Angela Charlton, Associated Press Updated 1:26 am CDT, Saturday, August 24, 2019 FILE - In this Aug. 29, 1944 file photo, U.S. soldiers of Pennsylvania's 28th Infantry Division march along the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe in the background, four days after the liberation of Paris, France. The fighting for the liberation of Paris took place from August 19 to August 25, 1944. less FILE - In this Aug. 29, 1944 file photo, U.S. soldiers of Pennsylvania's 28th Infantry Division march along the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe in the background, four days after the liberation of Paris, ... more Photo: Peter J. Carroll, AP Photo: Peter J. Carroll, AP Image 1 of / 12 Caption Close Image 1 of 12 FILE - In this Aug. 29, 1944 file photo, U.S. soldiers of Pennsylvania's 28th … [Read more...] about 75 years later, US World War II veterans say: Never forget
Future scholars will enshrine the period between the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 and the presidential election of November 2016 as the era of imagined US global primacy. History itself had seemingly conferred on America the status of “sole superpower,” called upon to transform the world in its own image. Leaders of both political parties repeatedly affirmed this cosmic claim. Examples are legion, but in 1998 Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said it best. “If we have to use force,” she declared, “it is because we are America. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see further into the future.” From our present vantage point, Albright’s pomposity invites derision. Yet her remark captures the essence of a worldview then pervading official Washington. Members of the media echoed this assertion of duty and prerogative, especially when urging US authorities to redress some far-off injustice or atrocity, whether in … [Read more...] about An alternative to US world dominance
By Anne M. Peterson Published 4:45 pm PDT, Saturday, May 11, 2019 Allie Long figured she’d earned her trip to the World Cup when she heard Jill Ellis’ voice on the line and the U.S. national team coach sounded upbeat. Long was considered on the bubble for the team that will seek to defend its title this summer in France, because of limited call-ups to exhibition games and some trouble with her knee. But then that call came. “At first I was like, this could either be good or bad,” Long said. “But she sounded really happy, so that made me feel a little calmer. And then she told me I made it.” Long is among 23 players named to the team that is getting in its last three exhibition games this month before heading to Europe for the tournament, which opens June 7. Among those friendlies is a game Sunday at Levi’s Stadium against South Africa, which also made the World Cup field. Long, a midfielder who plays with the Seattle Reign FC … [Read more...] about Allie Long makes US World Cup roster after challenging year
CARDIFF (Reuters) - Wales coach Warren Gatland wants clear heads and composure under pressure as his side seek to end their horror run of 13 defeats in a row against Australia at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. The fixture comes 10 months before the sides clash in Tokyo at the 2019 Rugby World Cup and while Wales are in form with six wins in a row, the true test of their progress comes in Cardiff this weekend. Gatland is quick to point out that six of those 13 defeats have been by five points or less, but that inability to get over the line in tight battles provides a worry. Defeat would be another devastating blow against an Australia side that has won only three of their 10 tests this year, including a home series defeat to Ireland. "It's being clinical in those last few minutes," Gatland told reporters this week, saying decision-making on the field when under pressure had been a major factor in the run of losses. "We've gone through some of those examples in the last few years … [Read more...] about Wales can sound World Cup warning with victory over nemesis Australia
The 2018 World Chess Championship between three-time defending champion Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana, the first American to compete since the legendary Bobby Fischer in 1972, kicks off in London on Friday. Norwegian master Carlsen, 27, is seeking to cement his reputation as history's greatest chess player, while 26-year-old Caruana is a prodigy helping to return mass appeal to the highbrow game. The pair will face off a maximum of 12 times from Friday until November 26 -- with games scheduled to start at 1500 GMT -- in the bi-annual contest held in a former London art and design school building. Chess has its own unique scoring system that awards the winner of each game one point, while a draw sees the contenders get half a point each. The title goes to the first person to reach 6.5 points, with a rapid series of tiebreakers played in case the two are level after the first 12 games. Carlsen -- a superstar at home in Norway who is also a … [Read more...] about Can Magnus Carlsen remain world chess champion in face-off with American Fabiano Caruana?