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Iran bill to ease polygamy angers women

TEHRAN, Iran - A bill that would allow Iranian men to take additional wives without the consent of their first wife has angered women and the country's top justice official, who say it would undermine women's rights and could be a government attempt to more deeply enshrine its strict Islamic interpretation into law.

September 19, 2008 | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Congo army leaves national park, rebels stay

DAKAR, Senegal - More than 1,000 soldiers have left a national park that has been on the front lines of fighting in eastern Congo in a move the park director said was intended to preserve an environment that is home to endangered gorillas, hippos and active volcanoes.

September 18, 2008 | By TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan accuses US-led troops in civilian deaths

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - Helicopters ferried U.S.-led troops to a border village in a raid that left at least 15 people dead on Wednesday, including civilians, officials said. A Pakistani army spokesman said the attack was the first ever ground incursion by foreign forces on its territory and warned that it undermined efforts against terrorism.

September 18, 2008 | By ISHTIAQ MAHSUD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Somali insurgents vow more attacks during Ramadan

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somali insurgents vowed on Wednesday to intensify their attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, as the capital erupted in violence that forced residents to cower in their homes for hours.

September 18, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US troops mistakenly kill 6 Iraqis

BAGHDAD - U.S. troops on boats in the Tigris river mistakenly killed six Iraqis Wednesday in an exchange of fire between the two sides north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said.

September 18, 2008 | By ANNA JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Big turbine delivered to Afghan aid project

KABUL, Afghanistan - It was a weeklong journey through Afghanistan's most dangerous Taliban territory, dodging persistent attacks by insurgents and bumping over rough desert terrain riddled with mines.

September 18, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Nancy Pelosi visits Hiroshima atomic bomb memorial

HIROSHIMA, Japan - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday became the highest-ranking sitting American official to visit ground zero of the world's first atomic bombing.

September 17, 2008 | By TOMOKO A. HOSAKA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thai prime minister declares emergency in capital

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand's prime minister declared a state of emergency in the capital Bangkok on Tuesday after a week of political tension exploded into violent street clashes between supporters and opponents of the government that left one person dead.

September 17, 2008 | By JOCELYN GECKER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Smoking riskier to women’s hearts than men’s

MUNICH, Germany - Women typically get heart disease much later than men, but not if they smoke, researchers said Tuesday.

September 17, 2008 | By MARIA CHENG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Baghdad touched by war even as security takes hold

BAGHDAD - Salam Dawood sat in his car stuck in traffic. A mother and her two sons shuffled among the vehicles, begging for money when a roadside bomb exploded.

September 17, 2008 | By ANNA JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan politics testy ahead of presidential vote

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan prosecutors confirmed Tuesday they were pressing ahead with corruption cases against opposition leader Nawaz Sharif, a move his supporters said was aimed at further sidelining Sharif's party ahead of presidential elections.

September 17, 2008 | By ASIF SHAHZAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Indian military mounts mammoth flood rescue effort

SAHARSA DISTRICT, India - Hungry villagers rioted, desperate families swam for their lives and chaos spread across a wide swath of flooded plains in northern India Tuesday as authorities mounted one of the country's largest relief efforts.

September 17, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Putin vows ’an answer’ to NATO ships near Georgia

MOSCOW - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia will respond calmly to an increase in NATO ships in the Black Sea in the aftermath of the short war with Georgia, but promised that ''there will be an answer.''

September 17, 2008 | By MIKE ECKEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Japan PM resigns to avoid ‘political vacuum’

TOKYO - Japan's chronically unpopular prime minister abruptly resigned Monday after a yearlong struggle with a deadlocked parliament, leaving the weakened ruling party to grapple with a stalled economy and rising calls for snap elections.

September 16, 2008 | By JOSEPH COLEMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan claims victory in militant stronghold

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's army claimed Monday to have routed Taliban militants in a stronghold near the Afghan border but turned up no sign of Osama bin Laden or al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri.

September 16, 2008 | By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Maria's aftermath stuns Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rican officials rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam and said they could not ...

September 22, 2017 | By DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press


Mexico quake rescuers race to free girl, other survivors

MEXICO CITY - The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes among hundreds of ...

September 20, 2017 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, PETER ORSI and MARK STEVENSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Maria slams Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire ...

September 20, 2017 | By DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press


Caribbean braces as Maria grows to Category 4 storm

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Maria grew into an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm Monday as it barreled toward a potentially devastating collision with islands ...

September 19, 2017 | By DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press


Despite storms, coastal life booming

Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis ...

September 16, 2017 | By JEFF DONN AP National Writer | Associated Press


Irma claims dozens of lives across Caribbean, United States

As Irma's misery grows in scope and scale, so does its death toll. The storm, at one point the most powerful hurricane ever recorded ...

September 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Dangers after Irma: Chain saws, generators, heat, ladders

ATLANTA - Irma's deadly rampage is over but authorities say the risk of deaths and injuries rises significantly after natural disasters. The U.S. Centers ...

September 14, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


8 die at Florida nursing home in Irma's sweltering aftermath

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Eight patients at a sweltering nursing home died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning, raising fears Wednesday about the safety of ...

September 13, 2017 | By TIM REYNOLDS and TERRY SPENCER Associated Press | Associated Press


Study shows hormone pills don't shorten older women's lives

CHICAGO (AP) - Taking hormone pills for several years after menopause didn't shorten older women's lifespans, according to the longest follow-up yet of landmark ...

September 12, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Irma closes in with Tampa, not Miami, in the crosshairs

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Hurricane Irma's leading edges whipped palm trees and kicked up the surf as the storm spun toward Florida with 125 mph ...

September 09, 2017 | By JAY REEVES and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Equifax breach draws criticism from lawmakers

NEW YORK - There's no way around it: The news from credit reporting company Equifax that 143 million Americans had their information exposed is extremely ...

September 08, 2017 | By KEN SWEET AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Irma looms as the mythical 'Big One'

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - They call it the Big One - a mythic, massive hurricane that would obliterate the densely populated southeast coast. And it has long ...

September 07, 2017 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press | Associated Press


'This is a buzz saw'

MIAMI - Florida residents picked store shelves clean and long lines formed at gas pumps Wednesday as Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 monster with potentially catastrophic ...

September 06, 2017 | By JENNIFER KAY and GARY FINEOUT Associated Press | Associated Press


Irma nears Caribbean islands as Category 5 hurricane

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua - The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history bore down on the islands of the northeast Caribbean on Tuesday night ...

September 05, 2017 | By ANIKA KENTISH and DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump orders end to DACA program

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday began dismantling Barack Obama's program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country ...

September 05, 2017 | By JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


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