Birthdays

Jacqueline van Maarsen, center, poses for a photo with students from the International School of Amsterdam during an event to mark what would have been Anne Frank's 90th birthday, in Amsterdam on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. On the day Anne Frank would have turned 90, the museum dedicated to keeping alive her story has brought together schoolchildren and two of the Jewish diarist's friends at the apartment where she lived with her family before going into hiding from Nazis who occupied the Netherlands during World War II. (AP Photo/Michael C. Corder)
June 12, 2019 - 12:27 pm
AMSTERDAM (AP) — For Jacqueline van Maarsen, attending Anne Frank's 13th birthday party in 1942 was a welcome distraction from the grim reality of life in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam during World War II. Enjoying movies and cookies at Anne's apartment meant "we didn't think about it at that moment,"...
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NASCAR Cup Series driver Austin Dillon, left, talks with fellow drivers Daniel Hemric, center, and Kyle Larson before qualifying for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)
April 27, 2019 - 7:39 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Austin Dillon will start on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway. What happens from there is anybody's guess. Even by Talladega standards, there's an element of mystery and potential for chaos heading into Sunday's Cup series race, which is often marked by big wrecks and late...
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French street artist JR poses in the courtyard of the Louvre Museum near the glass pyramid designed by architect Leoh Ming Pei, in Paris, Wednesday, March 27, 2019 as the Louvre Museum celebrates the 30th anniversary of its glass pyramid. JR project is a giant collage of the pyramid to bring it out of the ground by revealing the foundations of the Napoleon courtyard where it is erected. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
March 29, 2019 - 1:37 pm
PARIS (AP) — A French street artist has created an optical illusion installation around the Louvre's glass pyramid entrance to mark its 30th birthday. The collage work, made from strips of paper, gives the famed 21-meter-high (nearly 70-foot-high) structure added depth and the illusion of a...
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Japan's Emperor Akihito waves to well-wishers as they appear on the balcony of the Imperial Palace to mark the emperor's 85th birthday in Tokyo Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. Emperor Akihito, marking his birthday — his last before his upcoming abdication — said he feels relieved that his reign is coming to an end without having seen his country at war and that it is important to keep telling younger people about his nation's wartime history.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
December 23, 2018 - 2:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Akihito, marking his 85th birthday — his last before his upcoming abdication — said he feels relieved that his reign is coming to an end without having seen his country at war and that it is important to keep telling younger people about his nation's wartime history. "...
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In this Dec. 20, 2018, photo, Japan's Emperor Akihito speaks during a press conference, ahead of his Dec. 23, 2018, birthday at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Emperor Akihito, marking his 85th birthday — his last before his upcoming abdication — said he feels relieved that his reign is coming to an end without having seen his country at war and that it is important to keep telling younger people about his nation's wartime history. (Kyodo News via AP)
December 22, 2018 - 10:59 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Akihito, marking his 85th birthday — his last before his upcoming abdication — said he feels relieved that his reign is coming to an end without having seen his country at war and that it is important to keep telling younger people about his nation's wartime history. "...
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December 01, 2018 - 3:30 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Thousands have turned out to celebrate 100 years since Romania became a modern-day state, amid concerns about rule of law and the state of democracy. Romanians attended military parades Saturday in Bucharest and Alba Iulia, the Transylvanian city that symbolizes Romania's...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2017 file photo, satellite dishes sit on top of the headquarters of the TVN independent and popular TV network in Warsaw, Poland. Polish national prosecutors said Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 that they are canceling a criminal investigation into a reporter for a U.S.-owned broadcaster on suspicions of propagating fascism for having gone undercover to film neo-Nazis. TVN, owned by Discovery, broadcast undercover footage in January that showed members of a Polish neo-Nazi group celebrating Adolf Hitler’s birthday in a forest in 2017. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)
November 25, 2018 - 10:01 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish national prosecutors said Sunday that they are dropping a criminal investigation into a reporter for a U.S.-owned broadcaster on suspicions of propagating fascism for having gone undercover to film neo-Nazis. TVN, owned by Discovery, broadcast undercover footage in...
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November 25, 2018 - 9:12 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish national prosecutors said Sunday that they are dropping a criminal investigation into a reporter for a U.S.-owned broadcaster on suspicions of propagating fascism for having gone undercover to film neo-Nazis. TVN, owned by Discovery, broadcast undercover footage in...
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A man injured in a suicide bombing is brought into a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2018. Afghan officials said the suicide bomber targeted a gathering of Muslim religious scholars in Kabul, killing at least tens of people. A Public Health Ministry spokesman said another 60 people were wounded in the attack, which took place as Muslims around the world marked the birthday of the Prophet Mohammad. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
November 20, 2018 - 10:23 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted a gathering of Muslim religious scholars in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 40 people, Afghan officials said. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh said another 60 people were wounded in the attack, which took place as...
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November 20, 2018 - 9:50 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted a gathering of Muslim religious scholars in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 40 people, Afghan officials said. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh said another 60 people were wounded in the attack, which took place as...
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