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Pearl Harbor survivor and Navy veteran recalls 1941 attack

Dec. 7, 2018 10:07 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long was alone on an anchored military seaplane in the middle of a bay across the island from Pearl Harbor when Japanese warplanes started striking Hawaii on December 7, 1941, watching from afar as the attack that killed and wounded thousands unfolded. The...

Survivors gather at Pearl Harbor for attack remembrance

Dec. 7, 2018 6:46 PM EST

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — About 20 survivors gathered at Pearl Harbor on Friday to pay tribute to the thousands of men lost in the Japanese attack 77 years ago. They joined dignitaries, active duty troops and members of the public in observing a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the time the bombing began...

The Latest: Silent moment to remember Pearl Harbor attack

Dec. 7, 2018 1:59 PM EST

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the 77th anniversary remembrance ceremony at Pearl Harbor (all times local): 9 a.m. Pearl Harbor survivors, dignitaries and the public are remembering those killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 77 years ago. About 20 Pearl Harbor survivors observed a...

Remains of Pearl Harbor sailors return home after 77 years

Dec. 6, 2018 12:47 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — More than 75 years after nearly 2,400 members of the U.S. military were killed in the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, some who died on Dec. 7, 1941, are finally being laid to rest in cemeteries across the United States. In 2015, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency exhumed nearly 400 sets...

Nation bids goodbye to Bush with high praise, cannons, humor

Dec. 5, 2018 9:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation bid goodbye to George H.W. Bush with high praise, cannon salutes and gentle humor Wednesday, celebrating the life of the Texan who embraced a lifetime of service in Washington and was the last president to fight for the U.S. in wartime. Three former presidents looked on at...

WWII pilot's remains interred at Arlington, along with son's

Dec. 4, 2018 8:26 PM EST

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — The remains of an Air Force pilot from Pennsylvania whose plane crashed off Croatia during World War II have been interred. The Tribune Review reports the remains of Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Eugene P. Ford were interred Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors....

At Capitol, Bush saluted as 'gentle soul,' 'great man'

Dec. 3, 2018 9:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's capital embraced George H.W. Bush in death Monday with solemn ceremony and high tributes to his service and decency, as the remains of the 41st president took their place in the Capitol rotunda for three days of mourning and praise by the political elite and everyday citizens...

George H.W. Bush dies at 94; made greatest mark in Gulf War

Dec. 2, 2018 6:54 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — He was the man who sought a "kinder, and gentler nation," and the one who sternly invited Americans to read his lips — he would not raise taxes. He was the popular leader of a mighty coalition that dislodged Iraq from Kuwait, and was turned out of the presidency after a single term....

Former President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94

Dec. 1, 2018 5:26 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush played many prominent public roles in nearly a century of life, from when he was a 20-year-old World War II hero to the 41st president of the United States. In between came turns as a congressman, the director of the CIA, an ambassador to the United Nations and China, and a...

Things to Know about George H.W. Bush

Dec. 1, 2018 1:25 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush was largely known for his work in public office, from his time as a Texas congressman and CIA director to his years in the White House as president and Ronald Reagan's vice president. But the World War II hero and great-grandfather also was an avid skydiver, played in the...