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Kabul bomb kills 3 civilians, wounds NATO soldiers

KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber rammed his car into a NATO convoy in Kabul on Monday, killing three civilians and wounding at least a dozen, officials said. Clashes and an airstrike in the south killed 25 militants and eight civilians held hostage by insurgents.

August 26, 2008 | By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Propane explosions in Toronto force evacuation

TORONTO - Explosions at a Toronto propane facility forced thousands of people to evacuate early Sunday, and witnesses described an enormous fireball that lit up the sky for miles. One firefighter died.

August 25, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bolivians strongly back Morales in recall vote

LA PAZ, Bolivia - Voters vigorously endorsed President Evo Morales on Sunday in a recall referendum he devised to try to break a political stalemate and revive his leftist campaign to eliminate historical inequities, partial unofficial results showed.

August 25, 2008 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush seeks to contain violent conflict in Georgia

BEIJING - President Bush sought to contain the explosive conflict in Georgia on Sunday as the White House warned that "Russian aggression must not go unanswered."

August 25, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russia expands Georgia blitz, deploys ships

TBILISI, Georgia - Russia battled Georgian forces on land and sea, reports said late Sunday, despite a Georgian cease-fire offer and its claim to be withdrawing from South Ossetia, the separatist Georgian province battered by days of intense fighting.

August 25, 2008 | By MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Forklift helps 700-lb Mexican man take rare outing

MONTERREY, Mexico - A 700-pound (310-kilogram) man once considered the world's most obese person left his home for the first time in five months Sunday with the aid of a forklift and a platform truck.

August 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia says Russian aircraft bombed its air bases

DZHAVA, Georgia - Russia sent columns of tanks and reportedly bombed Georgian air bases Friday after Georgia launched a major military offensive Friday to retake the breakaway province of South Ossetia, threatening to ignite a broader conflict.

August 23, 2008 | By MUSA SADULAYEV Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fires expose troubles at French immigrant lockups

PARIS - Two French holding centers for illegal immigrants have been set ablaze in recent weeks, ratcheting up tensions over tough new immigration policies that France wants to spread Europe-wide.

August 23, 2008 | By ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Politics, pageantry blend for Bush at Olympics

BEIJING - President Bush, the first U.S. president to attend an Olympics abroad, blended political messages for China and Russia with high fives and hugs for American athletes Friday.

August 23, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Baghdad zoo welcomes pair of US-donated tiger cubs

BAGHDAD - The Baghdad Zoo on Friday welcomed a pair of rare Bengal tiger cubs that were donated by a North Carolina animal sanctuary despite protests by animal rights activists.

August 23, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China opens its long-sought Olympics spectacularly

BEIJING - China didn't just walk onto the world stage. It soared over it.

August 23, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


After rebuke, Bush eager to embrace Olympics

BEIJING - President Bush's Olympic odyssey started with a game of political one-upmanship Thursday, as his blunt critique of the host country prompted China to warn the U.S. president to stop meddling in its business.

August 22, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kurdish rebels say they sabotaged Turkey pipeline

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Kurdish separatist rebels claimed responsibility Thursday for sabotaging a critical Turkish pipeline, helping push global oil prices back above $120 per barrel.

August 22, 2008 | By C. ONUR ANT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sad summer: Economic woes hit European vacations

PARIS - It's the Paris version of the ''staycation'': Marc des Bouillons lounged in a beach chair with a book, surrounded by women in bikinis, ice cream stands, a DJ spinning summer tunes and kids running amok.

August 22, 2008 | By ANGELA DOLAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US seeks at least 30 years for bin Laden driver

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - Salim Hamdan pleaded with a military jury to spare him from a life in prison, apologizing Thursday for the ''innocent people'' who died in the Sept. 11 attacks and saying he worked as Osama bin Laden's driver only because he needed a job.

August 22, 2008 | By MIKE MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Richmond mayor: Keep existing Confederate statues, add context

RICHMOND, Va. - The towering Confederate monuments in Virginia's capital city shouldn't be taken down, but instead should be supplemented with historical context about ...

June 23, 2017 | By SARAH RANKIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump signs law to make VA more accountable

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part ...

June 23, 2017 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


Pence speaks at Focus on Family event

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Vice President Mike Pence's visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus on the Family came at a time ...

June 23, 2017 | By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press | Associated Press


Total solar eclipse 1st in 99 years to sweep width of US

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - This August, the U.S. will experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years.

June 23, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press


Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

NEW YORK - The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the ...

June 22, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Americans and guns: It's complicated

ATLANTA - Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns.

June 22, 2017 | By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press | Associated Press


Summer vacation: Never mind the hike. Where's the hammock?

Never mind the hike. Where's the hammock?

June 21, 2017 | By EMILY SWANSON and BETH J. HARPAZ Associated Press | Associated Press


US student freed by North Korea dies

CINCINNATI - Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after almost a year and a half ...

June 19, 2017 | By DAN SEWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Mass. woman guilty of manslaughter in texting suicide case

TAUNTON, Mass. - A woman who sent her boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself when they were both teenagers was convicted ...

June 17, 2017 | By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer | Associated Press


Teen vaping falls, study finds

NEW YORK - Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United States.

June 15, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Gunman wounds GOP leader, killed by police

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers as they practiced for a charity baseball game Wednesday, critically wounding House GOP Whip Steve ...

June 14, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and CHAD DAY Associated Press | Associated Press


Panicked UPS workers flee gunfire

SAN FRANCISCO - A UPS employee opened fire inside one of the company's package delivery facilities in San Francisco on Wednesday, killing three co-workers and ...

June 14, 2017 | By PAUL ELIAS and JOCELYN GECKER Associated Press | Associated Press


AP sources: Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump told Republican senators Tuesday that the House-passed health care bill he helped revive is "mean" and urged them to craft a ...

June 13, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Obesity levels up around the world, especially in kids

NEW YORK - The global obesity problem now affects 1 in 10 people in the world, it is rising in countries rich and poor, and in ...

June 12, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Hold the healthy-sounding labels

CHICAGO - Researchers tried a big serving of food psychology and a dollop of trickery to get diners to eat their vegetables. And it worked.

June 12, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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