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L. Bruce Laingen, top US diplomat held in Iran, dies at 96

Jul. 18, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — L. Bruce Laingen, the top American diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran when it was overrun by Iranian protesters in 1979 and one of 52 Americans held hostage for more than a year, has died. He was 96. His son Chip Laingen told The Associated Press that his father died Monday of...

Today in History

Jul. 14, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 14, the 195th day of 2019. There are 170 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 14, 1980, the Republican national convention opened in Detroit, where nominee-apparent Ronald Reagan told a welcoming rally he and his supporters were determined to "make...

Today in History

Jul. 12, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2019. There are 172 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 12, 1984, Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale announced his choice of U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be his running-mate; Ferraro was the...

Validity of Obama health care law at issue in appeal hearing

Jul. 9, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With health insurance availability, cost and coverage on the line for millions of Americans, a federal appeals court seemed inclined Tuesday to rule that the core provision of President Barack Obama's signature health care law is unconstitutional. Two Republican-appointed judges on a...

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter celebrate 73 years of marriage

Jul. 7, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, are marking their 73rd wedding anniversary, approaching George and Barbara Bush as the longest-married presidential couple in U.S. history. The Carters married July 7, 1946, in a Methodist church in their hometown of Plains, Georgia, when...

1930 classic auto navigates history, epic ownership fight

Jul. 6, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An historic auto, an Ormond divorcee, a ne'er do well son, a 'reincarnated' doctor equals one odd tale It all started so simple 13 years ago. An Atlanta plastic surgeon loaned a friend $50,000. Payment with interest was due in three years. Collateral was a 1930 Cord L-29 Phaeton...

Fest drops Peter Yarrow over 'indecent liberties' sentence

Jul. 3, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A music festival has disinvited folk singer Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary over his 1970 jail sentence for indecent liberties with a 14-year-old girl. The Press and Sun Bulletin of Binghamton reports that board members of the Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival in upstate New York cited...

Appellate judges who will hear 'Obamacare' suit identified

Jul. 1, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An appeals court has identified the three judges who will hear arguments next week in a frontal assault on President Barack Obama's signature health care law. A federal judge in Texas struck down the entire law last year, although it has remained in effect pending appeal. Fifth U.S....

Today in History

Jun. 30, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 30, the 181st day of 2019. There are 184 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 30, 1936, the Civil War novel "Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell was first published by The Macmillan Co. in New York. On this date: In 1865, eight people, including...

Trump dismisses Carter's attacks on his legitimacy

Jun. 29, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday dismissed Jimmy Carter's swipe at the legitimacy of his election and said the charge was nothing more than a "Democrat talking point," while offering his own digs at the 94-year-old former commander in chief. Trump said he was surprised by Carter's...