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Pakistani forces patrol empty bazaar, arrest militants in bloodless military operation

BARA, Pakistan - Heavily armed paramilitary troops blocked roads into a tribal town in northwestern Pakistan and patrolled its deserted bazaar Wednesday as an operation against Islamic militants rolled into its fifth day with more arrests but no sign of fighting.

July 17, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hezbollah said to train Shiite militiamen in Iraq

BAGHDAD - Hezbollah instructors trained Shiite militiamen at remote camps in southern Iraq until three months ago when they slipped across the border to Iran - presumably to continue instruction on Iranian soil, according to two Shiite lawmakers and a top army officer.

July 16, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Jolie goes into French hospital for birth of twins

PARIS - Angelina Jolie has checked into a hospital in the south of France where she is expected to give birth to her twins, a hospital spokesman said Tuesday.

July 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Toy story: Soviet-era landmark for kids closes

MOSCOW - The same year that Sputnik soared into space saw the launch of another Soviet-era icon that may have loomed larger for generations of Russians: a huge toy store in central Moscow called Detsky Mir, or Children's World.

July 16, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US lawmakers: Bush should skip Olympics

BEIJING - Two Republican congressmen have called on President Bush to steer clear of the Beijing Olympics unless China makes substantial improvements in its treatment of dissidents, including releasing prisoners of conscience.

July 16, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN: US aid arrives in NKorea; food shortages loom

SEOUL, South Korea - Thousands of tons of food from the U.S. has started flowing into North Korea, the U.N. food agency said Monday, as aid groups warned that the impoverished nation faces food shortages not seen since 2001.

July 15, 2008 | By BURT HERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


South African police report decrease in violent crime; government says numbers still too high

PRETORIA, South Africa - Crime rates in South Africa - among the highest in the world - are declining with fewer robberies, rapes and murders reported in the last year, police said Monday.

July 15, 2008 | By SABRINA SHANKMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cyclist Floyd Landis loses appeal of doping ban

Floyd Landis used the arbitration process as public theater to try to prove a point and regain his reputation.

July 15, 2008 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Associated Press


Crowd sees Pakistan militants kill 2 alleged spies

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A gang of Pakistani militants executed two alleged U.S. spies in front of thousands of cheering supporters Friday as a top U.N. official expressed fears that Pakistani government peace deals with the gunmen were sparking a wave of human rights abuses.

July 12, 2008 | By RAVI NESSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Analysis: Complex issues remain on NKorea nukes

SEOUL, South Korea - It took years of talks, coddling and concessions to prod North Korea to step back from its decades-long effort to make atomic weapons, leading to Friday's dramatic destruction of its nuclear reactor cooling tower.

July 12, 2008 | By BURT HERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Voters led to polls in Zimbabwe 1-candidate runoff

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Widespread voter intimidation and low turnout marked Zimbabwe's one-candidate presidential runoff Friday, further damaging the vote designed to bolster longtime President Robert Mugabe's credibility.

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


North Korea destroys nuclear reactor tower

YONGBYON, North Korea - The gray cooling tower crumbled behind billowing dust clouds in seconds Friday, reducing the structure at North Korea's nuclear reactor into a pile of rubble. It was a choreographed show by the communist regime meant to affirm an intention to stop making atomic bombs.

July 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Buckingham Palace says queen, royal family cost less than $2 per taxpayer last year

LONDON - Buckingham Palace accountants insisted Friday that the cost of maintaining Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family is a bargain for taxpayers, despite a price tag of 40 million pounds ($80 million), while a prominent anti-monarchist group said many of the true costs are hidden.

July 12, 2008 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US: Arrest made following attack in Karmah, Iraq

BAGHDAD - A member of an extremist cell believed to be behind a suicide attack that killed more than 20 people including three U.S. Marines has been arrested, the U.S. military said Friday.

July 12, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Homeless quake dogs rescued by Chinese woman

CHENGDU, China - The white short-haired mutt was found dragging his crushed hind legs through rubble-clogged streets after the massive earthquake devastated China's Sichuan province.

