War and unrest

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) celebrates a touchdown with offensive tackle Charles Leno (72) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
December 16, 2018 - 5:34 pm
The Latest on NFL's Week 15 (all times Eastern): 5:30 p.m. Chicago offensive lineman Charles Leno Jr. will get a chance to pursue a ring next month but his girlfriend got hers moments after the Bears clinched the NFC North. After the Bears beat the Packers 24-17 to end an eight-year playoff drought...
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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) greets Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) after an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Denver. The Browns won 17-16. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
December 16, 2018 - 5:11 pm
The Latest on NFL's Week 15 (all times Eastern): 5:10 p.m. A half dozen teams have been eliminated from playoff contention today. The Packers, Giants, Lions, Falcons and Buccaneers are all out in the NFC. The only AFC team to get erased from the playoff picture today was the Broncos, who lost 17-16...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, shakes hands with Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. Sudan's president has become the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since a war erupted there nearly eight years ago. Omar al-Bashir was greeted at the Damascus airport Sunday by Syrian President Bashar Assad. Syria was expelled from the 22-member Arab League soon after war broke out in 2011. (SANA via AP)
December 16, 2018 - 5:02 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Sudan's president on Sunday became the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since civil war erupted there nearly eight years ago. Omar al-Bashir was greeted at the Damascus airport by Syrian President Bashar Assad before they both headed to the presidential palace, where...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, shakes hands with Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. Sudan's president has become the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since a war erupted there nearly eight years ago. Omar al-Bashir was greeted at the Damascus airport Sunday by Syrian President Bashar Assad. Syria was expelled from the 22-member Arab League soon after war broke out in 2011. (SANA via AP)
December 16, 2018 - 4:35 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Sudan's president on Sunday became the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since civil war erupted there nearly eight years ago. Omar al-Bashir was greeted at the Damascus airport by Syrian President Bashar Assad before they both headed to the presidential palace, where...
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Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy celebrates after an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Chicago. The Bears won 24-17. (AP Photo/David Banks)
December 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm
The Latest on NFL's Week 15 (all times Eastern): 4:30 p.m. The Bears have joined the Saints and Rams in the NFC playoff field. All three are division winners. The Cowboys remain in the NFC East lead despite getting shut out for the first time since 2003 with a 23-0 loss to the Colts. The Seahawks...
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is tackled by Chicago Bears linebacker Isaiah Irving (47) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
December 16, 2018 - 4:08 pm
The Latest on NFL's Week 15 (all times Eastern): 4:05 p.m. The Monsters of the Midway are back — in the playoffs. The Chicago Bears clinched the NFC North title with a 24-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field, ending an eight-year playoff drought. The Bears hadn't won a division...
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
December 16, 2018 - 3:48 pm
The Latest on NFL's Week 15 (all times Eastern): 3:45 p.m. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers' NFL record of 402 pass attempts without an interception has come to an end in Chicago. Rodgers' pass bounced off tight end Jimmy Graham in the end zone and settled into the arms of Bears defensive back...
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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie, right, rushes during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
December 16, 2018 - 3:32 pm
The Latest on NFL's Week 15 (all times Eastern): 3:30 p.m. New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is paying tribute to the 11 members of a Pittsburgh synagogue killed during a shooting in October. Edelman, who is Jewish, wore specialized cleats during pregame warmups at Heinz Field. The...
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Sri Lanka's reinstated prime minister Ranil Wickeremesinghe, center, greets to Buddhist monks with his wife Maithree, left, after assuming duties in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. Sri Lanka's president has reappointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister, nearly two months after firing him and setting off weeks of political stalemate. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
December 16, 2018 - 2:35 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president on Sunday launched a scathing verbal attack at his reappointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, accusing his leadership of being corrupt and anti-national, casting doubt on any immediate end to the country's restive politics. Maithripala Sirisena...
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December 16, 2018 - 1:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will be "reviewing" the case of a former U.S. Army commando being charged with murder, raising questions about the possibility he could jeopardize the ongoing military legal proceedings. Trump tweeted that "at the request of many" he will...
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