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Today in History: May 13, Pope John Paul II shot and wounded

May. 13, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2022. There are 232 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 13, 1981, Pope John Paul II was shot and seriously wounded in St. Peter’s Square by Turkish assailant Mehmet...

Today in History: May 12, Soviets lift Berlin Blockade

May. 12, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2022. There are 233 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 12, 1949, the Soviet Union lifted the Berlin Blockade, which the Western powers had succeeded in...

Today in History: May 1, Americans hear of bin Laden's death

May. 01, 2022 00:22 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 1, the 121st day of 2022. There are 244 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 1, 2011, President Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden during a U.S. commando operation. (Because...

Vatican clears aide to John Paul II of negligence claims

Apr. 22, 2022 09:20 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A Vatican investigation into allegations that the former top aide to St. John Paul II was negligent in handling sex abuse claims in his native Poland has cleared him of wrongdoing, the Vatican’s embassy in Poland said Friday. A statement from the embassy, or...

Today in History

Apr. 02, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, April 2, the 92nd day of 2022. There are 273 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 2, 2005, Pope John Paul II died in his Vatican apartment at age 84. On this date: ...

Smith slap another stunning live moment in TV entertainment

Mar. 28, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith's Oscars slap wasn't the first time an unexpected moment on a live televised entertainment event left mouths agape. Here other notables: JANET JACKSON'S SUPER BOWL SHOW Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake were reaching the end of their...

Greg Harkins, wooden chair maker, on his legacy and craft

Mar. 27, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Most people want to leave a lasting impression on others or even the world about them. They want to be remembered for their accomplishments long after they’re gone, whether that remembrance lasts a year or a lifetime. Greg Harkins looks to make his legacy...

Biden lashes at Putin, calls for Western resolve for freedom

Mar. 26, 2022 19:53 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Joe Biden delivered a forceful and highly personal condemnation of Russia’s Vladimir Putin on Saturday, summoning a call for liberal democracy and a durable resolve among Western nations in the face of a brutal autocrat. As he capped a four-day...

Biden sends subtle message to Polish leaders on democracy

Mar. 26, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — In a forceful speech in Warsaw denouncing Russia's Vladimir Putin and praising Ukrainians, President Joe Biden on Saturday also appeared to have a more subtle message for his Polish hosts. Speaking of a “perennial struggle for democracy,” Biden mentioned...

Today in History

Mar. 26, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, March 26, the 85th day of 2022. There are 280 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 26, 2010, the U.S. and Russia sealed the first major nuclear weapons treaty in nearly two decades,...