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Today in History: May 21, Amelia Earhart crosses Atlantic

May. 21, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 21, the 141st day of 2022. There are 224 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 21, 1881, Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross. On this date: In...

Israel approves ultranationalist Jewish march in Jerusalem

May. 18, 2022 10:25 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities on Wednesday said they have given the go-ahead for flag-waving Jewish nationalists to march through the heart of the main Palestinian thoroughfare in Jerusalem's Old City later this month, in a decision that threatens to re-ignite violence in the holy city. ...

Today in History: May 16, Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ends

May. 16, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, May 16, the 136th day of 2022. There are 229 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 16, 1943, the nearly month-long Warsaw Ghetto Uprising came to an end as German forces crushed the Jewish...

Islamic State claims attack that killed 5 troops in Egypt

May. 14, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Islamic State affiliate in Egypt on Saturday claimed responsibility for an attack that killed at least five troops in the restive part of Sinai Peninsula. The extremist group announced its claim of Wednesday’s attack in a statement carried by its Aamaq news...

Today in History: May 14, Freedom Riders attacked

May. 14, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 14, the 134th day of 2022. There are 231 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 14, 1940, the Netherlands surrendered to invading German forces during World War II. On this...

Rights group: Israel approves over 4,000 new settler homes

May. 12, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel advanced plans for the construction of more than 4,000 settler homes in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, a rights group said, a day after the military demolished homes in an area where hundreds of Palestinians face the threat of expulsion. It was a...

Slain Al Jazeera journalist was icon of Palestinian coverage

May. 12, 2022 01:32 AM EDT

An Al Jazeera correspondent who was shot dead on Wednesday during an Israeli raid in the West Bank was a highly respected journalist in the Middle East whose unflinching coverage was known to millions of viewers. News of Shireen Abu Akleh's death reverberated across the region. The...

Al Jazeera reporter killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

May. 11, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, one of the satellite channel’s best-known reporters, was shot and killed on Wednesday while covering an Israeli military raid in the occupied West Bank. The broadcaster and two reporters who were with her blamed Israeli forces. ...

Egypt says officer, 4 troops killed in fighting in Sinai

May. 11, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Fighting on Wednesday in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula left an officer and four troops dead, the military said, just days after an attack there killed 11 forces. In a statement, the military's spokesman said the forces had been killed during a clash with militants, and that...

Today in History: May 11, Adolf Eichmann captured

May. 11, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 11, the 131st day of 2022. There are 234 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 11, 2010, Conservative leader David Cameron, at age 43, became Britain’s youngest prime minister in...