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Egyptian editor gets 6-month prison sentence for stories on president’s health

CAIRO, Egypt - A journalist who reported on the president's alleged health problems was sentenced to six months in prison, which rights groups criticized Thursday as media harassment by the government.

April 11, 2008 | By MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Founder of JetBlue Airways announces plans for new Brazilian airline starting in 2009

SAO PAULO, Brazil - The founder of JetBlue Airways announced plans Thursday for a new Brazilian airline that would begin operating next year with three jets and eventually grow to a fleet of 76 planes flying nationwide.

April 11, 2008 | By ALAN CLENDENNING AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Move over, M. Le President; Sarkozy’s wife makes splash in Britain

LONDON - Nicolas Sarkozy did most of the talking, but it was his wife who made the headlines.

April 11, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US charges Puerto Rican governor, 12 others in campaign finance probe

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila was charged Thursday with 19 counts in a campaign finance probe, including conspiracy to violate U.S. federal campaign laws and giving false testimony to the FBI.

April 11, 2008 | By MANUEL ERNESTO RIVERA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US envoys visit Pakistan’s militant hotspots to promote security, development.

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Senior U.S. envoys visited Pakistan's northwest frontier Wednesday to promote lavishly funded plans to boost security and development in a region that could be harboring Osama bin Laden.

April 10, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chickens vanish from Egypt’s streets in the fight against bird flu

TAWFIQIYA, Egypt - Chickens used to roam every dusty street in every village across Egypt, and many of its city alleys too.

April 10, 2008 | By PAUL SCHEMM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi PM gives Basra gunmen 3-day ultimatum to surrender weapons

BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister on Wednesday gave gunmen in the southern oil port of Basra three days to surrender their weapons and renounce violence as clashes between security forces and Shiite militia fighters erupted for a second day.

April 10, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


French president says he cannot rule out possibility of boycotting Beijing opening ceremony

PARIS - French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Tuesday that he cannot rule out the possibility he might boycott the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics if China continues its crackdown in Tibet.

April 09, 2008 | By ANGELA DOLAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Saudi King Abdullah calls for interfaith dialogue between Muslims, Christians and Jews

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - King Abdullah is calling for a dialogue among Muslims, Christians and Jews, the first such proposal from this strictly Muslim kingdom at a time of mounting tensions between followers of Islam and those of other religions.

April 09, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR and ABDULLAH SHIHRI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel to allow foreign trained Palestinian forces to deploy in West Bank

JERUSALEM - Israel's defense minister on Tuesday said he would soon allow 600 foreign-trained Palestinian police to take up positions in a volatile West Bank town in a gesture aimed at helping the moderate Palestinian government restore law and order.

April 09, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi forces clash with militias in southern oil hub

BAGHDAD - Iraqi forces clashed with Shiite militiamen Tuesday in the southern oil port of Basra and rockets rained down on the U.S.-protected Green Zone in Baghdad as followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr expanded a nationwide backlash against government crackdowns.

April 09, 2008 | By RYAN LENZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US: Navy-contracted ship fires warning shots at boats in Suez Canal; Egyptians say 1 dead

CAIRO, Egypt - An American cargo ship under contract to the U.S. Navy fired warning shots at a small Egyptian boat while passing through the Suez Canal, the U.S. military said Tuesday. Egyptian authorities said at least one man was killed, but the U.S. said an investigation was under way and it had no reports of casualties.

April 09, 2008 | By PAUL SCHEMM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


German prosecutors charge far-right party leader with incitement over World Cup pamphlets

BERLIN - Prosecutors accused the head of Germany's top far-right party Tuesday of publishing a pamphlet before the 2006 World Cup that questioned whether nonwhite players should be on the national soccer team.

April 09, 2008 | German prosecutors charge far-right party leader with incitement over World Cup pamphlets Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Report: Afghan aid money spent on high salaries, living costs

KABUL, Afghanistan - Too much money meant for Afghanistan aid is wasted, with a vast amount spent on foreign workers' high salaries, security and living arrangements, according to a report from humanitarian groups published Tuesday.

April 09, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


House speaker meets with Dalai Lama, urges world to denounce China’s crackdown

DHARMSALA, India - Walking arm-in-arm with the Dalai Lama, the U.S. House speaker lent her support Friday to the Tibetan cause, calling China's crackdown in Tibet ''a challenge to the conscience of the world.''

April 05, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Survey: Generation LOL most irked by grammar, spelling slips

NEW YORK - It's the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by Dictionary.com.

August 29, 2015 | By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press | Associated Press


Storm dissipates after killing at least 20 in Caribbean

ROSEAU, Dominica - Tropical Storm Erika dissipated early Saturday, even as its remnants began drenching parts of eastern Cuba. But it left devastation in its path ...

August 29, 2015 | By CARLISLE JNO BAPTISTE and DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press


1 billion log-ins

A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world's largest ...

August 29, 2015 | By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer | Associated Press


On-air shooter was angry, volatile man

ROANOKE, Va. - On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss' hand as two ...

August 27, 2015 | By ADAM GELLER and ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s and similar weapons

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman ...

August 27, 2015 | By CLAUDIA LAUER Associated Press | Associated Press


Stock slump continues

U.S. stocks slid again Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average briefly plunging more than 1,000 points in a sell-off that sent a ...

August 25, 2015 | By ALEX VEIGA and STEVE ROTHWELL AP Business Writers | Associated Press


Second cancers are on the rise

Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. now involves someone who has had the disease before.

August 25, 2015 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Dominating TV, Donald Trump a ratings draw

NEW YORK - Opinion polls are one thing, but Nielsen numbers speak more loudly to television executives: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's ability to pull ...

August 24, 2015 | | Associated Press


Indiana enlists NRA to train Guard on firearms

INDIANAPOLIS - The National Rifle Association has been instructing Indiana's National Guard members on how to use concealed weapons after Republican Gov. Mike Pence directed ...

August 21, 2015 | By BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press | Associated Press


US stocks tumble on global slowdown fears

NEW YORK - Growing concerns about a slowdown in China shook markets around the world on Friday, driving the U.S. stock market to its biggest ...

August 21, 2015 | By MATTHEW CRAFT and BERNARD CONDON AP Business Writers | Associated Press


Cheating website subscribers included WH, Congress workers

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of U.S. government employees - including some with sensitive jobs in the White House, Congress and law enforcement agencies - used Internet connections in ...

August 20, 2015 | By JACK GILLUM and TED BRIDIS Associated Press | Associated Press


Scientists find how obesity gene works

Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an ...

August 19, 2015 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Women in combat

WASHINGTON - Two women have now passed the Army's grueling Ranger test, and even tougher and more dangerous jobs could lie ahead. The military services ...

August 18, 2015 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | Associated Press


New study links preterm birth with microbes in mom's body

WASHINGTON - Scientists might have found a new way to tell who's at risk of having a premature baby, by checking the bacterial community that ...

August 17, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


States raising taxes, fees and debt to pay for road repairs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - While Congress remains stalled on a long-term plan for funding highways, state lawmakers and governors aren't waiting around.

August 17, 2015 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


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