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30 killed as fighting escalates in Pakistan valley

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Pakistani troops battled Islamic militants in a valley near the Afghan border Wednesday, killing 25 insurgents and losing five soldiers as escalating combat threatened the new government's policy of offering peace to pro-Taliban groups.

August 14, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi parliament calls session on Kirkuk

BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament went into summer recess Wednesday without resolving key disputes holding up this year's provincial elections, forcing the speaker to announce a special session to discuss a power-sharing formula for the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.

August 14, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Karadzic in UN custody in Netherlands

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has Radovan Karadzic in custody, 13 years after indicting the Bosnian Serb leader on genocide charges.

August 14, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Turkish ruling party narrowly avoids ban

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Turkey's top court on Wednesday narrowly decided against banning the ruling party over accusations that it was steering the country toward Islamic rule, preserving a government locked in a power struggle with the secular elite.

August 14, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Experts: Indian police struggle to halt bombings

AHMADABAD, India - It's a cycle India has seen repeated 13 times in nearly three years: Bombs are planted where they can kill as many people as possible. Investigations follow, memories fade and months later, bombs explode in another city.

August 13, 2008 | By MATTHEW ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Militants capture 25 Pakistani security personnel

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Islamic militants seized a security post in Pakistan's troubled northwest Tuesday, capturing at least 25 police and troops in a raid that underscored the government's weak grip on territory near the Afghan border.

August 13, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Medic: Boy killed by Israeli fire in West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Israeli gunfire killed a 10-year-old Palestinian boy Tuesday during a confrontation between troops and stone-throwers in a West Bank village, medics and witnesses said.

August 13, 2008 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


7 Bosnian Serbs guilty of genocide in Srebrenica

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - The Bosnian war crimes court convicted seven Bosnian Serbs of genocide Tuesday in the 1995 massacre of Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica and handed down prison sentences ranging from 38 to 42 years. Four others were acquitted.

August 13, 2008 | By AIDA CERKEZ-ROBINSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Beijing air improves with wind and rain

BEIJING - Environmental officials say their efforts are starting to clear the haze above Beijing, while strong wind and some rain have also raised hopes of blue skies when the Olympic Games start in just over a week.

August 13, 2008 | By HENRY SANDERSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Indonesia: Asian militants sought al-Qaida funds

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Two alleged Indonesian terror leaders were headed to Iraq to seek help from al-Qaida, according to a seized laptop that indicates regional militants are cash-strapped but determined to rebuild international links, security officials say.

August 13, 2008 | By CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thousands of Serb extremists rally in Belgrade for war crimes suspect Karadzic

BELGRADE, Serbia - Singing nationalist songs and waving posters of their ''Serb Hero,'' thousands of Serb extremists protested Tuesday in downtown Belgrade against the government's plans to extradite ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to the U.N. war crimes tribunal.

August 13, 2008 | By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


‘Martyrs’ List’ tallies Mahdi Army’s troubles

BAGHDAD - Loyalists within Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's militia network call it the ''martyrs' list,'' and it's long and growing: At least three dozen senior members killed in slayings or fighting since last summer and nearly 60 others detained.

August 13, 2008 | By BRIAN MURPHY and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mbeki upbeat on Zimbabwe power-sharing talks despite reported disagreements

HARARE, Zimbabwe - South African President Thabo Mbeki insisted Tuesday that talks in Pretoria aimed at building a power-sharing government to resolve Zimbabwe's deadly political crisis were going well, despite reports of disagreements.

August 13, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Investigator: Cockpit flight recording lost during Qantas mid-air crisis

MANILA, Philippines - Investigators will not be able to review the cockpit voice recording of a Qantas jet's midair crisis because it was overwritten as the crew made a harrowing emergency landing, an official said Tuesday.

August 13, 2008 | By JIM GOMEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Indian police link US man’s computer to e-mail taking credit for bombs that killed 45

AHMADABAD, India - Police raided the home of an American citizen in Mumbai, India's financial capital, and seized a computer from which an e-mail claiming responsibility for bombings that killed 45 people in western India was believed to have been sent, officials said Monday.

August 12, 2008 | By MATTHEW ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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April 28, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump tax plan: Relief for his voters

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's plan to overhaul the nation's tax code could provide significant tax cuts for the working-class voters who elected him ...

April 27, 2017 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


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WASHINGTON - Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies - and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely ...

April 25, 2017 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


New Orleans takes down white supremacist monument

NEW ORLEANS - A monument to a deadly white-supremacist uprising in 1874 was removed under cover of darkness by workers in masks and bulletproof vests Monday ...

April 24, 2017 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND and GERALD HERBERT Associated Press | Associated Press


Global warming may mean more active Americans

WASHINGTON - Global warming's milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a ...

April 24, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Scams costing victims their homes

NEW YORK (AP) - The phone call came as Raymond Murray neared the bottom of his luck. His wife had died, his career had been ended ...

April 22, 2017 | By MATT SEDENSKY AP National Writer | Associated Press


Science takes world stage

WASHINGTON - The world saw brain power take a different form Saturday.

April 22, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Diet soda linked to stroke, dementia

Americans trying to stay healthy have abandoned sugary drinks for diet drinks in droves over the past few decades on the theory that the latter ...

April 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Suspect accused of posting Facebook video of killing said he 'just snapped'

CLEVELAND - In a rambling video, Steve Stephens said, "I snapped, I just snapped." But as the manhunt dragged on Monday for the man accused of ...

April 17, 2017 | By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press | Associated Press


US pounds IS with 'mother of all bombs'

WASHINGTON - U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with "the mother of all bombs," the largest ...

April 13, 2017 | By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer | Associated Press


Auto show: SUVs of all sizes

NEW YORK - From high-performance muscle cars to hot-selling SUVs to cars hitting the U.S. market for the first time, the 2017 New York International ...

April 13, 2017 | | Associated Press


Trump declares US-Russia relations may be at "all-time low"

WASHINGTON - Laying bare deep and dangerous divisions on Syria and other issues, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that U.S. relations with Russia "may be ...

April 12, 2017 | By VIVIAN SALAMA and JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Prostate cancer tests now OK with US panel

CHICAGO - An influential U.S. government advisory panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favor of letting men decide for themselves ...

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Official: Russia knew Syrian attack was coming

WASHINGTON - The United States has concluded Russia knew in advance of Syria's chemical weapons attack last week, a senior U.S. official said Monday.

April 10, 2017 | By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | Associated Press


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