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Today in History

Jul. 14, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 14, the 195th day of 2019. There are 170 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 14, 1980, the Republican national convention opened in Detroit, where nominee-apparent Ronald Reagan told a welcoming rally he and his supporters were determined to "make...

Today in History

Jul. 13, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 13, the 194th day of 2019. There are 171 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 13, 1985, "Live Aid," an international rock concert in London, Philadelphia, Moscow and Sydney, took place to raise money for Africa's starving people. On this date: In...

Dallas officials apologize for stopping graduation speech

Jun. 12, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas school officials have apologized after a high school valedictorian had her graduation speech interrupted by her principal when she read the names of shooting victims Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice. The Dallas Independent School District said in a statement Tuesday that the decision to...

Dallas school speech interrupted when shooting victims named

Jun. 6, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — School officials in Dallas say they're investigating why a high school valedictorian had her graduation speech interrupted after she said the names of shooting victims Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice. Conrad High School valedictorian Rooha Haghar told KXAS-TV that her school principal ordered...