With its shady green canopy and centuries-old medicinal lore, the Chinese long ago bestowed the name "tree of heaven" on ...
(GARY FRIEDMAN/Los Angeles Times)
December 29, 2012
U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Willingham shakes hands Thursday with Lucca, 8, a German Shepherd/Malinois mix, in Irwindale, Calif. Lucca, who lost a leg to a roadside bomb, is now retired and lives with Willingham, her first handler.