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Pakistan: Sharif’s supporters protest court ruling

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Supporters of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif burned effigies Tuesday as they protested a court ruling that bars him from running in this week's parliamentary by-elections.

July 09, 2008 | By SADAQAT JAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Beijing gets ground-to-air defense

BEIJING - China has stationed a battery of ground-to-air missiles just 300 yards from a Beijing Olympic venue, the latest sign of tightening security with the games just 6 1/2 weeks away.

July 09, 2008 | By STEPHEN WADE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Myanmar: 84,500 died in cyclone

YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar said Tuesday that 84,500 people perished in last month's cyclone, up from the last official announcement that 77,700 had died in the devastating storm.

July 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Rice: Sadr City attack reminder of dangers Americans face

BERLIN - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called the deadly attack Tuesday in Sadr City, Iraq, a terrible reminder of the dangers Americans face as they work to help rebuild the country.

July 09, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


West links drug war aid to Iranian nuclear impasse

TEHRAN, Iran - Drug traffickers in well-armed desert convoys roll across the border from Afghanistan. Standing in their way are Iranian soldiers and drug agents trying to choke off one of the world's busiest pipelines for opium and heroin.

July 09, 2008 | By SEBASTIAN ABBOT and NASSER KARIMI Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Mexico City mayor suspends officials after nightclub stampede that killed 12

MEXICO CITY - Mexico City's mayor expressed outrage Saturday that youths as young as 13 were among the dozen people killed in a nightclub stampede and said the officials involved in the police raid that sparked the crush had been suspended.

July 06, 2008 | By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel - Safety pins and screws are still lodged in 15-year-old Ami Ortiz's body three months after he opened a booby-trapped gift basket sent to his family. The explosion severed two toes, damaged his hearing and harmed a promising basketball career.

July 06, 2008 | By LAURIE COPANS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Marines make headway in southern Afghan town

GARMSER, Afghanistan - U.S. Marines are trading gunfire and artillery shells with Taliban militants in the volatile southern province of Helmand, the world's largest poppy growing region.

July 06, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sadrists accuse Iraqi gov’t of targeting movement

BAGHDAD - Followers of Muqtada al-Sadr accused the government Saturday of targeting their political movement as security forces arrested 20 policemen linked to the anti-American cleric.

July 06, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Shell shuts down Nigerian oil field after attack

LAGOS, Nigeria - Royal Dutch Shell said it shut down production from an offshore oil field that produces about 200,000 barrels per day after the most powerful militant group in Nigeria launched an attack on an installation there Thursday.

July 04, 2008 | By EDWARD HARRIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq nears first major oil service deals

BAGHDAD - Iraq is close to signing oil service deals with several major Western oil companies in an effort to boost its output capacity, the country's oil ministry said Thursday - the first major Iraqi contracts with big Western companies since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.

July 04, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe opposition reports 4 activists killed

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Four opposition party activists were killed and three homes firebombed near the capital as militants linked to the ruling party and army continued a campaign of intimidation ahead of a runoff election, the opposition said Thursday.

July 04, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gaza truce takes hold, skepticism abounds

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Guns went quiet as a six-month truce between Israel and Gaza Strip militants took effect early Thursday, but there was widespread skepticism about its ability to hold.

July 04, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cuban immigrants reach Texas after being snatched by gunmen in Mexico

MEXICO CITY - Mexican officials said Thursday that at least 18 Cubans have reached Texas more than a week after masked gunmen hijacked an immigration bus in southern Mexico and seized them.

July 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Afghan official: Taliban routed near Kandahar

ARGHANDAB, Afghanistan - A swift offensive by Afghan and NATO forces has driven Taliban militants from a strategic group of villages outside southern Afghanistan's largest city and killed 56 insurgents, Afghan officials said Thursday.

July 04, 2008 | By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Trump vows to rise to moment

WASHINGTON - After a combative start to his presidency, Donald Trump delivered a more unifying message Sunday and sought to reassure Americans he was ready to ...

January 23, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump reassures CIA officials

LANGLEY, Va. (AP) - President Donald Trump moved to repair his tumultuous relationship with America's spy agencies on his first full day in office, but ...

January 21, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


President Trump

WASHINGTON - Pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking ...

January 20, 2017 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent | Associated Press


Trump sweeps in for his big day

WASHINGTON - With fireworks heralding his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington Thursday on the eve of his presidential inauguration and pledged to unify a ...

January 19, 2017 | By NANCY BENAC Associated Press | Associated Press


Study finds global warming could steal postcard-perfect days

WASHINGTON - Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather.

January 18, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Trump launches Twitter attack against Lewis

NEW YORK - Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire's White House victory, intensifying a ...

January 14, 2017 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Health care: What's next for GOP?

WASHINGTON - Republicans have won a gateway victory in Congress in their seven-year trek toward scuttling President Barack Obama's health care law. Now with Donald ...

January 14, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Surge in traffic deaths outpaces increase in travel

WASHINGTON - Traffic deaths surged about 8 percent in the first nine months of last year, continuing an alarming upward spiral that may be partially explained ...

January 13, 2017 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press


2016 US weather: Warm and wild

WASHINGTON - With steamy nights, sticky days and torrential downpours, last year went down as one of the warmest and wildest weather years on record in ...

January 09, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Quirk may shield US coast during busy hurricane seasons

WASHINGTON - A climatic quirk seems to be slightly shielding the U.S. coast during busy hurricane seasons, often weakening major storms just as they approach ...

January 04, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Businesses ready to fight bathroom bills in red states

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Sean Henry, the president of Tennessee's NHL team, is stunned he even has to explain why he hopes state legislators will snub ...

January 02, 2017 | By JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press | Associated Press


Federal prosecutor tackles heroin scourge that claimed his own son

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The phone at Bruce Brandler's home rang at 3:37 a.m. It was the local hospital. His 16-year-old son was there ...

January 02, 2017 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | Associated Press


IS claims responsibility for New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul

ISTANBUL - The Islamic State group on Monday made an unusual claim of responsibility for a major terrorist attack in Turkey, saying a "soldier of the ...

January 02, 2017 | By LORI HINNANT and DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press | Associated Press


Year's top news filled with division - and no middle ground

Fed up with Europe's union across borders? Reject it. Disgusted with the U.S. political establishment? Can it.

December 31, 2016 | By ADAM GELLER AP National Writer | Associated Press


'Turbocharged' storm clobbers northern New England

PORTLAND, Maine - The most powerful nor'easter in nearly two years brought heavy snow, powerful winds and even thunder and lightning to northern New England ...

December 30, 2016 | By DAVID SHARP Associated Press | Associated Press


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