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Today in History

Mar. 23, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2019. There are 283 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 23, 1942, the first Japanese-Americans evacuated by the U.S. Army during World War II arrived at the internment camp in Manzanar, California. On this date: In 1775,...

Jimmy Carter's new milestone: Longest-lived US president

Mar. 22, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Nearly four decades after voters unceremoniously rejected then-President Jimmy Carter's bid for a second term, the 39th president has reached a milestone that electoral math cannot dispute: He is now the longest-living chief executive in American history. Friday is the 172nd day beyond...

Then and now: World transformed over Jimmy Carter's 94 years

Mar. 22, 2019 1:16 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter cemented a new milestone Friday, becoming the longest-lived of the 44 men who have ascended to the American presidency. He surpasses George H.W. Bush, who died Nov. 30, 2018 — 171 days after he reached age 94. Here are some notable markers for Carter, the U.S. and the...

Today in History

Mar. 22, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, March 22, the 81st day of 2019. There are 284 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On March 22, 1765, the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act to raise money from the American colonies, which fiercely resisted the tax. (The Stamp Act was repealed a year...

Federal appeals court OKs tax-free housing for clergy

Mar. 15, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that a law giving clergy tax-free housing allowances is constitutional, overturning a ruling in Wisconsin that said it was an unconstitutional benefit and delivering a huge win to religious leaders who had fought to keep the substantial benefit. The...

O'Rourke returning to Wisconsin for early campaign stops

Mar. 15, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke is returning to Wisconsin this weekend for early campaign stops that speak to the importance of the state in the 2020 presidential race. O'Rourke is slated to appear Sunday at a coffee shop in Madison, the state's liberal capital city, before heading to Milwaukee —...

Trump sharply criticizes British leader's handling of Brexit

Mar. 14, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday sharply criticized Britain's handling of negotiations over leaving the European Union, saying the talks have been bungled and that the debate was dividing the country. "I'm surprised at how badly it's all gone from the standpoint of a negotiation," he...

Sen. Birch Bayh, champion of Title IX federal law, dies

Mar. 14, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Birch Bayh pushed in the U.S. Senate for the landmark 1972 federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and athletics, women received fewer than 10 percent of all medical and law degrees and only one in 27 high school girls played sports. Now, women make...

Sen. Birch Bayh, author of Title IX law, dies at age 91

Mar. 14, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, who championed the Title IX federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, died at his home Thursday at age 91. Bayh was surrounded by family at his home in Easton, Maryland, when he died shortly after midnight from...

New US ambassador warns of China's 'payday loan diplomacy'

Mar. 13, 2019 5:26 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The new U.S. ambassador to Australia said Wednesday that he's concerned about the way China lends money to developing Pacific nations in what he describes as "payday loan diplomacy." Arthur Culvahouse Jr. told reporters in Canberra that it was up to U.S. allies and Western...