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Rebels reject French medical mission in Colombia to help hostage Ingrid Betancourt

BOGOTA, Colombia - Leaders of Colombia's main rebel group on Tuesday rejected a French medical mission that flew to Bogota to aid ailing hostage Ingrid Betancourt, a presidential candidate who was kidnapped six years ago.

April 23, 2008 | By TOBY MUSE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


German polar bear cub ‘‘Flocke’’ makes her debut in Nuremberg

BERLIN - Never mind the burly polar bear Knut, here's the cute new cub Flocke.

April 23, 2008 | By DAVID RISING Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dad says ’Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin concealed ’pain and suffering’ behind public persona

BRISBANE, Australia - Late ''Crocodile Hunter'' Steve Irwin concealed pain and suffering behind his enthusiastic public persona, his father said in an interview broadcast Monday.

April 22, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Coroner’s jury rules Diana unlawfully killed by reckless actions of driver and paparazzi

LONDON - A coroner's jury ruled Monday that Princess Diana and boyfriend Dodi Fayed were unlawfully killed through the reckless actions of their driver and paparazzi in 1997.

April 22, 2008 | By ROBERT BARR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


16 die in strike against fugitive Afghan warlord; 7 police killed in poppy field

KABUL, Afghanistan - U.S. and Afghan forces attacked a remote village in a mountainous region of northeastern Afghanistan following reports that an infamous insurgent leader was in the area, a governor said Monday. At least 16 people were killed.

April 22, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Last run of Paris Olympic torch relay canceled following protests

PARIS - Organizers canceled the final leg of the Olympic run through Paris after chaotic protests Monday, snuffing out the torch and putting it aboard a bus in a humiliating concession to protesters decrying China's human rights record.

April 22, 2008 | By JEROME PUGMIRE and ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Report: US no closer to goals in Iraq than it was a year ago

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - The United States is no closer to achieving its goals in Iraq than it was a year ago but a quick military withdrawal could lead to massive chaos and even genocide, according to a report released Sunday by a U.S. think tank.

April 21, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Protesters scuffle with police during chaotic Olympic torch relay in London

LONDON - Police repeatedly scuffled with protesters as Olympians and dignitaries carried the Olympic torch during a chaotic relay through snowy London on Sunday.

April 21, 2008 | By BRYAN MITCHELL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


22 killed in Sadr City clashes as gunmen release students seized near Mosul

BAGHDAD - Iraqi troops backed by U.S. forces battled Shiite fighters in Baghdad's Sadr City neighborhood in clashes that killed 22 people and wounded dozens despite a cease-fire between the government and the militia, officials said Sunday.

April 21, 2008 | By SLOBODAN LEKIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


With trips to warfront, Basij keep revolutionary fervor alive among Iran’s youth

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Zahra Saremi took a different sort of vacation this year to celebrate Iranian New Year - touring the bloody battlefields of Iran's long war with Iraq at a week-long camp dedicated to martyrdom and patriotism.

April 21, 2008 | By LEE KEATH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq’s growing legions of widows suffer loneliness, ostracism and poverty

BAGHDAD - The car exploded near a popular ice cream parlor, sending flames and shrapnel through the busy square and killing 17 people.

April 21, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL and BUSHRA JUHI Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Suicide attack at start of Sri Lanka marathon kills government minister, 13 others

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - A suicide bomber killed 14 people at an opening ceremony for a marathon Sunday, including a government minister who was nearing the starting line with a flag and a former Olympian. More than 90 others were wounded in the attack.

April 21, 2008 | By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ukraine’s Iron Lady: Glamour, hairstyle and a fierce political will

KIEV, Ukraine - On a typical day she may chair a cabinet meeting, visit coal miners or fly to Brussels for a summit. But before she steps out of her home, she sculpts her rich blond hair into a peasant-style braid. Only then does she become the prime minister every Ukrainian can instantly identify.

April 21, 2008 | By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe’s ruling party declares presidential runoff, charges opposition bribed officials

HARARE, Zimbabwe - A presidential runoff between President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai appeared certain Friday after the ruling party said it had agreed to a second round.

April 19, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Wreck pictures to bear witness to Australian warship’s final moments

CANBERRA, Australia - A remote-controlled submarine scouring the shipwrecked remains of an Australian warship has revealed new clues to a World War II battle that cost more than 700 lives. But the mystery persists: What caused Australia's worst maritime tragedy?

April 19, 2008 | By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO - The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with ...

July 30, 2015 | By BRAD BROOKS and JENNY BARCHFIELD Associated Press | Associated Press


Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

DETROIT - In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.

July 29, 2015 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Minnesota dentist rarely discussed hunting with patients

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A Minnesota dentist who has become the target of worldwide outrage for hunting and killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe advised patients ...

July 29, 2015 | By BRIAN BAKST and FARAI MUTSAKA | Associated Press


Americans start to feel price hikes

WASHINGTON - Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.

July 28, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Gov't: Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back 500,000 pickups

DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles in the biggest such action ...

July 27, 2015 | By TOM KRISHER and JONATHAN FAHEY AP Business Writers | Associated Press


Remains of 36 unidentified Marines from WWII battle return

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - The military and a private organization have brought home the remains of 36 Marines killed in one of World War ...

July 27, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Theater shooter's mental problems didn't stop gun purchase

LAFAYETTE, La. - John Russell Houser was deeply troubled long before he shot 11 people in a movie theater in Louisiana, but decades of mental problems ...

July 25, 2015 | By RAY HENRY, JAY REEVES and REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press | Associated Press


Remains found in lake may be man missing since '72

SAWMILLS, N.C. - Forty-three years ago, Pamela Shook Kolbe's father went out one night for a date and never came home. Now, her family ...

July 24, 2015 | By JONATHAN DREW and TOM FOREMAN Jr. Associated Press | Associated Press


Gunman opens fire in Louisiana theater

LAFAYETTE, La. - A man who lost his family, home and businesses as he spent years angrily espousing right-wing extremism on television, the Internet and to ...

July 24, 2015 | By MELINDA DESLATTE and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Disability funds in danger

WASHINGTON - The 11 million Americans who receive Social Security disability face steep benefit cuts next year, the government said Wednesday, handing lawmakers a fiscal and ...

July 22, 2015 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Associated Press


New details describe scene of terror at Tenn. shooting

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Twenty Marines and two Navy corpsmen were in the middle of an otherwise mundane task, just checking their equipment after a training mission ...

July 22, 2015 | | Associated Press


Teen use of morning-after pill is climbing

NEW YORK - More than 1 in 5 sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill - a dramatic increase that likely reflects that it's ...

July 22, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Becoming a dad? Expect to gain 3 to 5 pounds, study suggests

NEW YORK - Many men gain a new sense of responsibility and purpose when they become fathers. A new study suggests they also gain 3 to ...

July 21, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


The high price of aging

NEW YORK - Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day. But when ...

July 20, 2015 | By MATTHEW CRAFT AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Sleeping off Alzheimer's

WASHINGTON - To sleep, perchance to... ward off Alzheimer's? New research suggests poor sleep may increase people's risk of Alzheimer's disease, by spurring ...

July 20, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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