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Further cut in US forces in Iraq likely this fall

BAGHDAD - Iraq's security has improved so much, even as U.S. troop levels have dropped, that President Bush seems likely to order thousands more soldiers home by year's end.

August 05, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press


Indictment is biggest test for Sudanese leader

KHARTOUM, Sudan - President Omar al-Bashir's indictment on Darfur genocide charges presents the Sudanese leader with the most serious challenge to his 19-year rule, raising questions about his legitimacy that could weaken his grip on power.

August 04, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pope wraps up Australia trip with final Mass

SYDNEY, Australia - Pope Benedict XVI ended his farthest pilgrimage Sunday, one intended to inspire a new generation of faithful while trying to overcome a dark chapter for his church from a clerical sex abuse scandal.

August 04, 2008 | By VICTOR L. SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


To avoid Olympic smog, Beijing limits traffic

BEIJING - With the Olympics less than three weeks away, Beijing began restricting car use and limiting factory emissions on Sunday in a final drastic effort to clear its smog-choked skies.

August 04, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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


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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 ...

April 11, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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


Video of passenger getting dragged off flight sparks uproar

CHICAGO - Video of police officers dragging a passenger from an overbooked United Airlines flight sparked an uproar Monday on social media, and a spokesman for ...

April 10, 2017 | By CARYN ROUSSEAU and DAVID KOENIG Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump claims flexibility as strength

PALM BEACH, Fla. - In the aftermath of President Donald Trump's surprise strikes on Syria, his allies and adversaries have searched for some broader meaning ...

April 08, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and VIVIAN SALAMA Associated Press | Associated Press


Gorsuch confirmed for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - After weeks of turmoil, the Senate confirmed Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch as the Supreme Court's youngest justice Friday, filling a 14-month vacancy after ...

April 07, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


US strikes win global praise

PALM BEACH, Fla. - The United States vowed Friday to keep the pressure on Syria after the intense nighttime wave of missile strikes from U.S ...

April 07, 2017 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent | Associated Press


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