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South African police report decrease in violent crime; government says numbers still too high

PRETORIA, South Africa - Crime rates in South Africa - among the highest in the world - are declining with fewer robberies, rapes and murders reported in the last year, police said Monday.

July 15, 2008 | By SABRINA SHANKMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cyclist Floyd Landis loses appeal of doping ban

Floyd Landis used the arbitration process as public theater to try to prove a point and regain his reputation.

July 15, 2008 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Associated Press


Crowd sees Pakistan militants kill 2 alleged spies

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A gang of Pakistani militants executed two alleged U.S. spies in front of thousands of cheering supporters Friday as a top U.N. official expressed fears that Pakistani government peace deals with the gunmen were sparking a wave of human rights abuses.

July 12, 2008 | By RAVI NESSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Analysis: Complex issues remain on NKorea nukes

SEOUL, South Korea - It took years of talks, coddling and concessions to prod North Korea to step back from its decades-long effort to make atomic weapons, leading to Friday's dramatic destruction of its nuclear reactor cooling tower.

July 12, 2008 | By BURT HERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Voters led to polls in Zimbabwe 1-candidate runoff

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Widespread voter intimidation and low turnout marked Zimbabwe's one-candidate presidential runoff Friday, further damaging the vote designed to bolster longtime President Robert Mugabe's credibility.

July 12, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


North Korea destroys nuclear reactor tower

YONGBYON, North Korea - The gray cooling tower crumbled behind billowing dust clouds in seconds Friday, reducing the structure at North Korea's nuclear reactor into a pile of rubble. It was a choreographed show by the communist regime meant to affirm an intention to stop making atomic bombs.

July 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Buckingham Palace says queen, royal family cost less than $2 per taxpayer last year

LONDON - Buckingham Palace accountants insisted Friday that the cost of maintaining Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family is a bargain for taxpayers, despite a price tag of 40 million pounds ($80 million), while a prominent anti-monarchist group said many of the true costs are hidden.

July 12, 2008 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US: Arrest made following attack in Karmah, Iraq

BAGHDAD - A member of an extremist cell believed to be behind a suicide attack that killed more than 20 people including three U.S. Marines has been arrested, the U.S. military said Friday.

July 12, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Homeless quake dogs rescued by Chinese woman

CHENGDU, China - The white short-haired mutt was found dragging his crushed hind legs through rubble-clogged streets after the massive earthquake devastated China's Sichuan province.

July 12, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Baghdad’s walls keep peace but feel like prison

BAGHDAD - Baghdad hasn't been this quiet in years. But the respite from bloodshed comes at a high price.

July 12, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


South African authorities beef up security at TB hospital after patients rampage

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Authorities increased security Friday at a tuberculosis hospital where patients with drug-resistant forms of the disease went on a rampage to protest prison-like conditions.

July 12, 2008 | By CLARE NULLIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Academics make startling finds as they sweep through untapped Nazi records

BAD AROLSEN, Germany - From prison brothels to slave labor camps, 15 scholars concluded a two-week probe Thursday of an untapped repository of millions of Nazi records, and hailed it as a rich vein of raw material that will deepen the study of the Holocaust.

July 11, 2008 | By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


British government: US Embassy in London owes millions in unpaid road tolls

LONDON - The U.S. Embassy in London has failed to pay more than $3.9 million in traffic congestion charges, according to figures published Thursday by Britain's foreign ministry.

July 11, 2008 | By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN drug chief: Insurgents complicating drug war

VIENNA, Austria - More than ever before, authorities waging the global war on drugs are up against real insurgents.

July 11, 2008 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rocket hits Israel, second violation of Gaza truce

JERUSALEM - Gaza militants fired two rockets into southern Israel on Thursday, further straining a shaky, week-old truce as Israel kept vital Gaza border crossings closed in response.

July 11, 2008 | By MARK LAVIE 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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