The colonial troops who fought the Allies' war

Aug 4, 2014

The colonial troops who fought the Allies' war

by Alice Ritchie

The skies above Flanders, 1917 — Indian pilot Hardutt Singh Malik is guiding his single-seater biplane fighter up through thick cloud behind his Canadian flight commander, William ‘Billy’ Barker, in search of enemy aircraft. Their dangerously blind ascent finally ends as they emerge into ...

Aug 4, 2014

Outbreak of WWI marked in Belgian city

Government leaders and royalty were to gather in the Belgian city of Liege on Monday to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, a small Balkans conflict that went global with the German invasion of neutral Belgium in August 1914. ...

Jul 16, 2014

Taco Bell worker shoots customer with BB gun

Police say a Taco Bell employee used a BB gun to shoot a customer who was enraged when no one came to the drive-thru window to take his order. Twenty-six-year-old Steven Noska was to be arraigned Tuesday on charges including assault and battery with ...

Death of Archie will send a message to fans of comic

Jul 15, 2014

Death of Archie will send a message to fans of comic

For the fans of Archie Andrews, his impending death marks a fitting end for the do-gooder comic book icon. The famous 73-year-old red-headed comic book character will die in Wednesday’s installment of “Life with Archie” when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on Sen. ...

Jul 8, 2014

Spate of shootings in Chicago leave 14 dead, dozens hurt

Extra police officers on Chicago’s streets were not enough to quell a long weekend of violence that ended with 14 people shot to death and dozens more injured. During a Monday news conference, just hours after two more people were shot to death earlier ...

States eye gun seizure laws after shootings

Jul 7, 2014

States eye gun seizure laws after shootings

As state officials across the U.S. grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and near the University of California, Santa Barbara, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 ...

Jul 7, 2014

U.S. gun makers migrate to firearm-friendly South

The first gun manufacturer to leave Connecticut after it enacted tough new gun-control laws last year in the wake of the Newtown school shootings presented a commemorative rifle last week to the governor of South Carolina, its new home. PTR Industries Inc. is among ...

Stress of South Korea conscripts spotlighted

| Jun 24, 2014

Stress of South Korea conscripts spotlighted

A deadly shooting spree by a South Korean military serviceman has once again raised questions over the wisdom of deploying young, inexperienced and often unprepared conscripts along the world’s last Cold War frontier. It is still unclear what caused the 22-year-old sergeant, identified only ...