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Apollo 11 at 50: Celebrating first steps on another world

Jul. 13, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A half-century ago, in the middle of a mean year of war, famine, violence in the streets and the widening of the generation gap, men from planet Earth stepped onto another world for the first time, uniting people around the globe in a way not seen before or since. Hundreds of...

Today in History

Jul. 13, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 13, the 194th day of 2019. There are 171 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 13, 1985, "Live Aid," an international rock concert in London, Philadelphia, Moscow and Sydney, took place to raise money for Africa's starving people. On this date: In...

Rip Torn of 'Larry Sanders Show,' 'Men in Black,' dies at 88

Jul. 10, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rip Torn, the free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to become a distinguished actor in television, theater, and movies, such as "Men in Black," and win an Emmy in his 60s for "The Larry Sanders Show," has died. He was 88. Torn died Tuesday afternoon at his home with his wife,...

UK ambassador resignation rare souring of relations with US

Jul. 10, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It all so seemed so rosy in the stately Anglo-U.S. garden, however forced, just a few weeks ago. President Donald Trump was being feted by British royalty and like-minded politicians, though the protesters decrying the American leader's visit were loud and in great numbers in London's...

Presidents on July 4: Some chill, some get in your face

Jul. 4, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Through history, the Fourth of July has been a day for some presidents to declare their independence from the public. They've made tracks to the beach, the mountains, the golf course, the farm, the ranch. In the middle of the Depression, Franklin Roosevelt was sailing to a Hawaii...

Today in History

Jul. 2, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2019. There are 182 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law a sweeping civil rights bill passed by Congress. On this date: In 1776, the Continental Congress passed a resolution...

Judge Real, who desegregated California schools, dies at 95

Jun. 30, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. District Judge Manuel Real, who was an active judge for five decades and desegregated schools in Southern California, has died, the courts said. He was 95. Real, whose courtroom was in Los Angeles, died on Wednesday, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California...

Today in History

Jun. 28, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 28, the 179th day of 2019. There are 186 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On June 28, 1978, the Supreme Court ordered the University of California-Davis Medical School to admit Allan Bakke (BAHK'-ee), a white man who argued he'd been a victim of reverse...

Today in History

Jun. 26, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 26, the 177th day of 2019. There are 188 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 26, 1963, President John F. Kennedy visited West Berlin, where he delivered his famous speech expressing solidarity with the city's residents, declaring: "Ich bin ein...

Q&A: A look at the issue of mentally ill inmates in jails

Jun. 18, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

The nation's jails face increasing pressures as they house large numbers of mentally ill and addicted inmates. But the policies that contributed to this problem are decades in the making. Here's a look at why the population of troubled inmates has increased in jails and what's being done to address the problem:...