July 12, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Clinton wins historic nomination

PHILADELPHIA - Breaking a historic barrier, Hillary Clinton triumphantly captured the Democratic nomination for president Tuesday night, the first woman ever to lead a major political ...

July 26, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and CATHERINE LUCEY | Associated Press


Dem stars look to quash disunity on opening day

PHILADELPHIA - Ending months of animosity, Bernie Sanders robustly embraced his former rival Hillary Clinton Monday night as a champion for the same economic causes that ...

July 25, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


Attacker: Germans 'won't be able to sleep peacefully'

ANSBACH, Germany - A Syrian man who tried unsuccessfully to claim asylum in Germany pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and vowed the nation's ...

July 25, 2016 | By DAVID RISING, KIRSTEN GRIESHABER and TOMISLAV SKARO Associated Press | Associated Press


Clinton says veep pick Kaine is everything GOP ticket isn't

MIAMI - Hillary Clinton debuted running mate Sen. Tim Kaine on Saturday as a can-do progressive committed to social justice and equality - "everything Donald Trump and ...

July 23, 2016 | By KEN THOMAS and LISA LERER | Associated Press


Hillary Clinton chooses Va. Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate

TAMPA, Florida - Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of a crucial battleground ...

July 22, 2016 | By KEN THOMAS and ALAN SUDERMAN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Trump: 'Safety will be restored"

CLEVELAND - In an appeal to anxious voters, Donald Trump is pledging Thursday night that "safety will be restored" if he is elected president, using his ...

July 21, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and ROBERT FURLOW | Associated Press


Trump's VP pick taking the stage

CLEVELAND - Straining to shore up Republican unity, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will urge conservatives to shed their unease about Donald Trump Wednesday night as he ...

July 20, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and JILL COLVIN | Associated Press


10 officers killed by attackers in 10 days

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. - Fresh out of the police academy, Matthew Gerald was so proud to bring his cruiser home that he stood in the driveway ...

July 18, 2016 | By KEVIN McGILL, CAIN BURDEAU and CLAIRE GALOFARO Associated Press | Associated Press


Melania Trump ignites GOP convention after gloom, turmoil

CLEVELAND - After a harsh primary, Donald Trump's general election campaign officially opened with a warm and personal validation from his wife, Melania Trump, who ...

July 18, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Understanding Florida's algae crisis

STUART, Fla. - The enormous algae outbreak that has coated swaths of Florida's St. Lucie River with guacamole-like sludge is a man-made affliction, arising from ...

July 18, 2016 | By TERRY SPENCER Associated Press | Associated Press


3 officers dead in Baton Rouge shooting

BATON ROUGE, La. - Three officers are confirmed dead and three others wounded after a shooting in Baton Rouge, a sheriff's office spokeswoman said Sunday ...

July 17, 2016 | By MIKE KUNZELMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Crowds rejoice; Failed coup strengthens Turkey's president

ANKARA, Turkey - Rather than toppling Turkey's strongman president, a failed military coup that left more than 250 dead appears to have bolstered Recep Tayyip ...

July 16, 2016 | By SUZAN FRASER and DOMINIQUE SOGUEL Associated Press | Associated Press


Turkish military appears divided over coup attempt

ANKARA, Turkey - Members of Turkey's armed forces said they had taken control of the country, but Turkish officials said the coup attempt had been ...

July 15, 2016 | By SUZAN FRASER | Associated Press


UPDATE: Death toll reaches at least 80 in France attack

NICE, France - France has been stunned again as a large white truck mowed through a crowd of revelers gathered for a Bastille Day fireworks display ...

July 14, 2016 | By CIARAN FAHEY and ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Obama pays tribute to Dallas officers

DALLAS - President Barack Obama urged Americans rattled by a week of violence and protests to find "open hearts" and new empathy Tuesday in a speech ...

July 12, 2016 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press | Associated Press


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