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Iraq wants short-term US agreement on troops

BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister said Monday his country is now proposing an interim deal with the United States on the presence of American troops instead of a more formal agreement - and wants to include a timetable for a U.S. withdrawal.

July 22, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Associated Press


Kidman gives birth Monday to girl named Sunday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nicole Kidman gave birth Monday to a baby girl named Sunday.

July 22, 2008 | By JOHN GEROME Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Nadal dethrones Federer at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England - Rafael Nadal ended Roger Federer's five-year reign at Wimbledon on Sunday, winning a riveting, five-set marathon to claim his first title at the All England Club and signal a changing of the guard in men's tennis.

July 21, 2008 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Associated Press


AP IMPACT: US wavered over S. Korean executions

EDITOR'S NOTE - On May 19, The Associated Press reported on the hidden history of mass executions by South Korea early in the Korean War. The following report looks in depth at the U.S. connection.

July 21, 2008 | By CHARLES J. HANLEY and JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Housing market in Welsh town shows wider woes

WREXHAM, Wales - During a bustling lunch hour in this Welsh commuter town, 25-year-old Richard Williams is one of the few who pause to look at properties for sale in a real-estate agent's window - and he isn't buying.

July 21, 2008 | By JANE WARDELL AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Suicide attack in Pakistani capital kills 15

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A suicide bomber targeted police officers in Pakistan's capital Sunday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens while thousands of Islamists marked the one-year anniversary of a deadly military crackdown on a mosque nearby.

July 21, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


More power in Iraq, but shortages linger

BAGHDAD - Don't try to convince Taha Yassin that Iraq's power shortages are finally easing: His children cry each night when the fan cuts off and the house heats up.

July 21, 2008 | By SALLY BUZBEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bikes, China’s icon, thrive despite car invasion

SHANGHAI, China - For a vivid insight into the clash of old and new in China, follow the bicycle.

July 21, 2008 | By ELAINE KURTENBACH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police hunting killer of 2 French students in London release suspect without charge

LONDON - The parents of a French student savagely stabbed to death in London called Sunday for his killer or killers to turn themselves in, and urged the British people to help police solve the crime.

July 21, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Blast in Pakistan capital kills more than 10

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A suicide attacker detonated explosives near a police station in Pakistan's capital on Sunday, killing more than 10 police officers, officials said.

July 21, 2008 | By MANAL AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush celebrates 62nd birthday on the fly

TOYAKO, Japan - Wedged between America's Independence Day and a summit of world leaders, President Bush's 62nd birthday got shortchanged this year.

July 21, 2008 | By JOE COLEMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sewage glut — another ugly result of Gaza’s wars

SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip - When a toilet is flushed in Gaza City, the waste sloshes straight into the Mediterranean.

July 21, 2008 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


2 retired generals formally arrested in Turkish probe into alleged coup plot

ANKARA, Turkey - Two retired generals were jailed Sunday in connection with an alleged plot to topple Turkey's Islamic-rooted government, the highest-ranking ex-soldiers detained as part of the probe, a news report said.

July 21, 2008 | By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush defends decisions on North Korea, Olympics

TOYAKO, Japan - President Bush on Sunday defended removing North Korea from the list of state sponsors of terrorism and attending the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics as world leaders assembled to address soaring gas prices, climate change and African aid.

July 21, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


ECB raises key rate to 4.25 percent

FRANKFURT, Germany - Wary of higher energy and commodity prices, the European Central Bank raised its benchmark interest rate Thursday by a quarter percentage point to 4.25 percent, a move it hopes will help curtail rising inflation in the 15 countries that use the euro.

July 18, 2008 | By GEORGE FREY AP Business Writer | Associated Press


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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


Mass. woman guilty of manslaughter in texting suicide case

TAUNTON, Mass. - A woman who sent her boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself when they were both teenagers was convicted ...

June 17, 2017 | By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer | Associated Press


Teen vaping falls, study finds

NEW YORK - Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United States.

June 15, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Gunman wounds GOP leader, killed by police

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers as they practiced for a charity baseball game Wednesday, critically wounding House GOP Whip Steve ...

June 14, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and CHAD DAY Associated Press | Associated Press


Panicked UPS workers flee gunfire

SAN FRANCISCO - A UPS employee opened fire inside one of the company's package delivery facilities in San Francisco on Wednesday, killing three co-workers and ...

June 14, 2017 | By PAUL ELIAS and JOCELYN GECKER Associated Press | Associated Press


AP sources: Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump told Republican senators Tuesday that the House-passed health care bill he helped revive is "mean" and urged them to craft a ...

June 13, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Obesity levels up around the world, especially in kids

NEW YORK - The global obesity problem now affects 1 in 10 people in the world, it is rising in countries rich and poor, and in ...

June 12, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Hold the healthy-sounding labels

CHICAGO - Researchers tried a big serving of food psychology and a dollop of trickery to get diners to eat their vegetables. And it worked.

June 12, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Comey: 'I was fired because of the Russia investigation'

WASHINGTON - Former FBI Director James Comey asserted Thursday that President Donald Trump fired him to interfere with his investigation of Russia's ties to the ...

June 08, 2017 | By ERIC TUCKER and ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump taps seasoned law enforcement attorney to head FBI

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump surprised Washington on Wednesday with his choice to replace James Comey a day ahead of the ousted FBI director's blockbuster ...

June 07, 2017 | By SADIE GURMAN and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Needing troops, Army offers up to $90K bonuses to re-enlist

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Struggling to expand its ranks, the Army will triple the amount of bonuses it's paying this year to more than ...

June 06, 2017 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Drugs score big wins against some cancers

CHICAGO - Drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There's even ...

June 05, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


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