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Report: 125,000 gorillas found in African zone

EDINBURGH, Scotland - Wildlife researchers said Tuesday that they've discovered 125,000 western lowland gorillas deep in the forests of the Republic of Congo, calling it a major increase in the animal's estimated population.

August 20, 2008 | By BEN McCONVILLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suspect in bus beheading described as hard working

WINNIPEG, Manitoba - A man who witnesses said stabbed, beheaded and cannibalized a fellow traveler on a Greyhound bus immigrated to Canada from China four years ago and worked for a time as a church custodian, the pastor who employed him said.

August 19, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Iraq violence kills 11, including 2 US soldiers

BAGHDAD - Roadside bombs killed two U.S. soldiers and at least nine Iraqis Monday in Baghdad and surrounding areas, officials said.

August 19, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Funerals begin after North India temple stampede

SANTOKHGARH, India - Mukesh Chabba lit the funeral pyre on which seven of his relatives - including his wife and daughter - were cremated Monday, the day after a stampede at a remote mountaintop Hindu temple killed 145 people.

August 19, 2008 | By ASHWINI BHATIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


11 feared dead on K2; rescue team reaches Italian

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A helicopter plucked two frostbitten Dutch climbers from K2 on Monday after an avalanche and exposure left at least 11 people presumed dead on the world's second-highest mountain. An Italian who was also stranded made his way down the slope with a rescue team after telling a colleague, ''I am surely not going to give up now.''

August 19, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


No deal on election bill, bomb kills 12 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Despite intense U.S. pressure, Iraqi leaders failed Sunday to resolve differences over how to govern the oil-rich city of Kirkuk - a dispute that is blocking provincial elections and stoking tension in the volatile north.

August 18, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP IMPACT: Seoul probes civilian ‘massacres’ by US

EDITOR'S NOTE - Nine years ago, the world learned of a hidden chapter of the Korean War - the killing of refugees at a place called No Gun Ri. Now investigators are shedding light on what one calls 215 ''other No Gun Ris.'' Here is a report.

August 18, 2008 | By CHARLES J. HANLEY and JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Grass-roots effort in Egypt fights ’cutting’ girls

SULTAN ZAWYIT, Egypt - In this small Nile River farming village, Maha Mohammed has started to doubt whether she should circumcise her two daughters.

August 18, 2008 | By ANNA JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Afghan mothers keep their kids with them in prison

KABUL, Afghanistan - Three-year-old Wahid nervously clutched a dirty blue stuffed bunny, as the other children in the prison huddled around.

August 18, 2008 | By ALISA TANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Abbas denies asylum to supporters from Gaza

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday refused to grant West Bank asylum to forces who fled weekend faction fighting in Hamas-ruled Gaza, despite fears for their safety.

August 18, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB and IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chinese grumble about the Olympics, but quietly

SHIJIAZHUANG, China - From the desktop computer at the foot of his bed, Zhang Heng dares to complain about the Beijing Olympics.

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


Bush trip to Asia balances fun, diplomacy

President Bush's visit to Beijing almost looks like a vacation - right down to a family reunion. But his three-nation Asian trip also takes him to the doorsteps of two troublesome regimes while forcing him to balance the Olympic spirit with the delicacies of diplomacy.

August 18, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Stampede kills 145 at remote Hindu temple in India

NEW DELHI - Thousands of panicked pilgrims stampeded Sunday at a remote mountaintop temple in northern India during celebrations to honor a Hindu goddess, sending dozens of people plummeting to their deaths and trampling scores more. Police said 145 people were killed.

August 18, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bomb hidden in trash pile kills 20 Somalis

MOGADISHU, Somalia - A bomb hidden under a pile of garbage killed at least 20 people, half of them women who were sweeping the street in Somalia's capital, witnesses and doctors said Sunday.

August 18, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police identify Canadian bus attack suspect

TORONTO - A man who witnesses said stabbed and beheaded his seat mate on a Greyhound bus in Canada made his first court appearance Friday, while police offered no motive for the savage attack against a 22-year-old carnival worker.

August 16, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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In Trump's speech to Congress, will decorum hold?

WASHINGTON (AP) - A presidential speech to Congress is one of those all-American moments that ooze ritual and decorum.

February 25, 2017 | By NANCY BENAC and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star - and these new worlds could hold life.

February 22, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press


Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

WASHINGTON - Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation - including people simply arrested for traffic violations - under a sweeping ...

February 21, 2017 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Atlanta vies with other cities for test tracks for self-driving cars

ATLANTA - Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other ...

February 20, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Tribes hope Trump's 'America first' pledge helps first Americans

BOSTON - Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he promises to put "America first."

February 20, 2017 | By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press | Associated Press


Critics: Don't ignore domestic threats

OKLAHOMA CITY - Bud Welch knows something about the human cost of terrorism. His 23-year-old daughter was killed when a rental truck packed with explosives destroyed ...

February 18, 2017 | By ADAM KEALOHA CAUSEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump supporters cheer his combative stance with the media

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Critics of President Donald Trump saw in his Thursday news conference a combative, thin-skinned chief executive who continues to blame the media ...

February 16, 2017 | By JOHN RABY Associated Press | Associated Press


New mosquito trap smart enough to keep just the bad bugs

WASHINGTON - A smart trap for mosquitoes? A new high-tech version is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape - and even record the ...

February 16, 2017 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


No designer babies, but gene editing to avoid disease? Maybe

WASHINGTON - Don't expect designer babies any time soon - but a major new ethics report leaves open the possibility of one day altering human heredity ...

February 14, 2017 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Gun industry seeks to ease gov't restrictions on silencers

ATLANTA - They are the stuff of legend, wielded by hit men and by James Bond. For decades, buying a silencer for a firearm has been ...

February 13, 2017 | By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press | Associated Press


Federal appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump travel ban

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court refused Thursday to reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, unanimously rejecting the ...

February 09, 2017 | By SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump: Allow people in who 'want to love' US

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - President Donald Trump vowed Monday to allow only people who "want to love our country" into the United States, defending ...

February 06, 2017 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press | Associated Press


Growing number of women leading US police departments

LOS ANGELES - When Anne Kirkpatrick took the helm at the scandal-ridden Oakland Police Department, she inherited an agency that the city's mayor likened to ...

February 06, 2017 | By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press | Associated Press


Researchers create weapons in battle against fake news

NEW YORK - The fight against fake news is not just being waged by Google, Facebook and big media companies.

February 06, 2017 | By BARBARA ORTUTAY Associated Press | Associated Press


Super Bowl advertisers tread carefully

NEW YORK - Super Bowl advertisers are treading carefully this year to avoid alienating customers as a divisive political climate takes some of the buzz away ...

February 04, 2017 | By MAE ANDERSON AP Business Writer | Associated Press


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