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Today in History

Sep. 27, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 27, the 270th day of 2021. There are 95 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 27, 1996, in Afghanistan, the Taliban, a band of former seminary students, drove...

Today in History

Sep. 26, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 26, the 269th day of 2021. There are 96 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 26, 1789, Thomas Jefferson was confirmed by the Senate to be the first United...

Poll numbers down, justices say they aren’t politicians

Sep. 25, 2021 08:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Supreme Court justices delivered the same plea in rapid succession in recent days: Don’t view justices as politicians. The justices have reason to be concerned. Recent polls show a sharp drop in approval of a court now dominated by...

GOP review finds no proof Arizona election stolen from Trump

Sep. 24, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican-backed review of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona’s largest county ended Friday without producing proof to support former President Donald Trump’s false claims of a stolen election. After six months of searching for evidence of...

Wisconsin Senate to vote on Gov. Evers' Cabinet secretaries

Sep. 24, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Senate on Friday scheduled confirmation votes next week for four of Gov. Tony Evers' Cabinet secretaries. Confirming the governor's pick for top-level administration posts had been a pro forma courtesy that...

France, Germany nominate WHO chief Tedros for a second term

Sep. 24, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Germany and France said they and other European Union countries have nominated Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia for a second term as director-general of the World Health Organization. This marks the first time that a candidate for the top job at the U.N. health agency...

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia Clark dies

Sep. 24, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia Clark has died at the age of 71, the court announced Friday. She had been diagnosed with cancer. According to a news release, Clark died overnight after 16 years in her role, serving the longest tenure of...

Supreme Court sets Barrett ceremonial swearing-in for Oct. 1

Sep. 24, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will hold a ceremonial swearing-in for Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Oct. 1, delayed by nearly a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Attendance for the courtroom ceremony will be by invitation only, the court said Friday....

New Boston mayor to take office just 2 weeks after election

Sep. 24, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Whoever wins Boston’s mayoral race on Nov. 2 won’t have much time to prepare to step into the office. The two candidates — City Councilors Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu — met Thursday with acting Mayor Kim Janey to discuss the timeline....

First woman municipal judge named in Gautier, Jackson County

Sep. 24, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) — A former city attorney for a Mississippi city has been appointed as municipal judge. The Gautier City Council named Amy Lassitter St. Pe' to the bench for Gautier and Jackson County. The move makes her the first female municipal judge for those...