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Trump slams congresswomen; crowd roars, 'Send her back!'

Jul. 18, 2019 2:10 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Going after four Democratic congresswomen one by one, a combative President Donald Trump turned his campaign rally Wednesday into an extended dissection of the liberal views of the women of color, deriding them for what he painted as extreme positions and suggesting they just get...

Austin Butler to star as Elvis in Baz Luhrmann-helmed biopic

Jul. 15, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic has found its King. After a competitive casting contest, 27-year-old actor Austin Butler has been cast as Presley. Ansel Elgort, Harry Styles and Miles Teller all reportedly tested for the role ultimately won by Butler, who last year appeared in the...

Correction: Today in History for Sunday, July 7

Jul. 10, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

In a Today in History for Sunday, July 7 that was sent in advance on July 1, The Associated Press erroneously attributed the Thought for Today to Margaret Fuller, American critic and social reformer (1810-1850), rather than to Thomas Fuller, English clergyman, historian and author (1608-1661). A corrected version...

3 vehicles owned by Elvis Presley going up for auction

Jul. 10, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elvis Presley fans can take to the road in his personal stretch limousine, on his last motorcycle or in a pickup truck if they have the money, an auction house announced Wednesday. Kruse GWS Auctions said the items will be part of its Artifacts of Hollywood auction on Aug. 31. Presley...

Today in History

Jul. 7, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 7, the 188th day of 2019. There are 177 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 7, 1981, President Ronald Reagan announced he was nominating Arizona Judge Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. On this date: In...

Today in History

Jul. 5, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 5, the 186th day of 2019. There are 179 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 5, 1954, Elvis Presley's first commercial recording session took place at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee; the song he recorded was "That's All Right." On this date: In...

Memphis council backs part of Graceland expansion plan

Jul. 3, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — City Council members in Memphis, Tennessee, have approved part of a plan for a $75 million expansion project at Elvis Presley's Graceland. Tuesday's vote by council members was related to a plan to provide tax incentives for expansion of the Presley-themed tourist attraction....

Tina Turner, Charlie Musselwhite named to Memphis music hall

Jun. 28, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Tina Turner, bluesman Charlie Musselwhite and guitarist Steve Cropper are headlining this year's class of Memphis Music Hall of Fame inductees. The hall announced a total of eight inductees on Wednesday. Turner, Musselwhite and Cropper were joined by jazz singer Dee Dee...

Today in History

Jun. 26, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 26, the 177th day of 2019. There are 188 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 26, 1963, President John F. Kennedy visited West Berlin, where he delivered his famous speech expressing solidarity with the city's residents, declaring: "Ich bin ein...

Jerry Carrigan, drummer for Elvis, George Jones, dies

Jun. 25, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Alabama-born drummer Jerry Carrigan, who was in the first rhythm section for FAME Studio in Muscle Shoals and later an in-demand session player in Nashville, Tennessee, died at age 75 in Chattanooga. His cousin, Tom Carrigan, said he learned of Carrigan's death last Thursday, but he...