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Today in History

Jul. 12, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2019. There are 172 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 12, 1984, Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale announced his choice of U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be his running-mate; Ferraro was the...

Today in History

Jul. 11, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 11, the 192nd day of 2019. There are 173 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 11, 1972, the World Chess Championship opened as grandmasters Bobby Fischer of the United States and defending champion Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union began play in...

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...

H. Ross Perot rose from poverty to self-made billionaire

Jul. 9, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — H. Ross Perot rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty to become a self-made billionaire who twice ran for president with a mixture of folksy sayings and simple solutions to America's problems. His 19% of the vote in 1992 stands among the best showings by an independent candidate in...

Colorful self-made billionaire H. Ross Perot dies at 89

Jul. 9, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — H. Ross Perot, the colorful, self-made Texas billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice mounted outsider campaigns for president, has died. He was 89. The cause of death was leukemia, a family spokesman said Tuesday. Perot, whose 19% of the vote in 1992 stands...

Tuscaloosa resident photographed key moments in World War II

Jul. 7, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Ray Farabee says a camera may have saved his life during World War II. Farabee wasn't sent into battle, but his photography skills earned him a front row seat to some of the seminal moments in the Pacific theater of operations during the war and after it ended. Along the way, he...

Presidents on July 4: Some chill, some get in your face

Jul. 4, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Through history, the Fourth of July has been a day for some presidents to declare their independence from the public. They've made tracks to the beach, the mountains, the golf course, the farm, the ranch. In the middle of the Depression, Franklin Roosevelt was sailing to a Hawaii...

Today in History

Jun. 14, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 14, the 165th day of 2019. There are 200 days left in the year. This is Flag Day. Today's Highlight in History: On June 14, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a measure adding the phrase "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance. On this date: In 1775, the Continental...

Businesses showing discontent with Trump's trade policies

Jun. 12, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's aggressive and wildly unpredictable use of tariffs is spooking American business groups, which have long formed a potent force in his Republican Party. Corporate America was blindsided last week when Trump threatened to impose crippling taxes on Mexican imports in...

Biden and Trump attack each other in a possible 2020 preview

Jun. 12, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden repeatedly laid into each other while traveling in the battleground state of Iowa, unleashing verbal attacks that at times felt more appropriate for the final weeks before Election Day than a lazy summer about 17 months...