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Saudi ban on woman drivers may be eroding

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - When Ruwaida al-Habis' father and two brothers were badly burned in a fire, she had no choice but to break Saudi Arabia's ban on women drivers to get them to a clinic.

September 05, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mexico outraged over corrupt police, kidnappings

MEXICO CITY - After kidnappers in police uniforms set up a fake checkpoint to snatch 14-year-old Fernando Marti off a Mexico City street, his businessman father paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in ransom, and waited for his son's safe return.

September 05, 2008 | By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


25 bodies identified from plane crash in Spain

MADRID, Spain - The jetliner that crashed in Madrid abandoned a first takeoff attempt because of an air gauge that showed overheating, but experts said it was unlikely the gauge was a factor in the accident that killed 153 people.

September 05, 2008 | By DANIEL WOOLLS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suicide bombers kill 59 at Pakistani arms factory

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Suicide bombers killed 59 people at an arms factory Thursday in one of Pakistan's deadliest terror attacks, adding to turmoil from political squabbling that is threatening to tear apart the ruling coalition now that Pervez Musharraf has quit as president.

September 05, 2008 | By ROBIN McDOWELL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Nuclear exporters to discuss India trade ban

VIENNA, Austria - The United States appeared optimistic and reaffirmed its commitment to a landmark U.S.-India nuclear cooperation deal Thursday at the end of a first day of discussions by a consortium crucial to its fate.

September 05, 2008 | By VERONIKA OLEKSYN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mexico outraged over corrupt police, kidnappings

MEXICO CITY - After kidnappers in police uniforms set up a fake checkpoint to snatch 14-year-old Fernando Marti off a Mexico City street, his businessman father paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in ransom, and waited for his son's safe return.

September 05, 2008 | By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


NATO: Russia halts military cooperation

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Russia has halted all military cooperation with NATO, the Western alliance said Thursday, in the latest sign of East-West tension over the invasion of Georgia.

September 05, 2008 | By PAUL AMES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


30 militants die in Afghan battle near ambush site

KABUL, Afghanistan - The U.S.-led coalition said Thursday it had killed more than 30 insurgents in a battle in eastern Afghanistan, fighters an Afghan governor said were responsible for an attack that killed 10 French troops this week. Officials announced the deaths of six NATO soldiers in two attacks.

September 05, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI and JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Russia blocks Georgia’s main port city

POTI, Georgia - Russian forces dug trenches and built fortifications in key areas of Georgia Thursday, but also rolled columns of tanks north toward home, picking and choosing how their nation would comply with the terms of a peace accord.

September 05, 2008 | By BELA SZANDELZSKY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rice signs missile defense deal with Poland

WARSAW, Poland - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her Polish counterpart signed a deal Wednesday to build a U.S. missile defense base in Poland, an agreement that prompted an infuriated Russia to warn of a possible attack against the former Soviet satellite.

September 04, 2008 | By VANESSA GERA and MONIKA SCISLOWSKA Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Russians dig in as pullback drags on in Georgia

SACHKHERE, Georgia - Russian forces on Wednesday built a sentry post just 30 miles from the Georgian capital, appearing to dig in to positions deep inside Georgia despite pledges to pull back to areas mandated by a cease-fire signed by both countries.

September 04, 2008 | By MIKE ECKEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq official: US, Iraq finish draft security deal

BAGHDAD - U.S. and Iraqi negotiators have finished a draft agreement that would see American troops removed from Iraqi cities by June 30, an Iraqi official said Wednesday. But the draft has not been approved by the Cabinet and some members have expressed opposition.

September 04, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sri Lankan troops break through rebel defenses

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The Sri Lankan military says it has broken through the Tamil Tigers' defenses in recent weeks, ending a prolonged stalemate and stirring predictions of an imminent rebel defeat after 25 years of civil war.

September 04, 2008 | By RAVI NESSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Musharraf unwinds, but could face court

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Ousted from Pakistan's presidency, Pervez Musharraf has been unwinding with friends and admirers and on the tennis court. He's building a roomy farmhouse on the edge of the capital.

September 04, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


France bans broadcast of TV shows for babies

PARIS - France's broadcast authority has banned French channels from airing TV shows aimed at children under three years old, to shield them from developmental risks it says television viewing poses at that age.

September 04, 2008 | By CHRISTINE OLLIVIER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Attacker drives van into Barcelona crowd

BARCELONA, Spain - A van veered onto a promenade Thursday and barreled down the busy walkway in central Barcelona, swerving back and forth as it mowed ...

August 17, 2017 | By BARRY HATTON and JOSEPH WILSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump's ardent backers support him more than ever

SUN CITY, Arizona - President Donald Trump's most ardent champions are sticking by him, happy to absolve him of any wrong in the blame game ...

August 17, 2017 | By ANITA SNOW and MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press | Associated Press


Overdoses on the road climbing

COLUMBUS, Ohio - An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the ...

August 17, 2017 | By MITCH STACY and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press | Associated Press


Charlottesville victim's mother urges 'righteous action'

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The mother of the young woman mowed down while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville urged mourners at a memorial service Wednesday ...

August 16, 2017 | By BRIAN WITTE and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Express Scripts to limit opioids

ST. LOUIS - The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part ...

August 16, 2017 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press | Associated Press


Express Scripts to limit opioids

ST. LOUIS - The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part ...

August 16, 2017 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press | Associated Press


Scientists: Lightning is zapping fewer Americans, not more

WASHINGTON - Lightning - once one of nature's biggest killers -is claiming far fewer lives in the United States, mostly because we've learned to get ...

August 15, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Defiant Trump insists anew: Blame both sides for violence

NEW YORK - Combative and insistent, President Donald Trump declared anew Tuesday "there is blame on both sides" for the deadly violence last weekend in Charlottesville ...

August 15, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JULIE PACE Associated Press | Associated Press


Bowing to pressure, Trump denounces hate groups by name

WASHINGTON - Bowing to pressure from right and left, President Donald Trump condemned white supremacist groups by name on Monday, declaring "racism is evil" after two ...

August 14, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


Many Americans find their workplace hostile or threatening

WASHINGTON - The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile.

August 14, 2017 | By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Officials: White nationalist rally linked to 3 deaths

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person ...

August 12, 2017 | By SARAH RANKIN Associated Press | Associated Press


2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normal

WASHINGTON - Last year's global weather was far more extreme or record breaking than anything approaching normal, according to a new report.

August 10, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


American flight underscores hazards posed by turbulence

DALLAS - At some point during many flights, the captain will calmly announce that there could be some bumps ahead and so passengers must be seated ...

August 09, 2017 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer | Associated Press


Study boosts hope of 'liquid biopsies' for cancer screening

Scientists have the first major evidence that blood tests called liquid biopsies hold promise for screening people for cancer. Hong Kong doctors tried it for ...

August 09, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Trump warns N. Korea of 'fire and fury'

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. - President Donald Trump threatened North Korea "with fire and fury like the world has never seen" on Tuesday after suggestions the communist ...

August 08, 2017 | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press | Associated Press


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