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Freed Lebanese prisoners vow to fight Israel

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Five militants freed in a prisoner swap with Israel prayed and laid wreaths at the grave of a slain Hezbollah commander Thursday, vowing to fight Israel as supporters showered them with rice.

August 01, 2008 | By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Lebanese militant released in Israel prisoner swap

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Five Lebanese militants freed from prisons in Israel in exchange for the bodies of two captured Israeli soldiers strode down a red carpet Wednesday to a boisterous welcome from hundreds of cheering spectators in southern Lebanon.

July 31, 2008 | By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China: local leaders must manage complaints better

BEIJING - China has told local government leaders to be more responsive to people's complaints after several rural protests threatened to disturb the calm run-up to next month's Olympic Games, a government notice said Wednesday.

July 31, 2008 | By HENRY SANDERSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Benedict keeps to West in travel

SYDNEY, Australia - While he didn't expect to travel much, Pope Benedict XVI is actually keeping pace with his globe-trotting predecessor John Paul II. The difference is their destinations.

July 31, 2008 | By VICTOR L. SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Malaysian opposition chief arrested in sodomy case

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Police arrested Malaysia's leading opposition figure on Wednesday on suspicion that he sodomized a male aide - the second time in a decade he has faced the accusation that could send him to jail for 20 years and hobble his campaign to bring down the country's government.

July 31, 2008 | By VIJAY JOSHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


German probes overlooked Nazi massacre in France

MAILLE, France - For most of France, Aug. 25, 1944, was the joyous day that Allied troops liberated Paris from the Nazis. For this village in the Loire valley, it was a day of horror.

July 31, 2008 | By CHRISTIAN PANVERT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US troops pull out of Afghan base after attack

KABUL, Afghanistan - U.S. troops abandoned a remote outpost in eastern Afghanistan where militants killed nine American soldiers this week and insurgents briefly overran the area, officials said Wednesday, underlining the difficulties faced by forces in the border region.

July 31, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


New sport combines boxing and chess

BERLIN - Nikolay Sazhin almost knocked out his opponent with a blow to the chin in the second round. But he had to take the queen to win the match.

July 31, 2008 | By PATRICK McGROARTY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Wary China tells local leaders to manage unrest

BEIJING - Responding to a fresh wave of unrest as China gears up to host the Olympics next month, the communist leadership has told local leaders to be on alert to public grievances and find ways to resolve them.

July 31, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Olmert’s woes raise questions of ties to US Jews

JERUSALEM - A New York fundraiser and a Las Vegas gambling czar have become major headaches for Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, raising new questions about the relationship between Jewish Americans and the Jewish state.

July 31, 2008 | By MATTI FRIEDMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Colombia’s president says a single Red Cross symbol was used in hostage rescue mission

BOGOTA, Colombia - A member of the military mission that tricked Colombian rebels into freeing 15 hostages wore the insignia of the International Red Cross during the operation, President Alvaro Uribe said Wednesday.

July 31, 2008 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


100,000 Catholics gather for youth event in Sydney

SYDNEY, Australia - More than 100,000 Roman Catholic pilgrims from around the world swarmed Sydney Harbor on Tuesday, waving the flags of their countries and singing as they awaited a Mass opening the World Youth Day festival.

July 30, 2008 | By TANALEE SMITH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gitmo video offers glimpse of interrogations

TORONTO - A 16-year-old captured in Afghanistan and held at Guantanamo Bay sobs during his questioning, holding up his wounded arms and begging for help in a video released Tuesday that provided the first glimpse of interrogations at the U.S. military prison.

July 30, 2008 | By CHARMAINE NORONHA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Belgium government collapses, divided over Dutch/French self-rule; King holds talks

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Belgium's government collapsed Tuesday, unable to resolve an enduring divide over more self-rule for the country's Dutch and French-speakers. The gap was so wide the premier suggested the end of Belgium as a country was looming.

July 30, 2008 | By ROBERT WIELAARD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Blair postpones Gaza visit, cites specific threat

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip - Mideast envoy Tony Blair on Tuesday called off what would have been the first visit of a top Western diplomat to Hamas-ruled Gaza, after Israel's Shin Bet security service said he might come under attack there.

July 30, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Senate GOP shelves health bill

WASHINGTON - Senate GOP leaders abruptly shelved their long-sought health care overhaul Tuesday, asserting they can still salvage it but raising new doubts about whether President ...

June 27, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump travel ban partly reinstated

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is allowing President Donald Trump to forge ahead with a limited version of his ban on travel from six mostly Muslim ...

June 26, 2017 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Thousands of borrowers still waiting for loan forgiveness

BOSTON - Danielle Ramos' student-debt nightmare was supposed to be over.

June 26, 2017 | By COLLIN BINKLEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Toll from oil tanker fire in Pakistan climbs to 157

MULTAN, Pakistan - Pakistan's prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of a massive fuel tanker fire as ...

June 26, 2017 | | Associated Press


Summer jobs not what they used to be

WASHINGTON - It was at Oregon's Timberline Lodge, later known as a setting in the horror movie "The Shining," where Patrick Doyle earned his first ...

June 24, 2017 | By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J. Kerrigan got a call from a friend.

June 24, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Democracy with no choices

When voters cast ballots for state representatives last fall, millions of Americans essentially had no choice: In 42 percent of all such elections, candidates faced ...

June 24, 2017 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Richmond mayor: Keep existing Confederate statues, add context

RICHMOND, Va. - The towering Confederate monuments in Virginia's capital city shouldn't be taken down, but instead should be supplemented with historical context about ...

June 23, 2017 | By SARAH RANKIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump signs law to make VA more accountable

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part ...

June 23, 2017 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


Pence speaks at Focus on Family event

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Vice President Mike Pence's visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus on the Family came at a time ...

June 23, 2017 | By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press | Associated Press


Total solar eclipse 1st in 99 years to sweep width of US

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - This August, the U.S. will experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years.

June 23, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press


Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

NEW YORK - The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the ...

June 22, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Americans and guns: It's complicated

ATLANTA - Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns.

June 22, 2017 | By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press | Associated Press


Summer vacation: Never mind the hike. Where's the hammock?

Never mind the hike. Where's the hammock?

June 21, 2017 | By EMILY SWANSON and BETH J. HARPAZ Associated Press | Associated Press


US student freed by North Korea dies

CINCINNATI - Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after almost a year and a half ...

June 19, 2017 | By DAN SEWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


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