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Today in History

Sep. 23, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 23, the 267th day of 2020. There are 99 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 23, 1952, Sen. Richard M. Nixon, R-Calif., salvaged his vice-presidential nomination by appearing on television from Los Angeles to refute allegations of...

FILE - In this Monday Dec. 10, 2018 file photo, guests attend the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo Town Hall, Oslo. Dr. Denis Mukwege from Congo and Nadia Murad from Iraq will jointly receive the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. The award ceremony for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, traditionally held at the Oslo city hall on Dec. 10, will instead be held in scaled-down form at the city’s university because of the coronavirus outbreak. (Berit Roald/NTB Scanpix via AP, File)

Virus scales down December Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony

Sep. 22, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The award ceremony for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, traditionally held at the Oslo city hall on Dec. 10, will instead be held in scaled-down form at the city’s university because of the coronavirus outbreak. “It is a strange and challenging year in many ways. We...

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg holds a poster reading

'I Am Greta' gives fuller portrait of teen climate activist

Sep. 4, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

VENICE (AP) — A documentary on teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, making its premiere Friday at the Venice Film Festival, is seeking to remind a world consumed with the coronavirus crisis that the climate crisis is just as urgent and isn’t going away. Thunberg appeared by video conference from...

Portugal: Young climate activists take 33 countries to court

Sep. 3, 2020 10:27 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Six young Portuguese activists launched Thursday a European human rights case against 33 countries in the latest legal effort to force governments to step up their fight against climate change. The six filed a claim Thursday asking the European Court of Human Rights to hold the...

Climate activist Greta Thunberg attends a news conference following a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Greta Thunberg returns to school in Sweden after year off

Aug. 25, 2020 8:38 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — After a year off school to campaign on pressing for tougher action on curbing climate change, Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg says she's returning to class. “My gap year from school is over, and it feels so great to finally be back in school again!” the...

Climate activist Greta Thunberg attends a news conference following a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Thunberg, fellow activists press Merkel over climate action

Aug. 20, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Young activists, including Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, held talks Thursday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to press their demands for tougher action on curbing climate change and to get their cause back on the political agenda. Thunberg, 17, Luisa Neubauer, 24, of Germany and...

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, actress Cate Blanchett poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'A Star Is Born' at the 75th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. The lineup for the Venice Film Festival will be announced on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, and will be the first major film event since the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.  (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Venice Film Festival unveils selections for September fete

Jul. 28, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

The American frontier drama “The World to Come,” the Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren comedy-drama “The Duke,” Gia Coppola’s “Mainstream,” and the Shia LaBeouf and Vanessa Kirby drama “Pieces of a Woman” are among the films set to premiere at the Venice...

CORRECTS FIRST NAME TO ERIN FROM ERIC - Kianna Ruff, left, and Erin Hancock, right, two activists who met in seminary, protest against racial injustice and police brutality July 26, 2020, in Manhattan, New York. Many involved in the demonstrations that erupted after George Floyd's killing say they deepen spiritual connections and embody familiar elements of traditional faith. (AP Photo/Emily Leshner)

Faith in protest as young people find fervor on the street

Jul. 28, 2020 11:50 AM EDT

“I can’t breathe!’” the crowd chanted, invoking the dying words spoken by George Floyd as a white police officer pressed a knee into his neck. Kianna Ruff yelled it over and over along with hundreds of fellow protesters as they marched for hours through New York City, a kind of...