Chuck Yeager, 1st to Break Sound Barrier, Dies at 97

Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles “Chuck” Yeager, the World War II fighter pilot ace and quintessential test pilot who showed he had the “right stuff” when in 1947 he became the first person to fly faster than sound, has died. He was 97. Yeager died Mond...
Photo of Mitch McConnell and his parents

For McConnell, Virus Carries Echo of His Boyhood Polio

WASHINGTON — Mitch McConnell’s earliest childhood memory is the day he left the polio treatment center at Warm Springs, Georgia, for the last time. He was just a toddler in 1944, when his father was deployed to World War II, his mother relocated the family ...
Photo of Les Ouchida holding a 1943 photo of himself, front row, center, and his siblings taken at the internment camp his family was moved to

California to Apologize for Internment of Japanese Americans

SACRAMENTO — Les Ouchida was born an American just outside California's capital city, but his citizenship mattered little after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States declared war. Based solely on their Japanese ancestry, the 5-year-old and his family...