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Afghan official: Taliban routed near Kandahar

ARGHANDAB, Afghanistan - A swift offensive by Afghan and NATO forces has driven Taliban militants from a strategic group of villages outside southern Afghanistan's largest city and killed 56 insurgents, Afghan officials said Thursday.

July 04, 2008 | By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mexico pursues appeal to stay executions in US

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Mexico made an emergency appeal to the U.N.'s highest court Thursday to block the execution of its citizens on death row in the U.S.

July 04, 2008 | By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


SKorean president: No older US beef

SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean President Lee Myung-bak pledged to keep U.S. beef out of South Korea unless Washington agrees to ban meat from older cattle, seeking Thursday to defuse a political crisis sparked by health concerns that has derailed his plan to boost U.S. ties and reinvigorate the economy.

July 04, 2008 | By KWANG-TAE KIM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Floodwaters start receding in southern China

GUANGZHOU, China - Floodwaters began receding Tuesday in parts of southern China after killing at least 63 people, swamping 2.5 million acres of farmland and causing billions of dollars in damage, the government said.

July 02, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Taliban prep for battle outside Kandahar

ARGHANDAB, Afghanistan - Taliban militants destroyed bridges and planted mines in several villages they control outside southern Afghanistan's largest city in apparent preparation for battle, residents and officials said Tuesday.

July 02, 2008 | By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Japan hangs 3 convicted murderers

TOKYO - A serial killer who mutilated the bodies of four young girls and reportedly drank the blood of one of his victims was among three convicted murderers executed in Japan on Tuesday for crimes an official called indescribably cruel.

July 02, 2008 | By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kidnappers extend deadline for talks to free Philippine journalists

MANILA, Philippines - Al-Qaida-linked militants extended a Tuesday deadline for a ransom payment to free a popular TV news anchor and her cameraman kidnapped in the southern Philippines, a negotiator said.

July 02, 2008 | By TERESA CEROJANO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan’s A.Q. Khan denies new nuke weapons claim

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The architect of Pakistan's nuclear program on Tuesday rejected a report alleging that his network may have shared blueprints for an advanced nuclear weapon with countries such as Iran and North Korea.

July 02, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hamas says it’s reached cease-fire with Israel

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gaza's Hamas rulers on Tuesday said they have reached a long-awaited cease-fire with Israel meant to end months of Palestinian assaults on Israeli border towns and bruising Israeli retaliation.

July 02, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Economy struggles with rising prices, plodding growth

WASHINGTON - Wholesale prices barreled ahead while housing and industrial activity faltered - a blend of high-costs and slow growth that ensures the Federal Reserve's most likely move on interest rates next week will be no move whatsoever.

July 02, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


High security for Olympic flame in western China

KASHGAR, China - Tight security surrounded the Olympic flame Tuesday as it began its journey through China's restive Muslim western region of Xinjiang.

July 02, 2008 | By SCOTT McDONALD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Anti-US cleric shifts strategy for Iraq elections

BAGHDAD - Followers of anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr will run candidates on other party tickets in upcoming Iraqi provincial elections, a top aide said Sunday, in an apparent bid to sidestep what they believe is a government campaign against their movement.

June 30, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sensitive China quake photo removed from exhibit

JUYUAN, China - In a town where parents are grieving for the nearly 300 children killed when last month's earthquake toppled a middle school, a photograph hinting at shoddy school construction has disappeared from a public exhibition.

June 30, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN chief: Saudi to boost oil production

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia plans to increase its oil production by 200,000 barrels a day next month, the kingdom's oil minister told U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Sunday, according to Ban's spokesman.

June 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Parents of China quake victims express anger

BEICHUAN COUNTY, China - Hundreds of grieving parents blocked the road into a flattened town Thursday as police sought to quell a rising wave of public anger over schools that collapsed in an earthquake a month ago and killed thousands of children.

June 27, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Study: Global warming means smoggier autumns for Southeast US

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The drier, warmer autumn weather that's becoming more common due to climate change may extend summer smog well into the fall in ...

August 22, 2016 | By JASON DEAREN | Associated Press


Accidents spark questions about thrill-ride safety

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In some parts of the U.S., the thrill rides that hurl kids upside down, whirl them around or send them shooting down ...

August 22, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY, ERIK SCHELZIG and CLAIRE GALOFARO Associated Press | Associated Press


Flood-weary Louisiana cleans house

ST. AMANT, La. - Flood-weary residents cleaned out houses Saturday as search parties went door to door looking for survivors or bodies trapped by flooding so ...

August 20, 2016 | By REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump touring Louisiana flooding

BATON ROUGE, La. - Offering consolation, expressing regret, cutting ties with a controversial aide. Donald Trump's campaign turnaround plan on Friday featured the unorthodox candidate ...

August 19, 2016 | By MELINDA DESLATTE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Brazilian police: Lochte, US swimmers were not robbed

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian police said Thursday that swimmer Ryan Lochte and three U.S. teammates were not robbed after a night of partying, and ...

August 18, 2016 | By MAURICIO SAVARESE, PETER PRENGAMAN and LUIS ANDRES HENAO Associated Press | Associated Press


Volunteers sought in Zika battle

WASHINGTON - Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science.

August 18, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Housing crisis looms in flood-stricken Louisiana

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. - With an estimated 40,000 homes damaged by deadly flooding, Louisiana could be looking at its biggest housing crunch since the miserable ...

August 17, 2016 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, MELINDA DESLATTE and KEVIN McGILL Associated Press | Associated Press


In flooded Louisiana, a cleanup and a search for bodies

BATON ROUGE, La. - Authorities went door to door and car to car to check for bodies Tuesday, and homeowners began the heartbreaking task of gathering ...

August 16, 2016 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, MELINDA DESLATTE and REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press | Associated Press


Thousands hunker down after Louisiana floods

BATON ROUGE, La. - Thousands of people in southern Louisiana hunkered down in shelters Monday, forced out of their homes by intense flooding that took many ...

August 15, 2016 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press | Associated Press


US organ network considers new plan for liver transplants

WASHINGTON - The nation's transplant network is taking a long-awaited step to ease a serious disparity: Where you live affects whether you get a timely ...

August 15, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Obama's environmental legacy: Some 24 national monuments

WASHINGTON - The race is on to win President Barack Obama's attention as he puts some final touches on his environmental legacy.

August 15, 2016 | | Associated Press


Thousands rescued in La. floods; 3 dead

BATON ROUGE, La. - As the floodwaters swallowed Lyn Gibson's two-story home, she hacked away on a hole near the roof, desperately trying to get ...

August 13, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Facebook feuds

CINCINNATI - Some friends don't let friends talk politics anymore on Facebook.

August 12, 2016 | By DAN SEWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Phoenix neighborhood on edge with serial killer prowling

PHOENIX - He is a lanky Hispanic man in his 20s who drives down the darkened streets of poor, predominantly Latino neighborhoods, blending in as he ...

August 12, 2016 | By JACQUES BILLEAUD and ALAN CLENDENNING Associated Press | Associated Press


Florida Zika cases rise to 25

MIAMI - Florida's caseload of Zika spread by Miami mosquitoes has risen to 25, and U.S. health officials continue to warn pregnant women to ...

August 11, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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