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Today in History

Jun. 11, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 11, the 162nd day of 2019. There are 203 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 11, 2001, Timothy McVeigh, 33, was executed by injection at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people. On this...

Diligent Theresa May failed to solve the UK's Brexit puzzle

Jun. 7, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — If all had gone to plan, Britain would be starting its first summer out of the European Union and Prime Minister Theresa May would be looking forward to a well-earned vacation. Instead, May stepped down Friday as leader of a Conservative Party in turmoil and a country in limbo — half...

May to quit as party leader June 7, opening race for new PM

May. 24, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Theresa May ended her failed three-year quest to lead Britain out of the European Union on Friday, announcing that she will step down as Conservative Party leader June 7 and triggering a contest to choose a new prime minister who will try to complete Brexit. "I have done my best," May said in...

Theresa May: A prime minister defined and defeated by Brexit

May. 24, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Theresa May became prime minister in 2016 with one overriding goal: to lead Britain out of the European Union. Three years on, the U.K. is still in the EU, and May's time in 10 Downing St. is ending. She announced Friday that she will step down as Conservative leader on June 7, remaining as...

The race is on: Contenders vie to become next British PM

May. 24, 2019 7:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement that she will leave 10 Downing Street has set off a fierce competition to succeed her as Conservative Party leader — and as the next prime minister. These are some of the most prominent names on a list of contenders that is expected to grow in...

Theresa May is latest Conservative leader swamped by Europe

May. 24, 2019 7:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Theresa May has joined the ranks of Conservative prime ministers whose time in office has been overwhelmed — and cut short — by the issue of Europe. Ever since Edward Heath took the U.K. into what was then the European Economic Community in 1973, the Conservative Party has been...

A play about Boris Johnson tries to find humor in Brexit

May. 16, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Is Brexit a tragedy, a comedy — or is it too soon to tell? A new play running in London tries to grapple with the unfolding Brexit drama, and wring laughs from it at the same time. "The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson " centers on a key figure in the saga: Britain's rumpled,...

Lithuania's presidential contest heads to runoff vote

May. 12, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A prominent economist and a former finance minister held the top two spots in returns from Lithuania's presidential election Sunday and appeared headed to a runoff ballot later this month to choose a successor to incumbent Dalia Grybauskaite. With 1,631 of the country's 1,972...

The Latest: Lithuania heads to runoff vote to pick president

May. 12, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The latest on the presidential election in Lithuania (all times local): 1:10 a.m. Voting results from Lithuania's presidential election indicate a prominent economist and a former finance minister will advance to a runoff ballot later this month to pick a successor to incumbent...

Voters to pick successor of Lithuania's popular 'Iron Lady'

May. 10, 2019 2:58 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Nine candidates are vying in an election Sunday to become Lithuania's next president, including a well-known economist, a former finance minister and the incumbent prime minister. Term limits require the Baltic country's current head of state, President Dalia Grybauskaite, to step...