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Today in History

Jan. 22, 2022 00:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2022. There are 343 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court, in its Roe v. Wade decision, declared a nationwide constitutional right to...

Today in History

Jan. 05, 2022 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2022. There are 360 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 5, 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed assistance to countries to help them resist Communist...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 31, 2021 15:09 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld...

Column: Another socially distanced Newby Awards for 2021

Dec. 31, 2021 03:00 AM EST

We had hoped the Newby Awards could return to a bit of normalcy this year. Ohhh, how we'd love to stroll down the imaginary red carpet, pretend to dole out some statuettes, and make-believe we're attending a train wreck of an after-party at Kanye West's new house before he tears it...

Timeline of NBA in 1970s as league celebrates 75th season

Dec. 16, 2021 11:26 AM EST

Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 1970s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: April 29, 1970: Jerry West forces overtime in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, knocking...

How a Kennedy built an anti-vaccine juggernaut amid COVID-19

Dec. 15, 2021 11:03 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. strode onto the stage at a Southern California church, radiating Kennedy confidence and surveying the standing ovation crowd with his piercing blue Bobby Kennedy eyes. Then, he launched into an anti-vaccine rant. Democrats “drank the Kool-Aid,” he...

Former Hawks owner, executive Michael Gearon Sr. dies at 87

Dec. 11, 2021 18:23 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta Hawks owner Michael Gearon Sr., whose love for the team was so great that he insisted he be paid only $1 annually when he served as an executive, has died, the team announced Saturday. He was 87. Michael Gearon Jr. told The Associated Press his father...

Alabama statues to feature Hank Aaron, other Hall of Famers

Dec. 07, 2021 09:32 AM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Statues of Hank Aaron and other local heroes who made the baseball and football Halls of Fame are planned for a public space celebrating the heritage of the city of Mobile. The Hall of Fame Courtyard is aimed at drawing more people to the city's riverfront,...

Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age 87

Nov. 29, 2021 16:30 PM EST

Lee Elder played through the scourge of racism. He broke down enormous barriers. He carved a path for Tiger Woods and others to follow. Finally, in the waning months of his life, he took his rightful place at Augusta National. Alongside the greats. ...

Guerrero, Harper win MLB's Hank Aaron Awards for offense

Nov. 09, 2021 21:44 PM EST

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Toronto's Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Philadelphia's Bryce Harper have won Hank Aaron Awards as the outstanding offensive performers in each league as voted by MLB.com and a panel of Hall of Famers. Guerrero tied for the major league home run lead...