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Russian journalist’s funeral turns into a protest

MOSCOW - More than 1,000 angry mourners turned the funeral for a journalist critical of Russia's government into a demonstration Monday, accusing police of lying when they said he was accidentally shot by an officer.

September 16, 2008 | By MANSUR MIROVALEV Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Blast rocks Sri Lanka’s capital, wounding 45

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A bomb blast blamed on separatist Tamil Tigers wounded 45 people in Sri Lanka's capital Saturday, while renewed fighting in the embattled north killed 19 rebels and six soldiers, the military said.

September 14, 2008 | By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pressure grows on Thai prime minister to resign

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand's prime minister vowed Saturday that he would not resign even as pressure mounted with anti-government protesters occupying his headquarters for a fifth day Saturday and disrupting rail and air service.

September 14, 2008 | By SUTIN WANNABOVORN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


India floods strand hundreds of thousands

SAHARSA, India - The deluge came and turned his world to water, so Umesh Kushyaha decided to build a boat.

September 14, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ecuador’s challenge: dislodging Colombian rebels

PUERTO NUEVO, Ecuador - Puerto Nuevo, population 1,700, has no church, no police, no immigration post and no elected officials. Flanked by dense rainforest on the southern bank of the muddy San Miguel River, it's a town of transients. And of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

September 14, 2008 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Nigeria militants: 29 military personnel killed

LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's main militant group claimed Saturday that it killed at least 29 military personnel in three separate attacks across the restive southern oil region.

September 14, 2008 | By EDWARD HARRIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel tightens grip on West Bank’s Jordan Valley

MASKIYOT, West Bank - They live just a couple of miles from each other along a country road winding through parched fields, but they are worlds apart.

September 14, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Missing cleric roils Lebanon’s Shiites years later

BEIRUT, Lebanon - For the rest of the world, the disappearance of the imam Moussa al-Sadr is probably at most a footnote in the checkered history of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. In 1978, the Lebanese Shiite Muslim religious leader flew to Tripoli for a week of talks with Libyan officials. He was never seen or heard from again.

September 13, 2008 | By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Media says Hezbollah hit helicopter by mistake

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Hezbollah handed over a man suspected of firing at a Lebanese army helicopter into military authorities, a judicial official said Friday, amid media reports that the fatal shooting was a mistake by the militant group.

September 13, 2008 | By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Musharraf eyes comfy retirement home

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Predictions that Pervez Musharraf will have to flee Pakistan to escape treason charges have died along with the coalition that drove him from the presidency.

September 13, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Karadzic makes defiant stand before UN court

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic made a defiant stand before a U.N. court preparing to try him on genocide charges, refusing to enter pleas Friday and branding the tribunal a NATO proxy out to ''liquidate'' him.

September 13, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq’s Palestinians still live in fear

BAGHDAD - Omar Ahmed rarely emerges from his rundown Baghdad housing project. When he does, he leaves behind the Iraqi-issued ID card that marks him as a Palestinian and switches to the Iraqi dialect of Arabic at police checkpoints.

September 13, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB and SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Thai police use tear gas to disperse protesters

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thai police used tear gas to disperse a crowd of several thousand anti-government protesters who were besieging city police headquarters. The prime minister said he might declare a state of emergency if the rioting worsens.

September 13, 2008 | By SUTIN WANNABOVORN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Georgia to sever diplomatic ties with Russia

TBILISI, Georgia - Georgia said Friday it will sever diplomatic ties with Moscow to protest the presence of Russian troops on its territory. Russia criticized the move, pinning blame for a breakdown in relations on Tbilisi.

September 13, 2008 | By MISHA DZHINDHZIKHASHVILI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Abbas: no to settlement of refugees in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday rejected the idea that Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon might be forced to stay there permanently, saying they should have the right to return home.

September 12, 2008 | By BASSEM MROUE 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


Trump OKs drone test program

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some Americans could see a lot more drones flying around their communities as the result of a Trump administration test program to increase ...

October 25, 2017 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press


Appeals court rules against immigrants over in-state tuition

ATLANTA - Immigrants who have been granted temporary status to stay in the U.S. will have to keep paying out-of-state tuition after an appeals court ...

October 25, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Vaccine panel to discuss new shots

NEW YORK (AP) - Two years ago, George Green got stabbing pain and bad blisters around his right arm. It was the worst case of shingles ...

October 24, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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