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Key moments in the 1979 Iran hostage crisis at US Embassy

Nov. 4, 2019 1:31 AM EST

Here are key moments in the 1979 Iranian takeover and subsequent 444-day hostage crisis at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Day 1, Nov. 4, 1979 - Iranian protesters seize the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and take 98 people hostage. They demand the United States return the deposed Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who is in a New...

Cummings remembered as 'fierce champion' at funeral

Oct. 25, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rep. Elijah Cummings was eulogized as a leader with the fiery moral conviction of an Old Testament prophet Friday at a funeral that brought former presidents and ordinary people alike to the Baltimore church where the congressman worshipped for four decades. "Our Elijah was a fierce...

The Latest: Trump offers condolences to Cummings' family

Oct. 25, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the Baltimore funeral services for congressman and civil rights leader Elijah Cummings (all times local): 3:20 p.m. President Donald Trump has offered his "warmest condolences" to the family of Rep. Elijah Cummings from afar as the Maryland congressman's funeral took place in...

The Latest: Cummings' casket leaves US Capitol after service

Oct. 24, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on services for the late Rep. Elijah Cummings (all times local): 8:35 p.m. A motorcade carrying the body of Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings has departed the U.S. Capitol after a memorial service. Cummings' widow greeted everyone in the public line through the last visitor...

Congress bids farewell to Cummings, a 'master of the House'

Oct. 24, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress bid a tearful farewell Thursday to Rep. Elijah Cummings , hailing the son of sharecroppers as a "master of the House" as the Maryland Democrat became the first African American lawmaker to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol. Lawmakers eulogized Cummings as a mentor and...

What's new: GOP storms closed-door deposition, causing delay

Oct. 24, 2019 2:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine if President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking a foreign country to investigate a political opponent. A quick...

Mourners, constituents pay tribute to US Rep. Cummings

Oct. 23, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The final farewells to the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings began Wednesday in Baltimore, where constituents, family members, elected officials and others remembered the Maryland congressman for working tirelessly and fearlessly for social justice from childhood until his death. Hundreds of...

The Latest: Long line of speakers praise US Rep. Cummings

Oct. 23, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on services to honor the life of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Multiple speakers are honoring the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings in a tribute ceremony at a university in Baltimore. U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland told the hundreds of people gathered at...

Body of US Rep. Cummings will lie in state at Capitol

Oct. 19, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The body of the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings will lie in state in the National Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol next week. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office said in a news release that a formal ceremony open to members of Congress, the Cummings family and invited guests will be held...

Czech pop singer Karel Gott dies at 80

Oct. 2, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech pop singer Karel Gott, who became a star behind the Iron Curtain, has died. He was 80. Gott died late Tuesday at his home in Prague after battling a long illness, his wife Ivana said in a statement. Gott recently announced he had acute leukemia. Gott released some 300 albums starting in...