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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


Helicopters launch new attacks on al-Qaida suspects in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Attack helicopters strafed suspected al-Qaida fighters in southern Somalia on Tuesday, witnesses said, following two days of airstrikes by U.S. forces - the first U.S. offensives in the African country since 18 American soldiers were killed here in 1993.

January 24, 2007 | By SALAD DUHUL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Another Polish church leader resigns over communist police links

WARSAW, Poland - A second prominent Catholic clergyman resigned Monday after allegations about his links to the communist-era secret police, and the prospect that more clerics may have been compromised threatened the church's reputation as a bastion of opposition to the old regime.

January 23, 2007 | By VANESSA GERA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Democrats warn they may deny money for sending new troops to Iraq; Bush speech Wednesday night

WASHINGTON - In a blunt challenge to President Bush, the leader of the Senate's new Democratic majority said Monday he will ''look at everything'' within his power to wind down the war in Iraq, short of cutting off funding for troops already deployed.

January 23, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


Execution sparks broad support for Saddam in Arab world

CAIRO, Egypt - After Saddam Hussein's execution, a wave of sympathy and support for the former Iraqi dictator swept the Arab world, with some proclaiming him a martyr and comparing him to heroes of Arab nationalism.

January 23, 2007 | By NADIA ABOU EL-MAGD Associated Press Writer | Nation


New Orleans gropes for ways to deal with a surge in bloodshed, with 9 killings in 8 days

NEW ORLEANS - Nine people have been slain in New Orleans in the first eight days of the new year, deepening the sense of despair over the slow pace of the city's recovery and leaving police and civic leaders grasping for ways to stop the bloodshed.

January 23, 2007 | By MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


3rd snowstorm in 3 weeks takes aim at hard-hit eastern Colorado and Plains as costs rise

DENVER - The third snowstorm in as many weeks swept into Colorado on Friday, further hampering efforts to restore power to rural homes and rescue thousands of cattle stranded by last week's blizzard.

January 20, 2007 | By JON SARCHE Associated Press Writer | Nation


White House shifting commanders in Iraq war, Mideast

WASHINGTON - The White House announced a shuffling of U.S. military leaders in the Iraq war Friday as Congress' new Democratic chiefs criticized plans President Bush is considering to boost U.S. troop strength in the war zone.

January 20, 2007 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Nation


First drug for fat Fidos wins federal approval

WASHINGTON - Is your hound round? Too much flab on your Lab? Is your husky, well, husky? A new drug may provide some help.

January 20, 2007 | By ANDREW BRIDGES Associated Press Writer | Nation


American solo sailor rescued after 3 days adrift at sea

PUNTA ARENAS, Chile - An American sailor who spent three days adrift after a storm dashed his round-the-world voyage was headed toward land Friday after being rescued in treacherous waters off the southern tip of South America.

January 20, 2007 | By ROBERTO CANDIA Associated Press Writer | Nation


No, diet pills won’t melt away those extra pounds; FTC fines marketers over claims

WASHINGTON - Now that you've indulged in all those holiday goodies and made that New Year's resolution to shed some pounds, the government says don't count on a diet pill to help.

January 19, 2007 | By DONNA DE LA CRUZ Associated Press Writer | Nation


Scientists say 2007 could be world’s warmest year on record

LONDON - Deepening drought in Australia. Stronger typhoons in Asia. Floods in Latin America.

January 19, 2007 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Democratic-controlled House makes history by elevating Pelosi to speaker

WASHINGTON - Jubilant Democrats on Thursday elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi as the first woman speaker of the House, the crowning celebration of newfound power the party won in the November electoral sweep.

January 19, 2007 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Obama to announce immigration action Thursday

WASHINGTON - In a broad test of his executive powers, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday he will sidestep Congress and order his own federal action on immigration - in measures that could spare from deportation as many as 5 million people illegally in the U.S. and set up one of the most pitched partisan confrontations of his presidency.

November 19, 2014 | By JIM KUHNHENN and ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Nation


Sherman's March, 150 years later

A turning point in the Civil War came 150 years ago this week, when Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman left the smoking ruins of Atlanta and launched his scorching March to the Sea. Here are five questions and answers about the commander whose name, even today, evokes admiration or hatred - and about his march, which hastened the war's end.

November 15, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER SULLIVAN Associated Press | Nation


New tactics in health care push

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The pitch for health care coverage is being made at nail salons, pizzerias, mosques - and even bars.

November 15, 2014 | By ANN SANNER Associated Press | Nation


After murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief

MILFORD, Pa. - For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.

October 31, 2014 | By KATHY MATHESON and MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | Nation


Judge rejects attempt to isolate nurse

FORT KENT, Maine - A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.

October 31, 2014 | By ROBERT F. BUKATY Associated Press | Nation


Spacecraft for tourists explodes on test flight

MOJAVE, Calif. - A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere exploded during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than a week.

October 31, 2014 | By BRIAN MELLEY and JUSTIN PRITCHARD Associated Press | Nation


For Biden, silver lining if Senate fight is a draw

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is crossing his fingers that Republicans won't come close to capturing the six Senate seats they need to seize the majority in next week's election. But for Vice President Joe Biden, there's a silver lining if Republicans fall just short.

October 29, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Nation


US governors, Army go own way on Ebola quarantines

NEWARK, N.J. - The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday recommended new restrictions for people at highest risk for coming down with the Ebola virus and symptom monitoring for those at lower risk, but some state governors and even the Army are carving their own paths.

October 27, 2014 | By DAVID PORTER and COLLEEN BARRY Associated Press | Nation


North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - An Ohio man detained for nearly half a year in North Korea returned to a very emotional homecoming Wednesday amid tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children.

October 22, 2014 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press | Nation


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