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Chinese troops blast debris to drain quake lake

QINGLIAN, China - An additional 120 troops were sent Monday to help soldiers with explosives and anti-tank weapons blast rocks and mud slowing the drainage of a still-rising lake that threatened to flood more than 1 million people downstream.

June 24, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN steps up aid delivery in battered Myanmar delta

YANGON, Myanmar - U.N. helicopters loaded with relief supplies reached areas of Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta Monday that have been cut off from regular aid since a devastating cyclone five weeks ago, an official said.

June 24, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Attacker in Tokyo foretold mayhem in messages

TOKYO - As mourners, some weeping, piled Japanese comics, flowers and other mementoes at the scene of a deadly stabbing rampage, the government Monday sought to impose tighter controls over large knives and provide better security in public places.

June 24, 2008 | By JAY ALABASTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rights group calls for intervention in Zimbabwe

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa- With just three weeks until a presidential runoff, a leading human rights organization said Monday that the African Union must push longtime Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe to end political violence.

June 24, 2008 | By DONNA BRYSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Saudi to tackle high oil prices

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia- Saudi Arabia will call for a summit between oil producing countries and consumer states to discuss soaring energy prices, Information and Culture Minister Iyad Madani said Monday.

June 24, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Stocks mixed after last week’s sell-off

NEW YORK - Wall Street traded mixed Monday as an oil price pullback encouraged investors to search for bargain stocks, particularly among blue-chip companies, after last week's hefty losses.

June 24, 2008 | By MADLEN READ | Associated Press


Oil producers urged to boost output as prices soar

AOMORI, Japan - Leading energy-consuming nations urged oil producers Saturday to boost their output to counter soaring prices threatening the world economy, while they pledged to develop clean energy technologies and improve efficiency.

June 22, 2008 | By JOSEPH COLEMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi PM in Tehran for talks with Iranian leaders

TEHRAN, Iran - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was in Tehran Saturday for talks that are expected to focus on a proposed U.S.-Iraq security agreement that Iran fears will keep the American military in neighboring Iraq for years.

June 22, 2008 | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Water drains from earthquake-formed lake in China

MIANYANG, China - Water poured from a massive lake formed by China's deadly earthquake in a carefully engineered diversion Saturday to ease the threat of flooding for a million people in the sprawling disaster zone.

June 22, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe opposition says court allows rallies

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's opposition will hold rallies in the capital Sunday following a favorable court ruling, an official said Saturday, with only weeks to go before its leader faces longtime President Robert Mugabe in a runoff.

June 22, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israelis, Palestinians to start writing peace pact

JERUSALEM - Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to start drafting sections of a proposed peace accord that address the main issues of their conflict, the chief Palestinian negotiator said.

June 22, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Assailants attack home of Kosovo’s prime minister; his is away and family is safe

PRISTINA, Kosovo - Armed assailants trying to break into the home of Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci exchanged fire with guards, but the leader was away and his family was not hurt, police said Saturday.

June 22, 2008 | By NEBI QENA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


South Korea says Bush pledges to prevent US beef exports from older cattle

SEOUL, South Korea - President Bush pledged Saturday to come up with measures to ensure that beef from older cattle - considered at greater risk of mad cow disease - is not exported to South Korea, Seoul's presidential office said.

June 22, 2008 | By JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Car bombings in Baghdad leave at least 6 dead

BAGHDAD - A suicide car bomb and another car packed with explosives targeted Iraqi police patrols Saturday on opposite sides of Baghdad, killing at least six people, police said.

June 22, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


9/11 suspects reject Gitmo lawyers

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - The accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks said he welcomed martyrdom at U.S. hands, as he and four codefendants faced trial for war crimes without the benefit of lawyers.

June 21, 2008 | By ANDREW O. SELSKY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Clinton, Trump roll on with wins

PHILADELPHIA - Donald Trump swept all five Republican primaries Tuesday, a commanding showing across the Northeast that kept the Republican front-runner on his narrow path to ...

April 26, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Attorney general to governors: Make it easier for ex-cons to get IDs

WASHINGTON - States should make it easier for convicted felons to obtain state-issued identification after they get out of prison, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Monday ...

April 25, 2016 | | Associated Press


Prince, hugely inventive, influential musician, dead at 57

CHANHASSEN, Minn. - Prince could play guitar like Carlos Santana or Jimi Hendrix, sing like James Brown, turn out pop melodies worthy of Motown or lay ...

April 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Tubman to be new face of $20 bill

WASHINGTON - Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist who was born a slave, will stand with George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin among the iconic faces ...

April 20, 2016 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump, Clinton triumph on home turf

NEW YORK - Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept to victory with ease in Tuesday's New York primary, with Trump bouncing back from a ...

April 19, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE | Associated Press


Study: Pancreas cell transplants can help with severe diabetes

WASHINGTON - Transplants of insulin-producing pancreas cells are a long-hoped-for treatment for diabetes - and a new study shows they can protect the most seriously ill patients ...

April 18, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


We all lie, scientists say

WASHINGTON - This is the season of lies.

April 18, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Poll: Americans happy at home, upset with government

CHICAGO - All that talk of an angry America?

April 16, 2016 | By TAMMY WEBBER and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


'Made in the USA' or lower prices?

WASHINGTON - The vast majority of Americans say they prefer lower prices instead of paying a premium for items labeled "Made in the USA," even if ...

April 14, 2016 | By JOSH BOAK and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Painkiller critics take aim at hospital surveys, procedures

WASHINGTON - Critics of how prescription painkillers are administered in the U.S. are calling on health officials to phase out hospital procedures and questionnaires used ...

April 13, 2016 | By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer | Associated Press


Poll: Republicans not itching for a convention fight

WASHINGTON - Most Republican voters think the candidate with the most delegates heading into the party's convention in July should ultimately emerge as the GOP ...

April 12, 2016 | By EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Planet hunter cheats death

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - To astronomers' relief, NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has won another reprieve.

April 11, 2016 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press


The problem of tainted water

TOLEDO, Ohio - Responding to the crisis in Flint, Michigan, school officials across the country are testing classroom sinks and cafeteria faucets for lead, trying to ...

April 09, 2016 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press | Associated Press


Poll: 55 percent have negative opinion of Clinton

WASHINGTON - In any other election year, more than half the country holding an unfavorable impression of a candidate for president would be cause for alarm.

April 08, 2016 | By LISA LERER and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Cruz, Sanders emerge victorious in Wisconsin primaries

MILWAUKEE - Republican Ted Cruz stormed to a commanding victory in Wisconsin Tuesday, denting front-runner Donald Trump's chances of capturing the GOP nomination before the ...

April 05, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and SCOTT BAUER The Associated Press | Associated Press


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