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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


Syria establishes diplomatic ties with Lebanon

DAMASCUS, Syria - Syria formally recognized Lebanon for the first time Tuesday by establishing diplomatic relations with its neighbor - meeting a U.S. demand to do more for regional stability even as Damascus pursues indirect peace talks with Israel.

October 29, 2008 | By ALBERT AJI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Super Bowl ads shy from politics

NEW YORK - Peyton Manning takes a family to Universal Parks & Resorts. Chris Pratt works out to get in shape to tout Michelob Ultra. Bill Hader ...

February 02, 2018 | By MAE ANDERSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Groundhog Day report: Flu's worsening shadow blanketing US

NEW YORK - It looks like Groundhog Day for the nation's flu report, too: It's gotten worse, and there are weeks of suffering ahead.

February 02, 2018 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


US adds a robust 200K jobs

WASHINGTON - Pay raises, the U.S. economy's Achilles' heel in its long recovery from the Great Recession, finally showed signs of accelerating last month ...

February 02, 2018 | By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


A lunar showstopper

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The moon put on a rare cosmic show Wednesday: a red blue moon, super big and super bright.

January 31, 2018 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press


Trump calls for 'new American moment' in national address

WASHINGTON - Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump called upon lawmakers Tuesday night to set aside differences and "summon the unity" needed to make ...

January 30, 2018 | By JULIE PACE and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Child experts: Just say 'no' to Facebook's kids app

BOSTON - Child development experts and advocates are urging Facebook to pull the plug on its new messaging app aimed at kids.

January 30, 2018 | By MATT O'BRIEN and BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writers | Associated Press


In State of Union, Trump to make his case on economy

WASHINGTON - Seeking to move past the shadow of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump intends to use his first State of the Union address to ...

January 29, 2018 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


France sees worst rains in 50 years

PARIS - Floodwaters peaked in Paris on Monday and were threatening towns downstream as the rain-engorged Seine River winds through Normandy toward the English Channel.

January 29, 2018 | By NICOLAS GARRIGA and JEFFREY SCHAEFFER Associated Press | Associated Press


Amid turmoil, Trump seeking a reset with State of the Union

WASHINGTON - Beset by poor poll numbers and the grind of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump will look to reset his term with his first ...

January 27, 2018 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Gymnasts' parents say they'll 'never get rid of the guilt'

LANSING, Mich. - Some parents thought they were misinterpreting the doctor's techniques. Others assumed their children were lying or mistaken.

January 26, 2018 | By DAVID EGGERT and TAMMY WEBBER Associated Press | Associated Press


Scientists successfully clone monkeys

NEW YORK - For the first time, researchers have used the cloning technique that produced Dolly the sheep to create healthy monkeys, bringing science an important ...

January 24, 2018 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Do e-cigarettes help or harm?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Electronic cigarettes could be a boon to public health or a major liability, depending on whether they help Americans quit smoking or encourage ...

January 23, 2018 | By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer | Associated Press


2 dead, 17 injured in Kentucky school shooting

BENTON, Ky. - A 15-year-old student killed two classmates and hit a dozen others with gunfire Tuesday, methodically firing a handgun inside a crowded atrium at ...

January 23, 2018 | By KRISTIN M. HALL and DYLAN LOVAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgotten

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Shakil Afridi has languished in jail for years - since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify ...

January 22, 2018 | By KATHY GANNON Associated Press | Associated Press


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