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Blair postpones Gaza visit, cites specific threat

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip - Mideast envoy Tony Blair on Tuesday called off what would have been the first visit of a top Western diplomat to Hamas-ruled Gaza, after Israel's Shin Bet security service said he might come under attack there.

July 30, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


VW taps Tennessee for new US production site

FRANKFURT, Germany - Volkswagen AG has picked Chattanooga, Tenn., over sites in two other states for its new U.S. auto plant, Europe's biggest automaker said Tuesday.

July 30, 2008 | By MATT MOORE and GEORGE FREY AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Police: Iraq suicide bombers kill 28 army recruits

BAQOUBA, Iraq - Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a crowd of army recruits Tuesday in an Iraqi province where devastating attacks persist despite security improvements elsewhere. At least 28 people died, the Iraqi police and military said.

July 30, 2008 | By SEBASTIAN ABBOT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel Cabinet OKs prisoner swap with Hezbollah

JERUSALEM - Israel's Cabinet on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved an emotionally charged deal to trade a Lebanese militant convicted of killing three people for two Israeli soldiers captured by Hezbollah guerrillas and believed to be dead.

July 30, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Paulson sees mortgage assistance as backup

WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Tuesday the Bush administration has no immediate plans to extend emergency loans to mortgage giants Freddie Mae and Freddie Mac or to purchase the stock of the two companies.

July 30, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Crisis brews as Turkey’s ruling party faces ban

ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's Islamic-rooted government was elected last year with a huge majority, continues to bask in popular support - and will probably fall within a month.

July 30, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Feeding Africa: Key is better farms, not food aid

AWASH MELKASA, Ethiopia - Hussein Ibrahim walked solemnly past tidy rows of bright green cabbages, vines bursting with tomatoes and trees weighed down with plump avocados.

July 30, 2008 | By ANITA POWELL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Report: Sudanese president’s party says his indictment could increase Darfur violence

KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudan's ruling party warned Sunday there will be more violence in Darfur if the country's president is indicted for crimes against humanity and genocide as hundreds of people rallied in Khartoum to show their support for the longtime leader.

July 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Official: 9 US troops killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - A multi-pronged militant assault on a small, remote U.S. base killed nine American soldiers and wounded 15 Sunday in the deadliest attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan in three years, officials said.

July 28, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Jane Bond? British recruiters seek female spies

LONDON - Bond. Jane Bond.

July 28, 2008 | By PAISLEY DODDS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Food crisis: Drought hurts vital Australian wheat

POOCHERA, Australia - Glen Phillips kneels down, scoops up a handful of dirt and squashes it in his fist to test whether the soil in this dry patch of the Australian Outback is ready to take a crop of wheat.

July 28, 2008 | By TANALEE SMITH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Newfound Iraqi confidence pleases, worries US

BAGHDAD - Wajih Hameed is an Iraqi general with an attitude.

July 28, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press


It’s a girl — and a boy — for Brangelina

NICE, France - Brad Pitt was emotional but calm, Angelina Jolie laughed and chatted. The world's most famous celebrity couple were joined in emotion during the birth of their twins - a boy and a girl - and all ''are doing marvelously well,'' the doctor who delivered the babies in a seaside hospital on the French Riviera said Sunday.

July 28, 2008 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Barak hints at Israel’s readiness to strike Iran

JERUSALEM - Israel's defense minister hinted Thursday that Israel was ready to attack Iran's nuclear program, saying it didn't balk before ''when its vital security interests'' were at stake.

July 25, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


In tucked-away Tulum, battle rages for one of Mexico’s still untouched beaches

MEXICO CITY - The soldiers seemed out of place in paradise.

July 25, 2008 | By TRACI CARL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Video shows deadly encounter between police, black man

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Video of a deadly encounter between Charlotte police and a black man shows his wife repeatedly telling officers he is not armed ...

September 23, 2016 | By MEG KINNARD and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Associated Press


In reversal, Cruz to vote for Trump

WASHINGTON - Ted Cruz announced Friday he will vote for Donald Trump, a dramatic about-face that may help unite a deeply divided Republican Party months after ...

September 23, 2016 | By STEVE PEOPLES and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press | Associated Press


Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer charged in man's death

TULSA, Okla. - Prosecutors charged a white Oklahoma police officer with first-degree manslaughter Thursday, less than a week after she fatally shot an unarmed black man ...

September 22, 2016 | By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS and SEAN MURPHY Associated Press | Associated Press


NY bombing case most high-profile since Boston bombing

WASHINGTON - The federal charges portraying Manhattan bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami as a man bent on murderous destruction set the stage for the most anticipated ...

September 21, 2016 | By ERIC TUCKER and LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press | Associated Press


2016's hellish summer weather

WASHINGTON - This summer's weather was relentless and hellish, crowded with the type of record-smashing extremes that scientists have long warned about.

September 20, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Suspect in NY-area bombings captured

LINDEN, N.J. - A New Jersey police officer responding to a call about a hoodied vagrant curled up asleep in a bar doorway roused him ...

September 19, 2016 | By DEEPTI HAJELA and JAKE PEARSON Associated Press | Associated Press


29 injured in explosion in NYC's Chelsea neighborhood

NEW YORK - An explosion in a crowded Manhattan neighborhood on Saturday night left 29 people injured, and authorities said a second nearby site was also ...

September 18, 2016 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press | Associated Press


Clinton scrambles to head off fallout from brutal weekend

WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton's campaign is scrambling to head off lasting damage from her brutal weekend. Aides are promising to release more of her medical ...

September 12, 2016 | By JULIE PACE Associated Press | Associated Press


9/11: 15 years later

NEW YORK - Behind the barbed wire, the white minivan's busted windows and crumpled roof hint at its story. But forklifted to this windblown spot ...

September 10, 2016 | By ADAM GELLER AP National Writer | Associated Press


US sees drop in executions

WASHINGTON - Is the death penalty in America gradually dying?

September 06, 2016 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Lawmakers back to work in Washington

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers return to Washington this week for an abbreviated election-season session in which they will likely do what they do best: the bare minimum.

September 05, 2016 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Feds seek to raise awareness about wildlife trafficking

ATLANTA - Federal wildlife officials are teaming up with a conservation nonprofit to raise awareness about wildlife trafficking in an attempt to decrease demand for endangered ...

September 05, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Student debt in the US

Note: The following is part of an Associated Press series examining issues at stake in the presidential election and how they affect people.

September 05, 2016 | By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Police losing battle against texting drivers

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. - State troopers in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have been known to patrol in a tractor-trailer so they can sit up high and spot drivers ...

September 02, 2016 | By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer | Associated Press


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