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Second gentleman Emhoff acts as public link to White House

Jan. 15, 2022 08:39 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As America’s first second gentleman, Doug Emhoff has attended a U.S. naturalization ceremony in New York, dished up spaghetti and chocolate milk to kids at a YMCA near New Orleans and reminisced with second graders in Detroit about an early job at McDonald's. ...

Podcast turns spotlight on Lake Peigneur disaster of 1980

Jan. 08, 2022 00:07 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Some stories — even big stories — are sometimes knocked from the front page by even bigger stories. That’s where the podcast “Eclipsed” comes in. When Campside Media created the history podcast, the 1980 Lake Peigneur disaster was...

Civil rights lawyer, professor Lani Guinier dead at 71

Jan. 08, 2022 00:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lani Guinier, a civil rights lawyer and scholar whose nomination by President Bill Clinton to head the Justice Department's civil rights division was pulled after conservatives criticized her views on correcting racial discrimination, has died. She was 71. Guinier...

Today in History

Jan. 03, 2022 00:03 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Jan. 3, the third day of 2022. There are 362 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 3, 1990, ousted Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega surrendered to U.S. forces, 10 days after taking refuge in...

Porter Soul Food thrives on flavors and memories of home

Jan. 02, 2022 09:03 AM EST

BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) — Located in a former Popeye’s set amid a highway strip mall, Porter Soul Food is dishing up Southern classics and beating the odds that come with being a Black-owned restaurant on the Eastern Shore. After opening in January 2020, it had to operate as a...

Yucca Mountain remains in debate over nuclear waste storage

Jan. 01, 2022 13:11 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mounting opposition to proposed nuclear waste storage sites in Texas and New Mexico has kept Yucca Mountain in Nevada in the national debate over what to do with the growing stockpile of radioactive material scattered around the country. The Biden administration is...

Roe lawyer Sarah Weddington helped redefine abortion rights

Dec. 31, 2021 14:10 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sarah Weddington, who as a young lawyer from Texas won the Roe v. Wade case at the U.S. Supreme Court, is being remembered this week as a champion of feminism whose work impacted the nation's politics as views shifted on abortion. She died Sunday at age 76. ...

Sarah Weddington, lawyer who argued Roe v. Wade, dies at 76

Dec. 27, 2021 16:25 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Sarah Weddington, a Texas lawyer who as a 26-year-old successfully argued the landmark abortion rights case Roe v. Wade before the U.S. Supreme Court, died Sunday. She was 76. Susan Hays, Weddington’s former student and colleague, said she died in her sleep early...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 2-8

Dec. 27, 2021 10:02 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 2-8: Jan. 2: TV host Jack Hanna (“Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild”) is 74. Actor Wendy Phillips (“I Am Sam”) is 70. Actor Cynthia Sikes (“St. Elsewhere”) is 68. Actor Gabrielle Carteris (“Beverly Hills, 90210″) is 61. Actor Tia...

UN chief calls Desmond Tutu 'an inspiration to generations'

Dec. 26, 2021 14:32 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Reactions to the death Sunday of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former Archbishop of Cape Town Desmond Tutu: “Archbishop Tutu was a towering global figure for peace and an inspiration to generations across the world. During the darkest days of apartheid, he...