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Today in History: November 24, Ruby shoots Oswald

Nov. 24, 2022 00:11 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 24, the 328th day of 2022. There are 37 days left in the year. Today is Thanksgiving. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 24, 1963, Jack Ruby shot and mortally wounded Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused...

Zimbabwe's imposing new Chinese-funded parliament opens

Nov. 23, 2022 11:03 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa hailed “excellent” relations with China as he delivered for the first time a State of the Nation address at a new multimillion-dollar parliament building gifted by the Asian economic giant. China funded and...

Today in History: November 22, JFK is assassinated

Nov. 22, 2022 00:09 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2022. There are 39 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was shot to death during a motorcade in...

Today in History: November 21, deadly Las Vegas hotel fire

Nov. 21, 2022 00:04 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2022. There are 40 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 21, 1980, 87 people died in a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. On this date:...

Saudi prince's new title key to dodging lawsuit over killing

Nov. 18, 2022 16:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It raised eyebrows six weeks ago when Saudi Arabia’s aged king, Salman, named his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as prime minister. The kingdom’s laws designate the king as prime minister. King Salman had to declare a temporary exception to loan out the title, and at...

Today in History: November 18, deaths at Jonestown

Nov. 18, 2022 00:08 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2022. There are 43 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 18, 1978, U.S. Rep. Leo J. Ryan of California and four others were killed on an airstrip in Jonestown,...

Commonwealth team says Zimbabwe making progress to rejoin

Nov. 16, 2022 14:55 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has made “very impressive” progress in meeting conditions to rejoin the Commonwealth, a top official of the group of 56 mainly former British colonies said after an assessment mission, even as the opposition and other groups warned that the human rights...

Today in History: November 15, Sherman's "March to the Sea"

Nov. 15, 2022 00:03 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2022. There are 46 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 15, 1864, during the Civil War, Union forces led by Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh (teh-KUM’-seh) Sherman...

Zimbabwe's ruling party backs leader despite huge inflation

Oct. 28, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president on Friday officially opened a ruling party congress that is set to renominate him as the party's presidential candidate for next year's election, but soaring inflation and a government crackdown on dissent are fueling tensions in the southern African...

Author Dangarembga found guilty in Zimbabwe rights protest

Sep. 29, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — World-renowned author Tsitsi Dangarembga was found guilty Thursday of promoting public violence in her home country of Zimbabwe for participating in a largely peaceful antigovernment protest in 2020 that called for reforms. She was fined around $120 and...