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Today in History

Jul. 7, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 7, the 189th day of 2020. There are 177 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 7, 1865, four people were hanged in Washington, D.C. for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln: Lewis Powell (aka Lewis...

FILE - In this May 28, 2009 file photo, Earl Cameron poses for the media outside Buckingham Palace after being presented his CBE by Prince Charles, in London. Bermudian acting legend Earl Cameron has died, aged 102, it was announced Saturday, July 4, 2020. He was appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2009 for his accomplishments, which included being the first black actor to star in a British feature film. (Anthony Devlin/PA via AP, file)

Earl Cameron, pioneering British film actor, dies at 102

Jul. 4, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

Earl Cameron, who was one of the first Black actors to perform in mainstream British films and played supporting roles to enduring entertainment icons such as James Bond and the title character in “Doctor Who” before appearing in the U.N. thriller “The Interpreter” in his 80s, has...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives for a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic outside his residence at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Thursday, June 18, 2020. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

Police arrest armed man on the grounds where Trudeau lives

Jul. 2, 2020 10:17 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — An armed man crashed his truck through a gate on the grounds where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lives Thursday before being arrested two hours later. Police identified the suspect as a member of Canada's armed forces. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement that Trudeau was...

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 21, 2006 file photo, Britain' Queen Elizabeth II, centre, with Prince Michael of Kent, and Princess Michael of Kent celebrate after the horse Ouija Board won the Prince of Wales Stakes on the second day of the annual Royal Ascot horse race meeting, in Ascot, England. Queen Elizabeth II will not be attending the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting for the first time during her 68-year reign. The meeting, which commences Tuesday, June 16, 2020 is one of the country’s most high-profile horse racing meetings and one that effectively launches a great British summer of sport that also includes Wimbledon tennis and golf’s Open Championship.  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Queen Elizabeth misses Royal Ascot for first time in reign

Jun. 16, 2020 9:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Nothing has kept Queen Elizabeth II away from the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting during her 68-year reign as U.K. monarch — not pregnancy, a speech to Parliament or even an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. But this year, the 94-year-old queen will not be attending Royal Ascot,...

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New this week: Neil Young, 'Miss Juneteenth,' Padma Lakshmi

Jun. 15, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES —“Miss Juneteenth”: In Channing Godfrey Peoples’ leisurely first feature, Turquise Jones (Nicole...

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II reacts as she looks out during a ceremony to mark her official birthday at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Saturday June 13, 2020. Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday is being marked with a smaller ceremony than usual this year, as the annual Trooping the Color parade is canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Queen celebrates her 94th birthday this year. (Toby Melville/Pool via AP)

Queen Elizabeth's birthday marked with smaller ceremony

Jun. 13, 2020 8:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday was marked Saturday with a smaller ceremony than usual, as the annual Trooping the Color parade was canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic. The extravagant display of pomp and pageantry, a highlight of the royal calendar that typically attracts thousands...

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 1951 file photo, Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh rides on the shoulders of cheering crowds in Tehran's Majlis Square, outside the parliament building, after reiterating his oil nationalization views to his supporters. The U.S. ambassador to Iran mistakenly told the shah in 1953 that Britain's newly enthroned Queen Elizabeth II backed a plan to overthrow the country's elected prime minister and America maintained the fiction even after realizing the error, historians now say. (AP Photo, File)

Cables: US falsely said British queen backed 1953 Iran coup

Jun. 12, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Iran mistakenly told the shah in 1953 that Britain's newly enthroned Queen Elizabeth II backed a plan to overthrow the country's elected prime minister and America maintained the fiction even after realizing the error, historians now say. The...

In this video grab issued Thursday June 11, 2020, by Buckingham Palace, showing Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, as she takes part in a video conference call with the Princess Royal Princess Anne, and carers supported by the Carers Trust, on June 4, 2020.  The monarch talked with four carers and the trust's chief executive Gareth Howells, on June 4 from Windsor Castle, during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. As part of Carers Week in the U.K., the 94-year-old monarch showed once again that she's adept at meeting the challenges posed by new technologies, taking part in her first public video conference call to chat to four carers about the challenges they face looking after someone close to them during the coronavirus pandemic.  (Carer's Trust/Buckingham Palace via AP)

Queen Elizabeth takes part in first public video call

Jun. 11, 2020 8:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has taken part in her first public video conference call to chat to four carers about the challenges they face looking after people close to them during the coronavirus pandemic. As part of Carers Week in the U.K., the 94-year-old monarch showed once again that she's adept...

FILE - In this June 19, 1962 file photo, Britain's Prince Philip and his wife Queen Elizabeth II arrive at Royal Ascot race meeting, England. There certainly won’t be fuss. Count on that. When Britain’s Prince Philip reaches the grand age of 99 on Wednesday, he will spend it quietly and in much the same way he’s spent most of his adult life: beside Queen Elizabeth II. (AP Photo/File)

Still beside the queen at 99: Prince Philip to mark birthday

Jun. 9, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — There certainly won’t be fuss. Count on that. When Britain’s Prince Philip reaches the grand age of 99 on Wednesday, he will spend it quietly and in much the same way he’s spent most of his adult life: beside Queen Elizabeth II. The stalwart consort plans a quiet lunch...

FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, Britain's Prince Andrew delivers a speech during the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS) in Nonthaburi, Thailand.  Attorneys representing Britain’s Prince Andrew have lambasted U.S. justice authorities, Monday June 8, 2020, for what they described as a violation of commitments to confidentiality in their discussions with him about the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, FILE)

US prosecutors spar with Prince Andrew in Epstein probe

Jun. 9, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.S. prosecutors and attorneys for Britain's Prince Andrew sniped at one another across the Atlantic on Monday, each saying the other side was to blame for the duke's failure to participate in the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking probe. Andrew's lawyers said in a statement that he has offered...