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Bhutto’s teenage son meets the media before resuming studies at Oxford

LONDON - Sweating slightly, the son of slain Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto slipped into the basement of a swanky London hotel, took his place behind a bank of microphones and looked up. Cameras flashed. He barely blinked.

January 23, 2008 | By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US, Iraqi forces open joint operation against al-Qaida in Iraq fighters

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military launched a countrywide offensive Tuesday against al-Qaida in Iraq's efforts to regroup and intensify suicide strikes on civilians who have sided with the Americans against the terror group.

January 23, 2008 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sony sells 1.2 million PlayStation 3 machines in North America over holidays

TOKYO - Sales of Sony's PlayStation 3 game machine sales totaled 1.2 million in North America during the key holiday season, the electronics and entertainment company said Monday. The performance gave a lift to its Blu-ray video format because the console also works as a Blu-ray player.

January 22, 2008 | By YURI KAGEYAMA AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Charles Taylor war crimes trial resumes with blood diamond expert's testimony

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The war crimes trial of Charles Taylor, Liberia's former president, heard its first testimony Monday and saw video of victims telling of being sexually assaulted or dismembered by rebels who plundered West African diamond fields.

January 22, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Exit poll indicates Saakashvili will win Georgian presidential election

TBILISI, Georgia - President Mikhail Saakashvili headed for victory in Saturday's election, according to an exit poll in this former Soviet republic where he is fighting accusations of authoritarian tendencies four years after coming to power as a champion of democracy.

January 21, 2008 | By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi soldier accused of killing 2 US service members on joint patrol in northern Iraq

BAGHDAD - An Iraqi soldier is accused of turning on two decorated American servicemen and shooting them to death during a joint operation in northern Iraq, the U.S. military said Saturday. An Iraqi official said the suspect may have links to militant groups.

January 21, 2008 | By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Al-Qaida looks to extend influence with cell phone video downloads

CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Qaida video messages of Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahri can now be downloaded to cell phones, the terror network announced as part of its attempts to extend its influence.

January 21, 2008 | By PAUL SCHEMM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Terrified Kenyans flee troubled west to escape wave of ethnic violence

CHEPTIRET, Kenya -Thousands of refugees fled western Kenya Saturday on buses escorted by armed soldiers, streaming down roads strewn with downed power lines, burnt out vehicles and the corpses of others killed when they tried to escape an explosion of postelection ethnic violence.

January 21, 2008 | By TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Desperate Americans seek unproven cell treatments in China, called risky by Western doctors

BEIJING - They're paralyzed from diving accidents and car crashes, disabled by Parkinson's, or blind. With few options available at home in America, they search the Internet for experimental treatments - and often land on Web sites promoting stem cell treatments in China.

January 21, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN and ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Israeli troops pull out of Nablus after 4-day sweep of militants, munitions

NABLUS, West Bank - Israeli troops wound up a four-day sweep of wanted men and munitions caches in the West Bank town of Nablus on Saturday, and residents confined at home since the operation began ventured outside to survey damage and resume their lives.

January 21, 2008 | By ALI DARAGHMEH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Plane crashes off Venezuela with 14 aboard, including 8 Italians, 1 American

CARACAS, Venezuela - A plane carrying 14 people crashed into the sea Friday on its way to Venezuela's Los Roques islands, officials said. Eight Italians and one American were believed on board, but there was no immediate report on casualties.

January 19, 2008 | By FABIOLA SANCHEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Garbage piles up in the streets of Naples, provoking protests

NAPLES, Italy - Stinking mounds of garbage piled up on the streets of Naples on Friday and officials around the country blamed organized crime and bureaucratic red tape for the city's refuse crisis.

January 19, 2008 | By SALVATORE LAPORTA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kenya opposition seeks new vote after deadly election violence; police scatter protesters

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's opposition called for a new presidential election to settle a dispute that has sparked deadly riots from the capital to the coast, but a government spokesman said Friday a new vote could come on only on orders from the highest court.

