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US troops pull out of Afghan base after attack

KABUL, Afghanistan - U.S. troops abandoned a remote outpost in eastern Afghanistan where militants killed nine American soldiers this week and insurgents briefly overran the area, officials said Wednesday, underlining the difficulties faced by forces in the border region.

July 31, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


New sport combines boxing and chess

BERLIN - Nikolay Sazhin almost knocked out his opponent with a blow to the chin in the second round. But he had to take the queen to win the match.

July 31, 2008 | By PATRICK McGROARTY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Wary China tells local leaders to manage unrest

BEIJING - Responding to a fresh wave of unrest as China gears up to host the Olympics next month, the communist leadership has told local leaders to be on alert to public grievances and find ways to resolve them.

July 31, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Olmert’s woes raise questions of ties to US Jews

JERUSALEM - A New York fundraiser and a Las Vegas gambling czar have become major headaches for Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, raising new questions about the relationship between Jewish Americans and the Jewish state.

July 31, 2008 | By MATTI FRIEDMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Colombia’s president says a single Red Cross symbol was used in hostage rescue mission

BOGOTA, Colombia - A member of the military mission that tricked Colombian rebels into freeing 15 hostages wore the insignia of the International Red Cross during the operation, President Alvaro Uribe said Wednesday.

July 31, 2008 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


100,000 Catholics gather for youth event in Sydney

SYDNEY, Australia - More than 100,000 Roman Catholic pilgrims from around the world swarmed Sydney Harbor on Tuesday, waving the flags of their countries and singing as they awaited a Mass opening the World Youth Day festival.

July 30, 2008 | By TANALEE SMITH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gitmo video offers glimpse of interrogations

TORONTO - A 16-year-old captured in Afghanistan and held at Guantanamo Bay sobs during his questioning, holding up his wounded arms and begging for help in a video released Tuesday that provided the first glimpse of interrogations at the U.S. military prison.

July 30, 2008 | By CHARMAINE NORONHA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Belgium government collapses, divided over Dutch/French self-rule; King holds talks

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Belgium's government collapsed Tuesday, unable to resolve an enduring divide over more self-rule for the country's Dutch and French-speakers. The gap was so wide the premier suggested the end of Belgium as a country was looming.

July 30, 2008 | By ROBERT WIELAARD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Blair postpones Gaza visit, cites specific threat

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip - Mideast envoy Tony Blair on Tuesday called off what would have been the first visit of a top Western diplomat to Hamas-ruled Gaza, after Israel's Shin Bet security service said he might come under attack there.

July 30, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


VW taps Tennessee for new US production site

FRANKFURT, Germany - Volkswagen AG has picked Chattanooga, Tenn., over sites in two other states for its new U.S. auto plant, Europe's biggest automaker said Tuesday.

July 30, 2008 | By MATT MOORE and GEORGE FREY AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Police: Iraq suicide bombers kill 28 army recruits

BAQOUBA, Iraq - Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a crowd of army recruits Tuesday in an Iraqi province where devastating attacks persist despite security improvements elsewhere. At least 28 people died, the Iraqi police and military said.

July 30, 2008 | By SEBASTIAN ABBOT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel Cabinet OKs prisoner swap with Hezbollah

JERUSALEM - Israel's Cabinet on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved an emotionally charged deal to trade a Lebanese militant convicted of killing three people for two Israeli soldiers captured by Hezbollah guerrillas and believed to be dead.

July 30, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Paulson sees mortgage assistance as backup

WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Tuesday the Bush administration has no immediate plans to extend emergency loans to mortgage giants Freddie Mae and Freddie Mac or to purchase the stock of the two companies.

July 30, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Crisis brews as Turkey’s ruling party faces ban

ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's Islamic-rooted government was elected last year with a huge majority, continues to bask in popular support - and will probably fall within a month.

July 30, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Feeding Africa: Key is better farms, not food aid

AWASH MELKASA, Ethiopia - Hussein Ibrahim walked solemnly past tidy rows of bright green cabbages, vines bursting with tomatoes and trees weighed down with plump avocados.

July 30, 2008 | By ANITA POWELL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Trump reassures CIA officials

LANGLEY, Va. (AP) - President Donald Trump moved to repair his tumultuous relationship with America's spy agencies on his first full day in office, but ...

January 21, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


President Trump

WASHINGTON - Pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking ...

January 20, 2017 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent | Associated Press


Trump sweeps in for his big day

WASHINGTON - With fireworks heralding his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington Thursday on the eve of his presidential inauguration and pledged to unify a ...

January 19, 2017 | By NANCY BENAC Associated Press | Associated Press


Study finds global warming could steal postcard-perfect days

WASHINGTON - Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather.

January 18, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Trump launches Twitter attack against Lewis

NEW YORK - Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire's White House victory, intensifying a ...

January 14, 2017 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Health care: What's next for GOP?

WASHINGTON - Republicans have won a gateway victory in Congress in their seven-year trek toward scuttling President Barack Obama's health care law. Now with Donald ...

January 14, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Surge in traffic deaths outpaces increase in travel

WASHINGTON - Traffic deaths surged about 8 percent in the first nine months of last year, continuing an alarming upward spiral that may be partially explained ...

January 13, 2017 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press


2016 US weather: Warm and wild

WASHINGTON - With steamy nights, sticky days and torrential downpours, last year went down as one of the warmest and wildest weather years on record in ...

January 09, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Quirk may shield US coast during busy hurricane seasons

WASHINGTON - A climatic quirk seems to be slightly shielding the U.S. coast during busy hurricane seasons, often weakening major storms just as they approach ...

January 04, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Businesses ready to fight bathroom bills in red states

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Sean Henry, the president of Tennessee's NHL team, is stunned he even has to explain why he hopes state legislators will snub ...

January 02, 2017 | By JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press | Associated Press


Federal prosecutor tackles heroin scourge that claimed his own son

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The phone at Bruce Brandler's home rang at 3:37 a.m. It was the local hospital. His 16-year-old son was there ...

January 02, 2017 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | Associated Press


IS claims responsibility for New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul

ISTANBUL - The Islamic State group on Monday made an unusual claim of responsibility for a major terrorist attack in Turkey, saying a "soldier of the ...

January 02, 2017 | By LORI HINNANT and DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press | Associated Press


Year's top news filled with division - and no middle ground

Fed up with Europe's union across borders? Reject it. Disgusted with the U.S. political establishment? Can it.

December 31, 2016 | By ADAM GELLER AP National Writer | Associated Press


'Turbocharged' storm clobbers northern New England

PORTLAND, Maine - The most powerful nor'easter in nearly two years brought heavy snow, powerful winds and even thunder and lightning to northern New England ...

December 30, 2016 | By DAVID SHARP Associated Press | Associated Press


Putin looks past Obama to Trump

HONOLULU - Stung by new punishments, Russia is looking straight past President Barack Obama to Donald Trump in hopes the president-elect will reverse the tough U ...

December 30, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


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