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  • Sioux City building built in 1930s damaged by fire

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The owners of a distinctive Sioux City building that dates to the 1930s are trying to determine how much can be salvaged after a weekend fire. The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1e39uVb ) the Normandy building sustained significant damage Saturday. The...

  • Pope treats faithful to copies of the Gospels

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Tens of thousands of faithful in St. Peter's Square have been treated to gifts from Pope Francis — pocket-sized copies of the Gospels which he hopes they'll keep handy and read daily. The scriptures were handed out by volunteers after the pope's traditional Sunday...

  • Ukrainians, and Americans, are the children of history

    If you've been following events in Ukraine closely, you may have seen maps, available at electoralgeography.com, showing how the ethnic Russian areas voted heavily for one candidate and the ethnic Ukrainian areas for another. However, as the eminent historians of Eastern Europe Timothy Snyder...

  • Cambridge buys Scott of the Antarctic negatives

    LONDON (AP) — Cambridge University says it has raised 275,000 pounds ($458,000) to buy rare photographic negatives from Capt. Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Antarctic expedition. Scott, an icon of the heroic age of polar exploration, reached the South Pole in January 1912, only to discover...

  • Today in History for March 30th

    Highlights of this day in history: President Ronald Reagan is wounded in an assassination attempt; The U.S. reaches a deal with Russia to buy Alaska Territory; Actor James Cagney dies; Musician Eric Clapton born. (March 30) Highlights of this day in history: President Ronald Reagan is wounded...

  • London skeletons reveal secrets of the Black Death

    LONDON (AP) — You can learn a lot from a tooth. Molars taken from skeletons unearthed by work on a new London railway line are revealing secrets of the medieval Black Death — and of its victims. This week, Don Walker, an osteologist with the Museum of London, outlined the biography of one...

  • Md. town's Arbor Day trees honor Civil War dead

    WILLIAMSPORT, Md. (AP) — The western Maryland town of Williamsport is marking Arbor Day by planting 120 trees in memory of fallen Civil War soldiers. Saturday's event at the Springfield Farm and Museum is part of a plan to dedicate 620,000 trees along the Journey Through Hallowed Ground...

  • Jeremiah Denton, Vietnam POW and ex-senator, dies

    Former Alabama Sen. Jeremiah Denton, who survived 7½ years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam and alerted the U.S. military to conditions there when he blinked the word "torture" in Morse code during a television interview, has died. He was 89. Denton's grandson, Edward Denton, says he...

  • Exhibition by Jewish museum shows pre-WWII life

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A new exhibition at Warsaw's Jewish history museum shows how the Jewish community and the city interacted with and influenced each other for centuries until World War II. The "Warszawa, Warsze" — "Warsaw" in Polish and Yiddish — exhibition opens Friday at the new...

  • Obama honors American WWI dead at Flanders Field

    WAREGEM, Belgium (AP) — Pvt. Wesley Creech could no longer hide the darkness of his thoughts as he longed for his wife Carzetta and 5-month-old daughter Marie: "If I never see you and Marie any more in this life I hope to meet you in a Better Place," he wrote in a letter on Aug. 24, 1918 —...

  • Officers march on Great Escape anniversary

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A group of 50 British air force officers set off Tuesday to march from the site of a Nazi prisoner camp to a war cemetery in western Poland to mark 70 years since the Great Escape of Allied airmen and to honor 50 of them who were caught and executed. Marek Lazarz,...

  • Austrian politician compares EU with 3rd Reich

    VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian far-right politician under fire for saying that Hitler's rule may have been more liberal than European Union regulations on Monday acknowledged that he also disparaged blacks during a speech at a presentation of a book written by a fellow right-winger Andreas Moelzer...

  • Obama highlights European ancestors during trip to Europe

    President Obama highlighted his European roots in an interview with Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant, pointing out that the United States was firmly committed to the security of Europe. During the interview, Obama was asked if his understanding of Europe was different since he lived in Indonesia...

  • Landmark bridge at Md. battlefield reopens

    SHARPSBURG, Md. (AP) — The National Park Service says a stone bridge that played a key role in the Civil War Battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg has reopened to pedestrians after a two-month closure. Battlefield Superintendent Susan Trail said Monday that a chain-link fence running down the...

  • Battle of the Wilderness to be commemorated in May

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The Civil War Battle of the Wilderness' 150th anniversary will be commemorated in Orange County in May with living history camps, walking tours and other activities. About 3,700 men were killed during the battle fought May 5-7 in 1864. Nearly 20,000 men were...



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