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AP FACT CHECK: Biden goes too far in assurances on vaccines

Jul. 22, 2021 01:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden offered an absolute guarantee Wednesday that people who get their COVID-19 vaccines are completely protected from infection, sickness and death from the coronavirus. The reality is not that cut and dried. The vaccines are extremely...

Jimmy Carter, wife Rosalynn celebrate 75 years of marriage

Jul. 10, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter on Saturday turned to his wife Rosalynn and thanked her for 75 years of marriage, telling her that she's always been right for him. “I want to express particular gratitude for being the right woman that I chose for my...

Have a seat: Patio furniture shortage tells US economic tale

Jul. 07, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

COCKEYSVILLE, Maryland (AP) — People used to go to Valley View Farms to buy five tomato plants and end up with $5,000 in patio furniture. This year is different. After a record burst of sales in March, the showroom floor is almost empty of outdoor chairs, tables and...

Today in History

Jul. 07, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 7, the 188th day of 2021. There are 177 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 7, 1981, President Ronald Reagan announced he was nominating Arizona Judge Sandra...

Jimmy, Rosalynn Carter mark 75 years of ‘full partnership’

Jul. 04, 2021 10:45 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The young midshipman needed a date one evening while he was home from the U.S. Naval Academy, so his younger sister paired him with a family friend who already had a crush. Nearly eight decades later, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter are still together in the...

Mike Gravel, former US senator for Alaska, dies at 91

Jun. 27, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

SEASIDE, Calif. (AP) — Mike Gravel, a former U.S. senator from Alaska who read the Pentagon Papers into the Congressional Record and confronted Barack Obama about nuclear weapons during a later presidential run, has died. He was 91. Gravel, who represented Alaska as a...

Wife of Colorado political strategist missing in collapse

Jun. 25, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The wife of a Democratic political strategist from Colorado is among those missing in the condo building that partially collapsed outside Miami. Michael Stratton told Denver's KDVR-TV that he was talking on the phone with his wife Cassondra Stratton...

Lizzie Watts is a superintendent for all seasons

Jun. 20, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — “I guess it was the sunsets,” Lizzie Watts said. Watts was 2-½ years into her studies at North Carolina State University and had every intention of spending her life tucked away inside a science lab when she headed to the Blue Ridge Parkway...

Today in History

Jun. 18, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 18, the 169th day of 2021. There are 196 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 18, 1812, the War of 1812 began as the United States Congress approved, and...

Today in History

Jun. 16, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 16, the 167th day of 2021. There are 198 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 16, 1858, accepting the Illinois Republican Party’s nomination for the U.S....