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Today in History: June 20, Victoria takes the throne

Jun. 20, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 20, the 171st day of 2022. There are 194 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 20, 1837, Queen Victoria acceded to the British throne following the death of her uncle, King William IV. ...

Today in History: June 10, Six-Day War ends

Jun. 10, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 10, the 161st day of 2022. There are 204 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 10, 1967, six days of war in the Mideast involving Israel, Syria, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq ended as Israel and...

Louisville leaders to campaign to put Muhammad Ali on stamp

Jun. 06, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Muhammad Ali Center and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer have announced a public awareness campaign for the boxing legend's image to appear on a U.S. Postal Service stamp. According to a news release, the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Monday will vote on a...

Today in History: June 3, Barack Obama claims nomination

Jun. 03, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 3, the 154th day of 2022. There are 211 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 3, 1989, Chinese army troops began their sweep of Beijing to crush student-led pro-democracy demonstrations. ...

Company to Las Vegas chapels: No more Elvis-themed weddings

Jun. 01, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas chapels of love that use Elvis Presley's likeness could find themselves becoming Heartbreak Hotels. The licensing company that controls the name and image of “The King” is ordering Sin City chapel operators to stop using Elvis in themed ceremonies,...

McConnell, Utah leaders honor 'larger than life' Orrin Hatch

May. 06, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell paid tribute to the late Sen. Orrin Hatch on Friday, celebrating the Utah icon as a principled conservative, committed public servant and man of faith. Two weeks after Hatch died at age 88 from complications stemming from...

Photographer Ron Galella, sued by Jackie Onassis, dead at 91

May. 03, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ron Galella, the photographer known for his visceral celebrity shots and his dogged pursuit of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who sued him and won a restraining order, has died at age 91. Galella died Saturday at his home in Montville, N.J., said Geoffrey Croft, a...

Stevenson outpoints Valdez in dominating win, takes WBC belt

May. 01, 2022 02:11 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — WBO champion Shakur Stevenson handed Oscar Valdez the first loss of his career Saturday night in a junior lightweight championship bout. What some thought could be a fight of the year candidate turned into a one-sided boxing clinic. Stevenson (18-0,...

Taylor edges Serrano at MSG, stays women's lightweight champ

May. 01, 2022 01:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Minutes after they traded punches during a slugfest of a final round, Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano embraced each other and the moment. With most of the sold-out crowd that watched the first women’s boxing match to headline at Madison Square Garden still...

Louisville mayor's race plays out amid lingering tensions

Apr. 30, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg had a bounce in his step as he made his way from house to house in search of voters on a cold spring afternoon. But when people recognized him, it wasn't for reasons he’d anticipated when he announced his run last year. ...