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Nuclear exporters to discuss India trade ban

VIENNA, Austria - The United States appeared optimistic and reaffirmed its commitment to a landmark U.S.-India nuclear cooperation deal Thursday at the end of a first day of discussions by a consortium crucial to its fate.

September 05, 2008 | By VERONIKA OLEKSYN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mexico outraged over corrupt police, kidnappings

MEXICO CITY - After kidnappers in police uniforms set up a fake checkpoint to snatch 14-year-old Fernando Marti off a Mexico City street, his businessman father paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in ransom, and waited for his son's safe return.

September 05, 2008 | By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


NATO: Russia halts military cooperation

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Russia has halted all military cooperation with NATO, the Western alliance said Thursday, in the latest sign of East-West tension over the invasion of Georgia.

September 05, 2008 | By PAUL AMES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


30 militants die in Afghan battle near ambush site

KABUL, Afghanistan - The U.S.-led coalition said Thursday it had killed more than 30 insurgents in a battle in eastern Afghanistan, fighters an Afghan governor said were responsible for an attack that killed 10 French troops this week. Officials announced the deaths of six NATO soldiers in two attacks.

September 05, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI and JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Russia blocks Georgia’s main port city

POTI, Georgia - Russian forces dug trenches and built fortifications in key areas of Georgia Thursday, but also rolled columns of tanks north toward home, picking and choosing how their nation would comply with the terms of a peace accord.

September 05, 2008 | By BELA SZANDELZSKY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rice signs missile defense deal with Poland

WARSAW, Poland - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her Polish counterpart signed a deal Wednesday to build a U.S. missile defense base in Poland, an agreement that prompted an infuriated Russia to warn of a possible attack against the former Soviet satellite.

September 04, 2008 | By VANESSA GERA and MONIKA SCISLOWSKA Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Russians dig in as pullback drags on in Georgia

SACHKHERE, Georgia - Russian forces on Wednesday built a sentry post just 30 miles from the Georgian capital, appearing to dig in to positions deep inside Georgia despite pledges to pull back to areas mandated by a cease-fire signed by both countries.

September 04, 2008 | By MIKE ECKEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq official: US, Iraq finish draft security deal

BAGHDAD - U.S. and Iraqi negotiators have finished a draft agreement that would see American troops removed from Iraqi cities by June 30, an Iraqi official said Wednesday. But the draft has not been approved by the Cabinet and some members have expressed opposition.

September 04, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sri Lankan troops break through rebel defenses

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The Sri Lankan military says it has broken through the Tamil Tigers' defenses in recent weeks, ending a prolonged stalemate and stirring predictions of an imminent rebel defeat after 25 years of civil war.

September 04, 2008 | By RAVI NESSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Musharraf unwinds, but could face court

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Ousted from Pakistan's presidency, Pervez Musharraf has been unwinding with friends and admirers and on the tennis court. He's building a roomy farmhouse on the edge of the capital.

September 04, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


France bans broadcast of TV shows for babies

PARIS - France's broadcast authority has banned French channels from airing TV shows aimed at children under three years old, to shield them from developmental risks it says television viewing poses at that age.

September 04, 2008 | By CHRISTINE OLLIVIER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


149 dead in plane crash at Madrid airport

MADRID, Spain - A Spanish airliner bound for the Canary Islands at the height of the vacation season crashed, burned and broke into pieces Wednesday while trying to take off from Madrid, killing 149 people on board, officials said.

September 04, 2008 | By HAROLD HECKLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Taliban kill 10 French troops, raid American base

SUROBI, Afghanistan - Insurgents ambushed a group of elite French soldiers as they climbed a mountain pass, killing 10 troops in a militant stronghold outside the capital. In a separate coordinated attack, a team of suicide bombers tried unsuccessfully to storm a U.S. base near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

September 03, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russian soldiers take prisoners in Georgia port

POTI, Georgia - Russian soldiers took about 20 Georgians in military uniform prisoner at a key Black Sea port in western Georgia on Tuesday, blindfolding them and holding them at gunpoint, and commandeered American Humvees awaiting shipment back to the United States.

September 03, 2008 | By BELA SZANDELSZKY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Divisions emerge in Pakistan’s ruling coalition

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Just a day after Pervez Musharraf's resignation, Pakistan's governing coalition fell into wrangling Tuesday over restoring the judges he fired, exposing troublesome divisions that could disrupt picking his successor as president.

September 03, 2008 | By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Scientists: Lightning is zapping fewer Americans, not more

WASHINGTON - Lightning - once one of nature's biggest killers -is claiming far fewer lives in the United States, mostly because we've learned to get ...

August 15, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Defiant Trump insists anew: Blame both sides for violence

NEW YORK - Combative and insistent, President Donald Trump declared anew Tuesday "there is blame on both sides" for the deadly violence last weekend in Charlottesville ...

August 15, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JULIE PACE Associated Press | Associated Press


Bowing to pressure, Trump denounces hate groups by name

WASHINGTON - Bowing to pressure from right and left, President Donald Trump condemned white supremacist groups by name on Monday, declaring "racism is evil" after two ...

August 14, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


Many Americans find their workplace hostile or threatening

WASHINGTON - The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile.

August 14, 2017 | By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Officials: White nationalist rally linked to 3 deaths

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person ...

August 12, 2017 | By SARAH RANKIN Associated Press | Associated Press


2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normal

WASHINGTON - Last year's global weather was far more extreme or record breaking than anything approaching normal, according to a new report.

August 10, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


American flight underscores hazards posed by turbulence

DALLAS - At some point during many flights, the captain will calmly announce that there could be some bumps ahead and so passengers must be seated ...

August 09, 2017 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer | Associated Press


Study boosts hope of 'liquid biopsies' for cancer screening

Scientists have the first major evidence that blood tests called liquid biopsies hold promise for screening people for cancer. Hong Kong doctors tried it for ...

August 09, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Trump warns N. Korea of 'fire and fury'

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. - President Donald Trump threatened North Korea "with fire and fury like the world has never seen" on Tuesday after suggestions the communist ...

August 08, 2017 | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Ongoing health crisis in Appalachia

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Placing much of the blame on smoking, a study chronicling the ongoing health crisis in Appalachia has concluded that the 13-state region suffers ...

August 08, 2017 | By ADAM BEAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Report reveals underground haven for heroin, drug users in US

NEW YORK - A safe haven where drug users inject themselves with heroin and other drugs has been quietly operating in the United States for the ...

August 08, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Trump: My base is stronger than ever

WASHINGTON - After six months of infighting, investigations and legislative failures, President Donald Trump is trying to combat new signs of weakness in his Republican base ...

August 08, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Should release of terrorism convicts alarm Americans?

WASHINGTON - Dozens of convicts serving time in U.S. prisons for terrorism-related offenses are due to be released in the next several years, raising the ...

August 05, 2017 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press | Associated Press


Jobless rate at 16-year low

WASHINGTON - A drop in the unemployment rate to a 16-year low raises a tantalizing question about the job market: How much better can it get?

August 04, 2017 | By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


FedEx, in online pivot, backs away from holiday surcharges

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - FedEx will skip special charges for most packages shipped during the holiday season this year as it seeks to undercut rival UPS in ...

August 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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