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Mauritania army stages coup; junta takes charge

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania - Army officers upset with the president's overtures toward Islamic hard-liners staged a coup in Mauritania on Wednesday, overthrowing the first government to be freely elected in this sprawling desert nation in more than 20 years.

August 21, 2008 | By AHMED MOHAMED and TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Olympics clean-up hides the real Beijing

EDITOR'S NOTE: Correspondent Anita Chang has been living in Beijing for more than a year. This is her account of massive changes across the city as it prepared to welcome visitors from around the world for the Olympics.

August 21, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US officials defend Iraqi budget surplus

BAGHDAD - Iraq is paying for more of its own reconstruction but is still struggling to spend its multibillion dollar surplus as it copes with a flood of oil revenue and a cumbersome approval process meant to curb corruption, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

August 21, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush says US firmly opposed to China’s repression

BANGKOK, Thailand - With all eyes on Beijing, President Bush bluntly told China that America stands in ''firm opposition'' to the way the communist government represses its own people, a rebuke delivered from the heart of Asia on the cusp of the Olympic Games.

August 21, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Helicopter rescues last survivor of K2 tragedy

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The frostbitten last survivor of the mountaineering disaster that killed 11 people on the world's second-highest peak was plucked off K2 on Wednesday and taken to a military hospital, a Pakistani army spokesman said.

August 21, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


DNA tests to study mummy fetuses in King Tut tomb

CAIRO, Egypt - Egyptian scientists are carrying out DNA tests on two mummified fetuses found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun to determine whether they are the young pharaoh's offspring, the antiquities authority said Wednesday.

August 21, 2008 | By SALAH NASRAWI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi parliament fails to agree on elections law

BAGHDAD - Iraqi lawmakers adjourned for the month Wednesday after failing to agree on a provincial election law, casting doubt on whether U.S.-backed balloting can be held in the country's 18 provinces this year.

August 21, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Military jury convicts bin Laden’s ex-driver

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A jury of six U.S. military officers convicted Osama bin Laden's former driver of supporting terrorism Wednesday, but cleared him of conspiracy charges in the first war crimes trial at Guantanamo Bay.

August 21, 2008 | By MIKE MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Indicted Sudanese president seeks help from rivals

KHARTOUM, Sudan - Rivals of Sudan's president are pressing him to make concessions at home and abroad in a bid to ward off international charges he ordered genocide in Darfur, a case they fear could wreck peace efforts and even plunge the country into civil war.

August 21, 2008 | By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP IMPACT: Harsh justice under resurgent Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan - As the two women hunkered down in the dark, enveloped in blue burqas, they thought the gun-toting Taliban might free them despite accusations they had run a prostitution ring for a U.S. base.

August 21, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US officials defend Iraqi budget surplus

BAGHDAD - Iraq is paying for more of its own reconstruction but is still struggling to spend its multibillion dollar surplus as it copes with a flood of oil revenue and a cumbersome approval process meant to curb corruption, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

August 21, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Italian reaches base camp after tragedy on K2

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The last survivor of the deadliest mountaineering disaster to hit K2 limped into base camp with frostbitten feet Tuesday, but thick clouds threatened to keep him on the mountain for at least another night.

August 20, 2008 | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China tries to shrug off deadly attack

KASHGAR, China - Blood was washed off the road. Debris was cleared away. And authorities said peace had been restored Tuesday in China's restive Muslim region where 16 police were killed in an attack that may have been timed to overshadow Olympic celebrations.

August 20, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police fire water cannon at Bush protesters

SEOUL, South Korea - Police fired water cannons at thousands of protesters Tuesday as President Bush got a volatile reception in South Korea at the start of his three-nation Asian trip.

August 20, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Strong earthquake hits western China; 1 killed

BEIJING - A strong aftershock struck a western Chinese region where a May earthquake killed almost 70,000 people, shaking buildings a few hours after the Olympic torch relay passed through the area Tuesday. One person was killed and 23 injured.

August 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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Poll: Most young people say gov't should pay for health care

WASHINGTON - Most young Americans want any health care overhaul under President Donald Trump to look a lot like the Affordable Care Act signed into law ...

April 04, 2017 | By LAURIE KELLMAN and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


New exhibit for Cyclorama painting to reveal lost drawing of Civil War battles

ATLANTA - As preservationists restore Atlanta's colossal Cyclorama - a landmark that's a sort of 19th-century high-tech Civil War history lesson - they also plan to ...

April 03, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Once-booming gun industry now recalibrating under Trump

WEBSTER, Texas - President Donald Trump promised to revive manufacturing in the United States, but there's one once-burgeoning sector poised to shrink under his watch ...

April 01, 2017 | By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press | Associated Press


North Carolina rolls back 'bathroom bill'

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina rolled back its "bathroom bill" Thursday in a bid to end the yearlong backlash over transgender rights that has cost ...

March 30, 2017 | By GARY D. ROBERTSON and EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press | Associated Press


Pedestrian deaths spike

WASHINGTON - Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year - the highest total in more than two decades, according ...

March 30, 2017 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police: No active search for suspects in Cincinnati club shooting

CINCINNATI - As Cincinnati police delved further into their investigation of a nightclub shooting melee that left one person dead and 16 injured, city officials Monday ...

March 27, 2017 | By DAN SEWELL and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press | Associated Press


'Bathroom bill' to cost North Carolina $3.76B

RALEIGH, N.C. - Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the ...

March 27, 2017 | By EMERY P. DALESIO and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Associated Press


Consumers mull options as health law drama fades

As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next ...

March 25, 2017 | By TOM MURPHY AP Health Writer | Associated Press


Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. - The wounded warrior is now a cop - and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs.

March 24, 2017 | By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


No repeal for 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON - In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became ...

March 24, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


No repeal for 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON - In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became ...

March 24, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


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