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Remains of Airman Shot Down Over Germany in 1944 Identified

Staff Sgt. Edgar L. Mills will be buried at Arlington

(Newser) - The remains of a US airman whose plane was shot down over Germany during World War II have been accounted for, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Monday. US Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Edgar L. Mills, 25, of Tampa, Florida, was shot down July 18, 1944, during a bombing...

Undersea Drones Find Remains of Airman Missing Since 1967

Robots have joined search for Vietnam MIAs

(Newser) - More than a quarter of the 1,584 Americans still listed as missing in the Vietnam War disappeared over or near the country's territorial waters, and advances in technology may help bring closure to more families. Underwater drones have been used to locate the wreckage of one of two...

MIA Said She'd 'Choose Death' Over Vaccine. Now, a New Tiff

Rapper claims 'British Vogue' pulled feature on her over controversial vaccination remark

(Newser) - Last month, rapper MIA started a bit of a hubbub regarding vaccines in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, and she now says her remarks cost her a high-profile magazine feature. At the end of March, the musician also known as Maya Arulpragasam tweeted , "If I have to choose...

Bodies of 30 US Troops Found on Pacific Atoll

They died during bloody Battle of Tarawa

(Newser) - In three days of bitter fighting on the Pacific atoll of Tarawa in November 1943, as many Americans died as were killed in the first 10 years of the war in Afghanistan. Now, more than 75 years later, some of those men are finally coming home. The BBC reports that...

A New Sign of Troubled Relations With North Korea

Pentagon suspends its war remains effort

(Newser) - In a new sign of troubled relations with North Korea, the Pentagon said Wednesday it has suspended its efforts to arrange negotiations on recovering additional remains of US service members killed in the North during the Korean War. In a statement Wednesday, the Pentagon's Defense POW-MIA Accounting Agency said...

He Was Deemed 'Nonrecoverable,' but His Remains Have Been Found

Capt. Lawrence E. Dickson was a Tuskegee airman lost during WWII

(Newser) - At 76, Marla Lawrence Dickson Andrews had long given up hope of ever finding her father, who died during World War II when she was just two and whose remains were deemed "nonrecoverable" in 1949. On Friday, what she had given up on came to be: The remains of...

North Korea Gave the US a Single Military Dog Tag

And no other information that could help US forensics experts ID the remains

(Newser) - When North Korea handed over 55 boxes of bones that it said are remains of American war dead, it provided a single military dog tag but no other information that could help US forensics experts determine their individual identities, a US defense official said Tuesday. The official, who discussed previously...

MIA Vietnam Soldier Turns Up 40 Years Later—Sort Of

MIA Vietnam Soldier
Turns Up 40 Years
Later—Sort Of
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MIA Vietnam Soldier Turns Up 40 Years Later—Sort Of

People really wanted to believe Dang Tan Ngoc was John Robertson, and so they did

(Newser) - The year was 1968, and John Hartley Robertson, a 36-year-old US Green Beret who worked in a top-secret unit, was in a chopper over the jungles of Laos when a Vietcong rocket shot into the sky and straight into the helicopter, which plummeted and exploded in a valley. Robertson's...

MIA Calls Out Beyoncé, Black Lives Matter

'Michelle Obama is not going to hump you back'

(Newser) - Pop star MIA called out Beyoncé and the Black Lives Matter movement while criticizing the American media during an interview with the Evening Standard this week. Specifically, she wondered why Black Lives Matter is the only "problem you're allowed to talk about." “Is Beyoncé or Kendrick...

WWII Vet 'Buried at Sea' Finally Coming Home

Remains of Tennessee Medal of Honor recipient are found on Pacific Island

(Newser) - The remains of a World War II Marine will finally be laid to rest after a 70-year search for his body. First Lt. Alexander "Sandy" Bonnyman Jr. was killed on Nov. 22, 1943, in the Battle of Tarawa, according to the Boulder Daily Camera . The Medal of Honor recipient...

