lacks a library devoted to his remarkable life. Mount Vernon, the Virginia home of Washington, has spent the last several years raising $100 million to construct an official library on its scenic grounds. Organizers announced on Friday - just in time for Presidents Day weekend -- an opening date of Sept.
NATIONAL
June 8, 2012 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - Fifty-two years after his U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union, famed Cold War pilot Francis Gary Powers will be posthumously awarded the Silver Star.  The medal will be presented by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz to Powers' grandson and granddaughter at a Pentagon ceremony attended by other family members next Friday. Powers, who died in 1977 at age 47 in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles, will be recognized for his "indomitable spirit, exceptional loyalty" and "sustained courage in an exceptionally hostile environment," according to the citation.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2013 | By David Ng
Presidential libraries serve as official cultural repositories for the legacies of their namesake commanders in chief. More than 200 years after his death, it's hard to believe that the country's first president, George Washington, still lacks a library devoted to his remarkable life. Mount Vernon, the Virginia home of Washington, has spent the last several years raising $100 million to construct an official library on its scenic grounds. Organizers announced on Friday - just in time for Presidents Day weekend -- an opening date of Sept.
NEWS
April 10, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
Rick Santorum will resume his presidential campaign Tuesday afternoon, hours after his youngest child, Bella, who suffers from a rare genetic disorder, was released from a hospital and allowed to return to her family's Virginia home. "The Santorum's are truly overwhelmed by the prayers and support they've received," spokesman Hogan Gidley said in an email. The family included a recent picture of the 3-year-old, "so everyone could see their precious gift from God. " Isabella Santorum, known as Bella, was hospitalized Friday with pneumonia, an illness she is susceptible to because of the chromosomal defect that she was born with in 2008, Trisomy 18. The rare disorder results in a baby being  born with an extra chromosome that results in abnormal development of the brain and major organs.
NEWS
April 30, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
Two presidents for the price of one. That's a good deal, as President Obama put it as he and Bill Clinton teamed up for the first time for his reelection effort Sunday. Four years ago at this time, Clinton was still campaigning hard against Obama on his wife's behalf in the Democratic primaries. But the political reconciliation was quick once Obama emerged as the nominee and even more so when he won the White House, as was on display Sunday night. The two Democratic presidents showered each other with praise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
Glad to see that the self-imposed purda of retired Gen. David Petraeus is coming to an end.  I am not one who thinks an extramarital affair merits the equivalent of a professional death penalty, but Petraeus' transgressions with his much younger biographer were so over the top that he really did need to excuse himself from the public sphere for awhile. And though he has apologized, I don't think his apology went far enough. PHOTOS: Political sex scandals You probably remember the general outlines of the sex scandal that brought him down: Paula Broadwell, 40, an extraordinarily accomplished academic, writer and Army intelligence officer, co-authored “All In: The Education of General David Petraeus.” Petraeus, 60, was a rich subject for any biographer -- a four-star general who oversaw coalition forces in Afghanistan and Iraq before becoming CIA director in 2011.
SPORTS
March 28, 1992 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It used to be that to beat No. 1-ranked Virginia, you concentrated on Dawn Staley, the 1991 Naismith player of the year, and her talented backcourt mate, Tammi Reiss. Now, the Cavaliers' front court, 6-foot-5 juniors Heather and Heidi Burge of Palos Verdes Estates, pose a formidable threat as Vanderbilt Coach Jim Foster acknowledged Friday while his team prepared for today's East Regional final on Virginia's home court, University Hall.
NATIONAL
September 26, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Police are investigating the deaths of a family of four in Herndon, Va., but have ruled out any threat to other members of the community, Fairfax County police said on Wednesday. The four bodies -- two parents and two school-age children -- were taken to the medical examiner's office for autopsies, police officials said. The cause of death is being withheld pending the completion of the autopsies. Fairfax County police responded to a friend's call to check the home in Point Rider Lane shortly after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
NATIONAL
September 26, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
An attempt by a member of the military to scare the hiccups out of the system of a fellow soldier from Ft. Hood in Texas has left one man dead and the other in jail on manslaughter charges, authorities said Wednesday. Pfc. Patrick Edward Myers, 27, has been charged with manslaughter, a second-degree felony, Bell County Dist. Atty. Henry Garza said in a telephone interview with the Los Angeles Times. If convicted, Myers faces two to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin set a bail bond of $1 million for Myers, who was held in the Bell County jail on Wednesday.
