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Today in History

Oct. 20, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2018. There are 72 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 20, 1973, in the so-called "Saturday Night Massacre," special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox was dismissed and Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson and Deputy Attorney...

Today in History

Oct. 18, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 18, the 291st day of 2018. There are 74 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 18, 1892, the first long-distance telephone line between New York and Chicago was officially opened (it could only handle one call at a time). On this date: In 1648, Boston...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 14-20

Oct. 15, 2018 12:59 PM EDT

Oct. 21: Actress Joyce Randolph ("The Honeymooners") is 94. Keyboardist Manfred Mann is 78. Guitarist Steve Cropper of Booker T. and the MG's is 77. Singer Elvin Bishop is 76. TV judge Judy Sheindlin ("Judge Judy") is 76. Actor Everett McGill ("Twin Peaks") is 73. Trumpeter Lee Loughnane of Chicago is 72. Actor...

'Catching some hell': Hurricane Michael slams into Florida

Oct. 10, 2018 7:28 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Powerful Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its destructive march inland across the Southeast. It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental...

Anthony looking to make basketball fun again in Houston

Sep. 29, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Through the first week of camp with the Houston Rockets, all indications are that Carmelo Anthony will be OK coming off the bench if that's the role coach Mike D'Antoni gives him. That doesn't mean the 10-time All-Star wants to discuss it. "I don't like talking about it," Anthony...

Dems say extra work coming to foster Native American voting

Sep. 26, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Democrats are targeting American Indian communities in a get-out-the-vote campaign that includes helping tribal members satisfy new proof-of-identity requirements needed to cast a ballot in the state. The effort comes after a setback this week in federal appeals court for...

Rivals for Georgia governor clash on 'religious freedom' law

Sep. 21, 2018 3:49 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The rivals campaigning to become Georgia's next governor clashed Friday over whether the state needs a law offering protection for citizens acting on religious belief — an issue the outgoing Republican governor shot down amid an outcry from business leaders who joined gay rights...

Woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart released from prison

Sep. 19, 2018 10:50 PM EDT

DRAPER, Utah (AP) — A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart and stood by as the Utah girl was sexually assaulted was released from prison Wednesday amid concerns that she remains a threat 15 years after the chilling crime. Wanda Barzee, 72, quietly left the state prison in the Salt Lake City suburb of...

'Up in the air': If displaced by storm, where to call home?

Sep. 19, 2018 8:59 AM EDT

BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. (AP) — As the pounding rains from Hurricane Florence finally ended, Lutrice Garcia left the shelter where she had spent several nights on a cot and tried to head home. But floodwaters from overflowing Crooked Creek covered the road and an emergency responder told her water was seeping...

Newest US citizens have ceremony at historic Fort Clatsop

Sep. 18, 2018 8:11 PM EDT

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — After taking the oath of citizenship at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Lis Campos immediately turned her head right and smiled at her father, Jardiel Campos. The father had already earned his citizenship after fleeing from Cuba in 2000. Now, the daughter was following suit....