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Former President Carter says he wants to become ’communicator’ between Hamas, US officials

AIRPORT CITY, Israel - Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday he hoped to help open talks between Hamas and U.S. leaders, saying Washington's policy of not meeting with people it labeled terrorists was counterproductive.

April 29, 2008 | By BETH MARLOWE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Militants sneak up on sleeping Afghan police, killing 11

MIRANJAN, Afghanistan -Taliban militants crept through groves of grape vines and pomegranate trees to launch a surprise assault Monday, killing 11 policemen sleeping on a mud floor in southern Afghanistan.

April 29, 2008 | By NOOR KHAN and JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


British journalist rescued in Basra after 2 months in captivity

BAGHDAD - Iraqi troops rescued a British journalist for CBS News in the southern city of Basra on Monday two months after he was kidnapped, the Iraqi military said.

April 29, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kenyan president names rival as prime minister, implementing power-sharing deal

NAIROBI, Kenya - President Mwai Kibaki named rival Raila Odinga as prime minister Sunday, implementing a power-sharing deal after protracted negotiations over the agreement they signed more than a month ago.

April 28, 2008 | By TOM MALITI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mexican security and railway damage slow flow of illegal immigrants from Central America to US

ARRIAGA, Mexico - For thousands of illegal immigrants from Central America, the long journey to the U.S. starts here, on the groaning back of a freight train they call The Beast.

April 28, 2008 | By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


India’s villages grow more modern — and sex-selective abortion grows more entrenched

SINGHPURA, India - Standing in front of his small brick home, in a courtyard where the dirt has been packed down by generations of barefoot children, the middle-aged mustard farmer doesn't bother to hide his exhaustion.

April 28, 2008 | By TIM SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iran dismisses sabotage in deadly blast at mosque; deaths rise to 11

TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian officials on Sunday ruled out an attack as the cause of an explosion that killed 11 people in the southern city of Shiraz, saying it was an accident that was likely caused by leftover ammunition.

April 28, 2008 | By NASSER KARIMI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bloodiest week this year for US troops in Iraq ends with roadside bomb death

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed an American soldier in Baghdad on Saturday, capping the bloodiest week for U.S. troops in Iraq this year. Clashes persisted in Shiite areas, even as the biggest Shiite militia sought to rein in its fighters.

April 27, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Shiite militia confessions lead to discovery of another mass grave south of Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Confessions from Shiite militiamen led Saturday to the discovery of 15 more bodies dumped in mass graves south of Baghdad, officials said - the second such find this week.

April 27, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


African leaders discuss Zimbabwe’s deepening crisis without Robert Mugabe

LUSAKA, Zambia - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe skipped a regional summit Saturday addressing the deepening crisis over the country's contentious presidential election, giving southern African leaders little chance to step up the pressure on him.

April 27, 2008 | By MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Haiti lawmakers vote to oust prime minister in wake of deadly price protests

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haitian lawmakers on Saturday dismissed Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis, hoping to defuse widespread anger of rising food prices that had led to days of deadly protests and looting.

April 27, 2008 | By JONATHAN M. KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel cuts off fuel to Gaza after militants kill 2 at fuel depot, Hamas threatens attacks

JERUSALEM - Israel cut off the only source of fuel to Gaza's 1.4 million people Thursday after a deadly Palestinian raid on the Israeli depot, deepening the seaside territory's hardship.

April 25, 2008 | By MARK LAVIE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kenyan opposition party suspends talks with government, youths set slum fires in protest

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's opposition party suspended talks with the government Tuesday and hundreds of angry young opposition backers set fires to protest delays in reaching a power-sharing deal.

April 23, 2008 | By MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Opposition accuses government of unleashing violence following Zimbabwean election

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Opposition officials accused Zimbabwe's ruling party Tuesday of orchestrating a campaign of violence in remote rural areas in an effort to intimidate opponents of President Robert Mugabe ahead of a likely runoff election.

April 23, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rebels reject French medical mission in Colombia to help hostage Ingrid Betancourt

BOGOTA, Colombia - Leaders of Colombia's main rebel group on Tuesday rejected a French medical mission that flew to Bogota to aid ailing hostage Ingrid Betancourt, a presidential candidate who was kidnapped six years ago.

April 23, 2008 | By TOBY MUSE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Study: Europeans to suffer more ragweed with climate change

WASHINGTON - Global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century, a new study says.

May 25, 2015 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Scientists peek into healthy brains to look for clues about Alzheimer's

WASHINGTON - Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.

May 25, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


'It's a debt we can never fully repay'

ARLINGTON, Va. - President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Americans who died in battle, saying the country must "never stop trying to fully repay" them for their sacrifices. He noted it was the first Memorial Day in 14 years without U.S. forces engaged in a major ground war.

May 25, 2015 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press | Associated Press


Annual Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' honors veterans

WASHINGTON - The roar of motorcycle engines filled the air in the nation's capital on Sunday as thousands of bikers saluted military veterans with the Rolling Thunder "Ride for Freedom."

May 24, 2015 | Associated Press | Associated Press


Carter says Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue after Ramadi

WASHINGTON - The Islamic State group's takeover of Ramadi is evidence that Iraqi forces do not have the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said, in the harshest assessment yet from a high-ranking Obama administration official of Iraqi fighters and the loss of the provincial capital

May 24, 2015 | Associated Press | Associated Press


Federal data: As oil production soars, so do pipeline leaks

The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation's infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents.

May 22, 2015 | By HENRY C. JACKSON and DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Wal-Mart's push on animal welfare hailed as game changer

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say.

May 22, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press


Waco shootout puts spotlight on motorcycle club culture

Former undercover agent Jay Dobyns says people can be forgiven for thinking Sunday's biker bloodbath in Waco, Texas, was a throwback to a bad 1970s movie.

May 18, 2015 | By ALLEN G. BREED AP National Writer | Associated Press


Police: 9 dead in shooting all members of rival biker gangs

WACO, Texas - A shootout among rival biker gangs at a popular Central Texas restaurant left nine people dead and 18 injured, and it sent panicked patrons and bystanders fleeing for safety, a police spokesman said Sunday.

May 17, 2015 | By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press | Associated Press


Survey: School bullying at lowest ebb in 10 years

WASHINGTON - Nearly 1 in 4 surveyed U.S. students say they have been bullied in school. That's an improvement, but the prevalence reinforces just how difficult the problem is to solve.

May 15, 2015 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING AP Education Writer | Associated Press


Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death

BOSTON - A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a "kid" who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother.

May 15, 2015 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | Associated Press


'King of the Blues' legend B.B. King dead at age 89

LAS VEGAS - B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He as 89.

May 15, 2015 | | Associated Press


Gas prices still look low for summer

NEW YORK - Drivers who have seen a steady rise in the price of gasoline can relax: They will almost certainly be paying far less for gas this summer than they have in at least six years.

May 13, 2015 | By JONATHAN FAHEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Amtrak train derails killing 6 people; investigation begins

PHILADELPHIA - Daylight on Wednesday revealed the destruction and devastation caused by an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that left at least six people dead and injured dozens more, several critically, as survivors recalled a terrifying wreck that plunged them into darkness and chaos.

May 13, 2015 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press | Associated Press


Man arrested after smashing window, saving dog from hot car

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia state law allows an individual to break a car window to save a child in distress, but the same protection does not apply when a pet's life is at stake, as one man has quickly found out.

May 12, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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