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Today in History: June 26, first Harry Potter book published

Sun, 26 Jun 2022 00:00:26 -0400

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 26, the 177th day of 2022. There are 188 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 26, 1945, the charter of the United Nations was signed by 50 countries in San Francisco. On this date: In 1917, the first troops of the American Expeditionary Force deployed to France during World War I landed in St. Nazaire. In 1925, Charles Chaplin’s classic comedy “The Gold Rush” premiered at Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. In 1948, the Berlin Airlift began in earnest after the Soviet Union cut off land and water routes to the isolated western sector of Berlin. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy visited West Berlin, where he delivered his famous speech expressing solidarity with the city’s residents, declaring: “Ich bin ein Berliner” (I am a Berliner). In 1977, 42 people were killed when a fire sent toxic smoke pouring through the Maury County Jail in Columbia, Tennessee. Elvis Presley performed his last concert at...

Jury awards $21M to family of pregnant teen shot by police

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 23:36:41 -0400

The complaint described the killing as “a botched covert arrest operation."

Army private's plea shelved internet fantasy chat defense

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 22:40:32 -0400

He planned to call the plot to kill members of his unit an internet fantasy.

West Virginia helicopter crash victims identified

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 16:52:18 -0400

Medical examiners in West Virginia have released the names of six people killed in the crash of a Vietnam-era helicopter that gave tour rides

Police at Arizona Capitol fire tear gas, disperse protesters

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 16:21:00 -0400

Police fired tear gas to disperse abortion rights backers demonstrating  from outside the Arizona Capitol Friday night, forcing lawmakers to huddle briefly in a basement inside the building as they rushed to complete their 2022 session

Police: 5-month-old girl in car fatally shot in Chicago

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 16:20:09 -0400

A 5-month-old girl has been shot to death while sitting in the rear of a car in Chicago

LAPD officer who died was beaten in training, mother claims

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 15:29:30 -0400

A Los Angeles police officer who died of neck injuries suffered during training had been beaten by fellow officers in an exercise meant to “simulate a mob.”

'Loving' boy last Texas school shooting victim laid to rest

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 13:43:27 -0400

The 10-year-old's funeral is the last of the 21 victims in the Uvalde massacre.

Two months of waiting, and finally a Supreme Court ruling

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 12:40:10 -0400

And so, the interminable wait after the leak of the decision overturning Roe v. Wade has come to an end — nearly two months in which abortion and all of its complexities have been have been hashed and rehashed, while the U.S. Supreme Court was silent

Seven accusers write to Ghislaine Maxwell's sentencing judge

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 13:48:52 -0400

Women who say she helped Epstein are asking a judge to consider their pain.

Wimbledon 2022: Order of Play

Sun, 26 Jun 2022 08:00:00 BST

Order of Play for Monday, June 27 at the All England Lawn Tennis Championship, Wimbledon, London.

Foakes out of Test with Covid-19; Billings comes in for England

Sun, 26 Jun 2022 09:45:00 BST

England wicketkeeper Ben Foakes will miss the rest of the third Test against New Zealand at Headingley after testing positive for Covid-19, with Sam Billings called up as a like-for-like replacement.

Ronaldo not for sale despite Chelsea reports

Sun, 26 Jun 2022 06:56:00 BST

Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale and Manchester United expect him to remain at Old Trafford, despite reports linking the Portuguese star with a sensational move to Chelsea.

Everything you need to know about Wimbledon

Sun, 26 Jun 2022 07:00:00 BST

Strawberries and cream, Andy Murray, Emma Raducanu, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Bjorn Borg, Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf - here's everything you need to know about Wimbledon...

£85,000 Summer Cup the Uttoxeter Sunday highlight

Sun, 26 Jun 2022 07:00:00 BST

One of the summer jumping highlights takes place at Uttoxeter on Sunday afternoon as they host the £85,000 bet365 Summer Cup, live on Sky Sports Racing.

McIlroy drops way back as Schauffele retains Travelers Champ lead

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 23:59:00 BST

Xander Schauffele has retained his lead at the Travelers Championship but is down to just a single shot heading into Sunday, while Rory McIlroy fell further back after another difficult round.

Khan calls for Azim vs Cheema | 'I’d love that,' says Azim

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 23:33:00 BST

Amir Khan has called for Adam Azim to fight Dylan Cheema after his stunning 66-second stoppage victory over Anthony Loffet on Saturday night.

Chun falters but retains Women's PGA Championship lead

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 22:50:00 BST

In Gee Chun saw her lead halved at the Women's PGA Championship but the South Korean is still very much in charge at Congressional Country Club.

Papers: Man Utd will not sell Ronaldo after forward offered to Chelsea

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 22:45:00 BST

All the top stories and transfer rumours from Sunday's national newspapers...

Azim stops Loffet in 66 seconds to seal first title

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 22:25:00 BST

Adam Azim needed just 66 seconds to stop Anthony Loffet and claim the WBC Youth Inter-Continental super-lightweight title.

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