CNN's Carl Azuz explains how Decoration Day became the holiday we celebrate this weekend.
It took less than 10 seconds to bring a steel, 345-ton relic of the Cold War era crashing to the ground in the Nevada desert Wednesday. The 1,527-foot-tall BREN tower was the tallest free-standing structure west of the Mississippi River. It was also the tallest structure of its kind ever demolished, according to the National Nuclear Safety Administration.
The United Nations' cultural organization recognized mariachi music Sunday in a move that Mexican authorities hope will help preserve the well-known tradition.
The Oka boys are a true band of brothers. All seven served in the military, yet they fought on opposing sides.
Don Oka recalls the service of his Japanese-American brothers, some who fought for the Japanese, some for the U.S.
HLN's Joy Behar talks to "Rescue Me" actor Denis Leary about his 9/11 show and about the 9/11 memorial.
In the days after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, you heard the comment constantly: "It was like a movie."
Embassies from more than two dozen countries have either closed down or moved operations to cities south of Tokyo since the March 11 earthquake and the resulting nuclear crisis in northern Japan, the country's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
Japan's alarm over radiation found in spinach and milk has also raised questions, given that little is known about its effect on the human body.
The cities flattened by last week's earthquake look eerily similar to the decimated buildings Shigeko Sasamori saw after an atomic bomb was dropped on her hometown in 1945.
Japan's WWII nuclear bombing survivors reflect on the current nuclear crisis. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
As I sat in my sister's house in Nagoya, Japan, last Saturday, I was flooded with déjà vu.
In Hiroshima, recent images of razed villages and burning shells of buildings in Japan's quake-damaged northeast are recalling painful memories of a time sixty-five years ago when an atomic bomb created similar effects in their town.
Japanese Cabinet secretary says radiation is at a level that "can impact human health" at a nuclear power plant.
With its sprawling, sometimes tangled array of parts suppliers, assembly plants, logistics networks, and dealers, the auto industry is perhaps uniquely vulnerable to disasters, natural and otherwise.
Most Japanese automakers suffered little damage from Friday's massive earthquake and say they are recovering quickly, but there were some injuries and one death in the nation's powerful car industry.
British television presenter and actor Stephen Fry has cancelled a trip to Japan after offending Japanese viewers with comments about a man who survived two atom bombings.
Patti Smith won the 2010 National Book Award in the nonfiction category for her memoir "Just Kids."
Freed democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi told her supporters Sunday that she needs their help in her efforts to bring change to Myanmar.
WWII Veteran Chris Maurer sees the WWII memorial in Washington for the first time thanks to Honor Flight.
Meet the "greatest generation" -- the 16 million servicemen and women who served in World War II.
The Dalai Lama and other Nobel laureates on Friday met in the Japanese city of Hiroshima to call for an end to nuclear weapons.
As Japan marks the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, one survivor recounts the fateful day.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon used an appearance at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial ceremony in Japan to advocate for his five-point plan for worldwide nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation.
U.S. Ambassador John Roos will make a historic appearance Friday at Japan's Peace Memorial Ceremony in Hiroshima.
Some people collect stamps or build miniature boats, while others obsess over their tricked-out cars -- but what if your hobby was building a nuclear fusion reactor? For Mark Suppes, it is.
The energy generated by the January 13 earthquake in Haiti was larger than that of the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
The only man recognized as a survivor of both atom bombs dropped in Japan at the end of World War II has died.
When Sadako Sasaki lay in her hospital bed sick with leukemia, she showed her father origami cranes from local school girls. "When you fold 1,000 paper cranes, you will get well," her dad responded.
The woman's Halloween costume featured a Third Reich motif.
1) For the 19th year in a row, the United Nations General Assembly voted this week almost unanimously to express its opposition to what?
President Obama woke up today with the once-in-a-lifetime news that he won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. The joy and pride of this early morning news must have matched, if not surpassed, that other piece of news he received the evening of November 4, 2008, when he won the presidency of the United States.
The U.S. intelligence community believes that North Korea tested a nuclear device last month with an explosive yield of several kilotons, considerably more powerful than its first test nearly three years ago.
Five Guantanamo prisoners accused in the September 11, 2001, terror attacks on the U.S. staunchly defended their actions, calling the operation "blessed" and "great" and the accusations against them "badges of honor."
A state-run Chinese newspaper expressed relief Monday that senior Japanese officials had dismissed the country's air force chief after he denied Japan's aggression before and during World War II.
The U.N. Security Council unanimously passed a resolution Saturday reaffirming three previous rounds of sanctions on Iran for refusing to halt its uranium enrichment program.
Daniel Libeskind is one of the greatest architects of the modern era. Prior to his involvement in the design of New York's Freedom Tower, he was best known for designing the Jewish Museum in Berlin.
