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Amal Clooney: Prosecute Islamic State extremists for rape

Apr. 23, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney on Tuesday demanded justice for victims of an "epidemic of sexual violence" in conflicts, especially rapes and other abuses perpetrated by Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria. The rights activist told the Security Council that if the U.N.'s most...

Warsaw synagogue 'reappears' on anniversary of ghetto revolt

Apr. 19, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Great Synagogue of Warsaw, which was destroyed by German forces during World War II, made a brief reappearance as an apparition of light during commemorations for the Ghetto Uprising of 1943. Light was projected Thursday night onto the modern glass building in the place where the...

Hundreds evacuated in Frankfurt so WWII bomb can be defused

Apr. 14, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Some 600 people have been evacuated from their homes in the old city of Frankfurt so specialists could remove a World War II-era bomb that was discovered in the Main River. The German news agency dpa reported the bomb was defused, as planned, underwater on Sunday, which led to a loud...

Correction: Trump-World War II Veterans story

Apr. 12, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story April 11 about President Donald Trump meeting with four World War II veterans, The Associated Press reported an erroneous hometown for Allen Jones, based on inaccurate information provided by the White House. Jones is from Dunbar, Pennsylvania. A corrected version of the story...

Airmen to honor last WWII Doolittle Raider at Texas service

Apr. 12, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Hundreds of airmen will line the main entrance of an Air Force base in Texas to salute as the family of the last of the 80 Doolittle Tokyo Raiders arrives for his memorial service. Retired Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" Cole died Tuesday in San Antonio at the age of 103. The Air Force on Friday...

More than 75 years later, remains of Marine back in Kansas

Apr. 10, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — More than 75 years after Nicholas J. Gojmerac was last seen alive dragging a wounded comrade to safety during a World War II battle, his remains are back home in Kansas. A Marine Corps honor guard was on the tarmac of Kansas City International Airport Tuesday as Gojmerac's remains...

Richard Cole, last WWII Doolittle Raider, dies in Texas

Apr. 9, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Retired Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" Cole, the last of the 80 Doolittle Tokyo Raiders who carried out the daring U.S. attack on Japan during World War II, died Tuesday at a military hospital in Texas. He was 103. Robert Whetstone, a spokesman for Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio,...

Cousin: Upstate NY burial likely for remains of WWII airman

Apr. 9, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York airman whose remains were recently identified more than 75 years after he died in World War II will likely be reburied in a family plot in a rural upstate cemetery, a relative of the fallen serviceman said. Wayne Rogers told The Associated Press on Monday that the family...

Today in History

Apr. 9, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 9, the 99th day of 2019. There are 266 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 9, 1968, funeral services, private and public, were held for Martin Luther King Jr. at the Ebenezer Baptist Church and Morehouse College in Atlanta, five days after the...

Today in History

Apr. 3, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 3, the 93rd day of 2019. There are 272 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 3, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. delivered what turned out to be his final speech, telling a rally of striking sanitation workers in Memphis,...