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Trapped students had little time to escape quake

JUYUAN, China - The high school students were settling in to afternoon arts and humanities classes when the massive quake struck. The school collapsed so rapidly - one floor ''pancaking'' atop another - that there was practically no time to escape.

May 28, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Colombia extradites 14 top paramilitary warlords to the United States

BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia extradited 14 paramilitary warlords to the United States on Tuesday on charges related to drug trafficking, saying they violated the peace pact under which they demobilized.

May 28, 2008 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Report: Death toll in China quake exceeds 12K

MIANYANG, China - The toll of the dead and missing soared as rescue workers dug through flattened schools and homes on Tuesday in a desperate attempt to find survivors of China's worst earthquake in three decades.

May 28, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Vatican: It’s OK to believe in aliens

VATICAN CITY - Believing that the universe may contain alien life does not contradict a faith in God, the Vatican's chief astronomer said in an interview published Tuesday.

May 28, 2008 | By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Myanmar police block aid workers, food piles up

YANGON, Myanmar - Police barred foreign aid workers from reaching cyclone survivors in hard-hit areas Tuesday, while emergency food shipments backed up at the main airport for Myanmar's biggest city.

May 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Cease-fire holds in Sadr City after deadly clashes

BAGHDAD - A shaky cease-fire appeared to take hold Tuesday in Baghdad's Sadr City, after a cleric who brokered the deal for Shiite fighters said they would honor it even after clashes left at least 11 dead and 19 wounded.

May 28, 2008 | By CHRIS TOMLINSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Calls mount for Olmert’s resignation

JERUSALEM - Calls for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's resignation mounted on Friday as police probed allegations that he accepted hundreds of thousands of campaign dollars in cash-stuffed envelopes from a U.S. citizen.

May 24, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Myanmar seizes UN aid supplies, ’not ready’ to let in US

YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's military leaders seized aid shipments headed for cyclone survivors and told the top U.S. diplomat there Friday that they're not ready to let in American aid workers despite warnings the country is on the verge of a medical catastrophe.

May 24, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Hezbollah gunmen seize control of Beirut neighborhoods

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Shiite Hezbollah gunmen seized control of key parts of Beirut from Sunnis loyal to the U.S.-backed government Friday, a dramatic show-of-force certain to strengthen the Iranian-allied group's hand as it fights for dominance in Lebanon's political deadlock.

May 24, 2008 | By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Election in Serbia may cripple hunt for Gen. Ratko Mladic

BELGRADE, Serbia - For 13 years, he has eluded capture for atrocities a U.N. judge described as ''scenes from hell ... written on the darkest pages of human history.''

May 24, 2008 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Austrian judge extends Fritzl’s custody in captive daughter case

VIENNA, Austria - An Austrian judge ruled Friday that a man accused of fathering seven children with a daughter he held captive for more than two decades should remain in custody, an official said.

May 24, 2008 | By VERONIKA OLEKSYN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Train quarantined in Ontario with mystery illness

TORONTO - Canadian authorities quarantined a train in northern Ontario Friday after a woman died and several other people came down with an undetermined illness.

May 24, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russia puts tanks and missiles back in Red Square parade

MOSCOW - Russia showcased its military might and youthful new president to the world Friday, as heavy tanks and missile launchers rumbled across Red Square in a Victory Day parade for the first time since the Soviet era.

May 24, 2008 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rocket hits BBC bureau in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Shiite militants launched rockets toward the fortified Green Zone on Friday, taking advantage of a sandstorm that gave cover from attacks by U.S. aircraft. Some rockets fell short, including one that damaged the British Broadcasting Corp. bureau.

May 24, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russian parliament confirms Putin as prime minister

MOSCOW - Vladimir Putin was named prime minister of Russia Thursday after a fervent speech full of ambitious plans that overshadowed his low-key successor and suggested that he will keep a strong hand in ruling the country.

May 23, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Study: Global warming means smoggier autumns for Southeast US

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The drier, warmer autumn weather that's becoming more common due to climate change may extend summer smog well into the fall in ...

August 22, 2016 | By JASON DEAREN | Associated Press


Accidents spark questions about thrill-ride safety

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In some parts of the U.S., the thrill rides that hurl kids upside down, whirl them around or send them shooting down ...

August 22, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY, ERIK SCHELZIG and CLAIRE GALOFARO Associated Press | Associated Press


Flood-weary Louisiana cleans house

ST. AMANT, La. - Flood-weary residents cleaned out houses Saturday as search parties went door to door looking for survivors or bodies trapped by flooding so ...

August 20, 2016 | By REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump touring Louisiana flooding

BATON ROUGE, La. - Offering consolation, expressing regret, cutting ties with a controversial aide. Donald Trump's campaign turnaround plan on Friday featured the unorthodox candidate ...

August 19, 2016 | By MELINDA DESLATTE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Brazilian police: Lochte, US swimmers were not robbed

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian police said Thursday that swimmer Ryan Lochte and three U.S. teammates were not robbed after a night of partying, and ...

August 18, 2016 | By MAURICIO SAVARESE, PETER PRENGAMAN and LUIS ANDRES HENAO Associated Press | Associated Press


Volunteers sought in Zika battle

WASHINGTON - Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science.

August 18, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Housing crisis looms in flood-stricken Louisiana

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. - With an estimated 40,000 homes damaged by deadly flooding, Louisiana could be looking at its biggest housing crunch since the miserable ...

August 17, 2016 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, MELINDA DESLATTE and KEVIN McGILL Associated Press | Associated Press


In flooded Louisiana, a cleanup and a search for bodies

BATON ROUGE, La. - Authorities went door to door and car to car to check for bodies Tuesday, and homeowners began the heartbreaking task of gathering ...

August 16, 2016 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, MELINDA DESLATTE and REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press | Associated Press


Thousands hunker down after Louisiana floods

BATON ROUGE, La. - Thousands of people in southern Louisiana hunkered down in shelters Monday, forced out of their homes by intense flooding that took many ...

August 15, 2016 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press | Associated Press


US organ network considers new plan for liver transplants

WASHINGTON - The nation's transplant network is taking a long-awaited step to ease a serious disparity: Where you live affects whether you get a timely ...

August 15, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Obama's environmental legacy: Some 24 national monuments

WASHINGTON - The race is on to win President Barack Obama's attention as he puts some final touches on his environmental legacy.

August 15, 2016 | | Associated Press


Thousands rescued in La. floods; 3 dead

BATON ROUGE, La. - As the floodwaters swallowed Lyn Gibson's two-story home, she hacked away on a hole near the roof, desperately trying to get ...

August 13, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Facebook feuds

CINCINNATI - Some friends don't let friends talk politics anymore on Facebook.

August 12, 2016 | By DAN SEWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Phoenix neighborhood on edge with serial killer prowling

PHOENIX - He is a lanky Hispanic man in his 20s who drives down the darkened streets of poor, predominantly Latino neighborhoods, blending in as he ...

August 12, 2016 | By JACQUES BILLEAUD and ALAN CLENDENNING Associated Press | Associated Press


Florida Zika cases rise to 25

MIAMI - Florida's caseload of Zika spread by Miami mosquitoes has risen to 25, and U.S. health officials continue to warn pregnant women to ...

August 11, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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