| Nov 6, 2014
| 7:27 AM
What did a pair of intense young women fighting to free France in World War II have in common with a shrewd and lovely Mossad agent who plotted assassinations against terrorists during the 1960s to the mid '70s? Each of these women adopted the cause of...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 3:30 PM
It's an unimaginably chilling sequence of events. First, 33 bridges over the Seine were to be detonated. Followed by Notre Dame, the Louvre, the Opera, and then, with four submarine torpedoes attached to each leg, the Eiffel Tower. Paris as we know it was...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 1:55 PM
From June 4 to 7, 1942, the U.S. Navy ambushed and then devastated a Japanese strike force near Midway Island. Tokyo's plan to occupy the Hawaiian Islands had relied on seizing that tiny atoll halfway between Asia and North America. On June 7, six...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 9:28 PM
During World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill urged military leaders to come up with valiant names for battles so no mother of a fallen soldier need say her son was killed "in an operation called 'Bunnyhug' or 'Ballyhoo.'"
More than 70...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 3:22 PM
Republican Rep. Randy Weber apologized Tuesday for comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler in a tweet related to the Paris terrorist attacks.
Congressional Democrats and Jewish groups had denounced the comment Weber sent on his official...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 5:20 AM
When I was growing up in the 1970s, it felt like World War II had only just ended. Kids played with little green Army men, watched reruns of "Hogan's Heroes" and built models of Sherman tanks and Messerschmitt planes. If we wanted to know what the war was...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 5:04 AM
"The Interview" may not be much of a film, but then again, it doesn't take much to put a Hollywood movie on one or more countries' blacklists.
A quick search of the Internet reveals scores of titles that have been censored for one reason or another. The...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 5:38 PM
In the middle of one of World War II's bloodiest battles — the 1944 D-Day invasion of western Europe — there was a small sanctuary where no fighting was permitted.
Inside a village church in France, two Army medics — Ken Moore and...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 12:55 PM
December can be a delightful month for movie lovers, because it often brings the best of both worlds — mainstream blockbuster hits that will pack multiplexes, and smaller films with outstanding performances that are arriving in time for Academy...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Hear first-hand accounts of the Battle of the Bulge on Saturday afternoon at the Sigal Museum in Easton.
To mark the 70th anniversary of the World War II battle, the museum will present a roundtable of three survivors who live in the Lehigh Valley...
| Oct 28, 2014
Pfc. Due W. Turner is no longer the unknown soldier of Columbia County, Arkansas.
At last his name has been added to the monument dedicated to the country's veterans on the courthouse square in Magnolia, Arkansas.
That empty space on the list of...