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China says flaws caused quake schools to collapse

BEIJING - China said Thursday a rush to build schools in recent years could have led to construction flaws that caused so many of them to collapse during May's massive earthquake.

September 19, 2008 | By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cheney slams Russia for war against Georgia

TBILISI, Georgia - Demonstrating Washington's support for war-ravaged Georgia, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney condemned Russia for what he called an ''illegitimate, unilateral attempt'' to redraw this U.S. ally's borders by force.

September 19, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


In macho Israel, woman within reach of premiership

JERUSALEM - For the first time since Golda Meir more than three decades ago, a woman is within reach of becoming the prime minister of Israel, a nation dominated by macho military men and a religious establishment with strict views on the role of women.

September 19, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Syria makes peace proposal to Israel

DAMASCUS, Syria - Syria's leader said Thursday he offered a proposal for peace with Israel but also refused to break off ties with Hezbollah and militant Palestinians - a key Israeli demand.

September 19, 2008 | By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mountain jumper survives crash after chute problem

OSLO, Norway - A Norwegian BASE jumper said he learned a hard lesson about tempting fate after surviving a spine-chilling crash from a mile-high mountain.

September 19, 2008 | By BJORN H. AMLAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iran bill to ease polygamy angers women

TEHRAN, Iran - A bill that would allow Iranian men to take additional wives without the consent of their first wife has angered women and the country's top justice official, who say it would undermine women's rights and could be a government attempt to more deeply enshrine its strict Islamic interpretation into law.

September 19, 2008 | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Congo army leaves national park, rebels stay

DAKAR, Senegal - More than 1,000 soldiers have left a national park that has been on the front lines of fighting in eastern Congo in a move the park director said was intended to preserve an environment that is home to endangered gorillas, hippos and active volcanoes.

September 18, 2008 | By TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan accuses US-led troops in civilian deaths

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - Helicopters ferried U.S.-led troops to a border village in a raid that left at least 15 people dead on Wednesday, including civilians, officials said. A Pakistani army spokesman said the attack was the first ever ground incursion by foreign forces on its territory and warned that it undermined efforts against terrorism.

September 18, 2008 | By ISHTIAQ MAHSUD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Somali insurgents vow more attacks during Ramadan

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somali insurgents vowed on Wednesday to intensify their attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, as the capital erupted in violence that forced residents to cower in their homes for hours.

September 18, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US troops mistakenly kill 6 Iraqis

BAGHDAD - U.S. troops on boats in the Tigris river mistakenly killed six Iraqis Wednesday in an exchange of fire between the two sides north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said.

September 18, 2008 | By ANNA JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Big turbine delivered to Afghan aid project

KABUL, Afghanistan - It was a weeklong journey through Afghanistan's most dangerous Taliban territory, dodging persistent attacks by insurgents and bumping over rough desert terrain riddled with mines.

September 18, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Nancy Pelosi visits Hiroshima atomic bomb memorial

HIROSHIMA, Japan - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday became the highest-ranking sitting American official to visit ground zero of the world's first atomic bombing.

September 17, 2008 | By TOMOKO A. HOSAKA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thai prime minister declares emergency in capital

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand's prime minister declared a state of emergency in the capital Bangkok on Tuesday after a week of political tension exploded into violent street clashes between supporters and opponents of the government that left one person dead.

September 17, 2008 | By JOCELYN GECKER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Smoking riskier to women’s hearts than men’s

MUNICH, Germany - Women typically get heart disease much later than men, but not if they smoke, researchers said Tuesday.

September 17, 2008 | By MARIA CHENG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Baghdad touched by war even as security takes hold

BAGHDAD - Salam Dawood sat in his car stuck in traffic. A mother and her two sons shuffled among the vehicles, begging for money when a roadside bomb exploded.

September 17, 2008 | By ANNA JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive for the first time

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced that women will be allowed to drive for the first time in the ultra-conservative kingdom next summer ...

September 26, 2017 | By ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI and AYA BATRAWY Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump vows a major tax cut for middle class

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump vowed to deliver on a major tax cut for middle-class Americans on Tuesday as the White House and congressional leaders prepared ...

September 26, 2017 | By MARCY GORDON and KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


Maria's aftermath stuns Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rican officials rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam and said they could not ...

September 22, 2017 | By DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press


Mexico quake rescuers race to free girl, other survivors

MEXICO CITY - The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes among hundreds of ...

September 20, 2017 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, PETER ORSI and MARK STEVENSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Maria slams Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire ...

September 20, 2017 | By DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press


Caribbean braces as Maria grows to Category 4 storm

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Maria grew into an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm Monday as it barreled toward a potentially devastating collision with islands ...

September 19, 2017 | By DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press


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