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Sewage glut — another ugly result of Gaza’s wars

SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip - When a toilet is flushed in Gaza City, the waste sloshes straight into the Mediterranean.

July 21, 2008 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


2 retired generals formally arrested in Turkish probe into alleged coup plot

ANKARA, Turkey - Two retired generals were jailed Sunday in connection with an alleged plot to topple Turkey's Islamic-rooted government, the highest-ranking ex-soldiers detained as part of the probe, a news report said.

July 21, 2008 | By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush defends decisions on North Korea, Olympics

TOYAKO, Japan - President Bush on Sunday defended removing North Korea from the list of state sponsors of terrorism and attending the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics as world leaders assembled to address soaring gas prices, climate change and African aid.

July 21, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


ECB raises key rate to 4.25 percent

FRANKFURT, Germany - Wary of higher energy and commodity prices, the European Central Bank raised its benchmark interest rate Thursday by a quarter percentage point to 4.25 percent, a move it hopes will help curtail rising inflation in the 15 countries that use the euro.

July 18, 2008 | By GEORGE FREY AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Call to reroute Jerusalem barrier following attack

JERUSALEM - Israel should cut off outlying Arab neighborhoods from Jerusalem, Israel's vice premier proposed Thursday, the day after a Palestinian construction worker from one of these districts went on a deadly rampage in the city's center.

July 18, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mongolian capital calm after post-election riots

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia - Military vehicles withdrew from streets as life in Mongolia's capital largely returned to normal Thursday just days after rioting sparked by an electoral dispute left five people dead.

July 18, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Lesson learned, Poles get tough over US missiles

WARSAW, Poland - Not so long ago, the U.S. enjoyed something akin to a mythical status in Poland. Ronald Reagan was a hero, the dollar was king and Washington was a trusted guardian against Russia.

July 18, 2008 | By VANESSA GERA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Italy starts controversial plan to fingerprint thousands of Gypsies, including children

ROME - Italian authorities have started fingerprinting tens of thousands of Gypsies living in nomad camps across the country - adults and children alike - brushing aside accusations of racism by human rights advocates and international organizations.

July 18, 2008 | By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


German woman’s assisted suicide fuels debate

BERLIN - Bettina Schardt knew that the combination of drugs she drank in the living room of her home in Wuerzburg last week would kill her, and she died alone.

July 18, 2008 | By PATRICK McGROARTY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China: Dalai Lama must disavow violence

BEIJING - China wants the Dalai Lama to prove he does not support Tibetan independence and disruption of the Beijing Olympics, and told the spiritual leader's two visiting envoys that ''positive actions'' could lead to more talks this year, a state news agency reported Thursday.

July 18, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Doctor: Birth of Jolie twins may be weeks away

NICE, France - Angelina Jolie's doctor says her twins may take a few more weeks to arrive.

July 17, 2008 | By COLLEEN BARRY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russian parliament warns Lithuania against hosting U.S. missile defense sites

MOSCOW - Russian lawmakers warned Lithuania against agreeing to place U.S. missile defense sites in the Baltic country, saying Wednesday that such a move could trigger a Russian military buildup in the region.

July 17, 2008 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Palestinian goes on rampage in Jerusalem; 3 killed

JERUSALEM - A Palestinian man plowed an enormous construction vehicle into cars, buses and pedestrians on a busy street Wednesday, killing at least three people and wounding at least 45 before he was shot dead by security officers.

July 17, 2008 | By STEVEN GUTKIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hezbollah head confirms prisoner swap with Israel

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Hezbollah's leader on Wednesday confirmed for the first time that his group will hand over two captured Israeli soldiers and information on a missing Israeli airman in exchange for five Lebanese prisoners in Israel.

July 17, 2008 | By HUSSEIN DAKROUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi forces arrest 3 Sadrists in crackdown

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces arrested three locally prominent supporters of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Wednesday as part of a crackdown on Shiite militias in the southern city of Amarah, police said.

July 17, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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In Macedonia's fake news hub, teen shows AP how it's done

VELES, Macedonia - On the second floor of a noisy sports center in the Macedonian town of Veles, a teenage purveyor of fake news cracked open ...

December 02, 2016 | By ZANA CIMILI and RAPHAEL SATTER Associated Press | Associated Press


Study: Biggest tornado outbreaks are spawning more twisters

WASHINGTON - The most extreme tornado outbreaks are mysteriously spawning many more twisters than they did decades ago, a new study claimed.

December 01, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Trump salutes Carrier — and himself — for saving jobs

INDIANAPOLIS - Donald Trump saluted workers, owners and himself Thursday at a Carrier plant in Indiana, declaring that a deal to keep a local plant open ...

December 01, 2016 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


Science panel urges rewrite of food allergy warning labels

WASHINGTON - "Made in the same factory as peanuts." ''May contain traces of tree nuts." A new report says the hodgepodge of warnings that a food ...

November 30, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Southern plagues: Drought, flood, fire and now killer storms

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Tornadoes that dropped out of the night sky killed five people in two states and injured at least a dozen more early Wednesday ...

November 30, 2016 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Associated Press


Escaping wildfires meant fleeing through hell-like landscape

GATLINBURG, Tenn. - With flames dripping from tree branches like lava and the air filled with embers, thousands of people raced through a hell-like landscape as ...

November 29, 2016 | By STEVE MEGARGEE and JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press | Associated Press


Terrorism suspected in car-and-knife attack at Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Somali-born Ohio State University student plowed his car into a group of pedestrians on campus and then got out and began stabbing ...

November 28, 2016 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press | Associated Press


Weed is winning, but the train could still go off the tracks

DENVER - Weed is winning in the polls, with a solid majority of Americans saying marijuana should be legal. But does that mean the federal government ...

November 28, 2016 | By KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press | Associated Press


Fidel Castro dead at 90

HAVANA (AP) - Fidel Castro, who led his bearded rebels to victorious revolution in 1959, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S ...

November 26, 2016 | By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and PETER ORSI Associated Press | Associated Press


Judge clears Dylann Roof for trial

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The white man charged in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church last year is competent to ...

November 25, 2016 | By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Associated Press


Stores focus on savvier Black Friday shoppers

NEW YORK - Even people who said they'd already done their shopping online came out for Black Friday to spend time with family members or ...

November 25, 2016 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press


Trump chooses racial conciliator in UN pick Nikki Haley

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Gov. Nikki Haley has developed a national reputation as a racial conciliator who led the charge to bring down the Confederate flag ...

November 24, 2016 | By SEANNA ADCOX Associated Press | Associated Press


Revelers cheer amid police at Macy's Parade

NEW YORK - Santa Claus, giant cartoon balloons and whimsical floats were protected by sand-filled dump trucks and bomb-sniffing dogs as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day ...

November 24, 2016 | By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press | Associated Press


Tennessee crash revives debate over school bus seat belts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A crash that killed five children in Tennessee is reviving discussion over whether school buses - considered among the safest vehicles on the road ...

November 23, 2016 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON and ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press | Associated Press


School bus driver arrested

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A school bus driver was behind bars Tuesday after a crash killed five youngsters and plunged Chattanooga into mourning over what the mayor ...

November 22, 2016 | By JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press | Associated Press


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