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Pentagon chief says US will tone down appeals for more NATO help in Afghanistan

EDINBURGH, Scotland - The Bush administration has decided to tone down its appeals to NATO allies for more troops and other aid in the fight against the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday.

December 29, 2007 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | World


EU leaders sign bloc’s new treaty, give go-ahead for a European president

LISBON, Portugal - European Union leaders signed a new treaty on Thursday that would give the 27-nation bloc a long-term president and streamline its decision-making process.

December 28, 2007 | By BARRY HATTON Associated Press Writer | World


Sirens, displays mark Chinese commemoration of ’Nanking Massacre’

BEIJING - Sirens sounded and students stood at attention Thursday to mark the 70th anniversary of Japan's notorious wartime massacre of civilians in the Chinese city of Nanjing.

December 28, 2007 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | World


Malaysia arrests ethnic Indians under law allowing detention without trial

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian authorities arrested five ethnic Indian activists Thursday under a security law that allows indefinite detention without trial, a lawyer said.

December 28, 2007 | By SEAN YOONG Associated Press Writer | World


Russia, Iran agree on completion schedule for Bushehr plant, reports say

MOSCOW - Russia and Iran reached agreement Thursday on a schedule for finishing construction of a nuclear power plant that plays a central role in the international tensions over Iran's atomic program, Russian news agencies reported.

December 28, 2007 | By JIM HEINTZ Associated Press Writer | World


Shelling, gunbattles kill at least 17 in Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Mortar rounds slammed into the biggest market in Mogadishu on Thursday and gunbattles erupted across the city, killing 17 people hours after a government official said radical Muslims had regrouped and were poised to launch a massive attack.

December 28, 2007 | By SALAD DUHUL Associated Press Writer | World


Algiers suicide bombers had been jailed, released in amnesty; death toll now 37

ALGIERS, Algeria - Two convicted terrorists who had been freed in an amnesty carried out the suicide bombings at U.N. and government buildings that killed 37 people, an Algerian security official said Thursday.

December 28, 2007 | By AOMAR OUALI Associated Press Writer | World


Musharraf to end emergency rule, restore constitution Saturday, says official

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - President Pervez Musharraf will lift Pakistan's state of emergency only after changing the constitution to ensure he cannot be hauled before a court, a senior official said Thursday, as lawyers held more protests against the retired general.

December 28, 2007 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | World


Argentine president responds angrily to US charges that Venezuelan cash meant for her campaign

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's new president reacted angrily Thursday to U.S. charges that a suitcase full of Venezuelan cash seized by customs was intended to finance her campaign, calling it an example of ''garbage in international politics.''

December 28, 2007 | By BILL CORMIER Associated Press Writer | World


Pirates release Japanese tanker off Somalia, crew appear unharmed

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Pirates freed a Japanese tanker and its 22 crew members apparently unharmed off the Somali coast Wednesday, a U.S. Navy spokesman said. A man who claimed he was one of the pirates said a ransom was paid for the release.

December 27, 2007 | By MOHAMED SHEIKH NOR and MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press Writers | World


Government officials say Italy’s truck drivers have agreed to end protest

ROME - Italy's truck drivers agreed Wednesday to call off a protest that has blocked highways for three days, causing shortages of gasoline, medicines and perishable foods across Italy, government officials said.

December 27, 2007 | By ALESSANDRA RIZZO Associated Press Writer | World


Tens of thousands march in Athens as Greece grinds to halt in general strike

ATHENS, Greece - Tens of thousands of demonstrators jammed central Athens and the northern city of Thessaloniki on Wednesday as a general strike to protest government plans to reform the country's debt-ridden pension system brought Greece to a standstill.

December 27, 2007 | By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press Writer | World


More than 50 Taliban killed after fleeing Musa Qala; 2 NATO soldiers killed in blast

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - More than 50 Taliban fighters who fled a key southern Afghan town were killed in a two-day battle as the militants tried to attack a nearby government center, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

December 27, 2007 | By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer | World


Canadian serial killer gets maximum sentence; life with no parole for at least 25 years

NEW WESTMINSTER, British Columbia (AP) - Convicted serial killer Robert ''Willie'' Pickton won't be eligible for parole for a minimum of 25 years, the maximum penalty allowed by law, a judge ruled Tuesday after hearing gripping testimony from victims' relatives.

December 27, 2007 | By DAN BURRITT Associated Press Writer | World


Bosnian Serb general convicted, sentenced to 33 years for deadly siege of Sarajevo

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A Bosnian Serb general who ordered the relentless shelling, sniping and indiscriminate terror that rained down on Sarajevo during the final phase of a 44-month siege, was convicted of war crimes Wednesday and given a 33-year prison sentence.

December 27, 2007 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | World


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Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.

April 23, 2014 | By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press | World


Netflix plans price hike

Netflix subscribers may have to fork out $1 to $2 more per month if they want to keep feeding their video-streaming addiction in the near future.

April 23, 2014 | By NATALIE CROFTS Deseret News National | World


Money may house 3,000 different types of bacteria, study says

MANHATTAN - An old adage tells people to "put your money where your mouth is." Well, you really shouldn't.

April 23, 2014 | By FAITH HEATON JOLLEY Deseret News National | World


Little-known heart procedure could save hundreds of children

A new procedure is available to help infants with a heart defect that affects hundreds of children yearly. But because the Food and Drug Administration doesn't recognize the procedure, few families know about its usefulness and health benefits.

April 22, 2014 | By JOSH FURLONG Deseret News National | World


Lucey is tops in Iowa's 'Beautiful Bulldog' event

DES MOINES, Iowa - Lucey is a slobbering 18-month-old pooch whose human family dreams of making her a therapy dog.

April 22, 2014 | By LUKE MEREDITH Associated Press | World


Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.

April 21, 2014 | By MARTHA MENDOZA & OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press | World


Most Americans still not prepared for job loss

Even after a recession, many Americans still haven't prepared for a possible job loss, according to a new Gallup poll.

April 21, 2014 | By MICHAEL De GROOTE Deseret News National | World


Sherpas consider boycott after Everest avalanche

KATMANDU, Nepal - Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community.

April 21, 2014 | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA Associated Press | World


Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans

WASHINGTON - Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they express bigger doubts as concepts that scientists consider to be truths get further from our own experiences and the present time, an Associated Press-GfK poll found.

April 21, 2014 | By JENNIFER AGIESTA & SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | World


High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

WASHINGTON - Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being.

April 21, 2014 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | World


High rent driving middle class out of cities

Financial experts say housing costs should be around 25 to 28 percent of a person's income.

April 20, 2014 | By MICHAEL De GROOTE Deseret News National | World


Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

GROTON, Conn. - With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface.

April 20, 2014 | By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press | World


Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.

April 20, 2014 | By GREG BEACHAM Associated Press | World


5 features an Amazon phone might offer

NEW YORK - A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer.

April 20, 2014 | By MAE ANDERSON Associated Press | World


In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream

DENVER - Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

April 20, 2014 | By NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press | World


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