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Today in History: February 28, Pope Benedict XVI becomes first pope in six centuries to resign

Feb. 28, 2024 00:17 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2024. There are 307 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 28, 2013, Benedict XVI became the first pope in 600 years to resign, ending an eight-year pontificate....

Rocket fire reported off Yemen in Red Sea in a new suspected attack by Houthi rebels

Feb. 27, 2024 22:19 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A rocket exploded late Tuesday night off the side of a ship traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen, authorities said, the latest suspected attack to be carried out by Yemen's Houthi rebels. The attack comes as the Houthis continue a...

US and UK hit Iranian deputy commander and Houthi member with sanctions

Feb. 27, 2024 17:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and U.K. sanctioned a deputy commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and a Houthi militant member, Tuesday. The U.S. additionally sanctioned firms registered in Hong Kong and the Marshall Islands, along with two ships, including one that transported $100...

UK prosecutors charge a 6th Bulgarian national with spying for Russia

Feb. 27, 2024 14:56 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British authorities on Tuesday charged another Bulgarian national living in England with conspiring with five other compatriots to spy for Russia. The group of six, who are all in custody, are alleged to be part of a network conducting surveillance on behalf of...

UK's Prince William pulls out of memorial service for his godfather because of 'personal matter'

Feb. 27, 2024 07:21 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace says Britain's Prince William has pulled out of attending a memorial service for his godfather, the late King Constantine of Greece, because of a personal matter. The palace declined to elaborate on Tuesday but said his wife, the Princess of Wales,...

Leading British economic think tank thinks there's a 'weak' case for tax cuts in next week's budget

Feb. 27, 2024 06:24 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A leading British think tank that specializes in the state of the country's public finances thinks there's a “weak economic case” for further tax cuts in next week's budget, which the Conservative government is hoping can give a lift to its prospects at the general election...

Britain's Prince William pulls out of engagement honoring his godfather for personal reasons

Feb. 27, 2024 06:00 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince William pulls out of engagement honoring his godfather for personal reasons.

Today in History: February 27, American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee

Feb. 27, 2024 00:05 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2024. There are 308 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 27, 1973, members of the American Indian Movement occupied the hamlet of Wounded Knee in South Dakota, the...

Proof copy of Harry Potter book, bought for pennies in 1997, sells for more than $13,000

Feb. 26, 2024 15:27 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A proof copy of the first Harry Potter novel that was bought for pennies in a second-hand bookshop almost 30 years ago has sold at auction for 11,000 pounds ($13,900.) British auctioneers Hanson's said Monday that the first-edition copy of “Harry Potter and the...

Today in History: February 26, World Trade Center bombed in 1993

Feb. 26, 2024 00:06 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2024. There are 309 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 26, 1993, a truck bomb built by Islamic extremists exploded in the parking garage of the North Tower of New...