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Russia expands Georgia blitz, deploys ships

TBILISI, Georgia - Russia battled Georgian forces on land and sea, reports said late Sunday, despite a Georgian cease-fire offer and its claim to be withdrawing from South Ossetia, the separatist Georgian province battered by days of intense fighting.

August 25, 2008 | By MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Forklift helps 700-lb Mexican man take rare outing

MONTERREY, Mexico - A 700-pound (310-kilogram) man once considered the world's most obese person left his home for the first time in five months Sunday with the aid of a forklift and a platform truck.

August 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia says Russian aircraft bombed its air bases

DZHAVA, Georgia - Russia sent columns of tanks and reportedly bombed Georgian air bases Friday after Georgia launched a major military offensive Friday to retake the breakaway province of South Ossetia, threatening to ignite a broader conflict.

August 23, 2008 | By MUSA SADULAYEV Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fires expose troubles at French immigrant lockups

PARIS - Two French holding centers for illegal immigrants have been set ablaze in recent weeks, ratcheting up tensions over tough new immigration policies that France wants to spread Europe-wide.

August 23, 2008 | By ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Politics, pageantry blend for Bush at Olympics

BEIJING - President Bush, the first U.S. president to attend an Olympics abroad, blended political messages for China and Russia with high fives and hugs for American athletes Friday.

August 23, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Baghdad zoo welcomes pair of US-donated tiger cubs

BAGHDAD - The Baghdad Zoo on Friday welcomed a pair of rare Bengal tiger cubs that were donated by a North Carolina animal sanctuary despite protests by animal rights activists.

August 23, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China opens its long-sought Olympics spectacularly

BEIJING - China didn't just walk onto the world stage. It soared over it.

August 23, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


After rebuke, Bush eager to embrace Olympics

BEIJING - President Bush's Olympic odyssey started with a game of political one-upmanship Thursday, as his blunt critique of the host country prompted China to warn the U.S. president to stop meddling in its business.

August 22, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kurdish rebels say they sabotaged Turkey pipeline

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Kurdish separatist rebels claimed responsibility Thursday for sabotaging a critical Turkish pipeline, helping push global oil prices back above $120 per barrel.

August 22, 2008 | By C. ONUR ANT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sad summer: Economic woes hit European vacations

PARIS - It's the Paris version of the ''staycation'': Marc des Bouillons lounged in a beach chair with a book, surrounded by women in bikinis, ice cream stands, a DJ spinning summer tunes and kids running amok.

August 22, 2008 | By ANGELA DOLAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US seeks at least 30 years for bin Laden driver

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - Salim Hamdan pleaded with a military jury to spare him from a life in prison, apologizing Thursday for the ''innocent people'' who died in the Sept. 11 attacks and saying he worked as Osama bin Laden's driver only because he needed a job.

August 22, 2008 | By MIKE MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kenya, Tanzania mark decade since US embassy bombs

NAIROBI, Kenya - Douglas Sidialo woke up in a Nairobi hospital 10 years ago, devastated to find he had been blinded by flying glass after al-Qaida bombed the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

August 22, 2008 | By TOM MALITI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


French troops sent to troubled Afghan region

KABUL, Afghanistan - Hundreds of French troops have deployed to train and mentor Afghan security forces in a key southern province wracked by the Taliban-led insurgency, NATO said Thursday.

August 22, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqis: US, Iraq close to deal

BAGHDAD - Two Iraqi officials say the U.S. and Iraq are close to a deal under which all American combat troops would leave by October 2010 with remaining U.S. forces gone about three years later.

August 22, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US nuclear submarine leaked radiation over 2 years

TOKYO - An American nuclear-powered submarine leaked radiation for more than two years, releasing the bulk of the material in its home port of Guam and at Pearl Harbor, Japanese and U.S. officials said Thursday.

August 22, 2008 | By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Trump on McCain comments: 'I fight back'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Sen. John McCain that "I fight back" after McCain questioned "half-baked, spurious nationalism" in America's foreign ...

October 17, 2017 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


Bannon: 'Nobody can run and hide'

JACKSON, Miss. - Steve Bannon has a stark message to Republican incumbents he considers part of the establishment: "Nobody can run and hide."

October 14, 2017 | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press | Associated Press


Social Security recipients will see 2 percent boost in 2018

WASHINGTON - Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year, the largest increase since 2012, thought ...

October 13, 2017 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


US obesity problem not budging

NEW YORK - America's weight problem isn't getting any better, according to new government research.

October 13, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Poll: Americans blame wild weather on global warming

WASHINGTON - After hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria blitzed the nation, most Americans think weather disasters are getting more severe and see global warming's fingerprints.

October 12, 2017 | BY SETH BORENSTEIN and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Tricked out

DETROIT - Heated and cooled seats. Backup cameras. Panoramic glass roofs.

October 12, 2017 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Auto Writer | Associated Press


In shift, Boy Scouts to expand girls' participation

NEW YORK - In its latest momentous policy shift, the Boy Scouts of America will admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and establish ...

October 11, 2017 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Associated Press


Nate roars onto Gulf Coast shore

NEW ORLEANS - Hurricane Nate came ashore at the mouth of the Mississippi River on Saturday and pelted the central Gulf Coast with wind and rain ...

October 07, 2017 | By JANET McCONNAUGHEY, MELINDA DESLATTE and JEFF AMY Associated Press | Associated Press


States declare emergency as Nate nears

MEXICO CITY - Tropical Storm Nate gained force as it sped toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula Friday after drenching Central America in rain that was blamed ...

October 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


NRA open to 'bump stock' regulation

WASHINGTON - The National Rifle Association joined the Trump administration and top congressional Republicans Thursday in a swift and surprising embrace of a restriction on Americans ...

October 05, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


Experts: Era of monster hurricanes roiling Atlantic

WASHINGTON - It's not just this year. The monster hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Jose and Lee that have raged across the Atlantic are contributing to ...

October 05, 2017 | BY SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Mind of a killer

LAS VEGAS - FBI agents questioned the Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend on Wednesday as they struggled to get inside the mind of Stephen Paddock, a ...

October 04, 2017 | By KEN RITTER, MICHAEL BALSAMO and BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Vegas gunman set up cameras inside his room and outside

LAS VEGAS - The Las Vegas gunman planned his massacre so meticulously that he even set up cameras inside his high-rise hotel room and on a ...

October 03, 2017 | By KEN RITTER and MIKE BALSAMO Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump, GOP roll out tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - Promising big tax cuts and a booming economy, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans unveiled the first major revamp of the nation's ...

September 27, 2017 | By MARCY GORDON and ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Will Trump allow release of secret JFK assassination papers?

BOSTON - The anticipated release of thousands of never-seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination has scholars and armchair detectives buzzing. Now ...

September 27, 2017 | By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press | Associated Press


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