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Iraqi team seeks halt to suspected Iranian aid to militias

BAGHDAD - Iraqi envoys stepped up pressure on Iran during a mission Thursday that seeks to bolster claims that Tehran is arming and training Shiite militias in Iraq and bring the suspected aid to a halt.

May 16, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi police: Double suicide attack kills 35, wounds 65

BAGHDAD - A double suicide bombing struck a wedding convoy northeast of Baghdad Thursday, killing at least 35 people and wounding 65 others, police said.

May 16, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US military: Al-Qaida in Somalia head targeted in US strike

MOGADISHU, Somalia - The U.S. military killed a man believed to be the head of al-Qaida in Somalia and 10 others in an airstrike overnight, an Islamic insurgent group said Thursday.

May 16, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Border crackdown, US slowdown has Mexican migrants giving up sooner

SASABE, Mexico - The sandy streets of Sasabe are empty. Migrant smugglers have to hunt for business at border-town shelters. Deported migrants give up after one try, taking their government up on free bus rides home.

May 16, 2008 | By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Treasure trove found in 500-year-old shipwreck off Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The ship was laden with tons of copper ingots, elephant tusks, gold coins - and cannons to fend off pirates.

May 16, 2008 | By DONNA BRYSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Morales orders nationalization of Bolivian telecom half owned by Italian company

LA PAZ, Bolivia - President Evo Morales says he is nationalizing the leading Bolivian telecom company, Entel, a subsidiary of Telecom Italia, and will return four foreign-owned gas companies to state control.

May 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Anguished Austrians question how incest case went undetected

AMSTETTEN, Austria - Carefree children in alpine costumes danced around a maypole, and parents crowded a churchyard to snap photos of sons and daughters making their first communion.

May 16, 2008 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan’s leaders announce progress on reinstating judges

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Pakistani leaders reported progress Thursday in talks on how to restore judges ousted by President Pervez Musharraf, signaling they had fended off a crisis that threatened to break up their month-old coalition government.

May 16, 2008 | By BARBARA SURK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Official: DNA tests confirm IDs of Russian czar’s children

MOSCOW - DNA tests carried out by a U.S. laboratory prove that remains exhumed last year belong to two children of Czar Nicholas II, putting to rest questions about what happened to Russia's last royal family, a regional governor said Wednesday.

May 15, 2008 | By MIKE ECKEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Concentration camp doctor tops list of 10 most-wanted Nazis

BADEN-BADEN Germany - Former SS doctor Aribert Heim tops a list released Wednesday of most-wanted suspected Nazi war criminals. He is a man so brutal that witnesses remember him as the worst they saw, though he was only at Mauthausen concentration camp for two months.

May 15, 2008 | By DAVID RISING Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel moves to shutter West Bank charity it links to Hamas

HEBRON, West Bank - To Nayfa Shatat, the widowed mother of 11, Hebron's biggest Islamic charity is a lifeline: It schools her daughters and helps feed her family.

May 15, 2008 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Blaming the victim: Abused Afghan women often end up in jail

JALALABAD, Afghanistan - Trafficked across the border from Pakistan with her 3-year-old son, Rukhma was handed to an Afghan who raped and abused her, then beat the toddler to death as she watched helplessly.

May 15, 2008 | By ALISA TANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Activists: China persecuting Buddhist monks in Tibet

BEIJING - China has stepped up persecution of Buddhist monks with mass detentions, Tibet activists said Wednesday, as China prepares to take the Olympic torch to the top of Mount Everest.

May 15, 2008 | By TINI TRAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Olympic flame’s Everest ascent is grand but so far a secret

BEIJING - Chinese mountaineers made final preparations Wednesday to take the Olympic flame up Mount Everest in a grand but contentious feat that is being accorded an unusual mixture of fanfare and secrecy.

May 15, 2008 | By CHARLES HUTZLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan’s leaders meet for talks on restoring judges

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistani leaders were up against a key deadline Wednesday in efforts to restore judges ousted by President Pervez Musharraf and end a spat that has strained their month-old coalition government.

May 15, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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New laws on abortion set to take effect

New laws targeting abortion are set to take effect Friday in about one-fifth of the states, initiating another wave of restrictions just days after the ...

June 29, 2016 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Benghazi report concludes

WASHINGTON - House Republicans on Tuesday concluded their $7 million, two-year investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, with fresh accusations of lethal mistakes by ...

June 28, 2016 | By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press | Associated Press


Recovery underway in West Virginia

RAINELLE, W.Va. - When the torrential rains stopped in the tiny West Virginia town of Rainelle, the volunteers started showing up.

June 27, 2016 | By JOHN RABY and JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press | Associated Press


Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights in a quarter-century Monday, striking down Texas' widely replicated rules that sharply reduced abortion ...

June 27, 2016 | By MARK SHERMAN | Associated Press


Republican senator seeks bipartisan support for gun deal

WASHINGTON - A moderate Republican senator sought broad bipartisan support Tuesday for a compromise to block gun purchases by some suspected terrorists, a day after the ...

June 21, 2016 | By ALAN FRAM and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


911 call: Orlando gunman said he was Islamic soldier

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando gunman Omar Mateen identified himself as an Islamic soldier in calls with authorities during his rampage and warned a crisis negotiator that ...

June 20, 2016 | | Associated Press


Divided Senate hits gridlock on guns

WASHINGTON - A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns Monday, eight days after the horror of Orlando's mass shooting intensified pressure on ...

June 20, 2016 | By ALAN FRAM and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump to longtime campaign manager: You're fired

NEW YORK - Donald Trump abruptly fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Monday in a dramatic shake-up designed to calm panicked Republican leaders and

June 20, 2016 | By JILL COLVIN and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Obama embraces Orlando families

ORLANDO, Fla. - Embracing grieving Orlando families and appealing anew for national action, President Barack Obama claimed a threat to all Americans' security Thursday as a ...

June 16, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Orlando massacre aftermath: Stress counseling, huge investigation

ORLANDO, Fla.- Police offered stress counseling and debriefing Wednesday to the SWAT team and other officers who witnessed the nightclub carnage, as the FBI tried ...

June 15, 2016 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press | Associated Press


Body of boy snatched by gator found in Disney lagoon

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The body of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was snatched off a Walt Disney World beach by an alligator and dragged ...

June 15, 2016 | By JAY REEVES and TERRANCE HARRIS Associated Press | Associated Press


Southern Baptists condemn use of Confederate flag

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Southern Baptist Convention on Tuesday urged Christians to stop displaying the Confederate battle flag, recognizing that it is perceived by many as ...

June 14, 2016 | By TRAVIS LOLLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Reports: Orlando gunman led secret life as gay man

ORLANDO, Fla. - The murky picture of Orlando gunman Omar Mateen grew more complex Tuesday with word that the FBI is investigating whether he had been ...

June 14, 2016 | By JAY REEVES and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


A familiar tragedy

DENVER - The deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history has people around the world wondering why mass violence keeps happening in America.

June 13, 2016 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump faces uphill climb to White House

PHILADELPHIA - The presidential primaries are just about over and the nominees have emerged. And the general election begins with Democrat Hillary Clinton already ahead of ...

June 11, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press | Associated Press


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