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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...

Today in History

Nov. 22, 2021 00:07 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2021. There are 39 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was shot to death...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Nov. 15, 2021 13:21 PM EST

Kansas City Star. November 10, 2021. Editorial: Questioning Josh Hawley’s sexuality is not OK, even if it is Josh Hawley Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley, as we’ve maybe said a time or two, is an elitist who never stops complaining about the elites and...

Today in History

Oct. 12, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 12, the 285th day of 2021. There are 80 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 12, 2000, 17 sailors were killed in a suicide bomb attack on the destroyer USS Cole...

Boris Johnson brushes off UK woes, vows to transform economy

Oct. 06, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson shrugged off Britain's problems of empty gas pumps, worker shortages and gaps on store shelves as he told fellow Conservatives on Wednesday that the U.K. would emerge from Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic as a more productive and...

Polish court orders damages for toppling priest statue

Sep. 28, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A court in Poland on Tuesday ordered three men to pay the equivalent of 1,700 euros ($1,990) in damages for toppling a statue of the late Solidarity-era priest Henryk Jankowski over allegations that he sexually abused minors. The court in Gdansk,...

2 women, political opposites, vying in race for Japan PM

Sep. 26, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The inclusion of two women among the four candidates vying to become the next prime minister seems like a big step forward for Japan's notoriously sexist politics. But their fate is in the hands of a conservative, mostly male governing party — and the leading female candidate...

Emmys: ‘Crown,’ ‘Lasso,’ ‘Queen’s Gambit,' streaming triumph

Sep. 20, 2021 02:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix’s “The Crown” and “The Queen’s Gambit” combined with Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso” to sweep top series honors at the Sunday’s Emmy Awards, a first for streaming services that cemented their rise to prominence in the television industry. ...

Emmys Latest: Sudeikis celebrates "big team win" for "Lasso"

Sep. 20, 2021 01:54 AM EDT

The Latest on The Emmy Awards in Los Angeles (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Jason Sudeikis took home best actor in a comedy series for his leading role in “Ted Lasso,” but the actor seemed more enthused to share the show’s victory with his...

British computing inventor Clive Sinclair dies at 81

Sep. 17, 2021 05:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Clive Sinclair, the British inventor and entrepreneur who arguably did more than anyone else to inspire a whole generation of children into a life-long passion for computers and gaming, has died. He was 81. Sinclair, who rose to prominence in the early...