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Israeli troops kill Hamas militant

HEBRON, West Bank - Israeli troops killed a Hamas militant in the West Bank town of Hebron early Sunday, surrounding a house and exchanging gunfire with the man before bulldozing the structure.

August 11, 2008 | By NASSER SHIYOUKHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Soap opera shakes customs of Arab married life

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Every evening for the past four months, a tall young man with soulful blue eyes has been stealing hearts across the Middle East, from the refugee camps of the Gaza Strip to the gated mansions of Riyadh.

August 11, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB and DALIA NAMMARI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


In e-mail, Islamic group claims India blasts

AHMADABAD, India - An obscure Islamic group claimed responsibility for a series of synchronized explosions that killed at least 45 people in western India, warning of "the terror of Death" in an e-mail sent to several television stations minutes before the blasts.

August 11, 2008 | By R.K. MISRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bombs strike Istanbul neighborhood, killing 15

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Two bombs exploded minutes apart in a packed Istanbul square Sunday night, killing 15 and injuring more than 150 in what the city governor said was a terror attack.

August 11, 2008 | By C. ONUR ANT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sons of British man who faked his death say they will never forgive parents for lying

LONDON - The sons of a British man who faked his own death cannot forgive their parents for making them believe their father drowned in a canoeing accident, two newspapers reported Sunday.

August 11, 2008 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Australian experts eye oxygen container explosions as cause of giant hole in Qantas jet

MANILA, Philippines - Australian investigators are exploring the possibility that an oxygen cylinder could have exploded midflight on the Qantas jumbo jet that made a harrowing emergency landing in the Philippines with a giant hole in its fuselage, an official said Sunday.

August 10, 2008 | By JIM GOMEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Big change for welfarist Sweden: School choice

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Schools run by private enterprise? Free iPods and laptop computers to attract students?

August 10, 2008 | By MALIN RISING Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bombings in western Indian city kill 29

AHMADABAD, India - Bombs exploded Saturday near a busy market and a hospital in a western Indian city, killing 29 people and injuring 88 a day after deadly blasts struck the southern technology hub of Bangalore.

August 10, 2008 | By R.K. MISRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rice in diplomatic race against time

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - In a global kick to the tape, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is grasping for diplomatic victories before the Bush administration's exit from the world stage in January.

August 10, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Castro fails to announce reforms as hoped during Revolution Day address

SANTIAGO, Cuba - President Raul Castro warned Washington that Cuba would stay focused on defense regardless of who wins November's presidential election, but failed to announce more changes to the communist system during a major address Saturday night.

August 10, 2008 | By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cambodia border dispute strengthens PM in vote

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - A dispute with neighboring Thailand over border land near an 11th century Hindu temple has sparked nationalist pride throughout Cambodia and strengthened the longtime prime minister's popularity ahead of parliamentary elections Sunday.

August 10, 2008 | By KER MUNTHIT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Analysis: US now winning Iraq war that seemed lost

BAGHDAD - The United States is now winning the war that two years ago seemed lost.

August 10, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


More woes for British PM Gordon Brown after nationalists snatch Scottish seat from Labour

GLASGOW, Scotland - Britain's governing party suffered a sobering election defeat in a Scottish stronghold Friday, a personal rebuke to Prime Minister Gordon Brown from voters in one of the country's poorest districts at a time of growing economic uncertainty.

August 09, 2008 | By BEN McCONVILLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Qantas jet lands with gaping hole in fuselage

MANILA, Philippines - A hole the size of a small car in the underside of a Qantas jumbo jet carrying 346 passengers forced the pilot to make an emergency landing Friday after a rapid descent over the South China Sea.

August 09, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Poland says no to DNA testing of Chopin’s heart

WARSAW, Poland - Like a religious relic, the heart of composer Frederic Chopin rests in a Warsaw church, untouched since it was preserved in alcohol after his death in 1849 at age 39.

August 09, 2008 | By VANESSA GERA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Trump sweeps in for his big day

WASHINGTON - With fireworks heralding his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington Thursday on the eve of his presidential inauguration and pledged to unify a ...

January 19, 2017 | By NANCY BENAC Associated Press | Associated Press


Study finds global warming could steal postcard-perfect days

WASHINGTON - Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather.

January 18, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Trump launches Twitter attack against Lewis

NEW YORK - Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire's White House victory, intensifying a ...

January 14, 2017 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Health care: What's next for GOP?

WASHINGTON - Republicans have won a gateway victory in Congress in their seven-year trek toward scuttling President Barack Obama's health care law. Now with Donald ...

January 14, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Surge in traffic deaths outpaces increase in travel

WASHINGTON - Traffic deaths surged about 8 percent in the first nine months of last year, continuing an alarming upward spiral that may be partially explained ...

January 13, 2017 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press


2016 US weather: Warm and wild

WASHINGTON - With steamy nights, sticky days and torrential downpours, last year went down as one of the warmest and wildest weather years on record in ...

January 09, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Quirk may shield US coast during busy hurricane seasons

WASHINGTON - A climatic quirk seems to be slightly shielding the U.S. coast during busy hurricane seasons, often weakening major storms just as they approach ...

January 04, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Businesses ready to fight bathroom bills in red states

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Sean Henry, the president of Tennessee's NHL team, is stunned he even has to explain why he hopes state legislators will snub ...

January 02, 2017 | By JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press | Associated Press


Federal prosecutor tackles heroin scourge that claimed his own son

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The phone at Bruce Brandler's home rang at 3:37 a.m. It was the local hospital. His 16-year-old son was there ...

January 02, 2017 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | Associated Press


IS claims responsibility for New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul

ISTANBUL - The Islamic State group on Monday made an unusual claim of responsibility for a major terrorist attack in Turkey, saying a "soldier of the ...

January 02, 2017 | By LORI HINNANT and DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press | Associated Press


Year's top news filled with division - and no middle ground

Fed up with Europe's union across borders? Reject it. Disgusted with the U.S. political establishment? Can it.

December 31, 2016 | By ADAM GELLER AP National Writer | Associated Press


'Turbocharged' storm clobbers northern New England

PORTLAND, Maine - The most powerful nor'easter in nearly two years brought heavy snow, powerful winds and even thunder and lightning to northern New England ...

December 30, 2016 | By DAVID SHARP Associated Press | Associated Press


Putin looks past Obama to Trump

HONOLULU - Stung by new punishments, Russia is looking straight past President Barack Obama to Donald Trump in hopes the president-elect will reverse the tough U ...

December 30, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Officers killed in the line of duty rose in 2016

The number of police killed in the line of duty rose sharply in 2016, driven by shootings of police around the country, most notably ambushes ...

December 29, 2016 | By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press | Associated Press


Obama retaliates against Russia

HONOLULU - In a sweeping response to election hacking and other bad behavior, President Barack Obama on Thursday sanctioned Russian intelligence services and their top officials ...

December 29, 2016 | By TAMI ABDOLLAH and JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


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