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McCain visits London, hails bravery of UK troops in Iraq

LONDON - Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Thursday hailed the bravery of British and U.S. soldiers yet refrained from calling publicly for Britain to slow the pace of its troop withdrawal from southern Iraq.

April 04, 2008 | By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


D.C. court bars Libby from practicing law after perjury conviction in CIA leak case

WASHINGTON - Former top White House aide I. Lewis ''Scooter'' Libby was banned Thursday from practicing law in the nation's capital following his perjury conviction in the case of a CIA operative's leaked identity.

April 04, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Rates on 30-year mortgages drop below 6 percent for first time in five weeks

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages dropped below 6 percent this week for the first time in more than a month, reflecting aggressive efforts by the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates to protect the economy from a serious recession.

April 04, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Divisions in Fed make Bernanke’s juggling act harder

WASHINGTON - Ben Bernanke's juggling act has gotten harder.

April 04, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Forecasters say spring rains and snow-melt threaten widespread flooding

WASHINGTON - Government forecasters said Thursday that the floods washing over large parts of the Midwest are just a taste of things to come, with one meteorologist complaining about a jet stream ''on steroids.''

April 04, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | National


White House says Olympics are about athletes; Rice appeals to foreign minister

WASHINGTON - The White House said Thursday that China's crackdown in Tibet is not cause for President Bush to cancel his attendance at the Beijing Olympics.

April 04, 2008 | By BARRY SCHWEID AP Diplomatic Writer | Washington


Jobless claims rise by larger-than-expected amount

WASHINGTON - The number of newly laid off workers filing for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level in nearly two months, providing more evidence that the weak economy is drying up jobs.

April 04, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Dalai Lama willing to meet China’s president, says he’s not seeking independence

DHARMSALA, India - The Dalai Lama offered Thursday to meet with Chinese leaders including President Hu Jintao, but said he would not travel to Beijing unless there was a ''real concrete development'' in relations between the government and Tibet.

April 04, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hamas says blast that killed 2 in Gaza was accident caused by mishandled explosives

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Palestinian militants accidentally set off a large blast at a Hamas training base in the central Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing two members of the violent Islamic group and wounding another, a Palestinian medical official said.

April 04, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cheney calls for continued NATO help in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - Vice President Dick Cheney on Thursday called the U.S. commitment to Afghanistan ''firm and unshakable'' and said members of NATO need to step up their commitment to help it continue to rebound from years of tyranny and war.

April 04, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Survivor of dramatic fall from bombed airliner uses celebrity to campaign for reform in Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia - On the list of famous Serbs, there are soccer stars, tennis champions and notorious politicians. And there's Vesna Vulovic.

April 04, 2008 | By SLOBODAN LEKIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China sends 80 truckloads of troop reinforcements toward Tibet

BEIJING - China sent additional troops into restive areas and made more arrests in the Tibetan capital Lhasa in an effort to suppress anti-government protests even as the Dalai Lama offered face-to-face negotiations with Chinese leaders.

April 04, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Son of auto wrecking yard owner accused of killing 4, including father; motive unclear

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The gunman who opened fire at an auto wrecking yard killed his father, who owned the business, and three others before dropping the weapon and trying to flee over a fence, police said Wednesday.

April 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Pop song, billboards seek to overcome fear of census after decades of war in Liberia

SELEGA, Liberia - The deep distrust of government created by years of war is evident in Liberian villages like this one, where people don't understand why census workers have been chalking numbers on every house, lean-to, hut and shack.

April 04, 2008 | By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Associated Press


Boyfriend of Kansas woman apparently stuck to toilet is charged with mistreating her

NESS CITY, Kan. - A man whose girlfriend authorities say spent nearly two years in a bathroom in their house, sitting on the toilet so long that the seat adhered to her body, has been charged with mistreatment of a dependent adult.

April 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


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