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Today in History: September 23, Nixon's "Checkers" speech

Sep. 23, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2022. There are 99 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 23, 1952, Sen. Richard M. Nixon, R-Calif., salvaged his vice-presidential nomination by appearing on...

Fall Preview: Is it, maybe, back to normal at the movies?

Aug. 31, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in three years, the fall movie industrial complex is lurching back into high gear. Festival red carpets are rolled out. Oscar campaigns are primed. Long-awaited blockbusters, like “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and “Avatar: The Way of Water,” are...

Fall Movie Calendar: From 'Blonde' to 'Wakanda Forever'

Aug. 30, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

A rundown of notable films coming out this fall. All dates are theatrical release unless otherwise noted. September 9 “Barbarian” (20th Century Studios): A young woman (Georgina Campbell) arrives at her Detroit Airbnb only to find the house double booked and a...

Today in History: August 28, King's "I Have a Dream" speech

Aug. 28, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2022. There are 125 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 28, 1955, Emmett Till, a Black teen from Chicago, was abducted from his uncle’s home in Money,...

Troubling questions unresolved in latest end to Till case

Aug. 13, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

By her own telling, Mississippi authorities provided Carolyn Bryant Donham with preferential treatment rather than prosecution after her encounter with Emmett Till led to the lynching of the Black teenager in the summer of 1955. Instead of arresting Donham on a warrant that accused...

Grand jury declines to indict woman in Emmett Till killing

Aug. 10, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi grand jury has declined to indict the white woman whose accusation set off the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till nearly 70 years ago, most likely closing the case that shocked a nation and galvanized the modern civil rights movement. After...

Grand jury declines to indict the white woman whose accusation set off the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till

Aug. 09, 2022 14:17 PM EDT
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Grand jury declines to indict the white woman whose accusation set off the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till.

Parkland trial a rare, curtailed look at mass shooting gore

Jul. 31, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Few Americans outside law enforcement and government ever see the most graphic videos or photos from the nation's worst mass shootings — in most states, such evidence is only displayed at trial and most such killers die during or immediately after their attacks....

Emmett Till's house, Black sites to get landmarks funds

Jul. 19, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Emmett Till left his mother's house on Chicago's South Side in 1955 to visit relatives in Mississippi, where the Black teenager was abducted and brutally slain for reportedly whistling at a white woman. A cultural preservation organization announced Tuesday that the...

Mississippi AG: No prosecution plan in Emmett Till lynching

Jul. 15, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's top legal official has no plan to prosecute the white woman whose accusation set off the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till nearly 70 years ago, an aide said Friday following revelations about an unserved arrest warrant and a newly revealed memoir by the...