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Today in History

Sep. 18, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2019. There are 104 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 18, 1793, President George Washington laid the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol. On this date: In 1850, Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, which created a force of...

Column: Pettersen achieves rare feat by retiring on top

Sep. 17, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

Suzann Pettersen achieved one of the rarest feats in golf. The winning shot in the Solheim Cup? Yes, it starts there. That putt she made from just outside 6 feet on the 18th green at Gleneagles was the main reason why Pettersen should be the envy of anyone who has competed as long and as well as the feisty...

Is Parliament's suspension illegal? UK's top court to decide

Sep. 17, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Brexit battle is heading to the country's top court. The Supreme Court is set to decide whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law when he suspended Parliament on Sept. 9, sending lawmakers home until Oct. 14 — just over two weeks before the U.K. is due to leave the...

Author JK Rowling makes huge gift for MS research

Sep. 12, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has made a substantial donation for research into the treatment of multiple sclerosis at a center named after her late mother. The 15.3 million-pound ($18.8 million) donation announced Thursday will be used for new facilities at a research center based at the...

As 1st Asian host, Japan aiming higher at Rugby World Cup

Sep. 12, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — When Jamie Joseph took on the challenge of coaching Japan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the ex-All Blacks forward knew there was much more at stake than results on the field. For Joseph and his players, Japan being the host nation at rugby's showpiece tournament starting next week offers a...

UK court: Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament unlawful

Sep. 11, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A Scottish court dealt another blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit plans Wednesday, ruling that his decision to suspend Parliament less than two months before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union was an unlawful attempt to avoid democratic scrutiny. The government immediately...

UK says it has been nominated to host 2020 climate summit

Sep. 10, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Kingdom says it has received international backing to jointly host a major U.N. climate summit in late 2020 with Italy. Britain's U.N. Mission said Tuesday that the summit will take place in Glasgow, Scotland, and that Italy will host the pre-summit meeting, if the...

PGA Tour season starting 17 days after it ended

Sep. 10, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

Seventeen days after Rory McIlroy cashed in by winning the FedEx Cup, a new season begins at The Greenbrier. That's nothing new. A year ago, there were only 10 open days between the final putt in the Tour Championship (Tiger Woods) and the first shot of the next season (Nick Taylor). It was an even shorter...

Veterans vs rookies? Youthful US seeks 3-peat in Solheim Cup

Sep. 10, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

The United States had already brought one of its most inexperienced teams in Solheim Cup history to Scotland this week when a back injury nagging Stacy Lewis flared up in practice. Out went one of the Americans' few seasoned players — a major champion and a former world No. 1. In came another rookie in...

Trump promises report on his finances before election

Sep. 9, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday promised to release a detailed financial report of his personal holdings to the public before the presidential election next year, though he was vague on just what he would disclose that is new. "At some point prior to the election, I'm going to be giving...