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British Code Breaker Alan Turing's Notebook at Auction

In this March 19, 2015, file photo, a page from the notebook of British mathematician and pioneer in computer science Alan Turing, the World War II code-breaking genius, is displayed in front of his portrait during an auction preview in Hong Kong.

NEW YORK (AP) — A handwritten notebook by British World War II code-breaking genius Alan Turing is expected to bring at least $1 million at auction in New York. The 56-page manuscript was written at the time the mathematician and computer science pioneer was working to break the seemingly unbreakable Enigma codes used by the Germans throughout the war. It contains Turing's complex mathematical and c... more

Vietnam Vet Surprised Over Reason for License-Plate Denial

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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A Vietnam War veteran in Utah says he's surprised over the reason for the denial of his request for a personalized license plate commemorating the year he was wounded and awarded a Purple Heart. Arnold Breitenbach of St. George sought a license plate with the designation CIB-69, representing the Combat Infantryman's Badge he received and the year he was award... more

Mexico Non-Violence Art Features Guns With Knotted Barrels

 knotted gun sculpture painted by Japanese artist and peace activist Yoko Ono is displayed at a park in the city of Monterrey, Mexico, Thursday April 2, 2015. AP Photo/Emilio Vazquez)

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Replicas of a sculpture of a knotted pistol that was designed in honor of the late musician John Lennon are being displayed this month in Monterrey, a northern industrial city that knows about gun violence. The 13 pieces in a variety of colors and designs were made by individuals and organizations. They include a soccer ball motif by the Confederation of North, Central Ame... more

Peyton Manning and Stevie Nicks Honored at USO-Metro Gala

left to right: 2015 USO Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore Gala honorees poet Seema Reza, singer Stevie Nicks, author Sebastian Junger and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (photo by Sarah Blansett for

Football legends, singers, and poets came together Tuesday night to be honored for their work on behalf of military members and to pay tribute to those who serve, including 27 Medal of Honor recipients who attended the event in Washington, DC. Denver broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, musician Stevie Nicks, poet Seema Reza and filmmaker Sebastian Junger were all honored at the USO Metropolitan Washington DC-Baltimore's 33rd Annual Awards Din... more

Heroes at 'Both Ends of the Leash' Honored for Military Service

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Together, U.S. Marine Cpl. Nick Caceres and his wartime comrade -- a black Labrador retriever named Fieldy -- tracked down improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan, saving other members of the military from stumbling upon them. Handler and dog also forged a close bond during their seven months overseas in 2011: One photograph Caceres' wife has shows the two snuggled up in a sleeping bag. But after their serv... more

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