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Conditions in Myanmar starker than portrayed

YANGON, Myanmar - A rare bird's-eye look at Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta shows the devastation still left from Cyclone Nargis - broken levies, flooded farm roads, the shattered remains of bamboo huts and trees strewn like matchsticks along the coast.

August 22, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Mauritania army stages coup; junta takes charge

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania - Army officers upset with the president's overtures toward Islamic hard-liners staged a coup in Mauritania on Wednesday, overthrowing the first government to be freely elected in this sprawling desert nation in more than 20 years.

August 21, 2008 | By AHMED MOHAMED and TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Olympics clean-up hides the real Beijing

EDITOR'S NOTE: Correspondent Anita Chang has been living in Beijing for more than a year. This is her account of massive changes across the city as it prepared to welcome visitors from around the world for the Olympics.

August 21, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US officials defend Iraqi budget surplus

BAGHDAD - Iraq is paying for more of its own reconstruction but is still struggling to spend its multibillion dollar surplus as it copes with a flood of oil revenue and a cumbersome approval process meant to curb corruption, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

August 21, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush says US firmly opposed to China’s repression

BANGKOK, Thailand - With all eyes on Beijing, President Bush bluntly told China that America stands in ''firm opposition'' to the way the communist government represses its own people, a rebuke delivered from the heart of Asia on the cusp of the Olympic Games.

August 21, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Helicopter rescues last survivor of K2 tragedy

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The frostbitten last survivor of the mountaineering disaster that killed 11 people on the world's second-highest peak was plucked off K2 on Wednesday and taken to a military hospital, a Pakistani army spokesman said.

August 21, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


DNA tests to study mummy fetuses in King Tut tomb

CAIRO, Egypt - Egyptian scientists are carrying out DNA tests on two mummified fetuses found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun to determine whether they are the young pharaoh's offspring, the antiquities authority said Wednesday.

August 21, 2008 | By SALAH NASRAWI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi parliament fails to agree on elections law

BAGHDAD - Iraqi lawmakers adjourned for the month Wednesday after failing to agree on a provincial election law, casting doubt on whether U.S.-backed balloting can be held in the country's 18 provinces this year.

August 21, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Military jury convicts bin Laden’s ex-driver

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A jury of six U.S. military officers convicted Osama bin Laden's former driver of supporting terrorism Wednesday, but cleared him of conspiracy charges in the first war crimes trial at Guantanamo Bay.

August 21, 2008 | By MIKE MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Indicted Sudanese president seeks help from rivals

KHARTOUM, Sudan - Rivals of Sudan's president are pressing him to make concessions at home and abroad in a bid to ward off international charges he ordered genocide in Darfur, a case they fear could wreck peace efforts and even plunge the country into civil war.

August 21, 2008 | By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP IMPACT: Harsh justice under resurgent Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan - As the two women hunkered down in the dark, enveloped in blue burqas, they thought the gun-toting Taliban might free them despite accusations they had run a prostitution ring for a U.S. base.

August 21, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US officials defend Iraqi budget surplus

BAGHDAD - Iraq is paying for more of its own reconstruction but is still struggling to spend its multibillion dollar surplus as it copes with a flood of oil revenue and a cumbersome approval process meant to curb corruption, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

August 21, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Italian reaches base camp after tragedy on K2

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The last survivor of the deadliest mountaineering disaster to hit K2 limped into base camp with frostbitten feet Tuesday, but thick clouds threatened to keep him on the mountain for at least another night.

August 20, 2008 | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China tries to shrug off deadly attack

KASHGAR, China - Blood was washed off the road. Debris was cleared away. And authorities said peace had been restored Tuesday in China's restive Muslim region where 16 police were killed in an attack that may have been timed to overshadow Olympic celebrations.

August 20, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police fire water cannon at Bush protesters

SEOUL, South Korea - Police fired water cannons at thousands of protesters Tuesday as President Bush got a volatile reception in South Korea at the start of his three-nation Asian trip.

August 20, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Consumers mull options as health law drama fades

As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next ...

March 25, 2017 | By TOM MURPHY AP Health Writer | Associated Press


Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. - The wounded warrior is now a cop - and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs.

March 24, 2017 | By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


No repeal for 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON - In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became ...

March 24, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


No repeal for 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON - In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became ...

March 24, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Study: DNA typos help fuel cancer

WASHINGTON - Cancer patients often wonder "why me?" Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too ...

March 23, 2017 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Accelerated executions in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - After nearly a dozen years without an execution, Arkansas is racing to put eight men to death next month over a 10-day ...

March 21, 2017 | By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press | Associated Press


Comey: FBI probing Trump-Russia links

WASHINGTON - The FBI is investigating whether Donald Trump's associates coordinated with Russian officials in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election, Director James ...

March 20, 2017 | By ERIC TUCKER and EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Who's the happiest?

OSLO, Norway - If you want to pursue happiness, grab a winter coat.

March 20, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN and DAVID KEYTON Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump budget clouds Public Broadcasting Act's 50th year

LOS ANGELES - The federal act that created public broadcasting is marking its 50th year, but if President Donald Trump has his way it could be ...

March 18, 2017 | By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer | Associated Press


Cholesterol drug cuts heart risks

A long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious problems by 15 to 20 percent in a big ...

March 17, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Trump announces challenge to fuel standards

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that the administration will re-examine federal requirements governing the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks, moving forcefully ...

March 15, 2017 | By JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump White House sees 'deep state' behind leaks, opposition

NEW YORK - The White House and its allies are stepping up their attacks on a foe typically associated with fragile democracies, military coups and spy ...

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


'A real kick in the rear'

NEW YORK - A blustery late-season storm plastered the Northeast with sleet and snow Tuesday, paralyzing much of the Washington-to-Boston corridor after a stretch of unusually ...

March 14, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG and DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | Associated Press


Loud sound may pose more harm than we thought

NEW YORK - Matt Garlock has trouble making out what his friends say in loud bars, but when he got a hearing test, the result was ...

March 14, 2017 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Congress' analysts: Millions to lose coverage under GOP health bill

WASHINGTON - Fourteen million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation's health care system, and that number would balloon ...

March 13, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Associated Press


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