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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


Surgery to stunt disabled girl’s growth raises ethical questions; some decry ‘eugenics’

CHICAGO - In a case fraught with ethical questions, the parents of a severely mentally and physically disabled child have stunted her growth to keep their little ''pillow angel'' a manageable and more portable size.

January 19, 2007 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Nation


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


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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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