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Mauritania army stages coup; junta takes charge

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania - Army officers upset with the president's overtures toward Islamic hard-liners staged a coup in Mauritania on Wednesday, overthrowing the first government to be freely elected in this sprawling desert nation in more than 20 years.

August 21, 2008 | By AHMED MOHAMED and TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Olympics clean-up hides the real Beijing

EDITOR'S NOTE: Correspondent Anita Chang has been living in Beijing for more than a year. This is her account of massive changes across the city as it prepared to welcome visitors from around the world for the Olympics.

August 21, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US officials defend Iraqi budget surplus

BAGHDAD - Iraq is paying for more of its own reconstruction but is still struggling to spend its multibillion dollar surplus as it copes with a flood of oil revenue and a cumbersome approval process meant to curb corruption, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

August 21, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush says US firmly opposed to China’s repression

BANGKOK, Thailand - With all eyes on Beijing, President Bush bluntly told China that America stands in ''firm opposition'' to the way the communist government represses its own people, a rebuke delivered from the heart of Asia on the cusp of the Olympic Games.

August 21, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Helicopter rescues last survivor of K2 tragedy

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The frostbitten last survivor of the mountaineering disaster that killed 11 people on the world's second-highest peak was plucked off K2 on Wednesday and taken to a military hospital, a Pakistani army spokesman said.

August 21, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


DNA tests to study mummy fetuses in King Tut tomb

CAIRO, Egypt - Egyptian scientists are carrying out DNA tests on two mummified fetuses found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun to determine whether they are the young pharaoh's offspring, the antiquities authority said Wednesday.

August 21, 2008 | By SALAH NASRAWI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi parliament fails to agree on elections law

BAGHDAD - Iraqi lawmakers adjourned for the month Wednesday after failing to agree on a provincial election law, casting doubt on whether U.S.-backed balloting can be held in the country's 18 provinces this year.

August 21, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Military jury convicts bin Laden’s ex-driver

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A jury of six U.S. military officers convicted Osama bin Laden's former driver of supporting terrorism Wednesday, but cleared him of conspiracy charges in the first war crimes trial at Guantanamo Bay.

August 21, 2008 | By MIKE MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Indicted Sudanese president seeks help from rivals

KHARTOUM, Sudan - Rivals of Sudan's president are pressing him to make concessions at home and abroad in a bid to ward off international charges he ordered genocide in Darfur, a case they fear could wreck peace efforts and even plunge the country into civil war.

August 21, 2008 | By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP IMPACT: Harsh justice under resurgent Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan - As the two women hunkered down in the dark, enveloped in blue burqas, they thought the gun-toting Taliban might free them despite accusations they had run a prostitution ring for a U.S. base.

August 21, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US officials defend Iraqi budget surplus

BAGHDAD - Iraq is paying for more of its own reconstruction but is still struggling to spend its multibillion dollar surplus as it copes with a flood of oil revenue and a cumbersome approval process meant to curb corruption, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

August 21, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Italian reaches base camp after tragedy on K2

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The last survivor of the deadliest mountaineering disaster to hit K2 limped into base camp with frostbitten feet Tuesday, but thick clouds threatened to keep him on the mountain for at least another night.

August 20, 2008 | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China tries to shrug off deadly attack

KASHGAR, China - Blood was washed off the road. Debris was cleared away. And authorities said peace had been restored Tuesday in China's restive Muslim region where 16 police were killed in an attack that may have been timed to overshadow Olympic celebrations.

August 20, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police fire water cannon at Bush protesters

SEOUL, South Korea - Police fired water cannons at thousands of protesters Tuesday as President Bush got a volatile reception in South Korea at the start of his three-nation Asian trip.

August 20, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Strong earthquake hits western China; 1 killed

BEIJING - A strong aftershock struck a western Chinese region where a May earthquake killed almost 70,000 people, shaking buildings a few hours after the Olympic torch relay passed through the area Tuesday. One person was killed and 23 injured.

August 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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Thousands of borrowers still waiting for loan forgiveness

BOSTON - Danielle Ramos' student-debt nightmare was supposed to be over.

June 26, 2017 | By COLLIN BINKLEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Toll from oil tanker fire in Pakistan climbs to 157

MULTAN, Pakistan - Pakistan's prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of a massive fuel tanker fire as ...

June 26, 2017 | | Associated Press


Summer jobs not what they used to be

WASHINGTON - It was at Oregon's Timberline Lodge, later known as a setting in the horror movie "The Shining," where Patrick Doyle earned his first ...

June 24, 2017 | By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J. Kerrigan got a call from a friend.

June 24, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Democracy with no choices

When voters cast ballots for state representatives last fall, millions of Americans essentially had no choice: In 42 percent of all such elections, candidates faced ...

June 24, 2017 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Richmond mayor: Keep existing Confederate statues, add context

RICHMOND, Va. - The towering Confederate monuments in Virginia's capital city shouldn't be taken down, but instead should be supplemented with historical context about ...

June 23, 2017 | By SARAH RANKIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump signs law to make VA more accountable

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part ...

June 23, 2017 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


Pence speaks at Focus on Family event

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Vice President Mike Pence's visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus on the Family came at a time ...

June 23, 2017 | By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press | Associated Press


Total solar eclipse 1st in 99 years to sweep width of US

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - This August, the U.S. will experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years.

June 23, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press


Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

NEW YORK - The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the ...

June 22, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Americans and guns: It's complicated

ATLANTA - Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns.

June 22, 2017 | By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press | Associated Press


Summer vacation: Never mind the hike. Where's the hammock?

Never mind the hike. Where's the hammock?

June 21, 2017 | By EMILY SWANSON and BETH J. HARPAZ Associated Press | Associated Press


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