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On May 26, 1940, the evacuation of more than 338,000 Allied troops from Dunkirk, France, began during World War II.

On this date:

In 1521, Martin Luther was banned by the Edict of Worms because of his religious beliefs and writings.

In 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ended with his acquittal on the remaining charges.

In 1908, the first major oil strike in the Middle East occurred in Masjid-i-Suleiman, Persia (Iran).

In 1938, the House Un-American Activities Committee was established by Congress.

In 1960, U.N. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge accused the Soviets of hiding a microphone inside a wood carving of the Great Seal of the United States that had been presented to the U.S. embassy in Moscow.

In 1969, the Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth after a successful eight-day dress rehearsal for the first manned moon landing.

In 1972, President Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in Moscow. (The United States withdrew from the treaty in 2002.)

In 1994, Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married in the Dominican Republic. (The marriage ended in 1996.)

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Newsroom fax 791-6920Actor tries to stay out of jail

LITCHFIELD, Conn. – An attorney for Rip Torn said he has been talking with prosecutors about keeping the Emmy-winning actor out of prison as they try to resolve criminal charges that he broke into a bank while drunk and armed.

Torn, 79, appeared briefly Tuesday in Litchfield Superior Court, where he has pleaded not guilty to trespassing, carrying a weapon while intoxicated, carrying a weapon without a permit, burglary and criminal mischief.

His attorney, A. Thomas Waterfall, said they hope Torn can apply for accelerated rehabilitation, a form of probation in which first-time offenders can have their record cleared if they meet certain court-ordered requirements.

Avoiding prison time is “absolutely” their goal, either through accelerated rehabilitation or some other kind of plea agreement, Waterfall said.

“I don’t believe that jail is anything that would be of any use to Mr. Torn (or) to the citizens of the state of Connecticut,” Waterfall said.

He is slated to return June 4, at which time Waterfall said they expect to have made “very serious progress toward” resolving the criminal case.

Torn, who played Chief Zed in the 1997 film “Men in Black,” was arrested Jan. 29 after he broke into a Litchfield Bancorp branch near his home in Salisbury, according to court records. Police say he thought he was home, taking off his hat and boots and leaving them by the door.

Officers found a loaded .22-caliber revolver in Torn’s pocket, and a breath test showed his blood-alcohol content was 0.203 — about 21/2 times the legal limit for drivers in Connecticut, the court records say.ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Mindy McCready, the country singer who battled drugs and legal woes but recently declared herself clean after a stint on “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew,” was recovering in a hospital Tuesday after police responded to an overdose call at a Florida home.

The overdose report came at 10:38 a.m. at a North Fort Myers home, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. The property is owned by McCready’s mother, records showed.

Cape Coral Hospital spokeswoman Karen Krieger would not say why McCready was taken to the hospital.

“She is in good condition,” Krieger said.

In an e-mail, McCready’s publicist confirmed the singer was in the hospital, and said the diagnosis has not been confirmed.

McCready, 34, gained stardom in 1996 with a No. 1 hit, “Guys Do It All The Time,” and a double-platinum album, “Ten Thousand Angels.”

She is well-known these days for a troubled life filled with domestic abuse, drug and drunken-driving arrests and a suicide attempt.

In July 2007, she was accused of scuffling with her mother and resisting arrest at her mother’s Florida home. She was sentenced to jail for 60 days for a probation violation and released; she served 30 days in jail. She also lost custody of her son.

And in 2008, McCready was admitted to a Nashville hospital after police said she cut her wrists and took several pills in a suicide attempt.MIAMI – Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is being sued for $1 million for using a Talking Heads song in a campaign ad without the band’s permission.

The band’s ex-lead singer, David Byrne, sued Crist Monday in Tampa for using “Road to Nowhere” in an online attack ad against Marco Rubio. He’s the likely GOP nominee in the race for Florida’s open U.S. Senate seat. Crist is running as an independent.

Crist’s campaign spokeswoman didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.

Byrne said in a statement he might lose his fans’ respect if he lets his songs be used in ads.

John McCain was sued for using Jackson Browne’s song “Running on Empty” during his presidential campaign. The lawsuit was settled and included a pledge by the GOP not to use any musicians’ work without permission.