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Today in History

Nov. 23, 2021 00:06 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 23, the 327th day of 2021. There are 38 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 23, 1971, the People’s Republic of China was seated in the U.N. Security Council. ...

Elizabeth Holmes takes the stand in her criminal fraud trial

Nov. 19, 2021 21:52 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Fallen Silicon Valley star Elizabeth Holmes, accused of bamboozling investors and patients about her startup Theranos and its medical device that she said would reshape health care, took the witness stand late Friday in her trial for criminal fraud. ...

Reporter recalls pivotal story in Elizabeth Holmes' stardom

Nov. 18, 2021 22:37 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Fortune Magazine reporter whose cover story helped turn Elizabeth Holmes into a Silicon Valley sensation testified Thursday as to how he ended up feeling like a pawn in the entrepreneur's promotion of what she called a revolutionary blood-testing technology. ...

Dinwiddie, Harrell lead Wizards to their fourth straight win

Nov. 13, 2021 22:00 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie scored 23 points, Montrezl Harrell added 20 and the Washington Wizards used a 20-0 first-half run to defeat the Orlando Magic 104-92 on Saturday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Kyle Kuzma added 17 points and 10...

Ballot drive launched to bypass Whitmer veto of voucher plan

Nov. 01, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A ballot drive was launched Monday to sidestep Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's planned veto of Republican-proposed legislation that would authorize a school voucher-style system in Michigan. Let MI Kids Learn needs to gather about 340,000 valid voter...

Venezuela sought to swap Americans for Maduro ally

Oct. 28, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Venezuela’s government quietly offered last year to release imprisoned Americans in exchange for the U.S. letting go a key financier of President Nicolás Maduro, according to people with knowledge of the proposal and message exchanges seen by The Associated Press. ...

Michigan Legislature OKs accounts for private school tuition

Oct. 19, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Children could qualify for scholarships to attend private schools and to cover educational expenses such as tutoring under bills approved Tuesday on party-line votes in the Republican-led Michigan Legislature. The fast-tracked legislation,...

Borrowers denied student loan relief will get a second look

Oct. 13, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

Thousands of public servants who were rejected from a student loan forgiveness program will get their cases reviewed by the Education Department as part of a settlement in a lawsuit brought by one of the nation's largest teachers unions. The settlement announced Wednesday...

Youngkin lends millions more to his gubernatorial campaign

Sep. 16, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Virginia gubernatorial candidates Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin each raised more than $11 million in the last two months, but Youngkin loaned his campaign an additional $4.5 million to give himself a significant advantage, according to the most recent...