War

Marked dead in Vietnam, a long journey back to life

HALLETTSVILLE, Texas – Ronald Ridgeway was “killed” in Vietnam on Feb. 25, 1968. The 18-year-old Marine Corps private first class fell with a bullet to the shoulder during a savage firefight with...

DATE: July 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

ISIS launches new assault on besieged eastern city in Syria

BEIRUT – Islamic State militants launched their biggest assault in a year on government-held areas of the contested city of Deir el-Zour Saturday, attacking from several fronts and triggering...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

The children of Pearl Harbor remember

HONOLULU – In some ways, it could be any class photo from the 1940s. The sepia-toned image shows 30 fifth-graders – 26 girls and four boys – at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Waikiki. Most...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

ISIS counterattacks from populated zones

BAGHDAD – Iraqi special forces cleared buildings on Saturday in neighborhoods they entered in eastern Mosul a day earlier, losing some ground in counterattacks after pushing out Islamic State...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Gold Star parents who lost child in military service to gather in Durango

They served in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, National Guard, Reserves. Most were young, and all left family and friends remembering someone full of life who wanted to serve his or her...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elie Wiesel, author, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, the memory keeper for victims of Nazi persecution, and a Nobel laureate who used his moral authority to force attention on atrocities around the world, died Saturday...

DATE: July 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Kerry in Saudi Arabia for talks on Syria, Libya, Yemen

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday held talks with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman about the conflicts in Syria, Libya and Yemen, ahead of international meetings this...

DATE: May 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Moscow’s drawdown in Syria sends a strong message to Assad

BEIRUT – Russia’s plan to withdraw forces from Syria is sending a strong message to President Bashar Assad, whose hard-line stance is diverging from Moscow’s interest in declaring its intervention...

DATE: March 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

In shattered Ramadi, a test of Iraqi unity

RAMADI, Iraq - This once-teeming capital of Iraq’s Anbar province is now little more than a field of debris. Iraqi troops last month pushed Islamic State fighters out of the city that the...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Analysis Victory in Ramadi not proof of strategy, but it is a milestone Iraqi troops stand their ground to secure key city

WASHINGTON – When the Iraqi city of Ramadi fell to the Islamic State last May, the White House called it a “setback.” The administration’s many critics called it a disaster, proof that President...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

United Nations endorses peace process for Syria

UNITED NATIONS – The UN Security Council’s unanimous support of a peace process for Syria that is set to begin next month with government-opposition talks and a cease-fire represents its strongest...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Veterans Day memory: Navajo code talker recalls role in WWII

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Roy Hawthorne recalls his time served during World War II with pride, effortlessly sharing his native Navajo language as he shows off how he used codes to trick the Japanese....

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News