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US unemployment claims fall to 222,000, lowest in 44 years
The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since Richard Nixon was president. THE NUMBERS: The Labor Department said Thursday that claims for jobless aid dropped by 22,000 to 222,000, fewest since March 1973. The less volatile four-week average slid
FCC chairman silent amid Trump's attacks on press
President Trump continued his assault on NBC News Friday, retweeting former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly's assertion that "the President will not be able to impact licenses, but he is doing major damage to the NBC brand." Trump added, "Sadly, they and others are Fake News , and the public is just
Today in History
Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 12, the 285th day of 2017. There are 80 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 12, 1492 (according to the Old Style calendar), Christopher Columbus' expedition arrived in the present-day Bahamas. On this date: In 1792, the first
Trump threatens NBC but experts see no real risk to licenses
President Donald Trump threatened NBC Wednesday because he's not happy with how they have covered him
Last Kerner Commission member haunted, hopeful on race in US
The last surviving member of the Kerner Commission says he remains haunted the panel's recommendations on US race relation and poverty were never adopted but he is hopeful they may one day
Liam Neeson says he is not retiring from action films
Liam Neeson fans won't see the Irish actor in any more "Taken" movies. But that doesn't mean Neeson is giving up his career as an action star. "There’s only so many times your daughter can get taken. C’mon! No, that’s done," Neeson said in a recent appearance on "Popcorn With Peter Travers."
North Korea shot down a U.S. plane in 1969, killing 31 Americans
North Korea's recent threat to shoot down American military aircraft outside of its airspace recalls an infamous 1969 incident in which North Korean fighters shot down a U.S. Navy reconnaissance aircraft, killing the 31 American sailors aboard. On April 15, 1969 two North Korean Mig-21 fighters
April 18, 1969: US reconnaissance plane shot down by North Korea over Sea of Japan
President Nixon said the missions would continue and would be better protected.
Sept. 23, 1952: Richard Nixon delivers his famous Checkers speech
The vice presidential candidate addresses accusations of financial misdeeds.
Ken Burns documentary 'The Vietnam War' examines the conflict from all sides
ABC News' political director, Rick Klein, catches up with the co-directors of the film near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.