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1 NATO soldier killed in Quran protest

KABUL, Afghanistan - Gunfire broke out Thursday at a protest in western Afghanistan against a U.S. sniper in Iraq who used a Quran for target practice. Officials said a NATO soldier and two civilians were killed.

June 06, 2008 | By ALISA TANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sweden releases nuclear sabotage suspects

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Two men arrested after an explosives scare at a Swedish nuclear plant were released Thursday and police said they were no longer considered a threat to the power station.

June 06, 2008 | By KARL RITTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Wedding photographer captures earthquake moments

BEIJING - The photographer was waiting for the bride and groom when the ground began shaking. Then they were enveloped in dust thrown up by the mighty earthquake, and the photographer kept shooting, documenting a remarkable wedding day.

June 06, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN chief sees devastated Myanmar delta

KYONDAH, Myanmar - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon surveyed devastated sections of Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta on Thursday and said he was very upset by the conditions of cyclone survivors.

June 06, 2008 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israelis express skepticism on Syria peace talks

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's dramatic announcement that he is negotiating a peace deal with Syria was greeted Thursday with overwhelming skepticism in Israel.

June 06, 2008 | By BETH MARLOWE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Palestinian suicide bomber attacks Gaza crossing

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A Palestinian suicide bomber detonated a truck loaded with tons of explosives early Thursday in an attempt to ram a crucial crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel, militants said. There were no casualties besides the bomber.

June 06, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US helicopter strike kills Iraqi children

BAGHDAD - A U.S. helicopter strike north of Baghdad killed eight civilians, including several children, an Iraqi police official said Thursday. The U.S. military said the assault targeted al-Qaida fighters but acknowledged that children died.

June 06, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHUDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Immigrants flee South Africa’s wave of violence

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Hundreds of terrified immigrants fled South Africa on Thursday from a wave of anti-foreigner violence that has killed at least 42 people and shredded the nation's reputation for economic and political stability.

June 06, 2008 | By DONNA BRYSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China says death toll in quake more than 51,000

BEICHUAN, China - China said the toll of dead and missing from last week's powerful earthquake jumped to more than 80,000, while the government appealed Thursday for millions of tents to shelter homeless survivors.

June 06, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Australian dilemma: too many kangaroos, too few devils

CANBERRA, Australia - Too many kangaroos, too few Tasmanian devils. Two of the country's beloved icons are challenging Australians' thinking on wildlife management.

June 05, 2008 | By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Berlin Philharmonic hopes to perform at home next month after fire damaged landmark building

BERLIN - The Berlin Philharmonic should be able to resume playing concerts at its landmark home in downtown Berlin as soon as early June, orchestra officials said Wednesday, the day after a fire tore through the building's roof.

June 05, 2008 | By DAVID RISING Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel holding peace talks with Syria

JERUSALEM - Israel and Syria unexpectedly announced Wednesday the resumption of peace talks after an eight-year break, saying they have been speaking indirectly through Turkish mediators ''in order to achieve the goal of comprehensive peace.''

June 05, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Lebanon’s feuding factions reach agreement

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's feuding factions reached a breakthrough deal Wednesday that ends the country's 18-month political stalemate, but also gives the militant Hezbollah group and its allies veto over any government decision.

June 05, 2008 | By HUSSEIN DAKROUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US says its troops kill 11 militants in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - American soldiers killed 11 suspected Shiite gunmen in clashes Wednesday in a militia stronghold near Baghdad's Sadr City, scene of a major Iraqi army clampdown, the U.S. military said.

June 05, 2008 | By BUSHRA JUHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Myanmar junta setting up orphanages after cyclone

YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's military junta will set up orphanages for the hundreds of children whose parents died in the recent cyclone, state media reported Wednesday.

June 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79

WASHINGTON - Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79.

February 13, 2016 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Feds accuse prison guards of taking bribes, drug trafficking

ATLANTA - Dozens of Georgia prison guards agreed to protect drug smuggling operations for a high-level trafficker, believing their status as correctional officers would protect them ...

February 11, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Jumbled GOP field hopes for survival in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Hoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to clarity ...

February 10, 2016 | By BILL BARROW and JOSH LEDERMAN | Associated Press


Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart ...

February 09, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press | Associated Press


High school students work to honor those killed in Vietnam

AUBURN, Ala. - Each of the tens of thousands of names etched into the reflective granite of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., represents ...

February 08, 2016 | By KATHERINE HAAS Opelika-Auburn News | Associated Press


Candidates sprint to finish in New Hampshire

SALEM, N.H. - Eyeing their first wins in a capricious campaign, Republican Donald Trump lashed out at his opponents Monday while Democrat Bernie Sanders sought ...

February 08, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Cruz's 2016 strategy focuses on turning out white voters

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Ted Cruz has mapped out a path to the White House that all but ignores the explosion of minority voters in America.

February 05, 2016 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Tennessee lawmakers approve 'atomic bomb of politics'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee lawmakers on Thursday joined four other states in calling for a national convention on amending the U.S. Constitution to bring about ...

February 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia House panel backs 'Pastor Protection' legislation

ATLANTA - Georgia law doesn't require religious officials to perform same-sex marriages, and a bill making that clear is moving through the Georgia House.

February 04, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


Cruz tops Trump in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party's leaders, swept to victory in Iowa's Republican caucuses ...

February 01, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press | Associated Press


WHO declares global emergency over Zika virus spread

GENEVA - The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the explosive spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in ...

February 01, 2016 | By JAMEY KEATEN and MARIA CHENG Associated Press | Associated Press


1 million face loss of food aid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - More than 1 million low-income residents in 21 states could soon lose their government food stamps if they fail to meet work ...

January 30, 2016 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Ammon Bundy urges last refuge occupiers to go home

BURNS, Ore. - A day after eight members of an armed anti-government group were arrested, their jailed leader on Wednesday urged a handful of remaining militants ...

January 27, 2016 | By KEITH RIDLER and TERRENCE PETTY | Associated Press


Justices extend bar on automatic life terms for teens

WASHINGTON - More than 1,000 prison inmates, some behind bars more than 50 years for murders they committed as teenagers, will get a chance to ...

January 25, 2016 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Big blizzard shuts down Northeast

NEW YORK - A blizzard with hurricane-force winds brought much of the East Coast to a standstill Saturday, dumping as much as 3 feet of snow ...

January 23, 2016 | By JESSICA GRESKO and SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | Associated Press


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