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  • From The Sports Pages Of UConn History, A Stand Against Anti-Japanese Racism

    From The Sports Pages Of UConn History, A Stand Against Anti-Japanese Racism
    It was only a football game, and as college games go it was hardly worth remembering. But to one proud spectator, it was a whole lot more than that. "The biggest kick of all was the lesson in democracy that was being enacted out there," read a letter,...
  • Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy

    Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy
    Baltimore and Ohio Railroad agents knew they had a serious problem brewing when a sizable Confederate force appeared unexpectedly near Frederick, Md., in early July 1864, during the American Civil War. These rebels could reap serious havoc in Maryland,...
  • Obama to nominate former P&G CEO Bob McDonald as veterans secretary

    Obama to nominate former P&G CEO Bob McDonald as veterans secretary
    President Barack Obama has chosen former Procter & Gamble Chief Executive Bob McDonald, an Army veteran, as his nominee to be the next secretary of veterans affairs, a senior Obama administration official said on Sunday. Obama's announcement of...
  • Battle for Tikrit continues as Iraqi government pushes back against ISIS

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi Army units backed by Shiite militias battled Islamist insurgents for control of the Iraqi city of Tikrit for a second day on Saturday in a fight that's critical to government efforts to regain control of the country. Both sides tend...
  • Red Cross for animals: Palm Beach-based rescue vehicle saves pets

    When disaster strikes and animals are at risk, help rolls in from Palm Beach County. The town of Palm Beach is home to a 50-foot, 30,000-pound rescue vehicle that can be deployed anywhere in the country to scenes of hurricanes, tornadoes and floods. A...
  • Rickenbacker bio tells tales of 'Enduring Courage'

    "Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed" by John F. Ross; St. Martin's Press (400 pages, $27.99) World War I fighter ace Eddie Rickenbacker and the internal combustion engine came of age together....
  • Former student interned in World War II gets high school honors

     Former student interned in World War II gets high school honors
    Don Miyada remembers the classes he took, the carefree days with his high school classmates and the building excitement as graduation day approached. But that moment never arrived. A month before he was to put on his cap and gown and march with the...
  • The GI Bill's lasting legacy [Commentary]

    The GI Bill's lasting legacy [Commentary]
    Seventy years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill that transformed the economic and social structure of the United States and paved the way for the post-war boom. It was called the GI Bill of Rights. One of its many unintended...
  • Veterans complain about clinic care

    HIBBING, Minn. The 6-inch scar running down the middle of Lonnie Lee's chest is one sign that all might not be well at the Veterans Affairs clinic here. Lee, a 65-year-old Navy veteran from Vietnam, wears the scar as a badge of honor. He had to wait five...
  • Arctic veteran and cancer survivor continues fitness regimen at 82

    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. Eileen Birdsong has faced cancer three times over the past two decades, but she has never let it slow her down. During eight months of radiation treatment for breast cancer in the mid-1990s, the Pleasanton woman walked the 6-mile...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, June 29 Lakefront concert The Rhonda Robinson Ensemble will perform at the Columbia Lakefront as a part of the Lakefront Summer Festival Concert series. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Monday, June 30 'Sharks: Who's...