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No deal on election bill, bomb kills 12 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Despite intense U.S. pressure, Iraqi leaders failed Sunday to resolve differences over how to govern the oil-rich city of Kirkuk - a dispute that is blocking provincial elections and stoking tension in the volatile north.

August 18, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP IMPACT: Seoul probes civilian ‘massacres’ by US

EDITOR'S NOTE - Nine years ago, the world learned of a hidden chapter of the Korean War - the killing of refugees at a place called No Gun Ri. Now investigators are shedding light on what one calls 215 ''other No Gun Ris.'' Here is a report.

August 18, 2008 | By CHARLES J. HANLEY and JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Grass-roots effort in Egypt fights ’cutting’ girls

SULTAN ZAWYIT, Egypt - In this small Nile River farming village, Maha Mohammed has started to doubt whether she should circumcise her two daughters.

August 18, 2008 | By ANNA JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Afghan mothers keep their kids with them in prison

KABUL, Afghanistan - Three-year-old Wahid nervously clutched a dirty blue stuffed bunny, as the other children in the prison huddled around.

August 18, 2008 | By ALISA TANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Abbas denies asylum to supporters from Gaza

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday refused to grant West Bank asylum to forces who fled weekend faction fighting in Hamas-ruled Gaza, despite fears for their safety.

August 18, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB and IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chinese grumble about the Olympics, but quietly

SHIJIAZHUANG, China - From the desktop computer at the foot of his bed, Zhang Heng dares to complain about the Beijing Olympics.

August 18, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush trip to Asia balances fun, diplomacy

President Bush's visit to Beijing almost looks like a vacation - right down to a family reunion. But his three-nation Asian trip also takes him to the doorsteps of two troublesome regimes while forcing him to balance the Olympic spirit with the delicacies of diplomacy.

August 18, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Stampede kills 145 at remote Hindu temple in India

NEW DELHI - Thousands of panicked pilgrims stampeded Sunday at a remote mountaintop temple in northern India during celebrations to honor a Hindu goddess, sending dozens of people plummeting to their deaths and trampling scores more. Police said 145 people were killed.

August 18, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bomb hidden in trash pile kills 20 Somalis

MOGADISHU, Somalia - A bomb hidden under a pile of garbage killed at least 20 people, half of them women who were sweeping the street in Somalia's capital, witnesses and doctors said Sunday.

August 18, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police identify Canadian bus attack suspect

TORONTO - A man who witnesses said stabbed and beheaded his seat mate on a Greyhound bus in Canada made his first court appearance Friday, while police offered no motive for the savage attack against a 22-year-old carnival worker.

August 16, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Brazil suspect on drugs when British teen killed

GOIANIA, Brazil - The Brazilian man accused of dismembering a British teenager and stuffing her torso in a suitcase told The Associated Press on Friday that he doesn't remember most of what happened the night she died because he was high on cocaine.

August 16, 2008 | By MARCO SIBAJA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


IAEA approves deal for India’s nuclear inspection

VIENNA, Austria - India and the U.S. moved a decisive step closer to implementing a landmark nuclear deal Friday following approval of an inspections plan by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

August 16, 2008 | By VERONIKA OLEKSYN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Surgeons: German farmer gets double arm transplant

MUNICH, Germany - A German farmer who lost both his arms in an accident has been successfully fitted with two new limbs in what is believed to be the first complete double arm transplant, his surgeons said Friday.

August 16, 2008 | By BASTIAN REICHERT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq suffers from dirty water, fears about cholera

BAGHDAD - Just months after Americans repaired a sewage treatment plant in southern Baghdad, insurgents attacked the facility and killed the manager. Looters took care of the rest.

August 16, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chinese cheered by eclipse a week before Olympics

XI'AN, China - Finally, China had an act of nature it could celebrate.

August 16, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

NEW YORK - The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the ...

June 22, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Americans and guns: It's complicated

ATLANTA - Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns.

June 22, 2017 | By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press | Associated Press


Summer vacation: Never mind the hike. Where's the hammock?

Never mind the hike. Where's the hammock?

June 21, 2017 | By EMILY SWANSON and BETH J. HARPAZ Associated Press | Associated Press


US student freed by North Korea dies

CINCINNATI - Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after almost a year and a half ...

June 19, 2017 | By DAN SEWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Mass. woman guilty of manslaughter in texting suicide case

TAUNTON, Mass. - A woman who sent her boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself when they were both teenagers was convicted ...

June 17, 2017 | By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer | Associated Press


Teen vaping falls, study finds

NEW YORK - Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United States.

June 15, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Gunman wounds GOP leader, killed by police

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers as they practiced for a charity baseball game Wednesday, critically wounding House GOP Whip Steve ...

June 14, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and CHAD DAY Associated Press | Associated Press


Panicked UPS workers flee gunfire

SAN FRANCISCO - A UPS employee opened fire inside one of the company's package delivery facilities in San Francisco on Wednesday, killing three co-workers and ...

June 14, 2017 | By PAUL ELIAS and JOCELYN GECKER Associated Press | Associated Press


AP sources: Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump told Republican senators Tuesday that the House-passed health care bill he helped revive is "mean" and urged them to craft a ...

June 13, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Obesity levels up around the world, especially in kids

NEW YORK - The global obesity problem now affects 1 in 10 people in the world, it is rising in countries rich and poor, and in ...

June 12, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Hold the healthy-sounding labels

CHICAGO - Researchers tried a big serving of food psychology and a dollop of trickery to get diners to eat their vegetables. And it worked.

June 12, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Comey: 'I was fired because of the Russia investigation'

WASHINGTON - Former FBI Director James Comey asserted Thursday that President Donald Trump fired him to interfere with his investigation of Russia's ties to the ...

June 08, 2017 | By ERIC TUCKER and ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump taps seasoned law enforcement attorney to head FBI

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump surprised Washington on Wednesday with his choice to replace James Comey a day ahead of the ousted FBI director's blockbuster ...

June 07, 2017 | By SADIE GURMAN and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Needing troops, Army offers up to $90K bonuses to re-enlist

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Struggling to expand its ranks, the Army will triple the amount of bonuses it's paying this year to more than ...

June 06, 2017 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Drugs score big wins against some cancers

CHICAGO - Drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There's even ...

June 05, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


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