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Today in History

Oct. 16, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2019. There are 76 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 16, 1962, the Cuban missile crisis began as President John F. Kennedy was informed that reconnaissance photographs had revealed the presence of missile bases in Cuba. On...

State takeover of Providence schools to start in November

Oct. 15, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The state takeover of the struggling Providence schools will begin Nov. 1. Rhode Island Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green issued a long-awaited order Tuesday where she announced the state will assume control of the city's school system for at least five years...

Hood: Reeves commercial filmed at private school is 'phony'

Oct. 15, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Democratic nominee for Mississippi governor said Tuesday that his Republican opponent should stop running a "phony" campaign commercial about supporting public education. Attorney General Jim Hood criticized Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves for filming part of the commercial at the...

University of Arkansas at Monticello chancellor resigning

Oct. 15, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas at Monticello said its chancellor will resign at the end of the semester as the school faces a budget deficit amid a large drop in student enrollment. Karla Hughes will resign on Dec. 31 after three years leading the school, officials announced Monday....

After ending protests, Ecuador faces dire economic outlook

Oct. 15, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — President Lenín Moreno survived the toughest political crisis of his presidency by negotiating an end to indigenous anti-austerity protests. Now he faces an even tougher challenge. Ten years of populist rule and a drop in oil prices have left Ecuador with a $64 billion public...

The Latest: First TV ads launch in Louisiana governor runoff

Oct. 15, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the Louisiana governor's race (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Louisiana's Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and his Republican challenger Eddie Rispone (ris-POH-nee) have released their first ads for the runoff election. Both candidates went on the attack in their TV...

Embattled former Tennessee speaker defends grant fund

Oct. 15, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Disgraced former Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada says a $4 million state grant fund should not be frozen despite questions raised by legislative leaders surrounding the intention of the taxpayer dollars. Casada said Tuesday the funding was part of the 2019-2020 fiscal year...

Auditor: Missouri needs to save more for a recession

Oct. 15, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri isn't saving enough money to avoid having to cut spending or raise taxes if there is a recession, state Auditor Nicole Galloway said Tuesday. Galloway recommended that state lawmakers increase the amount in Missouri's Budget Reserve Fund to the maximum allowed under the...

Lou Frey, congressman from central Florida, dies at age 85

Oct. 15, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Lou Frey, a Republican congressman who represented central Florida in the 1970s, has died. He was 85. The Lou Frey Institute at the University of Central Florida tweeted news Tuesday of Frey's death. The Orlando Sentinel reports he died Monday at a hospice center. As a U.S. congressman...

Edwards, Rispone launch attacks in Louisiana governor runoff

Oct. 15, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and his Republican opponent Eddie Rispone are trading attacks in their first TV ads of the Louisiana governor's runoff election. In his 30-second spot released statewide Tuesday, the Deep South's only Democratic governor suggests that Rispone would...