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FILE - This Oct. 7, 2003 file photo shows Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger, right, with his in-laws Eunice Kennedy-Shriver, left, and Sargent Shriver following his victory in the California gubernatorial recall election in Los Angeles. RosettaBooks announced Tuesday, July 7, 2020, that it had acquired Shriver’s memoir “We Called It a War,” which he worked on in the late 1960s and was only recently rediscovered. Shriver’s friend and law partner David Birenbaum edited the manuscript, in which Shriver tells of his efforts to fulfill Johnson’s vow in 1964 to end poverty. The 348-page book, pared down from a “very raw” 500 pages, is scheduled for January. Shriver died Jan. 18, 2011 at age 95. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Posthumous memoir by Sargent Shriver scheduled for January

Jul. 7, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The late Sargent Shriver, the Peace Corps' founding director and an architect of President Lyndon Johnson's “War on Poverty,” left behind at least one unfinished project. RosettaBooks announced Tuesday that it had acquired Shriver's memoir “We Called It a War,”...

Today in History

Jul. 5, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 5, the 187th day of 2020. There are 179 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 5, 1947, Larry Doby made his debut with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first Black player in the American League three months after Jackie Robinson broke the...

Today in History

Jun. 27, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 27, the 179th day of 2020. There are 187 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 27, 1991, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first Black jurist to sit on the nation’s highest court, announced his retirement. (His departure...

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, early Monday, June 15, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Election-year retirement unlikely

Jun. 26, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time a Supreme Court justice announced his retirement in a presidential election year, most of the current justices were too young to vote. It was 1968, and things didn't work out as planned. The nomination to replace Chief Justice Earl Warren failed in that turbulent year, and...

Today in History

Jun. 25, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 25, the 177th day of 2020. There are 189 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 25, 1876, Lt. Col. Colonel George A. Custer and his 7th Cavalry were wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians in the Battle of the Little Bighorn in Montana. On...

Today in History

Jun. 24, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 24, the 176th day of 2020. There are 190 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 24, 1497, the first recorded sighting of North America by a European took place as explorer John Cabot spotted land, probably in present-day Canada. On this...

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New this week: Neil Young, 'Miss Juneteenth,' Padma Lakshmi

Jun. 15, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES —“Miss Juneteenth”: In Channing Godfrey Peoples’ leisurely first feature, Turquise Jones (Nicole...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, visitors to Disneyland make their way in and out of the parks in Anaheim, Calif. Disney is proposing to reopen its Southern California theme parks in mid-July after a four-month closure due to the coronavirus, the company said on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Disney Parks, Experiences and Products said in a statement that the goal is to reopen Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on July 17. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Disney plans to reopen California theme parks in July

Jun. 10, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Disney is proposing to reopen its Southern California theme parks in mid-July after what will be a four-month closure due to the coronavirus, the company said on Wednesday. Disney Parks, Experiences and Products said in a statement that the goal is to reopen Disneyland and Disney...

Wisconsin GOP leader compares Evers to Nixon over recording

Jun. 10, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers' office recorded a telephone meeting he had with Republican legislative leaders last month, prompting the Senate majority leader on Wednesday to compare the Democratic governor to Richard Nixon in the latest fallout between the governor and lawmakers. Wisconsin state...

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 1965 file photo, A.Z. Smith, a victim of the Los Angeles riots, checks the damage to his barber shop in the Watts area of Los Angeles. Business establishments owned by whites were the usual targets of looters and arsonists. Smith was one of the few blacks caught up in the turmoil. (AP Photo)

Behind virus and protests: A chronic US economic racial gap

Jun. 8, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has been here before, staring into the deep chasm that divides white and black Americans. It happened after cities burned in 1967, after Los Angeles erupted with the 1992 acquittal of police officers who beat Rodney King, after the 2014 police killing of Michael Brown...