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Today in History

Aug. 03, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2021. There are 150 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 3, 1936, Jesse Owens of the United States won the first of his four gold medals at...

Nicaragua party lists presidential candidate despite arrests

Aug. 02, 2021 22:38 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A conservative coalition registered a former leader of the 1980s Contra rebels Monday as a presidential candidate to challenge the re-election bid by President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua's Nov. 7 elections. The Citizens for Liberty coalition...

Woman pleads guilty to terror charge on train tracks

Aug. 02, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Bellingham woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to a terrorist attack and violence against Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in northwestern Washington that investigators have suggested was motivated by opposition to the construction of a natural gas...

Amherst displays Civil War tablets after decades in storage

Aug. 02, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Civil War tablets inscribed with the names of Black soldiers of the famed 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment and 5th Cavalry are on display in Amherst after 30 years in storage. Debora Bridges, the daughter of late World War II veteran Dudley...

UN calls Myanmar military actions moves away from democracy

Aug. 02, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations on Monday called the Myanmar military’s election delay and extension of the state of emergency a move in the wrong direction from international calls for the restoration of democracy. Six months after seizing power from the...

US expands Afghan refugee program as Taliban violence rises

Aug. 02, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday expanded its efforts to assist at-risk Afghan citizens flee Taliban violence as fighting intensifies ahead of the U.S. military pullout at the end of the month. The State Department said it is widening the scope of...

Israeli defense chief: Alleged Iran attack an 'escalation'

Aug. 02, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister said Monday that Iran's alleged attack on a merchant ship in the Arabian Sea last week was "a stepping-up of the escalation” of hostilities by Iran, and called for international action. Benny Gantz addressed Israel's...

Afghan president seeks defense of cities as Taliban advance

Aug. 02, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan president on Monday blamed the American troops' speedy pullout for the worsening violence in his country and said that his administration would now focus on protecting provincial capitals and major urban areas in the face of the rapidly advancing...

New UN envoy to Bosnia faces angry opposition from Serbs

Aug. 02, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A German diplomat on Monday took office as the top international envoy to Bosnia, facing opposition from the country's Serbs, who have rejected both his appointment and a ban on genocide denial brought by his predecessor. Christian...

Israeli court's compromise would avoid Palestinian evictions

Aug. 02, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Monday floated a compromise that would prevent the evictions of dozens of Palestinians in the east Jerusalem of Sheikh Jarrah, where attempts by Jewish settlers to expel them from their homes helped spark an 11-day war between Israel and Gaza...