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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 file photo taken from a helicopter shows Ain al-Asad air base in the western Anbar desert, Iraq.  (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, File)

Pentagon: 50 troops suffered brain injuries in Iran strike

Jan. 28, 2020 8:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Tuesday raised to 50 the number of U.S. service members who suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran's missile strike earlier this month on an Iraqi air base, the third time the number of injuries has been increased. The new casualty total belies President Donald Trump's...

Shaheen calls on Trump to apologize for downplaying injuries

Jan. 26, 2020 10:45 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire on Sunday called on President Donald Trump to apologize for minimizing injuries suffered by U.S. service members in an Iranian missile attack on an Iraqi base. Trump previously downplayed the injuries, saying he'd been told they were...

FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 file photo taken from a helicopter shows Ain al-Asad air base in the western Anbar desert, Iraq.   The Pentagon said Friday, Jan. 24, 2020,  that 34 U.S. troops were diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries suffered in this month's Iranian missile strike on an Iraqi air base, and that half of the troops have returned to their military duties. Seventeen of the 34 are still under medical observation, according to Jonathan Hoffman, the chief Pentagon spokesman.(AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, File)

Pentagon: 34 troops suffered brain injuries in Iran strike

Jan. 24, 2020 5:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon disclosed on Friday that 34 U.S. service members suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran's missile strike this month on an Iraqi air base, and although half have returned to work, the casualty total belies President Donald Trump's initial claim that no Americans were...

President Donald Trump reacts after speaking during a campaign rally at the Huntington Center, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Toledo, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's false assurance about troops in Iraq

Jan. 24, 2020 3:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — At first, President Donald Trump stated inaccurately that no U.S. troops were injured in the Iranian missile attack against them in Iraq. Then he prematurely minimized those injuries as doctors tried to determine how severe they were. On Friday, the Pentagon said that in fact, 34 troops...

Pentagon: 34 US troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries from Iranian missile strike Jan. 8 on Iraqi air base

Jan. 24, 2020 12:29 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon: 34 US troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries from Iranian missile strike Jan. 8 on Iraqi air base.
US President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Trump's two-day stay in Davos is a test of his ability to balance anger over being impeached with a desire to project leadership on the world stage. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump minimizes severity of head injuries in Iran attacks

Jan. 22, 2020 4:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday minimized the severity of head injuries sustained by U.S. troops during an Iranian missile strike on an Iraqi air base as he was pressed on why he had claimed no troops were injured in the attack. “I heard they had headaches and a couple of other...

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Hawks forward Chandler Parsons (31) passes the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Detroit. Parsons' attorneys say the Hawks forward suffered “severe and permanent injuries

Attorneys say Hawks' Parsons has career-threatening injuries

Jan. 20, 2020 4:32 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Chandler Parsons' attorneys say the Atlanta Hawks forward suffered “severe and permanent injuries" in a car wreck last week that could jeopardize his career. Attorneys John Morgan and Nick Panagakis of the firm Morgan & Morgan say the injuries Parsons suffered in Wednesday's crash...

Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks during a joint news conference with Japan's Defense Minister Taro Kono at the Pentagon in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Eleven US troops flown to medical centers after Iran strike

Jan. 17, 2020 5:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven U.S. troops were flown out of Iraq for evaluation of concussion-like symptoms in the days following an Iranian missile strike that President Donald Trump had said caused no harm to American forces, officials said Friday. The Pentagon's chief spokesman, Jonathan Hoffman, said...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2012, file photo, former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue arrives at an attorney's office in Washington. Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his fifth attempt.
Tagliabue and former New York Giants general manager George Young made it as contributors. Ex-Dallas Cowboys safety Cliff Harris and former Cleveland receiver Mac Speedie completed the centennial class announced Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. The class of 10 senior candidates, three contributors and two coaches are part of the hall's celebration of the NFL's 100th season. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Column: Tagliabue in Hall of Fame despite head injury issue

Jan. 15, 2020 4:08 PM EST

The NFL of the 1990s was a different animal than it is today, which explains at least somewhat the creation under Paul Tagliabue’s watch of something laughably called the Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Committee. What is harder to explain is why Tagliabue put a rheumatologist with no expertise in head...

Seattle Seahawks' Jadeveon Clowney (90) hits Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz (11) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

NFL doctor calls Wentz 'heroic' for reporting concussion

Jan. 9, 2020 7:18 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL's chief medical officer called Carson Wentz “heroic” for reporting his concussion during Philadelphia's playoff loss and disputed the notion the league's system failed the Eagles quarterback. “I think what Carson Wentz did is heroic and should be highlighted...