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Propane explosions in Toronto force evacuation

TORONTO - Explosions at a Toronto propane facility forced thousands of people to evacuate early Sunday, and witnesses described an enormous fireball that lit up the sky for miles. One firefighter died.

August 25, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bolivians strongly back Morales in recall vote

LA PAZ, Bolivia - Voters vigorously endorsed President Evo Morales on Sunday in a recall referendum he devised to try to break a political stalemate and revive his leftist campaign to eliminate historical inequities, partial unofficial results showed.

August 25, 2008 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush seeks to contain violent conflict in Georgia

BEIJING - President Bush sought to contain the explosive conflict in Georgia on Sunday as the White House warned that "Russian aggression must not go unanswered."

August 25, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russia expands Georgia blitz, deploys ships

TBILISI, Georgia - Russia battled Georgian forces on land and sea, reports said late Sunday, despite a Georgian cease-fire offer and its claim to be withdrawing from South Ossetia, the separatist Georgian province battered by days of intense fighting.

August 25, 2008 | By MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Forklift helps 700-lb Mexican man take rare outing

MONTERREY, Mexico - A 700-pound (310-kilogram) man once considered the world's most obese person left his home for the first time in five months Sunday with the aid of a forklift and a platform truck.

August 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia says Russian aircraft bombed its air bases

DZHAVA, Georgia - Russia sent columns of tanks and reportedly bombed Georgian air bases Friday after Georgia launched a major military offensive Friday to retake the breakaway province of South Ossetia, threatening to ignite a broader conflict.

August 23, 2008 | By MUSA SADULAYEV Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fires expose troubles at French immigrant lockups

PARIS - Two French holding centers for illegal immigrants have been set ablaze in recent weeks, ratcheting up tensions over tough new immigration policies that France wants to spread Europe-wide.

August 23, 2008 | By ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Politics, pageantry blend for Bush at Olympics

BEIJING - President Bush, the first U.S. president to attend an Olympics abroad, blended political messages for China and Russia with high fives and hugs for American athletes Friday.

August 23, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Baghdad zoo welcomes pair of US-donated tiger cubs

BAGHDAD - The Baghdad Zoo on Friday welcomed a pair of rare Bengal tiger cubs that were donated by a North Carolina animal sanctuary despite protests by animal rights activists.

August 23, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China opens its long-sought Olympics spectacularly

BEIJING - China didn't just walk onto the world stage. It soared over it.

August 23, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


After rebuke, Bush eager to embrace Olympics

BEIJING - President Bush's Olympic odyssey started with a game of political one-upmanship Thursday, as his blunt critique of the host country prompted China to warn the U.S. president to stop meddling in its business.

August 22, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kurdish rebels say they sabotaged Turkey pipeline

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Kurdish separatist rebels claimed responsibility Thursday for sabotaging a critical Turkish pipeline, helping push global oil prices back above $120 per barrel.

August 22, 2008 | By C. ONUR ANT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sad summer: Economic woes hit European vacations

PARIS - It's the Paris version of the ''staycation'': Marc des Bouillons lounged in a beach chair with a book, surrounded by women in bikinis, ice cream stands, a DJ spinning summer tunes and kids running amok.

August 22, 2008 | By ANGELA DOLAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US seeks at least 30 years for bin Laden driver

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - Salim Hamdan pleaded with a military jury to spare him from a life in prison, apologizing Thursday for the ''innocent people'' who died in the Sept. 11 attacks and saying he worked as Osama bin Laden's driver only because he needed a job.

August 22, 2008 | By MIKE MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kenya, Tanzania mark decade since US embassy bombs

NAIROBI, Kenya - Douglas Sidialo woke up in a Nairobi hospital 10 years ago, devastated to find he had been blinded by flying glass after al-Qaida bombed the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

August 22, 2008 | By TOM MALITI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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New Orleans takes down white supremacist monument

NEW ORLEANS - A monument to a deadly white-supremacist uprising in 1874 was removed under cover of darkness by workers in masks and bulletproof vests Monday ...

April 24, 2017 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND and GERALD HERBERT Associated Press | Associated Press


Global warming may mean more active Americans

WASHINGTON - Global warming's milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a ...

April 24, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Scams costing victims their homes

NEW YORK (AP) - The phone call came as Raymond Murray neared the bottom of his luck. His wife had died, his career had been ended ...

April 22, 2017 | By MATT SEDENSKY AP National Writer | Associated Press


Science takes world stage

WASHINGTON - The world saw brain power take a different form Saturday.

April 22, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Diet soda linked to stroke, dementia

Americans trying to stay healthy have abandoned sugary drinks for diet drinks in droves over the past few decades on the theory that the latter ...

April 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Suspect accused of posting Facebook video of killing said he 'just snapped'

CLEVELAND - In a rambling video, Steve Stephens said, "I snapped, I just snapped." But as the manhunt dragged on Monday for the man accused of ...

April 17, 2017 | By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press | Associated Press


US pounds IS with 'mother of all bombs'

WASHINGTON - U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with "the mother of all bombs," the largest ...

April 13, 2017 | By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer | Associated Press


Auto show: SUVs of all sizes

NEW YORK - From high-performance muscle cars to hot-selling SUVs to cars hitting the U.S. market for the first time, the 2017 New York International ...

April 13, 2017 | | Associated Press


Trump declares US-Russia relations may be at "all-time low"

WASHINGTON - Laying bare deep and dangerous divisions on Syria and other issues, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that U.S. relations with Russia "may be ...

April 12, 2017 | By VIVIAN SALAMA and JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Prostate cancer tests now OK with US panel

CHICAGO - An influential U.S. government advisory panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favor of letting men decide for themselves ...

April 11, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Official: Russia knew Syrian attack was coming

WASHINGTON - The United States has concluded Russia knew in advance of Syria's chemical weapons attack last week, a senior U.S. official said Monday.

April 10, 2017 | By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Video of passenger getting dragged off flight sparks uproar

CHICAGO - Video of police officers dragging a passenger from an overbooked United Airlines flight sparked an uproar Monday on social media, and a spokesman for ...

April 10, 2017 | By CARYN ROUSSEAU and DAVID KOENIG Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump claims flexibility as strength

PALM BEACH, Fla. - In the aftermath of President Donald Trump's surprise strikes on Syria, his allies and adversaries have searched for some broader meaning ...

April 08, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and VIVIAN SALAMA Associated Press | Associated Press


Gorsuch confirmed for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - After weeks of turmoil, the Senate confirmed Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch as the Supreme Court's youngest justice Friday, filling a 14-month vacancy after ...

April 07, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


US strikes win global praise

PALM BEACH, Fla. - The United States vowed Friday to keep the pressure on Syria after the intense nighttime wave of missile strikes from U.S ...

April 07, 2017 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent | Associated Press


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