World War II

FILE - In this May 24, 2009 file photo, Mari Hulman George, chairman of the board of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, gives the command to start engines at the start the 93rd running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Hulman George, chairman of the board emeritus of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, died early Saturday, Nov. 3, 3018. She was 83. Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Hulman George’s death early Saturday in a statement and said her family was by her side.(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
November 03, 2018 - 3:20 pm
Mari Hulman George, the "quiet pioneer" of auto racing who was instrumental in the expansion of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and became known to millions of fans over the years as the one who ordered countless drivers to start their engines before races, died Saturday. She was 83. Hulman George, the...
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Brooks Koepka holds the Wanamaker Trophy after he won the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
August 13, 2018 - 2:03 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The roars were unlike anything Brooks Koepka had ever heard, and he knew exactly what they meant. They got louder for each birdie by Tiger Woods that moved him closer to the lead Sunday in the PGA Championship, and Koepka could hear a ripple effect of noise. First, real time...
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In this May 19, 2018, photo, Japanese interpreter Mariko Nagai speaks during an interview with a backdrop of Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo which symbolized Japan’s revival just 19 years after World War II. The stadium hosted swimming in 1964 and will host handball in 2020. Nagai was a university student from northern Japan who landed a job as an interpreter at the dazzling swimming venue, where American Don Schollander would win four gold medals. (AP Photo/Koji Ueda)
July 23, 2018 - 1:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — Mariko Nagai walked outside Yoyogi National Stadium — the late-architect Kenzo Tange's masterpiece from Tokyo's 1964 Olympics — and pictured the city in that era. She was a university student from northern Japan who landed a job as an interpreter at the dazzling swimming venue, where...
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In this May 19, 2018, photo, Japanese interpreter Mariko Nagai speaks during an interview with a backdrop of Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo which symbolized Japan’s revival just 19 years after World War II. The stadium hosted swimming in 1964 and will host handball in 2020. Nagai was a university student from northern Japan who landed a job as an interpreter at the dazzling swimming venue, where American Don Schollander would win four gold medals. (AP Photo/Koji Ueda)
July 20, 2018 - 9:11 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Mariko Nagai walked outside Yoyogi National Stadium — the late-architect Kenzo Tange's masterpiece from Tokyo's 1964 Olympics — and pictured the city in that era. She was a university student from northern Japan who landed a job as an interpreter at the dazzling swimming venue, where...
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A local resident, center, who rents replicas of Joseph Stalin uniforms outside of the Stalin bunker in Samara, Russia, is flanked by Mexican fans, Edgard Ramírez and his wife, Edly Mortera, right, on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Stalin's secret WWII bunker has become the unlikely meeting point for thousands of cheerful fans who have arrived to the city during the World Cup days (AP photo/ Luis Andres Henao)
July 05, 2018 - 6:08 pm
SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Joseph Stalin's secret bunker has become the unlikely meeting point for thousands of fans who have descended on the Russian city of Samara during the World Cup. Emerging from the underground shelter more than 120 feet (37 meters) below, Mexicans donning traditional sombreros...
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In this Sunday, June 17, 2018 photo, Russian soldiers take part in changing guard at the Hall of Military Glory in Volgograd, Russia. Nearly 60 years since it changed its name to Volgograd, the Russian city once called Stalingrad and its bloody history loom large even in the midst of the fun and football of the World Cup. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
June 20, 2018 - 8:18 am
VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Nearly 60 years since it changed its name to Volgograd, the Russian city once called Stalingrad and its bloody history loom large even in the midst of the fun and football of the World Cup. Stalingrad, the name of the city on the Volga river between 1925 and 1961, is now...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2008, file photo, Tiger Woods celebrates with his caddie, Steve Williams, after sinking a birdie putt on the 18th green, forcing a playoff against Rocco Mediate, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines in San Diego. Woods won the tournament, his most recent win in a major. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
June 11, 2018 - 2:35 am
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — A look at some of the anniversaries this year at the U.S. Open: 100 years ago (1918) For the second straight year, the U.S. Open was canceled because of World War I. That didn't stop Bobby Jones from making his own contributions, even at age 16. Jones took part in a series...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 an inside view of of the refurbished Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)
June 05, 2018 - 8:48 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's World Cup is spread across 12 stadiums in 11 host cities. They range from St. Petersburg, which is so far north that the sun doesn't set on some summer days, to Sochi and its subtropical climate on the Black Sea coast. Cost rises, worker deaths, and corruption have marred the...
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A view from the Mamayev Kurgan memorial complex, showing one of the new World Cup stadium, in Volgograd, Russia, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The stadium will hold group-stage games at the World Cup. (AP Photo/Dmitriy Rogulin)
May 09, 2018 - 3:49 pm
VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — In a World Cup soccer stadium built on the Stalingrad battlefield, Russia remembered its wartime dead on Wednesday. The Russian Cup final was played not only on Victory Day — when Russia marks the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany — but on part of the site of the Battle of...
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In this photo taken on Saturday, April 21, 2018, a view on the new the World Cup stadium during the Russian league soccer match between Rotor and Luch-Energiya in Volgograd, Russia . The stadium will hold group-stage games at the World Cup. (AP Photo/Dmitriy Rogulin)
May 09, 2018 - 10:15 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Best known outside Russia as the site of the Battle of Stalingrad in World War II, Volgograd's summer heat could prove to be a challenge for visiting teams. Laid out along the banks of the Volga River on the flat steppe of southern Russia, it will play host to England's first game of...
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