Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2019. There are 342 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 23,...

Mendez, former CIA officer portrayed in 'Argo' dead at 78

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A former CIA technical operations officer who helped rescue six U.S. diplomats from Iran in 1980 and was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the film "Argo," has died. He was 78. ...

Freshmen House Dems cut different paths across Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON (AP) — One group went to the White House with Republicans to talk about border security and reopening shuttered parts of the government. Another, led by social media stars...

Shah of Iran modernized his nation but vacillated in crisis

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — At the height of his power in 1971, Iran's Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi drew world leaders to a wind-swept luxury tent city, offering a lavish banquet of food flown in...

Waiting for final Mueller report? It may be short on detail

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller's Russia probe has to end with a report. But anyone looking for a grand narrative on President Donald Trump, Russian election interference and all the juicy details un...

AP WAS THERE: Shah leaves Iran as 1979 revolution looms

EDITOR'S NOTE: On Jan. 16, 1979, Iran's powerful Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi abandoned his Peacock Throne and left his nation, never to return home, setting the stage for the country's 1979 Islamic Rev...

Response from William Stanton to former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

Mr. Kevin Rudd’s only factual objection to my commentary is to my statement that he is “reportedly now on the boards of several major Chinese state-owned corporations.” I qualified m...

Barr as attorney general: old job, very different Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — When William Barr was attorney general in the early 1990s, he was outspoken about some of America's biggest problems — violent crime, drug addiction, teenage pregnancy. The "Age of A...

Pompeo says US diplomats' morale 'good' despite shutdown

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — American diplomats are upbeat despite the government shutdown that has left many of them working without pay, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday. ...

Trump AG pick poised to reclaim old job in a changed capital

WASHINGTON (AP) — When William Barr was attorney general in the early 1990s, he was outspoken about some of America's biggest problems — violent crime, drug addiction, teenage pregnancy. The "Age of A...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2019. There are 356 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 9, ...

Ex-Cuban vice president, Bay of Pigs commander, dies at 95

HAVANA (AP) — Jose Ramon Fernandez, a retired Cuban brigadier general who was key in forming the communist country's new army and commanded Cuban defenses at the Bay of Pigs, died on Sunday, state med...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2019. There are 360 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 5, 1...

Jailed American spent years collecting Russian contacts

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. corporate security executive and former Marine who has been jailed in Moscow on spying charges has spent more than a decade cultivating friends and contacts in Russia, both vi...

Dab! Kids were the stars on Day 1 of the new Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — They "dabbed" on the House floor. One tiny voice from somewhere deep in Democratic ranks yelled, "Boring!" And when their parents swore to faithfully serve as members of the new 116t...