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Today in History

Jan. 9, 2019 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2019. There are 356 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 9, 1861, Mississippi became the second state to secede from the Union, the same day the Star of the West, a merchant vessel bringing reinforcements and supplies to Federal...

Powerful Chicago council member charged in federal probe

Jan. 3, 2019 10:02 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — One of the most powerful and longest-serving City Council members in Chicago history appeared in federal court Thursday on a charge that he tried to shake down a major fast-food restaurant chain seeking city remodeling permits. Alderman Ed Burke, 75, is charged with one count of attempted...

Today in History

Dec. 30, 2018 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Dec. 30, the 364th day of 2018. There is one day left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 30, 1853, the United States and Mexico signed a treaty under which the U.S. agreed to buy some 45,000 square miles of land from Mexico for $10 million in a deal known as the...

Today in History

Dec. 29, 2018 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Dec. 29, the 363rd day of 2018. There are two days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 29, 1940, during World War II, Germany dropped incendiary bombs on London, setting off what came to be known as "The Second Great Fire of London." On this date: In 1170,...

House leader: Dems won't seat candidate in unresolved race

Dec. 28, 2018 5:52 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The dissolution of North Carolina's elections board Friday injected further uncertainty into a still-undecided congressional race as a U.S. House Democratic leader rejected the idea of filling the seat until an investigation of ballot fraud allegations is complete. Gov. Roy Cooper was...

Today in History

Dec. 19, 2018 12:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Dec. 19, the 353rd day of 2018. There are 12 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 19, 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached by the Republican-controlled House for perjury and obstruction of justice (he was subsequently acquitted by the Senate). On...

Today in History

Dec. 15, 2018 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Dec. 15, the 349th day of 2018. There are 16 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, went into effect following ratification by Virginia. On this date: In 1890, Sioux Indian...

Today in History

Dec. 10, 2018 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2018. There are 21 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 10, 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. received his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, saying he accepted it "with an abiding faith in America and an audacious faith in the future of...

Today in History

Dec. 9, 2018 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2018. There are 22 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 9, 1987, the first Palestinian intefadeh, or uprising, began as riots broke out in Gaza and spread to the West Bank, triggering a strong Israeli response. On this date: In...