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US Marines expand NATO’s presence in southern Afghanistan

OUTSIDE GARMSER, Afghanistan - Marines stormed into a Taliban-held town before daybreak Tuesday, trading gunfire with insurgents on the ground and using helicopter gunships to destroy a militant compound in one of Afghanistan's most violent regions.

May 14, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Pakistani government gambles on peace talks with militants

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - As power shifts in Pakistan from U.S. anti-terrorism ally President Pervez Musharraf, the new government is gambling on peace talks with Islamic militants to push back the tide of violent extremism.

May 14, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Afghan security chiefs knew of plot to kill Karzai

KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan's three top security chiefs managed to hold onto their jobs Tuesday despite admitting before parliament that they failed to prevent an attack on President Hamid Karzai even though they knew about the plot.

May 14, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

From top of the trees to top of the golf world

GUADALAJARA, Mexico - The house where Lorena Ochoa grew up overlooks the swimming pool at Guadalajara Country Club, a playground paradise for a tiny, wiry girl with big dreams.

May 14, 2008 | By THERESA BRADLEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

China sentences 30 people — some to life — over Tibet riots

BEIJING - Six Buddhist monks were among 30 people sentenced by a Chinese court Tuesday to jail terms ranging from three years to life for taking part in deadly riots in Tibet.

May 14, 2008 | By HENRY SANDERSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

The ‘Cat Lady of Baghdad’ battles on, saving strays of Iraq

BAGHDAD - The mission was to get Simba al-Tikriti out of Iraq and to a new life in Britain.

May 14, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Israeli general warns militants aim for holiday attack

JERUSALEM - The commander of Israeli military intelligence warned Tuesday that Palestinian militants will try to stage a large-scale attack on Israel's 60th anniversary celebrations next month.

May 14, 2008 | By MARK LAVIE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

China blames speeding for train crash that kill 70 people

ZIBO, China - China could identify less than half the 70 people killed in its deadliest train accident in a decade but had already cleared the mangled cars and laid new track Tuesday, restoring service a day after the derailment.

May 14, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Doomed Chernobyl reactor to be buried in giant steel coffin

KIEV, Ukraine - Twenty-two years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, work is under way on a colossal new shelter to cover the ruins and deadly radioactive contents of the exploded Soviet-era power plant.

May 12, 2008 | By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

French vintners flirt with heresy — screw tops

CHABLIS, France - Fine French wine with a screw top?

May 12, 2008 | By EMMA VANDORE AP Business Writer | Associated Press

Austrian woman says father held her in cellar for 24 years

VIENNA, Austria - Police have found a woman missing since 1984, who told authorities that her father had kept her in a cellar for almost 24 years and that she had given birth to at least six children after being repeatedly raped by him.

May 12, 2008 | BY VERONIKA OLEKSYN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Iraqi leaders discuss unity govt; 5 die in Baghdad violence

BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister met Sunday with the Sunni Arab vice president to discuss reintegrating Sunni political parties into the Shiite-dominated government as militants fired a salvo of rockets or motars at the heavily guarded Green Zone.

May 12, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Zimbabwe’s ruling party unlikely to control parliament

HARARE, Zimbabwe - A recount of votes for 10 parliamentary seats shows the opposition won six of them in last month's elections, the electoral commission said Saturday, making it unlikely that the ruling party can wrest control of parliament.

May 11, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Dalai Lama says he’s ready for serious talks with China

DHARMSALA, India - The Dalai Lama said Saturday he welcomed China's offer to meet his envoy and said the two sides needed to talk seriously about how to resolve the problems that triggered riots in the Tibetan capital last month.

May 11, 2008 | By ASHWINI BHATIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

NKorean defectors vow to disrupt SKorea Olympic torch relay

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean defectors vowed Saturday to disrupt the South Korean leg of the Olympic torch relay in protest of China's repatriation of refugees to the North where they could face execution.

May 11, 2008 | By JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

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Ala. judges use segregation-era law to avoid gay marriages

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - As Alabama's all-white Legislature tried to preserve racial segregation and worried about the possibility of mixed-race marriages in 1961, lawmakers rewrote state ...

October 03, 2015 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Associated Press

Oregon gunman was Army dropout

ROSEBURG, Ore. - The 26-year-old gunman who opened fire on fellow students in his community college English class, killing nine people, was an Army boot camp ...

October 02, 2015 | By JEFF BARNARD and MARTHA MENDOZA | Associated Press

Gunman opens fire at Oregon college

ROSEBURG, Ore. - A gunman opened fire at an Oregon community college Thursday, killing at least a dozen people before dying in a shootout with police ...

October 01, 2015 | By JEFF BARNARD Associated Press | Associated Press

Strengthened Hurricane Joaquin closes in on central Bahamas

MIAMI - Hurricane Joaquin gained power as it bore down on the central Bahamas early Thursday, and forecasters said it was likely to grow into a ...

October 01, 2015 | By BEN FOX Associated Press | Associated Press

Why phones break

NEW YORK - Ask a roomful of people to take out their phones, and you're bound to see several with cracked screens.

September 29, 2015 | By ANICK JESDANUN Associated Press | Associated Press

Life on Mars?

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Mars appears to have flowing rivulets of water, at least in the summer, scientists reported Monday in a finding that boosts the ...

September 28, 2015 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press

'Blood Moon' a sign of end times?

SALT LAKE CITY - A rare confluence of a lunar eclipse and a supermoon set to happen this weekend has prompted such widespread fear of an ...

September 27, 2015 | By BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press | Associated Press

Pope Francis mingles with high and low in New York visit

NEW YORK - Sweeping through the landmarks of America's biggest city, Pope Francis on Friday offered comfort to 9/11 victims' families at ground zero ...

September 25, 2015 | By NICOLE WINFIELD and DAVID CRARY Associated Press | Associated Press

Speaker Boehner stuns Congress, announces resignation

WASHINGTON - With Congress in turmoil, House Speaker John Boehner suddenly informed fellow Republicans on Friday that he would resign at the end of October, stepping ...

September 25, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM, Associated Press Associated Press | Associated Press

Pope visits New York City

NEW YORK - Pope Francis plunged into the melting pot of New York after reminding the country of its immigrant origins in the first papal speech ...

September 24, 2015 | By NICOLE WINFIELD and ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Associated Press

Papa! Pope stirs excitement in D.C.

WASHINGTON - Cheered by jubilant crowds across the nation's capital, Pope Francis forged common cause Wednesday with President Barack Obama on climate change, immigration and ...

September 23, 2015 | By JULIE PACE and NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press | Associated Press

Pope Francis arrives in US

WASHINGTON - Pope Francis arrived Tuesday on the first visit of his life to the United States, bringing his humble manner and his "church of the ...

September 22, 2015 | By NICOLE WINFIELD and RACHEL ZOLL Associated Press | Associated Press

Survey: 1 in 4 college women report unwanted sexual contact

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Nearly a quarter of undergraduate women surveyed at more than two dozen universities say they experienced unwanted sexual contact sometime during college, according ...

September 21, 2015 | By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press | Associated Press

No poverty, hunger in 15 years?

A season of goal-setting begins this month as the United Nations launches a new 15-year plan to fight grinding world poverty, improve health and education ...

September 21, 2015 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press | Associated Press

Coca-Cola: IRS says we owe $3.3 billion in back taxes

NEW YORK - Coca-Cola was notified by the IRS that it owes $3.3 billion more in federal taxes, as well as interest, for 2007 to ...

September 18, 2015 | | Associated Press

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