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Today in History

Jun. 09, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 9, the 160th day of 2021. There are 205 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 9, 1969, the Senate confirmed Warren Burger to be the new chief justice of the...

Today in History

Jun. 07, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 7, the 158th day of 2021. There are 207 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 7, 1942, the Battle of Midway ended in a decisive victory for American naval forces...

Human remains found at proposed Wisconsin golf course site

May. 29, 2021 01:28 AM EDT

Archeologists have unearthed human remains of Native Americans who lived up to 2,500 years ago during excavations of the Sheboygan County site along Lake Michigan where Kohler Co. envisions a golf course. A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee team in 2018 and 2019...

Queen's cousin accused of willingness to sell Kremlin access

May. 09, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An investigative report by British media said Sunday that Queen Elizabeth II’s cousin, Prince Michael of Kent, was willing to use his royal status for personal profit and to seek favors from Russian President Vladimir Putin. The undercover investigation...

Chad holds funeral for late president amid rebel threat

Apr. 23, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad’s slain President Idriss Deby Itno is being buried Friday near his hometown after a state funeral in the capital, N’Djamena. The country faces an uncertain future. Both opposition leaders and the rebels accused of...

Chad rebels threaten to depose slain president's son

Apr. 21, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Rebels in Chad threatened to depose the son of the country's slain president after he was named interim leader of the strategic central African nation, raising the specter Wednesday of a violent power struggle. It was not certain how close the...

Biden eulogizes slain officer as Capitol Police mourn again

Apr. 13, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday that “never has there been more strain” on the U.S. Capitol Police as he honored Officer William “Billy” Evans, the second officer on the force to die in the line of duty this year. Evans, who laid in honor in...

COVID, Philip's no-fuss attitude mean simpler funeral plan

Apr. 09, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip will be laid to rest with all the honors due a prince of the United Kingdom and a consort to Queen Elizabeth II. But the coronavirus pandemic means it will be a more low-key farewell than has marked many royal deaths. The pandemic has...

5 die in stampede to view body of Tanzania's Magufuli

Mar. 22, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Five people, including four children, died in a suspected stampede during a public viewing of the body of former Tanzanian President John Magufuli over the weekend, as regional leaders joined Tanzanians to pay their last respects to the controversial leader. ...