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Dubai goes from business to music mecca

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Those who fetch $130 for a barrel of oil can call the tune these days. And it seems the tune is becoming so catchy that even Madonna, the original Material Girl, might be singing soon in this rich Gulf city-state.

June 13, 2008 | By BARBARA SURK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


First tropical storm of Pacific season lashes Central America with rain, winds

MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Tropical Storm Alma lashed the coast of Central America with heavy rains and high winds on Thursday after becoming the first such storm of the eastern Pacific season.

June 13, 2008 | By FILADELFO ALEMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN chief walked diplomatic tightrope with junta

BANGKOK, Thailand - No mention of Myanmar's detained pro-democracy leader. No talk of holding a controversial vote despite a catastrophic cyclone. Not a word about the military regime's history of human rights abuses.

June 13, 2008 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chemical fire, rain hamper China quake recovery

CHENGDU, China - A stockpile of chemicals being used to disinfect an earthquake-shattered Chinese town ignited Thursday and injured scores of soldiers doing relief work, adding to a day of problems for urgent recovery efforts.

June 13, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


3 shark attacks have Mexico resort area in panic

ZIHUATANEJO, Mexico - No one could even remember a shark attack along this resort-studded stretch of Mexican coast popular with surfers and Hollywood's elite. Many of the large predators had been pulled from the ocean by fishermen.

June 12, 2008 | By ALEXANDRA OLSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sunnis suspend talks with Iraqi government

BAGHDAD - Iraq's largest Sunni Arab political bloc said Wednesday it has suspended talks on ending its boycott of the Shiite-led government due to a dispute over which positions it would assume, the head of the bloc said Wednesday.

June 12, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China: Rebuilding after quake will be ’arduous’

CHENGDU, China - Rebuilding China's devastated earthquake zone will be a long and arduous process, the government warned Wednesday in a signal to millions of survivors living in tents that there will be no quick return to normalcy from their upturned lives.

June 12, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


French court convicts man of killing 7 females

CHARLEVILLE-MEZIERES, France - A man accused of seeking young virgins to rape and kill was convicted Wednesday of seven murders and sentenced to life in prison.

June 12, 2008 | By PIERRE-ANTOINE SOUCHARD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


South African government looking for shelters for foreigners fleeing anti-immigrant violence

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Foreigners fleeing their homes in the face of anti-immigrant violence must be housed in better facilities - but the shelters must not become permanent, government officials said Wednesday.

June 12, 2008 | By CELEAN JACOBSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Goodall appeals for animal testing ban

BRUSSELS, Belgium - World-famous primate expert Jane Goodall and other scientists appealed to European Union officials Wednesday to do more to end the testing of animals for science and medical research.

June 12, 2008 | By CONSTANT BRAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Treaty to ban cluster bombs within 8 years

DUBLIN, Ireland - Diplomats say more than 100 nations have reached agreement on a treaty that would ban current designs of cluster bombs.

June 12, 2008 | By SHAWN POGATCHNIK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cyclone survivors victimized by Myanmar soldiers

PYAPON, Myanmar - It's not much, but the flimsy bamboo lean-to on the side of the road is all Aye Shwe has to keep his family dry. They lost their home to the cyclone and may soon be uprooted again - this time by soldiers ordering them to leave.

June 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Nepal’s lawmakers abolish the country’s monarchy

KATMANDU, Nepal - Nepal's lawmakers abolished the monarchy and declared the country a republic Wednesday, ending 239 years of royal rule in the Himalayan nation.

June 12, 2008 | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Lebanese president reappoints prime minister

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's new president on Wednesday asked outgoing Prime Minister Fuad Saniora to form a new Cabinet despite reservations by the Hezbollah-led opposition.

June 12, 2008 | By HUSSEIN DAKROUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israeli defense chief: Olmert must step down

JERUSALEM - Israel's powerful defense minister on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to step down amid a burgeoning corruption scandal and threatened to bring down the government if the Israeli leader does not comply.

June 12, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Cruz's 2016 strategy focuses on turning out white voters

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Ted Cruz has mapped out a path to the White House that all but ignores the explosion of minority voters in America.

February 05, 2016 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Tennessee lawmakers approve 'atomic bomb of politics'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee lawmakers on Thursday joined four other states in calling for a national convention on amending the U.S. Constitution to bring about ...

February 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia House panel backs 'Pastor Protection' legislation

ATLANTA - Georgia law doesn't require religious officials to perform same-sex marriages, and a bill making that clear is moving through the Georgia House.

February 04, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


Cruz tops Trump in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party's leaders, swept to victory in Iowa's Republican caucuses ...

February 01, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press | Associated Press


WHO declares global emergency over Zika virus spread

GENEVA - The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the explosive spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in ...

February 01, 2016 | By JAMEY KEATEN and MARIA CHENG Associated Press | Associated Press


1 million face loss of food aid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - More than 1 million low-income residents in 21 states could soon lose their government food stamps if they fail to meet work ...

January 30, 2016 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Ammon Bundy urges last refuge occupiers to go home

BURNS, Ore. - A day after eight members of an armed anti-government group were arrested, their jailed leader on Wednesday urged a handful of remaining militants ...

January 27, 2016 | By KEITH RIDLER and TERRENCE PETTY | Associated Press


Justices extend bar on automatic life terms for teens

WASHINGTON - More than 1,000 prison inmates, some behind bars more than 50 years for murders they committed as teenagers, will get a chance to ...

January 25, 2016 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Big blizzard shuts down Northeast

NEW YORK - A blizzard with hurricane-force winds brought much of the East Coast to a standstill Saturday, dumping as much as 3 feet of snow ...

January 23, 2016 | By JESSICA GRESKO and SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Will tumbling oil prices help energize spending?

WASHINGTON - Sinking oil prices have cratered the stock market. But a silver lining could appear eventually.

January 21, 2016 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


NOAA, NASA: 2015 was Earth's hottest

WASHINGTON - Last year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record - it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust.

January 20, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science writer | Associated Press


IRS warns of telephone tax scams

WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department has a message for taxpayers getting calls from the IRS demanding immediate payment: Hang up.

January 19, 2016 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Researchers confirm site of hangings for Salem witch trials

SALEM, Mass. - A team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the exact site where 19 innocent people were hanged during ...

January 15, 2016 | By MARK PRATT and RODRIQUE NGOWI Associated Press | Associated Press


Launching cancer moonshot, Biden says politics impeding cure

PHILADELPHIA - Vice President Joe Biden launched a "moonshot" initiative Friday to hasten a cure for cancer, aiming to use his final year in office to ...

January 15, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and KATHY MATHESON Associated Press | Associated Press


What's next for lucky Powerball winners?

MUNFORD, Tenn. - If they're wise, the three mystery winners of the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot will talk seriously with experts in tax ...

January 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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