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US airstrike kills 9 Afghan soldiers at checkpoint

KABUL, Afghanistan - A U.S.-led coalition airstrike hit an Afghan army checkpoint Wednesday, killing nine soldiers, Afghan officials said. The American military acknowledged that its forces may have ''mistakenly'' killed allied troops.

November 06, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kick-boxing farewell ritual kills Japanese sailor

TOKYO - A Japanese sailor dropping out of an elite navy training program died in an unofficial farewell ritual requiring him to fight 15 classmates, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

November 06, 2008 | By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Atheists plan ad campaign on side of London buses

LONDON - London buses have God on their side - but not for long, if atheists have their way.

November 06, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


World markets slump on earnings fears

LONDON - World stock markets slumped Wednesday as a stream of disappointing corporate earnings in the U.S. fueled pessimism about the global economy despite further thawing in credit markets.

November 06, 2008 | By PAN PYLAS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israeli, Egyptian leaders to meet on Mideast peace

JERUSALEM - Israeli President Shimon Peres will discuss an Arab proposal for comprehensive Mideast peace when he meets with Egypt's leader this week, Peres' office said Wednesday.

November 06, 2008 | By ARON HELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Wal-Mart sets new rules for China suppliers

BEIJING - Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said Wednesday it will set new quality standards for its suppliers, following a series of scandals involving Chinese-made products, which account for a major portion of the company's sales.

November 06, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


India readies 1st moon mission in Asian space race

NEW DELHI - India readied its first lunar mission on Wednesday, seeking to convert its new wealth into political and military clout and join an elite group of nations with the scientific know-how to reach space.

November 05, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


991 suspected militants indicted in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi authorities have indicted 991 suspected militants on charges that they participated in terrorist attacks carried out in the kingdom over the last five years, the interior minister said Tuesday.

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


World stocks lower on recession fears

LONDON - World stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday on renewed fears about the U.S. economy after a number of high-profile U.S. companies warned of trouble ahead.

November 05, 2008 | By PAN PYLAS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China releases terror blacklist in Olympic plot

BEIJING - Chinese police called Tuesday for the extradition of eight alleged separatists accused of plotting a campaign of terror to coincide with the Beijing Olympics - a scheme that reportedly included bomb attacks within China and in unspecified countries in the Middle East and South Asia.

November 05, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russia, Iran, Qatar discuss OPEC-style gas cartel

TEHRAN, Iran - Russia, Iran and Qatar took their first serious steps toward forming an OPEC-style cartel for natural gas on Tuesday, a prospect that has unnerved energy-importing nations in Europe and the United States.

November 05, 2008 | By NASSER KARIMI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Afghan journalism student sentenced to 20 years

KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan appeals court overturned a death sentence Tuesday for a journalism student accused of blasphemy for asking questions in class about women's rights under Islam. But the judges still sentenced him to 20 years in prison.

November 05, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ukraine PM: country can’t afford early elections

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's prime minister said Tuesday the country cannot afford an early election in the face of a battered stock market, one of the world's highest inflation rates and massive bank withdrawals by depositors spooked by the growing political and financial instability.

October 29, 2008 | By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Credit crisis casts gloom over China’s exporters

BEIJING - As they prepare for China's biggest export fair this week, managers at Shunde Xiongfeng Electric Industrial Co. are anxious.

October 29, 2008 | By JOE McDONALD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Baghdad housing prices soar under sectarian shadow

BAGHDAD - An arrow in central Baghdad points down a side-street to a glass door with a sign that reads: ''Ali's Office.''

October 29, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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California launches legal sales of recreational marijuana

OAKLAND, Calif. - It wasn't exactly reefer madness Monday as California launched the first legal retail sales of marijuana, but those who could find the ...

January 01, 2018 | By BRIAN MELLEY and TERENCE CHEA Associated Press | Associated Press


Class ring returned after four decades

MARIETTA - Nearly four decades after Wills High School graduate Steve Richardson and a friend died of drug overdoses at a party on Lake Allatoona, his ...

December 29, 2017 | By SHADDI ABUSAID Marietta Daily Journal | Associated Press


Commissioner: Child playing with stove lit deadly NYC fire

NEW YORK - A preschooler toying with the burners on his mother's stove accidentally sparked New York City's deadliest fire in decades, an inferno ...

December 29, 2017 | By JENNIFER PELTZ and DAVID JEANS Associated Press | Associated Press


Navy rediscovers captured flags hidden for nearly 100 years

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The curator of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum wasn't exactly sure what would be found: records indicated five display boxes long ...

December 28, 2017 | By BRIAN WITTE Associated Press | Associated Press


Rising energy costs eyed amid brutal cold snap gripping US

PORTLAND, Maine - Plunging temperatures across half the country on Thursday underscored a stark reality for low-income Americans who rely on heating aid: Their dollars aren ...

December 28, 2017 | By DAVID SHARP Associated Press | Associated Press


In a milestone year, gene therapy finds a place in medicine

After decades of hope and high promise, this was the year scientists really showed they could doctor DNA to successfully treat diseases. Gene therapies to ...

December 28, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Brrr! After record snow, bitter cold ahead for northern US

ERIE, Pa. - Freezing temperatures and below-zero wind chills socked much of the northern United States on Wednesday, even setting a record in a Minnesota city ...

December 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


In break with tradition, Trump doesn't host a state dinner

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump couldn't stop talking about the red carpets, military parades and fancy dinners that were lavished upon him during state visits ...

December 26, 2017 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press | Associated Press


Cities sue Defense Dept. over gun-check system failures

NEW YORK - Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, arguing that many service members who are disqualified ...

December 26, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press | Associated Press


A chilly Christmas

CHICAGO - The good news for many in the Northeast and Midwest is that it was a white Christmas. The bad news is that a blizzard ...

December 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Cities, volunteers clash over feeding homeless in public

ATLANTA - When Adele MacLean joined others in an Atlanta park to feed the hungry the Sunday before Thanksgiving, she left with a citation and a ...

December 25, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Violence in Jerusalem makes for a subdued Bethlehem Christmas

BETHLEHEM, West Bank - It was a subdued Christmas Eve in the traditional birthplace of Jesus on Sunday, with spirits dampened by cold, rainy weather and ...

December 25, 2017 | By JALAL HASSAN and IMAD ISSEID Associated Press | Associated Press


California wildfire now largest in state history

LOS ANGELES - A California wildfire that has killed two people and seared its way through cities, towns and wilderness northwest of Los Angeles became the ...

December 23, 2017 | By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press | Associated Press


US to send weapons to Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has approved a plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, a long-awaited move that deepens America's involvement in the ...

December 23, 2017 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


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