| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:55 PM
WASHINGTON — Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, who was sentenced to 35 years for leaking classified military and diplomatic materials to WikiLeaks, announced plans Thursday to live as a woman while confined in the military prison at Ft. Leavenworth....
| Sep 7, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Offering closure to a less-told chapter of World War II history, "The Railway Man" retraces the tracks of an exceptional man's life, as former British soldier Eric Lomax confronts the Japanese officer who tortured him as a prisoner of war nearly four...
| Sep 3, 2013
— The last Illinois survivor of a mostly forgotten World War II prisoner-of-war saga lives in a white farmhouse 7 miles north of town.
Retired from grain farming since 1988, Alva Moss, 89, walks a narrow road, mows his lawn and plays tennis for...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 7:38 PM
Editor's note: The following Chaplain's Corner column, by Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson chaplain Lt. Col. Kenneth Reyes, was posted on JBER's website July 17 and subsequently removed on orders from 673d Air Base Wing commander Col. Brian Duffy. The...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:29 AM
NEW DELHI – Myanmar started releasing approximately 70 political prisoners Tuesday, days after President Thein Sein promised during a European tour to free all remaining prisoners of conscience by the end of the year.
Civic society groups...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:18 PM
The first time former Nazi paratrooper Bert Trautmann faced his new teammates, the English soccer club Manchester City, in 1949, he was welcomed with these words: "There's no war in here, Bert."
The war-weary public was not so forgiving — until...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Bud Nech served in the Army Airforce during Word War II. He was stationed in Italy and was on his way back from a mission when his plane was shot down. One man died and Nech was injured.
He was taken to a German hospital, then sent to a prisoner of...
| Apr 1, 2013
In 1991, Jan Thompson attended a reunion of World War II veterans who were prisoners of war in the Philippines. She accompanied her father, one of those veterans.
"I was just dumbfounded at what I heard," she said. "I walked out saying, 'Why doesn't...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 12:59 PM
For the better part of four years, Air Force Maj. Gen. John Borling lived in a cell that was about 21/2 paces wide and 31/2 paces long. There were no windows and little ventilation, except for three small holes. One of the holes contained a naked light...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 8:10 PM
Documentarian Shola Lynch, who previously profiled Shirley Chisholm's groundbreaking run for president, turns her lens on another significant African American female figure from the early '70s in "Free Angela and All Political Prisoners." Applying her...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 2:05 AM
Humberto Abad Martinez, 53, left his home country of Honduras two months ago to travel to the United States in hopes of finding work.
His journey included riding “the Beast,” a freight train that travels across Mexico and is notoriously...