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Economy struggles with rising prices, plodding growth

WASHINGTON - Wholesale prices barreled ahead while housing and industrial activity faltered - a blend of high-costs and slow growth that ensures the Federal Reserve's most likely move on interest rates next week will be no move whatsoever.

July 02, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


High security for Olympic flame in western China

KASHGAR, China - Tight security surrounded the Olympic flame Tuesday as it began its journey through China's restive Muslim western region of Xinjiang.

July 02, 2008 | By SCOTT McDONALD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Anti-US cleric shifts strategy for Iraq elections

BAGHDAD - Followers of anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr will run candidates on other party tickets in upcoming Iraqi provincial elections, a top aide said Sunday, in an apparent bid to sidestep what they believe is a government campaign against their movement.

June 30, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sensitive China quake photo removed from exhibit

JUYUAN, China - In a town where parents are grieving for the nearly 300 children killed when last month's earthquake toppled a middle school, a photograph hinting at shoddy school construction has disappeared from a public exhibition.

June 30, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN chief: Saudi to boost oil production

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia plans to increase its oil production by 200,000 barrels a day next month, the kingdom's oil minister told U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Sunday, according to Ban's spokesman.

June 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Parents of China quake victims express anger

BEICHUAN COUNTY, China - Hundreds of grieving parents blocked the road into a flattened town Thursday as police sought to quell a rising wave of public anger over schools that collapsed in an earthquake a month ago and killed thousands of children.

June 27, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Opposition No. 2 faces treason charge in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe - President Robert Mugabe's regime struck at the opposition leadership Thursday only two weeks before Zimbabwe's presidential runoff election, twice detaining his challenger and jailing the No. 2 opposition official to face treason charges.

June 27, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pentagon chief regrets any problems from airstrike

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday he has invited Afghanistan and Pakistan to be part of a U.S. investigation into an airstrike that Pakistani officials say killed 11 of their troops.

June 27, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press


Bush disagrees with court’s Guantanamo ruling

ROME - President Bush on Thursday strongly disagreed with a Supreme Court ruling that clears foreign terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay to challenge their detention in U.S. civilian courts. Bush suggested new legislation may now be needed to keep the American people safe.

June 27, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Militias gone from Basra but fear, apprehension remain

BASRA, Iraq - A clothing store owner defiantly waves a cigarette in the air, saying he was not allowed to smoke when Shiite militias were in control. Then he quietly adds: ''Don't let them know I said they were bad. They can still kill me.''

June 27, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gaza house blast kills 7; Hamas hints at accident

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip - An explosion flattened a house in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing seven people. After blaming Israel and unleashing a barrage of rockets and mortars, Hamas suggested the blast was accidental, not an Israeli attack.

June 27, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sudan official: At least 30 dead in jet fire

KHARTOUM, Sudan - Investigators examined the scorched hull of a jetliner Wednesday to determine what caused the plane to veer off a runway and burst into flames, killing at least 30 people, officials said.

June 26, 2008 | By MOHAMED OSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ancient cave linked to early Christians in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan - Archaeologists in Jordan have discovered a cave underneath one of the world's oldest churches and say it may have been an even more ancient site of Christian worship. But outside experts expressed caution about the claim.

June 26, 2008 | By DALE GAVLAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


SKorea’s leader vows new start amid US beef crisis

SEOUL, South Korea - Humbled by weeks of anti-government protests, South Korea's president said Wednesday his administration would seek to make a new start as one of his ministers again rejected calls to renegotiate a U.S. beef deal that helped spark the rallies.

June 26, 2008 | By BURT HERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Austrian woman raised in cellar reunited with family after waking from coma, asking to go on boat

ZEILLERN, Austria - A woman born and raised in the cellar where her mother allegedly was kept captive as a sex slave for 24 years has emerged from an induced coma with two requests: to go on a boat ride and to see pop singer Robbie Williams in concert, doctors and a lawyer said Wednesday.

June 26, 2008 | By VERONIKA OLEKSYN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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A familiar tragedy

DENVER - The deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history has people around the world wondering why mass violence keeps happening in America.

June 13, 2016 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump faces uphill climb to White House

PHILADELPHIA - The presidential primaries are just about over and the nominees have emerged. And the general election begins with Democrat Hillary Clinton already ahead of ...

June 11, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press | Associated Press


GOP insiders pressure Trump to steer clear of controversy

NEW YORK - Weary Republicans are looking for assurances that Donald Trump can maintain the discipline needed to stay on message as he prepares for a ...

June 10, 2016 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN | Associated Press


Building a malaria-proof mosquito

WASHINGTON - A powerful new technology holds the promise of rapidly altering genes to make malaria-proof mosquitoes, eliminate their Zika-carrying cousins or wipe out an invasive ...

June 08, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Clinton claims historic victory in Democratic primary

NEW YORK - Claiming her place in history, Hillary Clinton declared victory Tuesday night in her bruising battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, becoming the first ...

June 08, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and LISA LERER Associated Press | Associated Press


CDC: 1 in 4 US women obese

NEW YORK - The nation's obesity epidemic continues to grow, led by an alarming increase among women. For the first time, more than 4 in ...

June 07, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Muhammad Ali dead at 74

He was fast of fist and foot - lip, too - a heavyweight champion who promised to shock the world and did. He floated. He stung. Mostly ...

June 04, 2016 | By TIM DAHLBERG Associated Press | Associated Press


Zoos' dangerous-animal squads arm for a weighty responsibility

When a 400-pound gorilla grabbed a 3-year-old boy at the Cincinnati Zoo, the sharpshooter who killed the ape wasn't from the police. Instead, the ...

June 03, 2016 | By JENNIFER PELTZ and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press | Associated Press


'Deaths of despair' drag life expectancy lower for whites

NEW YORK - Rising drug and alcohol overdoses, suicides, and disease from chronic alcoholism - labeled "deaths of despair" by one expert - are cutting the lives of ...

June 03, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press | Associated Press


US hiring grinds to a near-halt

WASHINGTON - U.S. hiring slowed to a near-standstill in May, sowing doubts about the economy's health and complicating the Federal Reserve's efforts to ...

June 03, 2016 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writers | Associated Press


Panel: Treating hearing loss shouldn't be a pricey hassle

WASHINGTON - Treating hearing loss shouldn't be such a pricey hassle. That's the message from a prestigious government advisory group that's calling on ...

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


Too much salt

WASHINGTON - From cheese to sliced turkey, the Obama administration is encouraging food companies and restaurants to lower the amount of salt in the foods they ...

June 01, 2016 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


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