NEW YORK (AP) — The woman kissed by an ecstatic sailor in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died.
Greta Zimmer Friedman's son says his mother died Thursday at a Richmond, Virginia, hospital of what he called complications from old age. She was 92.
Friedman was a 21-year-old dental assistant in a nurse's uniform on Aug. 14, 1945. She went to Times Square amid reports that the war had ended. That's when she was kissed by George Mendonsa celebrating Japan's surrender.
Life magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captured the moment. It became one of the most famous photographs of the 20th century.
Joshua Friedman says his mother recalled it all happening in an instant.
She will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, next to her late husband, Dr. Misha Friedman.
Fewer than 140 firefighters remained in San Diego's North County Thursday to finish digging containment lines around the Lilac Fire, which burned 4,100 acres and destroyed 157 structures between Fallbrook and Oceanside near Camp Pendleton, authorities said.
A candlelight vigil is scheduled Friday in memory of William Burton, a star Granite Hills High School athlete killed in a traffic collision in Alpine.
A 25-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man suspected of robbing a woman in her Pacific Beach home were arrested.
California on Thursday issued its first batch of business licenses for the state's upcoming legal marijuana market, setting the stage for sales to begin in January.
Authorities asked the public Thursday for help in identifying a man who has exposed himself to children in Chula Vista at least four times over the last several months.
Christmas is less than two weeks away, but porch thieves are stealing holiday cheer by swiping packages off porches in University City and Pacific Beach.
A 32-year-old Cal Fire engineer from northern San Diego County was killed Thursday while fighting the massive Thomas Fire in Ventura County.
San Diego County's inland valleys and mountains remain under a red flag warning Friday morning due to high temperatures, dry air and gusty Santa Ana winds creating dangerous fire conditions.
UC San Diego reported Thursday a record high of well over 116,000 students who applied for admission for next fall, including 97,670 prospective freshmen and 18,782 transfers.