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Annan suspends talks to end Kenya crisis, says he will speak to leaders

NAIROBI, Kenya - Mediator Kofi Annan suspended negotiations on Kenya's deadly postelection crisis and said Tuesday he would personally appeal for a power-sharing deal because talks were ''turning around in circles.''

March 12, 2008 | By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Convictions of 7 British Muslims exposes network of terror camps in rural England

LONDON - Clad in mud-smeared combat fatigues, the young Muslims trained on picturesque British farmland, hurling imaginary grenades, wielding sticks as mock rifles and chopping watermelons in simulated beheadings.

March 12, 2008 | By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

United States reports disquiet over preparations for Zimbabwe elections

HARARE, Zimbabwe - U.S. officials said Tuesday that Washington was concerned over ''ominous signs'' Zimbabwe was unprepared to hold free and fair elections next month.

March 12, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Iraq denounces Turkish incursion and demands immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi government demanded for the first time that Turkey immediately withdraw from northern Iraq, warning Tuesday it feared an ongoing incursion could lead to clashes with the official forces of the semiautonomous Kurdish region.

March 12, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

EU court: Only Parmesan from Italy’s Parma region is the real stuff

LUXEMBOURG - The European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that only the tasty, crumbly cheese that has been made for some 800 years near the Italian city of Parma can legally be called Parmesan.

March 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press

As Olympics near, US sees China playing more positive role in global affairs

BEIJING - China is reaching out for a greater role in global affairs and opening up at home, too - at least a little - as the once-reclusive Communist giant gets ready for this summer's Olympic Games.

March 12, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Kenyan graffiti artist tries for peace with a paintbrush

NAIROBI, Kenya - Peace graffiti has taken over Nairobi's battered Kibera slum.

March 12, 2008 | By HEIDI VOGT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Al-Qaida suspect arrested over October assassination attempt on Bhutto that killed 150

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan has arrested a suspected al-Qaida militant who slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto named before her death as one of those involved in an attempt on her life in October, a senior government official said Tuesday.

March 12, 2008 | By SADAQAT JAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Islamic insurgency in southern Thailand intensifies as ’hearts and minds’ approach fails

RAE POH, Thailand - The tea shop is abandoned. Rubber plantations stand untended. Soldiers constantly patrol the one-lane road leading into this Muslim village.

March 09, 2008 | By AMBIKA AHUJA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Fate of ousted chief justice hangs over Musharraf, Pakistan election winners

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Days after opposition parties triumphed in elections, lawyers chanting for President Pervez Musharraf's resignation were tugging at the barricades around the home of the judge whose ouster and house arrest helped trigger Pakistan's political crisis.

March 09, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

New attacks hit US-protected Green Zone in Iraqi capital

BAGHDAD - Rockets or mortars hit the U.S.-protected Green Zone early Saturday, just a day after powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ordered his Mahdi Army militia to extend its cease-fire by another six months.

March 09, 2008 | By JOHN AFFLECK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

UN watchdog says Iran calls evidence linking it to attempts to make nuclear weapons baseless

VIENNA, Austria - Iran has rejected documents that link it to missile and explosives experiments and other work connected to a possible nuclear weapons program, calling the information false and irrelevant, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Friday.

March 08, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Death toll rises to 14 in Brazil ferryboat wreck; crews search for more victims

SAO PAULO, Brazil - A ferryboat wreck on the Amazon River killed at least 14 people, Brazilian officials said Friday, as crews searched for several more people reported missing and feared dead.

March 08, 2008 | By STAN LEHMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Gates and Australians play down friction over Canberra’s decision to pull troops out of Iraq

CANBERRA, Australia - Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the Australian defense minister are playing down the potential for friction between the two allies over the new Australian government's pledge to withdraw combat troops from Iraq.

