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China holding 3 days of mourning for quake victims

BEICHUAN, China - China will spend three days marking the moment when tens of thousands died in a devastating earthquake, while hope of finding more trapped survivors dwindled Sunday and preventing hunger and disease became more pressing.

June 02, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fists a-flurry: Nigeria’s distinctive boxing style

SOKOTO, Nigeria - Lawali Danjega is 6 feet of shirtless sinew, tense muscle and jangled nerves as he readies himself for a bout of traditional Nigerian boxing, frantically wrapping and rewrapping a length of rope around his tightly balled right fist.

June 02, 2008 | By EDWARD HARRIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush lectures Arab world on political reform, women’s rights

SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt - President Bush lectured the Arab world Sunday about everything from political repression to the denial of women's rights but ran into Palestinian complaints he is favoring Israel in stalled Mideast peace talks. ''Freedom and peace are within your grasp,'' Bush said despite scant signs of progress.

June 02, 2008 | By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent | Associated Press


Bin Laden lashes out at Arab leaders

CAIRO, Egypt - Osama bin Laden released a new message on Sunday denouncing Arab leaders for sacrificing the Palestinians and saying the head of the Shiite militant group Hezbollah did not really have the strength to take on Israel.

June 02, 2008 | By OMAR SINAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US soldier removed from Iraq for shooting at Quran

BAGHDAD - An American sniper was removed from Iraq after he used a copy of the Quran for target practice, the military said Sunday, a day after a U.S. commander held a formal ceremony apologizing to Sunni tribal leaders.

June 02, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Myanmar leader makes first visit to relief camp

YANGON, Myanmar - The leader of Myanmar's ruling junta made his first visit to a refugee camp Sunday, patting the heads of babies and shaking hands with cyclone survivors, amid growing international criticism over the government's handling of the crisis.

June 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Drug lords go after Mexican police officers

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - Drug cartels are sending a brutal message to police and soldiers in cities across Mexico: Join us or die.

June 02, 2008 | By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


As cyclone refugees wait, Myanmar refuses aid

YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's junta kept a French navy ship laden with aid waiting outside its maritime border on Saturday, and showed off neatly laid out state relief camps to diplomats.

June 01, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Rights leader: Islamist fighters seize Somali town

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Islamic insurgents in Somalia seized a major agricultural center overnight, sending hundreds of people fleeing, a human rights leader said Saturday.

June 01, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thousands flee China quake area over flood fears

DONGHEKOU, China - Two rivers blocked by landslides threatened to flood towns shattered by China's massive earthquake, sending thousands of survivors fleeing Saturday in a region still staggering from the country's worst disaster in 30 years.

June 01, 2008 | By TINI TRAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


12-year-old China quake survivor loses leg

CHENGDU, China - As Huang Siyu ran down the stairs of her school after the powerful earthquake, the building collapsed and her teacher was killed. A chunk of falling debris crushed the fifth grader's left leg, and her schoolmates dragged her to safety.

June 01, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Tsvangirai postpones Zimbabwe return after threat

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Zimbabwe's opposition leader was on the way to the airport when word came that assassins were awaiting him in his homeland Saturday, derailing plans for his return.

June 01, 2008 | By DONNA BRYSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush says Saudi oil boost doesn’t solve US problem

SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt - President Bush said Saudi Arabia's small increase in oil production will not solve soaring U.S. fuel prices, but he defended the wealthy kingdom Saturday against American lawmakers ''screaming the loudest'' for Riyadh to open its spigots.

June 01, 2008 | By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent | Associated Press


High-level Lebanese talks in Qatar

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's ruling coalition demanded Saturday that talks to end the country's 18-month-old political crisis tackle the issue of Hezbollah's weapons, a demand the militant group rejected.

June 01, 2008 | By HUSSEIN DAKROUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq detains 1,000 in anti-al-Qaida crackdown

BAGHDAD - Nearly 1,000 people have been detained in a sweep to break al-Qaida in Iraq's sway in Iraq's third largest city, Mosul, but many of the fighters have fled to nearby areas, where troops are hunting for them, Iraqi officials said Saturday.

June 01, 2008 | By LEE KEATH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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NOAA, NASA: 2015 was Earth's hottest

WASHINGTON - Last year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record - it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust.

January 20, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science writer | Associated Press


IRS warns of telephone tax scams

WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department has a message for taxpayers getting calls from the IRS demanding immediate payment: Hang up.

January 19, 2016 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Researchers confirm site of hangings for Salem witch trials

SALEM, Mass. - A team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the exact site where 19 innocent people were hanged during ...

January 15, 2016 | By MARK PRATT and RODRIQUE NGOWI Associated Press | Associated Press


Launching cancer moonshot, Biden says politics impeding cure

PHILADELPHIA - Vice President Joe Biden launched a "moonshot" initiative Friday to hasten a cure for cancer, aiming to use his final year in office to ...

January 15, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and KATHY MATHESON Associated Press | Associated Press


What's next for lucky Powerball winners?

MUNFORD, Tenn. - If they're wise, the three mystery winners of the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot will talk seriously with experts in tax ...

January 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


House, Senate going separate ways

BALTIMORE - The year ahead promises to be one of bold ideas in the House, if Speaker Paul Ryan gets his way, with lawmakers debating sweeping ...

January 14, 2016 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


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