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Zimbabwe devalues currency; 10B becomes 1 dollar

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe will drop 10 zeros from its hyper-inflated currency - turning 10 billion dollars into one - the country's reserve bank said Wednesday. President Robert Mugabe threatened a state of emergency if businesses profiteer from the country's economic and political unraveling.

August 14, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Top UK court allows extradition of hacker to US

LONDON - Some call it the biggest hack of military computers; perhaps it was just a big embarrassment.

August 14, 2008 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


30 killed as fighting escalates in Pakistan valley

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Pakistani troops battled Islamic militants in a valley near the Afghan border Wednesday, killing 25 insurgents and losing five soldiers as escalating combat threatened the new government's policy of offering peace to pro-Taliban groups.

August 14, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi parliament calls session on Kirkuk

BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament went into summer recess Wednesday without resolving key disputes holding up this year's provincial elections, forcing the speaker to announce a special session to discuss a power-sharing formula for the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.

August 14, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Karadzic in UN custody in Netherlands

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has Radovan Karadzic in custody, 13 years after indicting the Bosnian Serb leader on genocide charges.

August 14, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Turkish ruling party narrowly avoids ban

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Turkey's top court on Wednesday narrowly decided against banning the ruling party over accusations that it was steering the country toward Islamic rule, preserving a government locked in a power struggle with the secular elite.

August 14, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Experts: Indian police struggle to halt bombings

AHMADABAD, India - It's a cycle India has seen repeated 13 times in nearly three years: Bombs are planted where they can kill as many people as possible. Investigations follow, memories fade and months later, bombs explode in another city.

August 13, 2008 | By MATTHEW ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Militants capture 25 Pakistani security personnel

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Islamic militants seized a security post in Pakistan's troubled northwest Tuesday, capturing at least 25 police and troops in a raid that underscored the government's weak grip on territory near the Afghan border.

August 13, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Medic: Boy killed by Israeli fire in West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Israeli gunfire killed a 10-year-old Palestinian boy Tuesday during a confrontation between troops and stone-throwers in a West Bank village, medics and witnesses said.

August 13, 2008 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


7 Bosnian Serbs guilty of genocide in Srebrenica

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - The Bosnian war crimes court convicted seven Bosnian Serbs of genocide Tuesday in the 1995 massacre of Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica and handed down prison sentences ranging from 38 to 42 years. Four others were acquitted.

August 13, 2008 | By AIDA CERKEZ-ROBINSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Beijing air improves with wind and rain

BEIJING - Environmental officials say their efforts are starting to clear the haze above Beijing, while strong wind and some rain have also raised hopes of blue skies when the Olympic Games start in just over a week.

August 13, 2008 | By HENRY SANDERSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Indonesia: Asian militants sought al-Qaida funds

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Two alleged Indonesian terror leaders were headed to Iraq to seek help from al-Qaida, according to a seized laptop that indicates regional militants are cash-strapped but determined to rebuild international links, security officials say.

August 13, 2008 | By CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thousands of Serb extremists rally in Belgrade for war crimes suspect Karadzic

BELGRADE, Serbia - Singing nationalist songs and waving posters of their ''Serb Hero,'' thousands of Serb extremists protested Tuesday in downtown Belgrade against the government's plans to extradite ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to the U.N. war crimes tribunal.

August 13, 2008 | By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


‘Martyrs’ List’ tallies Mahdi Army’s troubles

BAGHDAD - Loyalists within Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's militia network call it the ''martyrs' list,'' and it's long and growing: At least three dozen senior members killed in slayings or fighting since last summer and nearly 60 others detained.

August 13, 2008 | By BRIAN MURPHY and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mbeki upbeat on Zimbabwe power-sharing talks despite reported disagreements

HARARE, Zimbabwe - South African President Thabo Mbeki insisted Tuesday that talks in Pretoria aimed at building a power-sharing government to resolve Zimbabwe's deadly political crisis were going well, despite reports of disagreements.

August 13, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW 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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