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Korean War (1950-1953)

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  • U.S. tourist detained by North Korea

    U.S. tourist detained by North Korea
    BEIJING — An 85-year-old tourist from Palo Alto was buckled in his seat last month on a plane preparing to depart Pyongyang, North Korea, when a flight attendant pointed him out to two men in uniform. They promptly escorted him off the plane....
  • California man, 85, detained in North Korea since Oct. 26

    An 85-year-old tourist from Palo Alto has been detained in North Korea, prompting the U.S. State Department to issue an advisory against travel to the country. Merrill Newman, a retired financial executive and Korean War veteran, was escorted off an...
  • Review: Grappling with the past in 'Approved for Adoption'

    Review: Grappling with the past in 'Approved for Adoption'
    In the half-century since the Korean War, an estimated 200,000 Korean children have been sent to adoptive homes in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. Graphic novelist Jung Henin became one of them in 1971, at age 5, and he has turned his...
  • PASSINGS: David F. Cargo

    PASSINGS: David F. Cargo
    David F. Cargo, 84, a maverick Republican who was 37 in 1966 when he became New Mexico's youngest governor, died Friday at an Albuquerque hospital. He had a stroke about two years ago and fell ill after an active Fourth of July, said Patrick Cargo, one of...
  • Stan Lynde dies at 81; created 'Rick O'Shay' comic strip

    Stan Lynde dies at 81; created 'Rick O'Shay' comic strip
    Stan Lynde, creator of the syndicated western comic strip "Rick O'Shay," which ran for 20 years in major newspapers and reached about 15 million readers, died Tuesday of cancer in Helena, Mont. He was 81. Lynde was a Korean War veteran who had studied...
  • Allan Arbus dies at 95; played psychiatrist on 'MASH'

    Allan Arbus dies at 95; played psychiatrist on 'MASH'
    As the wise, dryly humorous psychiatrist caring for shellshocked surgeons and troops in the hit television series "MASH," actor Allan Arbus was so convincing that at least one colleague assumed he had expertise in the medical specialty. In 1973, the...
  • Dean Jeffries dies at 80; legendary car painter and customizer

    Dean Jeffries dies at 80; legendary car painter and customizer
    During the car-crazy 1950s in Southern California, Dean Jeffries was one of the first hot rodders to chop, channel and soup-up automobiles. His distinctive paint jobs and sculpted body work attracted many admirers to his auto shop, including the likes...
  • PASSINGS: Lo Hsing Han, Joe Conley

    PASSINGS: Lo Hsing Han, Joe Conley
    Lo Hsing Han Ex-drug kingpin and business tycoon Lo Hsing Han, 80, a former drug kingpin and business tycoon once dubbed the "Godfather of Heroin" by the U.S. government, died Saturday at his home in Myanmar's main city of Yangon. The cause was not...
  • Haynes Johnson dies at 81; won Pulitzer for civil rights coverage

    Haynes Johnson dies at 81; won Pulitzer for civil rights coverage
    Haynes Johnson, a Washington journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the civil rights movement and migrated from newspapers to television, books and teaching, died Friday at a hospital in Bethesda, Md., after suffering a heart attack. He...
  • Bert Stern dies at 83; made iconic photographs of Marilyn Monroe

    Bert Stern dies at 83; made iconic photographs of Marilyn Monroe
    When Bert Stern photographed the world's most photographed woman, he had a feeling that it would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. He was right. Six weeks after their boozy sessions in a suite at the Hotel Bel-Air, Marilyn Monroe died of an...
  • Jose Montoya dies at 81; leading figure in California Latino culture

    Jose Montoya dies at 81; leading figure in California Latino culture
    The little farm towns of Central California held a poetry all their own for Jose Montoya. From childhood he knew their people, mostly immigrant laborers like his own family. He knew the labyrinthine rows of fruit trees, the dirt-floor houses and trailer...