| Dec 24, 2013
| 5:03 PM
LONDON — Nearly 60 years after his death, Alan Turing, the British scientist whose code-breaking work helped the Allies beat Adolf Hitler and whom many consider the father of artificial intelligence, received a royal pardon Tuesday for the crime...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:14 PM
A German historian has found conclusive proof that Nazi Gestapo chief Heinrich Mueller died in the final days of World War II and was buried in a mass grave in a Jewish cemetery in Berlin, the German daily Bild reported Thursday.
The research carried...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Former Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti's right-hand man, Sgt. Donald Prichard, was accused of praising Nazi organizational skills and saying he wished BSO could use technology to follow U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, and to catch her in...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 8:06 PM
It could be said that Des Plaines resident Frank Andrews, 94, an Army World War II veteran, is a patient man.
After all, he waited 68 years to receive the medals he earned during his service that included his actions on Omaha Beach on D-Day and later in...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:12 PM
LONDON — The elderly gentleman appeared nervous when authorities questioned him during a customs check aboard a train from Switzerland to Germany. He was carrying about $12,000 in cash, just within the legal limit.
But a feeling that something was...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:12 AM
On June 10, 1861, Union and Confederate forces lined up against each other in the Battle of Big Bethel, the first planned engagement of the Civil War. Led by Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler for the North, and Col. John Bankhead Magruder for the South, the...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In case there was any doubt, "The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion" confirms that no film has entered our pop-culture subconscious as deeply as that 1939 MGM classic. Even a quick glance at the just published book conjures up names...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Gottfried Wagner, author, director, musicologist and great-grandson of Richard Wagner, had a significant role in the development of "Lost Childhood," an opera about the Holocaust and its aftermath.
The work, composed by Janice Hamer to a libretto by...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Comic books have long set a standard for diversity and acceptance, even before mainstream America.
Captain America was used in the 1940s as a protector of freedom and as a way to boost morale of U.S. citizens during the peak of World War II. The...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Manfred Rommel, the former mayor of the German city of Stuttgart and the son of the World War II field marshal dubbed the "Desert Fox," has died. He was 84.
Rommel died Thursday, local authorities said in a statement on Stuttgart's official website....
| Nov 9, 2013
| 11:38 AM
It was the most rancorous period in America since the Civil War.
It was a time in which Americans were afraid to speak their minds, afraid of the self-righteous paladins of McCarthyism and the House Un-American Activities Committee, which was one of...