AP WAS THERE: 75 years ago, the AP reported on Pearl Harbor
HONOLULU (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE — On Dec. 7, 1941, as Japanese bombs rained down on Pearl Harbor, The Associated Press' chief of bureau in Honolulu, Eugene Burns, was unable to get out the urgent news of the historic attack that would draw the U.S. into World War II. The military had already taken control of all communication lines, so Burns was left without a line to the outside world. In Washington, AP editor William Peacock and staff got word of the attack from President Franklin D. Roosevelt's press secretary. In the language and style used by journalists of his era, including the use of a disparaging word to describe the Japanese that was in common use, Peacock dictated the details of the announcement. Seventy-five years after their original publication, the AP is making the dispatches available to its subscribers.
Official: Refrigerator potential source of deadly fire
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Investigators honed in on a refrigerator and other electrical appliances as possible causes of the fire at a warehouse in Oakland that killed 36 people, as crews were set to finish their search for bodies.
A look at the rise and fall of South Korea's president
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who faces impeachment this week, rose to power with the support of conservatives enamored of the economic growth ushered in by her late dictator father decades ago.
An Afghan woman goes from refugee to military pilot
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — From a childhood as a refugee, Capt. Safia Ferozi is now flying a transport plane for Afghanistan's air force as the country's second female pilot, a sign of the efforts to bring more women into the armed forces.
Friends remember Rashaan Salaam as more than a football star
Friends, ex-teammates and former coaches remembered 1994 Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam as much more than a football star upon hearing of his death in a park not far from the University of Colorado, where he stamped his name as one of the greatest players in the program's history.