January 19, 2008 | By TOM ODULA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Olmert acknowledges Israel is not living up to road map

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, in an unprecedented public acknowledgment Friday, called continued Israeli construction in West Bank settlements a breach of Israel's obligations under a recently revived peace plan.

January 19, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel attacks targets throughout Gaza, 9 Palestinians killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded targets across the Gaza Strip on Thursday, stepping up pressure on Palestinian militants after a long-range rocket was fired into Israel. At least nine people were killed.

January 18, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says

NEW YORK - Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago.

January 30, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Cost pressure intensifies for Plant Vogtle

ATLANTA - The delays and cost overruns are piling up for a new plant near Waynesboro that was supposed to prove nuclear energy can be built affordably.

January 30, 2015 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Associated Press


Romney not running: Former GOP nominee out of 2016 race

WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the "next generation of Republican leaders" and concluding his unlikely comeback as suddenly as it began.

January 30, 2015 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Work begins to raise Confederate warship from Savannah River

SAVANNAH - Divers and military salvage crews will spend the next nine months raising what's left of an armored Confederate warship that's been rotting at the bottom of the Savannah River for 150 years.

January 29, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


Slain Georgia couple known for charity work across the South

McRAE, Ga. - Elrey "Bud" Runion and his wife, June, took their charitable efforts all over the South: from storm-damaged Alabama towns and impoverished pockets of West Virginia to their hometown in suburban Atlanta.

January 28, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM and RAY HENRY Associated Press | Associated Press


Attorney General nominee defends Obama immigration changes

WASHINGTON - Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama Wednesday, even as she defended the president's unilateral protections for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.

January 28, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


'Never felt guilty': Civil rights convictions tossed in SC

ROCK HILL, S.C. - For a moment, Clarence Graham's heart raced. Fifty-four years after he and eight fellow black men served a month of hard labor for sitting at a whites-only lunch counter, a judge declared that they had been wrongly convicted of trespassing and their records would be tossed.

January 28, 2015 | By MITCH WEISS Associated Press | Associated Press


Ga. man executed for killing fellow inmate

ATLANTA - A man convicted in the killing of a fellow inmate has been executed in Georgia despite claims by his lawyers that he was intellectually disabled.

January 27, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Snowstorm shuts down East Coast

NEW YORK - New York City looked like a ghost town early Tuesday, blanketed by a snowstorm that disrupted life for tens of millions of people along the U.S. East Coast.

January 27, 2015 | By MEGHAN BARR Associated Press | Associated Press


Snowstorm threatens to paralyze the crowded Northeast

NEW YORK - More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days.

January 26, 2015 | By MEGHAN BARR Associated Press | Associated Press


Sheriff: Bodies found near vehicle of missing Ga. couple

McRAE, Ga. - The car belonging to a Georgia couple who were reported missing after traveling to meet a person claiming to sell a classic auto has been found in a lake and two bodies were found nearby, authorities said Monday.

January 26, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


Study: Savannah River has room for Georgia, South Carolina to build new port

SAVANNAH - The Savannah River has enough room for cargo ships to accommodate Georgia and South Carolina adding a new port terminal downstream from the busy Port of Savannah, according to a study presented to officials from both states Monday.

January 26, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


Device, possibly aerial drone, found on White House grounds

WASHINGTON - A device, possibly an unmanned aerial drone, was found on the White House grounds during the middle of the night while President Barack Obama and the first lady were in India, but his spokesman said Monday that it posed no threat.

January 26, 2015 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press | Associated Press


'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office

LOS ANGELES - "American Sniper" hit the mark with moviegoers again.

January 25, 2015 | By DERRIK J. LANG Associated Press | Associated Press


Nor'easter threatens Northeast with up to 2 feet of snow

NEW YORK - The Monday morning commute was normal for much of the Northeast as officials continued to urge residents to prepare for a "crippling and potentially historic" storm that could bury communities from northern New Jersey to southern Maine in up to 2 feet of snow starting later in the day.

January 25, 2015 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press | Associated Press


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