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Study: Louisiana slipping very slowly into the Gulf of Mexico

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A new report by scientists studying Louisiana's sinking coast says the land here is not just sinking, it's sliding ever so slowly into the Gulf of Mexico.

January 17, 2007 | By CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press Writer | Nation


Iraqis gather in Saddam’s hometown after his burial

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Hundreds of Iraqis flocked to the village where Saddam Hussein was born on Sunday to see the deposed leader buried in a religious compound 24 hours after his execution.

January 17, 2007 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer | Nation


Iraqi government to investigate conduct of Saddam hanging, leak of video

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq's prime minister ordered an investigation Tuesday into Saddam Hussein's execution to try to uncover who taunted the former dictator in the last minutes of his life, and who leaked inflammatory footage taken by camera phone of the hanging.

January 17, 2007 | By LAUREN FRAYER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Copters drop hay to save livestock stranded by blizzard; thousands on Plains without power

DENVER - National Guard helicopters dropped emergency food bundles and bales of hay for people and livestock trapped by snowdrifts as high as rooftops Tuesday after back-to-back blizzards paralyzed the Plains.

January 17, 2007 | By STEVEN K. PAULSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


AP Poll: Strong support for Democrats’ goals on minimum wage, prescription drugs

WASHINGTON - People overwhelmingly support two of the Democrats' top goals - increasing the minimum wage and making it easier to buy prescription drugs from other countries - as the party takes control of Congress for the first time in a dozen years.

January 17, 2007 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Iraqis ask if anything will change for the better

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqis awoke Saturday to television images of a noose being slipped over Saddam Hussein's neck and his white-shrouded body, the pre-dawn work of black-hooded hangmen. They went to bed as new video emerged showing Saddam exchanging taunts with onlookers before the gallows floor dropped away and the former dictator swung from the rope.

January 15, 2007 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer | Nation


Murders rise in several U.S. cities for 2006

NEW YORK - After many years of decline, the number of murders climbed this year in New York and many other major U.S. cities, reaching their highest levels in a decade in some places.

January 11, 2007 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Parents make pilgrimage to Iraq

LYERLY - After her son Justin was killed serving in Iraq, a grieving Jan Johnson resolved to see the place where he died and to better understand why it happened.

January 10, 2007 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Legendary singer James Brown, the 'Godfather of Soul,' dies at 73

ATLANTA - Nicknamed the hardest working man in show business, James Brown told friends he still wanted to perform on New Year's Eve in New York despite being ill and in the hospital. But his heart gave out before he could make it there.

January 10, 2007 | By HARRY R. WEBER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Violent storms tear up Fla. homes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Powerful storms damaged at least three dozen homes as heavy rain and strong wind swept across the Southeast on Monday.

January 10, 2007 | By BRENT KALLESTAD Associated Press Writer | Nation


British troops raid police station

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Backed by tanks, British soldiers raided a police station in the southern city of Basra on Monday, killing seven gunmen in an effort to stop renegade Iraqi officers from executing their prisoners, the British military said.

January 09, 2007 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Pope Benedict XVI urges solution to conflicts everywhere in Christmas speech

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Christmas Day with a call for an end to violence around the world and urged people not to lose sight of their need for God in an age of technological marvels.

January 09, 2007 | By MARIA SANMINIATELLI Associated Press Writer | Nation


Georgia Legislative Preview - Taxes

ATLANTA (AP) - Taxes could dominate the agenda in the upcoming legislative session.

January 09, 2007 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Asian nations remember the 230,000 killed in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami

JAKARTA, Indonesia gas- Two years after a devastating tsunami crashed into coastlines, villagers in hardest-hit Indonesia were preparing for future disasters, with thousands expected to flee their homes by foot and car in an early warning drill.

January 09, 2007 | By CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Senior tax cut feature of Perdue’s ‘07 agenda

Note: This is the second in a six-part series previewing Georgia's upcoming legislative session, which starts Jan. 8.

January 08, 2007 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Survey: Americans' pessimism on economy has grown

WASHINGTON - Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.

August 28, 2014 | By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer | Nation


Woman unearths past of forgotten Indian cemetery

WINSLOW, Ariz. - A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history beneath them.

August 28, 2014 | By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press | Nation


Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons

MIAMI - The fight for the coffee and breakfast crowd is heating up, both at home and abroad.

August 26, 2014 | The Associated Press | Nation


Inspector General: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths

WASHINGTON - Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found plenty of problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix.

August 26, 2014 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Nation


Bow down: Beyonce owns the MTV Video Music Awards

Bow down: Beyonce was the reigning queen of Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards.

August 25, 2014 | By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer | Nation


Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement

WASHINGTON - The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By PETE YOST and MARCY GORDON Associated Press | Nation


Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

WASHINGTON - The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight against Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage. President Barack Obama denounced the group as a "cancer" threatening the entire region as the administration weighed sending even more American troops to Iraq.

August 20, 2014 | By LARA JAKES AP National Security Writer | Nation


Attorney General Eric Holder heads to Ferguson after subdued protests

CLAYTON, Mo. - As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Missouri on Wednesday, a small group of protesters gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether a Ferguson police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown should be charged in his death.

August 20, 2014 | By JIM SUHR | Nation


Obama: Iraq has regained control of Mosul dam

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama hailed the recapture of Mosul dam Monday as a "major step forward" as a barrage of U.S. airstrikes helped Kurdish and Iraqi forces score the biggest victory of its counteroffensive against the Islamic State militants.

August 18, 2014 | By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer | Nation


Pathologist: Brown may have had his hands raised

FERGUSON, Mo. - An unarmed 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by police has sparked a week of protests in suburban St. Louis suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may indicate his hands were up or his back was turned, a pathologist hired by his family said Monday.

August 18, 2014 | By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press | Nation


Critics: Equipping police like armies is taking it too far

WASHINGTON - The Missouri police department at the center of an uproar over the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager acquired two armored Humvees and other military gear for free through a Pentagon program that critics blame for "militarizing America's Main Streets" and aggravating clashes between police and protesters.

August 15, 2014 | | Nation


Police identify Ferguson officer, allege teen robbed convenience store

FERGUSON, Mo. - Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store in a "strong-arm" robbery shortly before he was killed.

August 15, 2014 | By DAVID A. LIEB and ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press | Nation


Missouri state troopers to take over Ferguson security

FLORISSANT, Mo. - The Missouri State Highway Patrol will take over supervising security in the St. Louis suburb that's been the scene of violent protests since a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, the governor announced Thursday.

August 14, 2014 | By DAVID A. LIEB and JIM SALTER Associated Press | Nation


ID of Missouri officer who killed unarmed black teen festering issue

FERGUSON, Mo. - In the days since an unarmed black teenager was shot dead by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb, a big question that's smoldered amid the outrage of many is who the officer is.

August 13, 2014 | By JIM SUHR and JIM SALTER Associated Press | Nation


Police, protesters again clash outside St. Louis

FERGUSON, Mo. - Police in riot gear fired tear gas into a crowd of protesters in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager had been fatally shot by police over the weekend, as tension rose even amid calls for collective calm.

August 12, 2014 | By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press | Nation


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