French Pantheon to add two women

Feb 23, 2014

French Pantheon to add two women

President Francois Hollande on Friday ordered the remains of four Resistance fighters moved to the Pantheon, including those of two women, after outcries over the domination of men at the monument. Hollande said the remains of the two women, Germaine Tillion and Genevieve de ...

At Grammys, Daft Punk, Pharrell dominate with awards

Jan 27, 2014

At Grammys, Daft Punk, Pharrell dominate with awards

Daft Punk’s electronic-funk grooves have won big at the Grammys. The French electronic duo’s “Random Access Memories” won album of the year and their infectious hit, “Get Lucky,” won record of the year at the awards show. The song features Pharrell Williams and Nile ...

DGA: Alfonso Cuaron wins top prize for 'Gravity'

Jan 26, 2014

DGA: Alfonso Cuaron wins top prize for 'Gravity'

Alfonso Cuaron was awarded the top film honor from the Directors Guild of America for “Gravity” on Saturday night. In the recent bustle of Hollywood shows, “Gravity,” David O. Russell’s con caper “American Hustle,” and Steve McQueen’s historical epic “12 Years a Slave” were ...

'American Hustle,' '12 Years a Slave' top Golden Globe awards

Jan 13, 2014

'American Hustle,' '12 Years a Slave' top Golden Globe awards

Harrowing drama “12 Years a Slave” won the coveted best drama Golden Globe on Sunday, while crime caper “American Hustle” won the musical/comedy film prize and two acting awards. Hollywood turned out in their fashion finest for the 71st annual Golden Globes, Tinseltown’s biggest ...

Dec 31, 2013

Queen honors gynecologist, snubs Beckham

The gynecologist who assisted at the birth of third-in-line to the British throne Prince George has been recognized by Queen Elizabeth II in the New Year Honors List released Tuesday. Marcus Setchell, 70, who delayed his retirement to assist at the birth of Prince ...

Medal of Honor winner from Korean War dies

Dec 27, 2013

Medal of Honor winner from Korean War dies

Rodolfo “Rudy” Hernandez, a U.S. Army paratrooper who received the Medal of Honor after single-handedly carrying out a bayonet assault on enemy forces during the Korean War, died Dec. 21 at a hospital in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He was 82. He had been treated ...

Pope Francis is Time magazine's Person of the Year

Dec 12, 2013

Pope Francis is Time magazine's Person of the Year

Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church’s new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time. The pope beat out NSA leaker Edward Snowden for ...

Congressional Gold Medal sought for WW II-era spy agency

Nov 30, 2013

Congressional Gold Medal sought for WW II-era spy agency

The men and women who spied on Germany and Japan for the U.S. during World War II parachuted behind enemy lines, led guerrilla raids, invented special equipment such as scuba gear and established a counterintelligence network that endured into the Cold War. Nearly 70 ...

Congress lauds Native American Code Talkers

Nov 21, 2013

Congress lauds Native American Code Talkers

For decades, the wartime service of 96-year-old Edmond Harjo and other Native American Code Talkers wasn’t even officially acknowledged, let alone publicly recognized. But on Wednesday, Harjo sat in the Capitol’s Emancipation Hall soaking in a standing ovation from hundreds of people after an ...

Nov 4, 2013

Eminem takes top honor at first YouTube music awards

YouTube’s first music awards thrilled and spilled Sunday, with Eminem named artist of the year, though most awards went to lesser-known acts during a show filled with eclectic stunts. The webcast was kicked off by indie rockers Arcade Fire performing their new song “Afterlife” ...