The renowned architect tells CNN about the importance of creating intelligent buildings that are both environmentally and socially sustainable.
It produced a blast hundreds of times stronger than the Hiroshima bomb, was seen hundreds of miles away and narrowly missed obliterating an entire city -- but 100 years to the week after the mysterious explosion in Siberia, no one is any closer to understanding what caused it.
Exclusive: 'Terrorists' penetrated one of America's main nuclear-weapons labs in a recent simulation, sources tell TIME
Authorities have arrested a U.S. sailor on suspicion of robbery and murder in the death of a Japanese taxi driver.
They're calling it the pastor disaster. Once again this week, drama inside the Democratic party dominated the attention of US voters. (You'd almost forget there's a Republican candidate named John McCain, who's campaigning and doing quite well).
Vietnamese villagers mark the 40th anniversary of the My Lai massacre.
The U.S. military plans to court-martial four Marines accused of raping a 19-year-old Japanese woman in Hiroshima last year, a military spokesman said on Thursday.
On a blustery January day, a few tourists gather at the spot where the World Trade Center once stood in New York City. In pictures, words and a roll call of the dead, an area of kiosks and signs near the eastern edge of the site recounts the events of September 11, 2001.
Surviving an atomic bomb
Architectural firm Nadel Architects hires a new president and wins some high-profile contracts.
What should we do if an asteroid is on a collision course with Earth? This question is being taken increasingly seriously by scientists as more is learnt about the impact a near earth object (NEO) would have on the future of civilization.
There aren't many examples of war films made from the vantage point of "the enemy," but perhaps there should be more.
Former Nigeria international Jay-Jay Okocha has signed a one-year contract with Qatari first division team Sports Club.
Consider these facts: Americans in combat, in a far-away country, fighting against an enemy that may lurk behind every wall, in every home.
French side St Etienne have signed Czech coach Ivan Hasek to replace the departed Toulouse-bound Elie Baup.
John Kenneth Galbraith died in April at the age of 97. Always the enemy of inequality, he left a lasting legacy of economic thought and social commentary.
"Eternal light" sounds serenely stable, doesn't it? And in the liturgy of the traditional Requiem, or Mass for the dead, it's usually just that.
The U.N. nuclear watchdog and its head, Mohamed ElBaradei, won the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their efforts to limit the spread of atomic weapons.
Hundreds of doves were released in Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima Saturday as tens of thousands of people gathered 60 years after the world's first atomic bomb was dropped on the city, killing nearly half of its residents.
On August 6, 1945, the U.S. B-29 bomber Enola Gay released its payload -- an atomic bomb named "Little Boy" over the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
Hiroko Yamashita remembers August 6, 1945.
The atomic bombing of Hiroshima -- an act that ushered in the nuclear age but also helped end World War II -- still stokes controversy 60 years on.
It was a difficult task fraught with danger and uncertainty, but it had to be done and the assignment went to CNN's China correspondent Stan Grant, who had arrived in Colombo in the early morning hours of 29 December.
If you've ever wrestled a grizzly bear while running naked to the South Pole, then you are probably hallucinating, quite possibly under the influence of dimethyl tryptamine, a mind-bending substance from the Brazilian Amazon.
At least 10 people were killed and 100 others injured when a leaking underground natural gas pipeline exploded in southern Belgium, officials said.
It began as one of the greatest secrets in history. But by the end of June 6, 1944, the world knew the Normandy invasion was under way, turning the tide in World War II.
Some pictures only a few people have seen. Others are so famous they're emblematic of the great conflict known as World War II.
Takayuki Morimoto became the youngest player to score in the J-League when the 15-year-old snatched an 87th-minute winner to give Tokyo Verdy a 2-1 win over JEF United.
Want Your Business to Stand Out? Move away from the crowd. That's what Andrew Roth and Glenn Horowitz did when they opened their gallery on Manhattan's Upper East Side, a part of town known for its...
Stodgy, prosperous Toyota has never had anybody in charge like Hiroshi Okuda, its new president. Okuda, 63, holds a black belt in judo and is something of an iconoclast. Interviewed in New York Cit...
DOES THE WORLD need another major Japanese carmaker? With Chrysler's troubles mounting and Japan's share of the U.S. market creeping toward 35%, most Americans would say no. But Mazda hopes anyway ...
THREE-FOURTHS of all American high school seniors are qualified, at least theoretically, to go on to college. Yet a study by the National Assessment of Educational Progress found that only 51% of 1...
''Media Bias Is in Eye of the Beholder'' was the instantly off-putting headline over Albert R. Hunt's op-ed meditations in the Wall Street Journal the other day, which went on for many a pica befor...
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