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Today in History: August 9, atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki

Aug. 09, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 9, the 221st day of 2022. There are 144 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 9, 1974, Vice President Gerald R. Ford became the nation’s 38th chief executive as President Richard...

Blinken: China military drills are 'significant escalation'

Aug. 05, 2022 05:36 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that China's military exercises aimed at Taiwan, including missiles fired into Japan's exclusive economic zone, represent a “significant escalation” and that he has urged Beijing to back down. China...

China conducts 'precision missile strikes' in Taiwan Strait

Aug. 04, 2022 22:46 PM EDT

KEELUNG, Taiwan (AP) — China conducted “precision missile strikes” Thursday in waters off Taiwan's coasts as part of military exercises that have raised tensions in the region to their highest level in decades following a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. China earlier...

EXPLAINER: Why is China staging drills around Taiwan?

Aug. 04, 2022 04:09 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China is staging live-fire military drills in six self-declared zones surrounding Taiwan in response to a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the island Beijing claims as its own territory. China has warned aircraft and ships to avoid the areas during the...

Jill Biden carries out new mission in 2nd year as first lady

Aug. 04, 2022 01:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden barnstormed the country during her debut year as first lady as if on a one-woman mission to help her husband's administration tackle the problem of the moment: getting people vaccinated and boosted against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. New headwinds...

US-China ties on a precipice after Pelosi visit to Taiwan

Aug. 03, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S.-China relations are teetering on a precipice after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. Pelosi received a rapturous welcome in Taipei and was applauded with strong bipartisan support in Washington, despite the Biden administration’s misgivings....

Protesters stop construction at Berkeley's People's Park

Aug. 03, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A group of protesters broke through an 8-foot (2-meter) chain fence erected Wednesday around Berkeley’s historic People’s Park and faced off with police officers standing guard as a construction crew began work on a controversial student housing project. The work was...

EXPLAINER: Why Pelosi went to Taiwan, and why China's angry

Aug. 03, 2022 06:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi flew into Taiwan on an Air Force passenger jet, she became the highest-ranking American official in 25 years to visit the self-ruled island. China announced military maneuvers in retaliation, even as Taiwanese officials welcomed her and she headed...

Today in History: Aug. 3, deadly Walmart shooting in Texas

Aug. 03, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2022. There are 150 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 3, 2019, a gunman opened fire at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, leaving 22 people dead; prosecutors...

US House Speaker Pelosi arrives in Taiwan, defying Beijing

Aug. 02, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan late Tuesday, becoming the highest-ranking American official in 25 years to visit the self-ruled island claimed by China, which quickly announced that it would conduct military maneuvers in retaliation for her presence. ...