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Western officials suggest NKorean leader is ill

SEOUL, South Korea - There was no sign of Kim Jong Il at a closely watched parade Tuesday marking the 60th anniversary of North Korea's founding, and Western officials said the all powerful leader - who has not appeared publicly for a month - may be gravely ill.

September 24, 2008 | By KELLY OLSEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zardari sworn in as Pakistan’s new president

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of assassinated former Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto, began his term as Pakistan's new president Tuesday by declaring the war on terrorism a chance for the country to overcome its economic problems.

September 24, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bomb kills 3 US coalition soldiers in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - A roadside bomb killed three U.S. coalition soldiers Tuesday, while a NATO airstrike missed its target and hit a house, killing two Afghan civilians and wounding 10, officials said.

September 24, 2008 | By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


TV journalist escapes assassination in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - An Iraqi journalist for one of the Middle East's best-known satellite television stations escaped assassination Tuesday when a bomb was found under the seat of his car as he prepared to leave home for work.

September 24, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Video shows dead Afghan children after US raid

KABUL, Afghanistan - Two videos that appear to show the bodies of at least 10 children and many more adults covered in blankets and white shrouds lend weight to Afghan and U.N. allegations that a U.S.-led raid killed scores of civilians last month.

September 23, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


HK democrats could gain after polls, analysts say

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's pro-democracy politicians fared better than expected in legislative elections, a showing that could strengthen their hand in pushing for greater political freedoms in the Chinese territory, analysts said.

September 23, 2008 | By JEREMIAH MARQUEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Medvedev: European monitors to deploy to Georgia

MOSCOW - European Union monitors will deploy to regions surrounding South Ossetia and Abkhazia by next month and Russian troops will pull out after that, President Dmitry Medvedev said Monday.

September 23, 2008 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Blasts kill 9 in Pakistan militant stronghold

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Missiles fired from U.S. drone aircraft hit a seminary and houses associated with a Taliban commander, killing at least nine people, including both militants and civilians, officials and witnesses say.

September 23, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


3 guilty in London plot that caused airline chaos

LONDON - Three men were convicted Monday of conspiracy to murder in a terrorist bombing campaign, but the jury could not reach a verdict on allegations they plotted to use liquid explosives to down trans-Atlantic airliners.

September 23, 2008 | By DAVID STRINGER and PAISLEY DODDS Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Cooking show lands Thai PM in hot water

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand's prime minister, who has survived two weeks of militant street protests demanding his resignation, could be booted out of office for a handful of appearances on a cooking show where he whipped up dishes like ''salmon coconut soup.''

September 23, 2008 | By VIJAY JOSHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


NKorea readies military parade for national day

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea is preparing to stage a military parade Tuesday to mark the communist state's 60th anniversary, an official said.

September 23, 2008 | By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Georgian president vows to reclaim 2 provinces

TBILISI, Georgia - On the eve of a European Union shuttle mission to convince Russia to pull its troops back to prewar positions, Georgia's president vowed Sunday to regain control of two breakaway provinces with the help of ''the rest of the world.''

September 22, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Canada’s prime minister calls early election

TORONTO - Canada's prime minister on Sunday triggered an early election, dissolving Parliament in a bid to bolster his party's grip on power in a vote next month that will be the country's third national ballot in four years.

September 22, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sarkozy: unlikely diplomat in Russia-Georgia fight

PARIS - He's not known for his diplomatic graces, but blunt-talking French President Nicolas Sarkozy looks like Europe's best bet for making peace between Russia and Georgia.

September 22, 2008 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ike’s floods add insult to Haiti’s misery, kill 10

GONAIVES, Haiti - Haitians took to their roofs to escape rising floodwaters Sunday for the second time in a week as squalls from Hurricane Ike added insult to their misery, inundating homes and collapsing a bridge on the last open land route for aid to the desperate city.

September 22, 2008 | By JONATHAN KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Homeless population on the rise

LOS ANGELES - The nation's homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people ...

December 07, 2017 | By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press | Associated Press


Executions up in 2017, but down by half from decade ago

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A court reprieve that halted the scheduled December lethal injection of a Texas prisoner means 2017 will end with 23 inmates executed ...

December 02, 2017 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press | Associated Press


Tax reform bill clears Senate

WASHINGTON - Republicans muscled the largest tax overhaul in 30 years through the Senate early Saturday, taking a big step toward giving President Donald Trump his ...

December 02, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM, MARCY GORDON and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Postal regulators move to let stamp prices jump higher

WASHINGTON - Seeking to bolster the ailing U.S. Postal Service, federal regulators moved on Friday to allow bigger jumps to stamp prices beyond the rate ...

December 01, 2017 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press | Associated Press


Dow Jones sets mark, tops 24,000

Investors are exuberant and for good reason: the global economy is strong, corporate earnings are solid, Washington appears closer to delivering lower taxes on corporations ...

November 30, 2017 | By ALEX VEIGA and PAUL WISEMAN AP Business Writers | Associated Press


Tampa police: Finding gun was key in arrest

TAMPA, Fla. - A recent college graduate who was charged in four slayings that terrorized a Tampa neighborhood over the past 51 days used the same ...

November 29, 2017 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


House OKs anti-harassment training

WASHINGTON - The House easily approved a bipartisan measure Wednesday requiring lawmakers and aides to take annual anti-harassment training as lawmakers faced heavy pressure to address ...

November 29, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Top Dems pull out of Trump meeting

WASHINGTON - Congress' top Democrats abruptly pulled out of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday after he declared he didn't "see a ...

November 28, 2017 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Chemical company's response to water worries: Silence

RALEIGH, N.C. - Americans have grown accustomed to hearing apologies from everyone from cheating car-makers to cheating presidents, but a Fortune 500 chemical company with ...

November 25, 2017 | By EMERY P. DALESIO AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Does cellphone-sweeping technology go too far?

NEW YORK - New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Las Vegas are among scores of police departments across the country quietly using a highly secretive ...

November 25, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press | Associated Press


Cancer and unhealthy behavior

NEW YORK - A new look at cancer in the U.S. finds that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, poor diet and ...

November 21, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


GOP tax plan clears House

WASHINGTON - Republicans rammed a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House Thursday, edging toward the code's biggest rewrite ...

November 16, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM and MARCY GORDON Associated Press | Associated Press


'God is so good' says man freed after 5 decades in prison

BATON ROUGE, La. - A 65-year-old man who was arrested at 19 and sentenced to life without parole walked out of prison on Wednesday, saying "God ...

November 15, 2017 | By STACEY PLAISANCE Associated Press | Associated Press


Workers at Calif. school averted disaster

CORNING, Calif. - A tiny Northern California elementary school would have turned into a "bloodbath" if not for quick action by school workers who rushed small ...

November 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Police hunt serial killer in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. - Police and federal agents with rifles checked car trunks, banged on doors and gathered forensic evidence in a Tampa neighborhood Tuesday as they ...

November 14, 2017 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


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