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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


Immigrant population in GOP districts increasing

DALTON, Ga. - It's a slice of Americana: children playing soccer on a sunny Saturday morning, their parents cheering them on. But at these soccer fields, the dominant language is Spanish, the food truck sells authentic Mexican and few of the adults are eligible to vote.

October 30, 2006 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Mortar shells kill 18 near Baghdad

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Five bicycle bombs and a hail of mortar shells ripped apart a market south of Baghdad on Saturday, killing 18 people in yet another sign that Iraq's government and U.S. forces were struggling to contain sectarian violence. Three U.S. Marines also were killed, making October the deadliest month for American forces this year.

October 30, 2006 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


400 million

Now that the nation officially numbers more than 300 million, what next?

October 30, 2006 | By ERIN TEXEIRA AP National Writer | Nation


Bush: ‘Our goal is clear’

WASHINGTON - President Bush on Saturday reviewed Iraq strategy with top war commanders and national security advisers, but indicated little inclination for major changes to an increasingly divisive policy.

October 30, 2006 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Violence, among Shiites this time, spreads ominously to Iraq’s south

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Black-uniformed, hooded gunmen loyal to an anti-American Shiite cleric briefly seized the major southern city of Amarah on Friday in an audacious drive against local security forces, largely controlled by Iraq's other main Shiite militia.

October 28, 2006 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer | Nation


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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


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


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