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Ike’s floods add insult to Haiti’s misery, kill 10

GONAIVES, Haiti - Haitians took to their roofs to escape rising floodwaters Sunday for the second time in a week as squalls from Hurricane Ike added insult to their misery, inundating homes and collapsing a bridge on the last open land route for aid to the desperate city.

September 22, 2008 | By JONATHAN KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hong Kong votes in legislative elections

HONG KONG - Hong Kong voters turned out in thinner numbers Sunday for legislative elections that threatened to set back the pro-democracy opposition and its push for greater political freedoms in the Chinese-ruled territory.

September 22, 2008 | By DIKKY SINN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Health chiefs battle to bring back Iraqi doctors

BAGHDAD - A kidney specialist who fled Iraq's bombings, kidnappings and sectarian killings 20 months ago has reported back to work at his Baghdad hospital - one of some 800 doctors who have returned over the summer.

September 22, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China’s new prosperity fuels fitness craze

BEIJING - Several days a week, Wu Ruiyao hits the gym, where she sweats on a treadmill, tones her abs in a group exercise or stretches under the guidance of a personal trainer.

September 22, 2008 | By DIDI TANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Egypt rock slide toll rises to 32

CAIRO, Egypt - Hopes diminished Sunday for finding survivors among hundreds of people believed trapped beneath massive boulders that destroyed an impoverished neighborhood on Cairo's outskirts, killing at least 32 people, including whole extended families.

September 22, 2008 | By MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Angola’s first vote since 1992 plagued by problems

LUANDA, Angola - Angola stumbled on the road to democracy Friday, voters waiting for hours to take part in the first election in 16 years as ballot shortages and a lack of voting officials played havoc at the polls.

September 20, 2008 | By CASIMIRO SIONA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gaza hospitals strain under pressure of strikes

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A walkout of medical staff throughout Gaza has strained services at hospitals and clinics throughout the territory, the latest in a series of crippling strikes that are deepening bitter divisions between Gaza's militant Hamas rulers and loyalists of moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

September 19, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


2 US soldiers killed in Baghdad roadside bomb

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed two American soldiers patrolling eastern Baghdad on Thursday, the U.S. military said, announcing the first combat deaths in the capital in a week.

September 19, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thai PM offers referendum to end political crisis

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand's prime minister refused again on Thursday to cede to protesters determined to oust him, but offered an unconventional compromise - a referendum on his fate aimed at ending the political crisis that has paralyzed the government and raised fears of economic chaos.

September 19, 2008 | By VIJAY JOSHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistani parliament condemns US-led attack

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Parliament condemned an American-led attack in Pakistani territory on Thurday after the government summoned the U.S. ambassador to protest the unusually bold raid in a troubled border region.

September 19, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US raid complicating Pakistani’s presidential bid

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A deadly American-led raid on a Pakistani village embarrassed the government and eroded support for the pro-U.S. presidential front-runner Thursday just two days before the election.

September 19, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Swaziland’s 40th anniversary bash hits sour note

MBABANE, Swaziland - Swaziland and its king are throwing a joint 40th birthday bash this weekend, but the mood is far from celebratory in this small southern African land of paupers and princes, mud huts and palaces.

September 19, 2008 | By CLARE NULLIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Afghan leader vows punishment for deadly US raid

KABUL, Afghanistan - The Afghan president said a deadly raid on a village by American and Afghan commandos has put new strain on relations with the United States and promised Thursday to punish those responsible.

September 19, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China says flaws caused quake schools to collapse

BEIJING - China said Thursday a rush to build schools in recent years could have led to construction flaws that caused so many of them to collapse during May's massive earthquake.

September 19, 2008 | By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cheney slams Russia for war against Georgia

TBILISI, Georgia - Demonstrating Washington's support for war-ravaged Georgia, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney condemned Russia for what he called an ''illegitimate, unilateral attempt'' to redraw this U.S. ally's borders by force.

September 19, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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US pecan growers seek to break out of the pie shell

FORT WORTH, Texas - The humble pecan is being rebranded as more than just pie.

April 25, 2018 | By EMILY SCHMALL Associated Press | Associated Press


After a death, how much can 'broken heart' hurt survivors?

You hear it whenever someone gets sick or dies soon after losing a spouse: Was it because of a broken heart? Stress might not be ...

April 25, 2018 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


DNA brings arrest in sadistic crime spree from '70s and '80s

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A DNA match led to the arrest of a 72-year-old former police officer in one of the most baffling and sadistic crime sprees ...

April 25, 2018 | By SOPHIA BOLLAG and DON THOMPSON Associated Press | Associated Press


E-cigarettes under fire

WASHINGTON - Federal health officials on Tuesday announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians ...

April 24, 2018 | By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer | Associated Press


Poll: For many online Americans, Facebook is a habit

NEW YORK - Social media is a daily way of life for many Americans.

April 24, 2018 | By MAE ANDERSON AP Technology Reporter | Associated Press


Waffle House slaying suspect arrested

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The mentally unstable gunman suspected of killing four people in a late-night shooting at a Waffle House restaurant was arrested near his apartment ...

April 23, 2018 | By SHEILA BURKE Associated Press | Associated Press


10 dead after driver plows into crowded Toronto sidewalk

TORONTO - A rented van plowed down a crowded Toronto sidewalk Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 15 before the driver fled and was quickly arrested ...

April 23, 2018 | By CHARMAINE NORONHA Associated Press | Associated Press


Lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Elmore Bolling defied the odds against black men and built several successful businesses during the harsh era of Jim Crow segregation in the ...

April 21, 2018 | By JAY REEVES and KIM CHANDLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Americans told to toss romaine lettuce

PHOENIX - U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not ...

April 21, 2018 | By TERRY TANG Associated Press | Associated Press


IRS extends tax deadline

Americans are getting an extra day to file their taxes after key elements of the IRS website crashed on deadline day.

April 18, 2018 | By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL AP Personal Finance Writer | Associated Press


1 dead after jet blows an engine

PHILADELPHIA - A Southwest Airlines jet blew an engine at 32,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window, setting off a desperate ...

April 18, 2018 | By ALEXANDRA VILLARREAL and DAVID KOENIG Associated Press | Associated Press


7 inmates killed as prisoners fight over money, territory

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Inmates armed with homemade knives fought each other for about seven hours over territory and money, leaving seven of them dead in ...

April 16, 2018 | By MEG KINNARD Associated Press | Associated Press


Driverless cars give hope to blind

OCALA, Fla. - In 2012, Steve Mahan, who is blind, climbed into the driver's seat of a self-driving car and rolled up to the drive-thru ...

April 14, 2018 | By JASON DEAREN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump: 'Mission Accomplished' in Syria

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Saturday declared "Mission Accomplished" for a U.S.-led allied missile attack on Syria's chemical weapons program, but the ...

April 14, 2018 | By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer | Associated Press


Knowing when to say when

NEW YORK - Here's some sobering news: A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that ...

April 13, 2018 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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