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Arlee graduate student works to preserve Salish language

Oct. 16, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — More than 200 Indigenous languages in the United States have gone extinct in the last 400 years, according to the Language Conservancy. Aspen Decker, a University of Montana graduate student in linguistics from Arlee, wants to ensure the Salish...

Today in History

Oct. 11, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 11, the 284th day of 2021. There are 81 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 11, 1968, Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission, was launched with astronauts...

Banisadr, Iran's first president after 1979 revolution, dies

Oct. 09, 2021 05:40 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Abolhassan Banisadr, Iran's first president after the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution who fled Tehran after being impeached for challenging the growing power of clerics as the nation became a theocracy, died Saturday. He was 88. Among a sea of...

Today in History

Oct. 08, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 8, the 281st day of 2021. There are 84 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 8, 1985, the hijackers of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro (ah-KEE’-leh...

Today in History

Oct. 06, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 6, the 279th day of 2021. There are 86 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 6, 2014, the Supreme Court unexpectedly cleared the way for a dramatic expansion of...

Pat Robertson steps down as host of long-running '700 Club'

Oct. 01, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Pat Robertson, who turned a tiny Virginia television station into a global religious broadcasting network, is stepping down after a half-century running the “700 Club” on daily TV, the Christian Broadcasting Network announced on Friday. ...

Former President Jimmy Carter quietly marks 97th birthday

Oct. 01, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Ex-President Jimmy Carter, the oldest former U.S. chief executive ever, will quietly mark his 97th birthday at home in southwest Georgia on Friday, an aide said. Slowed by age in recent years and keeping a low profile during the coronavirus pandemic,...

Today in History

Oct. 01, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2021. There are 91 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire from a room at the Mandalay Bay casino hotel in Las...

Annette Carter, daughter-in-law of former president, dies

Sep. 29, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Annette Davis Carter, who campaigned for father-in-law Jimmy Carter during his successful bid for the White House in 1976 and spent nearly 50 years in Georgia's Carter clan, has died. She was 68. Carter's son Josh Carter wrote an online obituary for...

Mississippi optometrist offers free infant vision screenings

Sep. 26, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — It was 2003 and former President Jimmy Carter was addressing a national optometry conference in Atlanta. Sitting in the audience that day was Sarah Fratesi, who was just beginning her career as an optometrist at Crigler Family Vision Center in...