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Military helicopter crashes in Israel, killing 2

JERUSALEM - A military helicopter crashed at sundown Wednesday in northern Israel and burst into flames, the military said, and two crew members were killed, according to media reports.

September 25, 2008 | By MARK LAVIE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Quake in Iran kills 7, sends tremors across Gulf

TEHRAN, Iran - A strong earthquake rocked southern Iran on Wednesday, sending tremors across the Persian Gulf and shaking the skyscrapers of Dubai. Iranian state television reported that seven people were killed and 40 others were injured.

September 25, 2008 | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Scientists beaming after test of big atom smasher

GENEVA - A small blip on a computer screen sent champagne corks popping among physicists in Switzerland. Near Chicago, researchers at a ''pajama party'' who watched via satellite let out an early morning cheer.

September 25, 2008 | By ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Smugglers force African refugees off boat; 39 dead

SAN'A, Yemen - Smugglers threw two children overboard and forced dozens of other African refugees to swim to shore in the middle of the night, leaving more than three dozen dead, the U.N. and an aid group said Wednesday.

September 25, 2008 | By AHMED AL-HAJJ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


South Korea says Kim is on the road to recovery

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea's Kim Jong Il is on the road to recovery from a stroke and still in control of his isolated country's communist regime, South Korea suggested Wednesday, disputing reports that the leader is gravely ill.

September 25, 2008 | By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China landslide kills 128, hopes fade for missing

BEIJING - At least 128 people were killed and many more were feared dead in north China after a huge reservoir of iron ore waste, illegally maintained and turned to sludge by heavy rain, buried a bustling marketplace in tons of suffocating mud.

September 25, 2008 | By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


American performer: Israeli security made me dance

JERUSALEM - A performer with the famed Alvin Ailey dance troupe on Tuesday said he was twice forced to perform steps for Israeli airport security officers to prove his identity before he was permitted to enter the country.

September 24, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russia to keep 7,600 troops in 2 Georgia regions

TBILISI, Georgia - Russia announced Tuesday it would keep 7,600 troops in Abkhazia and South Ossetia for the foreseeable future, asserting power in the breakaway regions even as it began a pullout from positions deeper in Georgia.

September 24, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Malaysia to punish official for racist remarks

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A senior official will be punished for his racist outburst warning Malaysia's ethnic Chinese minority not to become greedy for political and economic power, the prime minister said Tuesday.

September 24, 2008 | By SEAN YOONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Western officials suggest NKorean leader is ill

SEOUL, South Korea - There was no sign of Kim Jong Il at a closely watched parade Tuesday marking the 60th anniversary of North Korea's founding, and Western officials said the all powerful leader - who has not appeared publicly for a month - may be gravely ill.

September 24, 2008 | By KELLY OLSEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zardari sworn in as Pakistan’s new president

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of assassinated former Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto, began his term as Pakistan's new president Tuesday by declaring the war on terrorism a chance for the country to overcome its economic problems.

September 24, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bomb kills 3 US coalition soldiers in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - A roadside bomb killed three U.S. coalition soldiers Tuesday, while a NATO airstrike missed its target and hit a house, killing two Afghan civilians and wounding 10, officials said.

September 24, 2008 | By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


TV journalist escapes assassination in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - An Iraqi journalist for one of the Middle East's best-known satellite television stations escaped assassination Tuesday when a bomb was found under the seat of his car as he prepared to leave home for work.

September 24, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Video shows dead Afghan children after US raid

KABUL, Afghanistan - Two videos that appear to show the bodies of at least 10 children and many more adults covered in blankets and white shrouds lend weight to Afghan and U.N. allegations that a U.S.-led raid killed scores of civilians last month.

September 23, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


HK democrats could gain after polls, analysts say

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's pro-democracy politicians fared better than expected in legislative elections, a showing that could strengthen their hand in pushing for greater political freedoms in the Chinese territory, analysts said.

September 23, 2008 | By JEREMIAH MARQUEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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GOP tax plan clears House

WASHINGTON - Republicans rammed a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House Thursday, edging toward the code's biggest rewrite ...

November 16, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM and MARCY GORDON Associated Press | Associated Press


'God is so good' says man freed after 5 decades in prison

BATON ROUGE, La. - A 65-year-old man who was arrested at 19 and sentenced to life without parole walked out of prison on Wednesday, saying "God ...

November 15, 2017 | By STACEY PLAISANCE Associated Press | Associated Press


Workers at Calif. school averted disaster

CORNING, Calif. - A tiny Northern California elementary school would have turned into a "bloodbath" if not for quick action by school workers who rushed small ...

November 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Police hunt serial killer in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. - Police and federal agents with rifles checked car trunks, banged on doors and gathered forensic evidence in a Tampa neighborhood Tuesday as they ...

November 14, 2017 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Rise in teen suicide, social media linked

CHICAGO - An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there ...

November 14, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Trump calls Putin sincere, ex-US intelligence heads 'hacks'

HANOI, Vietnam - Days before returning home from a whirlwind trip to Asia, President Donald Trump was back on the defensive over Russian election meddling, saying ...

November 11, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Moore continues to deny accusations

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. - A defiant Roy Moore on Saturday insisted the allegations of sexual misconduct decades ago were false and voters in Alabama would "see ...

November 11, 2017 | By JEFF AMY and KIM CHANDLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Pall of church shooting shrouds town's Veterans Day ceremony

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas - First responders and law enforcement personnel stood with heads bowed Saturday in Sutherland Springs for a Veterans Day ceremony that also was ...

November 11, 2017 | By CLAUDIA LAUER and EMILY SCHMALL Associated Press | Associated Press


Candidate: Accusations 'false and misleading'

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - His party suddenly and bitingly divided, Alabama Republican Roy Moore emphatically rejected increasing pressure to abandon his Senate bid on Friday as fears ...

November 10, 2017 | By STEVE PEOPLES and KIMBERLY CHANDLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Latest JFK files: No link between CIA, Oswald

WASHINGTON - Newly released government documents regarding John F. Kennedy's assassination say allegations that Lee Harvey Oswald was connected to the CIA were "totally unfounded."

November 04, 2017 | By DEB RIECHMANN and ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Local precincts crucial to voting security

CONYERS, Ga. - Last November, election officials in a small Rhode Island town were immediately suspicious when results showed 99 percent of voters had turned down ...

November 04, 2017 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Associated Press


Gun death rate on the rise in US

NEW YORK - The U.S. rate for gun deaths has increased for the second straight year, following 15 years of no real change, a government ...

November 03, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


GOP tax plan may offer little aid for many in middle class

WASHINGTON - House Republicans have stressed that the tax plan they unveiled Thursday is tailored to benefit America's middle class. Just how much it would ...

November 02, 2017 | By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


NY suspect charged with terrorism

NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors brought terrorism charges Wednesday against the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead, saying he carried ...

November 01, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press | Associated Press


Key parts of women's tale of survival at sea contradicted

HONOLULU - Two Hawaii women who say they were lost at sea for five months never activated their emergency beacon and described running into a fearsome ...

October 31, 2017 | By CALEB JONES Associated Press | Associated Press


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