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Federal judge to leave bench to head Dickinson College

May. 14, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The federal judge who outlawed “intelligent design” from being taught in public schools and struck down Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage will leave the bench to become the president at Dickinson College, the school said Friday. John E....

Plans to rebuild burned barn at historic New Hampshire farm

May. 13, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

STRATHAM, N.H. (AP) — A couple who lost a nearly 185-year-old barn on their New Hampshire farm that's been the backdrop for political events for Republican politicians say they plan to rebuild it. The fire burned down the four-story, 80-foot-long barn at the Scamman...

Today in History

May. 13, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2021. There are 232 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 13, 1607, English colonists arrived by ship at the site of what became the Jamestown...

Fire destroys barn at historic New Hampshire farm

May. 11, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

STRATHAM, N.H. (AP) — A fire destroyed a barn at a New Hampshire farm that has been the backdrop for political events for Republican presidents and candidates through the years. The fire burned down the largest barn at the Scamman Farm in Stratham. The fire broke out a...

Julian Read, who briefed press after JFK assassination, dies

May. 10, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Julian Read, whose long career in public relations included briefing the press after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas in 1963, has died in Texas. He was 93. Read died Saturday at a senior living community in Austin, his daughter,...

Flight 93 families hope heroism award helps keep story alive

May. 10, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Serene, stark and seemingly in the middle of nowhere in Pennsylvania, the National Park Service memorial to the people who died on United Airlines Flight 93 is hard to find on a map — as the Sept, 11, 2001, terrorist attack itself slips deeper into the nation's...

Pierre ‘Pete’ du Pont IV dies; ran for president in 1988

May. 09, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Among the moneyed du Ponts, who preferred the privacy of their elegant homes and the offices and plants of the chemical company that bore their name, Pierre S. “Pete” du Pont IV was a bit of a rebel. Du Pont, who died Saturday at age 86 after...

Stefanik's political evolution mirrors story of today's GOP

May. 08, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There was a time, not long ago, when Elise Stefanik would not say Donald Trump's name. He was simply “my party's presidential nominee,” she would say. The pragmatic New York congresswoman was far more focused on welcoming a new generation of voters...

Slater hits tiebreaking HR, Giants beat Padres 5-4

May. 08, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Austin Slater hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 5-4 Friday night. Slater led off the inning with an opposite-field drive to right against right-hander Keone Kela (2-2). Slater...

With ambassador picks, Biden faces donor vs. diversity test

May. 07, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

President Joe Biden is facing a fresh challenge to his oft-repeated commitment to diversity in his administration: assembling a diplomatic corps that gives a nod to key political allies and donors while staying true to a campaign pledge to appoint ambassadors who look like America. ...