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Today in History

Aug. 15, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2018. There are 138 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 15, 1945, in a pre-recorded radio address, Japan's Emperor Hirohito announced that his country had accepted terms of surrender for ending World War II. On this date: In...

AP Exclusive: Billionaires fuel US charter schools movement

Jul. 16, 2018 3:05 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion than billionaire Bill Gates. The Microsoft co-founder gave millions of dollars to see a charter school law approved despite multiple failed ballot referendums. And his private...

New UN panel to make proposals to ensure safe digital future

Jul. 12, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is establishing a high-level panel co-chaired by Chinese e-commerce billionaire Jack Ma and the wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates to make recommendations on ensuring "a safe and inclusive digital future." Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at a news...

Barbs for Bezos but Bill Gates largely admired in Seattle

Jun. 30, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle region is home to America's two richest men, but their local legacies to date represent two very different eras for the city. While Amazon's Jeff Bezos is blamed by some for rising rents and clogged city streets, Bill Gates is largely admired for helping lead the computing...