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2 retired generals formally arrested in Turkish probe into alleged coup plot

ANKARA, Turkey - Two retired generals were jailed Sunday in connection with an alleged plot to topple Turkey's Islamic-rooted government, the highest-ranking ex-soldiers detained as part of the probe, a news report said.

July 21, 2008 | By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush defends decisions on North Korea, Olympics

TOYAKO, Japan - President Bush on Sunday defended removing North Korea from the list of state sponsors of terrorism and attending the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics as world leaders assembled to address soaring gas prices, climate change and African aid.

July 21, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


ECB raises key rate to 4.25 percent

FRANKFURT, Germany - Wary of higher energy and commodity prices, the European Central Bank raised its benchmark interest rate Thursday by a quarter percentage point to 4.25 percent, a move it hopes will help curtail rising inflation in the 15 countries that use the euro.

July 18, 2008 | By GEORGE FREY AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Call to reroute Jerusalem barrier following attack

JERUSALEM - Israel should cut off outlying Arab neighborhoods from Jerusalem, Israel's vice premier proposed Thursday, the day after a Palestinian construction worker from one of these districts went on a deadly rampage in the city's center.

July 18, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mongolian capital calm after post-election riots

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia - Military vehicles withdrew from streets as life in Mongolia's capital largely returned to normal Thursday just days after rioting sparked by an electoral dispute left five people dead.

July 18, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Lesson learned, Poles get tough over US missiles

WARSAW, Poland - Not so long ago, the U.S. enjoyed something akin to a mythical status in Poland. Ronald Reagan was a hero, the dollar was king and Washington was a trusted guardian against Russia.

July 18, 2008 | By VANESSA GERA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Italy starts controversial plan to fingerprint thousands of Gypsies, including children

ROME - Italian authorities have started fingerprinting tens of thousands of Gypsies living in nomad camps across the country - adults and children alike - brushing aside accusations of racism by human rights advocates and international organizations.

July 18, 2008 | By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


German woman’s assisted suicide fuels debate

BERLIN - Bettina Schardt knew that the combination of drugs she drank in the living room of her home in Wuerzburg last week would kill her, and she died alone.

July 18, 2008 | By PATRICK McGROARTY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China: Dalai Lama must disavow violence

BEIJING - China wants the Dalai Lama to prove he does not support Tibetan independence and disruption of the Beijing Olympics, and told the spiritual leader's two visiting envoys that ''positive actions'' could lead to more talks this year, a state news agency reported Thursday.

July 18, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Doctor: Birth of Jolie twins may be weeks away

NICE, France - Angelina Jolie's doctor says her twins may take a few more weeks to arrive.

July 17, 2008 | By COLLEEN BARRY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russian parliament warns Lithuania against hosting U.S. missile defense sites

MOSCOW - Russian lawmakers warned Lithuania against agreeing to place U.S. missile defense sites in the Baltic country, saying Wednesday that such a move could trigger a Russian military buildup in the region.

July 17, 2008 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Palestinian goes on rampage in Jerusalem; 3 killed

JERUSALEM - A Palestinian man plowed an enormous construction vehicle into cars, buses and pedestrians on a busy street Wednesday, killing at least three people and wounding at least 45 before he was shot dead by security officers.

July 17, 2008 | By STEVEN GUTKIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hezbollah head confirms prisoner swap with Israel

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Hezbollah's leader on Wednesday confirmed for the first time that his group will hand over two captured Israeli soldiers and information on a missing Israeli airman in exchange for five Lebanese prisoners in Israel.

July 17, 2008 | By HUSSEIN DAKROUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi forces arrest 3 Sadrists in crackdown

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces arrested three locally prominent supporters of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Wednesday as part of a crackdown on Shiite militias in the southern city of Amarah, police said.

July 17, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Algae bloom is China’s latest Olympic nightmare

QINGDAO, China - China's latest Olympics nightmare is a vast algae bloom that covers one-third of the sea where the world's best sailors are supposed to be competing in just over a month. Athletes call it the blob, the carpet, the fairway.

July 17, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Study: Global warming means smoggier autumns for Southeast US

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The drier, warmer autumn weather that's becoming more common due to climate change may extend summer smog well into the fall in ...

August 22, 2016 | By JASON DEAREN | Associated Press


Accidents spark questions about thrill-ride safety

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In some parts of the U.S., the thrill rides that hurl kids upside down, whirl them around or send them shooting down ...

August 22, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY, ERIK SCHELZIG and CLAIRE GALOFARO Associated Press | Associated Press


Flood-weary Louisiana cleans house

ST. AMANT, La. - Flood-weary residents cleaned out houses Saturday as search parties went door to door looking for survivors or bodies trapped by flooding so ...

August 20, 2016 | By REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump touring Louisiana flooding

BATON ROUGE, La. - Offering consolation, expressing regret, cutting ties with a controversial aide. Donald Trump's campaign turnaround plan on Friday featured the unorthodox candidate ...

August 19, 2016 | By MELINDA DESLATTE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Brazilian police: Lochte, US swimmers were not robbed

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian police said Thursday that swimmer Ryan Lochte and three U.S. teammates were not robbed after a night of partying, and ...

August 18, 2016 | By MAURICIO SAVARESE, PETER PRENGAMAN and LUIS ANDRES HENAO Associated Press | Associated Press


Volunteers sought in Zika battle

WASHINGTON - Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science.

August 18, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Housing crisis looms in flood-stricken Louisiana

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. - With an estimated 40,000 homes damaged by deadly flooding, Louisiana could be looking at its biggest housing crunch since the miserable ...

August 17, 2016 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, MELINDA DESLATTE and KEVIN McGILL Associated Press | Associated Press


In flooded Louisiana, a cleanup and a search for bodies

BATON ROUGE, La. - Authorities went door to door and car to car to check for bodies Tuesday, and homeowners began the heartbreaking task of gathering ...

August 16, 2016 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, MELINDA DESLATTE and REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press | Associated Press


Thousands hunker down after Louisiana floods

BATON ROUGE, La. - Thousands of people in southern Louisiana hunkered down in shelters Monday, forced out of their homes by intense flooding that took many ...

August 15, 2016 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press | Associated Press


US organ network considers new plan for liver transplants

WASHINGTON - The nation's transplant network is taking a long-awaited step to ease a serious disparity: Where you live affects whether you get a timely ...

August 15, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Obama's environmental legacy: Some 24 national monuments

WASHINGTON - The race is on to win President Barack Obama's attention as he puts some final touches on his environmental legacy.

August 15, 2016 | | Associated Press


Thousands rescued in La. floods; 3 dead

BATON ROUGE, La. - As the floodwaters swallowed Lyn Gibson's two-story home, she hacked away on a hole near the roof, desperately trying to get ...

August 13, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Facebook feuds

CINCINNATI - Some friends don't let friends talk politics anymore on Facebook.

August 12, 2016 | By DAN SEWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Phoenix neighborhood on edge with serial killer prowling

PHOENIX - He is a lanky Hispanic man in his 20s who drives down the darkened streets of poor, predominantly Latino neighborhoods, blending in as he ...

August 12, 2016 | By JACQUES BILLEAUD and ALAN CLENDENNING Associated Press | Associated Press


Florida Zika cases rise to 25

MIAMI - Florida's caseload of Zika spread by Miami mosquitoes has risen to 25, and U.S. health officials continue to warn pregnant women to ...

August 11, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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