Latest Lyndon Johnson News

1960s black militant H. Rap Brown challenging imprisonment

May. 3, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The 1960s black militant formerly known as H. Rap Brown is challenging his imprisonment for the killing of a sheriff's deputy in 2000, saying his constitutional rights were violated at trial. The 75-year-old inmate, who converted to Islam and now goes by the name Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin,...

A Trump dilemma: Finding a dovish GOP ally to serve on Fed

May. 2, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The withdrawal Thursday of Stephen Moore, President Donald Trump's choice for the Federal Reserve board, has thrown a spotlight on the tough task Trump has set for himself: Finding a rare conservative ally who both favors cutting interest rates and is respected enough to win Senate...

LBJ's daughters christen stealthy warship bearing his name

Apr. 27, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — Former President Lyndon B. Johnson's daughters christened a stealthy warship bearing his name Saturday, smacking Champagne bottles against a metal star symbolizing Texas as a crowd roared in approval. Champagne sprayed into the air when Lynda Bird Johnson Robb and Luci Baines Johnson...

Today in History

Apr. 27, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, April 27, the 117th day of 2019. There are 248 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 27, 1978, 51 construction workers plunged to their deaths when a scaffold inside a cooling tower at the Pleasants Power Station site in West Virginia fell 168 feet to...

4 Texas prison guards fired, 2 resign for #FeelingCute posts

Apr. 24, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Four Texas prison guards have been fired and two others resigned over selfies accompanied by insensitive comments posted on social media, a Texas Department of Criminal Justice official said Wednesday. The Houston Chronicle reported that the guards were taking part in a #FeelingCute trend in...

Peyton Manning goes deep with pass at NFL's storied history

Apr. 15, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Just as he had the true touch when he threw passes, set records and won two Super Bowls, Peyton Manning has the right approach when looking at some of the NFL's greatest moments. ESPN, NFL Films and the league itself clearly felt that way. Manning, a lock for the Pro Football Hall of Fame...

Trump wields presidential power on pipeline, energy projects

Apr. 13, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to jump-start the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline and other energy projects, President Donald Trump has acted to assert executive power over pipelines and such infrastructure. He issued a new permit for Keystone XL and insisted this exercise of presidential authority was not...

Today in History

Apr. 11, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 11, the 101st day of 2019. There are 264 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 11, 1945, during World War II, American soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald in Germany. On this date: In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln spoke to a...

Today in History

Apr. 9, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 9, the 99th day of 2019. There are 266 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 9, 1968, funeral services, private and public, were held for Martin Luther King Jr. at the Ebenezer Baptist Church and Morehouse College in Atlanta, five days after the...

Robert Caro has a new book: Excerpts from AP interview

Apr. 3, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Highlights from a recent Associated Press interview with historian Robert Caro, whose new book, "Working," is just coming out. He is also working on his fifth and presumed final book about Lyndon Johnson. ____ On the enduring influence of his old Newsday editor Alan Hathway, who urged him...