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American diplomat escapes gun attack in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A U.S. diplomat narrowly escaped an attempt on her life Tuesday when two men with AK-47s jumped in front of her armored vehicle and sprayed it with bullets, staging a brazen attack that raised fears other foreigners could be targeted.

September 10, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe leader jeered at parliament opening

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's opposition heckled Robert Mugabe in an unprecedented show of defiance when the president opened parliament Tuesday with traditional pomp and his familiar denunciations of the West.

September 10, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


25 die as suicide bomber hits Iraq police recruits

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber with explosives hidden beneath his traditional robe blew himself up Tuesday in a crowd of Iraqis trying to join the police force, killing at least 25 people in the second major bombing in Iraq this week.

September 10, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Egypt septuplets stir debate on fertility drugs

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt - The 27-year-old woman and her husband already had three children - all girls. They badly wanted a boy, and she had not conceived in five years, so doctors gave her hormones.

September 10, 2008 | By HADEEL AL-SHALCHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Airliner hijacked from Darfur to Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya - Hijackers in Sudan's wartorn Darfur region seized a jetliner carrying nearly 100 people, including local Darfur officials, and forced it to land at a World War II-era airfield in the heart of the Sahara Desert in neighboring Libya, officials said.

September 10, 2008 | By KHALED EL-DEEB and MOHAMED OSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN accuses US-led troops in deaths of Afghans

KABUL, Afghanistan - In a stark warning to U.S. forces, the Afghan government said it will try to regulate the presence of U.S. troops and their use of airstrikes, while the U.N. on Tuesday announced that ''convincing evidence'' exists that an American-led operation killed 90 civilians.

September 10, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russia recognizes breakaway Georgian regions

MOSCOW - Russia formally recognized the breakaway Georgian territories at the heart of its war with Georgia on Tuesday, heightening tensions with the West as the United States dispatched a military ship bearing aid to a port city still patrolled by Russian troops.

September 10, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rice hopeful of Mideast peace before Bush leaves

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday that ''God willing'' there could still be a Mideast peace agreement before the end of President Bush's term in office.

September 10, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE and DALIA NAMMARI Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Survivor says wing dipped sharply before crash

MADRID, Spain - The airliner that crashed this week in Madrid had just barely got airborne and its right wing dipped sharply before the plane started wobbling and went down, one of the few survivors of the disaster said Saturday.

September 07, 2008 | By DANIEL WOOLLS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russia aims to keep control of Georgian port city

POTI, Georgi - Thousands of Georgians demanded that Russian troops leave the outskirts of this strategic Black Sea port on Saturday and took to the streets in protest, while a top Russian general said his country's forces would keep patrolling the area.

September 07, 2008 | By BELA SZANDELSZKY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rights group: 78 Afghans killed; US to investigate

KABUL, Afghanista - Scores of Afghan civilians who had gathered in a small village for the memorial ceremony of a militia commander were killed when U.S. and Afghan soldiers launched an attack in the middle of the night, officials and villagers said Saturday.

September 07, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO and RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Will Canada’s oil boom be an environmental bust?

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta - The largest dump truck in the world is parked under a massive mechanical shovel waiting to transport 400 tons of oily sand at an open pit mine in the northern reaches of Alberta.

September 07, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi prime minister: No arms in hands of militias

BAGHDAD - Iraq's government is grateful to U.S.-allied Sunni fighters but won't allow them to keep their weapons indefinitely, the prime minister said Saturday, hinting at a more intense crackdown on the Sunni groups.

September 07, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Saudi ban on woman drivers may be eroding

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - When Ruwaida al-Habis' father and two brothers were badly burned in a fire, she had no choice but to break Saudi Arabia's ban on women drivers to get them to a clinic.

September 05, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mexico outraged over corrupt police, kidnappings

MEXICO CITY - After kidnappers in police uniforms set up a fake checkpoint to snatch 14-year-old Fernando Marti off a Mexico City street, his businessman father paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in ransom, and waited for his son's safe return.

September 05, 2008 | By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Ohio State Fair reopens 'low-impact' rides

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Rides at the Ohio State Fair's Kiddieland and some elsewhere in the amusement park reopened Friday with the OK of inspectors two ...

July 28, 2017 | By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump pushes out Priebus

WASHINGTON - His White House in turmoil, President Donald Trump abruptly announced late Friday he was appointing Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to be his chief ...

July 28, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


GOP dealt stiff blow in Senate's bid to repeal Obamacare

WASHINGTON - Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack ...

July 28, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Sessions tells AP he's not stepping down unless asked

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - After being berated for a week by President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he will stay in the ...

July 27, 2017 | By SADIE GURMAN and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


House GOP advancing spending boosts for Pentagon, veterans

WASHINGTON - The GOP-controlled House has given tentative approval to a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's long-promised wall along the U ...

July 27, 2017 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Senate opens 'Obamacare' debate

WASHINGTON - Prodded by President Donald Trump, a bitterly divided Senate voted at last Tuesday to move forward with the Republicans' long-promised legislation to repeal and ...

July 25, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


Trump: USS Ford is '100,000-ton message to the world'

NORFOLK, Va. - With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on ...

July 22, 2017 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Associated Press


McCain: 'I'll be back soon'

WASHINGTON - Battling brain cancer, John McCain on Thursday vowed to return to the Senate, leveling fresh criticism at the Trump administration and aiming a good-natured ...

July 20, 2017 | By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press | Associated Press


The Juice will be loose

LOVELOCK, Nev. - O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his ...

July 20, 2017 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press | Associated Press


Doctors: Sen. John McCain has brain tumor

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his ...

July 19, 2017 | By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press | Associated Press


Officer who shot Australian woman felt called to police work

MINNEAPOLIS - The Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman in an alley shortly after she called 911 to report a possible crime ...

July 18, 2017 | By AMY FORLITI Associated Press | Associated Press


'Let Obamacare fail,' Trump declares

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump declared Tuesday it's time to "let Obamacare fail" after the latest GOP health care plan crashed and burned in the ...

July 18, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


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