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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Kyoto mixes modern and ancient with success

    Kyoto mixes modern and ancient with success
    KYOTO, Japan — The videos fill up space on YouTube, the photos running for page after page on Google Images. Japan as a place of death and destruction, massive brown-blue waves, shaking high-rises, collapsed cities. The earthquake in March 2011 has...
  • Museum devoted to salt resides deep below Hutchinson, Kan.

    Museum devoted to salt resides deep below Hutchinson, Kan.
    HUTCHINSON, Kan. - We descended into the belly of the Earth. "It's going to take us just a couple of minutes to go underground. Does anybody have a problem going down in the dark?" our cheerful guide asked. "Yes!" I screamed in my head. But I said...
  • Ukraine's Balaklava Bay base designed to get in the last shot of World War III

    Ukraine's Balaklava Bay base designed to get in the last shot of World War III
    SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine - For a place scripted for a starring role in the end of the world, Balaklava Bay puts on a pretty face. With its string of seafood restaurants and cafes along the waterfront looking out at prim sailboats and humming powerboats...
  • Oracle CEO buys Lanai, plans big changes

    Oracle CEO buys Lanai, plans big changes
    No man is an island, but Larry Ellison comes close. Last year, Ellison bought 98 percent of Lanai for more than $500 million. Despite a wispy beard and penchant for black outfits that make him look like a devil, he's mostly being hailed as a white knight...
  • A Door County tradition takes the stage at sunset

    A Door County tradition takes the stage at sunset
    EPHRAIM, Wis. — As the sun sets in a blaze of color over the waters of Green Bay, a few hundred visitors to Peninsula State Park intentionally miss the sight. They're only a couple of miles from the shoreline, but their eyes are focused on...
  • Ft. Snelling: Citadel on a Minnesota bluff

    Ft. Snelling: Citadel on a Minnesota bluff
    Begun in 1819, Ft. Snelling at the time was the remotest military outpost on the American frontier. (Now it's just a mile from the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport.) It was built to protect U.S. interests (read: fur trade) in this corner of the Louisiana...
  • For guys, there's the usual and then the unusual

    For guys, there's the usual and then the unusual
    "What happened last night?" — a line from the hit 2009 film "The Hangover." LAS VEGAS — As the characters in the quintessential guys-bonding-in-Vegas movie "The Hangover" discovered, Sin City offers a multitude of grown-up escapes that could...
  • Boston's JFK museum readies for 50th anniversary of assassination

    BOSTON — Major, sudden and tragic events create indelible images, mental snapshots that enable people, decades later, to recall where they were when they heard the news: the Sept. 11 attacks; the deaths of John Lennon and Diana, Princess of Wales;...
  • Galveston Pleasure Pier brings thrill rides back to Texas coast

    Galveston Pleasure Pier brings thrill rides back to Texas coast
    A disaster-prone Texas tourist destination that for more than a century has been an on-again, off-again home to oceanfront amusements will once again lure thrill-seekers with roller coasters, midway games and carnival confections. PHOTOS: New rides at...
  • A taste of Hungary's history in Budapest's sumptuous coffeehouses

    A taste of Hungary's history in Budapest's sumptuous coffeehouses
    BUDAPEST, Hungary —American coffeehouses are prized for their quick service and fast Internet — ideal for people on the go. But a century ago, European cafes were places to linger amid Gilded Age opulence. Nowhere was this more so than in...
  • Amusement parks: Taking U.S. roller coasters for a spin

     Amusement parks: Taking U.S. roller coasters for a spin
    SANDUSKY, Ohio — As an amusement parks blogger, I have visited most of the big theme parks in Southern California and central Florida, but my roller-coaster résumé was a little thin when it came to the parks in between. So last summer my wife,...
  • A round-the-world trip -- all on airline points

    A round-the-world trip -- all on airline points
    KARLOVY VARY, Czech Republic — We had been collecting frequent-flier points for years. My husband, Keith, and I thought that, yes, of course, we would use them. We would fly around the world. Business class. Maybe next year. Queen Latifah shoved...