World War II

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

Director Rick Ostermann, left, poses with actor Levin Liam during the photo call for the movie 'Wolfschildren' at the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Venice: Ostermann reveals wolf children plight

VENICE, Italy (AP) — A piece of family history led German director Rick Ostermann to revisit some long-forgotten victims of the chaos immediately following World War II: German children, who lost their parents, struggling to […]

09/02/2013

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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