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NATO says bombing in Afghanistan kills 12 insurgents, denies accusations of civilian deaths

KABUL, Afghanistan - NATO said Tuesday that it killed about 12 insurgents in an airstrike in southern Afghanistan, denying accusations from two Afghan lawmakers that civilians were among the dead.

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


Sunnis boycott as Iraqi prime minister opens national reconciliation conference

BAGHDAD - Iraq's main Sunni bloc boycotted a conference Tuesday aimed at reconciling the nation's sectarian groups, a sign of the deep schisms still facing this country.

April 02, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rice, Gates fail to overcome Russian opposition to US missile defense plans in Europe

MOSCOW - Russia had a short answer Tuesday for President Bush's top national security advisers who came to ask for detente in the simmering argument over a planned U.S. missile shield at Russia's doorstep. ''Nyet.'' Or maybe, ''Not yet.''

April 02, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


An odd pair parts: Petra the swan to be separated from swan-shaped boat

BERLIN - A long love story is over at a German zoo: Petra the swan and her swan-shaped paddleboat are parting ways.

April 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Explosion rocks Pakistan restaurant; Turkish woman killed, Americans wounded

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A bomb exploded in the back garden of an Italian restaurant crowded with foreigners in Pakistan's capital on Saturday, killing a Turkish woman and wounding 11 others including five Americans.

March 31, 2008 | By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US soldier returns to My Lai on 40th anniversary, finds hope at the scene of a massacre

MY LAI, Vietnam - Lawrence Colburn returned to My Lai on Saturday and found hope at the site of one of the most notorious chapters of the Vietnam War.

March 31, 2008 | By BEN STOCKING Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Massive explosion at Albanian army depot kills 5, injures 243

TIRANA, Albania - A massive explosion at an Albanian army ammunition dump on Saturday killed at least five people and injured 243, including many children, authorities said.

March 30, 2008 | By LAZAR SEMINI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China gambles that Tibet crackdown won't bring Olympic boycott

BEIJING - Soldiers on foot and in armored carriers swarmed Tibet's capital Saturday, enforcing a strict curfew a day after protesters burned shops and cars to vent their anger against Chinese rule. In another western city, police clashed with hundreds of Buddhist monks leading a sympathy demonstration.

March 30, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Abbas urges Israel to end aggression, seeks support for Palestinians at Islamic summit

DAKAR, Senegal - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on Israel to end its aggression in Gaza and the West Bank and appealed for support from Muslim nations during a ''difficult junction'' in the Mideast peace process.

March 28, 2008 | By HEIDI VOGT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gaza rocket squads barrage Israel after Israeli troops kill 4 West Bank militants

JERUSALEM - Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza fired more than a dozen rockets at southern Israel early Thursday after Israeli undercover forces killed one of its West Bank leaders, shattering a recent lull in Gaza fighting.

March 28, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Body of Christian clergyman found in Iraq; parked car bomb kills 18in central Baghdad

BAGHDAD - The body of a Christian archbishop kidnapped last month was found in northern Iraq Thursday while in Baghdad, a car bomb exploded and killed 18 people.

March 28, 2008 | By RYAN LENZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cross-border fire from US-led coalition in Afghanistan kills 4 Pakistani civilians

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan fired across the border into Pakistan, targeting what they said were militants associated with the Taliban's most dangerous commander. The Pakistani army said four civilians were inadvertently killed in the incident.

March 28, 2008 | By SADAQAT JAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Tibetan exiles arrested for marching in protest begin hunger strike

DEHRA, India - More than 100 Tibetan exiles began a hunger strike Thursday after police in northern India dragged them away from a six-month march to their homeland to protest China's hosting of the Olympic Games.

March 28, 2008 | By ASHWINI BHATIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Scientist: Hong Kong flu virus not deadlier than past viruses

HONG KONG - A top Hong Kong scientist said Thursday a flu outbreak that prompted authorities to keep more than 500,000 primary and kindergarten students home wasn't deadlier than past viruses.

March 28, 2008 | By DIKKY SINN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Lawyers for Canadian terror suspect say US military commander altered evidence

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A U.S. military commander altered a report on a firefight in Afghanistan to cast blame for the death of a Delta Force commando on a Canadian youth who was captured after the shooting stopped, a defense attorney said Thursday.

March 28, 2008 | By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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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


Cigarettes are so last year

NEW YORK - Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows.

April 16, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Low-lying dams drown hundreds of unsuspecting victims

DES MOINES, Iowa - For the better part of a century, submerged dams were workhorses of the American heartland, harnessing the power of rivers to run grain mills, generate electricity and keep lakes and ponds full of water as a hedge against drought.

April 15, 2015 | | Associated Press


Pew Research Center: Teens still use Facebook

NEW YORK - Remember those declarations that teens are done with Facebook? Think again.

April 14, 2015 | By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press | Associated Press


Thrill ride turns deadly for instructor at racing attraction

ORLANDO, Fla. - For fans of speed, the Exotic Driving Experience at Walt Disney World offers a heart-pounding thrill.

April 13, 2015 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press | Associated Press


5 Georgia counties no longer majority white

ATLANTA - Five Georgia counties - Chatham, Douglas, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale - have gone from being majority white to places where no single racial or ethnic group holds a majority, according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center.

April 11, 2015 | | Associated Press


Blacks blame shooting on police indifference to complaints

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - The fatal shooting of an unarmed black man fleeing from a police officer has stirred outrage around the nation, but people in this South Carolina city aren't surprised, calling it inevitable in a police department they believe focuses on petty crimes and fails to keep its officers in check.

April 09, 2015 | By JEFFREY S. COLLINS and MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press | Associated Press


Tsarnaev guilty on all charges in Boston Marathon bombing

BOSTON - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all charges Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a jury that will now decide whether the 21-year-old should be executed or shown mercy for what his lawyer says was a crime masterminded by his big brother.

April 08, 2015 | By DENISE LAVOI Associated Press | Associated Press


Chair in which Lincoln was shot center stage on anniversary

DEARBORN, Mich. - Jeff Buczkiewicz stood before the chair Abraham Lincoln was sitting in when he was assassinated 150 years ago. He peered silently into the glass-enclosed case at the rocking chair, then snapped pictures for posterity.

April 06, 2015 | By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press | Associated Press


Police testing bullet casings quicker to solve gun crime

DENVER - Detectives in Denver were on the hunt for an increasingly brazen shooter.

April 06, 2015 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Swimsuit season is on its way, but don't panic

CHICAGO - Trying to slim down? Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig scored the best marks for effectiveness in a review of research on commercial diet programs, but many other plans just haven't been studied enough to evaluate long-term results.

April 06, 2015 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Some in Ga. GOP fear harm from 'religious freedom'

ATLANTA - The divide within the Georgia Republican Party on a religious free measure came into clear focus at a March rally opposing the bill.

April 04, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


Ga. lawmakers leave without vote on religious freedom bill

ATLANTA - State leaders already expect the return of a Georgia religious freedom bill that became a flashpoint for a debate about discrimination against gays but never received a vote as the General Assembly finished the year's legislative session Thursday.

April 03, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


'The governor has been listening'

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious-objections bill, bowing to pressure from critics, including some of the state's biggest employers, who say the legislation is anti-gay.

April 01, 2015 | By ANDREW DEMILLO Associated Press | Associated Press


An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, study says

CHICAGO - An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away. That's according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples.

March 30, 2015 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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