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Today in History

Jan. 08, 2022 00:19 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2022. There are 357 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 8, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson, in his State of the Union address, declared an “unconditional war...

Today in History

Jan. 07, 2022 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2022. There are 358 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 7, 1953, President Truman announced in his State of the Union message to Congress that the United States had...

EXPLAINER: Why Elizabeth Holmes' fraud case turns on intent

Dec. 21, 2021 19:42 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The high-profile case of former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, now before a jury, boils down to a single question: Did she cover up defects in her startup's blood-testing technology to rip off investors while potentially endangering the lives of unwitting patients? ...

Today in History

Nov. 23, 2021 00:06 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 23, the 327th day of 2021. There are 38 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 23, 1971, the People’s Republic of China was seated in the U.N. Security Council. ...

Elizabeth Holmes takes the stand in her criminal fraud trial

Nov. 19, 2021 21:52 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Fallen Silicon Valley star Elizabeth Holmes, accused of bamboozling investors and patients about her startup Theranos and its medical device that she said would reshape health care, took the witness stand late Friday in her trial for criminal fraud. ...

Reporter recalls pivotal story in Elizabeth Holmes' stardom

Nov. 18, 2021 22:37 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Fortune Magazine reporter whose cover story helped turn Elizabeth Holmes into a Silicon Valley sensation testified Thursday as to how he ended up feeling like a pawn in the entrepreneur's promotion of what she called a revolutionary blood-testing technology. ...

Dinwiddie, Harrell lead Wizards to their fourth straight win

Nov. 13, 2021 22:00 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie scored 23 points, Montrezl Harrell added 20 and the Washington Wizards used a 20-0 first-half run to defeat the Orlando Magic 104-92 on Saturday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Kyle Kuzma added 17 points and 10...

Ballot drive launched to bypass Whitmer veto of voucher plan

Nov. 01, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A ballot drive was launched Monday to sidestep Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's planned veto of Republican-proposed legislation that would authorize a school voucher-style system in Michigan. Let MI Kids Learn needs to gather about 340,000 valid voter...

Venezuela sought to swap Americans for Maduro ally

Oct. 28, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Venezuela’s government quietly offered last year to release imprisoned Americans in exchange for the U.S. letting go a key financier of President Nicolás Maduro, according to people with knowledge of the proposal and message exchanges seen by The Associated Press. ...