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Crackdown focuses on arms smuggling from Iran

CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - U.S. forces in Iraq are launching a new crackdown on weapons smuggling from Iran, in part by tighter monitoring of border crossings, a U.S. commander told The Associated Press on Friday.

August 02, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi troops put on show of strength in Baghdad’s Sadr City district

BAGHDAD - Iraqi soldiers took up positions on rooftops and military helicopters hovered overhead Friday in a show of strength in a Baghdad district where Shiite militiamen once ruled the streets. There were no reports of violence.

August 02, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Baghdad family’s woes far from Obama spotlight

BAGHDAD - There is a Baghdad that Sen. Barack Obama probably won't see.

August 02, 2008 | By BRIAN MURPHY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thai farmers look to bats as free, flying food

BAAN TOOM, Thailand - While movie fans the world over rave about the new Batman film, the only stir bats are causing in this poor farming village is in a cooking pot.

August 02, 2008 | By JERRY HARMER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iranian FM says he expects agreement with Washington on interest section, direct US flights

ANKARA, Turkey - Iran's foreign minister said Friday that he expects weekend talks with the United States to produce agreements on opening an American diplomatic outpost in Tehran and restoring direct flights between the two nations.

August 02, 2008 | By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pope: All faiths must unite against those who use religion to justify violence

SYDNEY, Australia - Pope Benedict XVI told representatives of Islam and other faiths that they must unite to combat religion's role in ''sinister and indiscriminate'' violence.

August 02, 2008 | By ROHAN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel arrests 6 men over al-Qaida links

JERUSALEM - Israeli investigators have arrested six men suspected of trying to set up an al-Qaida-linked terror network, including one who wanted to shoot down President Bush's helicopter, the Shin Bet security service said Friday.

August 02, 2008 | By MATTI FRIEDMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China to stop flights during Olympics opening

BEIJING - Airlines are being told to stay away from Beijing's airport during the opening ceremony of the Olympics and further scrutiny is being applied to foreign entertainers in the latest security moves ahead of next month's games.

August 02, 2008 | By HENRY SANDERSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq’s al-Qaida fighters now ‘furtive terrorists’

COMBAT OUTPOST COPPER, Iraq - It's quiet around here in farm country, south of Baghdad where al-Qaida once held sway. Just months ago U.S. foot patrols through the wheat fields nearby would regularly draw fire - if the soldiers managed first to elude al-Qaida-planted roadside bombs.

August 01, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press


India’s government preparing for confidence vote

NEW DELHI - What does it take to secure the vote of an Indian lawmaker these days? Six million dollars, says a top politician. And that's not all that's being offered.

August 01, 2008 | By MATTHEW ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Paring down high unemployment is Iraq’s next task

BAGHDAD - They fan out across Baghdad in summer's scorching heat - men in blue overalls picking up trash, mowing the sparse grass in parks, and standing on ladders to paint highway underpasses and prune palm trees.

August 01, 2008 | By SALLY BUZBEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Malaysian opposition leader freed on bail in sodomy case, accuses police of personal vendetta

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday that police arrested him for alleged sodomy because of a personal vendetta among the top brass, and insisted they have no case against him.

August 01, 2008 | By JULIA ZAPPEI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kuwait names 1st ambassador to Iraq since 1st Gulf War as Lebanese lawmaker visits Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Kuwait on Thursday named its first ambassador to Iraq since the 1991 Gulf War, in a major step toward healing the two countries' painful past and boosting regional ties with Baghdad's post-war government.

August 01, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Olmert’s lawyers attempt to discredit key witness

JERUSALEM - Lawyers representing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert cross-examined an American businessman Thursday, hoping to undermine his allegations that Olmert illicitly accepted cash-stuffed envelopes from him to help fund a luxurious lifestyle.

August 01, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thousands at burials of returned Israeli soldiers

NAHARIYA, Israel - Thousands of mourners turned out Thursday for the burials of two Israeli soldiers returned in a prisoner exchange with Lebanese guerrillas, laying to rest the young men whose unknown fate had riveted the Jewish state for two years.

August 01, 2008 | By TARA TODRAS-WHITEHILL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Accelerated executions in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - After nearly a dozen years without an execution, Arkansas is racing to put eight men to death next month over a 10-day ...

March 21, 2017 | By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press | Associated Press


Comey: FBI probing Trump-Russia links

WASHINGTON - The FBI is investigating whether Donald Trump's associates coordinated with Russian officials in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election, Director James ...

March 20, 2017 | By ERIC TUCKER and EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Who's the happiest?

OSLO, Norway - If you want to pursue happiness, grab a winter coat.

March 20, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN and DAVID KEYTON Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump budget clouds Public Broadcasting Act's 50th year

LOS ANGELES - The federal act that created public broadcasting is marking its 50th year, but if President Donald Trump has his way it could be ...

March 18, 2017 | By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer | Associated Press


Cholesterol drug cuts heart risks

A long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious problems by 15 to 20 percent in a big ...

March 17, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Trump announces challenge to fuel standards

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that the administration will re-examine federal requirements governing the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks, moving forcefully ...

March 15, 2017 | By JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump White House sees 'deep state' behind leaks, opposition

NEW YORK - The White House and its allies are stepping up their attacks on a foe typically associated with fragile democracies, military coups and spy ...

March 14, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


'A real kick in the rear'

NEW YORK - A blustery late-season storm plastered the Northeast with sleet and snow Tuesday, paralyzing much of the Washington-to-Boston corridor after a stretch of unusually ...

March 14, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG and DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | Associated Press


Loud sound may pose more harm than we thought

NEW YORK - Matt Garlock has trouble making out what his friends say in loud bars, but when he got a hearing test, the result was ...

March 14, 2017 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Congress' analysts: Millions to lose coverage under GOP health bill

WASHINGTON - Fourteen million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation's health care system, and that number would balloon ...

March 13, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Associated Press


Appeals court: Civil Rights Act doesn't protect against anti-gay discrimination

ATLANTA - In a setback for gay rights advocates hoping for an expansion of workplace discrimination protections, a federal appeals court in Atlanta has ruled that ...

March 13, 2017 | | Associated Press


Robust February jobs report points to resilient US economy

WASHINGTON - U.S. employers added a robust 235,000 jobs in February and raised pay at a brisk pace - signs that a resilient economy has ...

March 10, 2017 | | Associated Press


Rookie doctors can work 24-hour shifts under updated rules

CHICAGO - Rookie doctors can work up to

March 10, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Health bill clears House hurdles

WASHINGTON - Republican leaders drove their long-promised legislation to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law over its first big hurdles in the House on Thursday ...

March 09, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Doctors tie Zika virus to heart problems in some adults

For the first time, doctors have tied infection with the Zika virus to possible new heart problems in adults.

March 09, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


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