Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 25, the 269th day of 2020. There are 97 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 2...

California jobless rate falls with help of temporary jobs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A raft of temporary government jobs for the U.S. Census boosted California's economy in August as the state added 101,900 jobs as the unemployment rate fell below the high-wa...

Keith Urban finds musical connections across genre lines

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This year was poised to be a busy one for Keith Urban, with a full year of touring as well as a Las Vegas residency. He wasn’t sure when he’d have time to finish his next album...

4th camper found dead after floodgate glitch in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The body of the last missing camper after a deadly flash flood on Sunday (Sept. 13) was found Monday morning (Sept.14), and an employee of state-run Taipower Co. is being ...

Taiwan saw record number of drowning cases last year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In 2019, Taiwan recorded its highest number of drowning accidents ever, according to data released Sunday (Sept. 6) by the Fire Department of the Ministry of the Interior....

Lack of EU unity on asylum keeps refugees at the margins

As the number of displaced people seeking to enter the European Union, primarily via Greece and its Balkan and Mediterranean neighbors, continued to rise in 2015, the Dublin Regulation should have det...

Drowned child's aunt urges help to avoid more migrant deaths

BERLIN (AP) — The aunt of three-year-old Alan Kurdi, whose drowning five years ago put a human face on the Syrian refugee crisis, appealed to the world Tuesday to help refugees in need and not allow t...

5th federal execution of 2020 on again after late ruling

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The scheduled federal execution of a 10-year-old Kansas girl's killer was back on track Friday after an appellate panel tossed a lower court's ruling that would have required ...

Body recovered of Detroit firefighter who helped save girls

Crews on Saturday recovered the body of a Detroit firefighter who vanished into the Detroit River while helping save some girls from drowning a day earlier, authorities said. Detroit...

Lawyers: Autopsy suggests inmate suffered during execution

CHICAGO (AP) — An inmate suffered “extreme pain" as he received a dose of pentobarbital during just the second federal execution following a 17-year lag, according to court filings by lawyers represen...

Versatile Wilkinson shearing locks, protecting Drew Lock

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Protecting Drew Lock is Elijah Wilkinson ’s job. Shearing locks is his side gig. The Denver Broncos tackle opened a barbershop in Denver last year while still...

Foyt doing his part to bring fans back to Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A.J. Foyt climbs into his golf cart and speeds from his motorhome to the same garage stall he has called home every May for decades. Only now, it is August and In...

Michelle Obama's speech to the Democratic convention

Former First Lady's Michelle Obama's speech to the Democratic National Convention, as broadcast Aug. 17, 2020: __ Good evening, everyone. It’s a hard time, and ever...

Mauritius scrambles to counter oil spill from grounded ship

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Anxious residents of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius stuffed fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves Saturday to create makeshift oil spill barriers as tons of fuel leaking...

Indians hitting coach Van Burkleo opts out due to COVID-19

CHICAGO (AP) — Cleveland Indians hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo has opted out of the 2020 season due to concerns about contracting the COVID-19 virus. Team President Chris Antonetti sa...