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Today in History: May 10, transcontinental railroad finished

May. 10, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 10, the 130th day of 2022. There are 235 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 10, 1940, during World War II, German forces began invading the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium and France....

Today in History: May 9, Mandela chosen to lead South Africa

May. 09, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, May 9, the 129th day of 2022. There are 236 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 9, 1994, South Africa’s newly elected parliament chose Nelson Mandela to be the country’s first Black...

Today in History: May 2, Mandela claims victory

May. 02, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, May 2, the 122nd day of 2022. There are 243 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 2, 1994, Nelson Mandela claimed victory in the wake of South Africa’s first democratic elections; President F.W....

Today in History: April 26, Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster

Apr. 26, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 26, the 116th day of 2022. There are 249 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 26, 1986, an explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine caused radioactive...

Mexico's navy will manage tourism in converted island prison

Apr. 09, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A small archipelago off Mexico’s Pacific coast that had been home to an island prison colony is finalizing preparations to receive tourists. Getting to Islas Marias, however, is currently a challenge for even the sturdiest tourist: a 4-hour boat ride in often...

UN: Africa, already suffering from warming, will see worse

Mar. 02, 2022 10:35 AM EST

Although Africa has contributed relatively little to the planet's greenhouse gas emissions, the continent has suffered some of the world's heaviest impacts of climate change, from famine to flooding. Yet from its coral reefs to its highest peaks, the reverberations of human-caused...