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Finnish prime minister sues publisher over book about his love life

HELSINKI, Finland - Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen is suing the publisher of a book his former girlfriend wrote about their relationship, including steamy sauna scenes. He says he and his family have suffered and is seeking damages.

March 01, 2008 | By MATTI HUUHTANEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Official inflation triples to 66,212 percent in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe - The official rate of annual inflation in Zimbabwe tripled in the space of one month to 66,212 percent in December, by far the highest in the world but less than half the rate calculated by independent analysts.

March 01, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kenya’s political rivals agree to independent review of disputed election

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's political rivals announced on Friday a 10-point plan to resolve their political crisis after weeks of negotiations but they remained deadlocked over power sharing.

March 01, 2008 | By TOM MALITI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


9 Israeli families set up wildcat settlement on West Bank hill, further angering Palestinians

MASKIOT, West Bank - Nine Israeli families staked out homesteads in a valley deep in the West Bank on Friday and promised to bring more settlers to the area that the Palestinians want for a future state.

March 01, 2008 | By LAURIE COPANS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Muslims march against reprinting of Danish newspaper cartoons depicting Muhammad

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Muslims protested Friday in the Gaza Strip, Pakistan and Denmark against the reprinting of a Danish newspaper cartoon depicting the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

March 01, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suicide bombers attacks Shiite worshippers leaving mosque in northern Iraq; 4 dead

BAGHDAD - Two suicide bombers, one armed with a grenade as well as an explosive vest, killed at least four people and wounded 17 as worshippers left a Shiite mosque after Friday prayers in the northwestern city of Tal Afar.

March 01, 2008 | By JOHN AFFLECK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US calls on Iran to confess to trying to make nuclear arms

VIENNA, Austria - The U.S. on Friday demanded that Iran confess to trying to make atomic weapons, suggesting that anything short of that would doom an International Atomic Energy Agency probe of Tehran's nuclear past.

March 01, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Italian officials say Canada to hand over convicted Nazi war criminal

ROME - An 83-year-old former SS prison guard who was sentenced to life in jail in Italy for Nazi war crimes was being extradited from Canada to Rome on Friday, officials said.

March 01, 2008 | By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN humanitarian chief visits Gaza, says situation is ’miserable’

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The U.N.'s top humanitarian affairs official visited Gaza Friday and said he was shocked by the ''grim and miserable'' humanitarian situation there. He urged that the territory's borders be opened to relieve the suffering.

March 01, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russia’s Putin sees long-term role for himself, no serious flaws in his presidency

MOSCOW - In Vladimir Putin's valedictory presidential news conference, he claimed credit for Russia's rise from the ashes, accused the West of reviving Cold War fears and said he hopes for a long tenure as prime minister after he leaves the presidency in May.

February 29, 2008 | By DOUGLAS BIRCH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP Impact: Nile voyage is homecoming for Sudan refugees, but future is uncertain

ABOARD CAPTAIN 1 ON THE NILE RIVER, Sudan - Dozens of excited refugees leaned over the barge's railing as it glided up the Nile, marveling at the lush, green swamplands that had replaced the desert of northern Sudan. It was their first sign that they were nearing home.

February 29, 2008 | By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iran’s hard-line president to make landmark visit to Iraq on March 2, Iraqi official says

BAGHDAD - Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will make a landmark visit to Iraq on March 2, the first-ever trip by an Iranian leader, the Iraqi government said Thursday.

February 29, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hezbollah chief threatens to take battle with Israel anywhere in world

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The chief of Hezbollah told throngs of supporters at a funeral for slain commander Imad Mughniyeh his group would retaliate against Israeli targets anywhere in the world after accusing the Jewish state of killing the militant.

February 29, 2008 | By SAM F. GHATTAS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Australia pledges more teachers for Aboriginal Outback

CANBERRA, Australia - Determined to prove that a national apology to Australia's indigenous population is more than empty words, the government on Thursday promised more teachers to tackle widespread illiteracy in Outback Aboriginal communities.

February 29, 2008 | By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Philippines officials say Islamic militants planned to assassinate president, bomb embassies

MANILA, Philippines - Security officials on Thursday reported uncovering plots to kill President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and bomb foreign embassies, just as opposition leaders were calling for more protests urging the unpopular Philippines leader to resign.

February 29, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Americans start to feel price hikes

WASHINGTON - Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.

July 28, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Gov't: Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back 500,000 pickups

DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles in the biggest such action ...

July 27, 2015 | By TOM KRISHER and JONATHAN FAHEY AP Business Writers | Associated Press


Remains of 36 unidentified Marines from WWII battle return

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - The military and a private organization have brought home the remains of 36 Marines killed in one of World War ...

July 27, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Theater shooter's mental problems didn't stop gun purchase

LAFAYETTE, La. - John Russell Houser was deeply troubled long before he shot 11 people in a movie theater in Louisiana, but decades of mental problems ...

July 25, 2015 | By RAY HENRY, JAY REEVES and REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press | Associated Press


Remains found in lake may be man missing since '72

SAWMILLS, N.C. - Forty-three years ago, Pamela Shook Kolbe's father went out one night for a date and never came home. Now, her family ...

July 24, 2015 | By JONATHAN DREW and TOM FOREMAN Jr. Associated Press | Associated Press


Gunman opens fire in Louisiana theater

LAFAYETTE, La. - A man who lost his family, home and businesses as he spent years angrily espousing right-wing extremism on television, the Internet and to ...

July 24, 2015 | By MELINDA DESLATTE and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Disability funds in danger

WASHINGTON - The 11 million Americans who receive Social Security disability face steep benefit cuts next year, the government said Wednesday, handing lawmakers a fiscal and ...

July 22, 2015 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Associated Press


New details describe scene of terror at Tenn. shooting

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Twenty Marines and two Navy corpsmen were in the middle of an otherwise mundane task, just checking their equipment after a training mission ...

July 22, 2015 | | Associated Press


Teen use of morning-after pill is climbing

NEW YORK - More than 1 in 5 sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill - a dramatic increase that likely reflects that it's ...

July 22, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Becoming a dad? Expect to gain 3 to 5 pounds, study suggests

NEW YORK - Many men gain a new sense of responsibility and purpose when they become fathers. A new study suggests they also gain 3 to ...

July 21, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


The high price of aging

NEW YORK - Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day. But when ...

July 20, 2015 | By MATTHEW CRAFT AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Sleeping off Alzheimer's

WASHINGTON - To sleep, perchance to... ward off Alzheimer's? New research suggests poor sleep may increase people's risk of Alzheimer's disease, by spurring ...

July 20, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Searching for ET: Hawking to look for extraterrestrial life

LONDON - The search for extraterrestrial life received a major boost Monday with the launch of an ambitious $100 million program, backed by famed physicist Stephen ...

July 20, 2015 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press | Associated Press


Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

WASHINGTON - A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that ...

July 16, 2015 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Obama: No mechanism to revoke Cosby's Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected the idea of revoking Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom because of sexual misconduct allegations.

July 15, 2015 | By NANCY BENAC Associated Press | Associated Press


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