| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
In the 1920s, Japan began to translate its growing economic might -- after a prior 50-year crash course in Western capitalism and industrialization -- into formidable military power.
At first, few of its possible rivals seemed to care. America and...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:00 PM
It is not a shock to open a paper to find Florida State listed as a 22-point favorite.
The Seminoles (7-0) are No. 3 in the Bowl Championship Series standings and have defeated their last three opponents by a combined score of 163-31.
Florida State is...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:23 AM
Paul Ranis didn't know much about his father's German upbringing.
So the Pembroke Pines resident was honored when Peter Ranis invited him to Germany for the 75th commemoration of Kristallnacht, or "The Night of Broken Glass."
The government of...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The good thing about our president's talk at the Justice Department last week is that it was mainly talk. Its subject: How to limit the National Security Agency -- or maybe just national security. Thankfully, he didn't actually do anything to abolish that...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 4:05 PM
The Rose Bowl was born a year before the flight at Kitty Hawk and was still kicking last year as Endeavor crawled through the streets of Los Angeles on the way to its final resting spot.
Between the Rose's first bloom in 1902 and this year's 100th game,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 1:09 PM
History's next big miniseries will be titled "World Wars," and as the name suggests, it'll be looking at the 30-year span of time that saw World War I and World War II.
History announced the project Wednesday and revealed that the six-part series will...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Friday's episode of "Hawaii Five-0" about World War II interment camps was inspired by a play produced by Freedom' grad Daniel Dae Kim. Writer Peter Lenkov told TVGuide.com that he wanted to do an episode about the camps that put......
| Dec 25, 2013
| 9:04 PM
MANZANAR, Calif. — Over the objections of critics, Los Angeles is moving ahead with plans to build a $680-million 200-megawatt solar energy plant within view of this desolate Eastern Sierra site that was a Japanese American internment camp during...
| Dec 11, 2013
When the shipbuilders of Newport News launched the USS Hornet on Dec. 14, 1940, the last carrier in the Yorktown class was considered to be in a class by itself.
Its deck measured nearly 5 feet wider than that of its sister ships -- the Yorktown and the...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 10:21 AM
James Ellroy is returning to the scene of the crime his greatest literary success, the 1940s, in a new four-book series. Ellroy's agency Sobel-Weber has the news: The lead title is "Perfidia" and is coming in fall 2014 from Knopf.
Ellroy hit the big...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:18 PM
WASHINGTON — So what if the British burned the U.S. Capitol? That was way back during the War of 1812. A bust of Winston Churchill is headed there, 50 years after the legendary British statesman was granted honorary U.S. citizenship.
| Nov 20, 2013
Newport News shipbuilders marked the end of an era when they laid down the keel of the yard's last battleship on Nov. 20, 1939.
Called the "longest, widest and luckiest" by the men who built it, the USS Indiana was the 14th and final ship in a long line...