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  • In Theory: Does military spending betray America's religious ideals?

    America spends more on its military than any other country. U.S. military spending in 2012 was $682 billion, which is $516 billion more than incurred by China, the next biggest spender. This means the U.S. has the most technologically advanced and best-equipped armed forces in the world.
  • Trying to help victims in Japan

    BURBANK — As a U.S. Army combat soldier in Iraq, Ryan Welker has seen the devastation a war can reap on a country. However, his time in the Middle East couldn't have prepared him for the situation he has encountered the past eight days. Welker,...

    Worth the frisk

    Worth the frisk
    Travelers at Bob Hope Airport on Tuesday expressed little concern about heightened Transportation Security Administration measures as they departed just before the busiest travel day of the year. "Nope. They are keeping me safe," Ellen Cowie of...

    A nuptial nightmare on Sparks Street

    A nuptial nightmare on Sparks Street
    The bride, Carrie Stewart Baker, made her way down the aisle toward the candle-lit altar in a powder-blue gown inspired by the fairytale cinders-to-satin princess. Her princely groom, Nicholas Nolan, looked charming in a white jacket adorned with a gold...

    Military recruits sworn in at ceremony

    Nearly 120 recruits for the Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard were sworn in together Tuesday morning at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel — the largest such combined ceremony, organizers said. Celebrities may have brought the...