Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2020. There are 348 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 18, ...

Gene-editing tool's pioneers win Israel's Wolf Prize

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two global pioneers of modern gene-editing technology were awarded Monday Israel's prestigious Wolf Prize in medicine. The Wolf Foundation said it was recognizing Je...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump says Pelosi, Dems defended Iran general

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's relentless attacks on the impeachment investigation and Democrats' stance on Iran strained the truth on various fronts, from claiming that House Speaker Nanc...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2020. There are 354 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 12, 18...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's distortions are across the board

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump systematically fabricated his record before boisterous supporters and the eyes of the world this past week. To a core ques...

Trump goes out of his way to take a bow, again

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was wonderful news: Researchers reported earlier this week the largest-ever one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate during 2017. And President Donald Trump didn’t miss the ...

Puzzlement in Ethiopia as Trump claims hand in Nobel prize

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Video of U.S. President Donald Trump saying he had a hand in the latest Nobel Peace Prize has gone viral in Ethiopia after Trump asserted that he had “made a deal” to save...

Trump boasts Iranian general's death was 'American justice'

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump used his first campaign election rally of 2020 to argue that he served up “American justice" by ordering a drone strike to take out Iranian Gen. Qassem Solei...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2020. There are 357 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 9, 1...

Are child crusaders, heroes fair game for adults who snipe?

NEW YORK (AP) — The point where childhood ends and adulthood begins isn't as straightforward as it seems. Add the limelight and things can get complicated for young people who either voluntarily or th...

Middle East long riven by killings of high-profile figures

Killings of major political and military figures have been a recurring factor in the modern Middle East, often presenting a defining moment and changing the contours of history in several instances. ...

Africa starts 2020 battling extremism, Ebola and hunger

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A tragic airline crash with far-reaching consequences, cataclysmic cyclones that may be a harbinger of the future, the death of an African icon and a new leader who won the Nobel P...

Sonny Mehta, visionary head of Alfred A. Knopf, dies at 77

NEW YORK (AP) — Sonny Mehta, the urbane and astute head of Alfred A. Knopf who guided one of the book world's most esteemed imprints to new heights through a blend of prize-winning literature by Toni ...

Looking down on a decade: Satellite images tell the stories

There has been no shortage of big news over the last decade. Spanning the globe, some stories were expected while others caught the world off guard. Some were so massive they were visible from space, ...

Ari Behn, Spacey accuser and ex of Norwegian princess, dies

Scandinavian writer Ari Behn — the ex-husband of Norwegian Princess Martha Louise and among the people who had accused actor Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct — died this week, his manager said. He wa...