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Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel - Safety pins and screws are still lodged in 15-year-old Ami Ortiz's body three months after he opened a booby-trapped gift basket sent to his family. The explosion severed two toes, damaged his hearing and harmed a promising basketball career.

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


Marines make headway in southern Afghan town

GARMSER, Afghanistan - U.S. Marines are trading gunfire and artillery shells with Taliban militants in the volatile southern province of Helmand, the world's largest poppy growing region.

July 06, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sadrists accuse Iraqi gov’t of targeting movement

BAGHDAD - Followers of Muqtada al-Sadr accused the government Saturday of targeting their political movement as security forces arrested 20 policemen linked to the anti-American cleric.

July 06, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Shell shuts down Nigerian oil field after attack

LAGOS, Nigeria - Royal Dutch Shell said it shut down production from an offshore oil field that produces about 200,000 barrels per day after the most powerful militant group in Nigeria launched an attack on an installation there Thursday.

July 04, 2008 | By EDWARD HARRIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq nears first major oil service deals

BAGHDAD - Iraq is close to signing oil service deals with several major Western oil companies in an effort to boost its output capacity, the country's oil ministry said Thursday - the first major Iraqi contracts with big Western companies since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.

July 04, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe opposition reports 4 activists killed

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Four opposition party activists were killed and three homes firebombed near the capital as militants linked to the ruling party and army continued a campaign of intimidation ahead of a runoff election, the opposition said Thursday.

July 04, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gaza truce takes hold, skepticism abounds

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Guns went quiet as a six-month truce between Israel and Gaza Strip militants took effect early Thursday, but there was widespread skepticism about its ability to hold.

July 04, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cuban immigrants reach Texas after being snatched by gunmen in Mexico

MEXICO CITY - Mexican officials said Thursday that at least 18 Cubans have reached Texas more than a week after masked gunmen hijacked an immigration bus in southern Mexico and seized them.

July 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Afghan official: Taliban routed near Kandahar

ARGHANDAB, Afghanistan - A swift offensive by Afghan and NATO forces has driven Taliban militants from a strategic group of villages outside southern Afghanistan's largest city and killed 56 insurgents, Afghan officials said Thursday.

July 04, 2008 | By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mexico pursues appeal to stay executions in US

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Mexico made an emergency appeal to the U.N.'s highest court Thursday to block the execution of its citizens on death row in the U.S.

July 04, 2008 | By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


SKorean president: No older US beef

SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean President Lee Myung-bak pledged to keep U.S. beef out of South Korea unless Washington agrees to ban meat from older cattle, seeking Thursday to defuse a political crisis sparked by health concerns that has derailed his plan to boost U.S. ties and reinvigorate the economy.

July 04, 2008 | By KWANG-TAE KIM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Floodwaters start receding in southern China

GUANGZHOU, China - Floodwaters began receding Tuesday in parts of southern China after killing at least 63 people, swamping 2.5 million acres of farmland and causing billions of dollars in damage, the government said.

July 02, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Taliban prep for battle outside Kandahar

ARGHANDAB, Afghanistan - Taliban militants destroyed bridges and planted mines in several villages they control outside southern Afghanistan's largest city in apparent preparation for battle, residents and officials said Tuesday.

July 02, 2008 | By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Japan hangs 3 convicted murderers

TOKYO - A serial killer who mutilated the bodies of four young girls and reportedly drank the blood of one of his victims was among three convicted murderers executed in Japan on Tuesday for crimes an official called indescribably cruel.

July 02, 2008 | By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kidnappers extend deadline for talks to free Philippine journalists

MANILA, Philippines - Al-Qaida-linked militants extended a Tuesday deadline for a ransom payment to free a popular TV news anchor and her cameraman kidnapped in the southern Philippines, a negotiator said.

July 02, 2008 | By TERESA CEROJANO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Report: Bullying is a serious public health problem

WASHINGTON - Zero-tolerance policies are ineffective in combating bullying, an independent government advisory group says in urging schools to take a more preventative approach that includes ...

May 10, 2016 | By JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press | Associated Press


Poll: Job loyalty a fading trend

CHICAGO - A new poll says more than 40 percent of America's baby boomers stayed with their employer for more than 20 years. But it ...

May 10, 2016 | By ADAM ALLINGTON For The Associated Press | Associated Press


Fight escalates over NC transgender law

RALEIGH, N.C. - Digging in Monday in his fight with the federal government, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory sued the U.S. Justice Department to ...

May 09, 2016 | By EMERY P. DALESIO and GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Heroin havens?

Across the United States, heroin and other drug users have died in alleys behind convenience stores, on city sidewalks and in the bathrooms of fast-food ...

May 09, 2016 | By DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press | Associated Press


Hiring slowdown in April may signal caution about US economy

WASHINGTON - American employers signaled their caution about a sluggish economy by slowing their pace of hiring in April after months of robust job growth.

May 06, 2016 | | Associated Press


Trump's open path to nomination causes agony for some in GOP

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's last Republican foe, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ended his quixotic presidential campaign Wednesday, cementing Trump's remarkable triumph as his party ...

May 04, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and STEVE PEOPLES | Associated Press


Ted Cruz ends his bid for Republican presidential nomination

INDIANAPOLIS - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump's march to the Republican nomination.

May 03, 2016 | By SCOTT BAUER and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Chronic insomnia?

WASHINGTON - Tossing and turning night after night? Don't automatically reach for the pill bottle. New guidelines say the first choice to treat chronic insomnia ...

May 02, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


3 planets orbiting dwarf star prime spots to search for life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Astronomers searching for life beyond our solar system may need to look no farther than a little, feeble nearby star.

May 02, 2016 | By MARCIA DUNN Associated Press | Associated Press


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