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Today in History

Aug. 19, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2021. 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...

US hits Iran for delay in nuclear and prisoner swap talks

Jul. 17, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration lashed out at Iran on Saturday for accusing it of delaying a proposed prisoner swap to force a quick resumption of indirect nuclear talks. The State Department slammed as “outrageous” comments made by Iran’s deputy...

After US denied deal, Iran says prisoner swap talks ongoing

Jul. 13, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's government spokesman said Tuesday that talks with the United States about a prisoner exchange are still ongoing, two months after Washington denied an Iranian report that deals had been struck. The official IRNA news agency quoted Cabinet...

Missouri inmates sew custom quilts for foster children

Jul. 12, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

Every so often, Jim Williams wakes up in the middle of the night and lies awake inside his prison cell, thinking about quilt designs. As his fellow inmates at South Central Correctional Center snore and shift in their sleep, Williams mulls over the layout of cloth shapes,...

German prisoners of war held in South Carolina during WWII

Jun. 27, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Bob Calhoun, 85, remembers when a small group of German prisoners of war showed up at his grandparents’ farm, to work, during World War II. The POWs had been taken to his paternal grandparents’ farm on Calhoun Road East, in Greenwood one fall....

UN envoy calls for new international talks on Syrian war

Jun. 25, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With no progress toward ending the 10-year Syrian conflict, the U.N. special envoy for Syria called Friday for new international talks on concrete steps like exchanging prisoners and a nationwide cease-fire that the government and opposition could agree on as initial...