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Off the TV screen and into real life: An MSNBC event illustrates the rise of 'event journalism'

Jun. 24, 2024 11:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC is inviting its fans to a one-day “Democracy 2024” event this September with live panels and a dinner with stars like Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes and Ari Melber, part of the company's entrance into the burgeoning field of events journalism. Live events are...

3 caught in Florida Panhandle rip current die a day after couple drowns off state's Atlantic coast

Jun. 23, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Three Alabama men who went for an evening swim shortly after arriving at a Florida Panhandle beach were caught in a rip current and died, authorities say. It was the latest in a rash of recent deaths in Florida waters after a Pennsylvania couple drowned off the...

Today in History: June 23, Title IX signed into law

Jun. 23, 2024 00:18 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 23, the 175th day of 2024. There are 191 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 23, 1972, President Richard Nixon signed into law Title IX, barring discrimination on the basis of sex for “any education...

A cruise ship rescues 68 migrants and finds 5 bodies in a boat adrift in the Atlantic Ocean

Jun. 20, 2024 14:39 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A cruise ship rescued 68 migrants and found five bodies in a traditional fishing boat that was drifting off the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, Spain's maritime rescue agency said Thursday. It said an oil tanker traveling from northwestern Spain to Brazil...

Russian warships leave Havana's port after a 5-day visit to Cuba

Jun. 17, 2024 15:12 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A fleet of Russian warships, including a nuclear-powered submarine, left Havana’s port on Monday after a five-day visit to Cuba following planned military drills in the Atlantic Ocean. The exercise has been seen by some as a show of strength by Moscow against the backdrop of...

Stock market today: Wall Street hangs around its records after European stocks slump

Jun. 14, 2024 17:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks hung around their record levels on Friday as Wall Street remained relatively quiet following another slide in Europe. The S&P 500 edged down by less than 0.1%, marking the first time this week where it did not set an all-time high. The Dow Jones...

Bye bye, El Nino. Cooler hurricane-helping La Nina to replace the phenomenon that adds heat to Earth

Jun. 13, 2024 09:07 AM EDT

The strong El Nino weather condition that added a bit of extra heat to already record warm global temperatures is gone. It's cool flip side, La Nina, is likely to breeze in just in time for peak Atlantic hurricane season, federal meteorologists said. The National Oceanic Atmospheric...

Russian warships conduct Atlantic drills en route to Cuba. New hypersonic missiles are on board

Jun. 11, 2024 12:04 PM EDT

Russian warships conducted drills in the Atlantic, the military said Tuesday, as they were heading to visit Cuba, part of Moscow's efforts to project power amid the tensions with the West over Ukraine. The Russian Defense Ministry said the Admiral Gorshkov frigate and the Kazan...

Phillies set to reign in London as best team in National League

Jun. 05, 2024 20:29 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Get ready, London. Some blokes on the Phillies called Bryce, Bohm and Big Stick Nick are set to show Europe what it’s like to stay loose and sexy, baby. They like double-deckers over there? Cool, only forget buses, how about Schwarbombs? You...

Parliament speaker in Georgia signs into law a bill that critics say curbs media freedom

Jun. 03, 2024 10:44 AM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The speaker of Georgia's parliament said he signed into law Monday a measure that has drawn weeks of protests by critics who say it will curb media freedom and jeopardize the country's chances of joining the European Union. Speaker Shalva Papuashvili acted...