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British troop withdrawals remain frozen

BAGHDAD - Britain said Thursday that it will keep troop withdrawals from Iraq frozen for months because of an upsurge in fighting with Shiite militias. Iraqi officials said fresh clashes between militiamen and Iraqi and U.S.-led forces had killed at least 13 people.

May 09, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China reports it’s tied US for most Internet users

BEIJING - By some measures, China has tied the United States as the online population leader with its government reporting that the number of Internet users there has soared to 221 million.

May 09, 2008 | By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Chinese authorities stepping up security ahead of Olympics

BEIJING - Foreigners report random ID checks. Police check on chemicals in school science labs. A music festival is postponed. With 3 1/2 months to go, China is ramping up its campaign to tighten security ahead of the Beijing Olympics.

May 09, 2008 | By TINI TRAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Nepal’s Maoists win lead role in new governing assembly

KATMANDU, Nepal - Nepal's former communist rebels were declared the biggest party in a new governing assembly Thursday. While the Maoists won't have a majority, they are expected to usher in sweeping changes for the poor Himalayan nation.

May 09, 2008 | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Assad confirms Israeli peace offer

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Syrian President Bashar Assad said Thursday that Israel has expressed willingness to withdraw from the Golan Heights, but direct talks would not begin before a new U.S. administration takes office.

May 09, 2008 | By SAM F. GHATTAS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US predicts increase in Afghan violence

KABUL, Afghanistan - Insurgent violence in Afghanistan could reach record levels this year as militants increasingly target police and development projects, a top U.S. general said Thursday.

May 09, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


No. 2 US commander hopes al-Sadr will stop attacks

BAGHDAD - The No. 2 U.S. commander in Iraq expressed hope on Wednesday that radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr would use his influence to stop his followers from attacking U.S. and Iraqi forces as clashes spread to the outskirts of Baghdad.

May 08, 2008 | By BUSHRA JUHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Officials release 1st result in Zimbabwe election recount

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Nearly four weeks after the unresolved presidential election, a state-run newspaper said Wednesday that a national unity government led by longtime leader Robert Mugabe could end Zimbabwe's deepening political and economic crisis.

May 08, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Brazil rescuers say missing priest’s chances of survival fading

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Hopes for finding a priest who disappeared after soaring into the air with hundreds of colorful balloons are growing slimmer, rescue officials said Wednesday.

May 08, 2008 | By STAN LEHMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


At least 90 reported killed in fierce battle on Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Tamil rebels and Sri Lankan troops fought one of their fiercest battles in years Wednesday, battering each other with small arms and mortars in a confrontation that the military said killed 52 guerrillas and 38 soldiers.

May 08, 2008 | By RAVI NESSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


English celebrate with flags, food on St. George’s Day

LONDON - Londoners gathered Wednesday in Trafalgar Square, beneath statues of imperial lions and military heroes, to celebrate England's patron saint - a third-century Turkish soldier who supposedly had the power to slay a dragon but likely never set foot in Britain.

May 08, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China’s Everest torch plan draw journalists’ concerns

BEIJING - China's new plan for press coverage of the Olympic torch's ascent of Mount Everest has touched off a new controversy.

May 08, 2008 | By CHARLES HUTZLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Protesters confront American outside French store in China

BEIJING - European business officials warned Wednesday that anti-French protests in China could spark a backlash against Chinese exports, while reports surfaced that protesters had confronted an American outside an outlet of French retailer Carrefour.

May 08, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Aviation heads to act on climate change, but set no targets

GENEVA - Aviation chiefs pledged Tuesday to address the industry's impact on climate change but shied away from setting concrete targets to reduce global-warming gases.

May 07, 2008 | By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China: Ship carrying weapons to Zimbabwe may head home

HARARE, Zimbabwe - A shipment of weapons to Zimbabwe may be returned to China, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Tuesday, after the troubled southern African nation's neighbors prevented the cargo from being unloaded.

May 07, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW | Associated Press


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Senate blocks GOP bill to halt federal funds for Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON - The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this ...

August 03, 2015 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


US auto sales strong in July on SUV, luxury demand

DETROIT - More Americans are buying cars that say "look at me."

August 03, 2015 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Auto Writer | Associated Press


Original sound of emperor's speech released

TOKYO - The 4 ½-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World ...

August 01, 2015 | By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press | Associated Press


AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO - The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with ...

July 30, 2015 | By BRAD BROOKS and JENNY BARCHFIELD Associated Press | Associated Press


Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

DETROIT - In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.

July 29, 2015 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Minnesota dentist rarely discussed hunting with patients

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A Minnesota dentist who has become the target of worldwide outrage for hunting and killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe advised patients ...

July 29, 2015 | By BRIAN BAKST and FARAI MUTSAKA | Associated Press


Americans start to feel price hikes

WASHINGTON - Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.

July 28, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Gov't: Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back 500,000 pickups

DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles in the biggest such action ...

July 27, 2015 | By TOM KRISHER and JONATHAN FAHEY AP Business Writers | Associated Press


Remains of 36 unidentified Marines from WWII battle return

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - The military and a private organization have brought home the remains of 36 Marines killed in one of World War ...

July 27, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Theater shooter's mental problems didn't stop gun purchase

LAFAYETTE, La. - John Russell Houser was deeply troubled long before he shot 11 people in a movie theater in Louisiana, but decades of mental problems ...

July 25, 2015 | By RAY HENRY, JAY REEVES and REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press | Associated Press


Remains found in lake may be man missing since '72

SAWMILLS, N.C. - Forty-three years ago, Pamela Shook Kolbe's father went out one night for a date and never came home. Now, her family ...

July 24, 2015 | By JONATHAN DREW and TOM FOREMAN Jr. Associated Press | Associated Press


Gunman opens fire in Louisiana theater

LAFAYETTE, La. - A man who lost his family, home and businesses as he spent years angrily espousing right-wing extremism on television, the Internet and to ...

July 24, 2015 | By MELINDA DESLATTE and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Disability funds in danger

WASHINGTON - The 11 million Americans who receive Social Security disability face steep benefit cuts next year, the government said Wednesday, handing lawmakers a fiscal and ...

July 22, 2015 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Associated Press


New details describe scene of terror at Tenn. shooting

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Twenty Marines and two Navy corpsmen were in the middle of an otherwise mundane task, just checking their equipment after a training mission ...

July 22, 2015 | | Associated Press


Teen use of morning-after pill is climbing

NEW YORK - More than 1 in 5 sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill - a dramatic increase that likely reflects that it's ...

July 22, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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