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Queensland state Chief Health officer Dr. Jeannette Young speaks during a press conference at Parliament House in Brisbane, Australia, on July 24, 2020. The Australian health official revealed Monday, Sept. 14, that she has been under police guard because of death threats and growing public anger over pandemic border restrictions. (Dan Peled/AAP Image via AP)

Australian official under police guard over virus measures

Sep. 14, 2020 6:37 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian health official revealed Monday that she has been under police guard because of death threats and growing public anger over pandemic border restrictions. Queensland state Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said she now travels with a police escort because of the...

FILE - In this May 3, 2018 file photo, Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. In a statement from a family member, Hibbert died on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Toots Hibbert, beloved reggae star, dead at 77

Sep. 12, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Toots Hibbert, one of reggae's founders and most beloved stars who gave the music its name and later helped make it an international movement through such classics as “Pressure Drop,” “Monkey Man” and "Funky Kingston," has died. He was 77. Hibbert, frontman of...

Today in History

Sep. 9, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 9, the 253rd day of 2020. There are 113 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 9, 1776, the second Continental Congress made the term “United States” official, replacing “United Colonies.” On this date: In...

EDS NOTE: OBSCENITY - The walls and sidewalks outside Graceland are tagged with a variety of graffiti including, Black Lives Matter tags, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020 in Memphis, Tenn. Graffiti phrases were found on several tourist attractions in Tennessee, including Graceland, the Levitt Shell Amphitheater in Overton Park and the “I Heart Memphis” mural in midtown Memphis. (Brandon Dahlberg/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

'BLM' and 'Defund the Police' spray painted at Graceland

Sep. 2, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Messages of Black Lives Matter and “Defund the Police” were spray painted on several tourist attractions in Tennessee on Monday night, including Graceland, the Elvis Presley estate, authorities said. The graffiti phrases were found Tuesday morning outside Graceland, the...

Today in History

Aug. 16, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 16, the 229th day of 2020. There are 137 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 16, 1987, 156 people were killed when Northwest Airlines Flight 255 crashed while trying to take off from Detroit; the sole survivor was 4-year-old Cecelia...

More than 700 fans expected to attend pared-down Elvis vigil

Aug. 14, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — More than 700 fans of Elvis Presley have reserved spots to attend the candlelight vigil marking the anniversary of rock ’n’ roll icon's death in Memphis, Tennessee, in a event pared down because of the coronavirus outbreak. Every year in mid-August, thousands of Presley...

In this combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Aug. 16-22, Angela Bassett, from left, arrives at the 51st NAACP Image Awards on Feb. 22, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif., Sean Penn arrives at the Sean Penn J/P Haitian Relief Organization Gala on Jan. 6, 2018, in Los Angeles, Andy Samberg arrives at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif., Lee Ann Womack arrives at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles, Demi Lovato arrives at the Billboard Music Awards on May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas, Kacey Musgraves attends the Chanel Nº5 In The Snow launch event on Dec. 10, 2019, in New York and Kristen Wiig arrives at the 9th annual Governors Awards on Nov. 11, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 16-22

Aug. 10, 2020 8:15 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 16-22 Aug. 16: Actor Gary Clarke (“Hondo,” ″The Virginian”) is 87. Actor Julie Newmar is 87. Actor-singer Ketty Lester (“Little House on the Prairie”) is 86. Actor Anita Gillette is 84. Country singer Billy Joe Shaver is 81. Actor...

Magnolias, stars, a Gulf Coast lighthouse, a teddy bear, and even Kermit the Frog appear on some of the over 1,800 proposals submitted by the general public for a new Mississippi flag and posted Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, on the Mississippi Department of Archives and History web site. The state recently retired the last state banner with the Confederate battle emblem that's widely condemned as racist and a nine-member commission will design a replacement that cannot include the Confederate symbol and must have the phrase,

Public ideas for Mississippi flag: Magnolias, stars, beer

Aug. 3, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Magnolias and stars. Crosses and guitars. Beer cans and crawfish. A Gulf Coast lighthouse. Elvis Presley and Kermit the Frog. All appear on proposals the general public submitted for a new Mississippi flag. Mississippi recently retired the last state banner with the Confederate...