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Today in History

Oct. 27, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2018. There are 65 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 27, 1978, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (men-AH'-kem BAY'-gihn) were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their progress...

Official: Humvee dropped from plane by mistake in rural area

Oct. 24, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Military officials say an Air Force C-17 prematurely dropped a Humvee by parachute into rural North Carolina, miles from the intended target, but no injuries were reported on the ground. Fort Bragg spokesman Tom McCollum told news outlets the parachute opened and the vehicle landed...

In a prison and a temple, Oregonians help detained migrants

Oct. 22, 2018 4:18 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — With the sun bearing down, Norm and Kathy Daviess stood in the shade of a prison wall topped with coiled razor wire, waiting for three immigrants to come out. It's become an oddly familiar routine for the Air Force veteran and his wife, part of an ad hoc group of volunteers that formed...

Trump space force plan is grounded in real needs but hazy

Oct. 20, 2018 9:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With his demand that the Pentagon create a new military service — a Space Force to assure "American dominance in space" — President Donald Trump has injected urgency into a long-meandering debate over the best way to protect U.S. interests in space, both military and...

The Latest: Trump blaming Democrats for immigration problem

Oct. 19, 2018 10:59 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's three-day campaign trip out West (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump has pounded Democrats at a rally in Mesa Arizona, saying they are to blame for America's immigration problems. He says the new platform of the Democratic Party is...

More charges filed against Navy veteran in ricin-letter case

Oct. 18, 2018 5:47 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities have found two additional letters a Navy veteran in Utah sent to members of President Donald Trump's administration containing the substance from which the poison ricin is derived, federal prosecutors said in an indictment unsealed Thursday. William Clyde Allen III, 39,...

The Latest: Utilities slowly come back in storm-hit Florida

Oct. 13, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Michael (all times local): 11 a.m. Power and cellphone service is starting to be restored in parts of Florida's storm-battered Panhandle. State emergency management officials reported Saturday that nearly 264,000 customers remain without...

Tyndall Air Force Base sustains 'catastrophic' damage

Oct. 12, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — Tyndall Air Force Base suffered catastrophic damage when Hurricane Michael tore through the Florida Panhandle, ripping roofs off airplane hangars, tossing vehicles around a parking lot and leaving a fighter jet that had been on display flipped over on the ground. The...

Man charged after toxic letters sent to Trump, other leaders

Oct. 5, 2018 7:29 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Navy veteran was charged Friday with threatening to use a biological toxin as a weapon by sending letters to President Donald Trump and other leaders containing ground castor beans, the substance from which the poison ricin is derived. William Clyde Allen III, 39, told investigators...

Russia delivers S-300 air defenses to Syria

Oct. 2, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has completed the delivery of S-300 air defense systems to Syria, the Russian defense minister said Tuesday. Sergei Shoigu said in televised remarks that Russia has delivered four S-300 launchers along with radars and support vehicles. Speaking during a Security Council meeting chaired...