Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 20, the 264th day of 2020. There are 102 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. ...

No public at Dutch Saint Nicholas party due to coronavirus

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The annual nationally televised arrival in the Netherlands of Saint Nicholas, known locally as Sinterklaas, will happen without public fanfare this year because of concer...

Ehlinger leads No. 14 Texas romp over UTEP 59-3

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sam Ehlinger threw a 78-yard touchdown to Joshua Moore on the first play and had career-high five scoring passes in the first half, as No. 14 Texas rolled to a 59-3 season-opening...

Virginia lieutenant governor enters race for governor

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax formally kicked off his campaign for governor Saturday, a year after facing two allegations of sexual assault. Fairfax...

Belarus: Women attacked and detained as protests persist

Belarusian riot police on Saturday violently detained several dozen women demonstrators, as President Alexander Lukashenko's regime continued to resort to violence against its own people to cling ...

No. 14 Texas eager to get to kickoff with opener vs UTEP

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — For Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger, each day of summer workouts and training camp felt like uneasy steps toward a season that might never come. Even with his te...

A look at key moments in Falwell's relationship with Liberty

During 13 years under the stewardship of Jerry Falwell Jr., Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, has grown into a powerhouse with an endowment of over $1.7 billion, more than 15,000 on-campus an...

Black creatives in Italian fashion demand cultural reform

MILAN (AP) — The only Black designer belonging to Italy’s influential fashion council is demanding a "long overdue cultural reform’’ from her colleagues under the slogan: Do Black Lives Matter in Ital...

Facebook: Pandemic hurt enforcement on suicide, child nudity

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Looks like the machines aren't ready to take over just yet. The COVID-19 pandemic affected Facebook’s ability to remove harmful and forbidden material from its...

Liberty University names acting leader with Falwell on leave

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The board of private evangelical Liberty University in Virginia said Monday that it had chosen an interim leader, days after Jerry Falwell Jr. began a leave of absence after one o...

Texas keeps 'The Eyes of Texas' despite athlete demands

The University of Texas announced a series of steps Monday intended to make itself more welcoming to its Black students but stopped short of shelving “The Eyes of Texas” song that a number of athletes...

Dutch leader holds talks with anti-racism protesters

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prime Minister Mark Rutte met Wednesday with Dutch Black Lives Matter protesters to discuss how best to tackle racism and entrenched inequality in the Netherlands. ...

Aruba bans blackface makeup during annual Dutch celebration

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba will ban the blackface makeup worn every December during Sinterklaas, a celebration of St. Nicholas in which white people often dress u...

3 football players announce plans to transfer from Liberty

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Three football players at Liberty University say they have entered the transfer portal, with two of them citing “racial insensitivity” by the university's leadership or similar r...

Luxury fashion challenged to confront racist attitudes

MILAN (AP) — When luxury fashion lined up social media posts to show solidarity with Black Lives Matters protests, brands got a whole lot of blowback. Transgender model and actress ...