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Today in History

Jan. 19, 2022 00:03 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2022. There are 346 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 19, 1981, the United States and Iran signed an accord paving the way for the release of 52 Americans held...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 16-22

Jan. 10, 2022 08:06 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 16-22: Jan. 16: Opera singer Marilyn Horne is 88. Singer Barbara Lynn is 80. Country singer Ronnie Milsap is 79. Singer Katherine Anderson Schaffner of The Marvelettes is 78. Country singer Jim Stafford is 78. Radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger...

From Kenya to Mississippi: Teacher dreams of being engineer

Jan. 02, 2022 00:04 AM EST

BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Cyprian Ng’etich, a Kenya native turned Mississippi middle school teacher, has always had his head in the clouds. With his childhood home near a hospital and airstrip built by foreign missionaries, small planes came and went often. From time to time,...

Parton, Oh, Biles and teachers named 'People of the Year'

Dec. 01, 2021 10:09 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — People magazine has named Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, actor Sandra Oh, country icon Dolly Parton and the nation's teachers as its “2021 People of the Year.” “This year has been a transformative one, pushing us all to create something new and...

Grammy nominees in top categories for 64th annual show

Nov. 23, 2021 13:12 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A list of nominees in the top categories at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, announced Tuesday by The Recording Academy. — Album of the year: “We Are,” Jon Batiste; “Love For Sale,” Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga; “Justice (Triple Chucks...

Dixie State University name change passes Utah Legislature

Nov. 10, 2021 20:09 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Southern Utah’s Dixie State University is poised to change a name often associated with the Deep South and slavery after the Utah Legislature approved a new name Wednesday over local backlash. The Republican-controlled Legislature voted to change...

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to expand in Kentucky

Oct. 27, 2021 04:05 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library book gifting program is expanding throughout Kentucky, the state's Department of Education announced Tuesday. With the goal of inspiring a love of reading, the voluntary program gifts books each month to...