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Wallace Coffey, chief of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, second from right, holds his tribe’s Congressional Gold Medal, together with representatives of other Native American tribes, during a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, honoring twenty-five Native American tribes who received the medal in recognition of the dedication and valor of the code talkers and their service to the U.S. Armed Forces during WWI and WWII. “Code talkers” refers to those Native Americans who used their tribal languages as a means of secret communication during the war. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Congress honors American Indian code talkers (Photo Gallery)

WASHINGTON (AP) — For decades, the wartime service of 96-year-old Edmond Harjo and other American Indian “code talkers” was something that wasn’t even officially acknowledged, let alone publically recognized. But on Wednesday, Harjo sat in […]

11/20/2013

A painting from Otto Dix is projected on a screen during a news conference in Augsburg, southern Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, on the art found in Munich. A hoard of more than 1,400 art works found last year at a Munich apartment includes previously unknown pieces by artists including Marc Chagall, German investigators said Tuesday, adding that they face a hugely complicated task to establish where the art came from. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

German art hoard held unknown Chagall, Matisse

AUGSBURG, Germany (AP) — It started with a routine check by German tax inspectors — and resulted in the discovery of an art hoard so vast and spectacular that no one yet knows how the […]

11/05/2013

In this image taken with a fisheye lens, Boston Red Sox players take batting practice as a rainbow appears in the sky above Fenway Park Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Boston. The Red Sox hosted the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Here’s your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments AP editors think you should see. […]

10/24/2013

In this undated file photo, Orville and Wilbur Wright test their airplane on a beach. The Wright brothers have long been credited as the first to achieve powered flight. But in June, 2013, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a law giving German-born aviator and Connecticut resident Gustave Whitehead the honor of being first. On Thursday, Oct. 23, 1013 Ohio state Rep. Rick Perales and North Carolina state Sen. Bill Cook held news conferences to dispute Connecticut's action and reassert the Wright Brothers were first in flight. (AP Photo/File)

3 states tussle over bragging rights to 1st flight

Ohio and North Carolina drew a line on the tarmac Thursday in the fight over who was first to make a powered airplane flight. Ohio license plates proclaim the state is the “Birthplace of Aviation” […]

10/24/2013

Guatemalan clown Tonito poses for a portrait on the first day of the annual International Clown Convention in Mexico City, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

PHOTOS: A slice of life at clown convention

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Clowns from all over Mexico and from several other countries in Latin America are in Mexico City for the 17th International Clown Convention, a four-day gathering designed to help them hone […]

10/24/2013

A private guard stands near the damaged Basilica of the Holy Child following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Cebu city in central Philippines and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines' oldest church Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. The tremor collapsed buildings, cracked roads and toppled the bell tower of the church Tuesday morning, causing multiple deaths across the central region and sending terrified residents into deadly stampedes. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Death toll in Philippines quake rising

CEBU, Philippines (AP) — The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippine island of Bohol on Tuesday rose to 93, as rescuers struggled to reach patients in a collapsed hospital. Centuries-old […]

10/15/2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Secretary John McHugh, right, watch an Army carry team move a transfer case containing the remains of Pfc. Cody J. Patterson on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Patterson, 24, of Philomath, Ore., died Oct. 6 in Zhari district, Afghanistan of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)

10 photos of the week

Here’s your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. […]

10/10/2013

Buffalo Bills free safety Aaron Williams (23) intercepts a pass intended for Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)

10 photos from the past week

Here’s your look at highlights from the weekly Associated Press photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments the AP editors think you […]

10/04/2013

In this photo taken from a remote camera at the Lazovsky State Nature Reserve in the Primorye region of Russia’s Far East on Dec. 8, 2011, a golden eagle attacks a deer. (AP Photo/The Zoological Society of London)

Cameras capture eagle killing deer in Russia

LONDON (AP) — The eagle, red-handed. Remote cameras intended to monitor Siberian tigers in Russia instead caught a golden eagle’s fatal attack on a deer, snapping three photos as the massive bird dug its talons […]

09/26/2013

People walk through a severely flooded neighborhood in Lyons, Colo., on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Residents displaced by last week's flooding in the Colorado canyon town were allowed past National Guard roadblocks Thursday to find a scene of tangled power lines, downed utility poles, mud-caked homes and vehicles, and work crews furiously clearing debris and trying to restore power, water and sewer service.   (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

New flood-related oil spills reported in Colorado (photos)

DENVER (AP) — More spills were revealed Friday in a Colorado oilfield swamped by floodwaters as cleanup efforts remained stalled due to high waters and regulators cautioned that more oil releases were likely to be […]

09/20/2013

This aerial photo made using a fisheye lens shows the Singapore F1 Grand Prix's Marina Bay City Circuit at dusk from Swissotel The Stamford in Singapore, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. The F1 race is slated for September 21-23. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

10 Things to See: A week of top photos

Here’s your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments the editors think you should see. […]

09/19/2013