By Steven Greenhut | | PUBLISHED: July 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm | UPDATED: July 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm SACRAMENTO – After the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 turned into a mess that led to an immense loss of life and years of violent havoc in the Middle East, the war’s backers flippantly declared that “everyone” agreed on the war. The invasion’s evolving justifications – Saddam’s supposed amassing of “weapons of mass destruction” to his alleged ties to Al-Qaeda – were overblown, but if everyone was in agreement then who could possibly second-guess the military effort? At the Editorial Board of the Orange County Register, we produced one piece after another questioning the war. We even got in a spat with one Fox News personality, who took umbrage at criticism of the war while the fighting was going on. That was somehow unpatriotic. But the United States has been involved in endless conflicts. If … [Read more...] about As politics are shaken up, a peace coalition emerges
By The Associated Press | PUBLISHED: July 13, 2019 at 7:14 am | UPDATED: July 13, 2019 at 7:38 am WIMBLEDON, England — Simona Halep was not focused on trying to prevent Serena Williams from winning a 24th Grand Slam title. All Halep cared about was winning Wimbledon for the first time. Pretty much perfect from start to finish, Halep beat Williams 6-2, 6-2 in stunning fashion in the final at the All England Club on Saturday. The whole thing took less than an hour. Halep made a mere three unforced errors, a remarkably low total and 23 fewer than Williams. This is the third consecutive Grand Slam final lost by Williams as she tries to equal Margaret Court with 24 major trophies, the highest total in tennis history. Williams was the runner-up to Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon a year ago, and to Naomi Osaka at the U.S. Open last September. The 37-year-old American hasn’t won a tournament since the 2017 Australian Open, when she set the professional-era record of 23 Grand Slam … [Read more...] about Simona Halep routs Serena Williams in Wimbledon final
By Teri Parker | Contributing columnistPUBLISHED: July 13, 2019 at 5:00 am | UPDATED: July 13, 2019 at 5:01 am This is part one in a series of five columns discussing a hypothetical case from various professional perspectives: A and B are about to be married. A has two kids from a previous and B has one. They plan to have children together. A receives child support from an ex-spouse. A’s mother also lives with them and helps to care for the children. B’s only child works in B’s business, and both A and B hope their joint child(ren) will one day join the business as well. A and B have a lot to discuss! Blended marriages have complexities that are not often considered until the wedding bliss has passed and the new reality becomes the norm. Meeting with your advisers before the marriage is a smart approach to mitigating future problems. Will your existing certified financial planner, certified public accountant and estate planning attorney all understand the dynamics of … [Read more...] about Merging Family A and Family B: Who gets what?
By Staff and news service reports | PUBLISHED: July 12, 2019 at 11:14 pm | UPDATED: July 12, 2019 at 11:15 pm Debbie Hetman, mother of Tyler looks to the sky after throwing out the ceremonial pitch with stepfather Danny Hetman, left and stepson Garret Hetman, right, by her side during a tribute for pitcher Tyler Skaggs who passed away on On July 1, 2019 prior to a MLB baseball game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Seattle Mariners at Anaheim Stadium on Friday, July 12, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Taylor Cole, left, and relief pitcher Felix Pena, right, alongside Pena’s interpreter, middle, acknowledge the crowd’s applause after a combined no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners during a baseball game Friday, July 12, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. The Angels won 13-0. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels placed their jerseys on the … [Read more...] about Photos: Angels pay emotional tribute to Tyler Skaggs
By Brian Rokos | [email protected] | The Press-EnterprisePUBLISHED: July 12, 2019 at 8:46 pm | UPDATED: July 12, 2019 at 8:47 pm A man who was being assaulted in Crestline fired his gun, striking his attacker and killing him Thursday, July 11, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said. The Sheriff’s Department described the 27-year-old shooter as a victim. His name was not announced. Gunfire was reported at about 9:15 p.m. outside Goodwin’s Market at 24089 Lake Gregory Dr. Deputies arrived to find Sammy Davis, 29, of Crestline, on the ground and an off-duty nurse tending to him, a news release said. Davis was taken to St. Bernardine Medical Center in San Bernardino, where he was pronounced dead at 10:12 p.m. The victim told detectives that as he was leaving the market, he was approached by three men. The victim recognized one of them as an “associate” of a suspect in an assault that had put him in a hospital in January. The men taunted the victim, … [Read more...] about Man being assaulted in Crestline shoots attacker to death