| Jun 3, 2009
They began swapping stories just after 7 a.m. as the buses left for the National World War II Memorial in the nation's capital.
"What outfit were you in?"
"How high did you fly?"
"We were dead in the water, and then. ..."
So it went for the next few...
| Jun 6, 2009
It's "A Gathering of the Greatest Generation" - though this year only a small group of that era's aging heroes will commemorate the invasion of France at Normandy 65 years ago.On Saturday afternoon, veterans will attend a National World War II Museum...
| Jul 1, 2009
| 4:10 PM
(WGN-AM)- A Highland Park man has been charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly confronting a Chicago man and woman about their makeshift sidewalk sign which depicted President Obama as Adolf Hitler, police said.
The pair were protesting the...
| Mar 31, 2009
What are people reading at the mid-century mark of Cuba's revolution?
"A lot of people are asking for Harry Potter," said Gabriel, a longtime book vendor, echoing other sellers at the sprawling outdoor book fair at the colonial Plaza de Armas. "They're...
| Mar 15, 2010
I took a quick survey in the newsroom the other day, something between a Rorschach test and a pop quiz, asking younger colleagues to identify an iconic photograph of World War II.
While some instantly recognized the image, others couldn't quite place it....
| Feb 15, 2009
Some impressive birthdays have been celebrated lately, including the 200th of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin, who were born on the same day in 1809. Let's blow out 10 more candles to celebrate these facts:
1. A "leapling" or "leaper" is a person born...
| Jun 6, 2010
Sixty-six years ago Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people risked their lives to save the world for democracy. It was as simple as that, and as complicated as the Allied invasion of France's Normandy coast in World War II. Here are 10 facts about the...
| Aug 5, 2010
| 11:51 AM
A state appeals court has determined that a
New Jersey couple who gave their children Nazi-inspired names should not regain custody of them.
Heath and Deborah Campbell's three small children were removed from their home by the state in January 2009....
| Aug 9, 2010
| 11:17 AM
RIALTO, Calif. -- A self-proclaimed white supremacist is running for a seat on a Southern California school board.
Dan Schruender, who is currently a representative for the California chapter of Aryan Nations and formerly president of the organization,...
| Aug 7, 2010
| 8:05 PM
During the summer of 1965, between my junior and senior years at UCLA, I traveled to Western Europe with a friend and, among other things, visited the former concentration camp at Dachau, in the German state of Bavaria not far from Munich. This event...
| Mar 26, 2003
The real war is 6,000 miles away, in Umm Qasr or Nasiriyah or some nameless patch of Iraqi sand where she can only guess her son may be, but the war Fran Johns is fighting breaks out next to the Drake Hotel.
At the corner of East Lake Shore Drive and...
| Aug 26, 2001
Our "Eastern Discovery" tour went south in a big hurry.
The one-week itinerary -- from New York City to Orlando, with stops in Philadelphia, Annapolis, Md., Washington, Savannah, Ga., and St. Augustine, Fla. -- would take us through 10 states and four...