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Colin Powell dies, trailblazing general stained by Iraq

Oct. 18, 2021 20:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colin Powell, the trailblazing soldier and diplomat whose sterling reputation of service to Republican and Democratic presidents was stained by his faulty claims to justify the 2003 U.S. war in Iraq, died Monday of COVID-19 complications. He was 84. A...

US says Guantanamo detainee can pen letter about torture

Oct. 18, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says it will allow a Guantanamo Bay detainee to provide information to Polish officials about his torture in CIA custody following the 9/11 attacks. The decision from the Biden administration was included in a letter government...

Today in History

Oct. 18, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 18, the 291st day of 2021. There are 74 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 18, 1962, James D. Watson, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins were honored with the...

UN official: Taliban to announce secondary school for girls

Oct. 15, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A senior U.N. official said Friday the Taliban told him they will announce “very soon” that all Afghan girls will be allowed to attend secondary schools. UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Omar Abdi, who visited Kabul last week, told reporters...

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...

Qatar diplomat emphasizes engagement with Taliban at forum

Oct. 12, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar's diplomatic point man on Afghanistan said Tuesday countries should engage the country's new Taliban rulers, warning that isolation could lead to instability and a wide-reaching security threat, as happened when al-Qaida used the country as a base 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...

Today in History

Oct. 07, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 7, the 280th day of 2021. There are 85 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 7, 2001, the war in Afghanistan started as the United States and Britain launched...

Justices ponder detainee's rights in Guantanamo secrets case

Oct. 06, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed skeptical of requiring the U.S. government to divulge what it says is secret information being sought by a Guantanamo Bay detainee. But in a surprising turn, several justices also raised questions about the rights of the man, who was...