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Patriarch: Greek Orthodox Church recovering from crisis

JERUSALEM - Secretive real estate deals, hostility to priests, fist fights over Christ's tomb, a power struggle between patriarchs - one of the oldest churches in the Holy Land is struggling to get through a moral and financial crisis, its leader says.

May 11, 2008 | By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


As spelling changes, Portugal feels the empire striking back

LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's former empire is striking back - through language.

May 11, 2008 | By BARRY HATTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US military reports relative lull in Baghdad’s Sadr City

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military reported a relative lull in fighting Saturday, a day after radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr said his threat of an ''open war'' applied only to American-led foreign troops.

May 11, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Protesters greet Olympic flame in Japan

NAGANO, Japan - China's Olympic torch relay ignited more protests on its troubled world tour Friday, sparking demonstrations across this Japanese city despite the mobilization of thousands of riot police.

May 10, 2008 | By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


British troop withdrawals remain frozen

BAGHDAD - Britain said Thursday that it will keep troop withdrawals from Iraq frozen for months because of an upsurge in fighting with Shiite militias. Iraqi officials said fresh clashes between militiamen and Iraqi and U.S.-led forces had killed at least 13 people.

May 09, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China reports it’s tied US for most Internet users

BEIJING - By some measures, China has tied the United States as the online population leader with its government reporting that the number of Internet users there has soared to 221 million.

May 09, 2008 | By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Chinese authorities stepping up security ahead of Olympics

BEIJING - Foreigners report random ID checks. Police check on chemicals in school science labs. A music festival is postponed. With 3 1/2 months to go, China is ramping up its campaign to tighten security ahead of the Beijing Olympics.

May 09, 2008 | By TINI TRAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Nepal’s Maoists win lead role in new governing assembly

KATMANDU, Nepal - Nepal's former communist rebels were declared the biggest party in a new governing assembly Thursday. While the Maoists won't have a majority, they are expected to usher in sweeping changes for the poor Himalayan nation.

May 09, 2008 | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Assad confirms Israeli peace offer

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Syrian President Bashar Assad said Thursday that Israel has expressed willingness to withdraw from the Golan Heights, but direct talks would not begin before a new U.S. administration takes office.

May 09, 2008 | By SAM F. GHATTAS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US predicts increase in Afghan violence

KABUL, Afghanistan - Insurgent violence in Afghanistan could reach record levels this year as militants increasingly target police and development projects, a top U.S. general said Thursday.

May 09, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


No. 2 US commander hopes al-Sadr will stop attacks

BAGHDAD - The No. 2 U.S. commander in Iraq expressed hope on Wednesday that radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr would use his influence to stop his followers from attacking U.S. and Iraqi forces as clashes spread to the outskirts of Baghdad.

May 08, 2008 | By BUSHRA JUHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Officials release 1st result in Zimbabwe election recount

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Nearly four weeks after the unresolved presidential election, a state-run newspaper said Wednesday that a national unity government led by longtime leader Robert Mugabe could end Zimbabwe's deepening political and economic crisis.

May 08, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Brazil rescuers say missing priest’s chances of survival fading

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Hopes for finding a priest who disappeared after soaring into the air with hundreds of colorful balloons are growing slimmer, rescue officials said Wednesday.

May 08, 2008 | By STAN LEHMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


At least 90 reported killed in fierce battle on Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Tamil rebels and Sri Lankan troops fought one of their fiercest battles in years Wednesday, battering each other with small arms and mortars in a confrontation that the military said killed 52 guerrillas and 38 soldiers.

May 08, 2008 | By RAVI NESSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


English celebrate with flags, food on St. George’s Day

LONDON - Londoners gathered Wednesday in Trafalgar Square, beneath statues of imperial lions and military heroes, to celebrate England's patron saint - a third-century Turkish soldier who supposedly had the power to slay a dragon but likely never set foot in Britain.

May 08, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Cruz's 2016 strategy focuses on turning out white voters

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Ted Cruz has mapped out a path to the White House that all but ignores the explosion of minority voters in America.

February 05, 2016 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Tennessee lawmakers approve 'atomic bomb of politics'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee lawmakers on Thursday joined four other states in calling for a national convention on amending the U.S. Constitution to bring about ...

February 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia House panel backs 'Pastor Protection' legislation

ATLANTA - Georgia law doesn't require religious officials to perform same-sex marriages, and a bill making that clear is moving through the Georgia House.

February 04, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


Cruz tops Trump in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party's leaders, swept to victory in Iowa's Republican caucuses ...

February 01, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press | Associated Press


WHO declares global emergency over Zika virus spread

GENEVA - The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the explosive spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in ...

February 01, 2016 | By JAMEY KEATEN and MARIA CHENG Associated Press | Associated Press


1 million face loss of food aid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - More than 1 million low-income residents in 21 states could soon lose their government food stamps if they fail to meet work ...

January 30, 2016 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Ammon Bundy urges last refuge occupiers to go home

BURNS, Ore. - A day after eight members of an armed anti-government group were arrested, their jailed leader on Wednesday urged a handful of remaining militants ...

January 27, 2016 | By KEITH RIDLER and TERRENCE PETTY | Associated Press


Justices extend bar on automatic life terms for teens

WASHINGTON - More than 1,000 prison inmates, some behind bars more than 50 years for murders they committed as teenagers, will get a chance to ...

January 25, 2016 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Big blizzard shuts down Northeast

NEW YORK - A blizzard with hurricane-force winds brought much of the East Coast to a standstill Saturday, dumping as much as 3 feet of snow ...

January 23, 2016 | By JESSICA GRESKO and SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Will tumbling oil prices help energize spending?

WASHINGTON - Sinking oil prices have cratered the stock market. But a silver lining could appear eventually.

January 21, 2016 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


NOAA, NASA: 2015 was Earth's hottest

WASHINGTON - Last year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record - it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust.

January 20, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science writer | Associated Press


IRS warns of telephone tax scams

WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department has a message for taxpayers getting calls from the IRS demanding immediate payment: Hang up.

January 19, 2016 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Researchers confirm site of hangings for Salem witch trials

SALEM, Mass. - A team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the exact site where 19 innocent people were hanged during ...

January 15, 2016 | By MARK PRATT and RODRIQUE NGOWI Associated Press | Associated Press


Launching cancer moonshot, Biden says politics impeding cure

PHILADELPHIA - Vice President Joe Biden launched a "moonshot" initiative Friday to hasten a cure for cancer, aiming to use his final year in office to ...

January 15, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and KATHY MATHESON Associated Press | Associated Press


What's next for lucky Powerball winners?

MUNFORD, Tenn. - If they're wise, the three mystery winners of the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot will talk seriously with experts in tax ...

January 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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