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Saddam’s half brother beheaded in double execution; Sunnis blast hanging

BAGHDAD, Iraq - The Iraqi government's attempt Monday to close a chapter on Saddam Hussein's repressive regime - by hanging two of his henchmen - only appeared to anger many of Saddam's fellow Sunni Muslims after the former leader's half brother was decapitated on the gallows.

January 30, 2007 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer | Nation


Nation marks first Martin Luther King Jr. Day since death of civil rights leader’s widow

ATLANTA - The first Martin Luther King Jr. Day since the death of King's widow and the chief keeper of his civil rights dream was marked Monday with speeches, visits to the couple's tomb and the opening of a collection of his papers, including a draft of his ''I Have a Dream'' speech.

January 30, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Nation


N.Y. doctors plan uterus transplants to help women with removed or damaged wombs have babies

A New York hospital is taking steps to offer the nation's first uterus transplant, a radical experiment that might allow women whose wombs were removed or are defective to bear children.

January 30, 2007 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer | Nation


Child soldiers now in hiding in Somalia after recent fighting

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Adirisaq Khalid Ahmed was shining shoes in Mogadishu's labyrinthine marketplace when a soldier from the country's Islamic movement approached, asking him to join up.

January 27, 2007 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY Associated Press Writers | Nation


As U.S. steps up presence in Iraq, its coalition partners scale back

VIENNA, Austria - The Italians have left, and the Slovaks are about to. Britons want to start getting out, and so do Danes and South Koreans.

January 27, 2007 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Democratic House, defying veto threat, passes bill on government bargaining for Medicare drug pri

WASHINGTON - Defying a presidential veto threat, the House approved legislation Friday directing the government to negotiate with drug companies in an effort to lower prices for Medicare recipients.

January 27, 2007 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Signs of conflict over new plan, predictions of disaster if it fails

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Even the most enthusiastic supporters of President Bush's new plan to pacify Baghdad were using phrases such as: ''If it succeeds'' and ''If the Iraqi government lives up to promises.''

January 26, 2007 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer | Nation


Beckham to leave Real Madrid for LA Galaxy

LONDON - David Beckham, the former England soccer captain known as much for his style as his play, has agreed to leave Real Madrid and join the Los Angeles Galaxy in a deal Major League Soccer hopes will boost the sport in the United States in a manner similar to Pele's arrival with the Cosmos in 1975.

January 26, 2007 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Nation


Put off reading this until tax time: Study shows many Americans say they procrastinate

WASHINGTON - Procrastination in society is getting worse and scientists are finally getting around to figuring out how and why. Too many tempting diversions are to blame, but more on that later.

January 26, 2007 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Nation


Al-Maliki gives Mahdi Army blunt choice: disarm or face an American onslaught

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq's prime minister has told Shiite militiamen to surrender their arms or face an all-out assault by U.S.-backed Iraqi forces, senior Iraqi officials said Wednesday, as American and Iraqi troops prepared major military operations aimed at ending sectarian warfare in Baghdad.

January 25, 2007 | By STEVEN R. HURST and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writers | Nation


Risk of death high for new ex-cons — 129 times more likely to die of overdose in first 2 weeks

Prison life may be dangerous, but getting out can be deadly, too. Newly released inmates were almost 13 times more likely than the general public to die during their first two weeks of freedom, a study in Washington state found.

January 25, 2007 | By LINDA A. JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Anti-terror legislation speeds toward House passage as Democrats open legislative sprint

WASHINGTON - Anti-terror legislation sailed through the House on Tuesday, the first in a string of measures designed to fulfill campaign promises made by Democrats last fall.

January 25, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


Bush dispatching 21,500 more U.S. troops to Iraq, setting up clash with Democratic Congress

WASHINGTON - Unswayed by anti-war passions, President Bush said Wednesday he will send 21,500 additional U.S. forces to Iraq to break the cycle of violence and ''hasten the day our troops begin coming home.'' He acknowledged making mistakes in earlier security efforts in Baghdad.

January 25, 2007 | By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent | Nation


U.S. soldier, accused of murder, had been diagnosed 3 months earlier with homicidal ideas

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - An Army private charged with the slaughter of an Iraqi family was diagnosed as a homicidal threat by a military mental health team three months before the attack.

January 24, 2007 | By RYAN LENZ Associated Press Writer | Nation


Anti-terror legislation speeds toward House passage as Democrats open legislative sprint

WASHINGTON - Anti-terror legislation sped toward passage in the House on Tuesday, the first in a string of measures designed to fulfill campaign promises made by Democrats last fall.

January 24, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


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Patient told Texas hospital he was from Liberia

DALLAS - The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told health care workers on his initial hospital visit that he had recently been in an area affected by the deadly disease, but that information was not widely shared, a hospital official said Wednesday.

October 01, 2014 | By DAVID WARREN and LAURAN NEERGARD Associated Press | Nation


Q&A: What are students in Colorado protesting?

DENVER - A fight in Colorado over how United States history is taught has pitted the new conservative majority on a suburban Denver school board against students and teachers who accuse the board of censorship.

October 01, 2014 | By COLLEEN SLEVIN Associated Press | Nation


Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather

WASHINGTON - Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them.

September 29, 2014 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Nation


Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case

WASHINGTON - Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor said Monday. President Barack Obama was "obviously concerned" about the weekend incident, a spokesman said.

September 22, 2014 | By PETE YOST and ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Nation


New terror fight casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies

NEW YORK - The nation's gathering war against a new upsurge in Islamic terror hung heavy over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Thursday, stirring both anxiety and determination among those who came to ground zero to remember their loved ones.

September 11, 2014 | By RACHELLE BLIDNER and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Nation


Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81.

September 04, 2014 | By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer | Nation


Court grants Obama plea to re-hear health case

WASHINGTON - The federal appeals court in Washington threw out a ruling Thursday that called into question the subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people afford their premiums under the president's health care law.

September 04, 2014 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Nation


30 teens escape from Nashville detention center

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Thirty teens "overwhelmed" their minders at a juvenile detention center by simultaneously breaking out of four dormitories and then crawling under a weak spot in a chain-link fence. By Tuesday evening, seven were still on the run.

September 02, 2014 | By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press | Nation


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