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Today in History

Jun. 13, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 13, the 164th day of 2019. There are 201 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 13, 1966, the Supreme Court ruled in Miranda v. Arizona that criminal suspects had to be informed of their constitutional right to consult with an attorney and to remain...

Remembering when Prince wrote that song for you

Jun. 4, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — By the mid-1980s, the Bangles were already a successful band, touring across the world with airplay on college radio, but they hadn't hit the mainstream in a major way. That's when Prince gave them the gift of a lifetime by crafting a perfect piece of pop confection known to the masses as...

Timeline of R. Kelly's life and career

May. 30, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly, long trailed by lurid rumors, has been charged with aggravated sexual abuse involving multiple victims dating back two decades. A timeline of his life and career: — Jan. 8, 1967: Robert Sylvester Kelly is born in Chicago to Joann Kelly, a schoolteacher. R....

Ronnie James Dio to tour in hologram form

May. 30, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Images of explosions, fire and dragons stream across a massive digital screen set behind a band playing the opening chords of Dio's "King of Rock and Roll." The screen switches to an apocalyptic scene of nuclear power plant smokestacks spewing against a molten-colored sky. The center...

Michael Jackson's estate and former manager settle lawsuit

May. 23, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A years-long lawsuit between Michael Jackson's estate and one of the superstar's former managers has been settled, ending one of the final legal fights over the King of Pop's assets. The confidential settlement announced Thursday with Tohme R. Tohme, Jackson's manager in the last year of...

Governor survives nearly fatal blow over blackface scandal

May. 23, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The mystery of whether Gov. Ralph Northam was in the racist yearbook photo that upended Virginia politics may never be solved, but one thing is clear: The governor has survived what many initially thought was a fatal blow and has managed to return to something resembling normal. Since a...

Blackface photo investigation in Virginia hits a dead end

May. 22, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The mystery of whether Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was in the racist yearbook photo that nearly destroyed his career remains unsolved. A monthslong investigation ordered up by Eastern Virginia Medical School failed to determine whether Northam is in the picture published in 1984 of a...

Virginia gov's yearbook: Probe of racist photo completed

May. 21, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A law firm has completed its investigation into how a racist photo appeared on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook page 35 years ago, and is expected to release the results on Wednesday. Eastern Virginia Medical School announced Tuesday that it plans a news conference and will make a...

Michael Jackson's eldest child Prince is a college graduate

May. 11, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's eldest child Prince is a college graduate. Twenty-two-year-old Prince Jackson — whose real name is Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. — went through commencement ceremonies Saturday at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Prince Jackson graduated with a...

The Latest: Orthodox reps not at pope's multi-faith event

May. 6, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Bulgaria (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Pope Francis is presiding over a peace meeting in Bulgaria with members of the Balkan country's different faith communities and a children's choir singing "We Are the World." There were no immediate signs at...