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US military chief visits Vietnam, 1st since 1971

US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey speaks during a meeting with Vietnamese Chief of General Staff of the Army, Lt. Gen. Do Ba Ty in Hanoi, Vietnam on Thursday Aug. 14, 2014. AP

US Gen. Martin Dempsey on Thursday became the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to visit Vietnam since 1971, seeking to boost military ties between the former foes at a time when Hanoi is embroiled in territorial disputes with China.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

AP was there: Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

In this Dec. 7, 1941 file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, sailors stand among wrecked airplanes at Ford Island Naval Air Station as they watch the explosion of the USS Shaw in the background, during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Saturday marks the 72nd anniversary of the attack that brought the United States into World War II. AP

White House says Japs attack Pearl Harbor.

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Gettysburg Address event to mark 150th anniversary

A family descends the steps of the Pennsylvania monument at the Gettysburg National Military Park, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Gettysburg, Pa. Nov. 19th marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's short speech that has gone on to symbolize his presidency and explain the sacrifices made by Union and Confederate forces during the U.S. Civil War. AP

On the Civil War battlefield where President Abraham Lincoln gave a speech that symbolized his presidency and the sacrifices made by Union and Confederate forces, historians and everyday Americans are gathering to ponder what the Gettysburg Address has meant to the nation.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

AP IMPACT: Commander of Nazi-led unit lives in US

In this May 22, 1990 photo, Michael Karkoc, photographed in Lauderdale, Minn. prior to a visit to Minnesota from Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in early June of 1990. AP Photo

A top commander of a Nazi SS-led unit accused of burning villages filled with women and children lied to American immigration officials to get into the United States and has been living in Minnesota since shortly after World War II, according to evidence uncovered by The Associated Press.

Posted: June 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘What’s so important about MacArthur’s landing?’

Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s statue in Dagupan City is left at the mercy of the elements and vandals. WILLIE LOMIBAO / CONTRIBUTOR

Sixty-eight years after American Gen. Douglas MacArthur and the Allied Forces landed on Jan. 9, 1945, on the shores of the Lingayen Gulf in Pangasinan to liberate the Philippines from the Japanese, the exact spot where he first set foot is still the subject of discussions in the province.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »