Sonja St. John applies varnish on a violin at her workshop in Neenah, Wis., on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Her brother, Jon St. John, died in Iraq in 2007 while serving in the military. Among other things, Sonja has found solace in her career, making and restoring violins. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
May 26, 2017 - 4:14 am
NEENAH, Wis. (AP) — She begins each time by sharpening her tools, with the sound of metal on metal echoing through the sunlit old house she calls both home and workshop. Making a violin is a methodical art. For Sonja St. John, that structure is a necessity — and the routine, in many ways, a saving...
Read More
Chances are that if you've been to a Utah Jazz basketball game, you've seen sisters Keiko Mori and Yeiko Homma on the jumbo screens. The two women always dressed in pink jerseys at Jazz games are known locally as "The Pink Grandmas". The Pink Grandmas sit in Keiko's family room on Sunday, April 30, 2017 waiting for game 7 of the playoff series between the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers. At right is a photograph of their mother and father. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
May 06, 2017 - 3:20 pm
MURRAY, Utah (AP) — The Pink Grandmas bleed green, purple and gold. They're sweating out all of those colors as their beloved Utah Jazz stare at a 0-2 deficit against the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference semifinals. Yeiko Homma and Keiko Mori are known as the Pink Grandmas for their...
Read More
FILE - In this April 15, 2017, file photo, Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) is defended by San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (14) and center Pau Gasol during the second half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, in San Antonio. Pau and Marc Gasol have been battling each other on a basketball court since they were children with the older brother always finding ways to win. Now little brother Marc is doing his best to rally the Grizzlies to avoid being swept away in their first playoff meeting. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
April 19, 2017 - 10:17 am
Marc is winning the individual battle. Older brother Pau is walking away with the victories in the Gasols' first NBA playoff battle. The sibling showdown between the Spaniards has added another dimension to the Grizzlies-Spurs opening-round Western Conference series. The Gasols have been competing...
Read More
In this April 2, 2017 photo, Mahmoud Salem Ismail prays at his house in east Mosul, Iraq. He first found the body of his nephew, then as rescue workers pulled more and more bodies out of the pile of concrete that was once his sister’s home in western Mosul, it was too much for Mahmoud Salem Ismail. He collapsed next to the body bags on the ground. He lost 14 relatives in the March 17 strike that killed more than 100 people. He said the victims crowded into the building because it had a cellar and was seen as the safest place. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
April 03, 2017 - 4:16 pm
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — He first found the body of his nephew. Then as rescue workers pulled more and more bodies out of the pile of concrete that was once his sister's home in western Mosul, it was too much for Mahmoud Salem Ismail. He collapsed next to the body bags on the ground. "Some people were...
Read More
Nadia Hanan Madalo, center right, hugs her mother, Alyshooa Kannah, left, at the airport after arriving from Iraq Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in San Diego. Madalo and her family, refugees forced to flee their town of Batnaya, Iraq, after the Islamic State invaded and destroyed it several years ago, arrived in San Diego to be reunited with Madalo's siblings and mother. As they flew to the U.S. on Wednesday, a federal judge in Hawaii put a hold on President Trump's newest ban - the latest development in a fight between the administration and the courts that has injected more uncertainty into the lives of refugees. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 16, 2017 - 5:42 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Just a week ago, Nadia Hanan Madalo and her family had received news that refugees like them have been waiting to hear: They had seats on a flight bound for the U.S. from Iraq, with an arrival just before the latest Trump administration travel ban was to take effect. But until they...
Read More
Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Watt stretches at the NFL football scouting combine Sunday, March 5, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
March 05, 2017 - 1:55 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Most prospects at the NFL combine are hoping to make a name for themselves. Not. T.J. Watt, who is set to join brothers J.J., the Texans superstar defensive end returning from back surgery , and Derek, a Chargers fullback coming off a solid rookie season. Although T.J., 22, is...
Read More