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Today in History

Aug. 14, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 14, the 226th day of 2019. There are 139 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 14, 1945, President Harry S. Truman announced that Imperial Japan had surrendered unconditionally, ending World War II. On this date: In 1900, international forces,...

Island or European nation? Rival views of UK shape Brexit

Aug. 11, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British history has become a Brexit battleground. British voters' decision three years ago to split from the European Union was fueled by a sense that the U.K. is fundamentally separate from its continental neighbors — a sceptered isle, rather than a European power. Brexit-backing...

Showdown looms as new British PM wants to redo Brexit deal

Jul. 25, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — On his first full day in office, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the European Union on Thursday to rethink its refusal to renegotiate the Brexit deal, setting himself on a twin-track collision course — with the bloc and his own lawmakers — over his vow to leave the EU...

Now British PM, brash Boris Johnson faces Brexit conundrum

Jul. 24, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson took over as Britain's prime minister Wednesday, vowing to break the impasse that defeated his predecessor by leading the country out of the European Union and silencing "the doubters, the doomsters, the gloomsters" who believe it can't be done. But the brash Brexit champion...

Boris Johnson's chaotic path to power finally pays off

Jul. 23, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson aspires to be a modern-day Winston Churchill. Critics fear he's a British Donald Trump. Johnson won the contest to lead the governing Conservative Party on Tuesday, and is set to become Britain's prime minister on Wednesday. Like revered World War II leader Churchill, Johnson...

In NYC beset by crime, Morgenthau was made-for-TV prosecutor

Jul. 22, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He seemed almost out of central casting — tall and patrician, with a cultivated above-the-fray presence. And in fact, former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau inspired some television casting of his own, as the model for the avuncular character of prosecutor Adam...

Morgenthau, iconic ex-Manhattan district attorney, has died

Jul. 22, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, who spent more than three decades jailing criminals from mob kingpins and drug-dealing killers to a tax-dodging Harvard dean, died Sunday. He was 99, just 10 days short of his 100th birthday. His successor and current District...

UK ambassador resignation rare souring of relations with US

Jul. 10, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It all so seemed so rosy in the stately Anglo-U.S. garden, however forced, just a few weeks ago. President Donald Trump was being feted by British royalty and like-minded politicians, though the protesters decrying the American leader's visit were loud and in great numbers in London's...

Ye Olde Slugfest: Yanks top Red Sox 17-13 in MLB Euro debut

Jun. 29, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Rest assured, British fans: Most baseball games are not like this, not even the crazy ones between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. Major League Baseball arrived in Europe on Saturday night with Ye Olde Slugfest. Each team scored six runs in a first inning that lasted nearly an hour,...

The Latest: K-pop band greets Trump during Seoul visit

Jun. 29, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Asia. (all times local): 8:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is being welcomed to South Korea by its president — and one of its biggest K-pop boy bands. Trump's met with President Moon Jae-in (jah-YIHN') at the Blue House, where the...