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Motorcycle bomb explodes outside Yemen mosque, killing 18

SAN'A, Yemen - A bomb rigged to a motorcycle blew up amid a crowd of worshippers leaving Friday prayers at a mosque in a rebel stronghold of northern Yemen, killing at least 18 people and wounding about four dozen, officials said.

May 17, 2008 | By AHMED AL-HAJ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Islamic insurgents in Somalia threaten revenge on America

MOGADISHU, Somalia - A U.S. airstrike that killed the suspected al-Qaida leader in Somalia brought warnings of vengeance from Islamic insurgents Friday and the threat of a boycott that could jeopardize peace talks with the U.N.-supported government.

May 17, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Josef Fritzl: a shrewd liar and an obsessive tyrant

AMSTETTEN, Austria - Casual acquaintances knew Josef Fritzl as a jovial fellow who liked to drink beer and enjoyed a bawdy joke.

May 17, 2008 | By BRADLEY S. KLAPPER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe government tally shows presidential runoff needed

HARARE, Zimbabwe - A runoff will be necessary to decide Zimbabwe's presidential election, a Cabinet minister said Thursday, citing the government's own election results.

May 16, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mia Farrow in Hong Kong as city prepares for Olympic torch

HONG KONG - On the eve of Friday's Olympic torch relay through Hong Kong, officials allowed actress Mia Farrow into the Chinese territory so she could bash China's cozy ties with Sudan, although they had earlier kicked out pro-Tibet activists.

May 16, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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


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Survey: Generation LOL most irked by grammar, spelling slips

NEW YORK - It's the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by Dictionary.com.

August 29, 2015 | By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press | Associated Press


Storm dissipates after killing at least 20 in Caribbean

ROSEAU, Dominica - Tropical Storm Erika dissipated early Saturday, even as its remnants began drenching parts of eastern Cuba. But it left devastation in its path ...

August 29, 2015 | By CARLISLE JNO BAPTISTE and DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press


1 billion log-ins

A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world's largest ...

August 29, 2015 | By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer | Associated Press


On-air shooter was angry, volatile man

ROANOKE, Va. - On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss' hand as two ...

August 27, 2015 | By ADAM GELLER and ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s and similar weapons

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman ...

August 27, 2015 | By CLAUDIA LAUER Associated Press | Associated Press


Stock slump continues

U.S. stocks slid again Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average briefly plunging more than 1,000 points in a sell-off that sent a ...

August 25, 2015 | By ALEX VEIGA and STEVE ROTHWELL AP Business Writers | Associated Press


Second cancers are on the rise

Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. now involves someone who has had the disease before.

August 25, 2015 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Dominating TV, Donald Trump a ratings draw

NEW YORK - Opinion polls are one thing, but Nielsen numbers speak more loudly to television executives: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's ability to pull ...

August 24, 2015 | | Associated Press


Indiana enlists NRA to train Guard on firearms

INDIANAPOLIS - The National Rifle Association has been instructing Indiana's National Guard members on how to use concealed weapons after Republican Gov. Mike Pence directed ...

August 21, 2015 | By BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press | Associated Press


US stocks tumble on global slowdown fears

NEW YORK - Growing concerns about a slowdown in China shook markets around the world on Friday, driving the U.S. stock market to its biggest ...

August 21, 2015 | By MATTHEW CRAFT and BERNARD CONDON AP Business Writers | Associated Press


Cheating website subscribers included WH, Congress workers

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of U.S. government employees - including some with sensitive jobs in the White House, Congress and law enforcement agencies - used Internet connections in ...

August 20, 2015 | By JACK GILLUM and TED BRIDIS Associated Press | Associated Press


Scientists find how obesity gene works

Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an ...

August 19, 2015 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Women in combat

WASHINGTON - Two women have now passed the Army's grueling Ranger test, and even tougher and more dangerous jobs could lie ahead. The military services ...

August 18, 2015 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | Associated Press


New study links preterm birth with microbes in mom's body

WASHINGTON - Scientists might have found a new way to tell who's at risk of having a premature baby, by checking the bacterial community that ...

August 17, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


States raising taxes, fees and debt to pay for road repairs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - While Congress remains stalled on a long-term plan for funding highways, state lawmakers and governors aren't waiting around.

August 17, 2015 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


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