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Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2022

Dec. 05, 2022 13:17 PM EST

One would have to go back hundreds of years to find a monarch who reigned longer than Queen Elizabeth II. In her 70 years on the throne, she helped modernize the monarchy across decades of enormous social change, royal marriages and births, and family scandals. For most Britons, she...

Today in History: December 5, Nelson Mandela dies at 95

Dec. 05, 2022 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2022. There are 26 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 5, 2013, Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa’s first Black president, died at...

Iowa caucuses, built on myth, lose place at head of the line

Dec. 03, 2022 08:17 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Hy-Vee Hall ballroom in Des Moines erupted in cheers in 2008 when the youthful Illinois senator hinted at the improbable possibility of the feat ahead: “Our time for change has come!” That Iowa, an overwhelmingly white state, would propel Barack...

Carter Center to monitor midterms in Georgia's Fulton County

Nov. 05, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trainers laid out the do’s and don’ts of being an election monitor on Saturday at the Carter Center in Atlanta: Do watch carefully and note things that are unusual and how poll workers handle them. Don't try to instruct or correct poll workers or otherwise intervene in how...

Iran marks 1979 US Embassy takeover amid nationwide protests

Nov. 04, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Friday marked the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran as its theocracy faces nationwide protests after the September death of a 22-year-old woman who was arrested by the country's morality police. Meanwhile, activists in southeast Iran claimed...

Today in History: November 4, Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated

Nov. 04, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Nov. 4, the 308th day of 2022. There are 57 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 4, 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a right-wing Israeli minutes after attending...

Today in History: November 2, Washington's Farewell Address

Nov. 02, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 2, the 306th day of 2022. There are 59 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 2, 1783, General George Washington issued his Farewell Address to the Army near Princeton, New Jersey. ...

Dodge, deny or fib: Candidates stay vague on 2024 plans

Oct. 25, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — They dodge. They hedge. And, yes, they sometimes even fib — or at least flip-flop. Presidential aspirants dreaming of the White House while running for reelection to congressional or state posts often face an uncomfortable question: Whatever your higher hopes...

Meet Dale Haney, the White House groundskeeper for 50 years

Oct. 24, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents come and go, but one constant through 10 presidencies has been Dale Haney, the chief White House groundskeeper, who as of this month has spent 50 years serving the families — and many of their pets — who have called the mansion home. Haney's chief...

Former US Attorney General Benjamin Civiletti dies at 87

Oct. 17, 2022 20:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General Benjamin R. Civiletti, who investigated President Jimmy Carter’s brother while in the administration and who later became one of the nation’s most expensive private attorneys, has died. He was 87. The Baltimore Sun reported that...