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Survivor says wing dipped sharply before crash

MADRID, Spain - The airliner that crashed this week in Madrid had just barely got airborne and its right wing dipped sharply before the plane started wobbling and went down, one of the few survivors of the disaster said Saturday.

September 07, 2008 | By DANIEL WOOLLS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russia aims to keep control of Georgian port city

POTI, Georgi - Thousands of Georgians demanded that Russian troops leave the outskirts of this strategic Black Sea port on Saturday and took to the streets in protest, while a top Russian general said his country's forces would keep patrolling the area.

September 07, 2008 | By BELA SZANDELSZKY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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


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Trump keeps battle against media alive via Twitter

WASHINGTON - Whether by whim or design, President Donald Trump keeps adding fuel to his incendiary Twitter battle against the media. The press is an easy ...

July 03, 2017 | By JILL COLVIN and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press | Associated Press


GOP bill would let churches endorse political candidates

WASHINGTON - Churches should have the right to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status, say House Republicans targeting a law that prohibits such ...

June 30, 2017 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Climate change up close: Southern, poor counties to suffer

WASHINGTON - Poor and southern U.S. counties will get hit hardest by global warming, according to a first-of-its-kind detailed projection of potential climate change effects ...

June 29, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


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