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Today in History

Oct. 16, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2021. There are 76 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 16, 1859, radical abolitionist John Brown led a raid on the U.S. arsenal at Harpers...

Retired diplomat Hill is Biden's choice for envoy to Serbia

Oct. 14, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday said he intends to nominate longtime diplomat Christopher Hill to be ambassador to Serbia. Hill retired from the foreign service in 2010 after serving as ambassador to Iraq. During his career, he helped negotiate a peace...

Today in History

Oct. 14, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 14, the 287th day of 2021. There are 78 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 14, 1947, U.S. Air Force Capt. Charles E. (“Chuck”) Yeager (YAY’-gur) became...

Federal immigration agents to end practice of worksite raids

Oct. 12, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal immigration agents will end mass workplace arrests of immigrant employees suspected of living in the U.S. without legal permission, according to a memo issued Tuesday by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Instead, the focus will shift...

Ex-UN Ambassador Haley gets lifetime Clemson board post

Oct. 12, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

As she ponders her next political steps, former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has accepted a lifetime appointment to the Board of Trustees of Clemson University, her alma mater. The appointment was announced Tuesday by the university, from which...

Justices' views on abortion in their own words and votes

Oct. 12, 2021 07:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion already is dominating the Supreme Court’s new term, months before the justices will decide whether to reverse decisions reaching back nearly 50 years. Not only is there Mississippi's call to overrule Roe v. Wade, but the court also soon will be asked again to...

Today in History

Oct. 11, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 11, the 284th day of 2021. There are 81 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 11, 1968, Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission, was launched with astronauts...

Today in History

Oct. 10, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2021. There are 82 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 10, 2014, Malala Yousafzai (mah-LAH’-lah YOO’-suhf-zeye), a 17-year-old Pakistani...

Biden nominates fundraiser Tsunis for Greece ambassadorship

Oct. 08, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced plans Friday to nominate George Tsunis, an influential Democratic fundraiser and hotelier, to be his envoy to Greece. Tsunis had a previous ambassadorial nomination fall apart. Former President Barack Obama picked Tsunis...

Today in History

Oct. 08, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 8, the 281st day of 2021. There are 84 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 8, 1985, the hijackers of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro (ah-KEE’-leh...