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Militias gone from Basra but fear, apprehension remain

BASRA, Iraq - A clothing store owner defiantly waves a cigarette in the air, saying he was not allowed to smoke when Shiite militias were in control. Then he quietly adds: ''Don't let them know I said they were bad. They can still kill me.''

June 27, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gaza house blast kills 7; Hamas hints at accident

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip - An explosion flattened a house in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing seven people. After blaming Israel and unleashing a barrage of rockets and mortars, Hamas suggested the blast was accidental, not an Israeli attack.

June 27, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sudan official: At least 30 dead in jet fire

KHARTOUM, Sudan - Investigators examined the scorched hull of a jetliner Wednesday to determine what caused the plane to veer off a runway and burst into flames, killing at least 30 people, officials said.

June 26, 2008 | By MOHAMED OSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ancient cave linked to early Christians in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan - Archaeologists in Jordan have discovered a cave underneath one of the world's oldest churches and say it may have been an even more ancient site of Christian worship. But outside experts expressed caution about the claim.

June 26, 2008 | By DALE GAVLAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


SKorea’s leader vows new start amid US beef crisis

SEOUL, South Korea - Humbled by weeks of anti-government protests, South Korea's president said Wednesday his administration would seek to make a new start as one of his ministers again rejected calls to renegotiate a U.S. beef deal that helped spark the rallies.

June 26, 2008 | By BURT HERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Austrian woman raised in cellar reunited with family after waking from coma, asking to go on boat

ZEILLERN, Austria - A woman born and raised in the cellar where her mother allegedly was kept captive as a sex slave for 24 years has emerged from an induced coma with two requests: to go on a boat ride and to see pop singer Robbie Williams in concert, doctors and a lawyer said Wednesday.

June 26, 2008 | By VERONIKA OLEKSYN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi police: Bomb kills 5 on minibuses in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - A bomb planted near a bridge in northern Baghdad killed five people on passing minibuses during rush hour Wednesday, Iraqi police said.

June 26, 2008 | By BUSHRA JUHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


’Unicorn’ deer is found in Italian nature preserve

ROME - A deer with a single horn in the center of its head - much like the fabled, mythical unicorn - has been spotted in a nature preserve in Italy, park officials said Wednesday.

June 26, 2008 | By MARTA FALCONI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Plane missing for 4 days found crashed in southern Chile, with survivors

SANTIAGO, Chile - Authorities say they have found the wreck of a single-engine plane missing for four days in southern Chile - and there are several survivors among the 10 people aboard.

June 26, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Israel rules out Gaza invasion now to seek truce

JERUSALEM - Israeli leaders decided Wednesday against mounting a major attack on militants in the Gaza Strip, saying they would give Egypt more time to broker a truce with the territory's Hamas rulers.

June 26, 2008 | By MARK LAVIE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN: 10,000 pregnant women need care in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar - Ten thousand pregnant cyclone survivors are in urgent need of proper care in Myanmar, a U.N. expert said Wednesday, as relief agencies again raised concerns about the junta's willingness to accept foreign aid.

June 26, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


British PM wins vote for tougher terrorism laws

LONDON - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Wednesday narrowly won a vote for tougher terrorism laws, emerging with his grip on power shaky but intact after a tough political battle over balancing national security and civil liberties.

June 26, 2008 | By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan: US airstrikes kill 11 border troops

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - U.S.-led forces killed Pakistani troops in an airstrike along the volatile Afghan border that Pakistan's army condemned on Wednesday as ''completely unprovoked and cowardly.''

June 26, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush doesn’t rule out military strike in Iran

MESEBERG, Germany - President Bush on Wednesday raised unprompted the possibility of a military strike to thwart Tehran's presumed nuclear weapons ambitions, speaking bullishly on Iran even as he admitted having been unwise to do so previously about Iraq.

June 26, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush and allies embrace possible Iran sanctions

KRANJ, Slovenia - President Bush claimed progress Tuesday in his legacy-shaping drive to stop Iran from developing a nuclear bomb, winning European promises to tighten pressure on Tehran with U.N. sanctions and possibly other new penalties.

June 25, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Study reveals suicides by job

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New laws on abortion set to take effect

New laws targeting abortion are set to take effect Friday in about one-fifth of the states, initiating another wave of restrictions just days after the ...

June 29, 2016 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Benghazi report concludes

WASHINGTON - House Republicans on Tuesday concluded their $7 million, two-year investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, with fresh accusations of lethal mistakes by ...

June 28, 2016 | By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press | Associated Press


Recovery underway in West Virginia

RAINELLE, W.Va. - When the torrential rains stopped in the tiny West Virginia town of Rainelle, the volunteers started showing up.

June 27, 2016 | By JOHN RABY and JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press | Associated Press


Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights in a quarter-century Monday, striking down Texas' widely replicated rules that sharply reduced abortion ...

June 27, 2016 | By MARK SHERMAN | Associated Press


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