Iran marks 1979 US Embassy takeover amid nationwide protests
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — (AP) — Iran on Friday marked the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran as its theocracy faces nationwide protests after the death of a 22-year-old woman earlier arrested by the country's morality police. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi also was expected to speak in front of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran to mark the commemoration. Late Thursday in California at a rally before the U.S. midterm elections, President Joe Biden also stopped his speech to address a crowd that held up cellphones displaying the message "FREE IRAN." “Don’t worry, we’re gonna free Iran,” Biden said in an aside during a campaign rally for Democratic Rep. Mike Levin. Since the protests began in mid-September, the American position appears to have hardened with officials saying restoring the deal isn't a priority amid the demonstrations.wftv.com
Jimmy Carter announces he would not support sending and American team to Moscow Olympics
On January 20, 1980, President Jimmy Carter appeared on “Meet the Press” to make a historic announcement. Moderator Bill Monroe asked Carter if he supported sending a U.S. Olympic team to the summer games in Moscow. Carter replied, “No. Neither I nor the American people would support the sending of an American team to Moscow with Soviet invasion troops in Afghanistan.”news.yahoo.com
Dodge, deny or fib: DeSantis, others stay vague on 2024 plans
Presidential aspirants running for reelection while dreaming of the highest office in the land often face an uncomfortable question: Will they commit to serving a full term — should they win one — when their best moment to take a shot at the White House may come sooner than that.
Former US Attorney General Benjamin Civiletti dies at 87
WASHINGTON — (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General Benjamin R. Civiletti has died, according to current Attorney General Merrick Garland. The Baltimore Sun reported that Civiletti died Sunday evening of Parkinson’s at his home in Lutherville, Maryland. Civiletti served in President Jimmy Carter’s administration and later became one of the nation’s most expensive private attorneys. As attorney general, Civiletti often dealt with politically delicate cases, including investigations of presidential brother Billy Carter’s dealings with Libya, influence buying by South Korean agents and allegations of cocaine use by two Carter aides. He may have left his deepest mark on the Justice Department by issuing public attorney general guidelines with specific legal policies and procedures for government investigations and prosecutions.wftv.com
Carter Center to monitor midterms in Georgia's Fulton County
The Center, co-founded in 1982 by former President Jimmy Carter and Roslaynn Carter, announced Thursday it agreed to observe Fulton voting and vote-counting at the request of a bipartisan group of Georgia elections officials. After the 2020 election, Carter Center officials monitored the audit of the state’s 5 million presidential ballots that affirmed Democrat Joe Biden’s victory over Trump. The law, however, doesn't exclude third-party monitors, thus allowing the joint request to The Carter Center by the review panel members and local Fulton officials. Carter Center officials, according to the announcement, are monitoring the issuance and processing of absentee ballots, in-person voting during the early voting period and on Election Day, Fulton officials’ Election Day operations, and post-election procedures in the county. Fulton County accounts for about 11% of Georgia’s electorate.wftv.com
Rosalynn Carter: Things to know about the former first lady
Rosalynn Carter is best known as first lady of the United States, a role she served in from 1977 to 1981 as the wife of President Jimmy Carter. Here are some things to know about Rosalynn Carter. Mental health advocateCarter’s work as an honorary chair on the President’s Commission on Mental Health led to the Mental Health Systems Bill, which aimed to protect those with mental illness from discrimination. The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers was established in 1987 at Georgia Southwestern State University to offer coaching and support to caregivers. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 27 Jimmy, Rosalynn Carter: 75th wedding anniversary NEW YORK - JULY 16, 1974: Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn Carter wave to the delegates at the 1977 Democratic National Convention after Carter was nominated to run for President.wftv.com
Jimmy Carter: What you may not know about the former president and humanitarian
They had four children: Jack Carter, born in 1947; James Carter, born in 1950; Donnel Carter, born in 1952; and Amy Carter, born in 1967. When Earl Carter died of cancer in 1953, Carter resigned from the Navy, came back home and worked to rebuild the business. DocumentaryIn February 2020, a documentary about Carter, “Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President,” debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival. But violence, whether spontaneous or consciously incited, is not a solution.”Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 39 Jimmy Carter through the years Jimmy(James Earl) Carter as Ensign, USN, circa World War II. (Photo by PhotoQuest/Getty Images) ( /Getty Images)Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 27 Jimmy, Rosalynn Carter: 75th wedding anniversary NEW YORK - JULY 16, 1974: Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn Carter wave to the delegates at the 1977 Democratic National Convention after Carter was nominated to run for President.wftv.com
