World War II

Chopper 5 above a neighborhood in Palo Alto where World War II-era explosives were found in a home on August 6, 2015. (CBS)

Bomb Squad Safely Detonates World War II-Era Grenades Found In Palo Alto Home

A Santa Clara County bomb squad has detonated World War II-era grenades and mortars found Thursday afternoon in a home in Palo Alto, police said Thursday evening.

08/06/2015

A picture taken in May 1941 showing foreign Jews, mainly Polish Jews, getting off the SNCF train in Pithiviers, center France. According to the October1940 anti-Jewish law and under German pressure more than 3,000 of them where arrested by the Paris police headquarters and imprisoned in the transit camps of Pithiviers et Beaune-la-Rolande.  (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

World’s Jewish Population Approaching Pre-Holocaust Numbers

The world’s Jewish population has almost rebounded to pre-Holocaust numbers, according to a new report.

06/30/2015

Kylie Jenner (L) and Kendall Jenner take selfies at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)

Survey: Millennial Millionaires Feel Most Pressure To ‘Keep Up With The Joneses’

A survey of millenial millionaires reveals they are the most insecure generation of them all.

05/06/2015

Internees with their luggage arriving at internment camp.  (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Protests Force Auction House To Cancel Sale Of Hundreds Of Photos From Japanese WWII Internment Camps

Protests by Japanese-American groups has pushed an East Coast auction house to cancel a planned sale of 450 photos and artifacts from World War II camps.

04/16/2015

Under orders of the US First Army, German civilians prepare to use a stretcher to remove corpses of victims of the Dora-Mittelbau concentration camp, near Nordhausen. Germany, April 13–14, 1945. (Photo Credit: US Holocaust Memorial Museum)

70th Anniversary Of WWII Concentration Camp Liberation; Remembrance Of Bay Area Men’s Fateful Day

KCBS Special Report: ‘The Liberator And The Liberated’ – The story of two Bay Area men from very different places, thrown together by fate as World War II wound down.

04/10/2015

65 years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, retired Lieutenant Commander Joseph Langdell, a USS Arizona survivor, recalls the experience at a memorial in 2006. (Durova/Creative Commons)

Oldest Survivor Of USS Arizona From Pearl Harbor Attack Dies At 100 In Yuba City

The oldest living crew member of the battleship USS Arizona to have survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died in Northern California at the age of 100.

02/10/2015

(Unknown Military Photographer - U.S. War Department)

Congress Honors Elite U.S.-Canadian Unit From WWII Led By ‘Fighting’ General From San Francisco

The Congressional Gold Medal is being awarded Tuesday to 1st Special Service Force— a World War II fighting group made up of 1,800 Americans and Canadian that also known as the “Devils Brigade” and were feared by the Germans. The unit’s commander was San Francisco-born Robert T. Frederick.

02/03/2015

A boy adjusts the flag on a gravestone at the Presidio Cemetery in San Francisco. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

World War II Airman To Be Buried In Oakland After Remains Found 60 Years Later

A World War II airman whose remains were found more than 60 years after he was shot down over Germany is set to buried in Oakland.

10/20/2014

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Chicago

Many know Chicago is known as “the Windy City” and Wrigley Field is one of America’s oldest baseball stadiums, but there are a lot of other things about this great city that are not widely known.

09/17/2014

(Photo by Mike Hettwer/National Geographic
A model of the Cretaceous predator Spinosaurus gets rock star treatment at a photo shoot.

New Bones Discovery Unearths Spinosaurus; Bigger Than T. Rex, Known To Swim

Archaeologists believe some lost dinosaur bones unearthed nearly a century ago of a creature bigger than a T-Rex may have belonged to one of the weirdest creatures to ever roam the Earth.

09/12/2014

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