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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


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


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Reports: Televangelist urged vasectomies, abortion

AKRON, Ohio - Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labor at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television station, according to a two-month newspaper investigation.

October 21, 2014 | | Nation


Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas

DALLAS - Youngor Jallah spent the last three weeks confined to her small apartment with her children and boyfriend, fearing they had contracted the deadly Ebola virus from her mother's fiance.

October 20, 2014 | By EMILY SCHMALL Associated Press | Nation


Ebola: Rising call for ban on travel from W. Africa

WASHINGTON - Warning that Americans are losing faith in their government's ability to stop Ebola, Republican lawmakers on Thursday pressed for a ban on travel to the U.S. from the West African outbreak zone. The White House said other measures are more effective.

October 16, 2014 | By CONNIE CASS Associated Press | Nation


US Ebola patient dies; airport screening expanded

WASHINGTON - The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. died Wednesday despite intense but delayed treatment, and the government announced it was expanding airport examinations to guard against the spread of the deadly disease.

October 08, 2014 | By MIKE STOBBE and CONNIE CASS Associated Press | Nation


US stocks slide on global growth concerns

NEW YORK - Worries about weakening global growth drove the stock market lower Tuesday.

October 07, 2014 | By STEVE ROTHWELL AP Markets Writer | Nation


Same-sex marriages begin in the South

RICHMOND, Va. - Gay and lesbian couples are getting legally married in the South for the first time, crossing a threshold in a conservative region long opposed to the marriages.

October 07, 2014 | By LARRY O'DELL and MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press | Nation


Health law waivers: Too complicated to claim?

WASHINGTON - Millions of Americans may qualify for waivers from the most unpopular part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. But getting that exemption could be an ordeal.

October 07, 2014 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Nation


Supreme Court clears the way for gay marriage expansion

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court unexpectedly cleared the way Monday for a dramatic expansion of gay marriage in the United States and may have signaled that it's only a matter of time before same-sex couples can marry in all 50 states.

October 06, 2014 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Nation


Texas family that hosted Ebola patient confined to home

DALLAS - Four members of a family the U.S. Ebola patient was staying with were confined to their Texas home under armed guard Thursday as the circle of people possibly exposed to the virus widened and Liberian authorities said they would prosecute the man for allegedly lying on an airport questionnaire.

October 02, 2014 | By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH and DAVID WARREN Associated Press | Nation


Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanished

WASHINGTON - One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president.

October 02, 2014 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL and JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Nation


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


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