Queen Elizabeth dies: World leaders, celebrities remember the monarch
World leaders past and present, including presidents Jimmy Carter, Donald Trump and Joe Biden, honored Queen Elizabeth II after her death Thursday. In a statement, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden said: “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was more than a monarch. With a heavy heart I say it is devastating the thought of England without Queen Elizabeth II pic.twitter.com/JZYXGRz2hb — Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) September 8, 2022The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger said, “For my whole life her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has always been there. My deepest sympathies are with the royal family.”For my whole life Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has always been there. The Mammal Society posted on Twitter, “We are deeply saddened to hear the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.”We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II ❤️ https://t.co/O3xVxDd4p5 — Mammal Society (@Mammal_Society) September 8, 2022wftv.com
Rosalynn Carter marking 95th birthday with butterflies
Rosalynn Carter 95th Birthday FILE - The former first lady Rosalynn Carter speaks to the press at conference at The Carter Center on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ron Harris, File) (Ron Harris)Rosalynn Carter, the second-oldest U.S. first lady ever, turns 95 Thursday on a birthday that will be marked not just with cards and best wishes, but with butterflies. That interest led to the formation of the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail, which was established in the southwest Georgia town after the former first lady grew concerned about the future of butterflies, which are crucial to the pollination of flowering plants. The butterfly trail will use Carter's birthday to promote an annual statewide count of butterflies, the Great Georgia Pollinator Census, set for Friday and Saturday, Wise said. Bess Truman, the wife of President Harry Truman, is the only first lady to have outlived Rosalynn Carter, according to The National First Ladies Library.wftv.com
David McCullough, Pulitzer-winning historian, dies at 89
David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose lovingly crafted narratives on subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to Presidents John Adams and Harry Truman made him among the most popular and influential historians of his time, has died.
Biden calls former VP Mondale 'giant' of political history
President Joe Biden has saluted his “friend of five decades” Walter Mondale, traveling to the University of Minnesota to remember the former vice president and Democratic Party elder whose memorial service was delayed for a year due to the pandemic.
Black lawmakers blast plans for monument to Justice Thomas
Georgia’s Republican-controlled Senate voted Monday to erect a monument to conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Georgia native Clarence Thomas after heated debate and objections from several Black senators, one of whom called Thomas a “hypocrite and a traitor.” The monument would be financed by private donations and would be erected somewhere at the state Capitol if the measure were to receive final passage. Statues honoring people at the state Capitol are generally put up after their deaths.news.yahoo.com
Carter's dream, almost reached: Guinea worm cases drop to 14
Guinea Worm FILE - In this March 9, 2007, file photo, a Guinea worm is extracted by a health worker from a child's foot at a containment center in Savelugu, Ghana. (AP Photo/Olivier Asselin, File) (Olivier Asselin)ATLANTA — (AP) — Guinea worm infections dropped to just over a dozen worldwide last year, getting closer to fulfilling former President Jimmy Carter's dream of completely eradicating the disease during his lifetime. Guinea worm infections in animals, such as dogs and cats, also declined 45% last year compared to 2020. Guinea worm affects some of the world's more vulnerable people and can be prevented by training people to filter and drink clean water. Guinea worm isn't fatal by itself.wftv.com
The Green Lantern Theory Destroyed Jimmy Carter’s Presidency. Now It’s Hitting Joe Biden.
Mario Tama/GettyThe problem with being a president who promises to clean things up after a villainous predecessor is that the press corps treats you like a superhero—which sounds like a good thing until you realize that just means you get blamed for things you can’t control.That’s what happened to Jimmy Carter, and it’s what’s happening to Joe Biden now thanks to what Dartmouth political scientist Brendan Nyhad has called “the Green Lantern Theory” in which voters believe a president can do anytnews.yahoo.com
Why people clean the bones of their dead relatives every year in this Mexican village
In the days leading up to Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, families in Pomuch, Mexico, take their deceased relatives' skeletons out of their tombs for their annual cleaning. The ritual is said to originate with the Mayans, and today, only Catholics here practice it. The pandemic has kept people away from the cemetery for the past two years, and younger generations are unlikely to carry on the tradition for much longer.news.yahoo.com