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Russians dig in as pullback drags on in Georgia

SACHKHERE, Georgia - Russian forces on Wednesday built a sentry post just 30 miles from the Georgian capital, appearing to dig in to positions deep inside Georgia despite pledges to pull back to areas mandated by a cease-fire signed by both countries.

September 04, 2008 | By MIKE ECKEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq official: US, Iraq finish draft security deal

BAGHDAD - U.S. and Iraqi negotiators have finished a draft agreement that would see American troops removed from Iraqi cities by June 30, an Iraqi official said Wednesday. But the draft has not been approved by the Cabinet and some members have expressed opposition.

September 04, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sri Lankan troops break through rebel defenses

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The Sri Lankan military says it has broken through the Tamil Tigers' defenses in recent weeks, ending a prolonged stalemate and stirring predictions of an imminent rebel defeat after 25 years of civil war.

September 04, 2008 | By RAVI NESSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Musharraf unwinds, but could face court

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Ousted from Pakistan's presidency, Pervez Musharraf has been unwinding with friends and admirers and on the tennis court. He's building a roomy farmhouse on the edge of the capital.

September 04, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


France bans broadcast of TV shows for babies

PARIS - France's broadcast authority has banned French channels from airing TV shows aimed at children under three years old, to shield them from developmental risks it says television viewing poses at that age.

September 04, 2008 | By CHRISTINE OLLIVIER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


149 dead in plane crash at Madrid airport

MADRID, Spain - A Spanish airliner bound for the Canary Islands at the height of the vacation season crashed, burned and broke into pieces Wednesday while trying to take off from Madrid, killing 149 people on board, officials said.

September 04, 2008 | By HAROLD HECKLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Taliban kill 10 French troops, raid American base

SUROBI, Afghanistan - Insurgents ambushed a group of elite French soldiers as they climbed a mountain pass, killing 10 troops in a militant stronghold outside the capital. In a separate coordinated attack, a team of suicide bombers tried unsuccessfully to storm a U.S. base near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

September 03, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russian soldiers take prisoners in Georgia port

POTI, Georgia - Russian soldiers took about 20 Georgians in military uniform prisoner at a key Black Sea port in western Georgia on Tuesday, blindfolding them and holding them at gunpoint, and commandeered American Humvees awaiting shipment back to the United States.

September 03, 2008 | By BELA SZANDELSZKY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Divisions emerge in Pakistan’s ruling coalition

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Just a day after Pervez Musharraf's resignation, Pakistan's governing coalition fell into wrangling Tuesday over restoring the judges he fired, exposing troublesome divisions that could disrupt picking his successor as president.

September 03, 2008 | By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China’s Olympic ceremony features sacrifices

BEIJING - Martial arts student Cheng Jianghua only saw the army barracks he stayed in and the stadium where he performed at the spectacular Olympics opening ceremony. But his sacrifices were minor - other performers were injured, fainted from heatstroke or forced to wear adult diapers so the show could go on.

September 03, 2008 | By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suicide attack at Algerian police academy kills 43

ALGIERS, Algeria - A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-rigged car into a police academy as recruits lined up to register for classes, killing at least 43 people. It was the deadliest attack in the North African country since the 1990s.

September 03, 2008 | By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


NATO pulls its punches on penalty against Russia

BRUSSELS, Belgium - NATO pulled its punches against Russia on Tuesday, suspending formal contacts as punishment for the Georgia invasion but bucking U.S. pressure for more severe penalties.

September 03, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi Sunnis outraged over Diyala raids, arrests

BAGHDAD - Iraq's largest Sunni party accused government security forces of sectarian bias Tuesday after soldiers arrested a Sunni university president and a Sunni provincial council member northeast of Baghdad.

September 03, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Turkey’s Gul urges Sudan leader to end suffering

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Turkey's president urged Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir during talks Tuesday to act responsibly and to end the suffering in the devastated Darfur region.

September 03, 2008 | By C. ONUR ANT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Partytown Pyongyang? Global tour comes to NKorea

PYONGYANG, North Korea - Call it skateboard diplomacy.

August 30, 2008 | By BURT HERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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US pecan growers seek to break out of the pie shell

FORT WORTH, Texas - The humble pecan is being rebranded as more than just pie.

April 25, 2018 | By EMILY SCHMALL Associated Press | Associated Press


After a death, how much can 'broken heart' hurt survivors?

You hear it whenever someone gets sick or dies soon after losing a spouse: Was it because of a broken heart? Stress might not be ...

April 25, 2018 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


DNA brings arrest in sadistic crime spree from '70s and '80s

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A DNA match led to the arrest of a 72-year-old former police officer in one of the most baffling and sadistic crime sprees ...

April 25, 2018 | By SOPHIA BOLLAG and DON THOMPSON Associated Press | Associated Press


E-cigarettes under fire

WASHINGTON - Federal health officials on Tuesday announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians ...

April 24, 2018 | By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer | Associated Press


Poll: For many online Americans, Facebook is a habit

NEW YORK - Social media is a daily way of life for many Americans.

April 24, 2018 | By MAE ANDERSON AP Technology Reporter | Associated Press


Waffle House slaying suspect arrested

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The mentally unstable gunman suspected of killing four people in a late-night shooting at a Waffle House restaurant was arrested near his apartment ...

April 23, 2018 | By SHEILA BURKE Associated Press | Associated Press


10 dead after driver plows into crowded Toronto sidewalk

TORONTO - A rented van plowed down a crowded Toronto sidewalk Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 15 before the driver fled and was quickly arrested ...

April 23, 2018 | By CHARMAINE NORONHA Associated Press | Associated Press


Lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Elmore Bolling defied the odds against black men and built several successful businesses during the harsh era of Jim Crow segregation in the ...

April 21, 2018 | By JAY REEVES and KIM CHANDLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Americans told to toss romaine lettuce

PHOENIX - U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not ...

April 21, 2018 | By TERRY TANG Associated Press | Associated Press


IRS extends tax deadline

Americans are getting an extra day to file their taxes after key elements of the IRS website crashed on deadline day.

April 18, 2018 | By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL AP Personal Finance Writer | Associated Press


1 dead after jet blows an engine

PHILADELPHIA - A Southwest Airlines jet blew an engine at 32,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window, setting off a desperate ...

April 18, 2018 | By ALEXANDRA VILLARREAL and DAVID KOENIG Associated Press | Associated Press


7 inmates killed as prisoners fight over money, territory

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Inmates armed with homemade knives fought each other for about seven hours over territory and money, leaving seven of them dead in ...

April 16, 2018 | By MEG KINNARD Associated Press | Associated Press


Driverless cars give hope to blind

OCALA, Fla. - In 2012, Steve Mahan, who is blind, climbed into the driver's seat of a self-driving car and rolled up to the drive-thru ...

April 14, 2018 | By JASON DEAREN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump: 'Mission Accomplished' in Syria

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Saturday declared "Mission Accomplished" for a U.S.-led allied missile attack on Syria's chemical weapons program, but the ...

April 14, 2018 | By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer | Associated Press


Knowing when to say when

NEW YORK - Here's some sobering news: A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that ...

April 13, 2018 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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