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China cordons off schools collapsed by quake

DUJIANGYAN, China - Authorities cordoned off some schools that collapsed in last month's mighty earthquake, keeping out grieving parents and reporters Wednesday in a sign that Beijing was becoming increasingly nervous over accusations of shoddy construction.

June 19, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Outcry after French court rules on virginity

PARIS - The bride said she was a virgin. When her new husband discovered that was a lie, he went to court to annul the marriage - and a French judge agreed.

June 19, 2008 | By ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US flotilla leaving Myanmar coast with aid aboard

YANGON, Myanmar - U.S. Navy ships laden with relief supplies will steam away from Myanmar's coast Thursday, their helicopters barred by the ruling junta even though millions of cyclone survivors need food, shelter or medical care.

June 19, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Saudi king opens conference on interfaith dialogue

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's king urged a gathering of Muslim scholars Wednesday to open religious dialogue with Christians and Jews. But politics intruded as a senior Iranian figure said the Islamic world should stand up to the U.S. and its ''international arrogance.''

June 19, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US agriculture secretary: Biofuels deal possible

ROME - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer said Wednesday that progress is being made at a U.N. summit on determining the role that biofuels are playing in driving up food prices to the point of provoking riots in some countries.

June 19, 2008 | By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Agency: Somalia facing worst crisis in a decade amid worsening drought, rising food prices

NAIROBI, Kenya - Somalia is facing its worst humanitarian crisis in a decade, and the situation is deteriorating, an international aid agency said Wednesday.

June 19, 2008 | By MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Venezuelan intelligence law draws protests, seen as potential tool against dissent

CARACAS, Venezuela - A new intelligence law that President Hugo Chavez enacted by decree is drawing protests from human rights activists who say it could lead to serious violations of civil liberties and become a tool for cracking down on dissent.

June 18, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Report: Assad says talks with Israel need US sponsor

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Syria's president said he was willing to hold direct peace talks with Israel in the future under U.S. sponsorship, laying out his vision of how negotiations could progress.

June 18, 2008 | By BARBARA SURK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN: 1 million in Myanmar aren’t getting basic aid

BANGKOK, Thailand - More than 1 million people still don't have adequate food, water or shelter a month after a devastating cyclone swept through Myanmar, and the military junta's policies are hindering relief efforts and driving up the cost of aid operations, the United Nations said Tuesday.

June 18, 2008 | By MICHAEL CASEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Prince William takes helm at start of Navy stint

LONDON - Prince William earned high marks from commanding officers for his boat-handling skills Tuesday after he took the helm of a 40-foot craft at the beginning of his two-month stint in the Royal Navy.

June 18, 2008 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi lawmaker: US-Iraq security talks stall

BAGHDAD - Lawmakers allied to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Tuesday that negotiations over a U.S.-Iraqi security pact and the future status of American troops in Iraq were stumbling, with ''almost all points under dispute.''

June 18, 2008 | By LAUREN FRAYER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chinese police drag grieving parents from protest

DUJIANGYAN, China - Chinese police forcefully pulled away more than 100 parents protesting the deaths of their children in a poorly constructed school that collapsed in last month's earthquake.

June 18, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US general takes over NATO command in Afghanistan; 3 soldiers killed

KABUL, Afghanistan - The U.S. general who led American troops into Iraq took command Tuesday of the 40-nation NATO-led campaign in Afghanistan.

June 18, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US-Iraq pact shapes up as major battle

BAGHDAD - A proposed U.S.-Iraq security agreement is shaping up as a major political battle between America and Iran, as the debate over the future of troops here intensifies ahead of the fall U.S. presidential election.

June 18, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


New South Korean president under fire in beef row

SEOUL, South Korea - President Lee Myung-bak took office in February on a wave of popularity propelled by his vow to boost South Korea's economy with skills honed in business. He soon led his conservative party to win control of the legislature in national elections.

June 18, 2008 | By KELLY OLSEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Delegates in hand, Trump says he has nomination

BISMARCK, N.D. - Triumphantly armed with a majority of his party's delegates, Republican Donald Trump unleashed a broadside attack Thursday on Hillary Clinton's ...

May 26, 2016 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Social Security: Many opt in early

CHICAGO - Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll ...

May 26, 2016 | By ADAM ALLINGTON For The Associated Press | Associated Press


Years after death in WWII, vet's remains return home

NEW ORLEANS - More than seven decades after being killed during World War II, Pvt. Earl Joseph Keating finally came home to his native New Orleans ...

May 23, 2016 | By REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press | Associated Press


Terrorism suspected in crash of Egyptian jet

CAIRO - An EgyptAir jetliner en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard veered wildly in flight and crashed in the Mediterranean Sea early ...

May 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Poll: Financial security fragile in US

NEW YORK - Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll released ...

May 19, 2016 | By KEN SWEET and EMILY SWANSON The Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump says his business flourishing since presidential run

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump has told the government that his myriad businesses have flourished with rising revenues since his improbable political success, according to financial documents ...

May 18, 2016 | By JEFF HORWITZ and CHAD DAY | Associated Press


More work, more pay?

COLUMBUS, Ohio - More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under rules issued Wednesday by the Obama administration.

May 18, 2016 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and JULIE CARR SMYTH | Associated Press


Study: Almost half of all heart attacks are 'silent'

CHICAGO - Almost half of all heart attacks cause no obvious symptoms, yet they can still be life-threatening, according to research on more than 9,000 ...

May 17, 2016 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Report: Genetically altered food is safe

WASHINGTON - Genetically manipulated food remains generally safe for humans and the environment, a high-powered science advisory board declared in a report Tuesday.

May 17, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Former GOP lawyer: Military acted properly on Benghazi

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military acted properly on the night of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, according to leaked testimony from a retired ...

May 16, 2016 | By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press | Associated Press


13 officers honored with Medal of Valor

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama called on the nation Monday to support and listen to its law enforcement officers as he bestowed the Medal of Valor ...

May 16, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Uncle Sam wants you to fight Zika!

MIAMI - The mosquitoes that can spread Zika are already buzzing among us. The United States government could use some help figuring out exactly where.

May 16, 2016 | By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press | Associated Press


Pfizer blocking the use of drugs for lethal injections

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer said Friday it was blocking use of its drugs in lethal injections, which means all federally-approved drugmakers whose medications could be used ...

May 14, 2016 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press | Associated Press


General first woman to lead top-tier command

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson on Friday became the first woman to lead a top-tier U.S. warfighting command ...

May 13, 2016 | By DAN ELLIOTT Associated Press | Associated Press


Too much folic acid a cause of autism?

NEW YORK - For decades, pregnant women and women who may become pregnant have been advised to take folic acid to help prevent certain birth defects.

May 11, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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