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American diplomat escapes gun attack in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A U.S. diplomat narrowly escaped an attempt on her life Tuesday when two men with AK-47s jumped in front of her armored vehicle and sprayed it with bullets, staging a brazen attack that raised fears other foreigners could be targeted.

September 10, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe leader jeered at parliament opening

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's opposition heckled Robert Mugabe in an unprecedented show of defiance when the president opened parliament Tuesday with traditional pomp and his familiar denunciations of the West.

September 10, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


25 die as suicide bomber hits Iraq police recruits

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber with explosives hidden beneath his traditional robe blew himself up Tuesday in a crowd of Iraqis trying to join the police force, killing at least 25 people in the second major bombing in Iraq this week.

September 10, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Egypt septuplets stir debate on fertility drugs

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt - The 27-year-old woman and her husband already had three children - all girls. They badly wanted a boy, and she had not conceived in five years, so doctors gave her hormones.

September 10, 2008 | By HADEEL AL-SHALCHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Airliner hijacked from Darfur to Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya - Hijackers in Sudan's wartorn Darfur region seized a jetliner carrying nearly 100 people, including local Darfur officials, and forced it to land at a World War II-era airfield in the heart of the Sahara Desert in neighboring Libya, officials said.

September 10, 2008 | By KHALED EL-DEEB and MOHAMED OSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN accuses US-led troops in deaths of Afghans

KABUL, Afghanistan - In a stark warning to U.S. forces, the Afghan government said it will try to regulate the presence of U.S. troops and their use of airstrikes, while the U.N. on Tuesday announced that ''convincing evidence'' exists that an American-led operation killed 90 civilians.

September 10, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russia recognizes breakaway Georgian regions

MOSCOW - Russia formally recognized the breakaway Georgian territories at the heart of its war with Georgia on Tuesday, heightening tensions with the West as the United States dispatched a military ship bearing aid to a port city still patrolled by Russian troops.

September 10, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rice hopeful of Mideast peace before Bush leaves

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday that ''God willing'' there could still be a Mideast peace agreement before the end of President Bush's term in office.

September 10, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE and DALIA NAMMARI Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Survivor says wing dipped sharply before crash

MADRID, Spain - The airliner that crashed this week in Madrid had just barely got airborne and its right wing dipped sharply before the plane started wobbling and went down, one of the few survivors of the disaster said Saturday.

September 07, 2008 | By DANIEL WOOLLS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russia aims to keep control of Georgian port city

POTI, Georgi - Thousands of Georgians demanded that Russian troops leave the outskirts of this strategic Black Sea port on Saturday and took to the streets in protest, while a top Russian general said his country's forces would keep patrolling the area.

September 07, 2008 | By BELA SZANDELSZKY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rights group: 78 Afghans killed; US to investigate

KABUL, Afghanista - Scores of Afghan civilians who had gathered in a small village for the memorial ceremony of a militia commander were killed when U.S. and Afghan soldiers launched an attack in the middle of the night, officials and villagers said Saturday.

September 07, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO and RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Will Canada’s oil boom be an environmental bust?

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta - The largest dump truck in the world is parked under a massive mechanical shovel waiting to transport 400 tons of oily sand at an open pit mine in the northern reaches of Alberta.

September 07, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi prime minister: No arms in hands of militias

BAGHDAD - Iraq's government is grateful to U.S.-allied Sunni fighters but won't allow them to keep their weapons indefinitely, the prime minister said Saturday, hinting at a more intense crackdown on the Sunni groups.

September 07, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Saudi ban on woman drivers may be eroding

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - When Ruwaida al-Habis' father and two brothers were badly burned in a fire, she had no choice but to break Saudi Arabia's ban on women drivers to get them to a clinic.

September 05, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mexico outraged over corrupt police, kidnappings

MEXICO CITY - After kidnappers in police uniforms set up a fake checkpoint to snatch 14-year-old Fernando Marti off a Mexico City street, his businessman father paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in ransom, and waited for his son's safe return.

September 05, 2008 | By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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GOP tax plan clears House

WASHINGTON - Republicans rammed a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House Thursday, edging toward the code's biggest rewrite ...

November 16, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM and MARCY GORDON Associated Press | Associated Press


'God is so good' says man freed after 5 decades in prison

BATON ROUGE, La. - A 65-year-old man who was arrested at 19 and sentenced to life without parole walked out of prison on Wednesday, saying "God ...

November 15, 2017 | By STACEY PLAISANCE Associated Press | Associated Press


Workers at Calif. school averted disaster

CORNING, Calif. - A tiny Northern California elementary school would have turned into a "bloodbath" if not for quick action by school workers who rushed small ...

November 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Police hunt serial killer in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. - Police and federal agents with rifles checked car trunks, banged on doors and gathered forensic evidence in a Tampa neighborhood Tuesday as they ...

November 14, 2017 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Rise in teen suicide, social media linked

CHICAGO - An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there ...

November 14, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Trump calls Putin sincere, ex-US intelligence heads 'hacks'

HANOI, Vietnam - Days before returning home from a whirlwind trip to Asia, President Donald Trump was back on the defensive over Russian election meddling, saying ...

November 11, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Moore continues to deny accusations

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. - A defiant Roy Moore on Saturday insisted the allegations of sexual misconduct decades ago were false and voters in Alabama would "see ...

November 11, 2017 | By JEFF AMY and KIM CHANDLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Pall of church shooting shrouds town's Veterans Day ceremony

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas - First responders and law enforcement personnel stood with heads bowed Saturday in Sutherland Springs for a Veterans Day ceremony that also was ...

November 11, 2017 | By CLAUDIA LAUER and EMILY SCHMALL Associated Press | Associated Press


Candidate: Accusations 'false and misleading'

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - His party suddenly and bitingly divided, Alabama Republican Roy Moore emphatically rejected increasing pressure to abandon his Senate bid on Friday as fears ...

November 10, 2017 | By STEVE PEOPLES and KIMBERLY CHANDLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Latest JFK files: No link between CIA, Oswald

WASHINGTON - Newly released government documents regarding John F. Kennedy's assassination say allegations that Lee Harvey Oswald was connected to the CIA were "totally unfounded."

November 04, 2017 | By DEB RIECHMANN and ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Local precincts crucial to voting security

CONYERS, Ga. - Last November, election officials in a small Rhode Island town were immediately suspicious when results showed 99 percent of voters had turned down ...

November 04, 2017 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Associated Press


Gun death rate on the rise in US

NEW YORK - The U.S. rate for gun deaths has increased for the second straight year, following 15 years of no real change, a government ...

November 03, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


GOP tax plan may offer little aid for many in middle class

WASHINGTON - House Republicans have stressed that the tax plan they unveiled Thursday is tailored to benefit America's middle class. Just how much it would ...

November 02, 2017 | By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


NY suspect charged with terrorism

NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors brought terrorism charges Wednesday against the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead, saying he carried ...

November 01, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press | Associated Press


Key parts of women's tale of survival at sea contradicted

HONOLULU - Two Hawaii women who say they were lost at sea for five months never activated their emergency beacon and described running into a fearsome ...

October 31, 2017 | By CALEB JONES Associated Press | Associated Press


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