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Fires expose troubles at French immigrant lockups

PARIS - Two French holding centers for illegal immigrants have been set ablaze in recent weeks, ratcheting up tensions over tough new immigration policies that France wants to spread Europe-wide.

August 23, 2008 | By ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Politics, pageantry blend for Bush at Olympics

BEIJING - President Bush, the first U.S. president to attend an Olympics abroad, blended political messages for China and Russia with high fives and hugs for American athletes Friday.

August 23, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Baghdad zoo welcomes pair of US-donated tiger cubs

BAGHDAD - The Baghdad Zoo on Friday welcomed a pair of rare Bengal tiger cubs that were donated by a North Carolina animal sanctuary despite protests by animal rights activists.

August 23, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China opens its long-sought Olympics spectacularly

BEIJING - China didn't just walk onto the world stage. It soared over it.

August 23, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


After rebuke, Bush eager to embrace Olympics

BEIJING - President Bush's Olympic odyssey started with a game of political one-upmanship Thursday, as his blunt critique of the host country prompted China to warn the U.S. president to stop meddling in its business.

August 22, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kurdish rebels say they sabotaged Turkey pipeline

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Kurdish separatist rebels claimed responsibility Thursday for sabotaging a critical Turkish pipeline, helping push global oil prices back above $120 per barrel.

August 22, 2008 | By C. ONUR ANT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sad summer: Economic woes hit European vacations

PARIS - It's the Paris version of the ''staycation'': Marc des Bouillons lounged in a beach chair with a book, surrounded by women in bikinis, ice cream stands, a DJ spinning summer tunes and kids running amok.

August 22, 2008 | By ANGELA DOLAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US seeks at least 30 years for bin Laden driver

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - Salim Hamdan pleaded with a military jury to spare him from a life in prison, apologizing Thursday for the ''innocent people'' who died in the Sept. 11 attacks and saying he worked as Osama bin Laden's driver only because he needed a job.

August 22, 2008 | By MIKE MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kenya, Tanzania mark decade since US embassy bombs

NAIROBI, Kenya - Douglas Sidialo woke up in a Nairobi hospital 10 years ago, devastated to find he had been blinded by flying glass after al-Qaida bombed the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

August 22, 2008 | By TOM MALITI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


French troops sent to troubled Afghan region

KABUL, Afghanistan - Hundreds of French troops have deployed to train and mentor Afghan security forces in a key southern province wracked by the Taliban-led insurgency, NATO said Thursday.

August 22, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqis: US, Iraq close to deal

BAGHDAD - Two Iraqi officials say the U.S. and Iraq are close to a deal under which all American combat troops would leave by October 2010 with remaining U.S. forces gone about three years later.

August 22, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US nuclear submarine leaked radiation over 2 years

TOKYO - An American nuclear-powered submarine leaked radiation for more than two years, releasing the bulk of the material in its home port of Guam and at Pearl Harbor, Japanese and U.S. officials said Thursday.

August 22, 2008 | By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Conditions in Myanmar starker than portrayed

YANGON, Myanmar - A rare bird's-eye look at Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta shows the devastation still left from Cyclone Nargis - broken levies, flooded farm roads, the shattered remains of bamboo huts and trees strewn like matchsticks along the coast.

August 22, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Mauritania army stages coup; junta takes charge

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania - Army officers upset with the president's overtures toward Islamic hard-liners staged a coup in Mauritania on Wednesday, overthrowing the first government to be freely elected in this sprawling desert nation in more than 20 years.

August 21, 2008 | By AHMED MOHAMED and TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Olympics clean-up hides the real Beijing

EDITOR'S NOTE: Correspondent Anita Chang has been living in Beijing for more than a year. This is her account of massive changes across the city as it prepared to welcome visitors from around the world for the Olympics.

August 21, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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23 million more uninsured with GOP health bill, analysts say

WASHINGTON - The health care bill Republicans recently pushed through the House would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance and confront others who have costly ...

May 24, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Associated Press


Investigators explore bomber's links to larger network

LONDON - British investigators are hunting for potential conspirators linked to the bombing that killed 22 people in a search that is exploring the possibility that ...

May 24, 2017 | By PAISLEY DODDS and MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump budget keeps pledges

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump fulfilled a major campaign promise Tuesday, proposing a $4.1 trillion budget plan that would upend Washington in a big way ...

May 23, 2017 | By ANDREW TAYLOR and MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press | Associated Press


Warning of "imminent" attack, Britain raises threat level

MANCHESTER, England - As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain's prime minister warned another attack could be "imminent," thousands of people ...

May 23, 2017 | By JILL LAWLESS, ROB HARRIS and SYLVIA HUI Associated Press | Associated Press


Using medication to prevent opioid addiction relapse

CHICAGO - Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery: Does treating opioid addiction with ...

May 22, 2017 | By CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top after 146 years

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - With laughter, hugs and tears - and the requisite death-defying stunts - the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus received its final standing ovation ...

May 22, 2017 | | Associated Press


Report: FBI probe moves into White House

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats last week his firing of "nut job" James Comey had eased the pressure on him, even as the ...

May 19, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks

NEW YORK - A man steered his car onto a sidewalk running through the heart of Times Square and mowed down pedestrians for three blocks Thursday ...

May 18, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG and TOM HAYS Associated Press | Associated Press


Few doctors discuss cancer costs with patients, study finds

Most doctors did not discuss the cost of cancer treatment with patients, spent less than two minutes on it when they did, and usually did ...

May 17, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Study: Bullying persists in school

WASHINGTON - One in every 5 middle and high school students has complained of being bullied at school and the number of reports of sexual assault ...

May 16, 2017 | By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press | Associated Press


Ransomware attack circles globe

LONDON - A global "ransomware" cyberattack, unprecedented in scale, had technicians scrambling to restore Britain's crippled hospital network Saturday and secure the computers that run ...

May 13, 2017 | By SYLVIA HUI, ALLEN G. BREED and JIM HEINTZ Associated Press | Associated Press


"Don't call me Caitlyn"

WASHINGTON - Don't call me Caitlyn.

May 12, 2017 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Hinting at secret tapes, Trump warns ousted FBI director

WASHINGTON - Raging against a political firestorm, President Donald Trump on Friday shot a sharp warning at his ousted FBI director about possible "tapes" of their ...

May 12, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE, JAKE PEARSON and JULIE PACE Associated Press | Associated Press


Pastors divided over politics in the pulpit

MINNEAPOLIS - President Donald Trump's order to ease limits on political activity by religious organizations is being met with both enthusiasm and dread from religious ...

May 08, 2017 | By AMY FORLITI Associated Press | Associated Press


Online suicide

ATLANTA - The alarming video of a Georgia teenager livestreaming her own suicide attempt stayed up long enough on Facebook Live for sheriff's deputies to ...

May 08, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Associated Press


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