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Fingers crossed, Petraeus leaves Iraq

BAGHDAD - Gen. David Petraeus, whose strategy for countering the Iraq insurgency is credited by many with rescuing the country from all-out civil war, stepped aside Tuesday as Gen. Ray Odierno took over as the top American commander of the conflict.

October 01, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China tainted milk scandal spreads: Exports tested

BEIJIN - China's latest product safety scandal - tainted milk formula blamed for killing two Chinese babies and sickening 1,200 - expanded to include more foods Tuesday, with state media reporting some formula produced by companies involved was exported.

October 01, 2008 | By TINI TRAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Olmert, Abbas sit down in possibly final meeting

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sat down together Tuesday night, possibly their last meeting before the Israeli leader leaves office, making a final push to forge a peace agreement by the end of the year.

October 01, 2008 | By MARK LAVIE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Unity agreement doesn’t slow exodus of Zimbabweans

MUSINA, South Africa - A power-sharing deal has not stopped the flow of Zimbabweans streaming into South Africa to escape the hunger and poverty wrought by runaway inflation in their homeland.

October 01, 2008 | By DONNA BRYSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


English Channel tunnel can resume ’progressively’

CALAIS, France - The undersea train tunnel that has revolutionized travel between France and England can reopen and traffic should resume ''progressively,'' the operator said late Friday, after firefighters extinguished an intense blaze earlier in the day.

September 27, 2008 | By MARTIN MAZURKIEWCZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe deal gives opposition Cabinet, police

HARARE, Zimbabwe - President Robert Mugabe and his main rival agreed to divide control of the police and army and strike a delicate balance in Zimbabwe's Cabinet - but their power-sharing deal will be under enormous pressure from long-simmering differences and economic collapse.

September 27, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pope, in France, cautions against fanaticism

PARIS - Pope Benedict XVI encouraged a greater role for religion in European society but cautioned against fanaticism as he met Friday with political, Jewish and Muslim leaders in his first papal visit to France.

September 27, 2008 | By FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Worries simmer over absent North Korean strongman

SEOUL, South Korea - The ''Dear Leader'' is ill and out of sight - at a time when North Korea is backtracking on a pledge to abandon its nuclear ambitions and is building a missile base that analysts say could put U.S. territory within range.

September 27, 2008 | By KELLY OLSEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pentagon team to assess Georgia’s military needs

TBILISI, Georgia - In a delicate mission, a U.S. Defense Department team is coming to assess Georgia's military needs after its war with Russia, a show of support that is certain to stoke Moscow's anger.

September 27, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China blames dairy farms for tainted baby formula

BEIJING (AP) - Investigators believe dairy farmers added a dangerous chemical to milk that has been linked to kidney stones in dozens of babies and one death in China's latest product safety scandal.

September 27, 2008 | By JOE McDONALD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan could end cooperation in war on terror

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The furor intensified Friday over Washington's decision to pursue Islamic militant targets inside Pakistan, with opposition lawmakers threatening the country could pull out of the war on terror if the U.S. refuses to respect its borders.

September 27, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan premier backs army chief’s rebuke to US

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's prime minister on Thursday backed a harsh rebuke of the U.S. by the Muslim nation's military chief, a sign of a strain in relations seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks forged the two countries' anti-terror alliance.

September 26, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zoologists capture first photos of okapi in wild

LONDON - Zoologists have captured the first photos of the okapi in the wild, saying Thursday they offered evidence that the animal once mistaken for a unicorn has managed to survive war and poaching in a park in a lawless swath of Congo.

September 26, 2008 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


North Dakota wary of Minnesota bovine TB proposal

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota wants assurances that Minnesota officials are closely monitoring cattle and wild deer if the federal government agrees to ease requirements for bovine tuberculosis testing in much of that state.

September 26, 2008 | By BLAKE NICHOLSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fukuda resignation shakes up Japan’s ruling party

TOKYO - Over the past 20 years, Japan has had 13 prime ministers. In a pattern rarely seen outside the communist world, individual leaders have come and gone, but the ruling party has remained the same.

September 26, 2008 | By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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GOP tax plan clears House

WASHINGTON - Republicans rammed a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House Thursday, edging toward the code's biggest rewrite ...

November 16, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM and MARCY GORDON Associated Press | Associated Press


'God is so good' says man freed after 5 decades in prison

BATON ROUGE, La. - A 65-year-old man who was arrested at 19 and sentenced to life without parole walked out of prison on Wednesday, saying "God ...

November 15, 2017 | By STACEY PLAISANCE Associated Press | Associated Press


Workers at Calif. school averted disaster

CORNING, Calif. - A tiny Northern California elementary school would have turned into a "bloodbath" if not for quick action by school workers who rushed small ...

November 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Police hunt serial killer in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. - Police and federal agents with rifles checked car trunks, banged on doors and gathered forensic evidence in a Tampa neighborhood Tuesday as they ...

November 14, 2017 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Rise in teen suicide, social media linked

CHICAGO - An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there ...

November 14, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Trump calls Putin sincere, ex-US intelligence heads 'hacks'

HANOI, Vietnam - Days before returning home from a whirlwind trip to Asia, President Donald Trump was back on the defensive over Russian election meddling, saying ...

November 11, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Moore continues to deny accusations

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. - A defiant Roy Moore on Saturday insisted the allegations of sexual misconduct decades ago were false and voters in Alabama would "see ...

November 11, 2017 | By JEFF AMY and KIM CHANDLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Pall of church shooting shrouds town's Veterans Day ceremony

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas - First responders and law enforcement personnel stood with heads bowed Saturday in Sutherland Springs for a Veterans Day ceremony that also was ...

November 11, 2017 | By CLAUDIA LAUER and EMILY SCHMALL Associated Press | Associated Press


Candidate: Accusations 'false and misleading'

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - His party suddenly and bitingly divided, Alabama Republican Roy Moore emphatically rejected increasing pressure to abandon his Senate bid on Friday as fears ...

November 10, 2017 | By STEVE PEOPLES and KIMBERLY CHANDLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Latest JFK files: No link between CIA, Oswald

WASHINGTON - Newly released government documents regarding John F. Kennedy's assassination say allegations that Lee Harvey Oswald was connected to the CIA were "totally unfounded."

November 04, 2017 | By DEB RIECHMANN and ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Local precincts crucial to voting security

CONYERS, Ga. - Last November, election officials in a small Rhode Island town were immediately suspicious when results showed 99 percent of voters had turned down ...

November 04, 2017 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Associated Press


Gun death rate on the rise in US

NEW YORK - The U.S. rate for gun deaths has increased for the second straight year, following 15 years of no real change, a government ...

November 03, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


GOP tax plan may offer little aid for many in middle class

WASHINGTON - House Republicans have stressed that the tax plan they unveiled Thursday is tailored to benefit America's middle class. Just how much it would ...

November 02, 2017 | By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


NY suspect charged with terrorism

NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors brought terrorism charges Wednesday against the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead, saying he carried ...

November 01, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press | Associated Press


Key parts of women's tale of survival at sea contradicted

HONOLULU - Two Hawaii women who say they were lost at sea for five months never activated their emergency beacon and described running into a fearsome ...

October 31, 2017 | By CALEB JONES Associated Press | Associated Press


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