NATIONAL
June 8, 2012 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - Fifty-two years after his U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union, famed Cold War pilot Francis Gary Powers will be posthumously awarded the Silver Star.  The medal will be presented by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz to Powers' grandson and granddaughter at a Pentagon ceremony attended by other family members next Friday. Powers, who died in 1977 at age 47 in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles, will be recognized for his "indomitable spirit, exceptional loyalty" and "sustained courage in an exceptionally hostile environment," according to the citation.
NEWS
April 30, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
Two presidents for the price of one. That's a good deal, as President Obama put it as he and Bill Clinton teamed up for the first time for his reelection effort Sunday. Four years ago at this time, Clinton was still campaigning hard against Obama on his wife's behalf in the Democratic primaries. But the political reconciliation was quick once Obama emerged as the nominee and even more so when he won the White House, as was on display Sunday night. The two Democratic presidents showered each other with praise.
NEWS
April 10, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
Rick Santorum will resume his presidential campaign Tuesday afternoon, hours after his youngest child, Bella, who suffers from a rare genetic disorder, was released from a hospital and allowed to return to her family's Virginia home. "The Santorum's are truly overwhelmed by the prayers and support they've received," spokesman Hogan Gidley said in an email. The family included a recent picture of the 3-year-old, "so everyone could see their precious gift from God. " Isabella Santorum, known as Bella, was hospitalized Friday with pneumonia, an illness she is susceptible to because of the chromosomal defect that she was born with in 2008, Trisomy 18. The rare disorder results in a baby being  born with an extra chromosome that results in abnormal development of the brain and major organs.
SPORTS
July 4, 2007 | Bill Plaschke
He walks onto the concourse, stares down at a Dodger Stadium field dotted with current players and past legends, grabs his camera and immediately begins snapping photos. Photos of the grass. "Look at how green it is," he says. Photos of the crooked roof above the outfield pavilions. "Just like on TV," he says. Photos of the streaking baseball plastered on the concrete high above home plate. "I've dreamed of seeing that baseball," he says. We take it for granted, don't we?
NEWS
July 5, 1992 | JOHN LANCASTER, THE WASHINGTON POST
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Washington lawyer Victoria Anne Reggie were married Friday evening in a small civil ceremony attended by about 30 close relatives in the living room of Kennedy's house in McLean, Va., according to a spokesman. In keeping with the couple's desire for privacy, the location and timing of the ceremony were not disclosed until after the fact. They evaded what could have been considerably more publicity by marrying in McLean rather than in Nantucket, Mass.
SPORTS
July 4, 2007 | Bill Plaschke
He walks onto the concourse, stares down at a Dodger Stadium field dotted with current players and past legends, grabs his camera and immediately begins snapping photos. Photos of the grass. "Look at how green it is," he says. Photos of the crooked roof above the outfield pavilions. "Just like on TV," he says. Photos of the streaking baseball plastered on the concrete high above home plate. "I've dreamed of seeing that baseball," he says. We take it for granted, don't we?
NEWS
July 5, 1992 | JOHN LANCASTER, THE WASHINGTON POST
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Washington lawyer Victoria Anne Reggie were married Friday evening in a small civil ceremony attended by about 30 close relatives in the living room of Kennedy's house in McLean, Va., according to a spokesman. In keeping with the couple's desire for privacy, the location and timing of the ceremony were not disclosed until after the fact. They evaded what could have been considerably more publicity by marrying in McLean rather than in Nantucket, Mass.
SPORTS
March 28, 1992 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It used to be that to beat No. 1-ranked Virginia, you concentrated on Dawn Staley, the 1991 Naismith player of the year, and her talented backcourt mate, Tammi Reiss. Now, the Cavaliers' front court, 6-foot-5 juniors Heather and Heidi Burge of Palos Verdes Estates, pose a formidable threat as Vanderbilt Coach Jim Foster acknowledged Friday while his team prepared for today's East Regional final on Virginia's home court, University Hall.
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