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Sadrists accuse Iraqi gov’t of targeting movement

BAGHDAD - Followers of Muqtada al-Sadr accused the government Saturday of targeting their political movement as security forces arrested 20 policemen linked to the anti-American cleric.

July 06, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Shell shuts down Nigerian oil field after attack

LAGOS, Nigeria - Royal Dutch Shell said it shut down production from an offshore oil field that produces about 200,000 barrels per day after the most powerful militant group in Nigeria launched an attack on an installation there Thursday.

July 04, 2008 | By EDWARD HARRIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq nears first major oil service deals

BAGHDAD - Iraq is close to signing oil service deals with several major Western oil companies in an effort to boost its output capacity, the country's oil ministry said Thursday - the first major Iraqi contracts with big Western companies since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.

July 04, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe opposition reports 4 activists killed

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Four opposition party activists were killed and three homes firebombed near the capital as militants linked to the ruling party and army continued a campaign of intimidation ahead of a runoff election, the opposition said Thursday.

July 04, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gaza truce takes hold, skepticism abounds

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Guns went quiet as a six-month truce between Israel and Gaza Strip militants took effect early Thursday, but there was widespread skepticism about its ability to hold.

July 04, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cuban immigrants reach Texas after being snatched by gunmen in Mexico

MEXICO CITY - Mexican officials said Thursday that at least 18 Cubans have reached Texas more than a week after masked gunmen hijacked an immigration bus in southern Mexico and seized them.

July 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Afghan official: Taliban routed near Kandahar

ARGHANDAB, Afghanistan - A swift offensive by Afghan and NATO forces has driven Taliban militants from a strategic group of villages outside southern Afghanistan's largest city and killed 56 insurgents, Afghan officials said Thursday.

July 04, 2008 | By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mexico pursues appeal to stay executions in US

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Mexico made an emergency appeal to the U.N.'s highest court Thursday to block the execution of its citizens on death row in the U.S.

July 04, 2008 | By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


SKorean president: No older US beef

SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean President Lee Myung-bak pledged to keep U.S. beef out of South Korea unless Washington agrees to ban meat from older cattle, seeking Thursday to defuse a political crisis sparked by health concerns that has derailed his plan to boost U.S. ties and reinvigorate the economy.

July 04, 2008 | By KWANG-TAE KIM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Floodwaters start receding in southern China

GUANGZHOU, China - Floodwaters began receding Tuesday in parts of southern China after killing at least 63 people, swamping 2.5 million acres of farmland and causing billions of dollars in damage, the government said.

July 02, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Taliban prep for battle outside Kandahar

ARGHANDAB, Afghanistan - Taliban militants destroyed bridges and planted mines in several villages they control outside southern Afghanistan's largest city in apparent preparation for battle, residents and officials said Tuesday.

July 02, 2008 | By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Japan hangs 3 convicted murderers

TOKYO - A serial killer who mutilated the bodies of four young girls and reportedly drank the blood of one of his victims was among three convicted murderers executed in Japan on Tuesday for crimes an official called indescribably cruel.

July 02, 2008 | By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kidnappers extend deadline for talks to free Philippine journalists

MANILA, Philippines - Al-Qaida-linked militants extended a Tuesday deadline for a ransom payment to free a popular TV news anchor and her cameraman kidnapped in the southern Philippines, a negotiator said.

July 02, 2008 | By TERESA CEROJANO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan’s A.Q. Khan denies new nuke weapons claim

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The architect of Pakistan's nuclear program on Tuesday rejected a report alleging that his network may have shared blueprints for an advanced nuclear weapon with countries such as Iran and North Korea.

July 02, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hamas says it’s reached cease-fire with Israel

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gaza's Hamas rulers on Tuesday said they have reached a long-awaited cease-fire with Israel meant to end months of Palestinian assaults on Israeli border towns and bruising Israeli retaliation.

July 02, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Journey to Jupiter

LOS ANGELES - Jupiter takes center stage with the arrival next week of a NASA spacecraft built to peek through its thick, swirling clouds and map ...

June 30, 2016 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Study reveals suicides by job

NEW YORK - Farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen have the highest suicide rate in the U.S., while librarians and educators have the lowest, according to a ...

June 30, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


New laws on abortion set to take effect

New laws targeting abortion are set to take effect Friday in about one-fifth of the states, initiating another wave of restrictions just days after the ...

June 29, 2016 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Benghazi report concludes

WASHINGTON - House Republicans on Tuesday concluded their $7 million, two-year investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, with fresh accusations of lethal mistakes by ...

June 28, 2016 | By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press | Associated Press


Recovery underway in West Virginia

RAINELLE, W.Va. - When the torrential rains stopped in the tiny West Virginia town of Rainelle, the volunteers started showing up.

June 27, 2016 | By JOHN RABY and JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press | Associated Press


Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights in a quarter-century Monday, striking down Texas' widely replicated rules that sharply reduced abortion ...

June 27, 2016 | By MARK SHERMAN | Associated Press


Republican senator seeks bipartisan support for gun deal

WASHINGTON - A moderate Republican senator sought broad bipartisan support Tuesday for a compromise to block gun purchases by some suspected terrorists, a day after the ...

June 21, 2016 | By ALAN FRAM and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


911 call: Orlando gunman said he was Islamic soldier

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando gunman Omar Mateen identified himself as an Islamic soldier in calls with authorities during his rampage and warned a crisis negotiator that ...

June 20, 2016 | | Associated Press


Divided Senate hits gridlock on guns

WASHINGTON - A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns Monday, eight days after the horror of Orlando's mass shooting intensified pressure on ...

June 20, 2016 | By ALAN FRAM and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump to longtime campaign manager: You're fired

NEW YORK - Donald Trump abruptly fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Monday in a dramatic shake-up designed to calm panicked Republican leaders and

June 20, 2016 | By JILL COLVIN and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Obama embraces Orlando families

ORLANDO, Fla. - Embracing grieving Orlando families and appealing anew for national action, President Barack Obama claimed a threat to all Americans' security Thursday as a ...

June 16, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Orlando massacre aftermath: Stress counseling, huge investigation

ORLANDO, Fla.- Police offered stress counseling and debriefing Wednesday to the SWAT team and other officers who witnessed the nightclub carnage, as the FBI tried ...

June 15, 2016 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press | Associated Press


Body of boy snatched by gator found in Disney lagoon

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The body of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was snatched off a Walt Disney World beach by an alligator and dragged ...

June 15, 2016 | By JAY REEVES and TERRANCE HARRIS Associated Press | Associated Press


Southern Baptists condemn use of Confederate flag

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Southern Baptist Convention on Tuesday urged Christians to stop displaying the Confederate battle flag, recognizing that it is perceived by many as ...

June 14, 2016 | By TRAVIS LOLLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Reports: Orlando gunman led secret life as gay man

ORLANDO, Fla. - The murky picture of Orlando gunman Omar Mateen grew more complex Tuesday with word that the FBI is investigating whether he had been ...

June 14, 2016 | By JAY REEVES and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


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