They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — After years of looking abroad for answers, countries in the Middle East now appear to instead be talking to each other to find solutions following two decades defined by war and political upheaval.
2021: The AP Interviews
The AP Interview: Nikole Hannah-Jones' warning on democracy
The AP Interview: Japanese tourist says space trip 'amazing'
The AP Interview: CDC chief says omicron mostly mild so far
The AP Interview: Karzai 'invited' Taliban to stop chaos
The AP Interview: 'We want justice' on climate, Nakate says
Behind the lens on 2021's top photos
BEHIND THE LENS: Migration, and a world on the move
BEHIND THE LENS: Memorable photos of 1/6 and beyond
BEHIND THE LENS: Virus, vaccine, and some arresting images
BEHIND THE LENS: Chronicling a warming world
BEHIND THE LENS: For Afghans, chaos and uncertainty -- again
2021 Reporter's Notebook
2021 Notebook: US withdrawal and Afghanistan's next chapter
2021 Notebook: The scandals that took down Andrew Cuomo
2021 Notebook: China a huge 2021 story, with Olympics ahead
2021 Notebook: Redrawing the conversation about race
2021 Notebook: A closer look at unrest in Myanmar
Year in Review - Entertainment
AP Top Songs of 2021 include 'Peaches,' 'Drivers License'
The AP names its Breakthrough Entertainers of 2021
AP's top albums of 2021: 'Sour,' 'Donda,' H.E.R. and Eilish
2021 in Books: `Everything feels magnified'
'Lost Daughter,' 'Licorice Pizza' top AP's best 2021 films
Employees at a fast-food restaurant in Sacramento, California, exasperated over working in stifling heat for low wages, demanded more pay and a new air conditioner — and got both.
The fans came back, and even if their money was no good at arenas and stadiums, their credit cards and payment apps certainly were.
Though the sports we watch brought with them a façade of “back to normal” as the pandemic-altered 2021 came to a close, a new reality took root this year: Every game, every practice, every season is a positive test or outbreak away from being postponed or compromised or canceled.
THE BACKGROUND: As 2021 comes to a close, Roe v. Wade — the historic 1973 Supreme Court ruling establishing a nationwide right to abortion — is imperiled as never before. The conservative-leaning Supreme Court indicated in arguments that it would uphold Mississippi’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, and may even overturn the nationwide right that has existed for nearly 50 years.
DATE: Jan. 6, 2021 (and Jan. 20, 2021)
PLACE: U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.
PHOTOGRAPHERS: J. Scott Applewhite, Jose Luis Magana, John Minchillo, Jacquelyn Martin, Andrew Harnik.
NEW YORK (AP) — The pandemic, politics, pervasive anxiety over the climate and the economy. Did 2021 leave us any time to ponder anything else? As we limp our way into a new year, there are a few more things we'd like to leave behind, from pop culture's obsession with all things apocalyptic to the well meaning but exhausting lay dancers on TikTok.