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Russian journalist’s funeral turns into a protest

MOSCOW - More than 1,000 angry mourners turned the funeral for a journalist critical of Russia's government into a demonstration Monday, accusing police of lying when they said he was accidentally shot by an officer.

September 16, 2008 | By MANSUR MIROVALEV Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Blast rocks Sri Lanka’s capital, wounding 45

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A bomb blast blamed on separatist Tamil Tigers wounded 45 people in Sri Lanka's capital Saturday, while renewed fighting in the embattled north killed 19 rebels and six soldiers, the military said.

September 14, 2008 | By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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


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Charlottesville victim's mother urges 'righteous action'

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The mother of the young woman mowed down while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville urged mourners at a memorial service Wednesday ...

August 16, 2017 | By BRIAN WITTE and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Express Scripts to limit opioids

ST. LOUIS - The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part ...

August 16, 2017 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press | Associated Press


Express Scripts to limit opioids

ST. LOUIS - The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part ...

August 16, 2017 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press | Associated Press


Scientists: Lightning is zapping fewer Americans, not more

WASHINGTON - Lightning - once one of nature's biggest killers -is claiming far fewer lives in the United States, mostly because we've learned to get ...

August 15, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Defiant Trump insists anew: Blame both sides for violence

NEW YORK - Combative and insistent, President Donald Trump declared anew Tuesday "there is blame on both sides" for the deadly violence last weekend in Charlottesville ...

August 15, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JULIE PACE Associated Press | Associated Press


Bowing to pressure, Trump denounces hate groups by name

WASHINGTON - Bowing to pressure from right and left, President Donald Trump condemned white supremacist groups by name on Monday, declaring "racism is evil" after two ...

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


Many Americans find their workplace hostile or threatening

WASHINGTON - The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile.

August 14, 2017 | By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Officials: White nationalist rally linked to 3 deaths

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person ...

August 12, 2017 | By SARAH RANKIN Associated Press | Associated Press


2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normal

WASHINGTON - Last year's global weather was far more extreme or record breaking than anything approaching normal, according to a new report.

August 10, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


American flight underscores hazards posed by turbulence

DALLAS - At some point during many flights, the captain will calmly announce that there could be some bumps ahead and so passengers must be seated ...

August 09, 2017 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer | Associated Press


Study boosts hope of 'liquid biopsies' for cancer screening

Scientists have the first major evidence that blood tests called liquid biopsies hold promise for screening people for cancer. Hong Kong doctors tried it for ...

August 09, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Trump warns N. Korea of 'fire and fury'

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. - President Donald Trump threatened North Korea "with fire and fury like the world has never seen" on Tuesday after suggestions the communist ...

August 08, 2017 | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Ongoing health crisis in Appalachia

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Placing much of the blame on smoking, a study chronicling the ongoing health crisis in Appalachia has concluded that the 13-state region suffers ...

August 08, 2017 | By ADAM BEAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Report reveals underground haven for heroin, drug users in US

NEW YORK - A safe haven where drug users inject themselves with heroin and other drugs has been quietly operating in the United States for the ...

August 08, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Trump: My base is stronger than ever

WASHINGTON - After six months of infighting, investigations and legislative failures, President Donald Trump is trying to combat new signs of weakness in his Republican base ...

August 08, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


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