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Cheney's defeat end of an era for GOP; Trump's party now

Aug. 17, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Liz Cheney’s resounding primary defeat marks the end of an era for the Republican Party as well as her own family legacy, the most high-profile political casualty yet as the party of Lincoln transforms into the party of Trump. The fall of the three-term...

At 82, Delaware sculptor continues his calling

Jul. 31, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — At first glance, Richard H. Bailey’s yellow bungalow-style home looks like any other house, until closer inspection reveals a workspace at the end of the driveway filled with a collection of marble sculptures. Peruvian onyx. Jade. Fluorite. Soapstone....

Today in History: July 30, USS Indianapolis is torpedoed

Jul. 30, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 30, the 211th day of 2022. There are 154 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 30, 1945, the Portland class heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis, having just delivered components of the...

Today in History: July 29, Charles marries Diana

Jul. 29, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 29, the 210th day of 2022. There are 155 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 29, 1981, Britain’s Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer in a glittering ceremony at St. Paul’s...

Aviator Amelia Earhart honored with statue at U.S. Capitol

Jul. 27, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders and Kansas officials praised aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart on Wednesday for advancing the cause of women's rights during her barrier-breaking career at a ceremony unveiling her statue in the U.S. Capitol. Earhart, the first woman to fly...

Today in History: June 25, Anne Frank's diary published

Jun. 25, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 25, the 176th day of 2022. There are 189 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 25, 1876, Lt. Col. Colonel George A. Custer and his 7th Cavalry were wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne...

Anti-vaccine doctor sentenced to prison for Capitol riot

Jun. 16, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

A California doctor who is a leading figure in the anti-vaccine movement was sentenced on Thursday to two months in prison for storming the U.S. Capitol, where she delivered speeches to rioters during the mob's attack. U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper in Washington, D.C., also...

Today in History: June 14, Continental Army is created

Jun. 14, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 14, the 165th day of 2022. There are 200 days left in the year. This is Flag Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 14, 1775, the Continental Army, forerunner of the United States Army, was created. ...

Fort Eustis unit ready when civilian authorities call

Jun. 11, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — On the first day of hurricane season, Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Struikman’s job included aiming one of the satellite dishes his team would use if civilian authorities call for help. It was practice — this time. His incident support...

New names for Fort Bragg, 8 other Army bases recommended

May. 24, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fort Bragg would become Fort Liberty. Fort Gordon would be Fort Eisenhower. And, for the first time, Army bases would be named after Black soldiers and women. An independent commission on Tuesday recommended new names for nine Army posts that now commemorate Confederate...