March 08, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

After six years in captivity, fame handicaps French-Colombian hostage Betancourt

BOGOTA, Colombia - Through public spectacle and private diplomacy, the French government and the family of Ingrid Betancourt have succeeded in drawing the world's attention to her lengthy captivity in the Colombian jungle. But many in Colombia say such fame may work against her hopes of freedom.

March 08, 2008 | By TOBY MUSE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

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Ala. judges use segregation-era law to avoid gay marriages

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - As Alabama's all-white Legislature tried to preserve racial segregation and worried about the possibility of mixed-race marriages in 1961, lawmakers rewrote state ...

October 03, 2015 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Associated Press

Oregon gunman was Army dropout

ROSEBURG, Ore. - The 26-year-old gunman who opened fire on fellow students in his community college English class, killing nine people, was an Army boot camp ...

October 02, 2015 | By JEFF BARNARD and MARTHA MENDOZA | Associated Press

Gunman opens fire at Oregon college

ROSEBURG, Ore. - A gunman opened fire at an Oregon community college Thursday, killing at least a dozen people before dying in a shootout with police ...

October 01, 2015 | By JEFF BARNARD Associated Press | Associated Press

Strengthened Hurricane Joaquin closes in on central Bahamas

MIAMI - Hurricane Joaquin gained power as it bore down on the central Bahamas early Thursday, and forecasters said it was likely to grow into a ...

October 01, 2015 | By BEN FOX Associated Press | Associated Press

Why phones break

NEW YORK - Ask a roomful of people to take out their phones, and you're bound to see several with cracked screens.

September 29, 2015 | By ANICK JESDANUN Associated Press | Associated Press

Life on Mars?

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Mars appears to have flowing rivulets of water, at least in the summer, scientists reported Monday in a finding that boosts the ...

September 28, 2015 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press

'Blood Moon' a sign of end times?

SALT LAKE CITY - A rare confluence of a lunar eclipse and a supermoon set to happen this weekend has prompted such widespread fear of an ...

September 27, 2015 | By BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press | Associated Press

Pope Francis mingles with high and low in New York visit

NEW YORK - Sweeping through the landmarks of America's biggest city, Pope Francis on Friday offered comfort to 9/11 victims' families at ground zero ...

September 25, 2015 | By NICOLE WINFIELD and DAVID CRARY Associated Press | Associated Press

Speaker Boehner stuns Congress, announces resignation

WASHINGTON - With Congress in turmoil, House Speaker John Boehner suddenly informed fellow Republicans on Friday that he would resign at the end of October, stepping ...

September 25, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM, Associated Press Associated Press | Associated Press

Pope visits New York City

NEW YORK - Pope Francis plunged into the melting pot of New York after reminding the country of its immigrant origins in the first papal speech ...

September 24, 2015 | By NICOLE WINFIELD and ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Associated Press

Papa! Pope stirs excitement in D.C.

WASHINGTON - Cheered by jubilant crowds across the nation's capital, Pope Francis forged common cause Wednesday with President Barack Obama on climate change, immigration and ...

September 23, 2015 | By JULIE PACE and NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press | Associated Press

Pope Francis arrives in US

WASHINGTON - Pope Francis arrived Tuesday on the first visit of his life to the United States, bringing his humble manner and his "church of the ...

September 22, 2015 | By NICOLE WINFIELD and RACHEL ZOLL Associated Press | Associated Press

Survey: 1 in 4 college women report unwanted sexual contact

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Nearly a quarter of undergraduate women surveyed at more than two dozen universities say they experienced unwanted sexual contact sometime during college, according ...

September 21, 2015 | By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press | Associated Press

No poverty, hunger in 15 years?

A season of goal-setting begins this month as the United Nations launches a new 15-year plan to fight grinding world poverty, improve health and education ...

September 21, 2015 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press | Associated Press

Coca-Cola: IRS says we owe $3.3 billion in back taxes

NEW YORK - Coca-Cola was notified by the IRS that it owes $3.3 billion more in federal taxes, as well as interest, for 2007 to ...

September 18, 2015 | | Associated Press

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