| Nov 7, 2013
| 10:12 AM
In Thursday's Pictures in the News, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies restrain family members of a man suspected of burglarizing a market at Firestone Boulevard and Hooper Avenue in South L.A. on Wednesday as the man is wheeled to an ambulance....
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Gottfried Wagner, author, director, musicologist and great-grandson of Richard Wagner, had a significant role in the development of "Lost Childhood," an opera about the Holocaust and its aftermath.
The work, composed by Janice Hamer to a libretto by...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:12 PM
LONDON — The elderly gentleman appeared nervous when authorities questioned him during a customs check aboard a train from Switzerland to Germany. He was carrying about $12,000 in cash, just within the legal limit.
But a feeling that something was...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:12 AM
On June 10, 1861, Union and Confederate forces lined up against each other in the Battle of Big Bethel, the first planned engagement of the Civil War. Led by Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler for the North, and Col. John Bankhead Magruder for the South, the...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 8:06 PM
It could be said that Des Plaines resident Frank Andrews, 94, an Army World War II veteran, is a patient man.
After all, he waited 68 years to receive the medals he earned during his service that included his actions on Omaha Beach on D-Day and later in...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:14 PM
A German historian has found conclusive proof that Nazi Gestapo chief Heinrich Mueller died in the final days of World War II and was buried in a mass grave in a Jewish cemetery in Berlin, the German daily Bild reported Thursday.
The research carried...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 9:16 AM
A century after Newport News shipbuilders laid its keel on Oct. 27, 1913, the mighty battleship USS Pennsylvania is largely forgotten.
But in its day the 31,400-ton warhorse represented a critical milestone for the increasingly capable yard -- where...
| Oct 26, 2013
Frank Perconte was a decorated Army veteran who parachuted into some of the most famous battles of World War II. Decades later he gained his own measure of fame when his service was immortalized in the popular book and miniseries "Band of Brothers."...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
From the start, Fox Searchlight was confident that "12 Years a Slave" would win critical acclaim and be an awards contender.
Getting people to see it? The film's distributor feared that would be a different story.
The new movie depicts the evils of...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:10 AM
The Holocaust Center in Maitlandwill hold a special screening of the documentary "Besa: The Promise" at noon, Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Enzian Theaterin Maitland.
The film explores the never-before-told story of the Muslims of Nazi-occupied Albania who...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 12:26 PM
CAIRO — It could have been a story of reconciliation and redemption, inspired by a long-ago act of courage and kindness. Instead, it turned into an illustration of the stark realities of the modern-day Middle East.
Yad Vashem, Israel’s...