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Hezbollah head confirms prisoner swap with Israel

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Hezbollah's leader on Wednesday confirmed for the first time that his group will hand over two captured Israeli soldiers and information on a missing Israeli airman in exchange for five Lebanese prisoners in Israel.

July 17, 2008 | By HUSSEIN DAKROUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi forces arrest 3 Sadrists in crackdown

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces arrested three locally prominent supporters of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Wednesday as part of a crackdown on Shiite militias in the southern city of Amarah, police said.

July 17, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Algae bloom is China’s latest Olympic nightmare

QINGDAO, China - China's latest Olympics nightmare is a vast algae bloom that covers one-third of the sea where the world's best sailors are supposed to be competing in just over a month. Athletes call it the blob, the carpet, the fairway.

July 17, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


SKorean auto workers strike over US beef imports

SEOUL, South Korea - Tens of thousands of South Korean auto workers went on strike Wednesday to oppose U.S. beef imports and the pro-business policies of President Lee Myung-bak, joining anti-government protests that have raged for weeks.

July 17, 2008 | By JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe opposition asks for another mediator

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Wednesday rejected an African Union decision to keep South Africa's president alone in charge of efforts to resolve Zimbabwe's political crisis.

July 17, 2008 | By DONNA BRYSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chinese party boss delivers attack on Dalai Lama

BEIJING - China's Communist Party boss in Tibet delivered a fresh attack on the Dalai Lama Wednesday, even as envoys of the region's exiled leader met with Chinese officials for more talks toward easing tensions following anti-government riots.

July 17, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistani forces patrol empty bazaar, arrest militants in bloodless military operation

BARA, Pakistan - Heavily armed paramilitary troops blocked roads into a tribal town in northwestern Pakistan and patrolled its deserted bazaar Wednesday as an operation against Islamic militants rolled into its fifth day with more arrests but no sign of fighting.

July 17, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hezbollah said to train Shiite militiamen in Iraq

BAGHDAD - Hezbollah instructors trained Shiite militiamen at remote camps in southern Iraq until three months ago when they slipped across the border to Iran - presumably to continue instruction on Iranian soil, according to two Shiite lawmakers and a top army officer.

July 16, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Jolie goes into French hospital for birth of twins

PARIS - Angelina Jolie has checked into a hospital in the south of France where she is expected to give birth to her twins, a hospital spokesman said Tuesday.

July 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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


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Summer jobs not what they used to be

WASHINGTON - It was at Oregon's Timberline Lodge, later known as a setting in the horror movie "The Shining," where Patrick Doyle earned his first ...

June 24, 2017 | By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J. Kerrigan got a call from a friend.

June 24, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Democracy with no choices

When voters cast ballots for state representatives last fall, millions of Americans essentially had no choice: In 42 percent of all such elections, candidates faced ...

June 24, 2017 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Richmond mayor: Keep existing Confederate statues, add context

RICHMOND, Va. - The towering Confederate monuments in Virginia's capital city shouldn't be taken down, but instead should be supplemented with historical context about ...

June 23, 2017 | By SARAH RANKIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump signs law to make VA more accountable

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part ...

June 23, 2017 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


Pence speaks at Focus on Family event

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Vice President Mike Pence's visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus on the Family came at a time ...

June 23, 2017 | By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press | Associated Press


Total solar eclipse 1st in 99 years to sweep width of US

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - This August, the U.S. will experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years.

June 23, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press


Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

NEW YORK - The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the ...

June 22, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Americans and guns: It's complicated

ATLANTA - Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns.

June 22, 2017 | By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press | Associated Press


Summer vacation: Never mind the hike. Where's the hammock?

Never mind the hike. Where's the hammock?

June 21, 2017 | By EMILY SWANSON and BETH J. HARPAZ Associated Press | Associated Press


US student freed by North Korea dies

CINCINNATI - Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after almost a year and a half ...

June 19, 2017 | By DAN SEWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Mass. woman guilty of manslaughter in texting suicide case

TAUNTON, Mass. - A woman who sent her boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself when they were both teenagers was convicted ...

June 17, 2017 | By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer | Associated Press


Teen vaping falls, study finds

NEW YORK - Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United States.

June 15, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Gunman wounds GOP leader, killed by police

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers as they practiced for a charity baseball game Wednesday, critically wounding House GOP Whip Steve ...

June 14, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and CHAD DAY Associated Press | Associated Press


Panicked UPS workers flee gunfire

SAN FRANCISCO - A UPS employee opened fire inside one of the company's package delivery facilities in San Francisco on Wednesday, killing three co-workers and ...

June 14, 2017 | By PAUL ELIAS and JOCELYN GECKER Associated Press | Associated Press


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