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Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 02, 2021 13:59 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary...

UK: BA flight not informed of Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait

Nov. 23, 2021 13:51 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — More than 300 passengers and crew on a British Airways flight could have been spared a months-long hostage ordeal in 1990 in Kuwait if Britain’s Foreign Office had informed the airline that Iraq had commenced its invasion of its oil-rich Persian Gulf neighbor, newly...

Richardson adds to diplomatic wins with journalist's release

Nov. 16, 2021 18:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Richardson's success in helping secure journalist Danny Fenster's release from a Myanmar prison is the latest demonstration of the former New Mexico governor's knack for flying into some of the most closed societies on earth and persuading those in charge to do...

Palestinians say man killed by Israeli fire in West Bank

Nov. 16, 2021 14:08 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian man on Tuesday was shot and killed by Israeli fire in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health officials said. The Palestinian Health Ministry said Saddam Hussein Beni Odeh, 26, was shot by Israeli soldiers at the entrance to Tammun, a...

Kuwaiti emir transfers some duties to crown prince

Nov. 15, 2021 05:58 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait has temporarily handed its crown prince some of the ruling emir's constitutional duties, the royal family's secretariat announced on Monday, without explaining why the transfer was necessary. The brief statement published by the...

Iraqi PM tours Baghdad area days after assassination attempt

Nov. 10, 2021 13:25 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister toured a Baghdad neighborhood on foot Wednesday, three days after he escaped an assassination attempt at his home in the Iraqi capital. In his first public appearance outside his residence since the attack, Prime Minister Mustafa...

Max Cleland dies; senator and veteran lost limbs in Vietnam

Nov. 09, 2021 19:23 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Max Cleland, who lost three limbs to a hand grenade in Vietnam and later became a groundbreaking Veterans Administration chief and U.S. senator from Georgia until an attack ad questioning his patriotism derailed his reelection, died on Tuesday. He was 79. ...

Today in History

Nov. 08, 2021 00:09 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 8, the 312th day of 2021. There are 53 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 8, 2000, a statewide recount began in Florida, which emerged as critical in deciding...

Today in History

Nov. 05, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Nov. 5, the 309th day of 2021. There are 56 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 5, 2017, a gunman armed with an assault rifle opened fire in a small South Texas...

Memorial service in honor of Colin Powell set for Nov. 5

Oct. 21, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A memorial service for Colin L. Powell, the retired Army general and former secretary of state who died on Monday, will be held Nov. 5 at Washington National Cathedral, a spokeswoman said Thursday. “There will be very limited seating and it will be...