Updated at 2:46 PM

Does it surprise anyone that a university fraternity organization desecrated the United States flag by urination, spat on wounded war veterans and generally acted like wild animals?The University of Florida and Emory University in Georgia should be ashamed of common association with students exhibiting such low moral character.Every American should condemn the fraternity members’ abhorrent and defaming actions toward our wounded veterans. And don’t tell me...

Updated at 2:42 PM

It’s been awhile since I’ve talked about the view from my front porch, and there have been some developments. I know, I know — how could there be “developments” from the front porch? Well, I’ve...

Posted at 2:30 PM

The Taliban declared Monday that it was open to peace talks with the Afghan government, but only if all U.S. and other international forces withdraw from Afghanistan and key Taliban figures are removed from a U.N. terrorism blacklist.

Updated at 2:28 PM

Whenever a great disaster hits somewhere in the world, our attention turns to that area for awhile.It’s hard to keep our focus too long, because the world keeps changing and something new is always happening.A week...

Updated at 2:23 PM

The Avengers started a fist fight on my Facebook wall the other day. No, they weren’t punching out bad guys such as Loki, Ultron or the Red Skull, but rather they were the epicenter of a rather heated discussion on superheroes, and...

Updated at 2:19 PM

Don’t get me wrong now, I love baseball, always have. For me, at least, it’s far superior to all the other spectator sports. Sure, there are dead spots here and there, but that’s part of the charm. They give you time...

Updated at 2:17 PM

We need to consider our use of mulch. What is mulch and why is it used? A mulch is anything used to cover bare ground. A mulch covering is used to suppress the growth of weeds and prevent the loss of water by evaporation from bare...

Updated at 2:01 PM

Friday, 12:25 a.m. — A 39-year-old man was arrested on a warrant in the 1100 block of Siskiyou Boulevard.Friday, 1:26 a.m. — Police responded to a non-injury motor vehicle collision in the area of Walker Avenue and Webster...

Updated at 1:57 PM

Read Haiku Corner daily on the Tidings comics page.Monday, April 13Almond petals flock the earthSpring blossoms search for sunFragrance gentle ... a sneeze!—Keith...

Updated at 1:25 PM

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge today announced the name of their second child and first princess, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

Updated at 1:21 PM

A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head over the weekend while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries, the third New York City officer slain on duty in five months.

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