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Today in History

Sep. 13, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 13, the 256th day of 2019. There are 109 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 13, 2001, two days after the 9/11 terror attacks, the first few jetliners returned to the nation's skies, but several major airports remained closed and others opened only...

Anti-bullying and rights defenders among Magsaysay awardees

Sep. 9, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Five people were honored Monday as this year's winners of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards, regarded as Asia's version of the Nobel Prize, including a South Korean who helped fight suicide and bullying and a Thai housewife who became a human rights defender after losing her husband to...

Today in History

Sep. 6, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2019. There are 116 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 6, 2006, President George W. Bush acknowledged for the first time that the CIA was running secret prisons overseas and said tough interrogation had forced terrorist leaders...

Today in History

Sep. 5, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2019. There are 117 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 5, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford escaped an attempt on his life by Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a disciple of Charles Manson, in Sacramento, California. On this date: In...

India's 'patriotism pop' songs urge Hindus to claim Kashmir

Aug. 22, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The music videos began appearing on social media within hours of the announcement by India's Hindu nationalist-led government that it was stripping statehood from the disputed region of Kashmir that had been in place for decades. The songs delivered a message to India's 250 million YouTube...

Today in History

Aug. 15, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2019. There are 138 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 15, 1971, President Richard Nixon announced a 90-day freeze on wages, prices and rents. On this date: In 1483, the Sistine Chapel was consecrated by Pope Sixtus IV. In...

India's Gavaskar looks for Caribbean cricket revival

Aug. 4, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) — India cricket great Sunil Gavaskar celebrated his 70th birthday on July 10. In two years he will mark another milestone, the 50th anniversary of his test debut against the West Indies in the Caribbean. In 1971, Gavaskar hit four centuries in four test matches against the Windies,...