Seven World War II era U.S. Army Air Forces personnel shot down and captured while fighting Hitler’s Nazi regime will finally receive long overdue Prisoner of War medals during a ceremony Wednesday at the Pentagon. For decades, the airmen were denied POW status after they were shot down over Germany, only to be later interned in a prison camp in Wauwilermoos, Switzerland.
Lawmakers today moved to tighten congressional control over U.S. Special Operations Command’s new “Iron Man” battle suit, expressing concerns that program officials are already mishandling the complex effort.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Wednesday after his state was hit with more than 20 inches of rain in the past 24 hours, killing at least one and leaving others stranded in their houses and cars in the state's Panhandle.