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White House denies Cheney endorsed ‘water boarding’

WASHINGTON - The White House said Friday that Vice President Dick Cheney was not talking about a torture technique known as ''water boarding'' when he said dunking terrorism suspects in water during questioning was a ''no-brainer.''

November 04, 2006 | By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent | Nation


Exxon Mobil 3rd-quarter profit climbs to $10.49 billion, second biggest ever

DALLAS - Oil industry behemoth Exxon Mobil Corp. said Thursday its third-quarter earnings rose to $10.49 billion, the second-largest quarterly profit ever recorded by a publicly traded U.S. company. Its shares rose to a 52-week high.

November 03, 2006 | By STEVE QUINN AP Business Writer | Nation


Bush signs bill authorizing 700 miles of fencing on the U.S.-Mexico border

WASHINGTON - President Bush signed a bill Thursday authorizing 700 miles of new fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, hoping to give Republican candidates a pre-election platform for asserting they're tough on illegal immigration.

November 03, 2006 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Nation


New home prices fall by the largest amount in more than 35 years

WASHINGTON - The median price of a new home plunged in September by the largest amount in more than 35 years, even as the pace of sales rebounded for a second month.

November 03, 2006 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Marine pleads guilty to assault in shooting of Iraqi civilian; 1 of 8 U.S. servicemen charged

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - A Marine pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of assault and conspiracy to obstruct justice in the death of an Iraqi civilian last April.

November 03, 2006 | By THOMAS WATKINS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Actor Michael J. Fox rallies for stem cell research

NEW YORK - The symptoms of Parkinson's disease that all but ended Michael J. Fox's acting career are making him a powerfully vulnerable campaign pitchman for five Democrats who support stem cell research.

November 03, 2006 | By JAKE COYLE AP Entertainment Writer | Nation


Christmas creeping up on shoppers early, even before Halloween

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - and it's only October.

November 02, 2006 | By DEBORAH YAO AP Business Writer | Nation


Tennessee fire chief, 3 volunteers charged with arson

TIPTONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Neighbors and police officers have known for years that someone was setting a rash of fires in this small town, destroying buildings and sheds.

November 02, 2006 | By WOODY BAIRD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Fed keeps interest rates unchanged for third consecutive meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday for a third consecutive meeting, hoping that a slowing economy will dampen a worrisome rise in inflation.

November 02, 2006 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Bush acknowledges public discontent at home with war in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a somber but combative pre-election review of a long and brutal war, President Bush conceded Wednesday that the United States is taking heavy casualties in Iraq and said, ''I know many Americans are not satisfied with the situation'' there.

November 02, 2006 | By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent | Nation


U.S. unveils timeline to curb violence, says more troops may be needed in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Two weeks before U.S. midterm elections, American officials unveiled a timeline Tuesday for Iraq's Shiite-led government to take specific steps to calm the world's most dangerous capital and said more U.S. troops might be needed to quell the bloodshed.

November 02, 2006 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer | Nation


College fundraising goals pass the $4 billion mark

Cornell University is going all-out this week.

November 02, 2006 | By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer | Nation


Officials wanted more searching for body parts at the World Trade Center site

NEW YORK (AP) - As the city agency overseeing the removal of the World Trade Center rubble was wrapping up its work in 2002, several officials handling the painstaking recovery of human remains warned that things were moving too fast.

October 31, 2006 | By SARA KUGLER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ford loses $5.8B in 3Q on sagging sales, restructuring

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Ford Motor Co.'s blue oval continued to bleed red ink in the third quarter, with the company posting a $5.8 billion loss Monday due to sagging North American sales and huge costs associated with a massive restructuring plan.

October 31, 2006 | By TOM KRISHER Associated Press Writer | Nation


From bubbles to video games, distraction eases kids’ shot pain

WASHINGTON (AP) - Think preschoolers don't know geography? Drive 'em to the pediatrician's office. Starting around age 2, they're crying before you make the final turn into the parking lot - they remember where they get shots.

October 31, 2006 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Nation


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Police, protesters again clash outside St. Louis

FERGUSON, Mo. - Police in riot gear fired tear gas into a crowd of protesters in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager had been fatally shot by police over the weekend, as tension rose even amid calls for collective calm.

August 12, 2014 | By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press | Nation


Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63

SAN FRANCISCO - Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.

August 11, 2014 | By HAVEN DALEY and HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press | Nation


Vandalism, looting after vigil for Missouri man

FERGUSON, Mo. - A candlelight vigil for an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a suburban St. Louis police officer was followed by unrest as crowds looted and burned stores, vandalized vehicles and taunted officers who tried to block access to parts of the city.

August 11, 2014 | By JIM SALTER and JIM SUHR Associated Press | Nation


Obama's Iraq aim: Contain, not destroy, extremists

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's new military strategy in Iraq amounts to trying to contain - not destroy - the Islamic militant group that now controls much of the country's northern region. That leaves open the questions of how deeply the U.S. will be drawn into the sectarian conflict, and whether airstrikes alone can stop the militants' momentum.

August 08, 2014 | By ROBERT BURNS and LARA JAKES AP National Security Writers | Nation


CDC director: Scale of Ebola crisis unprecedented

WASHINGTON - The current Ebola crisis in West Africa is on pace to sicken more people than all other previous outbreaks of the disease combined, a U.S. health official said Thursday.

August 07, 2014 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Nation


Iselle to give Hawaii first hurricane in 22 years

HONOLULU - Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific. It didn't - and now Hawaii is poised to take its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years.

August 07, 2014 | By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER and AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press | Nation


Jim Brady dies: Reagan aide, gun control advocate

WASHINGTON - A major trait that endeared Jim Brady to the Washington press corps was his sense of humor, especially when he made fun of his own boss.

August 04, 2014 | By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL Associated Press | Nation


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