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Oil down more than $8 in 2 days

VIENNA, Austria - The price for a barrel of oil fell nearly $5 Tuesday, a two-day swing of more than $8 as traders took profits and fears of a supply disruptions eased.

July 23, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq insists on withdrawal timetable

BAGHDAD - Iraq's national security adviser said Tuesday his country will not accept any security deal with the United States unless it contains specific dates for the withdrawal of U.S.-led forces.

July 23, 2008 | By SALLY BUZBEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iranian president says no war with US, Israel

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that he sees no possibility of a war between his country and the United States or Israel.

July 23, 2008 | By VIJAY JOSHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US and Czech Republic sign defense agreement

PRAGUE, Czech Republic - The United States and the Czech Republic on Tuesday signed an initial agreement to base a U.S. missile shield in Eastern Europe, saying the system will help protect U.S. allies from a bellicose and unpredictable Iran.

July 23, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Associated Press


White House sorry about Berlusconi bio gaffe

TOYAKO, Japan - Sorry about that, Silvio.

July 23, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Siemens cutting 17K jobs worldwide to cut costs

FRANKFURT, Germany - Industrial conglomerate Siemens AG said Tuesday it will cut 16,750 jobs, or 4.2 percent of its global work force, to streamline operations and slice nearly $2 billion in costs in the face of a slowing economy.

July 23, 2008 | By GEORGE FREY AP Business Writer | Associated Press


6 explosions wound 25 in Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan - A string of small explosions wounded at least 25 people Monday in the southern port city of Karachi, rattling Pakistan the day after a deadly suicide attack in the capital.

July 22, 2008 | By ASHRAF KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Standoff continues on global warming, other issues

TOYAKO, Japan - President Bush encountered resistance on his climate-change policy as he and other world leaders sought to strike a balance between framing a deal on global warming while coping with inflation and slumping economic growth.

July 22, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Flap over fake tiger pix shows divide in China

SHANGHAI, China - It all started with a farmer and his claim of sighting a rare tiger, backed up by supposed photos of the animal in the local woods, curled up and staring at the camera.

July 22, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq wants short-term US agreement on troops

BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister said Monday his country is now proposing an interim deal with the United States on the presence of American troops instead of a more formal agreement - and wants to include a timetable for a U.S. withdrawal.

July 22, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Associated Press


Kidman gives birth Monday to girl named Sunday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nicole Kidman gave birth Monday to a baby girl named Sunday.

July 22, 2008 | By JOHN GEROME Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Nadal dethrones Federer at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England - Rafael Nadal ended Roger Federer's five-year reign at Wimbledon on Sunday, winning a riveting, five-set marathon to claim his first title at the All England Club and signal a changing of the guard in men's tennis.

July 21, 2008 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Associated Press


AP IMPACT: US wavered over S. Korean executions

EDITOR'S NOTE - On May 19, The Associated Press reported on the hidden history of mass executions by South Korea early in the Korean War. The following report looks in depth at the U.S. connection.

July 21, 2008 | By CHARLES J. HANLEY and JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Housing market in Welsh town shows wider woes

WREXHAM, Wales - During a bustling lunch hour in this Welsh commuter town, 25-year-old Richard Williams is one of the few who pause to look at properties for sale in a real-estate agent's window - and he isn't buying.

July 21, 2008 | By JANE WARDELL AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Suicide attack in Pakistani capital kills 15

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A suicide bomber targeted police officers in Pakistan's capital Sunday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens while thousands of Islamists marked the one-year anniversary of a deadly military crackdown on a mosque nearby.

July 21, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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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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