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China contains radiation in quake area

PENGZHOU, China - Emergency crews worked Friday to secure 15 sources of radiation buried in the rubble of China's devastating earthquake, the government said as it evacuated thousands of survivors downstream from rivers dammed by landslides.

June 07, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


5 Palestinian militants killed in strikes

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Clashes on Friday between Israeli troops and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip left five militants dead, further undermining efforts to bring a brief truce to the violence-wracked area.

June 07, 2008 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sunni preachers denounce Quran shooting by sniper

BAGHDAD - Sunni preachers on Friday denounced the shooting of a Quran, Islam's holy book, by a U.S. sniper in Iraq following a series of apologies by American commanders and President Bush.

June 07, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN chief: Myanmar will take relief aid

YANGON, Myanmar - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Myanmar's junta agreed Friday to allow all aid workers into the country but refused to let U.S., British and French warships dock with relief supplies.

June 07, 2008 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Election commission: Governing party on track for massive majority in Georgian parliament

TBILISI, Georgia - President Mikhail Saakashvili's party is on track for a huge majority in Georgia's Parliament, election officials said Friday. Bitter opponents said they may protest alleged fraud by refusing to take the seats they win.

June 07, 2008 | By MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


1 NATO soldier killed in Quran protest

KABUL, Afghanistan - Gunfire broke out Thursday at a protest in western Afghanistan against a U.S. sniper in Iraq who used a Quran for target practice. Officials said a NATO soldier and two civilians were killed.

June 06, 2008 | By ALISA TANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sweden releases nuclear sabotage suspects

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Two men arrested after an explosives scare at a Swedish nuclear plant were released Thursday and police said they were no longer considered a threat to the power station.

June 06, 2008 | By KARL RITTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Wedding photographer captures earthquake moments

BEIJING - The photographer was waiting for the bride and groom when the ground began shaking. Then they were enveloped in dust thrown up by the mighty earthquake, and the photographer kept shooting, documenting a remarkable wedding day.

June 06, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN chief sees devastated Myanmar delta

KYONDAH, Myanmar - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon surveyed devastated sections of Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta on Thursday and said he was very upset by the conditions of cyclone survivors.

June 06, 2008 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israelis express skepticism on Syria peace talks

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's dramatic announcement that he is negotiating a peace deal with Syria was greeted Thursday with overwhelming skepticism in Israel.

June 06, 2008 | By BETH MARLOWE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Palestinian suicide bomber attacks Gaza crossing

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A Palestinian suicide bomber detonated a truck loaded with tons of explosives early Thursday in an attempt to ram a crucial crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel, militants said. There were no casualties besides the bomber.

June 06, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US helicopter strike kills Iraqi children

BAGHDAD - A U.S. helicopter strike north of Baghdad killed eight civilians, including several children, an Iraqi police official said Thursday. The U.S. military said the assault targeted al-Qaida fighters but acknowledged that children died.

June 06, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHUDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Immigrants flee South Africa’s wave of violence

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Hundreds of terrified immigrants fled South Africa on Thursday from a wave of anti-foreigner violence that has killed at least 42 people and shredded the nation's reputation for economic and political stability.

June 06, 2008 | By DONNA BRYSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China says death toll in quake more than 51,000

BEICHUAN, China - China said the toll of dead and missing from last week's powerful earthquake jumped to more than 80,000, while the government appealed Thursday for millions of tents to shelter homeless survivors.

June 06, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Australian dilemma: too many kangaroos, too few devils

CANBERRA, Australia - Too many kangaroos, too few Tasmanian devils. Two of the country's beloved icons are challenging Australians' thinking on wildlife management.

June 05, 2008 | By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Cruz's 2016 strategy focuses on turning out white voters

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Ted Cruz has mapped out a path to the White House that all but ignores the explosion of minority voters in America.

February 05, 2016 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Tennessee lawmakers approve 'atomic bomb of politics'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee lawmakers on Thursday joined four other states in calling for a national convention on amending the U.S. Constitution to bring about ...

February 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia House panel backs 'Pastor Protection' legislation

ATLANTA - Georgia law doesn't require religious officials to perform same-sex marriages, and a bill making that clear is moving through the Georgia House.

February 04, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


Cruz tops Trump in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party's leaders, swept to victory in Iowa's Republican caucuses ...

February 01, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press | Associated Press


WHO declares global emergency over Zika virus spread

GENEVA - The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the explosive spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in ...

February 01, 2016 | By JAMEY KEATEN and MARIA CHENG Associated Press | Associated Press


1 million face loss of food aid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - More than 1 million low-income residents in 21 states could soon lose their government food stamps if they fail to meet work ...

January 30, 2016 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Ammon Bundy urges last refuge occupiers to go home

BURNS, Ore. - A day after eight members of an armed anti-government group were arrested, their jailed leader on Wednesday urged a handful of remaining militants ...

January 27, 2016 | By KEITH RIDLER and TERRENCE PETTY | Associated Press


Justices extend bar on automatic life terms for teens

WASHINGTON - More than 1,000 prison inmates, some behind bars more than 50 years for murders they committed as teenagers, will get a chance to ...

January 25, 2016 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Big blizzard shuts down Northeast

NEW YORK - A blizzard with hurricane-force winds brought much of the East Coast to a standstill Saturday, dumping as much as 3 feet of snow ...

January 23, 2016 | By JESSICA GRESKO and SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Will tumbling oil prices help energize spending?

WASHINGTON - Sinking oil prices have cratered the stock market. But a silver lining could appear eventually.

January 21, 2016 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


NOAA, NASA: 2015 was Earth's hottest

WASHINGTON - Last year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record - it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust.

January 20, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science writer | Associated Press


IRS warns of telephone tax scams

WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department has a message for taxpayers getting calls from the IRS demanding immediate payment: Hang up.

January 19, 2016 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Researchers confirm site of hangings for Salem witch trials

SALEM, Mass. - A team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the exact site where 19 innocent people were hanged during ...

January 15, 2016 | By MARK PRATT and RODRIQUE NGOWI Associated Press | Associated Press


Launching cancer moonshot, Biden says politics impeding cure

PHILADELPHIA - Vice President Joe Biden launched a "moonshot" initiative Friday to hasten a cure for cancer, aiming to use his final year in office to ...

January 15, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and KATHY MATHESON Associated Press | Associated Press


What's next for lucky Powerball winners?

MUNFORD, Tenn. - If they're wise, the three mystery winners of the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot will talk seriously with experts in tax ...

January 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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