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149 dead in plane crash at Madrid airport

MADRID, Spain - A Spanish airliner bound for the Canary Islands at the height of the vacation season crashed, burned and broke into pieces Wednesday while trying to take off from Madrid, killing 149 people on board, officials said.

September 04, 2008 | By HAROLD HECKLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Taliban kill 10 French troops, raid American base

SUROBI, Afghanistan - Insurgents ambushed a group of elite French soldiers as they climbed a mountain pass, killing 10 troops in a militant stronghold outside the capital. In a separate coordinated attack, a team of suicide bombers tried unsuccessfully to storm a U.S. base near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

September 03, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russian soldiers take prisoners in Georgia port

POTI, Georgia - Russian soldiers took about 20 Georgians in military uniform prisoner at a key Black Sea port in western Georgia on Tuesday, blindfolding them and holding them at gunpoint, and commandeered American Humvees awaiting shipment back to the United States.

September 03, 2008 | By BELA SZANDELSZKY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Divisions emerge in Pakistan’s ruling coalition

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Just a day after Pervez Musharraf's resignation, Pakistan's governing coalition fell into wrangling Tuesday over restoring the judges he fired, exposing troublesome divisions that could disrupt picking his successor as president.

September 03, 2008 | By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China’s Olympic ceremony features sacrifices

BEIJING - Martial arts student Cheng Jianghua only saw the army barracks he stayed in and the stadium where he performed at the spectacular Olympics opening ceremony. But his sacrifices were minor - other performers were injured, fainted from heatstroke or forced to wear adult diapers so the show could go on.

September 03, 2008 | By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suicide attack at Algerian police academy kills 43

ALGIERS, Algeria - A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-rigged car into a police academy as recruits lined up to register for classes, killing at least 43 people. It was the deadliest attack in the North African country since the 1990s.

September 03, 2008 | By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


NATO pulls its punches on penalty against Russia

BRUSSELS, Belgium - NATO pulled its punches against Russia on Tuesday, suspending formal contacts as punishment for the Georgia invasion but bucking U.S. pressure for more severe penalties.

September 03, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi Sunnis outraged over Diyala raids, arrests

BAGHDAD - Iraq's largest Sunni party accused government security forces of sectarian bias Tuesday after soldiers arrested a Sunni university president and a Sunni provincial council member northeast of Baghdad.

September 03, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Turkey’s Gul urges Sudan leader to end suffering

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Turkey's president urged Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir during talks Tuesday to act responsibly and to end the suffering in the devastated Darfur region.

September 03, 2008 | By C. ONUR ANT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Partytown Pyongyang? Global tour comes to NKorea

PYONGYANG, North Korea - Call it skateboard diplomacy.

August 30, 2008 | By BURT HERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN panel has concerns on human rights in Britain

LONDON - The U.N. Human Rights Committee is criticizing Britain over its tough counterterrorism laws, legislation that limits free speech and the use of an Indian Ocean territory to secretly move suspected terrorists without legal process.

August 30, 2008 | By PAISLEY DODDS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Georgia leader signs truce, but will Russia leave?

TBILISI, Georgia - Georgia's president grudgingly signed a truce with Russia Friday, even as he denounced the Russians as invading barbarians and accused the West of all but encouraging them to overrun his country. A stone-faced Condoleezza Rice, standing alongside, said Russian troops must withdraw immediately from their smaller neighbor.

August 30, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE and ANNE GEARAN Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Musharraf feels the heat as impeachment looms

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - With impeachment proceedings looming, the pressure on President Pervez Musharraf to quit built Friday as both his rivals and allies confirmed back-channel talks were under way that could ease him out.

August 30, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bomb strikes Shiite pilgrims in Iraq

BAGHDAD - A passenger van packed with explosives blew up Friday at a bus station north of Baghdad where Shiite pilgrims had stopped for the night, killing four people and wounding dozens, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.

August 30, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


West presses for end to Georgia conflict

TBILISI, Georgia - Western leaders engaged in intense diplomacy Friday to persuade Russia to pull troops out of Georgia, but tensions soared after a top Russian general warned that Poland had exposed itself to attack by striking a missile defense deal with the United States.

August 30, 2008 | By MATTI FRIEDMAN 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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