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Today in History

Sep. 27, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 27, the 270th day of 2021. There are 95 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 27, 1996, in Afghanistan, the Taliban, a band of former seminary students, drove...

Casino union marches for return to jobs on Las Vegas Strip

Sep. 24, 2021 23:03 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of hotel, casino and restaurant workers marched Friday on the Las Vegas Strip to highlight their call for employers to rehire more people who were furloughed last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the reopening of casinos and...

Tonys: Broadway hopes to razzle-dazzle its way out pandemic

Sep. 23, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway is in need of a boost these days so it has smartly called on one of its most beloved, award-winning stage veterans for help — Audra McDonald. McDonald has been tapped to host the Tony Awards on Sunday, a telecast which theater producers hope...

Selma courthouse annex named for civil rights pioneers

Sep. 18, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The courthouse annex in Alabama's Dallas County now bears the name of two prominent African-American attorneys and civil rights figures from the community — J.L. Chestnut and Bruce Boynton. News outlets report that a dedication ceremony was held...

EXCERPT: On morning of 9/11, 'What's happening to my city?'

Sep. 08, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

The following account from Howie Rumberg, now deputy sports editor for The Associated Press, is excerpted from the book “September 11: The 9/11 Story, Aftermath and Legacy,” an in-depth look at AP’s coverage of 9/11 and the events that followed. On that day, Rumberg, working the...

Alabama teen charged with murder caught after second escape

Sep. 07, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

MARION, Ala. (AP) — A teenager charged with murder in west Alabama has been captured following his second escape from jail in days, authorities said Tuesday. Aldonte Jaquan Banks, 17, was captured late Monday, District Attorney Michael Jackson said. Banks, who escaped...

Today in History

Sep. 03, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 3, the 246th day of 2021. There are 119 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 3, 1939, Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declared war on Germany, two...

Seahawks sign QB Jake Luton, place Cedric Ogbuehi on IR

Sep. 02, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks added a third quarterback onto the active roster Thursday after signing Jake Luton. They also placed offensive lineman Cedric Ogbuehi on injured reserve. Luton was released by Jacksonville this week and...

Today in History

Aug. 28, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2021. There are 125 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 people listened as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr....

Explosion rocks Selma convention center, heavily damaging it

Aug. 24, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

An explosion rocked an Alabama convention center, heavily damaging the building but causing no injuries, authorities said. The cause of the Monday night blast at Selma’s convention center — which was unoccupied at the time — was not immediately known, Al.com...