• In this photo take on Sunday Sept. 27, 2015, a Syrian refugee thanks god as he arrives with others from Turkey on the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos, aboard a fishing boat. NATO's European commander on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, ordered three warships to move immediately to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of migrants between Turkey and Greece. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)

    NATO orders warships into Aegean to help ease migrant crisis

    BRUSSELS (AP) — In a dramatic response to Europe’s gravest refugee crisis since World War II, NATO ordered three warships to sail immediately Thursday to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of asylum-seekers across the waters from Turkey to Greece.

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  • In this  Nov. 6, 2015 file photo, Norwood Thomas, holds up a photo of with Joyce Morris at his home in Virginia Beach, Va. Thomas  is embarking on a 10,500-mile journey to Australia to visit Morris.  She was the 93-year-old World War II veteran's wartime girlfriend.   (Bill Tiernan/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)  MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

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    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 93-year-old World War II veteran is embarking on a 10,500-mile journey to Australia to visit his wartime girlfriend after more than 70 years apart.

  • Return of Purple Heart from WWII turns up missing family

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Purple Heart awarded to a soldier from New Hampshire killed in World War II’s Battle of the Bulge that turned up recently after a woman’s death has brought together two branches of a family that never knew of the other’s existence.