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Today in History for August 18th
August 17, 2019

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)
AP Top Stories August 17 P
August 17, 2019

AP Top Stories August 17 P

Here's the latest for Saturday, August 17th: Right-wing, counter-protesters in Portland; Riot police confront protesters in Hong Kong; Renamed Iran tanker preps for Gibraltar departure; Scientists simulate telescope's first days in orbit.
At least 13 people arrested at Portland protest
August 17, 2019

At least 13 people arrested at Portland protest

More than a dozen people were arrested for things like disorderly conduct and unlawful use of a weapon in Portland, Oregon, during what the police chief described as a “long and arduous day” of competing protests. (August 17)
Today in History for August 17th
August 17, 2019

Today in History for August 17th

Highlights of this day in history: Hurricane Camille hits Gulf Coast; President Clinton admits relationship with Monica Lewinsky; Gold found in Canada's Yukon; Robert Fulton's steamboat ride; Rudolf Hess dies; Actor Robert DeNiro born. (Aug. 17)
NYPD look to question man in rice cooker scare
August 16, 2019

NYPD look to question man in rice cooker scare

Three abandoned rice cookers prompted an evacuation of a major lower Manhattan subway station and closed off an intersection in another part of town Friday morning before police determined they were not explosives. (August 16)
Block a car by "protesting" and you might get hit
August 16, 2019

Block a car by "protesting" and you might get hit

Immigration "protesters" sat in the street and prevented employees from entering a Rhode Island prison and some were injured. (Aug. 16)
Chinese paramilitary police gather near Hong Kong
August 15, 2019

Chinese paramilitary police gather near Hong Kong

Armored vehicles belonging to China's paramilitary police were parked Friday in Shenzhen, across the border from Hong Kong, in what some interpret as a threat against protesters. (Aug. 16)
'French Spiderman' climbs Hong Kong building
August 16, 2019

'French Spiderman' climbs Hong Kong building

A Frenchman, known for climbing stunts on skyscrapers around the globe, scaled a 62-story building in Hong Kong and hung a banner featuring the Chinese and Hong Kong flags. (Aug. 16)
AP source: Trump talked about buying Greenland
August 16, 2019

AP source: Trump talked about buying Greenland

President Donald Trump has talked to aides and allies about buying Greenland for the U.S. A Trump ally told The Associated Press on Thursday that the president had discussed the purchase but was not serious about it. (Aug. 16)
Chinese paramilitary police seen near Hong Kong
August 16, 2019

Chinese paramilitary police seen near Hong Kong

Chinese paramilitary police could be seen gathered at the Shenzhen Stadium which is located next to a bridge linking Mainland China to Hong Kong. (Aug. 16)
Philly DA: Suspect shouldn't have been on streets
August 15, 2019

Philly DA: Suspect shouldn't have been on streets

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner says the suspected gunman in an hourslong standoff that left six police wounded "should not have been on the streets," adding law enforcement did not have a "crystal ball" to predict his behavior. (August 15)
23 injured in Russian plane's emergency landing
August 15, 2019

23 injured in Russian plane's emergency landing

A passenger jet made an emergency landing in a field outside of one of Moscow's airports Thursday after colliding with a flock of birds, injuring almost two dozen people, Russian officials said. (Aug. 15)
Reporters given tour of Texas immigration facility
August 14, 2019

Reporters given tour of Texas immigration facility

Reporters have been given a tour of an immigration facility in Texas that's still housing more than 1,000 migrants despite a decrease in arrests in recent months. (August 14)
Family hopes for answers in Colo. girl's slaying
August 15, 2019

Family hopes for answers in Colo. girl's slaying

The family of a 12-year-old Colorado girl missing since 1984 call the discovery of her remains in a field last month “a miracle.” The sister of Jonelle Matthews hopes to find justice and learn about her final moments. (Aug. 15)
AP source: John Hickenlooper to end 2020 bid
August 15, 2019

AP source: John Hickenlooper to end 2020 bid

The presidential campaign of Colorado's former governor, John Hickenlooper, never quite caught on -- and now someone close to him tells The Associated Press that's he's dropping out of the race. He's expected to announce the decision Thursday. (Aug. 15)