November 9, 2015 |
Menswear inspiration, the pull toward all things sporty, and a passion for layering have converged this fall to make one of fashion's most utilitarian pieces cool - again. The trendlet This time around, bomber jackets are sweet popped over cuffed jeans, sweater dresses, and designer jumpsuits. Where's it come from? During World Wars I and II, pilots took to wearing waist-length leather jackets - with fur-trimmed collars - in fighter planes to stay warm in the open cockpits and at high altitudes.
September 30, 2015 |
* FRONTLINE: MY BROTHER'S BOMBER. 10 tonight, Oct. 6 and Oct. 13, WHYY12. KEN DORNSTEIN'S story reads like a feature film. A man who's spent his career behind the scenes of a TV news magazine decides to leave behind his wife and two young children and sneak into Libya, a country in turmoil, in search of the people who might be responsible for the murder of his older brother, and 269 others, in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103. Starting tonight,...
August 11, 2015 |
IT WAS OK to be afraid; it was not OK to panic. Fear was natural for the men who flew the bombers over Germany in World War II. It rode with them in their planes like a living entity. But if you panicked, you couldn't do your job. That was the way Joe Blinebury described what it was like in those B-17 Flying Fortresses that carried the war to the enemy with dangerous daylight bombing. Oddly, Joe, who flew 35 missions over Germany, said he calmed down when he slipped into the ball turret, his position under the belly of the plane.
June 26, 2015 |
BOSTON - Johanna Hantel got up Wednesday morning and went for a half-hour run around Boston Commons. It seemed appropriate. The Malvern woman was in Boston to speak for the runners. Hantel was 10 feet from the first bomb, closer than almost any other runner, when it exploded April 15, 2013, killing three and injuring 254. A police officer later died in a shootout with the bombers. One of the proudest days of Hantel's life was the first time she qualified for Boston. Wednesday was even prouder.
February 14, 2015 |
In a verdict likely to challenge Pennsylvania's law defining a "weapon of mass destruction," a Philadelphia jury Thursday found a Germantown artist guilty of that crime in a May incident in which he blew off most of his right hand with a homemade explosive. The Common Pleas Court jury of 10 women and two men deliberated about 21/2 hours before returning the verdict against Douglas Ferrin, 55. Ferrin, who spent about six months in prison for blowing up the toilet in a Phoenixville bar in 2011, did not appear to react to the verdict.
September 23, 2014 |
Last of two parts (Find the first part here ) The back-to-school party called for costumes, so Trent University students came as ghosts and witches, moving in and out of the redbrick rooming house at 283 W. King St. in Peterborough, Ontario, all night. That complicated the task for Canadian police staking out the place. Two men on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List, suspects from the deadly University of Wisconsin bombing 11 days earlier, had been tracked to the corner house in Peterborough, 65 miles northwest of Toronto.
November 12, 2013 |
The veterans were in their late teens and early 20s when they fought in places that most people now know only from history books: Normandy, the Ardennes, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. But as the nation marks Veterans Day, 70 years later, their memories of World War II remain vivid, as if the physical and mental wounds of their service had been much more recent. Sam Laskin, 93, of Lower Providence Township, clearly recalls piloting a B-24 bomber, dubbed "Mean Kid," over a German target in France in 1944 when flak passed through his plane, seat, and right leg before exiting the fuselage.
July 21, 2013 |
BOSTON - After a week of chaos, the suspect in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings emerged from his hiding spot bloodied and seemingly exhausted - the red dot of a sniper's rifle lighting his forehead. Photos of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by a state police officer give a glimpse into the end of an episode that kept the city and its suburbs on edge. The images, the first of Tsarnaev from that night in April, were released to Boston Magazine on Thursday by a state police photographer angry about a Rolling Stone cover shot of Tsarnaev and hoping to counter what he said was the music magazine's glamorization of the terror suspect.
June 23, 2013 |
BAGHDAD - A suicide bombing inside a Shiite mosque during evening prayers and other attacks north of Baghdad killed 23 people in Iraq on Saturday, as officials announced preliminary results for local elections in two provinces that showed the bloc of the country's speaker of parliament in the lead. The attacks are the latest in a wave of killing that has claimed more than 2,000 lives since the start of April. It is the bloodiest and most sustained spate of violence to hit Iraq since 2008.
June 13, 2013 |
KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed car outside a gate at the Afghan Supreme Court during the afternoon rush hour Tuesday, killing 17 people and wounding 38, all of them civilians, Afghan officials said. It was the second consecutive day that insurgents staged a significant suicide attack in the capital, and it raised again the question of whether the Afghan government can ensure security from Taliban attackers. On Monday, a failed Taliban attack on the military side of the Kabul airport killed seven attackers and did little damage.