| Dec 7, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Some memories never fade, and shouldn't.
The news, like the attack, came out of the blue. So did an email I got relaying an old-timer's memories of that day, a day that would live in infamy. His daughter up in Connecticut was kind enough to relay them to...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 12:52 PM
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — About 2,500 people gathered at Pearl Harbor on Saturday to remember those killed in the 1941 Japanese attack that launched the U.S. into World War II.
The crowd observed a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the minute the...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:22 AM
During War Hero's Day at Victory House in Pershing Square, Gunners Mate Mel Van Keuren addresses the crowd. Van Keuren is credited with downing the first Japanese bomber at Pearl Harbor....
| 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 16, 2013
| 2:30 AM
In 1865, American slavery ended with the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Courthouse and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment.
Since that time, these things have happened:
In 1871, fire destroyed the city of Chicago.
In 1896, the Supreme Court...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Before the now-notorious partial government shutdown took hold, the Pentagon awarded hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts to Central Florida defense contractors, according to Defense Department records.
Overall, figures indicate the military...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 6:45 AM
The USS Missouri, one of the United States’ most iconic warships, this summer marks the 15th anniversary of its permanent mooring at Pearl Harbor.
The ship saw action in World War II, the Korean conflict, Operation Desert Storm and a motion...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Another Veterans Day has come and gone, celebrating the millions of Americans who served in the so-called War to End All Wars and all the wars since.
The day was originally observed as Armistice Day, commemorating the all-quiet on the...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:56 AM
GIGLIO, Italy -- Twenty months after it capsized off the Italian coast, killing 32 people, the Costa Concordia cruise ship slowly emerged from the sea Monday as a painstaking $800-million salvage effort got underway.
With 56 giant pulleys starting to...
| 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...
| 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...