- Kremlin: Japan's PM Abe to visit Putin in Russia next week Updated: Apr-30-16 9:21 am
MOSCOW - The Kremlin has announced that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia next week to meet with President Vladimir Putin, a step toward deepening relations overshadowed by a World War II territorial dispute.
- Poland again denies entry to nationalist Russian bikers Updated: Apr-29-16 9:37 am
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's foreign minister said Friday that "security regulations" were behind the decision to ban pro-Kremlin Russian bikers from riding through Poland as they mark the anniversary of the end of World War II.
- Memorial set for 25 WWII US soldiers lost in Italian lake Updated: Apr-29-16 8:43 am
ALBANY, New York - A trio of U.S. Army veterans has teamed up to establish a memorial in Italy to the 25 American soldiers who drowned in an Alpine lake when their amphibious vehicle sank during World War II.
- US Pacific Fleet expands use of 3rd Fleet commanders Updated: Apr-26-16 10:47 pm
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - The U.S. Pacific Fleet commander said he plans to expand the role of the U.S. 3rd Fleet commander and her staff in the Asia-Pacific region.
- Poland buries remains of World War II resistance commander Updated: Apr-24-16 4:12 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's president and government ministers attended the state burial Sunday of a World War II resistance commander and communist regime victim whose remains were found in a hidden mass grave.
- Polish leaders threaten fate of nearly finished WWII museum Updated: Apr-24-16 6:11 am
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's conservative government is taking steps that threaten an ambitious new World War II museum which international experts have spent eight years creating - the latest ideological battle the nation's nationalistic authorities are waging against the pro-European rivals they ousted from power last year.
- Polish historian hopes crumbling bunker hides Amber Room Updated: Apr-22-16 11:15 am
WARSAW, Poland - A historian in northeastern Poland says the moss-covered ruins of a German World War II bunker may hide Russia's precious Amber Room, a national treasure that went missing during the war.
- World War II veteran, 88, finally gets high school diploma Updated: Apr-20-16 4:11 pm
HONESDALE, Pennsylvania - A World War II veteran has just gotten his Pennsylvania high school diploma and says he's grateful to have it even if it's not going to help him get a job.
- Polish president leads ceremonies to Warsaw ghetto fighters Updated: Apr-19-16 11:54 am
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's president on Tuesday led state ceremonies honoring the heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, young Jews who took up arms to fight against the Nazi German occupiers during World War II rather than be transported to a death camp.
- The Latest: 108-year-old veteran won't fly in WWII-era plane Updated: Apr-18-16 4:28 pm
CHICO, California - The Latest on plans to take a woman believed to be the oldest living female military veteran on a flight (all times local):
- Vancouver woman was a Rosie the Riveter during WWII Updated: Apr-17-16 3:06 am
VANCOUVER, Washington - Janice Rickard was a 19-year-old Rosie the Riveter who built B-17 bombers during World War II.
- Veteran was there when Truman told MacArthur: You're fired Updated: Apr-16-16 3:05 am
EUGENE, Oregon - There are moments in history that we are all privy to - moments so ingrained that most of us of a certain age still remember exactly where we were when they happened.
- WWII ink: NY author to discuss 'When Paperbacks Went to War' Updated: Apr-15-16 8:27 am
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York - America's servicemen carried more than their weapons, ammunition and food when they headed to the front lines during World War II. Many also packed paperback books in their rucksacks.
- Russia, Japan agree to leaders' meetings this year Updated: Apr-15-16 8:16 am
TOKYO - Top diplomats from Japan and Russia agreed Friday on scheduling their leaders' meetings this year, starting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Russia, to deepen relations overshadowed by a World War II territorial dispute and the conflict in Ukraine.
- German encryption machine on display at Bozeman museum Updated: Apr-14-16 5:23 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - At the height of World War II, Europe was in flames, falling to Hitler's armies and bombing raids, and the Allies were desperate to crack the German military's secret codes.
- Muskegon veterans museum asks public to help with repairs Updated: Apr-14-16 12:07 pm
MUSKEGON, Michigan - A veterans museum housed inside of a WWII-era warship moored at a Muskegon dock is seeking volunteers to help with repairs.
- Retired Army colonel from NY, veteran of 3 wars, dies at 90 Updated: Apr-14-16 10:37 am
NISKAYUNA, New York - An Army veteran of three wars who became a staunch supporter of veterans' organizations and New York state's military heritage has died.
- O'Reilly's next 'Killing' subject: Japan, at end of WWII Updated: Apr-13-16 9:07 pm
NEW YORK - Bill O'Reilly's next subject in his million-selling "Killing" series isn't just one person but a whole country: Japan.
- Bone fragments from WWII crash site returning from India Updated: Apr-13-16 2:35 am
NEW DELHI - Tiny bone fragments carry a world of significance and perhaps closure for at least one American family who lost a loved one over the mountains of India in World War II.
- WWII mass grave exhumed in Austria Updated: Apr-12-16 11:13 am
VIENNA - Austrian officials say crews looking for graves of World War II combatants have found a grave containing the bodies of up to 30 Soviet soldiers.
- Kerry makes gut-wrenching visit to Hiroshima site of A-bomb Updated: Apr-11-16 7:14 am
HIROSHIMA, Japan - An emotional John Kerry said Hiroshima's horrible history should teach humanity to avoid conflict and strive to eradicate nuclear weapons as he became the first U.S. secretary of state to tread upon the ground of the world's first atomic bombing.
- Knoxville woman makes quilts to honor military veterans Updated: Apr-10-16 10:39 am
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - Stacks of unfinished quilt tops, colorful fabric and thousands of spools of thread fill the basement of Doyleen Workman Taylor's Knoxville home.
- 93-year-old Omaha baker, World War II veteran gets medals Updated: Apr-08-16 1:35 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - A 93-year-old baker in Omaha can now wear the medals he earned during combat missions in World War II.
- Kerry's visit to Hiroshima grabbing spotlight at G-7 meeting Updated: Apr-08-16 9:21 am
TOKYO - Next week, Secretary of State John Kerry will become the highest-ranking American government official to visit Hiroshima, where 140,000 Japanese died from the first of two atomic bombs dropped by the U.S. in the closing days of World War II more than 70 years ago.
- Elder Le Pen convicted for dismissing gas chambers again Updated: Apr-06-16 2:53 pm
PARIS - Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder and former head of France's far-right National Front party, has been convicted of denying crimes against humanity for repeating that the Nazi gas chambers are a "detail" of World War II history.