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Today in History: FEB 7, Kennedy imposes Cuba embargo

Feb. 07, 2023 15:02 PM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 2023. There are 327 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 7, 1964, the Beatles arrived at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to begin their first...

Swiss lawmakers visit Taiwan, say they want closer ties

Feb. 06, 2023 07:13 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A group of Swiss lawmakers met with Taiwan’s president and said Monday their government wants to deepen political relations, adding to shows of support by foreign politicians for the self-ruled island democracy in the face of Chinese intimidation. U.S....

Today in History: FEB 1, Space shuttle Columbia breaks up

Feb. 01, 2023 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2023. There are 333 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: In Feb. 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia broke up during re-entry, killing all seven of its crew members:...

Russian millionaire on trial in hack, insider trade scheme

Jan. 30, 2023 17:11 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A wealthy Russian businessman and associates made tens of millions of dollars by cheating the stock market in an elaborate scheme that involved hacking into U.S. computer networks to steal insider information about companies such as Microsoft and Tesla, a prosecutor told jurors on...

Today in History: JAN 25, Jury convicts Charles Manson

Jan. 26, 2023 16:58 PM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2023. There are 340 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 25, 1945, the World War II Battle of the Bulge ended as German forces were pushed back to their original...

Panel seeks to allow re-exports of Swiss weaponry to Ukraine

Jan. 25, 2023 14:25 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — A parliamentary panel in Switzerland has recommended waiving a law that bars countries from re-exporting Swiss armored vehicles, weapons and other war materiel to Ukraine for its defense against Russia, insisting the move would not violate the country's much-vaunted neutrality. ...

From the start, Shiffrin showed she was the skier to beat

Jan. 24, 2023 12:09 PM EST

From a prodigiously talented 15-year-old to the most decorated female skier of all-time, Mikaela Shiffrin has done quite a lot in only 12 years. The American skier won her record-breaking 83rd victory Tuesday in her 238th race on the World Cup circuit, the globe-trotting competition...

Fire burns makeshift homes in shadow of Seoul's skyscrapers

Jan. 20, 2023 01:57 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A fire destroyed about 60 makeshift homes in a densely packed neighborhood surrounded by some of the wealthiest streets of South Korea’s ultramodern capital Friday. Firefighters extinguished the flames in Seoul’s Guryong village within about five...

Yellen to meet with Chinese finance minister in Switzerland

Jan. 16, 2023 05:33 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will meet with her Chinese counterpart, Vice Premier Liu He, in Switzerland on Wednesday to discuss economic developments between the two nations. The Zurich talks will be a follow-up to the November meeting between President Joe...

WADA says Russia found 'no fault' in Valieva doping case

Jan. 13, 2023 13:39 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — A Russian tribunal found figure skater Kamila Valieva bore “no fault or negligence” in a doping case that rocked last year's Winter Olympics, the World Anti-Doping Agency said Friday. The Russian skater won Olympic gold in the team competition in February before...