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Abbas says Palestinian reconciliation talks in Yemen extended through Saturday

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Reconciliation talks between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have been extended through Saturday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said.

April 05, 2008 | By DALIA NAMMARI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dalai Lama willing to meet China’s president, says he’s not seeking independence

DHARMSALA, India - The Dalai Lama offered Thursday to meet with Chinese leaders including President Hu Jintao, but said he would not travel to Beijing unless there was a ''real concrete development'' in relations between the government and Tibet.

April 04, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hamas says blast that killed 2 in Gaza was accident caused by mishandled explosives

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Palestinian militants accidentally set off a large blast at a Hamas training base in the central Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing two members of the violent Islamic group and wounding another, a Palestinian medical official said.

April 04, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cheney calls for continued NATO help in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - Vice President Dick Cheney on Thursday called the U.S. commitment to Afghanistan ''firm and unshakable'' and said members of NATO need to step up their commitment to help it continue to rebound from years of tyranny and war.

April 04, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Survivor of dramatic fall from bombed airliner uses celebrity to campaign for reform in Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia - On the list of famous Serbs, there are soccer stars, tennis champions and notorious politicians. And there's Vesna Vulovic.

April 04, 2008 | By SLOBODAN LEKIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China sends 80 truckloads of troop reinforcements toward Tibet

BEIJING - China sent additional troops into restive areas and made more arrests in the Tibetan capital Lhasa in an effort to suppress anti-government protests even as the Dalai Lama offered face-to-face negotiations with Chinese leaders.

April 04, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pop song, billboards seek to overcome fear of census after decades of war in Liberia

SELEGA, Liberia - The deep distrust of government created by years of war is evident in Liberian villages like this one, where people don't understand why census workers have been chalking numbers on every house, lean-to, hut and shack.

April 04, 2008 | By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Associated Press


Even Palestinians’ beloved keffiyeh feels the heat of Chinese imports

HEBRON, West Bank - Yasser Herbawi once supplied much of the West Bank and Gaza with black-and-white checkered scarves, the proud emblem of Palestinian identity made famous by the late Yasser Arafat.

April 03, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB and DALIA NAMMARI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


France’s Sarkozy drops legal complaint over article about his love life

PARIS - French President Nicolas Sarkozy has dropped his legal case against a magazine that claimed he tried to win back his ex-wife while planning for his February wedding, the leader's new bride said.

April 03, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Bad day for British tabloids as parents of missing Madeleine accept apology, libel damages

LONDON - For British tabloid editors, sorry always seems to be the hardest word.

April 03, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bin Laden criticizes Europe for publication of prophet drawings, vows strong reaction

CAIRO, Egypt - Osama bin Laden criticized the publication of drawings insulting to the Prophet Muhammad in a new audio message posted late Wednesday and warned Europeans of a strong reaction to come.

April 03, 2008 | By PAUL SCHEMM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel bars access from West Bank and Gaza, beefs up security against attacks on Purim holiday

JERUSALEM - Israel declared a heightened security alert Wednesday and barred Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza Strip from entering the country, fearing Hezbollah guerrillas might try to carry out a major attack during holiday celebrations this week.

April 03, 2008 | By LAURIE COPANS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US Marines start deploying in southern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - Some of the 3,200 U.S. Marines slated for a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan's volatile south have begun arriving at the region's largest base following a call from Canada for more troops there.

April 02, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


A380, world’s biggest passenger jet, completes commercial flight from Singapore to London

LONDON - A Singapore Airlines A380 touched down at Heathrow Airport on Tuesday afternoon, completing the first commercial flight to Europe by the world's largest passenger jet.

April 02, 2008 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Foreign charities hunker down in Pakistan after Islamic extremists target quake aid group

MANSEHRA, Pakistan - Long-haired gunmen burst into the white stone building and killed four charity workers helping earthquake victims, then wrecked the office with grenades and set it on fire. Police came, but did not intervene.

April 02, 2008 | By KATHY GANNON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Less fluoride in the water

NEW YORK - The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water because some kids are getting too much, causing white splotches on their teeth.

April 27, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press | Associated Press


Nepal quake death toll tops 4,000

KATHMANDU, Nepal - As the death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials in remote, shattered villages near the epicenter pleaded Monday for food, shelter and medicine.

April 27, 2015 | By KATY DAIGLE and BINAJ GURUBACHARYA Associated Press | Associated Press


US vets come to Vietnam to confront past — and find a home

DANANG, Vietnam - When Richard Parker left Vietnam in 1970, he planned to leave his memories of napalm attacks firmly in the past. Instead, as time marched on, they haunted him.

April 27, 2015 | By MIKE IVES Associated Press | Associated Press


Picture it: A 1,000-year exposure showing a changing Earth

AMHERST, Mass. - If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Jonathon Keats figures a picture can also span a thousand years.

April 26, 2015 | By BOB SALSBERG Associated Press | Associated Press


Obama turns 2016 hopefuls into comic fodder for media dinner

WASHINGTON - A presidential election just getting into gear provided President Barack Obama plenty of new material to work with on the night he describes as Washington celebrating itself.

April 26, 2015 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press | Associated Press


More than 2,200 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a massive Himalayan earthquake killed more than 2,200 people. Aftershocks tormented them, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets.

April 25, 2015 | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA and MUNEEZA NAQVI Associated Press | Associated Press


Hawaii poised to become 1st state to raise smoking age to 21

HONOLULU - A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor.

April 25, 2015 | By CATHY BUSSEWITZ Associated Press | Associated Press


Valdosta cancels classes ahead of flag support rally

VALDOSTA - Student demonstrators who walked on an American flag to protest racism sparked a countermovement, prompting a south Georgia university to cancel classes Friday ahead of a rally that drew a large crowd to Valdosta.

April 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Sickness closes Laurens Co. schools

DUBLIN - Laurens County closed all of its public schools Friday after an estimated 150 children went home sick the day before with what health officials suspect is highly contagious norovirus.

April 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Google to penalize non-mobile friendly sites

SAN FRANCISCO - Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information.

April 20, 2015 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press | Associated Press


Man charged in 4 deaths driven by 'bloodlust,' document says

DECATUR - A man accused of killing three men as they slept outside and a woman walking to her car near Atlanta initially set out to rob people but was driven by a "bloodlust" after killing his first victim, according to a court filing.

April 20, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Civil War 'Silent Sentinels' still on guard in North, South

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - After the Civil War ended in April 1865, statues depicting Union and Confederate soldiers went up across the country, from New England squares to Southern courthouses. A century and a half later, these weathered "Silent Sentinels" still stand guard, rifles at the ready, gazing off in the distance.

April 20, 2015 | By CHRIS CAROLA Associated Press | Associated Press


Freedom comes in stages for Reagan shooter

The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community.

April 19, 2015 | By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press | Associated Press


Oklahoma City Bombing: 20 years later

Editor's note: On April 19, 1995, a former U.S. Army soldier parked a rented Ryder truck packed with explosives outside a federal building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people and injured more than 500 others, and the attack is the worst homegrown terror attack on American soil.

April 18, 2015 | By JUDY GIBBS Associated Press | Associated Press


Tennessee plan to make Bible 'official' book derailed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Bible usually unites Republicans in conservative Tennessee, but lately it is proving to be - as an epistle writer put it - more powerful and sharper than a double-edged sword.

April 17, 2015 | By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II Associated Press | Associated Press


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