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Explorers find WWII Navy destroyer, deepest wreck discovered

Jun. 26, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. Navy destroyer that engaged a superior Japanese fleet in the largest sea battle of World War II in the Philippines has become the deepest wreck to be discovered, according to explorers. The USS Samuel B. Roberts, popularly known as the “Sammy...

Today in History: June 25, Anne Frank's diary published

Jun. 25, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 25, the 176th day of 2022. There are 189 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 25, 1876, Lt. Col. Colonel George A. Custer and his 7th Cavalry were wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne...

Auschwitz Museum says it's a target of Russian propaganda

Jun. 24, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Auschwitz-Birkenau museum alleged Friday that it was the target of “primitive" propaganda spread by Russian state agencies on social media. The museum said that social media posts falsely claim to show anti-Russian stickers placed around the memorial at...

77 years after battle's end, Okinawa wants US base reduced

Jun. 23, 2022 04:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Okinawa marked the 77th anniversary Thursday of the end of one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, with the governor calling for a further reduction of the U.S. military presence there as local fears grow that the southern Japanese islands will become embroiled in regional...

EXPLAINER: Why Russia-Lithuania tensions are rising

Jun. 22, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

New tensions between Moscow and the West are rising after Lithuania decided to halt the transport of some goods through its territory to the Russian region of Kaliningrad as part of European Union sanctions on the Kremlin. The Kremlin warns it will retaliate against the sanctions,...

Germany's Scholz: G7 to discuss 'Marshall plan' for Ukraine

Jun. 22, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Wednesday that he wants to discuss the outlines of a “Marshall plan for Ukraine” with the leaders of the Group of Seven countries at their upcoming summit in Germany. Scholz hopes for a united front on long-term support for...

Today in History: June 22, Operation Barbarossa begins

Jun. 22, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2022. There are 192 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 22, 1940, during World War II, Adolf Hitler gained a stunning victory as France was forced to sign an...

Polish man who rescued Jews during the Holocaust dies at 102

Jun. 21, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Józef Walaszczyk, a member of the Polish resistance who rescued dozens of Jews during the Nazi German occupation of Poland during World War II, has died aged 102. Walaszczyk died on Monday, according to the Institute of National Remembrance, a Polish state...

Ferguson: Supreme Court decision won't hurt Hanford workers

Jun. 21, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — While the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against a 2018 state law that protected workers at a former nuclear weapons production site, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said an updated law passed earlier this year remains in place. That means...

War-damaged Russian tanks to go on display in Polish square

Jun. 21, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish and Ukraine government officials say they plan to put on public display in Warsaw damaged or burnt-out Russian tanks and armored vehicles captured by Ukrainian forces during the war. The head of the Polish prime minister's office, Michal Dworczyk, said...