| May 8, 2014
As Europe marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, the war that destroyed Old Europe, far-right parties are gaining ground across New Europe.
Most of the far-right parties are pro-Russia, opposing U.S. and European Union efforts to...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:43 AM
The title "Walking With the Enemy" suggests a peculiar lack of urgency, so it's a disappointingly accurate handle indeed.
First-time director Mark Schmidt's World War II drama, written primarily by Kenny Golde with lots of additional contributors,...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Taken in tandem, the stories told in two new books — one by a Maryland author who lost family members in the Nazi Holocaust, the other detailing our government's postwar collaboration with Nazi scientists, some of them in Maryland — raise...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Alexander M. "Marty" Todd Jr., a retired Eastern Shore vegetable farmer who was an 11th-generation member of the family that settled a farm that is now Todd's Inheritance Historic Site in North Point, died Sunday of respiratory failure at Gilchrist...
| May 27, 2014
| 1:00 PM
There’s a famous quote from Joseph Stalin. When he was confronted by Winston Churchill near the end of World War II, to consider the views of the Vatican, the Soviet Union’s strong man said,“How many divisions does the pope have?”...
| May 28, 2014
| 2:30 AM
NEW YORK -- The new memorial and museum commemorating the worst attack on the continental United States in history stands starkly as remembrance of that morning in lower Manhattan nearly 13 years ago when terrorism rained down on the Twin Towers from...
| May 29, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Seventy years ago this June 6, the Americans, British and Canadians stormed the beaches of Normandy in the largest amphibious invasion of Europe since the Persian king Xerxes invaded Greece in 480 B.C.
About 160,000 troops landed on five Normandy beaches...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Daniel Anker, an award-winning documentarian who used film to reexamine complex historical events, including Hollywood's portrayal of the Holocaust and a life-saving sled-dog run in Alaska, died Monday in New York. He was 50.
The cause was pneumonia,...
| May 29, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Elizabeth Kelly is in France, far from her Florida home, standing at the grave of a young Chicago lieutenant -- the grandfather she never met.
Forrest Kelly was just 29 when he died, leaving behind a wife and two young children, Kelly said. At the...
| May 9, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Jean-Roger Groult represents the fifth generation of the Groult family, which started distilling Calvados from cider on their farm in Normandy, France, in the mid-1800s.
The property, where some 5,600 trees produce a wide variety of sweet, bittersweet...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Alot of people apparently thought it was a good idea. Five teachers in the Rialto Unified School District developed the program, which was intended to improve the critical thinking skills of eighth-graders. And administrators signed off on it.