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May. 13, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2021. There are 232 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 13, 1607, English colonists arrived by ship at the site of what became the Jamestown...

Univ of South Carolina president quits, says 'trust is lost'

May. 12, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The embattled president of the University of South Carolina resigned on Wednesday, days after he delivered a commencement address marred by allegations of plagiarism and a misidentification of the school itself. In a news release, the school...

Board refuses Univ of South Carolina president's resignation

May. 11, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Trustees at the University of South Carolina have refused to accept the resignation of the school's embattled president following a commencement address marred by allegations of plagiarism and misidentification of the school itself. Bob Caslen...

Today in History

May. 07, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 7, the 127th day of 2021. There are 238 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 7, 1945, Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims...

Today in History

May. 06, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 6, the 126th day of 2021. There are 239 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 6, 1954, medical student Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile during a track...

Today in History

May. 05, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 5, the 125th day of 2021. There are 240 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 5, 1925, schoolteacher John T. Scopes was charged in Tennessee with violating a state...

US report: Taliban will likely curtail Afghan women's rights

May. 04, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence agencies are warning that any gains in women's rights in Afghanistan made in the last two decades will be at risk after U.S. troops withdraw later this year. An unclassified report released Tuesday by the Director of National...

Today in History

May. 04, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 4, the 124th day of 2021. There are 241 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 4, 1961, the first group of “Freedom Riders” left Washington, D.C. to challenge...

Today in History

May. 03, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, May 3, the 123rd day of 2021. There are 242 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On May 3, 1948, the Supreme Court, in Shelley v. Kraemer, ruled that covenants prohibiting the...

Today in History

May. 02, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 2, the 122nd day of 2021. There are 243 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 2, 1994, Nelson Mandela claimed victory in the wake of South Africa’s first...