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WWII plane from D-Day to join in 75th anniversary

May. 21, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Filled with paratroopers, a U.S. warplane lumbered down an English runway in 1944 to spearhead the World War II D-Day invasion with a message for Adolf Hitler painted in bright yellow across its nose: "That's All, Brother." Seventy-five years later, in a confluence of history and...

Columbia University to produce Obama presidency oral history

May. 16, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Columbia University Libraries in New York will produce the official oral history of Barack Obama's presidency. Obama Foundation officials announced Thursday that the project at The Columbia Center for Oral History Research will provide a record of the decisions, actions and effects of...

NY attorney general: Trump rhetoric undermines media, judges

May. 1, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump's frequent criticism of the media and of judges who rule against his policies undermines the public's confidence, New York state's top legal officer said Wednesday amid several state investigations of him or entities linked to him. Attorney General Letitia James,...

Report: Iran Guard monitors US aircraft carrier with drone

Apr. 27, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard successfully managed a surveillance flight over a U.S. aircraft carrier, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported Saturday. The report included footage apparently from a Guard drone that flew over the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and another U.S....

Emperor Akihito saw diplomacy as path to make amends for war

Apr. 26, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Akihito has had a lifetime mission: Make amends for a war fought in his father's name. Akihito was just 11 when he heard his father Hirohito's voice on the radio declaring Japan's surrender in World War II. Though he wouldn't become emperor himself for another 44 years, Akihito...

Today in History

Apr. 7, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, April 7, the 97th day of 2019. There are 268 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 7, 1927, the image and voice of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover were transmitted live from Washington to New York in the first successful long-distance demonstration of...

Anniversary look at past Masters champions

Apr. 6, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A look at some of the anniversaries this year at the Masters: 75 years ago (1944): Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts decided after the 1942 Masters to stop the tournament for the rest of World War II. According to the Augusta Chronicle, the club's greenskeeper raised turkey and cattle on...

With Brexit, Britain is in crisis and not for the first time

Apr. 5, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Few would argue that Britain is in what is often referred to as a bit of a pickle. A crisis in fact, undoubtedly of historic proportions. With the country mired in confusion and recrimination over how to leave the European Union, many of Britain's centuries-old institutions have clogged up,...

Today in History

Apr. 1, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, April 1, the 91st day of 2019. There are 274 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 1, 2003, American troops entered a hospital in Nasiriyah (nah-sih-REE'-uh), Iraq, and rescued Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch, who had been held prisoner since her unit was ambushed...

Today in History

Mar. 28, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, March 28, the 87th day of 2019. There are 278 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 28, 1979, America's worst commercial nuclear accident occurred with a partial meltdown inside the Unit 2 reactor at the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown,...