| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:14 PM
We might not be here with the mists of myths and hectoring of conspiracy theorists — all marking the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination — if he had not insisted on caution during the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962....
| Nov 12, 2013
| 12:54 PM
Al cabo del incidente causado el Día de los Veteranos por el colombiano Fredy Gutiérrez, veterano de Vietnam y candidato a una deportación, su esposa, Teresa, reconoció que las acciones del hombre fueron equivocadas, pero aclaró que el mensaje era válido....
| Mar 9, 2014
| 7:58 PM
KUALA LUMPUR/PHU QUOC ISLAND, Vietnam - Rescue planes scoured waters off Vietnam on Monday, 48 hours after a Malaysia Airlines jetliner vanished from radar screens with 239 people on board.
Questions mounted over possible security lapses and whether a...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 11:28 AM
BEIJING -- Every few hours, a shard of information would drift across the TV screen: An object -- perhaps a door -- had been spotted. A yellow item -- could it be a life raft? -- had been seen. A new oil slick had been discovered, and samples were en...
| Mar 24, 2014
It has become a truism in discussions of Russia's takeover of Crimea that in the post-World War II international order, countries no longer rewrite borders through force — or if they do, rarely find themselves faced with determined opposition from...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 8:39 PM
Ola Lee Mize
Medal of Honor recipient dies at 82
Ola Lee Mize, 82, a Medal of Honor recipient who fended off enemy assaults and rescued wounded soldiers during the Korean War, died Wednesday in Gadsden, Ala., after a long illness. His death was...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 8:33 PM
The captured fighter pilot had already been through so much at the infamous Hanoi Hilton.
He had been beaten up and starved, thrown for months into a dark cell crawling with rats, held immobile with his legs pinned in stocks, and strapped with ropes...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Vo Nguyen Giap, the communist general widely regarded as one of the military geniuses of the 20th century, who masterminded the defeat of the French and the war against the Americans in Vietnam, has died. He was 102.
Giap died Friday at a military...
| Dec 22, 2013
Growing up in Lombard in the 1960s, best friends Kathy Hughes and Annette Saviano always had something to talk about: teachers, boys, hopscotch, Barbies.
They'd talk as they walked to school, talk as they walked home, and then call each other at night...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Interviewers always asked Mikhail Kalashnikov the same question and he always gave the same answer: Yes, he could sleep at night. Quite easily, thank you.
Kalashnikov, creator of the AK-47, a cheap, simple, rugged assault rifle that became the weapon of...
| Nov 10, 2013
Just in time for Veterans Day, the embattled secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki, announced last week that his department had reduced its backlog of overdue disability claims from more than 600,000 in March to about 400,000.