| Nov 29, 2014
| 7:00 AM
To the boomer generation, seeing Bob Hope on TV or in the movies was like spending time with cranky relatives. Sure, there were a lot of great memories — the World War II shows, the "Road" movies with Bing Crosby — but it also was a little...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 7:43 PM
As a combat pilot, Air Force Col. Jack Broughton was celebrated for bravery and tactical brilliance during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He received promotions and important assignments and seemed headed to become a general.
But a high-profile court-...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:58 PM
When it passed legislation to fix the troubled Veterans Affairs Department, Congress managed to do two things lawmakers have often vowed to avoid: create a new benefit program and fail to pay for it.
The $16.3-billion measure, which President Obama...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Students in the Pocono Mountain School District returned to school under tight security Tuesday morning as police continued to search for Eric Frein, the survivalist and military buff accused of fatally shooting one state trooper and seriously wounding...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 1:07 PM
Two days after the bodies of three kidnapped Israeli teens were discovered, Lakeside Congregation in Highland Park held a multi-congregational memorial service to honor them.
Just a day before, the Ravinia Coffee Station had hosted a gathering to...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 3:21 PM
The F-4D Phantom jet parked in a hangar at Orlando Executive Airport does not look like much now, its paint faded and scratched, stripped of its engines and instruments. But it once was considered the mightiest flying machine in America's war arsenal....
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:29 PM
The many portraits of Eric Frein that have emerged since he was named the suspect in the slaying of a state trooper paint him as a quick study, someone who immerses himself in the molecular details of his passions — military history and reenactments...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:08 PM
In 1969, Fred Branfman, a young American aid worker, wandered into an ancient pagoda in the Laotian capital of Vientiane. Instead of a tranquil sacred site, however, he found it packed with refugees whose stories horrified him.
They told Branfman that...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:35 PM
Long before he would be awarded a Nobel Prize, Martin L. Perl liked to do his own plumbing repairs.
He usually had spare time, and he clearly knew the physics, his oldest son, Jed, recalled. And Martin Perl was, first and foremost, a hands-on...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 9:05 PM
Television newscaster Bruce Morton, who came into the nation's living rooms for more than four decades with reports on the Vietnam War, space missions, Watergate, civil rights and political races, died Friday at his home in Washington. He was 83.
| Sep 1, 2014
| 8:55 PM
A.J. (Jack) Langguth, a former foreign correspondent, longtime USC professor and historian of wars whose book on the Vietnam conflict was widely admired for a narrative sweep that gave serious weight to the perspectives of ordinary North Vietnamese and...