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Saudi king opens conference on interfaith dialogue

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's king urged a gathering of Muslim scholars Wednesday to open religious dialogue with Christians and Jews. But politics intruded as a senior Iranian figure said the Islamic world should stand up to the U.S. and its ''international arrogance.''

June 19, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US agriculture secretary: Biofuels deal possible

ROME - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer said Wednesday that progress is being made at a U.N. summit on determining the role that biofuels are playing in driving up food prices to the point of provoking riots in some countries.

June 19, 2008 | By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Agency: Somalia facing worst crisis in a decade amid worsening drought, rising food prices

NAIROBI, Kenya - Somalia is facing its worst humanitarian crisis in a decade, and the situation is deteriorating, an international aid agency said Wednesday.

June 19, 2008 | By MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Venezuelan intelligence law draws protests, seen as potential tool against dissent

CARACAS, Venezuela - A new intelligence law that President Hugo Chavez enacted by decree is drawing protests from human rights activists who say it could lead to serious violations of civil liberties and become a tool for cracking down on dissent.

June 18, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Report: Assad says talks with Israel need US sponsor

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Syria's president said he was willing to hold direct peace talks with Israel in the future under U.S. sponsorship, laying out his vision of how negotiations could progress.

June 18, 2008 | By BARBARA SURK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN: 1 million in Myanmar aren’t getting basic aid

BANGKOK, Thailand - More than 1 million people still don't have adequate food, water or shelter a month after a devastating cyclone swept through Myanmar, and the military junta's policies are hindering relief efforts and driving up the cost of aid operations, the United Nations said Tuesday.

June 18, 2008 | By MICHAEL CASEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Prince William takes helm at start of Navy stint

LONDON - Prince William earned high marks from commanding officers for his boat-handling skills Tuesday after he took the helm of a 40-foot craft at the beginning of his two-month stint in the Royal Navy.

June 18, 2008 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi lawmaker: US-Iraq security talks stall

BAGHDAD - Lawmakers allied to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Tuesday that negotiations over a U.S.-Iraqi security pact and the future status of American troops in Iraq were stumbling, with ''almost all points under dispute.''

June 18, 2008 | By LAUREN FRAYER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chinese police drag grieving parents from protest

DUJIANGYAN, China - Chinese police forcefully pulled away more than 100 parents protesting the deaths of their children in a poorly constructed school that collapsed in last month's earthquake.

June 18, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US general takes over NATO command in Afghanistan; 3 soldiers killed

KABUL, Afghanistan - The U.S. general who led American troops into Iraq took command Tuesday of the 40-nation NATO-led campaign in Afghanistan.

June 18, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US-Iraq pact shapes up as major battle

BAGHDAD - A proposed U.S.-Iraq security agreement is shaping up as a major political battle between America and Iran, as the debate over the future of troops here intensifies ahead of the fall U.S. presidential election.

June 18, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


New South Korean president under fire in beef row

SEOUL, South Korea - President Lee Myung-bak took office in February on a wave of popularity propelled by his vow to boost South Korea's economy with skills honed in business. He soon led his conservative party to win control of the legislature in national elections.

June 18, 2008 | By KELLY OLSEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Think gas prices are high? Try $11 in Turkey

PARIS - Americans are shell-shocked at $4-a-gallon gas. But consider France, where a gallon of petrol runs nearly $10. Or Turkey, where it's more than $11.

June 14, 2008 | By ANGELA CHARLTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iceland shaken by magnitude 6.1 earthquake

REYKJAVIK, Iceland - A strong earthquake shook southern Iceland on Thursday, damaging roads and buildings and causing some injuries, officials and local media said.

June 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


China quake survivors scavenge amid the ruins

QINGCHUAN, China - Dozens of men and women swarm over the mounds of debris of this ruined city, an eerie replay of the early days following China's devastating earthquake.

June 13, 2008 | By TINI TRAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Trump launches Twitter attack against Lewis

NEW YORK - Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire's White House victory, intensifying a ...

January 14, 2017 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Health care: What's next for GOP?

WASHINGTON - Republicans have won a gateway victory in Congress in their seven-year trek toward scuttling President Barack Obama's health care law. Now with Donald ...

January 14, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Surge in traffic deaths outpaces increase in travel

WASHINGTON - Traffic deaths surged about 8 percent in the first nine months of last year, continuing an alarming upward spiral that may be partially explained ...

January 13, 2017 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press


2016 US weather: Warm and wild

WASHINGTON - With steamy nights, sticky days and torrential downpours, last year went down as one of the warmest and wildest weather years on record in ...

January 09, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Quirk may shield US coast during busy hurricane seasons

WASHINGTON - A climatic quirk seems to be slightly shielding the U.S. coast during busy hurricane seasons, often weakening major storms just as they approach ...

January 04, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Businesses ready to fight bathroom bills in red states

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Sean Henry, the president of Tennessee's NHL team, is stunned he even has to explain why he hopes state legislators will snub ...

January 02, 2017 | By JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press | Associated Press


Federal prosecutor tackles heroin scourge that claimed his own son

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The phone at Bruce Brandler's home rang at 3:37 a.m. It was the local hospital. His 16-year-old son was there ...

January 02, 2017 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | Associated Press


IS claims responsibility for New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul

ISTANBUL - The Islamic State group on Monday made an unusual claim of responsibility for a major terrorist attack in Turkey, saying a "soldier of the ...

January 02, 2017 | By LORI HINNANT and DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press | Associated Press


Year's top news filled with division - and no middle ground

Fed up with Europe's union across borders? Reject it. Disgusted with the U.S. political establishment? Can it.

December 31, 2016 | By ADAM GELLER AP National Writer | Associated Press


'Turbocharged' storm clobbers northern New England

PORTLAND, Maine - The most powerful nor'easter in nearly two years brought heavy snow, powerful winds and even thunder and lightning to northern New England ...

December 30, 2016 | By DAVID SHARP Associated Press | Associated Press


Putin looks past Obama to Trump

HONOLULU - Stung by new punishments, Russia is looking straight past President Barack Obama to Donald Trump in hopes the president-elect will reverse the tough U ...

December 30, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Officers killed in the line of duty rose in 2016

The number of police killed in the line of duty rose sharply in 2016, driven by shootings of police around the country, most notably ambushes ...

December 29, 2016 | By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press | Associated Press


Obama retaliates against Russia

HONOLULU - In a sweeping response to election hacking and other bad behavior, President Barack Obama on Thursday sanctioned Russian intelligence services and their top officials ...

December 29, 2016 | By TAMI ABDOLLAH and JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Man suspected of ties to Berlin attacker detained in Germany

BERLIN - German prosecutors said Wednesday that they have detained a Tunisian man they think may have been involved in last week's truck attack on ...

December 28, 2016 | By GEIR MOULSON and COLLEEN BARRY Associated Press | Associated Press


Cells dripped into the brain help fight a deadly cancer

DUARTE, Calif. - A man with deadly brain cancer that had spread to his spine saw his tumors shrink and, for a time, completely vanish after ...

December 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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