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Floodwaters start receding in southern China

GUANGZHOU, China - Floodwaters began receding Tuesday in parts of southern China after killing at least 63 people, swamping 2.5 million acres of farmland and causing billions of dollars in damage, the government said.

July 02, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Taliban prep for battle outside Kandahar

ARGHANDAB, Afghanistan - Taliban militants destroyed bridges and planted mines in several villages they control outside southern Afghanistan's largest city in apparent preparation for battle, residents and officials said Tuesday.

July 02, 2008 | By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Japan hangs 3 convicted murderers

TOKYO - A serial killer who mutilated the bodies of four young girls and reportedly drank the blood of one of his victims was among three convicted murderers executed in Japan on Tuesday for crimes an official called indescribably cruel.

July 02, 2008 | By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kidnappers extend deadline for talks to free Philippine journalists

MANILA, Philippines - Al-Qaida-linked militants extended a Tuesday deadline for a ransom payment to free a popular TV news anchor and her cameraman kidnapped in the southern Philippines, a negotiator said.

July 02, 2008 | By TERESA CEROJANO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan’s A.Q. Khan denies new nuke weapons claim

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The architect of Pakistan's nuclear program on Tuesday rejected a report alleging that his network may have shared blueprints for an advanced nuclear weapon with countries such as Iran and North Korea.

July 02, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hamas says it’s reached cease-fire with Israel

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gaza's Hamas rulers on Tuesday said they have reached a long-awaited cease-fire with Israel meant to end months of Palestinian assaults on Israeli border towns and bruising Israeli retaliation.

July 02, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Economy struggles with rising prices, plodding growth

WASHINGTON - Wholesale prices barreled ahead while housing and industrial activity faltered - a blend of high-costs and slow growth that ensures the Federal Reserve's most likely move on interest rates next week will be no move whatsoever.

July 02, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


High security for Olympic flame in western China

KASHGAR, China - Tight security surrounded the Olympic flame Tuesday as it began its journey through China's restive Muslim western region of Xinjiang.

July 02, 2008 | By SCOTT McDONALD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Anti-US cleric shifts strategy for Iraq elections

BAGHDAD - Followers of anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr will run candidates on other party tickets in upcoming Iraqi provincial elections, a top aide said Sunday, in an apparent bid to sidestep what they believe is a government campaign against their movement.

June 30, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sensitive China quake photo removed from exhibit

JUYUAN, China - In a town where parents are grieving for the nearly 300 children killed when last month's earthquake toppled a middle school, a photograph hinting at shoddy school construction has disappeared from a public exhibition.

June 30, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN chief: Saudi to boost oil production

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia plans to increase its oil production by 200,000 barrels a day next month, the kingdom's oil minister told U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Sunday, according to Ban's spokesman.

June 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Parents of China quake victims express anger

BEICHUAN COUNTY, China - Hundreds of grieving parents blocked the road into a flattened town Thursday as police sought to quell a rising wave of public anger over schools that collapsed in an earthquake a month ago and killed thousands of children.

June 27, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Opposition No. 2 faces treason charge in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe - President Robert Mugabe's regime struck at the opposition leadership Thursday only two weeks before Zimbabwe's presidential runoff election, twice detaining his challenger and jailing the No. 2 opposition official to face treason charges.

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


Pentagon chief regrets any problems from airstrike

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday he has invited Afghanistan and Pakistan to be part of a U.S. investigation into an airstrike that Pakistani officials say killed 11 of their troops.

June 27, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press


Bush disagrees with court’s Guantanamo ruling

ROME - President Bush on Thursday strongly disagreed with a Supreme Court ruling that clears foreign terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay to challenge their detention in U.S. civilian courts. Bush suggested new legislation may now be needed to keep the American people safe.

June 27, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Clinton says veep pick Kaine is everything GOP ticket isn't

MIAMI - Hillary Clinton debuted running mate Sen. Tim Kaine on Saturday as a can-do progressive committed to social justice and equality - "everything Donald Trump and ...

July 23, 2016 | By KEN THOMAS and LISA LERER | Associated Press


Hillary Clinton chooses Va. Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate

TAMPA, Florida - Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of a crucial battleground ...

July 22, 2016 | By KEN THOMAS and ALAN SUDERMAN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Trump: 'Safety will be restored"

CLEVELAND - In an appeal to anxious voters, Donald Trump is pledging Thursday night that "safety will be restored" if he is elected president, using his ...

July 21, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and ROBERT FURLOW | Associated Press


Trump's VP pick taking the stage

CLEVELAND - Straining to shore up Republican unity, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will urge conservatives to shed their unease about Donald Trump Wednesday night as he ...

July 20, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and JILL COLVIN | Associated Press


10 officers killed by attackers in 10 days

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. - Fresh out of the police academy, Matthew Gerald was so proud to bring his cruiser home that he stood in the driveway ...

July 18, 2016 | By KEVIN McGILL, CAIN BURDEAU and CLAIRE GALOFARO Associated Press | Associated Press


Melania Trump ignites GOP convention after gloom, turmoil

CLEVELAND - After a harsh primary, Donald Trump's general election campaign officially opened with a warm and personal validation from his wife, Melania Trump, who ...

July 18, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Understanding Florida's algae crisis

STUART, Fla. - The enormous algae outbreak that has coated swaths of Florida's St. Lucie River with guacamole-like sludge is a man-made affliction, arising from ...

July 18, 2016 | By TERRY SPENCER Associated Press | Associated Press


3 officers dead in Baton Rouge shooting

BATON ROUGE, La. - Three officers are confirmed dead and three others wounded after a shooting in Baton Rouge, a sheriff's office spokeswoman said Sunday ...

July 17, 2016 | By MIKE KUNZELMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Crowds rejoice; Failed coup strengthens Turkey's president

ANKARA, Turkey - Rather than toppling Turkey's strongman president, a failed military coup that left more than 250 dead appears to have bolstered Recep Tayyip ...

July 16, 2016 | By SUZAN FRASER and DOMINIQUE SOGUEL Associated Press | Associated Press


Turkish military appears divided over coup attempt

ANKARA, Turkey - Members of Turkey's armed forces said they had taken control of the country, but Turkish officials said the coup attempt had been ...

July 15, 2016 | By SUZAN FRASER | Associated Press


UPDATE: Death toll reaches at least 80 in France attack

NICE, France - France has been stunned again as a large white truck mowed through a crowd of revelers gathered for a Bastille Day fireworks display ...

July 14, 2016 | By CIARAN FAHEY and ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Obama pays tribute to Dallas officers

DALLAS - President Barack Obama urged Americans rattled by a week of violence and protests to find "open hearts" and new empathy Tuesday in a speech ...

July 12, 2016 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Friend or foe?

PARIS, Texas - Gun-rights activists, some of them wearing camouflage and military-style gear and openly toting rifles and handguns, marched alongside the hundreds of people who ...

July 11, 2016 | | Associated Press


Beware of scary Brexit headlines pushing you to buy gold

NEW YORK - If you thought the Brexit vote was scary, check out the full page newspaper ad that recently appeared in The New York Times ...

July 11, 2016 | By BERNARD CONDON AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Police: Suspect had personal arsenal

DALLAS (AP) - An Army veteran killed by Dallas police after the sniper slayings of five officers amassed a personal arsenal at his suburban home, including ...

July 08, 2016 | By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press | Associated Press


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