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Photos of Kofi Annan, who has died at age 80
August 18, 2018

Photos of Kofi Annan, who has died at age 80

Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. (Aug. 18)
Today in history for August 18th
August 18, 2018

Today in history for August 18th

Highlights of this day in history: Mongol ruler Genghis Khan dies; Women in U.S. clinch right to vote; James Meredith graduates from Univ. of Miss.; Vladimir Nabokov's 'Lolita' published in U.S.; Actor-director Robert Redford born. (Aug. 18)
Scrapbooks keep memories safe from Alzheimer's
August 17, 2018

Scrapbooks keep memories safe from Alzheimer's

Anne and Bruce Hunt, both 82, are obsessed with recording their own history, constantly adding photos and documents to family albums that date back 50 years. Their act of keeping memories alive is now a race against time. (Aug. 17)
Vatican: 'Shame, sorrow' in sex abuse scandal
August 17, 2018

Vatican: 'Shame, sorrow' in sex abuse scandal

The Vatican on Thursday expressed "shame and sorrow" about a Pennsylvania grand jury report on clergy who raped and molested children in six dioceses and decried the abuse as "criminally and morally reprehensible". (Aug. 17)
Veteran's org. happy Trump parade postponed
August 17, 2018

Veteran's org. happy Trump parade postponed

The veteran's group, the American Legion, is commending the President's postponement of a military parade. The Legion believes that the anticipated $92 million cost could be better spent assisting veterans and their families. (Aug. 17)
Fire tornado killed firefighter
August 17, 2018

Fire tornado killed firefighter

Authorities say a gigantic, searing tornado of flame killed a firefighter helping people evacuate in California. The 2,700-degree funnel of smoke and fire enveloped Jeremy Stoke last month in Northern California. (August 17)
Harrisburg bishop offers forgiveness mass
August 17, 2018

Harrisburg bishop offers forgiveness mass

A Pennsylvania bishop named in a grand jury report on sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy says he has "profound remorse" and offers his "heartfelt apology" to the victims. Harrisburg Bishop Ronald Gainer spoke Friday at a Mass of forgiveness. (Aug. 17)
Trump won't say whether he'd pardon Manafort
August 17, 2018

Trump won't say whether he'd pardon Manafort

President Donald Trump refused to say whether he would pardon Paul Manafort, calling him a "very good person" as he left the White House for New York. Trump also again called out Turkey, saying the country has been a "problem for a long time." (Aug. 17)
  Mattis disputes cost of military parade  which has now been delayed.
August 17, 2018

Mattis disputes cost of military parade which has now been delayed.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he hasn't seen an estimated cost of the planned military parade in Washington. The Defense Department said the parade would not happen in 2018, after the AP reported its estimated cost is $92 million. (Aug. 17)
12 hospitalized after Alabama tent collapse
August 17, 2018

12 hospitalized after Alabama tent collapse

Authorities in Hayden, Alabama say 12 people were hospitalized, including three who were seriously injured, after a tent collapsed at a shareholder's event. WBMA-TV says about 400 people were under the tent Thursday night. (Aug. 17)
Wreckage of WWII plane unearthed in Swiss Alps
August 17, 2018

Wreckage of WWII plane unearthed in Swiss Alps

Europe's heatwave has uncovered the wreckage of a World War II-era plane that crashed in the Bernese Alps 72 years ago. (Aug. 17)
Plane just misses van crossing Missouri runway
August 17, 2018

Plane just misses van crossing Missouri runway

A plane taking off narrowly missed hitting an airport van that crossed a runway to go to an employee barbecue.
Police: Boy stabs girl at Okla. school assembly
August 17, 2018

Police: Boy stabs girl at Okla. school assembly

A boy stood up and repeatedly stabbed a 14-year-old girl during an assembly at an Oklahoma high school on the first day of classes Thursday. The local sheriff's spokesman says she was airlifted to a hospital. A boy, also 14, is in custody. (Aug. 17)
Mattis: Taliban likely to continue attacks
August 17, 2018

Mattis: Taliban likely to continue attacks

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Taliban offensive on Ghazni, Afghanistan had six goals and that militants failed to reach them. He says the offensive will likely continue at least until Afghanistan holds elections in October. (Aug. 17)
Colorado Man Arrested in His Family's Death
August 16, 2018

Colorado Man Arrested in His Family's Death

A Colorado man whose wife and daughters disappeared this week has been arrested on suspicion of killing them. Christopher Watts lamented to a Denver television station how much he missed his family. (August 16)