Out magazine names Lizzo, Monae, Maddow to its Out100 list

NEW YORK (AP) — Award-winning singers Lizzo and Janelle Monae, Apple CEO Tim Cook and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow have made Out magazine’s 2020 Out100 list. Pride Media announced Thursday ...

Field of tulips joins worried mom with widow battling cancer

When the coronavirus upended daily life, Amy Baird was frightened, like much of the world — for her children and what would become of their school and friends, for her in-laws in their 70s, for her ow...

Belgian racing pigeon sells for €1.6 million at auction

A female racing pigeon in Belgium was sold for a record €1.6 million ($1.9 million), online auctioneers Pigeon Paradise (PIPA) said on Sunday. The pigeon, called New Kim, won the 2018 crown as...

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6-year-old WWII French Resistance agent honored at long last

PARIS (AP) — Quinquin, his code name, followed orders, crossing enemy lines to pass messages if needed. In the end he was killed by friendly fire, at the age of 6, likely France’s youngest member of t...

Taiwan's comfort women museum shutters, pins hopes on new location

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's first museum memorializing "comfort women," or women who were forced into sexual servitude by Imperial Japan in the years leading up to and during W...

Taiwan Navy decommissions 77-year-old ship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese Navy held a decommissioning ceremony on Sunday (Nov. 1) for the Dahan (大漢), a tugboat that has conducted many search-and-rescue missions. The decommission...

Final debate could thrust foreign policy back into campaign

As Joe Biden hopscotched through Iowa and New Hampshire in late 2019, he also name-dropped his way across the globe. China's Xi Jinping. German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Vladimir Pu...

Couple who sheltered Jewish filmmaker Roman Polanski during World War II named 'Righteous Among the Nations'

The Buchala family was poor. They lived in a small house in the village of Wysoka, near the southern Polish city of Krakow. Dinner usually consisted of potatoes and sometimes there was milk. In late s...

Berlin halts demolition of 'comfort women' memorial amid diplomatic row with Japan

A Berlin court has temporarily halted Wednesday's planned removal of a bronze memorial to victims of forced sexual slavery. The memorial can remain in place for now, until "all of the distric...

WWII bomb explodes as it is made safe in Poland, no injuries

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A British World War II Tallboy bomb exploded while being made safe underwater by Navy sappers in northwestern Poland on Tuesday. No one was injured. The 5.4-ton...

WWII jungle fighting unit approved for congressional medal

The soldiers spent months behind enemy lines, marching hundreds of miles through the tangled jungles and steep mountains of Burma as they battled hunger and disease between firefights with Japanese fo...

Facebook donates $1.3M to keep UK codebreaker museum open

LONDON (AP) — Facebook has made a 1 million-pound ($1.3 million) donation to support Britain’s Bletchley Park, the base of codebreakers during World War II, after the historic site lost almost all of ...

Poland evacuates 750 people as WWII Tallboy bomb is defused

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of people in northwest Poland have been evacuated for a few days to allow Navy sappers to neutralize a British World War II giant Tallboy bomb resting under a waterway l...

Polish divers to defuse WWII 'earthquake bomb' on German border

Military divers are to begin a complex operation on Monday to defuse a World War II bomb submerged in a waterway in the northwestern Polish town of Swinoujscie. British warplanes dropped the explosiv...