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Today in History

Oct. 12, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 12, the 285th day of 2019. There are 80 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 12, 1984, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher escaped an attempt on her life when an Irish Republican Army bomb exploded at a hotel in Brighton, England, killing five...

Today in History

Oct. 6, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 6, the 279th day of 2019. There are 86 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 6, 1939, in a speech to the Reichstag, German Chancellor Adolf Hitler spoke of his plans to reorder the ethnic layout of Europe — a plan which would entail settling the...

AP Analysis: It doesn't take a crime to impeach a president

Sep. 27, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — If House Democrats press ahead with impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, their case will rest in large part on the claim that he sought a foreign government's help, with hundreds of millions of dollars in aid in the balance, to dig up dirt on a political opponent to...

Events around Michigan to commemorate lives lost on 9/11

Sep. 11, 2019 6:09 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Numerous events and ceremonies are planned across Michigan to remember the people killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Michigan and U.S. flags within the state Capitol Complex in Lansing and at all state buildings will be lowered to half-staff. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office says...

Bush and Obama join Commission on Presidential Debates

Sep. 10, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama are lending their support to the debates that will help choose their successors, joining the Commission on Presidential Debates as honorary co-chairs. They join former President Jimmy Carter and the late Presidents Gerald Ford and Ronald...

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...

GOP Trump challengers won't get much help from their party

Aug. 26, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Never Trump" Republicans are eager to see the president confront a credible primary adversary. But the party will likely erect structural barriers that make that kind of challenge exceedingly difficult. And for good reason: Every incumbent president for four-plus decades who has faced a...

Elizabeth Warren's rise started by looking at the bottom

Aug. 25, 2019 7:53 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — As a young scholar, Elizabeth Warren traveled to federal courthouses, studying families overwhelmed by debt. She brought along a photocopier, gathering reams of statistics as she tried to answer one question: Why were these folks going bankrupt? Warren, then a law professor, wasn't satisfied...

Amash dumped Trump, and now Mich. district may dump Amash

Aug. 19, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Eirran Betka-Pope was on her lunch break when she spotted hundreds of Donald Trump supporters protesting outside the office of Rep. Justin Amash, the first Republican on Capitol Hill to say Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against the president. The protesters, who...

Today in History

Aug. 19, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2019. There are 134 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 19, 1934, a plebiscite in Germany approved the vesting of sole executive power in Adolf Hitler. On this date: In 1812, the USS Constitution defeated the British frigate...