Baptist pastor finds calling in post-Holocaust cemeteries

ROHATYN, Ukraine (AP) — Steven Reece pulls a shield over his face, takes a weed whacker in hand, and begins trimming tall grass in an overgrown, tick-infested Jewish cemetery in western Ukraine where ...

Video shows Japanese nationalist kick comfort woman statue in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Less than a month after statue dedicated to Taiwanese “comfort women” of World War II was unveiled in Tainan, surveillance video footage has emerged of a ...

Arkansas man identified as Marine killed in WWII battle

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Defense Department says the remains of a U.S. Marine killed in a World War II battle in the Pacific have been identified as an Arkansas man. The Defense ...

Poland counts WWII damages it wants to seek from Germany

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland says it lost over 5 million citizens and over $54 billion dollars (46.6 billion euros) worth of assets under the Nazi German occupation of the country during World War II....

Last reunion for famed US WWII unit, Merrill's Marauders

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It's the last reunion for members of the famed U.S. Army jungle fighters called Merrill's Marauders . Three thousand volunteered for a dangerous secret mission during World War II —...

Russia's Putin visits site of decisive WWII battle in Kursk

KURSK, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has attended ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Kursk, in which the Red Army routed the Nazis. The July-Au...

UK investigating reports sunken WWII ships in Asia looted

LONDON (AP) — Britain says it will work with Indonesia and Malaysia to investigate reports that the wrecks of ships sunk during World War II have been plundered by pirates. The shipw...

Weapons found after WWII enthusiast stopped at LA airport

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two guns were found inside a pickup truck after a driver was stopped at a checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport, but police say the man was released without charges. ...

2 brothers pay respects as Marine killed in WWII is buried

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The remains of a Marine lost since the early days of World War II have been buried in Philadelphia, more than 70 years after he was killed. Dominic Ragucci had th...

Survivor of newly found WWII shipwreck: 'So many' to rescue

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scientists they have discovered part of a ship that was blown off a U.S. Navy destroyer during World War II in Alaska's Aleutian Islands. Researchers announc...

Hawaii marker to honor hundreds of WWII prisoners of war

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Army Air Corps veteran Daniel Crowley endured more than three years of slave labor while being held prisoner by Japan during World War II. This week, the 96-year...

Israeli teen admits to desecrating WWII death camp in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A police spokesman in eastern Poland says an Israeli teen has admitted to dropping his pants at the former Nazi German death camp of Majdanek and is facing a fine. ...

Some 2,000 evacuated for removal of 3 WWII bombs in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Officials in Poland say more 2,000 people have been evacuated to allow navy experts to remove three World War II bombs from the Baltic Sea bed at the vacation resort of Kolobrzeg...

WWII pilot's remains return home after 7 decades

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — The remains of a World War II pilot were finally buried with full military honors in his home state of Nebraska after 73 years in foreign soil. Flight Officer R...

More than 2,000 evacuated to remove WWII-era bomb in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police say they are evacuating more than 2,000 people after the discovery of an unexploded World War II-era bomb weighing some 250 kilograms (550 pounds). ...