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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


25 bodies identified from plane crash in Spain

MADRID, Spain - The jetliner that crashed in Madrid abandoned a first takeoff attempt because of an air gauge that showed overheating, but experts said it was unlikely the gauge was a factor in the accident that killed 153 people.

September 05, 2008 | By DANIEL WOOLLS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suicide bombers kill 59 at Pakistani arms factory

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Suicide bombers killed 59 people at an arms factory Thursday in one of Pakistan's deadliest terror attacks, adding to turmoil from political squabbling that is threatening to tear apart the ruling coalition now that Pervez Musharraf has quit as president.

September 05, 2008 | By ROBIN McDOWELL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Nuclear exporters to discuss India trade ban

VIENNA, Austria - The United States appeared optimistic and reaffirmed its commitment to a landmark U.S.-India nuclear cooperation deal Thursday at the end of a first day of discussions by a consortium crucial to its fate.

September 05, 2008 | By VERONIKA OLEKSYN 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


NATO: Russia halts military cooperation

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Russia has halted all military cooperation with NATO, the Western alliance said Thursday, in the latest sign of East-West tension over the invasion of Georgia.

September 05, 2008 | By PAUL AMES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


30 militants die in Afghan battle near ambush site

KABUL, Afghanistan - The U.S.-led coalition said Thursday it had killed more than 30 insurgents in a battle in eastern Afghanistan, fighters an Afghan governor said were responsible for an attack that killed 10 French troops this week. Officials announced the deaths of six NATO soldiers in two attacks.

September 05, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI and JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Russia blocks Georgia’s main port city

POTI, Georgia - Russian forces dug trenches and built fortifications in key areas of Georgia Thursday, but also rolled columns of tanks north toward home, picking and choosing how their nation would comply with the terms of a peace accord.

September 05, 2008 | By BELA SZANDELZSKY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rice signs missile defense deal with Poland

WARSAW, Poland - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her Polish counterpart signed a deal Wednesday to build a U.S. missile defense base in Poland, an agreement that prompted an infuriated Russia to warn of a possible attack against the former Soviet satellite.

September 04, 2008 | By VANESSA GERA and MONIKA SCISLOWSKA Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Russians dig in as pullback drags on in Georgia

SACHKHERE, Georgia - Russian forces on Wednesday built a sentry post just 30 miles from the Georgian capital, appearing to dig in to positions deep inside Georgia despite pledges to pull back to areas mandated by a cease-fire signed by both countries.

September 04, 2008 | By MIKE ECKEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq official: US, Iraq finish draft security deal

BAGHDAD - U.S. and Iraqi negotiators have finished a draft agreement that would see American troops removed from Iraqi cities by June 30, an Iraqi official said Wednesday. But the draft has not been approved by the Cabinet and some members have expressed opposition.

September 04, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Economy rebounds during 2nd quarter

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy revved up this spring after a weak start to the year, fueled by a surge in consumer spending. But the ...

July 28, 2017 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


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


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