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Today in History

Jan. 20, 2022 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2022. There are 345 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 20, 1942, Nazi officials held the notorious Wannsee conference, during which they arrived at their “final...

New this week: Mellencamp, Hilary Duff and 'Fraggle Rock'

Jan. 18, 2022 08:24 AM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi latest masterpiece, “A Hero,” comes to Amazon Prime Video on...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 31, 2021 15:09 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 Donald Rumsfeld...

Today in History

Dec. 14, 2021 00:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2021. There are 17 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 14, 2020, the Electoral College decisively confirmed Joe Biden as the nation’s next president, ratifying...

Today in History

Dec. 12, 2021 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2021. There are 19 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 12, 2015, nearly 200 nations meeting in Paris adopted the first global pact to fight climate change, calling...

'Annoyed': Austria's national lockdown dampens holiday mood

Nov. 22, 2021 12:41 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — After indulging in one last night out, Austrians awoke groggily Monday to their fourth national lockdown of this pandemic, cutting short a Christmas season of shared merriment to fight rising coronavirus infections. In the capital, Vienna, people headed to...

Today in History

Nov. 17, 2021 00:07 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2021. There are 44 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 17, 1997, 62 people, most of them foreign tourists, were killed when militants...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 14-20

Nov. 08, 2021 09:22 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 14-20: Nov. 14: Actor Kathleen Hughes (“Babe”) is 93. Writer P.J. O’Rourke is 74. Guitarist James Young of Styx is 72. Musician Stephen Bishop is 70. Pianist Yanni is 67. Actor D.B. Sweeney is 60. Actor Laura San Giacomo...

Today in History

Nov. 01, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 1, the 305th day of 2021. There are 60 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 1, 1765, the Stamp Act, passed by the British Parliament, went into effect, prompting...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6

Oct. 25, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6: Oct. 31: Actor Lee Grant is 96. Anchorman Dan Rather is 90. Folk singer Tom Paxton is 84. Actor Ron Rifkin (“Alias”) is 83. Actor Sally Kirkland is 80. Actor Stephen Rea (“The Crying Game,” ″V For Vendetta”)...