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World War II veteran receives medals 77 years after heroism

Mar. 09, 2021 11:25 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nearly 80 years after a German mortar wounded him as he fought along the Mussolini Canal in Italy, U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Marvin Cornett stood proudly in a pristine uniform, this time adorned with a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Cornett's...

At 78 and the oldest president, Biden sees a world changed

Jan. 23, 2021 13:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Joe Biden took the oath of office as the 46th president, he became not only the oldest newly inaugurated U.S. chief executive in history but also the oldest sitting president ever. Biden was born Nov. 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He was 78...

Tom Brokaw says he's retiring from NBC News after 55 years

Jan. 22, 2021 16:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw, once television news' most popular broadcaster as he told viewers about the biggest events of that late 20th Century, said Friday that he's retiring from television. Brokaw, who is 80, said he'll continue writing...