War and unrest

FILE - In this April 20, 2013, file photo, runners start the 9th annual Pat's Run in Tempe, Ariz. Pat's Run annually draws 30,000 people to run in honor former NFL player and soldier Pat Tillman. The coronavirus pandemic forced organizers join several other races in shifting it to a virtual event. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
April 17, 2020 - 5:33 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The calendar reminder caught Joe Thomas off-guard. “Your flight from Philadelphia to Phoenix leaves in one hour,” it read. Thomas scheduled Wednesday's trip to continue his annual tradition of participating in Pat's Run, a fundraiser and celebration of Pat Tillman's life. The...
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In this April 14, 2020 photo, Bobby O'Donnell, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor and currently a paramedic, poses at his ambulance's base of operations in Meredith, N.H. O'Donnell has been transporting COVID-19 patients to hospitals in the state's Lakes region. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 15, 2020 - 5:19 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Seven years ago Wednesday, the unthinkable happened to Bobby O'Donnell: He was nearing the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, where his family was gathered to cheer for him, when terrorist bombs killed three spectators and injured more than 260 others. His family escaped...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 1935, file photo, General John J. Pershing makes a speech during the ceremony of planting an oak tree named after him to celebrate his 75th birthday and the 17th anniversary of the battle of St Mihiel, in St Mihiel, France. In the aftermath of World War I, 14 countries competed in the Inter-Allied Games in 1919, in a stadium named for Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Force in Europe. (AP Photo/File)
April 01, 2020 - 10:55 am
The world in 1919 was hardly a place for fun and games. A war like no other had ravaged Europe, killing untold millions and leaving the continent devastated. The Spanish flu pandemic was waning but still wreaking its horrors, with some 50 million people dead worldwide, including 675,000 in the...
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A firefighter disinfects a square against the new coronavirus, in western Tehran, Iran, Friday, March 13, 2020. The new coronavirus outbreak has reached Iran's top officials, with its senior vice president, Cabinet ministers, members of parliament, Revolutionary Guard members and Health Ministry officials among those infected. The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
March 13, 2020 - 2:19 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Religious authorities cancelled or limited weekly prayer gatherings across the Middle East on Friday to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus as they encouraged the faithful to pray for those afflicted by the global pandemic. Iran, which is mired in the worst outbreak in...
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In this Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 photo, Nizaruddin Alizada, 20, a member of the Afghanistan Snowboarding Federation practices on the hillside known as Kohe Koregh, on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. While Afghanistan’s capital may seem an unlikely destination for snowboarders, a group of young Afghans is looking to put the city on the winter sports map and change perceptions about their war-weary nation. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
February 06, 2020 - 1:43 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Aspen! Zermatt! Kabul? While Afghanistan’s capital may seem an unlikely destination for snowboarders, a group of young Afghans is looking to put the city on the winter sports map and change perceptions about their war-weary nation. Kabul is better known for its hulking...
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Hard Rock Stadium is shown Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla., in preparation for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 31, 2020 - 5:16 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Charles McGee flew 136 combat missions in World War II as part of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, attacking targets in Italy and supporting the rescue of 1,000 prisoners of war in Romania. He went on to become a colonel and fly in wars in Korea and Vietnam. At the age of 100, his latest...
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Hard Rock Stadium is shown Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla., in preparation for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 31, 2020 - 2:34 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Edward Lee Hubbard had no idea his beloved Kansas City Chiefs were playing in the Super Bowl the previous time they made it to the big stage, nor did he learn that they had won the 1970 championship until three years after the fact. Hubbard instead was living in a 6-by-6 prison cell as...
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FILE - This Feb. 1, 1993 file photo shows Pop superstar Michael Jackson performing during the halftime show at the Super Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Regardless of your musical tastes, it seems the Super Bowl halftime show has gone there. From the sublime (Tony Bennett) to the ridiculous ( Janet Jackson's ``uncovering''), and from Michael Jackson's moonwalks to U2's majestic remembrance of the 911 victims, the halftime presentations have drawn nearly as much attention as the NFL championship game itself. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File)
January 30, 2020 - 11:31 am
MIAMI (AP) — Regardless of your musical tastes, it seems the Super Bowl halftime show has gone there. From marching bands to New Orleans jazz, from Latin and Caribbean vibes to Motown. From classic rock to country, pop to hip hop and rap. From the sublime (Tony Bennett) to the ridiculous (Janet...
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Hard Rock Stadium is shown during a tour for the media Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla., in preparation for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 29, 2020 - 9:25 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Florida and federal law enforcement agencies preparing for the Super Bowl this Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens say they are ready for anything, including a detonated bomb or massive food poisoning, but haven't identified any threats. Events for the 54th Super Bowl, between...
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Valencia's goalkeeper Jaume Domenech saves on a shot by Ajax's Sergino Dest, center, during the group H Champions League soccer match between Ajax and Valencia at the Johan Cruyff ArenA in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
January 09, 2020 - 1:58 pm
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Ajax and United States defender Sergiño Dest is leaving the Amsterdam club's winter training camp in Qatar amid high tensions in the Mideast, the club announced on Thursday. Ajax said Dest asked to leave the camp because “he did not feel comfortable.” The club said it “understood...
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