Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 21-27

April 21: Actress Elaine May is 87. Actor Charles Grodin is 84. Singer Iggy Pop is 72. Actress Patti LuPone is 70. Actor Tony Danza is 68. Actress Andie MacDowell is 61. Singer Robert Smith of The Cur...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, April 7, the 97th day of 2019. There are 268 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 7, 19...

Pentagon to probe if Shanahan used office to help Boeing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's inspector general has formally opened an investigation into a watchdog group's allegations that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has used his of...

From bombers to Big Macs: Vietnam a lesson in reconciliation

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Vietnamese capital once trembled as waves of American bombers unleashed their payloads, but when Kim Jong Un arrives here for his summit with President Donald Trump he won't ...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 24-March 2

Feb. 24: Actor Dominic Chianese ("Boardwalk Empire," ''The Sopranos") is 88. Singer Joanie Sommers is 78. Actress Jenny O'Hara ("Transparent," ''The Mindy Project") is 77. Actor Barry Bostwick is 74. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2019. There are 347 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Jan. 18, 1...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 26, the 330th day of 2018. There are 35 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 26, 19...

US bombers fly over S. China Sea ahead of carrier's arrival

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. Pacific Air Forces says a pair of B-52 bombers flew over the disputed South China Sea this week, days before a U.S. aircraft carrier's scheduled arrival in Hong Kong. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 26, the 299th day of 2018. There are 66 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On October 26t...

US Navy destroyer cruises through South China Sea on eve of China national day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. Navy sailed destroyer USS Decatur close to the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on Sept. 30 in a freedom of navigation operation (FONOP). The FO...

US, Philippines will increase number of joint military activities

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military said Friday its joint defense and security activities with U.S. forces, including annual combat exercises, will increase next year in a show of...

U.S. and Japan hold joint drills over disputed Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A total of 16 Japanese jets and aircraft from the United States Air Force on Thursday conducted joint military drills over the Diaoyutai Islands disputed with China. The isla...

China criticizes US B-52 bomber missions as 'provocative'

BEIJING (AP) — China has labeled a recent mission by nuclear-capable U.S. B-52 bombers over the disputed South China Sea as "provocative." Defense Ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang sai...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...