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US-Iraq pact shapes up as major battle

BAGHDAD - A proposed U.S.-Iraq security agreement is shaping up as a major political battle between America and Iran, as the debate over the future of troops here intensifies ahead of the fall U.S. presidential election.

June 18, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


New South Korean president under fire in beef row

SEOUL, South Korea - President Lee Myung-bak took office in February on a wave of popularity propelled by his vow to boost South Korea's economy with skills honed in business. He soon led his conservative party to win control of the legislature in national elections.

June 18, 2008 | By KELLY OLSEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Think gas prices are high? Try $11 in Turkey

PARIS - Americans are shell-shocked at $4-a-gallon gas. But consider France, where a gallon of petrol runs nearly $10. Or Turkey, where it's more than $11.

June 14, 2008 | By ANGELA CHARLTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iceland shaken by magnitude 6.1 earthquake

REYKJAVIK, Iceland - A strong earthquake shook southern Iceland on Thursday, damaging roads and buildings and causing some injuries, officials and local media said.

June 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


China quake survivors scavenge amid the ruins

QINGCHUAN, China - Dozens of men and women swarm over the mounds of debris of this ruined city, an eerie replay of the early days following China's devastating earthquake.

June 13, 2008 | By TINI TRAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iran sees US voters wanting change

UPPLANDS VASBY, Sweden - Iran thinks American voters have had it with the Bush administration's foreign policy and says the campaign for the 2008 election is proof.

June 13, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suicide bomber kills 16 in northwestern Iraq

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber detonated explosives among a group of men seeking police jobs Thursday, killing 16 people crowded around a recruiting station in northwestern Iraq despite warnings of an attack.

June 13, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dubai goes from business to music mecca

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Those who fetch $130 for a barrel of oil can call the tune these days. And it seems the tune is becoming so catchy that even Madonna, the original Material Girl, might be singing soon in this rich Gulf city-state.

June 13, 2008 | By BARBARA SURK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


First tropical storm of Pacific season lashes Central America with rain, winds

MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Tropical Storm Alma lashed the coast of Central America with heavy rains and high winds on Thursday after becoming the first such storm of the eastern Pacific season.

June 13, 2008 | By FILADELFO ALEMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN chief walked diplomatic tightrope with junta

BANGKOK, Thailand - No mention of Myanmar's detained pro-democracy leader. No talk of holding a controversial vote despite a catastrophic cyclone. Not a word about the military regime's history of human rights abuses.

June 13, 2008 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chemical fire, rain hamper China quake recovery

CHENGDU, China - A stockpile of chemicals being used to disinfect an earthquake-shattered Chinese town ignited Thursday and injured scores of soldiers doing relief work, adding to a day of problems for urgent recovery efforts.

June 13, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


3 shark attacks have Mexico resort area in panic

ZIHUATANEJO, Mexico - No one could even remember a shark attack along this resort-studded stretch of Mexican coast popular with surfers and Hollywood's elite. Many of the large predators had been pulled from the ocean by fishermen.

June 12, 2008 | By ALEXANDRA OLSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sunnis suspend talks with Iraqi government

BAGHDAD - Iraq's largest Sunni Arab political bloc said Wednesday it has suspended talks on ending its boycott of the Shiite-led government due to a dispute over which positions it would assume, the head of the bloc said Wednesday.

June 12, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China: Rebuilding after quake will be ’arduous’

CHENGDU, China - Rebuilding China's devastated earthquake zone will be a long and arduous process, the government warned Wednesday in a signal to millions of survivors living in tents that there will be no quick return to normalcy from their upturned lives.

June 12, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


French court convicts man of killing 7 females

CHARLEVILLE-MEZIERES, France - A man accused of seeking young virgins to rape and kill was convicted Wednesday of seven murders and sentenced to life in prison.

June 12, 2008 | By PIERRE-ANTOINE SOUCHARD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79

WASHINGTON - Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79.

February 13, 2016 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Feds accuse prison guards of taking bribes, drug trafficking

ATLANTA - Dozens of Georgia prison guards agreed to protect drug smuggling operations for a high-level trafficker, believing their status as correctional officers would protect them ...

February 11, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Jumbled GOP field hopes for survival in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Hoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to clarity ...

February 10, 2016 | By BILL BARROW and JOSH LEDERMAN | Associated Press


Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart ...

February 09, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press | Associated Press


High school students work to honor those killed in Vietnam

AUBURN, Ala. - Each of the tens of thousands of names etched into the reflective granite of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., represents ...

February 08, 2016 | By KATHERINE HAAS Opelika-Auburn News | Associated Press


Candidates sprint to finish in New Hampshire

SALEM, N.H. - Eyeing their first wins in a capricious campaign, Republican Donald Trump lashed out at his opponents Monday while Democrat Bernie Sanders sought ...

February 08, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Cruz's 2016 strategy focuses on turning out white voters

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Ted Cruz has mapped out a path to the White House that all but ignores the explosion of minority voters in America.

February 05, 2016 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Tennessee lawmakers approve 'atomic bomb of politics'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee lawmakers on Thursday joined four other states in calling for a national convention on amending the U.S. Constitution to bring about ...

February 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia House panel backs 'Pastor Protection' legislation

ATLANTA - Georgia law doesn't require religious officials to perform same-sex marriages, and a bill making that clear is moving through the Georgia House.

February 04, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


Cruz tops Trump in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party's leaders, swept to victory in Iowa's Republican caucuses ...

February 01, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press | Associated Press


WHO declares global emergency over Zika virus spread

GENEVA - The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the explosive spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in ...

February 01, 2016 | By JAMEY KEATEN and MARIA CHENG Associated Press | Associated Press


1 million face loss of food aid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - More than 1 million low-income residents in 21 states could soon lose their government food stamps if they fail to meet work ...

January 30, 2016 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Ammon Bundy urges last refuge occupiers to go home

BURNS, Ore. - A day after eight members of an armed anti-government group were arrested, their jailed leader on Wednesday urged a handful of remaining militants ...

January 27, 2016 | By KEITH RIDLER and TERRENCE PETTY | Associated Press


Justices extend bar on automatic life terms for teens

WASHINGTON - More than 1,000 prison inmates, some behind bars more than 50 years for murders they committed as teenagers, will get a chance to ...

January 25, 2016 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Big blizzard shuts down Northeast

NEW YORK - A blizzard with hurricane-force winds brought much of the East Coast to a standstill Saturday, dumping as much as 3 feet of snow ...

January 23, 2016 | By JESSICA GRESKO and SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | Associated Press


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