| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON � For the millions eagerly waiting to visit the long-planned Eisenhower memorial on a four-acre site on the National Mall, there's bad news.
The powers that be are still still fighting over what it should look like 15 years after the...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 11:26 AM
"That February, in Sarcelles, flaming objects were thrown into the Tiferet Israel School, destroying the building. In April, at Garges-les-Gonesse, firebombs were hurled at the synagogue. From Nice to Marseille, anti-Semitic mail was delivered. In the...
| Aug 6, 2014
It was a special week for a number of World War II and Korean War veterans as they filled the auditorium at the Boynton Beach Civic Center recently.
The veterans, mostly in their 80s and 90s, were there to receive France's highest civic and military...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Winston Churchill, inarguably one of the most effective political figures of all time, had a palpable affection for the United States of America. That came in part from his being the child of an American mother in an era when those trans-Atlantic...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died. He was 89 and had been in failing health.
| Jul 25, 2014
| 2:53 PM
"In Flanders fields," the old poem says, "the poppies blow / Between the crosses, row on row."
And in the middle of those fields stands Ypres (pronounced "EE-preh"), haunted by World War I but also sustained by it.
Helmets, shells and maps crowd the...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 2:09 PM
August's 100th anniversary of World War I's opening salvos prompted me to ask what can be learned from the Great War's military-directed mass slaughter of combatants. I also seek lessons in the 1933-1945 killings of millions of Jews and other...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:46 AM
When conversation about World War II turns toward the East, toward Asia, attention generally focuses on the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Battle of Iwo Jima or the horrors of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.
The island of Okinawa seems far away, far in the distant...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 8:41 PM
Theodore Van Kirk, the last surviving member of the Enola Gay flight crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima in the final stages of World War II, died Monday at an assisted living facility in Stone Mountain, Ga. He was 93.
Van Kirk, a veteran of...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:36 AM
A bite of the apple is said to have gotten Adam and Eve thrown out of the Garden of Eden.
Now the Norton Simon Museum wants another bite at the apple as it tries to have a legal threat to one of its most prized artworks thrown out of court. At stake are...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Inside an air-conditioned hangar in the Sonoran Desert, a man in a red and black kilt sat in the shadow of a Supermarine Spitfire and painted.
Midmorning, visitors to the Palm Springs Air Museum shuffled past shined-up war relics, peering into...