Medical schools try to sell rural life to students

A small group of medical colleges across the U.S. is aiming to boost the number of doctors in rural communities by trying to sell them on rural life. (Aug. 9)

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Today in History for August 9th

Highlights of this day in history: The U.S. drops an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan; President Richard Nixon resigns; Charles Manson cult murders actress Sharon Tate and four others; Singer Whitney Houston born; Musician Jerry Garcia dies. (Aug. 9)

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Ferguson Commission member Felicia Pulliam discusses the fallout from the Michael Brown shooting

Felicia Pulliam recognizes that more than a half-century after the civil rights movement, race relations in the U.S. have a long way to go. But she believes events in Ferguson helped move things forward. Pulliam, who is black, is a longtime advocate for racial equity and unity. She was among the 16 people appointed to the Ferguson Commission convened by then-Gov. Jay Nixon to address the racial problems in the St. Louis region that were thrust into the spotlight after Michael Brown’s death.

Today in History for August 8th

Highlights of this day in history: President Richard Nixon says he’ll resign; Thieves stage Britain’s ‘Great Train Robbery’; Nazi saboteurs in the U.S. executed during World War II; Mexico’s Emiliano Zapata and actor Dustin Hoffman born. (Aug. 8)

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Afghan ambassador: Attacks endanger peace talks

Unrelenting Taliban attacks like the deadly car bomb that rocked Kabul on Wednesday are undermining the credibility of negotiations to end the nearly 18-year-old war in Afghanistan, the country’s ambassador to the U.S. said. (Aug. 7)

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Today in History for August 7th

Highlights of this day in history: U.S. embassies bombed in E. Africa; Congress OKs powers to expand the Vietnam War; The Battle of Guadalcanal begins; Kon-Tiki ends its journey; Comedy icon Oliver Hardy and news anchor Peter Jennings die. (Aug. 7)

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US farmers: China trade stop a ‘punch in the gut’

American farmers are facing grim prospects as they head into the 2019 harvest season after China halted the purchases of U.S. farm goods Monday. The American Farm Bureau Federation describes the Chinese decision as “a punch in the gut.” (Aug. 6)

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Trade war escalates, S&P has worst loss of year

U.S. stocks plunged to their worst loss of the year Monday and investors around the world scrambled to sell on worries about how much President Donald Trump’s worsening trade war will damage the global economy. (Aug. 5)

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A familiar reaction as shooting death count rises

Families planned funerals in two U.S. cities, politicians pointed fingers and a nation numbed by gun violence wondered what might come next. Decades of an unmistakably American problem of gun violence, ensured it wasn’t entirely shocking. (Aug. 5)

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El Paso residents urge Trump to do more

As residents in El Paso reeled from a mass shooting at a crowded Walmart in El Paso, Texas on Saturday that left 22 people dead, some say President Donald Trump needs to do more to protect the safety of U.S. citizens. (Aug. 5)

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