World War II

Food bank volunteer Sarah Laughton gathers food for distribution at a food bank in Bromley, south London, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

Demand for food aid spikes in Britain

LONDON (AP) — Demand for emergency food aid has spiked this year in Britain, a leading charity said Wednesday, suggesting low-income households’ living standards are still sliding despite the end of the recession. The Trussell […]

10/16/2013

The Oct. 22, 2009 photo shows Hans Riegel, the longtime boss of German candy maker Haribo who took the gummi bear to international fame. (AP Photo/dpa, Rolf Vennenbernd)

German gummi bear baron Hans Riegel dies at 90

BERLIN (AP) — Hans Riegel turned little gold bears into a global candy juggernaut. In a career spanning almost seven decades, Riegel was the driving force that made Haribo’s gummi bears a sugary staple in […]

10/15/2013

In this Thursday, Dec. 7, 1995 photo, Former Nazi SS captain Erich Priebke enters military court in Rome. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)

Hundreds protest funeral for Nazi criminal

ALBANO LAZIALE, Italy (AP) — Shouting “murderer” and “executioner,” hundreds of people jeered the remains of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke as his coffin arrived Tuesday for a funeral Mass celebrated by a splinter Catholic […]

10/15/2013

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DC crowd pushes through barriers to WWII Memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) – A crowd converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall on Sunday, pushing past barriers to protest the memorial’s closing under the government shutdown. Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of […]

10/13/2013

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 to direct ‘Unbroken’ in Australia

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Universal Pictures has announced that Angelina Jolie is in Sydney, Australia, to direct the survival saga “Unbroken.” The film will tell the true story of Lou Zamperini, a World War II […]

10/01/2013

A US Park Police officer ties police tape to a hand rail closing access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Veterans pass barriers at closed WWII memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of veterans walked past barriers at the closed World War II memorial with help from members of Congress. Hundreds of veterans arrived for a previously scheduled visit to the memorial […]

10/01/2013

US Marine Navajo code talkers serve with Signal Unit, during World War II

Exhibit honoring Comanche Code Talkers opens

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Personal photographs, military uniforms and a Nazi flag captured during World War II are some of the items on display at a new exhibit honoring Comanche Code Talkers. The exhibit that […]

09/26/2013

Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver by his police car in Kent, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Small-town Ohio police invite online fans to fest

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police chief who invited his nearly 85,000 Facebook followers to his small town’s community festival this weekend expects at least 1,000 from near and far to show up. Brimfield […]

09/20/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Text of President Obama’s speech on Syria

Text of President Barack Obama’s speech on Syria, as provided by the Federal News Service: My fellow Americans, tonight I want to talk to you about Syria, why it matters and where we go from […]

09/11/2013

This undated photo released by Worthington Ford Inc. shows a photo of Cal Worthington car dealer famed for TV ads. Worthington, who built a fortune from a series of West Coast car dealerships and became a TV fixture thanks to commercials urging customers to "go see Cal," has died. He was 92. (AP Photo/Worthington Ford Inc.)

Cal Worthington, car dealer famed for TV ads, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — He said he would eat a bug to get you to buy a car. He promised that he would even stand upon his head until his ears were turning red if […]

09/10/2013

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