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Churchill relatives to help mark museum's 50th anniversary

Jan. 20, 2019 11:34 AM EST

FULTON, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri museum honoring Winston Churchill will mark its 50th anniversary in May with events that include relatives of the famed British prime minister. Relatives of presidents Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon also are scheduled to take part in the celebration May...

Slain mayor led Polish city known for openness, Solidarity

Jan. 14, 2019 5:33 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's port city of Gdansk, where the longtime mayor died Monday after being stabbed at a fundraiser, served as the setting for key events in 20th century European history, from the early shots of World War II to the Cold War's final days. The movement that played a pivotal role in...

Brewery launch is on target in former missile command center

Jan. 11, 2019 12:24 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A new brewery is set to launch in a Cold War-era missile command center near Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Grist House Craft Brewery has set its sights on a structure known as "the bunker building" at the former Nike missile base. It was one of several U.S. Army-operated...

Former Defense Secretary Harold Brown dies at 91

Jan. 6, 2019 2:14 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harold Brown, who as defense secretary in the Carter administration championed cutting-edge fighting technology during a tenure that included the failed rescue of hostages in Iran, has died at age 91. Brown died Friday, said the Rand Corp., the California-based think tank which Brown...

A star-making role for Joanna Kulig in 'Cold War'

Dec. 26, 2018 12:43 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The name Joanna Kulig might not ring a bell for the majority of American moviegoers, but that could all change in the coming weeks with the theatrical expansion of "Cold War." The Polish drama from "Ida" director Pawel Pawlikowski about a singer, Zula (Kulig) and a musician, Wiktor...

Review: In 'Cold War,' a love exiled by communism

Dec. 20, 2018 5:41 PM EST

It took "Aquaman" two and a half hours just to put a fancy trident in its hero's hands. Pawel Pawlikowski's latest, "Cold War," follows a doomed romance over 15 years and across much of mid-century Europe in a mere 88 minutes. And you're telling me the guy who can swim fast is the superhero? In two immaculate...

Correction: Vatican-Bulgaria-Macedonia story

Dec. 17, 2018 6:23 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a story Dec. 13 about the pope's May travel schedule, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Bulgaria is a former Soviet republic. During the Cold War, Bulgaria was one of the Soviet allies that formed the Warsaw Pact. A corrected version of the story is below: Pope to visit...

'Burning,' 'Cold War' top AP's best films of 2018

Dec. 17, 2018 1:14 PM EST

Associated Press Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr name their choices for the best films of 2018. JAKE COYLE 1. "Burning": It was, for sure, an extraordinary movie year. Little to nothing separates my favorite 10 films, or, for that matter, my top 20 or 30. Many of the year's best were found overseas, and...

Correction: Bush-Dukakis story

Dec. 3, 2018 10:11 AM EST

In a story Dec. 1 about comments by Michael Dukakis on the passing of George H.W. Bush, The Associated Press erroneously reported Bush's initials. His name was George H.W. Bush, not George H.R. Bush. A corrected version of the story is below: Dukakis credits Bush with helping to end Cold War Former Massachusetts...

Chinese state media praise Bush as 'statesman of vision'

Dec. 3, 2018 4:58 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media on Monday praised George H.W. Bush as a "statesman of vision," recalling the late president's role in helping end the Cold War and establishing the foundations of U.S.-China relations. The China Daily newspaper said Bush, who died Friday in Houston at age 94, realized in...