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Russian spacecraft docks with orbital station

KOROLYOV, Russia - An American computer game designer boarded the international space station Tuesday, floating onto the orbital outpost 35 years after his astronaut father circled the Earth on Skylab.

October 29, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Official: Afghanistan suffering from Iraqi gains

KABUL, Afghanistan - U.S. military successes in Iraq have forced sophisticated and well-trained insurgents to pour into Afghanistan instead, part of the reason violence has spiked in Afghanistan, the Afghan defense minister said Tuesday.

October 29, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Polls open with Canadian PM seeking majority

OTTAWA - Canada's Conservative prime minister appeared poised to retain his job as polls opened in Tuesday's national election but he faced a greater challenge in winning a parliamentary majority to bolster his power.

October 29, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bombers strike in Mosul, Baghdad, killing 13

BAGHDAD - Suicide car bombers struck twice Sunday in the northern city of Mosul, killing at least six people and wounding dozens of others, U.S. and Iraqi officials said. A car bomb killed seven other people in Baghdad.

October 27, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Insulated from global woes, Iraqi stocks soar

BAGHDAD - While the rest of the world is facing a financial meltdown, the Iraq Stock Exchange is booming.

October 27, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL | Associated Press


Canadian leader gambles for majority government

TORONTO - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is gambling that an opposition pushing an unpopular carbon tax will steer Canadian voters to the right in Tuesday's election and bolster his hold on power.

October 27, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Wales rides a coal renaissance

CWMGRACH, Wales - Deep under a pine-covered mountain, men clamber into red overalls and heavy boots, strap on lamps and attach sensors that check gas levels.

October 27, 2008 | By MEERA SELVA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Exit poll: conservatives ahead in Lithuania vote

VILNIUS, Lithuania - A conservative opposition party and a populist group led by an impeached ex-president made strong gains in Lithuania's election Sunday, while the centrist government faltered, an exit poll indicated.

October 27, 2008 | By LIUDAS DAPKUS and GARY PEACH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan officials: Suspected US strikes kill 12

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - Two suspected U.S. missile strikes Friday on villages close to the border with Afghanistan killed at least 12 people, most of them militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said.

October 18, 2008 | By ISHTIAQ MASHUD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Nobel speculation centers on rights activists

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Human rights activists from China and Russia are considered front-runners to win the Nobel Peace Prize next week, while bettors are putting their money on an Italian, a Syrian or an Israeli for the literature award.

October 18, 2008 | By KARL RITTER and DOUG MELLGREN Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Parents file lawsuit in China against dairy firm

BEIJING - The parents of a 1-year-old boy who developed kidney stones after drinking infant formula tainted with an industrial chemical are suing the dairy at the heart of the scandal, state media reported, as tests implicated 15 more companies Wednesday.

October 16, 2008 | By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fire kills 15 at Japanese adult video theater

TOKYO - A man set fire to an adult video theater in western Japan on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people in what police said was a suicide attempt.

October 16, 2008 | By SHINO YUASA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq: government takes command of Sons of Iraq

BAGHDAD - Iraq's Shiite-led government took command Wednesday of thousands of U.S-backed mostly Sunni fighters who turned against al-Qaida, pledging to integrate them into public life in recognition of their help in quelling violence.

October 16, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan officials: 6 killed in US missile strike

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A suspected U.S. missile strike on a Taliban commander's home in Pakistan killed six people, officials said Wednesday, a possible indication that Washington was moving ahead with cross-border raids despite protests from the new government.

October 16, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Money sent home by Mexicans in US drops 12 percent

MEXICO CITY - Mexicans living in the U.S. sent home 12 percent less money in August, the largest drop on record since the Bank of Mexico began tracking remittances 12 years ago, the central bank reported on Wednesday.

October 16, 2008 | By TRACI CARL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Good dog, bad dog?

DALLAS - Delta Air Lines will soon require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger ...

January 19, 2018 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer | Associated Press


Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising results

Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones ...

January 19, 2018 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


South cleans up after unusually intense storm

DURHAM, N.C. - Southerners shoveled, scraped and plowed their way Thursday out of a snowy deep freeze that caused a standstill across much of a ...

January 18, 2018 | By JONATHAN DREW and TOM FOREMAN Jr. Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump has kept many promises during first year

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump often brags that he's done more in his first year in office than any other president. That's a spectacular ...

January 15, 2018 | By CALVIN WOODWARD and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Intel underfoot

MILWAUKEE - The next phase in data collection is right under your feet.

January 15, 2018 | By IVAN MORENO Associated Press | Associated Press


Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound missile

HONOLULU - A false alarm that warned of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii sent the islands into a panic Saturday, with people abandoning cars in ...

January 13, 2018 | By AUDREY McAVOY and JENNIFER KELLEHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Walmart boosts starting pay

NEW YORK - Walmart confirmed Thursday that it is closing dozens of Sam's Club warehouse stores - a move that a union-backed group estimated could cost ...

January 11, 2018 | By JOSEPH PISANI and ALEXANDRA OLSON AP Business Writers | Associated Press


IV bag shortage has hospitals scrambling to treat flu

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - An ongoing shortage of fluids used to deliver medicine and treat dehydrated patients has hospital workers scrambling in the midst of ...

January 09, 2018 | By LINDA A. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


 Justices give Georgia death row inmate new round of appeals

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is giving a Georgia death row inmate whose execution was called off last year another chance to raise claims of racial ...

January 09, 2018 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


SCOTUS to hear case disputing warrantless motorcycle search

RICHMOND, Va. - Do police have the right to go on private property - uninvited and without a warrant - to search a vehicle?

January 09, 2018 | By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer | Associated Press


Storm gone, but cold will stick around through weekend

BOSTON - Frigid temperatures, some that felt as cold as minus 30 degrees, moved across the East Coast on Friday as the region dug out from ...

January 05, 2018 | By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press | Associated Press


Blizzard rolls up the East Coast

HARTFORD, Conn. - A massive winter storm roared into the East Coast on Thursday, threatening to dump as much as 18 inches of snow from the ...

January 04, 2018 | By SUSAN HAIGH and DAVE COLLINS Associated Press | Associated Press


Bitter cold tests winter-wise

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Bitterly cold temperatures gripped much of the nation on Tuesday, testing the mettle of even winter-wise northerners and delivering a shock to those ...

January 02, 2018 | By TAMMY WEBBER Associated Press | Associated Press


Perils abroad, full plate at home

PALM BEACH, Fla. - The glamour of his holiday break behind him, President Donald Trump is returning to Washington to face a hefty legislative to-do list ...

January 02, 2018 | By CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Words banned for the new year? 'Fake news' gets top vote

DETROIT - Let me ask you this: Would a story that unpacks a list of tiresome words and phrases be impactful or a nothingburger? Worse, could ...

January 02, 2018 | By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press | Associated Press


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