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Louisiana woman to give birth after her frozen embryo was rescued during Katrina’s aftermath

NEW ORLEANS - The baby album for Rebekah Markham's soon-to-be-born child could include something extra special: photos of officers using flat-bottomed boats to rescue the youngster's frozen embryo from a sweltering hospital in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

January 18, 2007 | By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Unusually warm winter in the Midwest and the East makes for some strange sights

CHICAGO - Crocuses are pushing out of the ground in New Jersey. Ice fishing tournaments in Minnesota are being canceled for lack of ice. And golfers are hitting the links in Chicago in January.

January 18, 2007 | By TARA BURGHART Associated Press Writer | Nation


President Ford laid to rest in his hometown of Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Gerald R. Ford was remembered Wednesday as a man not afraid to laugh, make tough decisions or listen to the advice of his independent wife in eulogies delivered during a funeral at the church the couple attended for six decades.

January 18, 2007 | By KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Democrats pledge action on ethics, Iraq war on eve of taking control of Congress

WASHINGTON - Congressional Democrats stepped hungrily to the brink of power on Wednesday, promising immediate action to limit the influence of lobbyists and constant prodding of the Bush administration to bring U.S. troops home from Iraq.

January 18, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Nation honors Ford under soaring arches of cathedral

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The nation remembered Gerald R. Ford on Tuesday for what he didn't have - pretensions, a scheming agenda, a great golf game - as much as for the small-town authenticity he brought to the presidency.

January 18, 2007 | By CALVIN WOODWARD Associated Press Writer | Nation


U.S. death toll reaches 3,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - American deaths in the Iraq war reached the sobering milestone of 3,000 on Sunday even as the Bush administration sought to overhaul its strategy for an unpopular conflict that shows little sign of abating.

January 17, 2007 | BY PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Nation


Housing slump expected to weigh on economy in 2007

WASHINGTON (AP) - The slowdown that hit the U.S. economy will persist into 2007 as the once red-hot housing market continues to suffer through a serious correction, analysts say.

January 17, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Saddam appears compliant, calm in final moments

BAGHDAD, Iraq - The scene was at once macabre and riveting.

January 17, 2007 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHR Associated Press Writer | Nation


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


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Senate report: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics after 9/11

WASHINGTON - The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White House document.

July 31, 2014 | By KEN DILANIAN and EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press | Nation


US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring

WASHINGTON - After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.

July 30, 2014 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat.

July 28, 2014 | By MATTHEW LEE and JULIE PACE Associated Press | Nation


Medicare's own health looking better, report says

WASHINGTON - Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.

July 28, 2014 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Nation


SC mom's arrest sparks child care debate

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Plenty of working parents can relate to the dilemma Debra Harrell faced when her 9-year-old daughter asked to play unsupervised in a park this summer. How do you find the time and money for child care when school is out?

July 28, 2014 | By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Nation


Hospital gunman kills caseworker, intended to kill others, official says

MEDIA, Pa. - A psychiatrist's patient ranted about a gun ban at a suburban medical complex before opening fire there, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Nation


2 courts issue conflicting decisions on Obamacare

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

July 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Nation


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