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  • For WWII veterans, 'Unbroken' screening frees up harrowing memories of war

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. Al Exner knows intimately the atrocities of war. The Navy surgical technician worked on American GIs wounded by the Japanese army, and saw the dead carried off Iwo Jima. He is an honorable, forgiving man but his memories of World War II...
  • Florida Travel Tips & Deals

    Florida Travel Tips & Deals
    Check this list often as new tips, events and deals around Florida come in: The South Seas in Florida Always wanted to experience the South Seas, but without the long flights? Well, this spring you can head for Orlando –the first phase of the new...
  • What China's premier should say at Davos

     What China's premier should say at Davos
    When global leaders toast the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week, one unusually prominent guest should be ready for sharp criticism — Premier Li Keqiang of China, the country's highest-ranking attendee since 2009....
  • Pope Francis leaves Manila after drawing record crowd of 6 million

    Pope Francis leaves Manila after drawing record crowd of 6 million
    Pope Francis flew out of this Catholic bastion in Asia on Monday after a weeklong trip that included a visit to Sri Lanka and drew what Filipino officials says was a record crowd of 6 million faithful in a Manila park where he celebrated Mass....
  • Pope Francis ends Asia trip where he preached on behalf of poor

    MANILA, Philippines Thousands of Filipinos lined Manila's roads to bid farewell to Pope Francis at the end of a five-day trip in which he denounced corruption and pleaded for compassion and aid for the poor and needy. The pope stood in an open-topped car...
  • Indonesia rejects foreign appeals, executes 6 drug convicts, including 5 foreigners

    Indonesia brushed aside last-minute appeals by foreign leaders and executed by firing squad six people convicted of drug trafficking, including five foreigners, sending a message that the new government will not compromise its tough approach to narcotics....
  • Pope leaves after Asia trip highlighted by cheers from millions of adoring Filipino Catholics

    Pope Francis flew out of this Catholic bastion in Asia on Monday after a weeklong trip that included a visit to Sri Lanka and drew what Filipino officials says was a record crowd of 6 million faithful in a Manila park where he celebrated Mass....
  • POPE WATCH: Pope Francis departs the Philippines after weeklong visit to Asia

    Pope Francis headed home Monday from the Philippines after a weeklong trip that also took him to Sri Lanka. Here are some glimpses of his last two days: ___ FLYING HOME Francis left Manila about 10:15 a.m. on a Philippines Airlines jet, heading back to...
  • Outcry after Indonesia executes 6 for drug trafficking

    An Indonesian firing squad executed six convicted drug traffickers early Sunday, sparking condemnations from human rights groups and foreign leaders. The Netherlands, Indonesia’s former colonial ruler, said it would withdraw its ambassador and...
  • Pope leaves Asia after inspiring millions in Philippines and calling for unity in Sri Lanka

    Pope Francis flew home Monday after a weeklong trip to Asia, where he called for unity in Sri Lanka after a civil war and asked Filipinos to be "missionaries of the faith" in the world's most populous continent after a record crowd joined his final Mass...
  • Oscar nominations 2015: Surprise, drama in documentary picks

    Oscar nominations 2015: Surprise, drama in documentary picks
    Even with a previously announced shortlist of 15 films on the way to Thursday’s final five nominees, there was still an air of drama around the feature documentary category. Making it through to a nomination were “Citizenfour,”  “...