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Today in History: May 29, Reagan and Gorbachev meet

Sun, 29 May 2022 00:00:27 -0400

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 29, the 149th day of 2022. There are 216 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 29, 1988, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev opened their historic summit in Moscow. On this date: In 1765, Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act before Virginia’s House of Burgesses. In 1790, Rhode Island became the 13th original colony to ratify the United States Constitution. In 1848, Wisconsin became the 30th state of the union. In 1914, the Canadian ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sank in the St. Lawrence River in eastern Quebec after colliding with the Norwegian cargo ship SS Storstad; of the 1,477 people on board the Empress of Ireland, 1,012 died. (The Storstad sustained only minor damage.) In 1953, Mount Everest was conquered as Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tensing Norgay of Nepal became the first climbers to reach the summit. In 1977, Janet Guthrie became the first woman to race in...

Critical fire condition warnings issued across US Southwest

Sat, 28 May 2022 20:16:11 -0400

Authorities are warning that much of the U.S. Southwest will see critical fire conditions this weekend

Uvalde a mix of pride and anger as it grieves school attack

Sat, 28 May 2022 19:32:33 -0400

Days after a local man burst into an elementary school and killed 19 children and two teachers before officers managed to kill him, the signs of grief, solidarity and local pride are everywhere in Uvalde

The names: 19 children, 2 teachers killed in Uvalde school

Sat, 28 May 2022 17:34:14 -0400

Nineteen children were looking forward to a summer filled with Girl Scouts and soccer and video games

TIMELINE: Texas elementary school shooting, minute by minute

Sat, 28 May 2022 16:57:43 -0400

In the hours and days since the fatal shooting of 19 children and their two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, authorities have given varying accounts of what happened and how they responded

Sheriff: Husband suspected in killings of woman, 3 kids

Sat, 28 May 2022 18:24:26 -0400

A mother and her three young children were shot to death in their home.

Official: Boats collide on Georgia river, 2 dead, 3 missing

Sat, 28 May 2022 16:18:26 -0400

Authorities say two people have died and three others are missing after two motorboats collided on a river in coastal Georgia near Savannah

Police inaction moves to center of Uvalde shooting probe

Sat, 28 May 2022 15:50:12 -0400

The actions of a school district police chief and other law enforcement officers are at the center of the investigation into this week’s shocking school shooting in Uvalde, Texas

Suspected serial killer charged in Missouri over 7th death

Sat, 28 May 2022 14:14:24 -0400

He's already charged in six killings in the Kansas City and St. Louis areas.

No state charge for billionaire Sanford in child porn probe

Sat, 28 May 2022 14:13:39 -0400

The South Dakota attorney general’s office is not charging billionaire and philanthropist T

Monaco GP: Leclerc on pole, risk of rain for iconic F1 race LIVE!

Sun, 29 May 2022 11:46:00 BST

WNBA call for further action to help free detained Griner

Sun, 29 May 2022 11:06:00 BST

The Women's National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) has called for more to be done to help free Brittney Griner from detention in Russia.

'Piggott made us better' - How rivalry became friendship for Carson

Sun, 29 May 2022 12:34:00 BST

Willie Carson, Mick Kinane and Frankie Dettori have led tributes to riding great Lester Piggott, who has died aged 86.

Murray enters Surbiton Trophy to aid Wimbledon preparations

Sun, 29 May 2022 10:29:00 BST

Andy Murray will step up his Wimbledon preparations on Monday when he faces Austria No 1 Jurij Rodionov in the first round of the Surbiton Trophy.

Baaeed rematch seems likely for Real World at Ascot

Sun, 29 May 2022 11:40:00 BST

Real World will "most likely" take on unbeaten Baaeed again in the Queen Anne Stakes, rather than tackle the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot next month.

Former champion jockey Lester Piggott dies aged 86

Sun, 29 May 2022 09:08:00 BST

Record-breaking former champion jockey Lester Piggott has died aged 86.

Lester Piggott: The racing colossus with an iron will to win

Sun, 29 May 2022 10:11:00 BST

Lester Piggott was without doubt the finest jockey of his generation, and probably of any that has gone before or since.

Scheffler holds two-shot lead | Stallings, Todd in pursuit

Sun, 29 May 2022 08:59:00 BST

Scottie Scheffler continues to sit atop the leaderboard of the Charles Schwab Challenge, and will take a two-shot lead into the final round on Sunday.

Davis stops Romero in sixth to retain lightweight belt

Sun, 29 May 2022 07:56:00 BST

Gervonta Davis regained his knockout power and retained his lightweight title Saturday night after stopping Rolando Romero in the sixth round. 

Ratnapala leaves director of netball role at Saracens Mavericks

Sun, 29 May 2022 12:04:00 BST

Saracens Mavericks have announced Kat Ratnapala is leaving her position as director of netball at the Vitality Netball Superleague franchise.

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