World War II News
Pioneering jazz singer Jon Hendricks dies at 96
Jon Hendricks, the pioneering jazz singer and lyricist who with the trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross popularized the "vocalese" singing style in which words were added to instrumental songs, has died
George Avakian, jazz producer and scholar, dies at 98
George Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98
Merkel's weakness at home might not be fatal flaw abroad
If Angela Merkel has shown the European Union one thing over the past dozen years, it is never to underestimate her political skills. The German chancellor returns to the EU summit scene on Friday after missing the last one because she showed a rare domestic flaw by struggling to form a coalition.
Today in History
Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 23, the 327th day of 2017. There are 38 days left in the year. This is Thanksgiving Day. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 23, 1942, during World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure establishing the U.S. Women's Coast Guard Reserve,
The Latest: Kosovo welcomes verdict for Serb military leader
Kosovo has welcomed the conviction of Serbian military chief Ratko Mladic on charges of genocide and other crimes by a United Nations court
102-year-old man who lost family in Holocaust meets nephew for the first time: 'You are a copy of your father'
A 102-year-old Holocaust survivor thought his entire family had perished in World War II -- until he met his nephew. Eliahu Pietruszka found out that his brother had, in fact, survived the Holocaust and that his brother's son would come from Russia to visit him in Israel just a few days later,
White nationalist Spencer banned from 26 European nations
A leading figure in the U.S. white nationalist movement says he hasn't received government confirmation of his reported ban from entering more than two dozen European countries
UN court convicts Mladic of genocide over Bosnia's horrors
An unrepentant Ratko Mladic , the bullish Bosnian Serb general whose forces rained shells and snipers' bullets on Sarajevo and carried out the worst massacre in Europe since World War II, was convicted Wednesday of genocide and other crimes and sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars.
World War II vet to get Moroccan award he earned decades ago
A 90-year-old World War II veteran is finally getting the military decoration he earned fighting a large blaze in Morocco more than 70 years ago