World War II

Judge dismisses ‘comfort women’ memorial lawsuit

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a memorial for women who were used as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II can remain in Glendale. The Los Angeles Daily […]

08/12/2014

This undated photo provided by Universal Pictures, Angelina Jolie is photographed with Louis Zamperini. Zamperini, a U.S. Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Jolie is directing the Universal movie, "Unbroken," about the life of Zamperini. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)

Memorial tonight in Torrance for WWII hero Louis Zamperini

TORRANCE (CNS) – A hometown memorial service will be held tonight in Torrance for World War II hero Louis Zamperini, who died July 2 at age 97. Zamperini, a 1936 U.S. Olympic track and field […]

07/31/2014

In this July 29, 2014 photo, Yukari Akatsuka, left, and Usan Kurata of Kuentai-USA look at World Word II photographs of Saipan at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. They are looking for information they hope will lead them to the burial places of U.S. MIAs killed during a bloody attack on Saipan on July 7, 1944. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

  SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum’s World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of […]

07/30/2014

World War II veteran Don S. Miyada of Westminster, Calif., looks to the stage during a ceremony in honor of Japanese American World War II veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team at the Washington Hilton in Washington, Nov. 1, 2011. Nearly seven decades after Pearl Harbor, Congress honored Japanese-American military units that helped the United States win World War II on two fronts despite the hardships endured by many troops'’ families back home. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Graduation heals World War II internment wounds

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A California man who missed his 1942 graduation because he was locked in an internment camp for Japanese-Americans finally walked in a cap and gown last week, more than seven […]

06/23/2014

Auschwitz Birkenau

US man, 89, is held on Nazi death camp charges

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 89-year-old Philadelphia man was ordered held without bail Wednesday on a German arrest warrant charging him with aiding and abetting the killing of 216,000 Jewish men, women and children while he […]

06/18/2014

FILE - In this May 17, 2011 file photo, Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez poses at his home in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Dean Hanson, File)

Last of original group of Navajo Code Talkers dies

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The language he once was punished for speaking in school became Chester Nez’s primary weapon in World War II. Before hundreds of men from the Navajo Nation became Code Talkers, Nez […]

06/04/2014

This 2014 sonar image released by Hydroid, Inc., of Bourne, Mass., shows wreckage of the bow of an American ship that sank to the ocean floor off the coast of England during World War II, according to the company that surveyed the wreckage to mark the disaster's 70th anniversary. The torpedo attack by German forces on U.S. landing ships, rehearsing during Exercise Tiger for the D-Day invasion of France's Normandy coast, claimed the lives of 749 U.S. soldiers and sailors on April 28, 1944.  (AP Photo/Hydroid, Inc.)

Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck

BOSTON (AP) — An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that […]

04/22/2014

U.S. Army Medal of Honor (AP Photo)

California woman to receive medal for late father

REEDLEY, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno County woman will travel to the White House this month to accept a posthumous Medal of Honor for her father, an Army private who fought with bravery in World […]

03/10/2014

In this Sept. 9, 2013 photo, Dong Linhua, 59, works at his workshop in Shanghai. "I heard that the authorities might postpone the age of the retirement, but I sure hope not, since I've already worked for almost 42 years," says Dong. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The world braces for retirement crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — A global retirement crisis is bearing down on workers of all ages. Spawned years before the Great Recession and the financial meltdown in 2008, the crisis was significantly worsened by those twin […]

12/30/2013

A framed plaque with a photograph of a scene from the 1946 film "It's  A Wonderful Life" starring Jimmy Stewart, left, and a Hollywood star on display at the Jimmy Stewart Museum in Indiana, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Jimmy Stewart museum rebounds from adversity

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — For a time it looked like the Jimmy Stewart Museum wasn’t going to make it. It’s in the actor’s hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania, far from Los Angeles, where more tourists would […]

12/24/2013

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