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Today in History

Jun. 23, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 23, the 174th day of 2021. There are 191 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June 23, 1972, President Richard Nixon signed Title IX barring discrimination on the...

The Latest: Guam launching COVID-19 vaccine tourism program

Jun. 22, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

HAGATNA, Guam — Guam is launching a vaccine tourism program to encourage citizens of neighboring countries and Americans living in East Asia to come get inoculated against COVID-19. The Pacific Daily News reports the first group of three travelers was arriving on a...

Russia says Syria can deliver aid, Turkey not essential

Jun. 22, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister says Moscow disagrees that there is no alternative to deliver humanitarian aid to Syria’s rebel-held northwest except from Turkey as the U.N. and many Western nations maintain, insisting deliveries are possible across conflict lines within...

Turkish businessman arrested in scheme with Utah polygamists

Jun. 22, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Turkish businessman has been arrested by the U.S. Justice Department in connection with what authorities say was a biodiesel fraud scheme operated by a Utah business that stole nearly $500 million in government funds. Sezgin Baran Korkmaz was...

Sterling savior again: England beats Czechs 1-0 at Euro 2020

Jun. 22, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — At least England now knows it can rely on Raheem Sterling for goals. The scoring touch missing at his last three tournaments has been rediscovered on home territory, and it gave his team first place in its group. It was Sterling's...

Top-heavy field for Olympic golf still missing some stars

Jun. 22, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

Four of the top 10 men in the world golf ranking are not going to Japan for the Olympics, only one of them by choice. The 60-man field was set Tuesday based on the world ranking with a half-dozen late withdrawals, a list that included U.S. Open runner-up Louis Oosthuizen...

UEFA declines Munich application for rainbow-colored stadium

Jun. 22, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — German soccer clubs are banding together to display rainbow colors during the country’s match against Hungary at the European Championship after UEFA rejected host city Munich’s plan to do the same. Clubs in Berlin, Frankfurt, Cologne, Wolfsburg,...

Cyberbullying trial tests French tools to fight online abuse

Jun. 22, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A landmark cyberbullying trial in Paris, involving thousands of threats against a teenager who savaged Islam in online posts, is blazing a trail in efforts to punish and prevent online abuse. It has also raised uncomfortable questions about freedom of...

Review: 'A Distant Grave' is a complex and lyrical thriller

Jun. 22, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

“A Distant Grave,” by Sarah Stewart Taylor (Minotaur) Homicide detective Maggie D’arcy has been hoping to heat up a cross-Atlantic romance with her sweetheart, Conor Kearney, but after a body turns up on Long Island beach, her trip to Ireland appears to be off. ...

Veteran lawmaker to lead N. Ireland's DUP after turmoil

Jun. 22, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party on Tuesday named veteran lawmaker Jeffrey Donaldson as its new leader, weeks after he narrowly lost the election to lead the senior partner in Northern Ireland’s government. The party said that when...