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19 Ugandan schoolgirls killed in dormitory fire

KAMPALA, Uganda - Sobbing Ugandan parents sifted through the ashes of a school dormitory Tuesday, searching for their daughters after a fire swept through the building, killing 19 schoolgirls and two adults.

April 30, 2008 | By GODFREY OLUKYA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


25 Egypt opposition members sentenced

CAIRO, Egypt - An Egyptian military court on Tuesday convicted 25 key members of Egypt's largest opposition group and sentenced them to up to 10 years in jail, a security official said.

April 30, 2008 | By MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Strong election showing means Nepal’s former Maoist rebels to play major role in government

NEW DELHI - Two years after coming out of the bush, Nepal's Maoists are marching across the Himalayan kingdom - just not in the way many thought they would.

April 29, 2008 | By MATTHEW ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Former President Carter says he wants to become ’communicator’ between Hamas, US officials

AIRPORT CITY, Israel - Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday he hoped to help open talks between Hamas and U.S. leaders, saying Washington's policy of not meeting with people it labeled terrorists was counterproductive.

April 29, 2008 | By BETH MARLOWE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Militants sneak up on sleeping Afghan police, killing 11

MIRANJAN, Afghanistan -Taliban militants crept through groves of grape vines and pomegranate trees to launch a surprise assault Monday, killing 11 policemen sleeping on a mud floor in southern Afghanistan.

April 29, 2008 | By NOOR KHAN and JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


British journalist rescued in Basra after 2 months in captivity

BAGHDAD - Iraqi troops rescued a British journalist for CBS News in the southern city of Basra on Monday two months after he was kidnapped, the Iraqi military said.

April 29, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kenyan president names rival as prime minister, implementing power-sharing deal

NAIROBI, Kenya - President Mwai Kibaki named rival Raila Odinga as prime minister Sunday, implementing a power-sharing deal after protracted negotiations over the agreement they signed more than a month ago.

April 28, 2008 | By TOM MALITI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mexican security and railway damage slow flow of illegal immigrants from Central America to US

ARRIAGA, Mexico - For thousands of illegal immigrants from Central America, the long journey to the U.S. starts here, on the groaning back of a freight train they call The Beast.

April 28, 2008 | By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


India’s villages grow more modern — and sex-selective abortion grows more entrenched

SINGHPURA, India - Standing in front of his small brick home, in a courtyard where the dirt has been packed down by generations of barefoot children, the middle-aged mustard farmer doesn't bother to hide his exhaustion.

April 28, 2008 | By TIM SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iran dismisses sabotage in deadly blast at mosque; deaths rise to 11

TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian officials on Sunday ruled out an attack as the cause of an explosion that killed 11 people in the southern city of Shiraz, saying it was an accident that was likely caused by leftover ammunition.

April 28, 2008 | By NASSER KARIMI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bloodiest week this year for US troops in Iraq ends with roadside bomb death

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed an American soldier in Baghdad on Saturday, capping the bloodiest week for U.S. troops in Iraq this year. Clashes persisted in Shiite areas, even as the biggest Shiite militia sought to rein in its fighters.

April 27, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Shiite militia confessions lead to discovery of another mass grave south of Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Confessions from Shiite militiamen led Saturday to the discovery of 15 more bodies dumped in mass graves south of Baghdad, officials said - the second such find this week.

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


African leaders discuss Zimbabwe’s deepening crisis without Robert Mugabe

LUSAKA, Zambia - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe skipped a regional summit Saturday addressing the deepening crisis over the country's contentious presidential election, giving southern African leaders little chance to step up the pressure on him.

April 27, 2008 | By MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Haiti lawmakers vote to oust prime minister in wake of deadly price protests

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haitian lawmakers on Saturday dismissed Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis, hoping to defuse widespread anger of rising food prices that had led to days of deadly protests and looting.

April 27, 2008 | By JONATHAN M. KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel cuts off fuel to Gaza after militants kill 2 at fuel depot, Hamas threatens attacks

JERUSALEM - Israel cut off the only source of fuel to Gaza's 1.4 million people Thursday after a deadly Palestinian raid on the Israeli depot, deepening the seaside territory's hardship.

April 25, 2008 | By MARK LAVIE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Protests follow video of officer drawing gun on black teens

McKINNEY, Texas - Hundreds of demonstrators marched Monday night to the pool where a white police officer pinned a black teenage girl to the ground and pulled a gun on others over the weekend. The protesters carried signs that included the phrases, "My skin color is not a crime" and "Fire Eric Casebolt."

June 09, 2015 | By DAVID WARREN Associated Press | Associated Press


Court upholds key parts of Texas' strict anti-abortion law

AUSTIN, Texas - A federal appeals court upheld key parts of Texas's strict anti-abortion law on Tuesday, a decision that could leave as few as seven abortion clinics in the nation's second largest state.

June 09, 2015 | By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press | Associated Press


Court upholds key parts of Texas' strict anti-abortion law

AUSTIN, Texas - A federal appeals court upheld key parts of Texas's strict anti-abortion law on Tuesday, a decision that could leave as few as seven abortion clinics in the nation's second largest state.

June 09, 2015 | By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press | Associated Press


Aging MDs prompt call for competency tests at AMA meeting

CHICAGO - With one out of four U.S. doctors older than 65, the American Medical Association adopted a plan Monday to help decide when it's time for aging senior physicians to hang up the stethoscope.

June 08, 2015 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


University head justifies $1M pay for Ga. Tech, Ga. State leaders

ATLANTA - Million-dollar pay packages are justified to retain the presidents of Georgia Tech and Georgia State, the head of the state's university system said, despite criticism the compensation is too lavish.

June 08, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


For many, more jobs don't mean security

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy is churning out a lot of jobs these days but not a lot of financial security for many of the people who hold them.

June 06, 2015 | By JOSH BOAK and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writers | Associated Press


Flashback to D-Day

Note: The Herald is repeating an Associated Press report that ran last year commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing on June 6, 1944 in Normandy.

June 05, 2015 | By WES GALLAGHER Associated Press Staff Writer | Associated Press


Poll: Most back legal status for immigrants in US illegally

WASHINGTON - A majority of Americans support allowing immigrants living in the country illegally to stay and be granted legal status, according to a new poll released Thursday.

June 04, 2015 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Home sweet jail?

GREENVILLE, Ga. - Ghost hunters tell stories of gruesome crimes. Former guards remember an underground dungeon. A crowd is said to have gathered to witness the hanging of a prisoner. So is the lore of the old Meriwether County jail, a 119-year-old relic that is being renovated into a home and museum.

June 04, 2015 | By ALEX SANZ Associated Press | Associated Press


Report: Suspected ex-Nazis received $20.2M in Social Security benefits

WASHINGTON - Elfriede Rinkel's past as a Nazi concentration camp guard didn't keep her from collecting nearly $120,000 in American Social Security benefits.

June 01, 2015 | By RICHARD LARDNER, DAVID RISING and RANDY HERSCHAFT Associated Press | Associated Press


New cancer study to test genetically targeted medicine

CHICAGO - The federal government is launching a very different kind of cancer study that will assign patients drugs based on what genes drive their tumors rather than the type.

June 01, 2015 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Justices expand religious protections in workplace

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court strengthened civil rights protections Monday for employees and job applicants who need special treatment in the workplace because of their religious beliefs.

June 01, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


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