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Security Council approves punishing sanctions on North Korea

UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously on Saturday to impose punishing sanctions on North Korea including ship searches for banned weapons, calling Pyongyang's claimed nuclear test ''a clear threat to international peace and security.''

October 23, 2006 | By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Security Council agrees on North Korea sanctions resolution, to vote Saturday

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council will vote Saturday after reaching a broad compromise on a resolution that would impose nonmilitary sanctions on North Korea for the nuclear test it announced earlier this week.

October 23, 2006 | By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press Writer | Nation


British, Irish premiers push Northern Ireland leaders to meet power-sharing deadline

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) - The British and Irish prime ministers gathered Northern Ireland's rival factions around the same negotiating table Wednesday and implored them finally to strike a power-sharing deal.

October 23, 2006 | By SHAWN POGATCHNIK Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush talks about energy before joining Hastert at fundraiser

ST. LOUIS (AP) - President Bush warned Americans on Thursday against becoming complacent about supporting alternative sources of energy just because gasoline prices are falling at the pump.

October 23, 2006 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Alligators in swimming pools: In New Orleans, wildlife not confined to Bourbon Street

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Alligators have been dragged from abandoned swimming pools. Foxes had to be removed from the airport. Coyotes are stalking rabbits and nutria (a sort of countrified rat) in city streets. And armadillos are undermining air conditioning units.

October 23, 2006 | By MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Former Foley aide to testify Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mark Foley's former chief of staff, who says he warned the House speaker's staff three years ago of inappropriate Foley conduct toward male pages, is to testify Thursday before the House ethics committee.

October 23, 2006 | By LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press Writer | Nation


More than 2,660 Iraqi civilians killed in Baghdad in September, Health Ministry says

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - More than 2,660 Iraqi civilians were killed in Baghdad in September, according to new Health Ministry figures - 400 more than the month before despite an intensified U.S.-Iraqi sweep aimed at reining in violence.

October 23, 2006 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and LEE KEATH Associated Press Writers | Nation


Quake rocks Hawaii

HONOLULU - A strong earthquake shook Hawaii early Sunday, jolting residents out of bed and causing a landslide that blocked a major highway. Ceilings crashed at a hospital, and aftershocks kept the state on edge.

October 23, 2006 | By GREG SMALL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Reid got $1 million for land he hadn’t owned for 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid collected a $1.1 million windfall on a Las Vegas land sale even though he hadn't personally owned the property for three years, property deeds show.

October 23, 2006 | By JOHN SOLOMON and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press Writers | Nation


Season’s first snow clobbers Great Lakes region from Chicago to Buffalo, thousands lose power

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A rare early October snowstorm left parts of the Great Lakes and Midwest blanketed with 2 feet of snow Friday morning, prompting widespread blackouts, closing schools and stranding travelers.

October 23, 2006 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


China says North Korea must face ’some punitive actions’ after reported nuclear test

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - North Korea must face ''some punitive actions'' for testing a nuclear device, China's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday, suggesting that Beijing may be willing to impose some form of Security Council sanctions against Pyongyang.

October 23, 2006 | By NICK WADHAMS Associated Press Writer | Nation


14-hour Texas standoff ends with suspect in custody

FOREST HILL, Texas - A nearly 14-hour standoff between police and a man accused of shooting three people and taking a young boy hostage ended at dawn Thursday with the boy safe and the suspect in custody.

October 16, 2006 | By JEFF CARLTON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ethics committee launches investigation of Foley case

WASHINGTON - The House Ethics Committee opened an investigation Thursday into the unfolding scandal over Rep. Mark Foley's come-ons to congressional pages and accusations even by some Republicans that House speaker Dennis Hastert failed to protect the teens.

The committee, evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats, sat in closed session to take up a matter that imperils Hastert's leadership and has stirred extraordinary GOP infighting with midterm elections barely a month away.

October 16, 2006 | By LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press Writer | Nation


Pa. Amish burying 5th girl who died in school shooting

GEORGETOWN, Pa. - Mourners prepared Friday to bury a fifth Amish girl who was gunned down in a schoolhouse classroom and faced the possibility that at least one of five other girls wounded in the shooting could die.

October 16, 2006 | By MARTHA RAFFAELE Associated Press Writer | Nation


One certainty in ethics probe: no punishment for Foley

WASHINGTON - The House's investigation of a page sex scandal has only one certainty: Former Rep. Mark Foley will escape punishment by his peers.

It is the Florida Republican's sexually explicit electronic messages to teenage former male pages that have ignited what has become a pre-election firestorm.

October 16, 2006 | By LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Court: Religious rights trump birth control rule

WASHINGTON - A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

June 30, 2014 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Nation


Obama picks ex-P&G head to lead Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, as the White House seeks to shore up an agency beset by treatment delays and struggling to deal with an influx of new veterans returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

June 29, 2014 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent | Nation


US declares wood storks no longer endangered

TOWNSEND, Ga. - The American wood stork, a bird scientists once feared would be extinct by the year 2000, has made such an impressive comeback that it's getting an official status upgrade 30 years after first being listed as an endangered species, the Obama administration said Thursday.

June 26, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Nation


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