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JFK library marking its 40th anniversary with a look back

Oct. 20, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is celebrating its 40th anniversary this weekend. The complex opened on Oct. 20, 1979, and then-President Jimmy Carter was among the luminaries who spoke. Library director Alan Price calls the milestone an opportunity for the institution to...

Former presidential yacht stops in New London to avoid storm

Oct. 17, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A boat that once served as a yacht for American presidents has made an unexpected visit to New London. The 104-foot Sequoia was on its way from Maryland to Belfast, Maine for restoration work when it stopped Wednesday in Connecticut to seek refuge from a coastal storm. The yacht...

Campaign: Warren's call to exit Mideast means combat troops

Oct. 16, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren's call Tuesday night for the United States to "get out" of the Middle East, if implemented, would end a generations-long U.S. military presence in the volatile region. Her campaign later softened that statement, saying she was talking about combat troops only. "I...

Man traveling 218 miles across south Georgia by wheelchair

Oct. 12, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man on a long trip across southern Georgia has set aside most of October so he can make the journey by wheelchair. News outlets report Paul Rockwell recently embarked on a 218-mile (350-kilometer) road trip from Savannah to Plains. His goal is to move 10 miles (16 kilometers)...

Today in History

Oct. 11, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 11, the 284th day of 2019. There are 81 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 11, 1986, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev opened two days of talks concerning arms control and human rights in Reykjavik, Iceland. On this...

Warren Eginton, veteran US judge for Connecticut, dies at 95

Oct. 8, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. District Judge Warren W. Eginton, the longest-serving federal judge in Connecticut history, has died, his family said Tuesday. He was 95. Eginton, who continued working until days before his death, died Monday in hospice care in Redding after battling an illness, his children...

Despite fall, former President Carter helps build home

Oct. 7, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With a bandage above his left eye and a large, red welt below it, former President Jimmy Carter was greeted by a cheering crowd Monday morning as he prepared to help build a home with Habitat for Humanity in Nashville. Carter fell at home on Sunday, requiring 14 stiches, but he did...

Ex-President Jimmy Carter has black eye, stitches after fall

Oct. 6, 2019 10:13 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter had a black eye and 14 stitches after falling Sunday at his Georgia home, but made it to an evening concert in Tennessee to rally volunteers ahead of his 36th home building project for Habitat for Humanity. The 39th president fell earlier in the day at...

The Latest: Jimmy Carter fall: 14 stitches but gets to rally

Oct. 6, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on Former President Jimmy Carter's fall (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Former President Jimmy Carter had a black eye and 14 stitches after a fall at his Georgia home, but made it to a concert and ceremony to rally volunteers in Tennessee ahead of his 36th home building...

Controversy stalks Nobel Peace, Literature prizes

Oct. 6, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Controversy stalks the Nobel prizes for peace and literature in a way it rarely does for science. The revamped panel at the Swedish Academy who will hand out the Nobel Literature prizes Thursday for both 2018 and 2019 would relish arguments about the winners, rather than intrigue...