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Pressure grows on Thai prime minister to resign

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand's prime minister vowed Saturday that he would not resign even as pressure mounted with anti-government protesters occupying his headquarters for a fifth day Saturday and disrupting rail and air service.

September 14, 2008 | By SUTIN WANNABOVORN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


India floods strand hundreds of thousands

SAHARSA, India - The deluge came and turned his world to water, so Umesh Kushyaha decided to build a boat.

September 14, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ecuador’s challenge: dislodging Colombian rebels

PUERTO NUEVO, Ecuador - Puerto Nuevo, population 1,700, has no church, no police, no immigration post and no elected officials. Flanked by dense rainforest on the southern bank of the muddy San Miguel River, it's a town of transients. And of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

September 14, 2008 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Nigeria militants: 29 military personnel killed

LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's main militant group claimed Saturday that it killed at least 29 military personnel in three separate attacks across the restive southern oil region.

September 14, 2008 | By EDWARD HARRIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel tightens grip on West Bank’s Jordan Valley

MASKIYOT, West Bank - They live just a couple of miles from each other along a country road winding through parched fields, but they are worlds apart.

September 14, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Missing cleric roils Lebanon’s Shiites years later

BEIRUT, Lebanon - For the rest of the world, the disappearance of the imam Moussa al-Sadr is probably at most a footnote in the checkered history of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. In 1978, the Lebanese Shiite Muslim religious leader flew to Tripoli for a week of talks with Libyan officials. He was never seen or heard from again.

September 13, 2008 | By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Media says Hezbollah hit helicopter by mistake

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Hezbollah handed over a man suspected of firing at a Lebanese army helicopter into military authorities, a judicial official said Friday, amid media reports that the fatal shooting was a mistake by the militant group.

September 13, 2008 | By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Musharraf eyes comfy retirement home

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Predictions that Pervez Musharraf will have to flee Pakistan to escape treason charges have died along with the coalition that drove him from the presidency.

September 13, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Karadzic makes defiant stand before UN court

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic made a defiant stand before a U.N. court preparing to try him on genocide charges, refusing to enter pleas Friday and branding the tribunal a NATO proxy out to ''liquidate'' him.

September 13, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq’s Palestinians still live in fear

BAGHDAD - Omar Ahmed rarely emerges from his rundown Baghdad housing project. When he does, he leaves behind the Iraqi-issued ID card that marks him as a Palestinian and switches to the Iraqi dialect of Arabic at police checkpoints.

September 13, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB and SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Thai police use tear gas to disperse protesters

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thai police used tear gas to disperse a crowd of several thousand anti-government protesters who were besieging city police headquarters. The prime minister said he might declare a state of emergency if the rioting worsens.

September 13, 2008 | By SUTIN WANNABOVORN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Georgia to sever diplomatic ties with Russia

TBILISI, Georgia - Georgia said Friday it will sever diplomatic ties with Moscow to protest the presence of Russian troops on its territory. Russia criticized the move, pinning blame for a breakdown in relations on Tbilisi.

September 13, 2008 | By MISHA DZHINDHZIKHASHVILI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Abbas: no to settlement of refugees in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday rejected the idea that Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon might be forced to stay there permanently, saying they should have the right to return home.

September 12, 2008 | By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Italy museum defies pope anger over crucified frog

ROME - An art museum in northern Italy said Thursday it will continue displaying a sculpture portraying a green frog nailed to a cross that has angered Pope Benedict XVI and local officials.

September 12, 2008 | By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Asian alliance rebuffs Russian plea for support

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan - China and several Central Asian nations rebuffed Russia's hopes of international support for its actions in Georgia, issuing a statement Thursday denouncing the use of force and calling for the respect of every country's territorial integrity.

September 12, 2008 | By OLGA TUTUBALINA and PETER LEONARD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Trump on McCain comments: 'I fight back'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Sen. John McCain that "I fight back" after McCain questioned "half-baked, spurious nationalism" in America's foreign ...

October 17, 2017 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


Bannon: 'Nobody can run and hide'

JACKSON, Miss. - Steve Bannon has a stark message to Republican incumbents he considers part of the establishment: "Nobody can run and hide."

October 14, 2017 | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press | Associated Press


Social Security recipients will see 2 percent boost in 2018

WASHINGTON - Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year, the largest increase since 2012, thought ...

October 13, 2017 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


US obesity problem not budging

NEW YORK - America's weight problem isn't getting any better, according to new government research.

October 13, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Poll: Americans blame wild weather on global warming

WASHINGTON - After hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria blitzed the nation, most Americans think weather disasters are getting more severe and see global warming's fingerprints.

October 12, 2017 | BY SETH BORENSTEIN and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Tricked out

DETROIT - Heated and cooled seats. Backup cameras. Panoramic glass roofs.

October 12, 2017 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Auto Writer | Associated Press


In shift, Boy Scouts to expand girls' participation

NEW YORK - In its latest momentous policy shift, the Boy Scouts of America will admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and establish ...

October 11, 2017 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Associated Press


Nate roars onto Gulf Coast shore

NEW ORLEANS - Hurricane Nate came ashore at the mouth of the Mississippi River on Saturday and pelted the central Gulf Coast with wind and rain ...

October 07, 2017 | By JANET McCONNAUGHEY, MELINDA DESLATTE and JEFF AMY Associated Press | Associated Press


States declare emergency as Nate nears

MEXICO CITY - Tropical Storm Nate gained force as it sped toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula Friday after drenching Central America in rain that was blamed ...

October 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


NRA open to 'bump stock' regulation

WASHINGTON - The National Rifle Association joined the Trump administration and top congressional Republicans Thursday in a swift and surprising embrace of a restriction on Americans ...

October 05, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


Experts: Era of monster hurricanes roiling Atlantic

WASHINGTON - It's not just this year. The monster hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Jose and Lee that have raged across the Atlantic are contributing to ...

October 05, 2017 | BY SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Mind of a killer

LAS VEGAS - FBI agents questioned the Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend on Wednesday as they struggled to get inside the mind of Stephen Paddock, a ...

October 04, 2017 | By KEN RITTER, MICHAEL BALSAMO and BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Vegas gunman set up cameras inside his room and outside

LAS VEGAS - The Las Vegas gunman planned his massacre so meticulously that he even set up cameras inside his high-rise hotel room and on a ...

October 03, 2017 | By KEN RITTER and MIKE BALSAMO Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump, GOP roll out tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - Promising big tax cuts and a booming economy, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans unveiled the first major revamp of the nation's ...

September 27, 2017 | By MARCY GORDON and ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Will Trump allow release of secret JFK assassination papers?

BOSTON - The anticipated release of thousands of never-seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination has scholars and armchair detectives buzzing. Now ...

September 27, 2017 | By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press | Associated Press


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