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Mexican military losing drug war support

OJINAGA, Mexico - This hardscrabble Mexican border town welcomed 400 soldiers when they arrived four months ago to stop a wave of drug violence that brought daytime gunbattles to its main street.

August 09, 2008 | By DAN KEANE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ecuador’s draft charter favors leftist president

MONTECRISTI, Ecuador - A proposed new constitution grants Ecuador's leftist President Rafael Correa broad powers including the ability to dissolve Congress and set monetary policy, and would let him stay in office through 2017.

August 08, 2008 | By GONZALO SOLANO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Concerns in Europe despite Obama’s warm welcome

BERLIN - The warm welcome that washed over Barack Obama during his Berlin appearance Thursday made it abundantly clear that Europeans have a strong desire to heal the trans-Atlantic rift and the Democratic president candidate is a good choice for the job.

August 08, 2008 | By MATT MOORE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Former Argentine army chief sentenced to life in ’dirty war’ trial

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A court sentenced one of Argentina's most feared former military leaders to life in prison on Thursday for the 1977 kidnapping, torture and killing of four leftist activists.

August 08, 2008 | By NICHOLAS KUSNETZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Palestinian attacks using construction vehicle

JERUSALEM - A Palestinian attacker turned a construction vehicle into a fearsome weapon in downtown Jerusalem just hours before Barack Obama's visit Tuesday, ramming a bus, overturning a car and injuring five people before he was shot dead.

August 06, 2008 | By LAURIE COPANS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US seeks to link prisoner to Sept 11 attacks in first Guantanamo trial

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A former driver for Osama bin Laden knew the target of the fourth hijacked plane on Sept. 11, a prosecutor said Tuesday as he sought to undercut defense arguments that the Guantanamo prisoner was a low-level employee of the terrorist leader.

August 06, 2008 | By MIKE MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Immunity law passed in Italy

ROME - Italy's Parliament gave final approval Tuesday to a contentious law that grants immunity from prosecution to Premier Silvio Berlusconi and other top Italian officials.

August 06, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Karadzic hid in plain view to elude capture

BELGRADE, Serbia - For more than a decade, the world's most-wanted war crimes fugitive displayed a talent for eluding international justice. His secret? Hide in plain sight.

August 06, 2008 | By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Portugal closes case of missing British girl

LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's attorney general ordered police Monday to halt their investigation into the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann because detectives uncovered no evidence of a crime during their 14-month probe.

August 05, 2008 | By BARRY HATTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Worse may come for epic lines at Tijuana crossing

TIJUANA, Mexico - It looks like any Southern California traffic jam - except you can buy a cappuccino and a 4-foot statue of Jesus from your car while watching dogs sniff vehicles for drugs.

August 05, 2008 | By DAN KEANE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Myanmar cyclone damage estimated at $4 billion

SINGAPORE - Survivors of Myanmar's Cyclone Nargis face a ''second emergency'' unless relief efforts receive an influx of $1 billion in international aid over the next three years, according to the first full assessment of the disaster released Monday.

August 05, 2008 | By VIJAY JOSHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Roche offers $43.7B for rest of Genentech

GENEVA - Swiss pharmaceutical maker Roche on Monday offered $43.7 billion for the remaining shares of its U.S. biotech partner Genentech Inc., seizing the opportunity offered by the weak U.S. dollar to grab a bigger share of earnings from such Genentech drugs as the blockbuster cancer treatment Avastin.

August 05, 2008 | By ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Further cut in US forces in Iraq likely this fall

BAGHDAD - Iraq's security has improved so much, even as U.S. troop levels have dropped, that President Bush seems likely to order thousands more soldiers home by year's end.

August 05, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press


Indictment is biggest test for Sudanese leader

KHARTOUM, Sudan - President Omar al-Bashir's indictment on Darfur genocide charges presents the Sudanese leader with the most serious challenge to his 19-year rule, raising questions about his legitimacy that could weaken his grip on power.

August 04, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pope wraps up Australia trip with final Mass

SYDNEY, Australia - Pope Benedict XVI ended his farthest pilgrimage Sunday, one intended to inspire a new generation of faithful while trying to overcome a dark chapter for his church from a clerical sex abuse scandal.

August 04, 2008 | By VICTOR L. SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Islamic State claims Berlin Christmas market attack

BERLIN - The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for a truck attack on a crowded Berlin Christmas market that German authorities said came right out ...

December 20, 2016 | By DAVID RISING and FRANK JORDANS Associated Press | Associated Press


Testing stem cells in tiniest hearts

BALTIMORE - The 4-month-old on the operating table has a shocking birth defect, nearly half his heart too small or even missing. To save him, surgeons ...

December 20, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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