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Egypt rock slide toll rises to 32

CAIRO, Egypt - Hopes diminished Sunday for finding survivors among hundreds of people believed trapped beneath massive boulders that destroyed an impoverished neighborhood on Cairo's outskirts, killing at least 32 people, including whole extended families.

September 22, 2008 | By MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Angola’s first vote since 1992 plagued by problems

LUANDA, Angola - Angola stumbled on the road to democracy Friday, voters waiting for hours to take part in the first election in 16 years as ballot shortages and a lack of voting officials played havoc at the polls.

September 20, 2008 | By CASIMIRO SIONA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gaza hospitals strain under pressure of strikes

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A walkout of medical staff throughout Gaza has strained services at hospitals and clinics throughout the territory, the latest in a series of crippling strikes that are deepening bitter divisions between Gaza's militant Hamas rulers and loyalists of moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

September 19, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


2 US soldiers killed in Baghdad roadside bomb

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed two American soldiers patrolling eastern Baghdad on Thursday, the U.S. military said, announcing the first combat deaths in the capital in a week.

September 19, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thai PM offers referendum to end political crisis

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand's prime minister refused again on Thursday to cede to protesters determined to oust him, but offered an unconventional compromise - a referendum on his fate aimed at ending the political crisis that has paralyzed the government and raised fears of economic chaos.

September 19, 2008 | By VIJAY JOSHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistani parliament condemns US-led attack

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Parliament condemned an American-led attack in Pakistani territory on Thurday after the government summoned the U.S. ambassador to protest the unusually bold raid in a troubled border region.

September 19, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US raid complicating Pakistani’s presidential bid

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A deadly American-led raid on a Pakistani village embarrassed the government and eroded support for the pro-U.S. presidential front-runner Thursday just two days before the election.

September 19, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Swaziland’s 40th anniversary bash hits sour note

MBABANE, Swaziland - Swaziland and its king are throwing a joint 40th birthday bash this weekend, but the mood is far from celebratory in this small southern African land of paupers and princes, mud huts and palaces.

September 19, 2008 | By CLARE NULLIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Afghan leader vows punishment for deadly US raid

KABUL, Afghanistan - The Afghan president said a deadly raid on a village by American and Afghan commandos has put new strain on relations with the United States and promised Thursday to punish those responsible.

September 19, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China says flaws caused quake schools to collapse

BEIJING - China said Thursday a rush to build schools in recent years could have led to construction flaws that caused so many of them to collapse during May's massive earthquake.

September 19, 2008 | By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cheney slams Russia for war against Georgia

TBILISI, Georgia - Demonstrating Washington's support for war-ravaged Georgia, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney condemned Russia for what he called an ''illegitimate, unilateral attempt'' to redraw this U.S. ally's borders by force.

September 19, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


In macho Israel, woman within reach of premiership

JERUSALEM - For the first time since Golda Meir more than three decades ago, a woman is within reach of becoming the prime minister of Israel, a nation dominated by macho military men and a religious establishment with strict views on the role of women.

September 19, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Syria makes peace proposal to Israel

DAMASCUS, Syria - Syria's leader said Thursday he offered a proposal for peace with Israel but also refused to break off ties with Hezbollah and militant Palestinians - a key Israeli demand.

September 19, 2008 | By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mountain jumper survives crash after chute problem

OSLO, Norway - A Norwegian BASE jumper said he learned a hard lesson about tempting fate after surviving a spine-chilling crash from a mile-high mountain.

September 19, 2008 | By BJORN H. AMLAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iran bill to ease polygamy angers women

TEHRAN, Iran - A bill that would allow Iranian men to take additional wives without the consent of their first wife has angered women and the country's top justice official, who say it would undermine women's rights and could be a government attempt to more deeply enshrine its strict Islamic interpretation into law.

September 19, 2008 | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Key parts of women's tale of survival at sea contradicted

HONOLULU - Two Hawaii women who say they were lost at sea for five months never activated their emergency beacon and described running into a fearsome ...

October 31, 2017 | By CALEB JONES Associated Press | Associated Press


8 killed in 'cowardly act of terror'

NEW YORK - A man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial ...

October 31, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG and JAKE PEARSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Hard- to-define middle class, courted by both sides

WASHINGTON - What is middle class?

October 28, 2017 | By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Funeral home horrors put spotlight on regulations

DETROIT - The stench of decomposing flesh pulsed from a funeral home into a Michigan neighborhood as maggots wriggled along the garage floor near cardboard-boxed corpses ...

October 28, 2017 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press | Associated Press


2 women rescued after 5 months at sea

HONOLULU - The planned voyage from Hawaii to Tahiti aboard a 50-foot sailboat didn't start off well for two Honolulu women. One of their cellphones ...

October 27, 2017 | By CALEB JONES Associated Press | Associated Press


JFK files: British paper got mystery call before killing

LONDON - A British newspaper received an anonymous phone call about "big news" in the United States minutes before President John F. Kennedy was shot in ...

October 27, 2017 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press | Associated Press


US economy showing resilience

WASHINGTON - Powered by businesses and consumers, the U.S. economy grew at a solid 3 annual pace last quarter despite two devastating hurricanes - evidence of ...

October 27, 2017 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Misplaced monarchs

WASHINGTON - Monarch butterflies, those delicate symbols of spring and summer, should mostly be in Texas by now, winging their way to Mexico for the winter.

October 26, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Trump declares opioids a public health emergency

WASHINGTON - In ringing and personal terms, President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged to "overcome addiction in America," declaring the opioid crisis a nationwide public health ...

October 26, 2017 | By JILL COLVIN and CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press | Associated Press


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