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After rebuke, Bush eager to embrace Olympics

BEIJING - President Bush's Olympic odyssey started with a game of political one-upmanship Thursday, as his blunt critique of the host country prompted China to warn the U.S. president to stop meddling in its business.

August 22, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kurdish rebels say they sabotaged Turkey pipeline

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Kurdish separatist rebels claimed responsibility Thursday for sabotaging a critical Turkish pipeline, helping push global oil prices back above $120 per barrel.

August 22, 2008 | By C. ONUR ANT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sad summer: Economic woes hit European vacations

PARIS - It's the Paris version of the ''staycation'': Marc des Bouillons lounged in a beach chair with a book, surrounded by women in bikinis, ice cream stands, a DJ spinning summer tunes and kids running amok.

August 22, 2008 | By ANGELA DOLAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US seeks at least 30 years for bin Laden driver

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - Salim Hamdan pleaded with a military jury to spare him from a life in prison, apologizing Thursday for the ''innocent people'' who died in the Sept. 11 attacks and saying he worked as Osama bin Laden's driver only because he needed a job.

August 22, 2008 | By MIKE MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kenya, Tanzania mark decade since US embassy bombs

NAIROBI, Kenya - Douglas Sidialo woke up in a Nairobi hospital 10 years ago, devastated to find he had been blinded by flying glass after al-Qaida bombed the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

August 22, 2008 | By TOM MALITI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


French troops sent to troubled Afghan region

KABUL, Afghanistan - Hundreds of French troops have deployed to train and mentor Afghan security forces in a key southern province wracked by the Taliban-led insurgency, NATO said Thursday.

August 22, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqis: US, Iraq close to deal

BAGHDAD - Two Iraqi officials say the U.S. and Iraq are close to a deal under which all American combat troops would leave by October 2010 with remaining U.S. forces gone about three years later.

August 22, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US nuclear submarine leaked radiation over 2 years

TOKYO - An American nuclear-powered submarine leaked radiation for more than two years, releasing the bulk of the material in its home port of Guam and at Pearl Harbor, Japanese and U.S. officials said Thursday.

August 22, 2008 | By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Conditions in Myanmar starker than portrayed

YANGON, Myanmar - A rare bird's-eye look at Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta shows the devastation still left from Cyclone Nargis - broken levies, flooded farm roads, the shattered remains of bamboo huts and trees strewn like matchsticks along the coast.

August 22, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Mauritania army stages coup; junta takes charge

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania - Army officers upset with the president's overtures toward Islamic hard-liners staged a coup in Mauritania on Wednesday, overthrowing the first government to be freely elected in this sprawling desert nation in more than 20 years.

August 21, 2008 | By AHMED MOHAMED and TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Olympics clean-up hides the real Beijing

EDITOR'S NOTE: Correspondent Anita Chang has been living in Beijing for more than a year. This is her account of massive changes across the city as it prepared to welcome visitors from around the world for the Olympics.

August 21, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US officials defend Iraqi budget surplus

BAGHDAD - Iraq is paying for more of its own reconstruction but is still struggling to spend its multibillion dollar surplus as it copes with a flood of oil revenue and a cumbersome approval process meant to curb corruption, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

August 21, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush says US firmly opposed to China’s repression

BANGKOK, Thailand - With all eyes on Beijing, President Bush bluntly told China that America stands in ''firm opposition'' to the way the communist government represses its own people, a rebuke delivered from the heart of Asia on the cusp of the Olympic Games.

August 21, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Helicopter rescues last survivor of K2 tragedy

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The frostbitten last survivor of the mountaineering disaster that killed 11 people on the world's second-highest peak was plucked off K2 on Wednesday and taken to a military hospital, a Pakistani army spokesman said.

August 21, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


DNA tests to study mummy fetuses in King Tut tomb

CAIRO, Egypt - Egyptian scientists are carrying out DNA tests on two mummified fetuses found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun to determine whether they are the young pharaoh's offspring, the antiquities authority said Wednesday.

August 21, 2008 | By SALAH NASRAWI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Good dog, bad dog?

DALLAS - Delta Air Lines will soon require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger ...

January 19, 2018 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer | Associated Press


Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising results

Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones ...

January 19, 2018 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


South cleans up after unusually intense storm

DURHAM, N.C. - Southerners shoveled, scraped and plowed their way Thursday out of a snowy deep freeze that caused a standstill across much of a ...

January 18, 2018 | By JONATHAN DREW and TOM FOREMAN Jr. Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump has kept many promises during first year

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump often brags that he's done more in his first year in office than any other president. That's a spectacular ...

January 15, 2018 | By CALVIN WOODWARD and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Intel underfoot

MILWAUKEE - The next phase in data collection is right under your feet.

January 15, 2018 | By IVAN MORENO Associated Press | Associated Press


Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound missile

HONOLULU - A false alarm that warned of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii sent the islands into a panic Saturday, with people abandoning cars in ...

January 13, 2018 | By AUDREY McAVOY and JENNIFER KELLEHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Walmart boosts starting pay

NEW YORK - Walmart confirmed Thursday that it is closing dozens of Sam's Club warehouse stores - a move that a union-backed group estimated could cost ...

January 11, 2018 | By JOSEPH PISANI and ALEXANDRA OLSON AP Business Writers | Associated Press


IV bag shortage has hospitals scrambling to treat flu

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - An ongoing shortage of fluids used to deliver medicine and treat dehydrated patients has hospital workers scrambling in the midst of ...

January 09, 2018 | By LINDA A. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


 Justices give Georgia death row inmate new round of appeals

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is giving a Georgia death row inmate whose execution was called off last year another chance to raise claims of racial ...

January 09, 2018 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


SCOTUS to hear case disputing warrantless motorcycle search

RICHMOND, Va. - Do police have the right to go on private property - uninvited and without a warrant - to search a vehicle?

January 09, 2018 | By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer | Associated Press


Storm gone, but cold will stick around through weekend

BOSTON - Frigid temperatures, some that felt as cold as minus 30 degrees, moved across the East Coast on Friday as the region dug out from ...

January 05, 2018 | By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press | Associated Press


Blizzard rolls up the East Coast

HARTFORD, Conn. - A massive winter storm roared into the East Coast on Thursday, threatening to dump as much as 18 inches of snow from the ...

January 04, 2018 | By SUSAN HAIGH and DAVE COLLINS Associated Press | Associated Press


Bitter cold tests winter-wise

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Bitterly cold temperatures gripped much of the nation on Tuesday, testing the mettle of even winter-wise northerners and delivering a shock to those ...

January 02, 2018 | By TAMMY WEBBER Associated Press | Associated Press


Perils abroad, full plate at home

PALM BEACH, Fla. - The glamour of his holiday break behind him, President Donald Trump is returning to Washington to face a hefty legislative to-do list ...

January 02, 2018 | By CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Words banned for the new year? 'Fake news' gets top vote

DETROIT - Let me ask you this: Would a story that unpacks a list of tiresome words and phrases be impactful or a nothingburger? Worse, could ...

January 02, 2018 | By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press | Associated Press


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