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Prize winning historian Jean Edward Smith dead at 86

Sep. 13, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jean Edward Smith, a prize-winning historian known for his books on Franklin Roosevelt and Ulysses Grant, has died. He was 86. Simon & Schuster confirmed his death Friday but did not immediately have further details. A longtime professor at the University of Toronto, Smith wrote more...

Today in History

Sep. 8, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 8, the 251st day of 2019. There are 114 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 8, 1892, an early version of "The Pledge of Allegiance," written by Francis Bellamy, appeared in "The Youth's Companion." It went: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the...

Today in History

Sep. 2, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 2, the 245th day of 2019. There are 120 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 2, 1969, in what some regard as the birth of the Internet, two connected computers at the University of California, Los Angeles, passed test data through a 15-foot cable....

Great Lakes freighters may have to treat ballast water

Sep. 1, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More than $375 billion in cargo — iron ore, coal, cement, stone, grain and more — has flowed between Great Lakes ports and foreign nations since 1959. That is when Queen Elizabeth and U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower christened the St. Lawrence Seaway, heralding it as an...

75 years later, US World War II veterans say: Never forget

Aug. 24, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Seventy-five years ago, they helped free Europe from the Nazis. This weekend, U.S. veterans are back in Paris to celebrate, and commemorate. Now in their 90s, these men aren't afraid to cry about what they saw in World War II. And they want everyone to remember what happened back then, so that...

Today in History

Aug. 24, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 24, the 236th day of 2019. There are 129 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 24, 1814, during the War of 1812, British forces invaded Washington, D.C., setting fire to the Capitol (which was still under construction) and the White House, as well...

Today in History

Aug. 22, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2019. There are 131 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 22, 1851, the schooner America outraced more than a dozen British vessels off the English coast to win a trophy that came to be known as the America's Cup. On this date:...

South Dakota's 'In God We Trust' law helped by foundation

Aug. 2, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Legislation requiring South Dakota schools to display the "In God We Trust" motto will get assistance from the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation, a group that has been working to pass such laws in all 50 states. South Dakota's law took effect last month and requires all public...

Retirement of only black House Republican jars GOP for 2020

Aug. 2, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The only black House Republican, a critic of President Donald Trump's, has joined a growing list of GOP lawmakers not seeking reelection next year, jarring the party's efforts to woo minority voters and recapture House control. Rep. Will Hurd, a moderate Texan who's split with Trump over...

Vexed with minority status and rancor, GOP lawmakers retire

Aug. 2, 2019 2:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House's only black Republican —Rep. Will Hurd — on Thursday became the latest GOP lawmaker to say he won't seek re-election next year, jolting the party's efforts to appeal to minority voters and wounding its already uphill chances of regaining House control. Hurd, a...