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Today in History: April 5, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are sentenced to death

Apr. 05, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, April 5, the 96th day of 2024. There are 270 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 5, 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death following their conviction in New York on...

Mike Feinsilber fought the epic AP-UPI rivalry from both camps with wit and grace

Apr. 02, 2024 08:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Feinsilber, whose masterful way with words and mischievous wit enlivened American journalism for five decades, the bulk of them at The Associated Press, has died. He was 89. Feinsilber died at home on Monday, said his wife of 55 years, Doris Feinsilber, a...

Russian crews end 2-week rescue effort to reach 13 miners in a collapsed mine and declare them dead

Apr. 01, 2024 14:21 PM EDT

Authorities in Russia's Far East on Monday called off a two-week rescue effort to reach 13 workers trapped deep underground in a collapsed gold mine and declared them dead. The miners got trapped on March 18 at a depth of about 125 meters (400 feet) when part of the mine collapsed in...

US appeals court finds for Donald Trump Jr. in defamation suit by ex-coal CEO Don Blankenship

Mar. 25, 2024 20:36 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court rejected a bid Monday from former coal executive Don Blankenship, who argued that Donald Trump Jr. defamed him by calling him a “felon.” The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, left in place a lower court's...

Attempts to rescue 13 people trapped in a collapsed Russian gold mine continue for a fifth day

Mar. 22, 2024 09:09 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Rescue workers labored for a fifth day on Friday to reach 13 people trapped deep underground in a collapsed gold mine in Russia's far east, news reports said. They said no contact has been made with the miners in the Amur region, about 5,000 kilometers (3,000 miles)...

An explosion in a coal mine in southwest Pakistan kills 12 miners while 8 are rescued

Mar. 20, 2024 03:23 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — An explosion inside a coal mine in southwest Pakistan killed 12 miners while eight were rescued, an official said Wednesday. The bodies of the dead were all recovered after the overnight collapse in Harnai, a district in the Baluchistan province, a mine...

At least 13 Russian miners are trapped in a collapsed gold mine, officials say

Mar. 19, 2024 07:02 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — At least 13 miners have been trapped in a collapsed gold mine in far eastern Russia, regional officials said Tuesday. Part of the mine collapsed in Zeysk district, authorities in the Amur region said. The Emergencies Ministry reported that 13 miners were trapped, but...

Falling rocks in Australian gold mine kill 1 miner and severely injure another while 29 reach safety

Mar. 14, 2024 01:20 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Falling rocks inside a gold mine in Australia killed one worker and left another with life-threatening injuries, rescuers said. Another 29 workers inside the mine when the collapse happened Wednesday took refuge in a safety pod and later returned to the surface,...

Today in History: March 10, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to shooting Martin Luther King Jr.

Mar. 10, 2024 00:04 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, March 10, the 70th day of 2024. There are 296 days left in the year. Daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. local time. Today’s highlight in history: On March 10, 1969, James Earl Ray pleaded guilty in Memphis,...

A US appeals court ruling could allow mine development on Oak Flat, land sacred to Apaches

Mar. 01, 2024 20:00 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Apache group that has fought to protect land it considers sacred from a copper mining project in central Arizona suffered a significant blow Friday when a divided federal court panel voted 6-5 to uphold a lower court's denial of a preliminary injunction to halt the transfer of...