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On Japan’s secretive death row, inmate becomes cause celebre

TOKYO - Iwao Hakamada, Japan's longest serving death row inmate, has insisted for 40 years that he is innocent of the four murders he was convicted of. The evidence was suspect, he says, and his confession was coerced.

May 18, 2008 | By CHISAKI WATANABE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

China orders heightened efforts to stop deadly virus

BEIJING - China's Health Ministry ordered heightened efforts to stem the spread of infectious diseases Saturday following an outbreak of a virus that has caused the deaths of 22 children in one city and is spreading.

May 18, 2008 | By CHARLES HUTZLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Hundreds of Palestinian troops take up positions in Jenin

JENIN, West Bank - Hundreds of flag-waving Palestinian troops took up positions in the former militant stronghold of Jenin on Saturday, part of President Mahmoud Abbas' attempt to assert control over once lawless West Bank towns and encourage an Israeli withdrawal.

May 18, 2008 | By ALI DARAGHMEH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Despite high food prices, Haitians reluctant to head to US

BAIE DES MOUSTIQUES, Haiti - When soaring food prices sparked deadly riots across Haiti, many expected that people along the cactus-studded northern coast would do what they traditionally do in times of crisis: take to the seas and head for the United States.

May 18, 2008 | By ANDREW O. SELSKY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

AP Interview: Morales says Bolivian autonomy vote ’illegal,’ ’dictatorial’

LA PAZ, Bolivia - Bolivian President Evo Morales insists a broad autonomy declaration by the country's largest and richest state is ''illegal,'' ''anti-constitutional,'' and ''dictatorial.''

May 18, 2008 | By DAN KEANE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

US strike takes out militant holdout in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military fired guided missiles into the heart of Baghdad's teeming Sadr City slum on Saturday, leveling a building 55 yards away from a hospital and injuring nearly two dozen people.

May 18, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Agreement reached on incentives for Iran on nuclear program

LONDON - World powers agreed Friday to try again to lure Iran to the nuclear bargaining table with a repackaged set of carrots to accompany the stick of U.N. sanctions.

May 17, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Associated Press

Zimbabwe opposition willing to share power with ruling party

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's opposition said Friday it was willing to share power with the ruling party, but not with longtime President Robert Mugabe.

May 17, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Motorcycle bomb explodes outside Yemen mosque, killing 18

SAN'A, Yemen - A bomb rigged to a motorcycle blew up amid a crowd of worshippers leaving Friday prayers at a mosque in a rebel stronghold of northern Yemen, killing at least 18 people and wounding about four dozen, officials said.

May 17, 2008 | By AHMED AL-HAJ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Islamic insurgents in Somalia threaten revenge on America

MOGADISHU, Somalia - A U.S. airstrike that killed the suspected al-Qaida leader in Somalia brought warnings of vengeance from Islamic insurgents Friday and the threat of a boycott that could jeopardize peace talks with the U.N.-supported government.

May 17, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Josef Fritzl: a shrewd liar and an obsessive tyrant

AMSTETTEN, Austria - Casual acquaintances knew Josef Fritzl as a jovial fellow who liked to drink beer and enjoyed a bawdy joke.

May 17, 2008 | By BRADLEY S. KLAPPER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Zimbabwe government tally shows presidential runoff needed

HARARE, Zimbabwe - A runoff will be necessary to decide Zimbabwe's presidential election, a Cabinet minister said Thursday, citing the government's own election results.

May 16, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Mia Farrow in Hong Kong as city prepares for Olympic torch

HONG KONG - On the eve of Friday's Olympic torch relay through Hong Kong, officials allowed actress Mia Farrow into the Chinese territory so she could bash China's cozy ties with Sudan, although they had earlier kicked out pro-Tibet activists.

May 16, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Iraqi team seeks halt to suspected Iranian aid to militias

BAGHDAD - Iraqi envoys stepped up pressure on Iran during a mission Thursday that seeks to bolster claims that Tehran is arming and training Shiite militias in Iraq and bring the suspected aid to a halt.

May 16, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Iraqi police: Double suicide attack kills 35, wounds 65

BAGHDAD - A double suicide bombing struck a wedding convoy northeast of Baghdad Thursday, killing at least 35 people and wounding 65 others, police said.

May 16, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

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Deep-seated anger helps Trump

NORWOOD, Mass. - Donald Trump insults and exaggerates.

September 07, 2015 | By JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press

No union mines left in Kentucky

HARLAN, Ky. - Kentucky coal miners bled and died to unionize.

September 05, 2015 | By DYLAN LOVAN Associated Press | Associated Press

Supporters rally behind defiant clerk

GRAYSON, Ky. - They stood chanting outside the jail house, "Thank you, Kim; Thank you, Kim," and prayed that the defiant county clerk locked inside could ...

September 05, 2015 | By CLAIRE GALOFARO Associated Press | Associated Press

US jobless rate falls to 7-year low

WASHINGTON - U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.1 percent last month, but hiring slowed - a mixed bag of news that offers ...

September 04, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writers | Associated Press

Kentucky clerks to license marriages as their boss is jailed

ASHLAND, Ky. - A defiant county clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her deputies agreed ...

September 03, 2015 | By ADAM BEAM | Associated Press

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