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Today in History: August 19, "Old Ironsides" wins a battle

Fri, 19 Aug 2022 00:00:42 -0400

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2022. There are 134 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 19, 1960, a tribunal in Moscow convicted American U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers of espionage. (Although sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment, Powers was returned to the United States in 1962 as part of a prisoner exchange.) On this date: In A.D. 14, Caesar Augustus, Rome’s first emperor, died at age 76 after a reign lasting four decades; he was succeeded by his stepson Tiberius. In 1807, Robert Fulton’s North River Steamboat arrived in Albany, two days after leaving New York. In 1812, the USS Constitution defeated the British frigate HMS Guerriere off Nova Scotia during the War of 1812, earning the nickname “Old Ironsides.” In 1814, during the War of 1812, British forces landed at Benedict, Maryland, with the objective of capturing Washington D.C. In 1848, the New York Herald reported the discovery of gold in California. In 1934, a...

California man convicted of 1980s rape-murders of two women

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 23:46:56 -0400

A California man prosecutors called a serial killer has been convicted of raping and killing two women in the 1980s after investigators linked him to DNA evidence

Judge throws out $85M award over California custody death

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 23:27:26 -0400

A federal judge has thrown out an $85 million lawsuit award over the death of a Southern California man who was beaten, hogtied and shocked with a stun gun by sheriff’s deputies in 2015

North Dakota school board reinstates Pledge of Allegiance

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 23:40:13 -0400

The school board in North Dakota’s most populous city has reversed course on its decision to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at its monthly meetings

Officials: At least 2 die after planes collide in California

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 21:40:48 -0400

Two planes collided in Northern California while trying to land at a local airport and at least two of the three occupants were killed

Los Angeles man sentenced to life for 5 random killings

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 23:38:53 -0400

A Los Angeles man who opened fire on people at random in 2014, killing five people and wounding seven others, has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole

Court: Extraordinary damages OK in 'wrongful life' case

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 21:05:01 -0400

The Washington Supreme Court says that under state law, it’s OK for judges to award extraordinary damages in so-called “wrongful life” cases where a child has birth defects that require extensive care

Police: Pennsylvania man tried to buy stolen human remains

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 23:36:00 -0400

A Pennsylvania man has been charged with abuse of a corpse, receiving stolen property and other charges after police say he allegedly tried to buy stolen human remains from an Arkansas woman for possible resale on Facebook

Part of a foot, in a shoe, spotted in Yellowstone hot spring

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 20:50:14 -0400

Yellowstone National Park officials are investigating after an employee spotted part of a foot, in a shoe, floating in a hot spring in the southern part of the park

Bed Bath & Beyond tumbles after influential investor exits

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 20:49:07 -0400

The newest meme stock on Wall Street, Bed Bath & Beyond, has tumbled even further in after-hours trading after a high-profile activist investor confirmed that he’s bailed out of the stock

Raducanu's resurgent run ended by Pegula | 'I've made great step'

Fri, 19 Aug 2022 06:01:00 BST

Emma Raducanu's scintillating early run at the Western & Southern Open has ended in a 7-5 6-4 defeat to Jessica Pegula.

'What a Gaelic footballer he would have been': Staunton's GAA exploits

Fri, 19 Aug 2022 06:00:00 BST

Steve Staunton is best known for his exploits on the soccer field.

Thirlby: England not in market for 'wholesale changes' ahead of World Cup

Fri, 19 Aug 2022 06:00:00 BST

Jess Thirlby is not looking towards "wholesale changes" as England reflect on their Commonwealth Games campaign and look towards next year's Netball World Cup in South Africa.

Hemp on target as Man City rout Tomiris-Turan

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 20:19:00 BST

Manchester City got their Women's Champions League qualifying campaign off to an impressive start with a 6-0 win over Kazakh side Tomiris-Turan in Madrid.

Man Utd close to £59.2m Casemiro deal | Ajax reject £67.6m Antony bid

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 15:00:00 BST

Manchester United are close to agreeing a £59.2m deal for Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro but have had a £67.6m bid rejected for Ajax winger Antony.

Huddersfield see off Castleford to book play-off spot

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 22:53:00 BST

Huddersfield clinched a place in the Betfred Super League play-offs for the first time since 2015 with a clinical 36-10 win over Castleford at the John Smith's Stadium.

Swiatek's US Open prep hit by early exit in Cincinnati

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 21:55:00 BST

Madison Keys shocked Iga Swiatek to move into the Western and Southern Open quarter-finals, further disrupting the world No 1's preparations for the US Open.

Scamacca scores first West Ham goal in ECL win over Viborg | Hearts lose in EL

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 20:11:00 BST

Gianluca Scamacca scored his first West Ham goal as the Hammers began their latest European campaign with a 3-1 win over Danish club Viborg.

Has Usyk put on 15 kilos? | 'He looked tremendous,' says Khan

Fri, 19 Aug 2022 06:00:00 BST

Oleksandr Usyk appears to have packed on muscle mass for his rematch with Anthony Joshua, live on Sky Sports Box Office this Saturday.

Arum: Fury will 'answer the bell' for Usyk vs Joshua winner

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 22:00:00 BST

Tyson Fury's promoter is "confident" that the British heavyweight will "answer the bell" and return to fight the winner of Oleksandr Usyk's rematch with Anthony Joshua.

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