Today in History for August 23rd

Highlights of this day in history: Nazis and Soviets sign a non-aggression pact on eve of World War II; Sacco and Vanzetti executed; Defrocked priest John Geoghan killed; Movie star Rudolph Valentino and Broadway’s Oscar Hammerstein die. (Aug. 23)

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Sabres’ Rasmus Dahlin back practicing in Buffalo

Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin is back practicing in Buffalo and eager to get his second NHL season started. He was unhappy with how team collapsed down the stretch to miss the playoffs for the eighth straight year. (Aug. 22)

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Trump awards Medal of Freedom to Robert Cousy

President Donald Trump presented basketball legend Bob Cousy with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, in an Oval Office ceremony on Thursday. (Aug. 22)

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‘The Nightingale’ star says film is still relevant

The movie “The Nightingale” takes place in 1825 but with themes including xenophobia and violence against women, its star Aisling Franciosi says it’s still relevant today. (Aug. 22)

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Brazil wildfires put spotlight on deforestation

Brazil’s official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year. President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad. (Aug. 22)

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Man charged in dog mauling death of Detroit girl

A man has been charged in the death of a 9-year-old Detroit girl, who was mauled by three dogs despite rescue efforts by neighbors, her father and emergency responders (Aug. 22)

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Inslee: ‘We elevated the climate change crisis’

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee dropped out of the 2020 Democratic presidential race, but he says he’s proud of elevating the climate crisis topic (Aug. 22)

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AP Top Stories 22 P

Here’s the latest for Thursday, August 22nd: Amnesty International, Brazilian president at odds over Amazon rainforest fires; Pompeo on Canadians detained in China; Youth in Hong Kong take to the streets; Arrests in Spain exotic animal smuggling.

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Interfaith service held for Former Gov. Blanco

Hundreds of people assembled at the Louisiana Capitol to honor the service of former Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, the state’s first and only female governor. (Aug. 22)

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Traps set for mountain lion that attacked boy

A mountain lion attacked and injured an 8-year-old boy outside his rural Colorado home, prompting authorities to set traps and use search dogs to find the lion so they can kill it. (Aug. 22)

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