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Today in History: September 25, Sandra Day O'Connor sworn in

Sep. 25, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 25, the 268th day of 2022. There are 97 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 25, 1957, nine Black students who’d been forced to withdraw from Central High School in Little Rock,...

South Korea says North Korea test-fired missile toward sea

Sep. 24, 2022 23:39 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile Sunday toward its eastern seas, extending a provocative streak in weapons testing as a U.S. aircraft carrier visits South Korea for joint military exercises in response to the North’s growing nuclear threat. ...

'The Crown' back in November for season 5 with new queen

Sep. 24, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Crown” will return to its Netflix throne in early November. The drama series about Queen Elizabeth II and her extended family will begin its fifth season on Nov. 9, the streaming service said Saturday. The debut will come two months after the queen's...

In Lebanon, boat tragedy kills 94 but others plan to migrate

Sep. 24, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

NAHR EL-BARED, Lebanon (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians held prayers on a small soccer field in a refugee camp in northern Lebanon on Saturday, to mourn one of the scores of migrants who died after their boat sank off Syria’s coast this week, even as others vowed to undertake the same perilous...

Holcomb directs flags to half-staff to honor slain officer

Sep. 23, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Eric Holcomb has directed that flags be flown at half-staff across Indiana on Monday to honor an eastern Indiana police officer who died after being shot in the head during a traffic stop. Holcomb asked Friday that flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise...

Tutu's daughter barred from funeral role over gay marriage

Sep. 23, 2022 13:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been barred from officiating at a funeral in a church in England because she is married to a woman, the BBC reported Friday. Mpho Tutu van Furth, who is an ordained Episcopal priest in the U.S., had been asked to oversee the...

Hundreds demand cancellation of Japanese ex-leader's funeral

Sep. 23, 2022 04:56 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Several hundred protesters demanded the cancellation of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s state funeral as they shouted slogans and waved banners Friday in a Tokyo park. “Abe’s policies supported war,” demonstrator Mayumi Ishida said, noting Abe...

US aircraft carrier arrives in South Korea for joint drills

Sep. 23, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan arrived in the South Korean port of Busan on Friday ahead of the two countries' joint military exercise that aims to show their strength against growing North Korean threats. The joint drills will be...

Funeral procession set for officer shot during traffic stop

Sep. 22, 2022 20:51 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — The funeral procession Monday for an eastern Indiana police officer who died after being shot in the head during a traffic stop will follow U.S. 40 to Indianapolis, her department said. The funeral for Officer Seara Burton, 28, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday...

Unification Church pledges reforms after Abe's assassination

Sep. 22, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Unification Church, whose close ties with Japan's governing party have emerged after the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, acknowledged Thursday that it had accepted “excessive” donations from the suspect's mother, and that it would need to consider it...