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Israeli troops kill Hamas militant

HEBRON, West Bank - Israeli troops killed a Hamas militant in the West Bank town of Hebron early Sunday, surrounding a house and exchanging gunfire with the man before bulldozing the structure.

August 11, 2008 | By NASSER SHIYOUKHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Soap opera shakes customs of Arab married life

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Every evening for the past four months, a tall young man with soulful blue eyes has been stealing hearts across the Middle East, from the refugee camps of the Gaza Strip to the gated mansions of Riyadh.

August 11, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB and DALIA NAMMARI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


In e-mail, Islamic group claims India blasts

AHMADABAD, India - An obscure Islamic group claimed responsibility for a series of synchronized explosions that killed at least 45 people in western India, warning of "the terror of Death" in an e-mail sent to several television stations minutes before the blasts.

August 11, 2008 | By R.K. MISRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bombs strike Istanbul neighborhood, killing 15

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Two bombs exploded minutes apart in a packed Istanbul square Sunday night, killing 15 and injuring more than 150 in what the city governor said was a terror attack.

August 11, 2008 | By C. ONUR ANT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sons of British man who faked his death say they will never forgive parents for lying

LONDON - The sons of a British man who faked his own death cannot forgive their parents for making them believe their father drowned in a canoeing accident, two newspapers reported Sunday.

August 11, 2008 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Australian experts eye oxygen container explosions as cause of giant hole in Qantas jet

MANILA, Philippines - Australian investigators are exploring the possibility that an oxygen cylinder could have exploded midflight on the Qantas jumbo jet that made a harrowing emergency landing in the Philippines with a giant hole in its fuselage, an official said Sunday.

August 10, 2008 | By JIM GOMEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Big change for welfarist Sweden: School choice

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Schools run by private enterprise? Free iPods and laptop computers to attract students?

August 10, 2008 | By MALIN RISING Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bombings in western Indian city kill 29

AHMADABAD, India - Bombs exploded Saturday near a busy market and a hospital in a western Indian city, killing 29 people and injuring 88 a day after deadly blasts struck the southern technology hub of Bangalore.

August 10, 2008 | By R.K. MISRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rice in diplomatic race against time

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - In a global kick to the tape, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is grasping for diplomatic victories before the Bush administration's exit from the world stage in January.

August 10, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Castro fails to announce reforms as hoped during Revolution Day address

SANTIAGO, Cuba - President Raul Castro warned Washington that Cuba would stay focused on defense regardless of who wins November's presidential election, but failed to announce more changes to the communist system during a major address Saturday night.

August 10, 2008 | By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cambodia border dispute strengthens PM in vote

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - A dispute with neighboring Thailand over border land near an 11th century Hindu temple has sparked nationalist pride throughout Cambodia and strengthened the longtime prime minister's popularity ahead of parliamentary elections Sunday.

August 10, 2008 | By KER MUNTHIT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Analysis: US now winning Iraq war that seemed lost

BAGHDAD - The United States is now winning the war that two years ago seemed lost.

August 10, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


More woes for British PM Gordon Brown after nationalists snatch Scottish seat from Labour

GLASGOW, Scotland - Britain's governing party suffered a sobering election defeat in a Scottish stronghold Friday, a personal rebuke to Prime Minister Gordon Brown from voters in one of the country's poorest districts at a time of growing economic uncertainty.

August 09, 2008 | By BEN McCONVILLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Qantas jet lands with gaping hole in fuselage

MANILA, Philippines - A hole the size of a small car in the underside of a Qantas jumbo jet carrying 346 passengers forced the pilot to make an emergency landing Friday after a rapid descent over the South China Sea.

August 09, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Poland says no to DNA testing of Chopin’s heart

WARSAW, Poland - Like a religious relic, the heart of composer Frederic Chopin rests in a Warsaw church, untouched since it was preserved in alcohol after his death in 1849 at age 39.

August 09, 2008 | By VANESSA GERA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Critics: Don't ignore domestic threats

OKLAHOMA CITY - Bud Welch knows something about the human cost of terrorism. His 23-year-old daughter was killed when a rental truck packed with explosives destroyed ...

February 18, 2017 | By ADAM KEALOHA CAUSEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump supporters cheer his combative stance with the media

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Critics of President Donald Trump saw in his Thursday news conference a combative, thin-skinned chief executive who continues to blame the media ...

February 16, 2017 | By JOHN RABY Associated Press | Associated Press


New mosquito trap smart enough to keep just the bad bugs

WASHINGTON - A smart trap for mosquitoes? A new high-tech version is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape - and even record the ...

February 16, 2017 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


No designer babies, but gene editing to avoid disease? Maybe

WASHINGTON - Don't expect designer babies any time soon - but a major new ethics report leaves open the possibility of one day altering human heredity ...

February 14, 2017 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Gun industry seeks to ease gov't restrictions on silencers

ATLANTA - They are the stuff of legend, wielded by hit men and by James Bond. For decades, buying a silencer for a firearm has been ...

February 13, 2017 | By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press | Associated Press


Federal appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump travel ban

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court refused Thursday to reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, unanimously rejecting the ...

February 09, 2017 | By SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump: Allow people in who 'want to love' US

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - President Donald Trump vowed Monday to allow only people who "want to love our country" into the United States, defending ...

February 06, 2017 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press | Associated Press


Growing number of women leading US police departments

LOS ANGELES - When Anne Kirkpatrick took the helm at the scandal-ridden Oakland Police Department, she inherited an agency that the city's mayor likened to ...

February 06, 2017 | By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press | Associated Press


Researchers create weapons in battle against fake news

NEW YORK - The fight against fake news is not just being waged by Google, Facebook and big media companies.

February 06, 2017 | By BARBARA ORTUTAY Associated Press | Associated Press


Super Bowl advertisers tread carefully

NEW YORK - Super Bowl advertisers are treading carefully this year to avoid alienating customers as a divisive political climate takes some of the buzz away ...

February 04, 2017 | By MAE ANDERSON AP Business Writer | Associated Press


US suspends enforcement of travel ban

WASHINGTON - The government on Saturday suspended enforcement of President Donald Trump's refugee and immigration ban and scurried to appeal a judge's order, plunging ...

February 04, 2017 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


Soldiers thwart attack on Louvre

PARIS - Paris was plunged into panic - again - when soldiers guarding the Louvre Museum shot an attacker who lunged at them with two machetes on Friday ...

February 03, 2017 | By SYLVIE CORBET, JOHN LEICESTER and RAPHAEL SATTER Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump hits Iran with new sanctions for missile test

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration ordered sanctions against more than two dozen people and companies from the Persian Gulf to China Friday in retaliation for Iran ...

February 03, 2017 | By VIVIAN SALAMA and MATTHEW LEE Associated Press | Associated Press


Confederate emblem has staying power on Mississippi flag

JACKSON, Miss. - The Confederate battle emblem still waves on the Mississippi flag and appears in little danger of being erased anytime soon.

January 31, 2017 | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, a fast-rising conservative judge with a writer's flair, to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, a selection expected ...

January 31, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


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