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Money sent home by Mexicans in US drops 12 percent

MEXICO CITY - Mexicans living in the U.S. sent home 12 percent less money in August, the largest drop on record since the Bank of Mexico began tracking remittances 12 years ago, the central bank reported on Wednesday.

October 16, 2008 | By TRACI CARL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


EU monitors begin patrols in Georgian territory

KARALETI, Georgia - European Union monitors began patrolling Georgian territory Wednesday and Russian troops allowed some of them into a buffer zone around the breakaway region of South Ossetia, despite earlier warnings from Moscow they would be blocked.

October 16, 2008 | By MATT SIEGEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ex-Liberia president, son face UN, US charges

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - In separate courts on different continents, former Liberian President Charles Taylor and his American son are standing trial on charges of committing atrocities in neighboring West African nations.

October 16, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Somalia: World can use force against the pirates

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somalia will allow foreign powers to use force if necessary against pirates who are holding a ship loaded with tanks for $20 million ransom, raising the stakes for bandits who are facing off against the United States and soon Moscow on the high seas.

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


US envoy takes new nuclear proposal to NKorea

SEOUL, South Korea - Washington's top nuclear negotiator drove to the capital of communist North Korea on Wednesday with a possibly face-saving proposal to persuade the Stalinist regime to honor a nuclear disarmament deal.

October 16, 2008 | By JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hostage drama ended with desert drive to safety

CAIRO, Egypt - The end of a 10-day ordeal for the tour group came far out in the desolate Sahara, when kidnappers lined up some of the captives and cocked their weapons. ''At that moment, we thought we were dead,'' said one Egyptian guide.

October 15, 2008 | By MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Africans wary on new US command for continent

DAKAR, Senegal - A new command takes over all U.S. military operations in Africa on Wednesday, a program that many Africans fear has a hidden agenda skewed by the war on terror and a self-interested scramble for resources.

October 15, 2008 | By TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Nobel literature head: US too insular to compete

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Bad news for American writers hoping for a Nobel Prize next week: the top member of the award jury believes the United States is too insular and ignorant to compete with Europe when it comes to great writing.

October 15, 2008 | By MALIN RISING and HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


6 trapped Filipino miners rescued after 1 week

MANILA, Philippines - The miners prayed, first in the light from their lanterns, then in the dark when the batteries failed. Their only sustenance was rain water.

October 15, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan’s intelligence agency gets new chief

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan named a new head of its main intelligence service, a change sure to be scrutinized by American officials who have questioned the powerful spy agency's loyalties in the war on terror.

October 15, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Jewels return to runway at Milan Fashion Week

MILAN, Italy - Baubles and bangles have returned to the Milan runway after several seasons locked tightly in the jewelry box. Even at Jil Sander, the most minimalist of labels, diamond studded earrings sparkled from the models' pierced ears.

October 09, 2008 | By DANIELA PETROFF Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Amid milk scare, China’s elite get special food

BEIJING - While China grapples with its latest tainted food crisis, the political elite are served the choicest, safest delicacies. They get hormone-free beef from the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, organic tea from the foothills of Tibet and rice watered by melted mountain snow.

October 09, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush, Iraqi leader thank a dwindling coalition

UNITED NATIONS - The coalition of the willing that went to war in Iraq is becoming the coalition of the disappearing.

October 09, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi parliament approves provincial elections law

BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament overwhelmingly approved a provincial elections law Wednesday, overcoming months of deadlock and giving a boost to U.S.-backed national reconciliation efforts.

October 09, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


NKorea orders UN nuclear inspectors from plant

VIENNA, Austria - North Korea moved closer to restarting its nuclear arms program Wednesday, barring U.N. inspectors from its main plutonium reprocessing plant and announcing it will reactivate the facility that provided the material for its atomic test blast.

October 09, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Cancer and unhealthy behavior

NEW YORK - A new look at cancer in the U.S. finds that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, poor diet and ...

November 21, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


GOP tax plan clears House

WASHINGTON - Republicans rammed a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House Thursday, edging toward the code's biggest rewrite ...

November 16, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM and MARCY GORDON Associated Press | Associated Press


'God is so good' says man freed after 5 decades in prison

BATON ROUGE, La. - A 65-year-old man who was arrested at 19 and sentenced to life without parole walked out of prison on Wednesday, saying "God ...

November 15, 2017 | By STACEY PLAISANCE Associated Press | Associated Press


Workers at Calif. school averted disaster

CORNING, Calif. - A tiny Northern California elementary school would have turned into a "bloodbath" if not for quick action by school workers who rushed small ...

November 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Police hunt serial killer in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. - Police and federal agents with rifles checked car trunks, banged on doors and gathered forensic evidence in a Tampa neighborhood Tuesday as they ...

November 14, 2017 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Rise in teen suicide, social media linked

CHICAGO - An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there ...

November 14, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Trump calls Putin sincere, ex-US intelligence heads 'hacks'

HANOI, Vietnam - Days before returning home from a whirlwind trip to Asia, President Donald Trump was back on the defensive over Russian election meddling, saying ...

November 11, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Moore continues to deny accusations

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. - A defiant Roy Moore on Saturday insisted the allegations of sexual misconduct decades ago were false and voters in Alabama would "see ...

November 11, 2017 | By JEFF AMY and KIM CHANDLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Pall of church shooting shrouds town's Veterans Day ceremony

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas - First responders and law enforcement personnel stood with heads bowed Saturday in Sutherland Springs for a Veterans Day ceremony that also was ...

November 11, 2017 | By CLAUDIA LAUER and EMILY SCHMALL Associated Press | Associated Press


Candidate: Accusations 'false and misleading'

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - His party suddenly and bitingly divided, Alabama Republican Roy Moore emphatically rejected increasing pressure to abandon his Senate bid on Friday as fears ...

November 10, 2017 | By STEVE PEOPLES and KIMBERLY CHANDLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Latest JFK files: No link between CIA, Oswald

WASHINGTON - Newly released government documents regarding John F. Kennedy's assassination say allegations that Lee Harvey Oswald was connected to the CIA were "totally unfounded."

November 04, 2017 | By DEB RIECHMANN and ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Local precincts crucial to voting security

CONYERS, Ga. - Last November, election officials in a small Rhode Island town were immediately suspicious when results showed 99 percent of voters had turned down ...

November 04, 2017 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Associated Press


Gun death rate on the rise in US

NEW YORK - The U.S. rate for gun deaths has increased for the second straight year, following 15 years of no real change, a government ...

November 03, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


GOP tax plan may offer little aid for many in middle class

WASHINGTON - House Republicans have stressed that the tax plan they unveiled Thursday is tailored to benefit America's middle class. Just how much it would ...

November 02, 2017 | By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


NY suspect charged with terrorism

NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors brought terrorism charges Wednesday against the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead, saying he carried ...

November 01, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press | Associated Press


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