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Israel goes electric: Government vows to introduce green cars by 2011

JERUSALEM - Israel's government on Monday endorsed the ambitious plan of a private entrepreneur to install the world's first electric car network here by 2011, with half a million recharging stations to crisscross the tiny nation.

February 05, 2008 | By ARON HELLER Associated Press Writer | World


British defense chief says stolen laptop with personal data could have been targeted

LONDON - British Defense Secretary Des Browne told lawmakers Monday he could not discount the possibility that a stolen laptop containing sensitive details on 600,000 prospective military recruits had been specifically targeted for theft.

February 05, 2008 | By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer | World


New Zealand bids farewell to Mount Everest conqueror Hillary

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Sherpas laid prayer scarves on Sir Edmund Hillary's coffin as thousands across New Zealand bid farewell to the Mount Everest conqueror Tuesday. An honor guard held ice axes aloft as his casket was carried through their lines.

February 05, 2008 | By RAY LILLEY Associated Press Writer | World


Stocks plunge worldwide amid pessimism over US stimulus plan

LONDON - Stocks fell sharply worldwide Monday following declines on Wall Street last week amid investor pessimism over the U.S. government's stimulus plan to prevent a recession.

February 05, 2008 | By TOBY ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | World


Castro on ballot as Cuba votes for new parliament

HAVANA - Cubans ratified a slate of parliamentary candidates on Sunday including Fidel Castro, the ailing 81-year-old leader who has not been seen in public for nearly 18 months.

February 04, 2008 | By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press Writer | World


Gaza City plunged into darkness by power cut after Israel blocks fuel supplies

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gaza City was plunged into darkness Sunday after Israel blocked the shipment of fuel that powers its only electrical plant in retaliation for persistent rocket attacks by Gaza militants.

February 04, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | World


Ultranationalist leads Serbian presidential vote but runoff expected

BELGRADE, Serbia - An ally of late autocrat Slobodan Milosevic edged ahead of the pro-Western incumbent in Serbia's presidential election Sunday, but failed to win an outright majority, according to independent monitors and partial official results.

February 04, 2008 | By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press Writer | World


Pakistan pounds militant positions in extremist stronghold near Afghan border

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The Pakistani military pounded an extremist stronghold Sunday near the Afghan border where a rebel leader blamed for the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is believed to be hiding, officials and witnesses said.

February 04, 2008 | By CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press Writer | World


US says attacks from Iranian armor-piercing bombs down in Iraq; suicide bomb kills 6

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military worried Sunday about "mixed messages" from Iran, listing a dramatic drop in Iranian-made weapons reaching Iraq but no reduction in the training and financing of Shiite militants.

February 04, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | World


11 Afghans killed in roadside bomb, attack on convoy, officials say

KABUL, Afghanistan - A roadside bomb probably intended for Afghan or NATO forces killed five civilians in southern Afghanistan, while militants killed six Afghans driving a convoy of trucks to a NATO base, officials said Sunday.

February 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | World


Joyon beats MacArthur's around-the-world sailing record, finishing in 57 days

BREST, France - Francis Joyon had no heat, no companions and little sleep for nearly two months as he sailed around the globe. Now he has a stunning world record.

February 04, 2008 | By FRANCK JOURDAIN Associated Press Writer | World


US troops fought 3 days on foot in takeover of Taliban-held town

MUSA QALA, Afghanistan - Chinook helicopters dropped Capt. Don Canterna's company of soldiers on the dusty outskirts of Musa Qala as evening fell. Loaded down with weapons, food, and water, his men walked through the night.

February 04, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | World


Saudi couple divorced in absentia remain apart despite 2-year struggle

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Two years ago, a knock on Fatima and Mansour al-Timani's door shattered the life they had built together.

February 04, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | World


If the world embraces nuclear energy, where will the deadly waste go?

BEAUMONT-HAGUE, France - Thousands of canisters of highly radioactive waste from the world's most nuclear-energized nation lie, silent and deadly, beneath this jutting tip of Normandy. Above ground, cows graze and Atlantic waves crash into heather-covered hills.

February 04, 2008 | By ANGELA CHARLTON Associated Press Writer | World


Chavez warns he could take control of Venezuelan banks that fail to finance agriculture

CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez threatened on Saturday to take control of banks that fail to meet state-imposed loaning requirements designed to benefit Venezuela's farmers.

February 03, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER Associated Press Writer | World


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Church members each get $500 to do good for world

CHICAGO - On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone.

November 23, 2014 | By SHARON COHEN Associated Press | World


Ferguson tense ahead of grand jury decision

FERGUSON, Mo. - Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.

November 23, 2014 | By JOHN O'CONNOR and JIM SALTER Associated Press | World


Polish town opposes Pooh Bear for unclear gender

WARSAW, Poland - Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh due to the bear's unclear gender and immodest clothing.

November 22, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Dogfighting thrives in years since Vick case

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - In the squalid Jacksonville dogfighting kennel, a champion named Bulletproof Sam sat in a makeshift wooden cage, his teeth exposed from a missing snout.

November 22, 2014 | By JASON DEAREN Associated Press | World


For 1 night on stage, embattled Cosby his old self

MELBOURNE, Fla. - The protesters didn't show, the would-be hecklers didn't take the bait, the weeks of headlines about sexual assaults disappeared and Bill Cosby, for 90 minutes at least, regained the revered status he long enjoyed.

November 22, 2014 | By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press | World


Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips

WASHINGTON - The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press.

November 22, 2014 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press | World


Amusement parks challenged by home entertainment

ORLANDO, Fla. - Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days.

November 21, 2014 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | World


Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

WASHINGTON - Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."

November 20, 2014 | By JULIE PACE Associated Press | World


Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

BOCA RATON, Fla. - A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually.

November 20, 2014 | By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press | World


Prosecutors dismiss 1975 murder charges against 3

CLEVELAND - A man convicted with his brother and his childhood friend of killing a businessman in 1975 said Thursday he's sorry his mother isn't alive to see that the three former death row inmates will soon walk free together because the only witness against them has recanted the damning testimony he gave as a 13-year-old.

November 20, 2014 | By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press | World


Florida State shooter went from liked to troubled

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State graduate Myron May seemed to change from a well-liked young attorney to would-be killer in a matter of months, stopped only by a fusillade of police bullets outside the library at his alma mater after he opened fire on students who dove between the stacks to escape.

November 20, 2014 | By GARY FINEOUT and BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press | World


Official says FSU gunman was alumnus

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The gunman who shot three people at Florida State University's library early Thursday before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

November 20, 2014 | By GARY FINEOUT and BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press | World


Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

WASHINGTON - Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers.

November 20, 2014 | By MATTHEW PERRONE | World


US consumer prices unchanged in October

WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in October as a fourth straight decline in gasoline costs helped to keep inflation at bay.

November 20, 2014 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press | World


Roofs collapse as Buffalo clobbered by more snow

BUFFALO, N.Y. - A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday, yet residents still couldn't breathe easy, as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads.

November 20, 2014 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press | World


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