World War II

Lava lamps are photographed in a shop in London. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Lava lamps: 50 years old and still groovy

LONDON (AP) — Call them ’60s relics or hippy home accessories, lava lamps have been casting their dim but groovy light on interiors for half a century, having hit British shelves 50 years ago on […]

09/02/2013

Neighborhood housing in Adak, Alaska. (AP Photo/State of Alaska Division of Community & Regional Affairs)

Dozens of aftershocks expected on Alaskan island

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Dozens of noticeable aftershocks above magnitude 4.0 are expected in the remote Aleutian Island region off Alaska in the days and weeks following a major 7.0 earthquake, the Alaska state seismologist […]

08/31/2013

Neighborhood housing in Adak, Alaska. (AP Photo/State of Alaska Division of Community & Regional Affairs)

Major quake recorded in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked Alaska’s Aleutian Islands with a jet-like rumble Friday that shook homes and sent residents scrambling for cover. “I heard it coming,” said Kathleen Nevzoroff, who was […]

08/30/2013

This image from surveillance video provided by the the Spokane, Wash., Police Department shows a person that authorities say is a suspect in the beating death of an 88-year-old World War II veteran outside an Eagles lodge in Spokane, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Spokane Police Department)

Random attack in Spokane leaves WWII veteran dead

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Police in Spokane, Wash., have arrested one of two teens suspected of fatally beating an 88-year-old veteran of World War II who had survived the battle for Okinawa. Police contend that […]

08/23/2013

Random attack in Spokane leaves WWII veteran dead

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Police in Spokane, Wash., say they have arrested one of two teens suspected of fatally beating an 88-year-old veteran of World War II who had survived the Battle of Okinawa. Authorities […]

08/23/2013

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Merkel says far-right extremists remain threat

BERLIN (AP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel says anti-Semitism and racism remain a threat to democracy in Europe almost 70 years after the end of World War II. Merkel cited the ongoing trial of five […]

08/17/2013

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California family finds Wisconsin vet’s World War II diary

RACINE, Wis. (AP) – A California couple has found the World War II diary of a Wisconsin veteran, and officials in his hometown are trying to track down his relatives. A Journal Times of Racine […]

08/11/2013

US WWII Veteran marches in a Memorial Day parade. (AP Photo)

Developer fights landmark status for WWII camp

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A developer is taking legal action against the historic-landmark designation for one acre at a former World War II-era internment camp in the San Fernando Valley. The Los Angeles Times reports Snowball […]

08/10/2013

People hold burning flares to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the beginning of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

Warsaw stops to honor 1944 anti-Nazi uprising

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Sirens wailed and traffic in downtown Warsaw stopped for a minute on Thursday to honor the thousands of people who died trying to liberate the city from Germany’s Nazi forces during […]

08/01/2013

World War II veterans, left to right, Jim McClain, William Newbold, and Bob Rans, view a B24 bomber like the ones they flew on the Ploesti Raid while touring the United States Air Force Museum, Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Raiders of ‘Hitler’s gas station’ reunite in Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — All these years later, some surviving veterans still think the raid on “Hitler’s gas station” was a great plan. However, not all worked out as expected, and the result was a fierce […]

07/31/2013

Angelina Jolie delivers a statement before screening the film "In the Land of Blood and Honey" directed by her, at the United Nations University in Tokyo Monday, July 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Angelina Jolie speaks out against rape in war

TOKYO (AP) — Movie star and director Angelina Jolie urged a Japanese audience Monday to join her fight to stop sexual violence in war zones. Jolie said she hoped “In the Land of Blood and […]

07/29/2013

"Rosie the Riveter" dressed in overalls and bandanna was introduced as a symbol of patriotic womanhood in the 1940's. Rose Will Monroe played  "Rosie the Riveter," the nation's poster girl for women joining the work force during World War II.  Monroe was working as a riveter building B-29 and B-24 military airplanes at the Willow Run Aircraft Factory in Ypsilanti, Mich., when she was asked to star in a promotional film about the war effort. (AP Photo)

Trying to save part of Rosie the Riveter’s factory

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit-area factory where Rosie the Riveter showed that a woman could do a “man’s work” by building World War II-era bombers, making her an enduring symbol of American female […]

07/29/2013

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