U.S. man, 89, is held on Nazi death camp charges

Jun 19, 2014

U.S. man, 89, is held on Nazi death camp charges

An 89-year-old Philadelphia man was ordered held without bail Wednesday on a German arrest warrant charging him with aiding and abetting the killing of 216,000 Jewish men, women and children while he was a guard at the Auschwitz death camp. The man, retired toolmaker ...

Jun 7, 2014

Missing U.K. pensioner found attending French D-Day events

An 89-year-old British World War II veteran who went missing from his retirement home was found in France enjoying a D-Day anniversary get-together with former comrades, police said Friday. Bernard Jordan slipped out of The Pines care home in the seaside town of Hove, ...

D-Day memories still fresh 70 years later for U.S. veterans

Jun 7, 2014

D-Day memories still fresh 70 years later for U.S. veterans

Seventy years after D-Day, Carl Proffitt Jr. can still remember the bodies of soldiers washing up on France’s Omaha Beach in the Allied invasion that helped turn the tide against Nazi Germany in World War II. One of the dwindling band of World War ...

Putin meets with Ukraine president-elect at French D-Day event

Jun 7, 2014

Putin meets with Ukraine president-elect at French D-Day event

The leaders of Russia and Ukraine held their first talks Friday since Moscow annexed Crimea, airing ways to end their four-month conflict in a brief encounter during commemorations in France of the World War II D-Day landings. French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor ...

Jun 7, 2014

Rising seas wash Japanese war dead from Pacific island graves

Rising sea levels have washed the remains of at least 26 Japanese soldiers from their World War II graves on a low-lying Pacific archipelago, according to the foreign minister of the Marshall Islands. “There are coffins and dead people being washed away from graves. ...

Attending Normandy anniversary not always a presidential tradition

Jun 6, 2014

Attending Normandy anniversary not always a presidential tradition

President Barack Obama is the fourth sitting president to attend a D-Day anniversary observance in Normandy and the only one to visit the site of the Allied invasion twice during his presidency for an anniversary. It was not always a presidential tradition. Ronald Reagan ...

Quiet survivor of Bataan Death March dies at 96

Jun 6, 2014

Quiet survivor of Bataan Death March dies at 96

Elias Saavedra, one of the last survivors of the Bataan Death March in World War II, died Wednesday. He was 96. Saavedra died of natural causes at his New Mexico home after battling a number of illnesses, his son, Alfred, said. Born in 1918, ...

Vets, visitors flock to Normandy to remember D-Day

Jun 6, 2014

Vets, visitors flock to Normandy to remember D-Day

Ceremonies to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day are drawing thousands of visitors to the cemeteries, beaches and stone-walled villages of Normandy this week, including some of the few remaining survivors of the largest sea-borne invasion ever mounted. World leaders and dignitaries including President ...