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  • Connecticut Soldiers Revealed True Toll At Civil War's Andersonville Prison

    Connecticut Soldiers Revealed True Toll At Civil War's Andersonville Prison
    The deadliest ground of the American Civil War lies in rural southwest Georgia. It is not a battlefield. It's a small area, 26 ½ acres, roughly half the size of Hartford's Bushnell Park. There, over the course of 14 months beginning in February 1864,...
  • Jeremiah Denton dies at 89; POW who blinked 'torture' in Morse code

    Jeremiah Denton dies at 89; POW who blinked 'torture' in Morse code
    Jeremiah Denton, the downed Navy pilot who was paraded before television cameras by the Viet Cong and confirmed U.S. suspicions of prisoner maltreatment during the Vietnam War by blinking out the word "torture" in Morse code, has died. He was 89....
  • Photos may provide evidence of torture, killing of Syria detainees

    Photos may provide evidence of torture, killing of Syria detainees
    With peace talks due to begin this week in Switzerland, a report lays out new evidence that the Syrian government engaged in the “systematic torture and killing” of detainees that it says could support charges of war crimes and crimes...
  • Teen campaigns for U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan

    Teen campaigns for U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan
    Michael Geer was shocked when he learned that many people were unaware a U.S. soldier has been held captive by the Taliban for several years. The St. Francis High School freshman, 14, started a campaign to get the word out. He secured a banner on a...
  • Myanmar releases 69 prisoners in act of 'benevolence'

    Myanmar releases 69 prisoners in act of 'benevolence'
    NEW DELHI -- Rushing to meet a self-imposed year-end deadline to release all political prisoners, Myanmar on Friday announced the release of 69 inmates from over a dozen jails nationwide, explaining in a statement that the move demonstrated the “...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi, and Myanmar, faces an uncertain future

    NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar — The Lady, uncharacteristically, is late. But she is unflustered, graciously indulging the pack of photographers that follows as she glides out of her car, up a granite staircase and into her seat in the grand assembly hall....
  • Veteran's detention in North Korea highlights wartime guerrilla unit

    Veteran's detention in North Korea highlights wartime guerrilla unit
    BEIJING -- Merrill Newman is the newest POW from the Korean War -- no matter that the war ended 60 years ago. The 85-year-old veteran and retired tech executive from Palo Alto was arrested Oct. 26 at the end of a 10-day visit to North Korea. After a...
  • Richard A. Hartman, CEO of Automobile Club of Md.

    Richard A. Hartman, CEO of Automobile Club of Md.
    Richard A. Hartman, former president and CEO of the Automobile Club of Maryland who fought at the Battle of the Bulge, died Feb. 28 of complications from cancer and renal failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The former longtime Cedarcroft resident...
  • Nelson Mandela, world icon for equality, dead at 95

    Nelson Mandela, world icon for equality, dead at 95
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nelson Mandela, who emerged from more than a quarter of a century in prison to steer a troubled African nation to its first multiracial democracy, uniting the country by reaching out to fearful whites and becoming a...
  • Liberal trolls wreak havoc on an obnoxious anti-Bergdahl Facebook page

    Liberal trolls wreak havoc on an obnoxious anti-Bergdahl Facebook page
    The sustained sliming of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, back on American soil after five years in captivity as a prisoner of war, has been nothing short of a national disgrace. Whatever happened in Afghanistan, despite the theories of Bergdahl’s fellow...
  • Benghazi suspect's court case in U.S. likely to revive political furor

    Benghazi suspect's court case in U.S. likely to revive political furor
    The federal arraignment Saturday of the suspected ringleader of the 2012 Benghazi attacks is likely to revive the political firestorm over prosecuting terrorism suspects on American soil. Libyan militant Ahmed Abu Khatallah, his long, graying hair and...