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Today in History

Sep. 20, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2021. There are 102 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 20, 2001, during an address to a joint session of Congress, President George W....

Today in History

Sep. 07, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 7, the 250th day of 2021. There are 115 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 7, 1977, the Panama Canal treaties, calling for the U.S. to eventually turn over...

Nevada man sentenced in teen girls abduction and rape case

Aug. 31, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada man who pleaded guilty in state and federal courts to crimes stemming from the abduction and rape of two teenage girls was sentenced Tuesday to about 15 more years in federal prison and lifetime supervision as a top-tier sex offender. “I just...

Country singer Tom T. Hall dies; wrote ‘Harper Valley PTA’

Aug. 20, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tom T. Hall, the singer-songwriter who composed “Harper Valley P.T.A.” and sang about life’s simple joys as country music’s consummate blue collar bard, has died. He was 85. His son, Dean Hall, confirmed the musician's death on Friday at...

Jimmy Carter, trounced in 1980, gets fresh look from history

Aug. 19, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter is sometimes called a better former president than he was president. Nodding to Carter's decades of work as a globe-trotting humanitarian but with a glaring reminder of his landslide defeat in 1980, the backhanded compliment rankles Carter...

Georgia governor boosts hospital staffing amid COVID surge

Aug. 16, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced Monday the state will spend another $125 million to increase staffing at hospitals amid a surge in coronavirus cases that has forced them to turn patients away. The money will fund another 1,500 health care workers...

More Cubans try dangerous trip to US across Florida Straits

Aug. 08, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

ORLANDO NODARSE, Cuba (AP) — Zuleydis Elledias has gotten up each morning for the past two months hoping for a phone call, a message — any news on the fate of her husband and nephew, who disappeared at sea after the boat they were in capsized as they tried to reach Florida. ...

Today in History

Aug. 05, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 5, the 217th day of 2021. There are 148 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 5, 1962, South African anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela was arrested on...

US women's volleyball team forms strong bond with '80 squad

Aug. 04, 2021 22:13 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese-style lanterns hanging in the rooms of the U.S. women's volleyball players at the Olympics provide much more than light. Those lanterns symbolize the strong bond that has formed between the team that built the foundation for USA Volleyball...

Biden nominates Mark Brzezinski as US ambassador to Poland

Aug. 04, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has nominated Mark Brzezinski, an Obama-era diplomat with deep ties to Poland, to serve as his ambassador to Warsaw. If confirmed, Brzezinski would be dispatched to Poland at a moment when Central and Eastern European allies of the...