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Toy story: Soviet-era landmark for kids closes

MOSCOW - The same year that Sputnik soared into space saw the launch of another Soviet-era icon that may have loomed larger for generations of Russians: a huge toy store in central Moscow called Detsky Mir, or Children's World.

July 16, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US lawmakers: Bush should skip Olympics

BEIJING - Two Republican congressmen have called on President Bush to steer clear of the Beijing Olympics unless China makes substantial improvements in its treatment of dissidents, including releasing prisoners of conscience.

July 16, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN: US aid arrives in NKorea; food shortages loom

SEOUL, South Korea - Thousands of tons of food from the U.S. has started flowing into North Korea, the U.N. food agency said Monday, as aid groups warned that the impoverished nation faces food shortages not seen since 2001.

July 15, 2008 | By BURT HERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


South African police report decrease in violent crime; government says numbers still too high

PRETORIA, South Africa - Crime rates in South Africa - among the highest in the world - are declining with fewer robberies, rapes and murders reported in the last year, police said Monday.

July 15, 2008 | By SABRINA SHANKMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cyclist Floyd Landis loses appeal of doping ban

Floyd Landis used the arbitration process as public theater to try to prove a point and regain his reputation.

July 15, 2008 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Associated Press


Crowd sees Pakistan militants kill 2 alleged spies

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A gang of Pakistani militants executed two alleged U.S. spies in front of thousands of cheering supporters Friday as a top U.N. official expressed fears that Pakistani government peace deals with the gunmen were sparking a wave of human rights abuses.

July 12, 2008 | By RAVI NESSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Analysis: Complex issues remain on NKorea nukes

SEOUL, South Korea - It took years of talks, coddling and concessions to prod North Korea to step back from its decades-long effort to make atomic weapons, leading to Friday's dramatic destruction of its nuclear reactor cooling tower.

July 12, 2008 | By BURT HERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Voters led to polls in Zimbabwe 1-candidate runoff

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Widespread voter intimidation and low turnout marked Zimbabwe's one-candidate presidential runoff Friday, further damaging the vote designed to bolster longtime President Robert Mugabe's credibility.

July 12, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


North Korea destroys nuclear reactor tower

YONGBYON, North Korea - The gray cooling tower crumbled behind billowing dust clouds in seconds Friday, reducing the structure at North Korea's nuclear reactor into a pile of rubble. It was a choreographed show by the communist regime meant to affirm an intention to stop making atomic bombs.

July 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Buckingham Palace says queen, royal family cost less than $2 per taxpayer last year

LONDON - Buckingham Palace accountants insisted Friday that the cost of maintaining Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family is a bargain for taxpayers, despite a price tag of 40 million pounds ($80 million), while a prominent anti-monarchist group said many of the true costs are hidden.

July 12, 2008 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US: Arrest made following attack in Karmah, Iraq

BAGHDAD - A member of an extremist cell believed to be behind a suicide attack that killed more than 20 people including three U.S. Marines has been arrested, the U.S. military said Friday.

July 12, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Homeless quake dogs rescued by Chinese woman

CHENGDU, China - The white short-haired mutt was found dragging his crushed hind legs through rubble-clogged streets after the massive earthquake devastated China's Sichuan province.

July 12, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Baghdad’s walls keep peace but feel like prison

BAGHDAD - Baghdad hasn't been this quiet in years. But the respite from bloodshed comes at a high price.

July 12, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


South African authorities beef up security at TB hospital after patients rampage

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Authorities increased security Friday at a tuberculosis hospital where patients with drug-resistant forms of the disease went on a rampage to protest prison-like conditions.

July 12, 2008 | By CLARE NULLIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Academics make startling finds as they sweep through untapped Nazi records

BAD AROLSEN, Germany - From prison brothels to slave labor camps, 15 scholars concluded a two-week probe Thursday of an untapped repository of millions of Nazi records, and hailed it as a rich vein of raw material that will deepen the study of the Holocaust.

July 11, 2008 | By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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For many, the true meaning of Memorial Day has been forgotten

ANNVILLE, Pa. - Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached - a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers.

May 29, 2017 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Ultimate sacrifice: Teen dies shielding cousin from gunfire

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. - It was after midnight when a gunman burst into the living room of a southern Mississippi home where young people were playing video ...

May 29, 2017 | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press | Associated Press


Report: More Americans with Alzheimer's are dying at home

NEW YORK - One in 4 Alzheimer's deaths in the United States are now occurring at home - a startling increase that marks a shift away ...

May 26, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Trump 'evolving' on climate action

TAORMINA, Italy - Forceful face-to-face talks this week with fellow world leaders left President Donald Trump "more knowledgeable" and with "evolving" views about the global climate ...

May 26, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


Former Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in '80s

DALLAS - A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the death of an ...

May 26, 2017 | By DAVID WARREN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump scolds fellow NATO leaders

BRUSSELS - Surrounded by stone-faced allies, President Donald Trump rebuked fellow NATO members Thursday for failing to meet the military alliance's financial benchmarks, asserting that ...

May 25, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


23 million more uninsured with GOP health bill, analysts say

WASHINGTON - The health care bill Republicans recently pushed through the House would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance and confront others who have costly ...

May 24, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Associated Press


Investigators explore bomber's links to larger network

LONDON - British investigators are hunting for potential conspirators linked to the bombing that killed 22 people in a search that is exploring the possibility that ...

May 24, 2017 | By PAISLEY DODDS and MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump budget keeps pledges

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump fulfilled a major campaign promise Tuesday, proposing a $4.1 trillion budget plan that would upend Washington in a big way ...

May 23, 2017 | By ANDREW TAYLOR and MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press | Associated Press


Warning of "imminent" attack, Britain raises threat level

MANCHESTER, England - As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain's prime minister warned another attack could be "imminent," thousands of people ...

May 23, 2017 | By JILL LAWLESS, ROB HARRIS and SYLVIA HUI Associated Press | Associated Press


Using medication to prevent opioid addiction relapse

CHICAGO - Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery: Does treating opioid addiction with ...

May 22, 2017 | By CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top after 146 years

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - With laughter, hugs and tears - and the requisite death-defying stunts - the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus received its final standing ovation ...

May 22, 2017 | | Associated Press


Report: FBI probe moves into White House

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats last week his firing of "nut job" James Comey had eased the pressure on him, even as the ...

May 19, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks

NEW YORK - A man steered his car onto a sidewalk running through the heart of Times Square and mowed down pedestrians for three blocks Thursday ...

May 18, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG and TOM HAYS Associated Press | Associated Press


Few doctors discuss cancer costs with patients, study finds

Most doctors did not discuss the cost of cancer treatment with patients, spent less than two minutes on it when they did, and usually did ...

May 17, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


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