On this day in history, Nov. 30, 1874, indomitable British statesman and WWII hero Winston Churchill is born
Winston Churchill was born to a prominent British father and wealthy American mother in Oxfordshire, England, on this day in history, Nov. 30, 1874. He was voted the Greatest Briton in a BBC poll.foxnews.com
Experts: Dallas air show crash may lead to more safety rules
While the cause of a deadly collision between two vintage military aircraft at a Dallas air show to commemorate Veterans Day remains unknown, experts say the accident will likely renew discussion over whether additional safety rules are needed for such events.
Dallas air show victims named; NTSB investigation underway
Officials have released the names of the six people killed in a deadly collision between two vintage military aircraft at a Dallas air show. The Commemorative Air Force, which put on the show, on Monday identified the victims as: Terry Barker, Craig Hutain, Kevin “K5” Michels, Dan Ragan, Leonard “Len” Root, and Curt Rowe.news.yahoo.com
Experts: Dallas air show crash may lead to more safety rules
While the cause of a deadly collision between two vintage military aircraft at a Dallas air show to commemorate Veterans Day remains unknown, experts said Monday that the accident will likely renew discussion over whether additional safety rules are needed for such events. Safety recommendations made following aircraft accidents at similar events have focused on protecting spectators, pilot medical fitness and aircraft maintenance. On Monday, officials identified the six men killed Saturday when a World War II-era bomber and a fighter plane collided and crashed in a ball of flames at the Commemorative Air Force Wings Over Dallas show.news.yahoo.com
6 killed after vintage aircraft collide at Dallas air show
Two historic military planes collided and crashed to the ground in a ball of flames during a Dallas air show, leaving six people dead, officials said. National transportation officials were investigating the cause of Saturday's collision, which came three years after the crash of a World War II-era bomber in Connecticut that killed seven, and amid ongoing concern about the safety of air shows involving older warplanes. The company that owned the planes flying in the Wings Over Dallas show has had other crashes in its more than 60-year history.news.yahoo.com
Two aircraft collide, crash during Dallas air show
Two historic military planes collided and crashed to the ground Saturday during a Dallas air show, exploding into a ball of flame and sending plumes of black smoke billowing into the sky. Anthony Montoya saw the two planes collide. “The videos are heartbreaking,” Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson wrote on Twitter, adding that the National Transportation Safety Board had taken control of the crash scene with local police and fire providing support.news.yahoo.com
Documentary film crew looking for WWII plane discovers piece of space shuttle Challenger off Florida coast
Part of the destroyed space shuttle Challenger has been found on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, NASA announced Thursday. The buried part is believed to be from the shuttle’s belly.foxnews.com
VFW Post to recognize veterans on Nov. 11
COVINGTON — In 1918, on the 11th hour, the 11th day, the 11th month, an armistice was declared between the Allied countries of the United Kingdom, France, the United States, Japan and Italy and the Central Powers of the German army. This ceasefire marked the end of World War I. Not long after, war broketherecorderonline.com
On this day in history, Nov. 7, 1962, transformative first lady Eleanor Roosevelt dies in NYC home
Eleanor Roosevelt, who served as first lady for 12 years, died on this day in history, Nov. 7, 1962, after carving out her own legacy as one of the most influential women in American history.foxnews.com
Radioactive waste found at Missouri elementary school
There is significant radioactive contamination at an elementary school in suburban St. Louis where nuclear weapons were produced during World War II, according to a new report by environmental investigation consultants. The report by Boston Chemical Data Corp. confirmed fears about contamination at Jana Elementary School in the Hazelwood School District in Florissant raised by a previous Army Corps of Engineers study. The new report is based on samples taken in August from the school, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.news.yahoo.com
With far-right leaders, Italy remembers WWII roundup of Jews
Italy’s far-right political leadership marked the 79th anniversary of the World War II roundup of Rome’s Jews on Sunday with calls for such horror to never occur again, messages that took on greater significance following a national election won by a party with neo-fascist roots. Giorgia Meloni, who is expected to head Italy’s first far-right-led government since the war’s end, phoned the leader of Rome’s Jewish community, Ruth Dureghello, to commemorate the anniversary, according to a community spokesman. Meloni said in a statement that the anniversary serves as a “warning so that certain tragedies never happen again.”news.yahoo.com
Boy meets boy: Billy Eichner's gay rom-com "Bros"
Comedian Billy Eichner is the first openly gay man to co-write and star in a gay romantic comedy for a major movie studio. He talks with correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti about "Bros," and why it's taken so long for Hollywood to produce a rom-com featuring an all-LGBTQ principal cast.news.yahoo.com
Poland demands $1.3 trillion war reparations from Germany
Poland’s top politician said Thursday that the government will seek equivalent of some $1.3 trillion in reparations from Germany for the Nazis’ World War II invasion and occupation of his country. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the Law and Justice party, announced the huge claim at the release of a long-awaited report on the cost to the country of years of Nazi German occupation as it marks 83 years since the start of World War II. “We not only prepared the report but we have also taken the decision as to the further steps,” Kaczynski said during the report’s presentation.news.yahoo.com
US official says Solomon Islands leader 'missed opportunity'
The U.S. deputy secretary of state says the prime minister of the Solomon Islands “missed an important opportunity” by failing to attend a memorial service to mark the anniversary of a key World War II battle, amid concerns the South Pacific island nation is building closer ties with China.
Bedford Boys Tribute Center organizes ‘Operation Bedford Remembers’ for recently deployed troops
Volunteers can sign up to adopt a soldier, then receive their name, birth date, and hometown. You can write to your service member using custom stationery and have opportunities to send care packages overseas.
Veterans Day legislation targets GI Bill racial inequities
In honor of Veterans Day, a group of Democratic lawmakers is reviving an effort to pay the families of Black veterans who fought on behalf of the nation during World War II for benefits they were denied or prevented from taking full advantage of when they returned home from war.