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Venomous lionfish prowls fragile Caribbean waters

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A maroon-striped marauder with venomous spikes is rapidly multiplying in the Caribbean's warm waters, swallowing native species, stinging divers and generally wreaking havoc on an ecologically delicate region.

August 28, 2008 | By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Britain drops plan to bar size zero fashion models

LONDON - London Fashion Week organizers have dropped plans that likely would have barred many size zero models from the catwalk, saying industry executives around the world felt they were not needed.

August 28, 2008 | By MEERA SELVA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Taliban ambush kills 3 more Western aid workers

PUL-E-ALAM, Afghanistan (AP) - Taliban fighters with assault rifles shredded a U.S. aid group's SUV with dozens of bullets Wednesday, killing three Western women and their Afghan driver amid an escalating militant onslaught against humanitarian workers in Afghanistan.

August 28, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH and FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Officials: Missiles kill 9 in Pakistan

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - A missile strike in a Pakistani tribal region killed at least nine suspected insurgents including foreigners, officials said Wednesday, raising suspicion that the U.S. was again targeting militants in Pakistan.

August 28, 2008 | By ISHTIAQ MAHSUD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China: attacks possibly linked to terror groups

URUMQI, China - China said Wednesday that some evidence suggests terrorist groups may have been involved in a series of attacks in the Muslim territory of Xinjiang, far from the Olympics in Beijing.

August 28, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pressure mounts on Zimbabwe opposition leader

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's main opposition leader faced mounting pressure Wednesday to agree to a power-sharing government with autocratic President Robert Mugabe, but insisted that this must reflect ''the will of the people.''

August 28, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


It finally starts to sink in for Phelps

BEIJING - Michael Phelps finally seems to be grasping what it all means.

August 28, 2008 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US army deserter ordered deported from Canada

TORONTO - A U.S. Army specialist who fled Fort Bragg for Canada after learning his unit was to be deployed to Iraq was ordered deported Wednesday.

August 28, 2008 | BY ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US plans aid to Georgia as Russia rolls into city

OUTSIDE GORI, Georgia - Russian troops and paramilitaries rolled into the strategic Georgian city of Gori on Wednesday, apparently violating a truce designed to end the conflict that has uprooted tens of thousands and scarred the Georgian landscape.

August 28, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and MATTI FRIEDMAN Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


UN to help offset high food and oil prices

ROME - The U.N. will provide $214 million in food assistance to 16 impoverished areas to help ease the effects of high food and oil prices, its food agency said Tuesday.

August 27, 2008 | By ALESSANDRA RIZZO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


India security forces kill 13 Kashmiri protesters

SRINAGAR, India - Indian forces shot and killed at least 13 Muslim protesters on Tuesday as tens of thousands of people defied a blanket curfew in Indian Kashmir, the bloodiest day in nearly two months of unrest that has rocked this long-troubled Himalayan region.

August 27, 2008 | By AIJAZ HUSSAIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Georgia says Russia bombed after order to halt war

TBILISI, Georgia - Russia ordered a halt to the war in Georgia on Tuesday, after five days of air and land attacks that sent Georgia's army into headlong retreat and left towns, military bases and homes in the U.S. ally smoldering. Georgia insisted that Russian forces were still bombing and shelling.

August 27, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Warrior with AK-47 becomes cleric with pseudonym

BAGHDAD - Abu Ali has had enough of war. Nothing, he insists, can change his mind.

August 27, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Coup leader gets presidential powers in Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania - The military junta that overthrew Mauritania's government last week adopted a law Tuesday transferring the power of the presidency to the head of the junta.

August 27, 2008 | By AHMED MOHAMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Myanmar gem merchants dismiss US embargo threat

YANGON, Myanmar - Thousands of sapphires, rubies, diamonds, emeralds, jade and other gems glitter in long glass display cases as merchants haggle with professional buyers - most of them foreigners - and tourists.

August 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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DNA test results may not change health habits

NEW YORK - If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy?

August 18, 2017 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Attacker drives van into Barcelona crowd

BARCELONA, Spain - A van veered onto a promenade Thursday and barreled down the busy walkway in central Barcelona, swerving back and forth as it mowed ...

August 17, 2017 | By BARRY HATTON and JOSEPH WILSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump's ardent backers support him more than ever

SUN CITY, Arizona - President Donald Trump's most ardent champions are sticking by him, happy to absolve him of any wrong in the blame game ...

August 17, 2017 | By ANITA SNOW and MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press | Associated Press


Overdoses on the road climbing

COLUMBUS, Ohio - An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the ...

August 17, 2017 | By MITCH STACY and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press | Associated Press


Charlottesville victim's mother urges 'righteous action'

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The mother of the young woman mowed down while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville urged mourners at a memorial service Wednesday ...

August 16, 2017 | By BRIAN WITTE and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Express Scripts to limit opioids

ST. LOUIS - The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part ...

August 16, 2017 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press | Associated Press


Express Scripts to limit opioids

ST. LOUIS - The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part ...

August 16, 2017 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press | Associated Press


Scientists: Lightning is zapping fewer Americans, not more

WASHINGTON - Lightning - once one of nature's biggest killers -is claiming far fewer lives in the United States, mostly because we've learned to get ...

August 15, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Defiant Trump insists anew: Blame both sides for violence

NEW YORK - Combative and insistent, President Donald Trump declared anew Tuesday "there is blame on both sides" for the deadly violence last weekend in Charlottesville ...

August 15, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JULIE PACE Associated Press | Associated Press


Bowing to pressure, Trump denounces hate groups by name

WASHINGTON - Bowing to pressure from right and left, President Donald Trump condemned white supremacist groups by name on Monday, declaring "racism is evil" after two ...

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


Many Americans find their workplace hostile or threatening

WASHINGTON - The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile.

August 14, 2017 | By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Officials: White nationalist rally linked to 3 deaths

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person ...

August 12, 2017 | By SARAH RANKIN Associated Press | Associated Press


2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normal

WASHINGTON - Last year's global weather was far more extreme or record breaking than anything approaching normal, according to a new report.

August 10, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


American flight underscores hazards posed by turbulence

DALLAS - At some point during many flights, the captain will calmly announce that there could be some bumps ahead and so passengers must be seated ...

August 09, 2017 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer | Associated Press


Study boosts hope of 'liquid biopsies' for cancer screening

Scientists have the first major evidence that blood tests called liquid biopsies hold promise for screening people for cancer. Hong Kong doctors tried it for ...

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


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