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Rocket hits Baghdad park, killing 2 civilians

BAGHDAD - A rocket hit a downtown Baghdad park Thursday, killing two people as American and Iraqi forces battled Shiite militants believed responsible for many such attacks.

May 23, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Cyclone Nargis had all the makings of ‘a perfect storm’

BANGKOK, Thailand - It was Asia's answer to Hurricane Katrina. Packing winds upwards of 120 mph, Cyclone Nargis became one of Asia's deadliest storms by hitting land at one of the lowest points in Myanmar and setting off a storm surge that reached 25 miles inland.

May 23, 2008 | By MICHAEL CASEY AP Environmental Writer | Associated Press

Acting chief of Mexico’s federal police shot dead in capital

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's acting federal police chief was shot dead Thursday outside his home - a brazen attack that comes as drug traffickers increasingly lash back at a nationwide crackdown on organized crime.

May 23, 2008 | By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Official: UN plane lands in Myanmar with aid after cyclone

YANGON, Myanmar - Relief supplies from the United Nations began arriving in Myanmar Thursday, but U.S. military planes loaded with aid were still denied access by the country's isolationist regime five days after a devastating cyclone.

May 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press

Clashes erupt for second day in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Shiite Hezbollah supporters and the Lebanese government's Sunni backers clashed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades Thursday in battles that spread through Beirut's streets soon after Hezbollah's leader vowed to fight any attempt to disarm his men.

May 23, 2008 | By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Interpol says suspected pedophile caught in New Jersey

PARIS - Police detained a suspected pedophile in New Jersey Thursday, just two days after Interpol made a rare appeal for public help in the international manhunt to catch him, the police agency said.

May 23, 2008 | By JOHN LEICESTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Israel’s Arab minority ambivalent about Independence Day

KUFR QASSEM, Israel - The highway leading to this Arab town in central Israel was lined with blue-and-white Israeli flags Wednesday to mark the country's 60th Independence Day. But no banners fluttered in Kufr Qassem itself.

May 22, 2008 | By DIAA HADID and IAN DEITCH Associated Press Writers | Associated Press

Toll from Myanmar cyclone may reach 100,000: US diplomat

YANGON, Myanmar - Bodies floated in flood waters and survivors tried to reach dry ground on boats using blankets as sails, while the top U.S. diplomat in Myanmar said Wednesday that the toll from the cyclone and its aftermath may reach 100,000.

May 22, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press

Colombia extradites paramilitary warlord to US to face drug trafficking charges

BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia extradited a paramilitary warlord to the United States on Wednesday for trial on drug charges, accusing him of violating a peace pact by selling drugs and commanding illegal militia fighters from prison.

May 22, 2008 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

China steps up fight against virus sickening young kids

BEIJING - China announced Wednesday new rules that require health care providers to report all cases of a viral illness that has killed 28 children and sickened thousands in outbreaks across the country.

May 22, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Cowen elected new Irish premier

DUBLIN, Ireland - Finance Minister Brian Cowen was elected Ireland's new prime minister Wednesday, and he pledged to keep the country on its pro-European course through choppy economic waters.

May 22, 2008 | By SHAWN POGATCHNIK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Palestinian police clash with militants in West Bank; 3 hurt

QABATIYEH, West Bank - Hundreds of newly deployed Palestinian police clashed with militants in this small town Tuesday, a sign of the challenges facing President Mahmoud Abbas' government in reining in gunmen in the West Bank.

May 21, 2008 | By MOHAMMED BALLAS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Suicide bomber, gunmen kill 5, test fragile Pakistan peace process

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A suicide bomber riding a rickshaw attacked a police checkpoint and gunmen fired on officers guarding a bank in Pakistan's northwest Tuesday, killing five people and testing the new government's fledgling peace process.

May 21, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Iraqi civilians flee fighting in Baghdad militia stronghold

BAGHDAD - A rocket slammed into Baghdad's city hall and another hit a downtown park Tuesday as more frightened civilians fled a Shiite militia stronghold where U.S.-led forces are locked in fierce street battles.

May 21, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Hundreds turn out for second day of food protests in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Hundreds of youths in Somalia's capital lobbed stones at shops and cars and set tires ablaze Tuesday in a second day of violence over soaring food prices.

May 21, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

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Holiday shoppers get a head start

NEW YORK - Black Friday used to kick off the holiday shopping season, but now that day has taken a backseat to Thanksgiving Day. Still, retailers ...

November 26, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press

Turkey, parades, heavy security

NEW YORK - Americans paused Thursday to celebrate their blessings despite terrorism fears and racial tensions over fatal police shootings across the country. A record number ...

November 26, 2015 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press | Associated Press

Mall stores must open on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK - Some big retailers face scrutiny for opening on Thanksgiving, but many small stores have no choice.

November 24, 2015 | By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer | Associated Press

Don't let airlines lose your luggage this holiday season

NEW YORK - Heading into winter, fliers should take extra precautions with their checked luggage - December and January are traditionally the worst months for lost bags.

November 24, 2015 | By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer | Associated Press

GOP readies next assault on health care law, Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans hope a post-Thanksgiving drive to obliterate President Barack Obama's health care law and block Planned Parenthood's federal funds will spotlight ...

November 24, 2015 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press

US traffic deaths rise sharply

DETROIT - After declining for most of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of this year, prompting a call from ...

November 24, 2015 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | Associated Press

US airport taxi times on the rise

NEW YORK - On a recent morning, Delta Air Lines Flight 435 pushed back early from the gate at New York's John F. Kennedy International ...

November 23, 2015 | By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ AP Airlines Writer | Associated Press

Researchers hatch malaria-resistant mosquitoes

WASHINGTON - California researchers hatched some malaria-resistant mosquitoes and then gave evolution a shove - using a groundbreaking technology to ensure the insects pass on that protective ...

November 23, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

Maine university to unveil indoor ocean simulator

ORONO, Maine - Builders of everything from cruise ships and ports to oil rigs offshore wind turbines are tasked with the same question - will their work ...

November 23, 2015 | By PATRICK WHITTLE Associated Press | Associated Press

FBI head: No 'credible' threat to US after Paris attacks

WASHINGTON - FBI Director James Comey said Thursday there is no credible threat to the United States following the Paris terror attacks, and that investigators have ...

November 20, 2015 | By ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press | Associated Press

Airstrikes hurt IS oil infrastructure

BEIRUT - The United States and Russia are going after the Islamic State group's oil industry, destroying refineries and hundreds of tanker trucks transporting oil ...

November 20, 2015 | By ZEINA KARAM and SUSANNAH GEORGE Associated Press | Associated Press

Democrats push to prevent gun sales to those on terror list

WASHINGTON - People on the U.S. government's terrorist watch list often can't board commercial airliners, but they can walk into a gun store ...

November 20, 2015 | By MICHAEL BIESECKER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press

House votes to curb Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON - Responding swiftly to the terror in Paris, the U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to erect high hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming ...

November 19, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press

Fate of Paris attacks mastermind unclear after bloody raid

SAINT-DENIS, France - The hunt for the mastermind of last week's attacks took a bloody turn Wednesday to a Paris suburb where a fierce gunbattle ...

November 18, 2015 | By THOMAS ADAMSON and KARL RITTER | Associated Press

French hunt 2nd fugitive

PARIS - French police hunted Tuesday for a second terrorist believed to have escaped after the bomb and gun massacres in Paris, while a U.S ...

November 17, 2015 | By LORI HINNANT and JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Associated Press

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