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Today in History

July 29, 2020, 4:00 AM4 min read Today is Wednesday, July 29, the 211th day of 2020. There are 155 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 29, 1967, an accidental rocket launch on the deck of the supercarrier USS Forrestal in the Gulf of Tonkin resulted in a fire and…

Grandfather: Stray bullet killed boy grabbing phone charger

A grandfather says his 11-year-old grandson was grabbing a phone charger on the way to a cookout in Washington when he was struck and killed by a stray bulletJuly 5, 2020, 9:07 PM2 min readWASHINGTON -- An 11-year-old boy who was grabbing a phone charger on the way to a community cookout in Washington was…

Felony charge against Breonna Taylor protesters dropped

A prosecutor is dropping a felony charge against dozens of protesters who gathered at the Kentucky Attorney General’s home to demand justice in Breonna Taylor’s deathBy DYLAN LOVAN Associated PressJuly 17, 2020, 8:09 PM3 min readLOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A prosecutor announced Friday that he is dropping a felony charge against dozens of protesters who gathered…

AP PHOTOS: Unemployed at home, Albanians wait to leave

For young people in the rural Albanian town of Ballsh, the best chance of work is to move abroadBy DANIEL COLE Associated PressJuly 27, 2020, 8:57 AM3 min readBALLSH, Albania -- For Hekuran Jahaj, the closure of borders between his nation of Albania and European Union member states was the worst news during an already…

Rare outdoor ceremonies for new US citizens held in Idaho

An Idaho federal judge has held a pair of rare outdoor court proceedings to swear in new U.S. citizens amid the coronavirus pandemicJuly 24, 2020, 6:34 PM2 min readBOISE, Idaho -- A federal judge in Idaho has held a pair of outdoor court proceedings to safely swear in new U.S. citizens from more than a…

USGA transfers US media rights from Fox back to NBCUniversal

The USGA is leaving the Fox for the PeacockBy DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf WriterJune 29, 2020, 4:59 PM4 min read The USGA is transferring its U.S. media rights from Fox Sports to NBC, which returns the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open to NBC this year and for the final seven years of the Fox…

Costas joins CNN to talk on intersection of news and sports

Bob Costas has signed a contributor deal with CNN to offer commentary on the intersection between sports and newsBy DAVID BAUDER AP Media WriterJuly 24, 2020, 5:14 PM3 min readNEW YORK -- Time to cut a conversation with Bob Costas short. The new boss — CNN chief Jeff Zucker — is calling on the other…

Firm to offer balloon rides from Alaska to the edge of...

A company wants to use an advanced balloon to fly customers from Earth’s surface in Alaska to the highest reaches of the planet’s atmosphereJune 30, 2020, 1:47 PM2 min readANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A company wants to use an advanced balloon to fly customers from Earth's surface in Alaska to the highest reaches of the planet's…

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 16, the 198th day of 2020. There are 168 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 16, 1945, the United States exploded its first experimental atomic bomb in the desert of Alamogordo (ahl-ah-moh-GOHR’-doh), New Mexico; the same day, the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis left…

Lives Lost: London’s Hackney Marshes will miss head referee

The best referees are largely invisible, keeping order unobtrusively and letting the players decide the gameBy DANICA KIRKA Associated PressJuly 15, 2020, 2:44 PM5 min readLONDON -- The best referees are largely invisible, maintaining order unobtrusively and letting the players decide the game. Their absence — when things can spin out of control — is…
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