Meet the Guy Whose Face Is on the POW Flag

Jeffrey Heisley wasn't actually a prisoner of war

(Newser) - Jeffrey Heisley was never a prisoner of war—but his silhouette has represented POWs for decades. Suffering from hepatitis, Heisley had to leave the Marine Corps' officer candidate program as a young man. In the course of the illness, he tells Fox News , "I had all my hair cut...

How One Man Leads Hunt for Lost WWII Marines

In Tawara, amateur historian Mark Noah digs up lost servicemen

(Newser) - Heard of the WWII battle of Tarawa? It isn't world-famous, but more than 1,100 Marines died at the Pacific atoll when their boats got stuck in low tide and the Japanese mowed them down. The US won in the end, but up to 520 Marines, later buried in...

MIA's Opener: Julian Assange
 MIA's Opener: Julian Assange 

MIA's Opener: Julian Assange

He video chats with NYC audience

(Newser) - MIA's Matangi tour launched Friday night in New York City, and there was an unexpected opening act: Julian Assange. The WikiLeaks founder Skyped in from the Ecuadorian embassy in London so he could address the audience via video, Rolling Stone reports. "I have become a fan of MIA...

Singer MIA to NFL: I'm the One Who's Unwholesome?

She flipped the middle finger in 2012, and league wants $1.5M: Hollywood Reporter

(Newser) - Remember when M.I.A. flipped the middle finger at the end of her 2012 Super Bowl halftime performance? Yeah, lots of people don't remember, or at least don't care anymore, including the FCC and NBC. But that's decidedly not the case with the NFL. The Hollywood...

Secret Report Slams Inept MIA Recovery Effort

Suppressed Pentagon report says effort is approaching 'total failure'

(Newser) - An internal report that military leaders tried to bury is revealing serious concerns from within about the effort to account for those American troops still listed as missing in action. "The descent from dysfunction to total failure ... is inevitable" if action isn't taken to fix the program, says...

MIA Hit By Restraining Order After Twitter Meltdown
MIA Hit By Restraining Order After Twitter Meltdown
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MIA Hit By Restraining Order After Twitter Meltdown

Benjamin Bronfman doesn't want her taking son to London

(Newser) - Things have gotten pretty ugly between rapper MIA and her babydaddy and ex-fiance Benjamin Bronfman: After MIA allegedly threatened to take son Ikhyd to London, Bronfman got a temporary restraining order to make sure she can't, sources tell the New York Post . All three are currently living in Brooklyn,...

New Hope for MIA Search in Vietnam

Country opens 3 previously restricted sites to US to excavate

(Newser) - Fresh hope for the families of four troops missing in action in Vietnam. The country today announced that it will allow the US to search three restricted areas for the men's remains. The previously restricted areas include two likely plane crash locations and the site of a firefight in...

Search to Resume for MIAs in N. Korea

60 years after conflict, US hunts remains of 5,300 troops

(Newser) - For the first time in seven years, searchers will enter North Korea to track down the remains of thousands of troops who went missing in the Korean War 60 years ago. The US had previously shut down a decade-long operation, fearing for the safety of its officials in the country;...

MIA's Rider Demands 3 Burka-Clad Women

Oh, and she needs some vodka too, of course

(Newser) - MIA has become quite a hot topic since she flipped the bird at the Super Bowl and the subsequent revelation that her relationship with fiancé and babydaddy Benjamin Bronfman is on the skids. So is it any surprise that the Smoking Gun , which loves to air stars' diva demands, got...

Enough With the Outrage Over MIA's Middle Finger

It was hardly the most offensive thing about the Super Bowl: Sasha Frere-Jones

(Newser) - NBC, the NFL, and MIA herself have now all apologized for the singer's middle finger incident at the Super Bowl—but why? "Unless somebody was handing out Xanax with the foam fingers, Lucas Oil Stadium was ringing with the music of profanities" during the game, writes Sasha Frere-Jones...

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