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Today in History - Saturday, August 24 2019
The Associated Press12 minutes ago
In this Aug. 15, 2019, photo, early morning fog shrouds homes in Kulusuk, Greenland. In tiny Kulusuk, resident Mugu Utuaq says the winter that used to last as long as 10 months when he was a boy, can now be as short as five months. Scientists are hard at work in Greenland, trying to understand the alarmingly rapid melting of the ice. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
US to open Greenland consulate amid increased interestThe Trump administration is planning to open a U.S. consulate in Greenland for the first time in decades amid increased strategic and economic interest in the Danish territory.
The Associated Press13 minutes ago
FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2013 file photo, David Koch speaks in Orlando, Fla. Koch, major donor to conservative causes and educational groups, has died on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. He was 79. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
The Latest: Koch's twin: He was my best friend, despite suitBillionaire industrialist David Koch's twin brother says he is mourning the man he calls his best friend despite a billion-dollar 1980s business dispute.
The Associated Press22 minutes ago
President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before departing on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Washington. Trump is headed to Kentucky. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The 'chosen one'? Trump says never mindThe 'chosen one'? Trump says never mind
The Associated Press24 minutes ago
In this Aug. 14, 2019, photo, a man works on a production line in a medical gloves factory in Suixi in central China's Anhui province. U.S. President Donald Trump angrily escalated his trade fight with China on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, raising retaliatory tariffs and ordering American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there. (Chinatopix via AP)
Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalatesPresident Donald Trump is escalating his trade fight with China, imposing new retaliatory tariffs and ordering American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya speaks to reporters at his ministry in Tokyo Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, after North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast. South Korea’s military said Saturday it will share information on the latest North Korean launches with Japan at Tokyo’s request as the intelligence deal is valid until November. “We want to continue the cooperation among Japan, the U.S. and South Korea,” Iwaya said. (Ren Onuma/Kyodo News via AP)
N. Korea test-fires missiles again after joint drills endNorth Korea has fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast for the seventh time in a month, after it threatened to remain America's biggest threat in protest of U.S.-led sanctions on the country
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
FILE - In a  Aug. 23, 2018 file photo, Michael Drejka sits in court during a bond hearing at the Pinellas County Justice Center in Clearwater, Fla.  Drejka, who fatally shot an unarmed black man during a dispute over a handicapped parking space, told detectives he fired because he had been pushed to the ground and he feared the man was about to "finish" what he started, video played at his trial Thursday, August 22, 2019  shows.(Jim Damaske/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)
Florida man convicted in parking lot shooting of black manA Florida jury has convicted a white man of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in a dispute over a handicapped parking spot
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
President Donald Trump speaks with reporters as he walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Washington. Trump is en route to the G-7 summit in France. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Trump heads to France after ratcheting up China trade warPresident Donald Trump is heading to France for an annual summit of leaders of the world's richest democracies
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, left, and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, right, walk together after Powell's speech at the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Jackson Hole, Wyo. (AP Photo/Amber Baesler)
'Our bigger enemy': Trump escalates attack on Fed chiefPresident Donald Trump has launched a furious and highly personal attack on the Federal Reserve and chairman Jerome Powell
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
Pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 in New York. Stocks fell sharply on Wall Street Friday after President Donald Trump called on U.S. companies to consider alternatives to doing business in China.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
US stocks tumble as US-China trade war rattles investorsThe Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 600 points Friday after the latest escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China rattled investors
The Associated Press1 hour ago
This photo provided by the Illinois State Police shows Illinois State Trooper Nicholas Hopkins. Hopkins an Illinois State Police trooper died from wounds suffered early Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 while executing a search warrant in East St. Louis. (Illinois State Police via AP)
Illinois trooper serving warrant dies from gunshot woundsAn Illinois State Police trooper died from wounds suffered early Friday while executing a search warrant in East St. Louis
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Lawyer calls ex-Peruvian president's US detention 'inhumane'A defense attorney says former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo is being kept in solitary confinement at a Northern California jail while he fights extradition to his native country
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