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Money sent home by Mexicans in US drops 12 percent

MEXICO CITY - Mexicans living in the U.S. sent home 12 percent less money in August, the largest drop on record since the Bank of Mexico began tracking remittances 12 years ago, the central bank reported on Wednesday.

October 16, 2008 | By TRACI CARL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


EU monitors begin patrols in Georgian territory

KARALETI, Georgia - European Union monitors began patrolling Georgian territory Wednesday and Russian troops allowed some of them into a buffer zone around the breakaway region of South Ossetia, despite earlier warnings from Moscow they would be blocked.

October 16, 2008 | By MATT SIEGEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ex-Liberia president, son face UN, US charges

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - In separate courts on different continents, former Liberian President Charles Taylor and his American son are standing trial on charges of committing atrocities in neighboring West African nations.

October 16, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Somalia: World can use force against the pirates

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somalia will allow foreign powers to use force if necessary against pirates who are holding a ship loaded with tanks for $20 million ransom, raising the stakes for bandits who are facing off against the United States and soon Moscow on the high seas.

October 16, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US envoy takes new nuclear proposal to NKorea

SEOUL, South Korea - Washington's top nuclear negotiator drove to the capital of communist North Korea on Wednesday with a possibly face-saving proposal to persuade the Stalinist regime to honor a nuclear disarmament deal.

October 16, 2008 | By JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hostage drama ended with desert drive to safety

CAIRO, Egypt - The end of a 10-day ordeal for the tour group came far out in the desolate Sahara, when kidnappers lined up some of the captives and cocked their weapons. ''At that moment, we thought we were dead,'' said one Egyptian guide.

October 15, 2008 | By MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Africans wary on new US command for continent

DAKAR, Senegal - A new command takes over all U.S. military operations in Africa on Wednesday, a program that many Africans fear has a hidden agenda skewed by the war on terror and a self-interested scramble for resources.

October 15, 2008 | By TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Nobel literature head: US too insular to compete

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Bad news for American writers hoping for a Nobel Prize next week: the top member of the award jury believes the United States is too insular and ignorant to compete with Europe when it comes to great writing.

October 15, 2008 | By MALIN RISING and HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


6 trapped Filipino miners rescued after 1 week

MANILA, Philippines - The miners prayed, first in the light from their lanterns, then in the dark when the batteries failed. Their only sustenance was rain water.

October 15, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan’s intelligence agency gets new chief

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan named a new head of its main intelligence service, a change sure to be scrutinized by American officials who have questioned the powerful spy agency's loyalties in the war on terror.

October 15, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Jewels return to runway at Milan Fashion Week

MILAN, Italy - Baubles and bangles have returned to the Milan runway after several seasons locked tightly in the jewelry box. Even at Jil Sander, the most minimalist of labels, diamond studded earrings sparkled from the models' pierced ears.

October 09, 2008 | By DANIELA PETROFF Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Amid milk scare, China’s elite get special food

BEIJING - While China grapples with its latest tainted food crisis, the political elite are served the choicest, safest delicacies. They get hormone-free beef from the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, organic tea from the foothills of Tibet and rice watered by melted mountain snow.

October 09, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush, Iraqi leader thank a dwindling coalition

UNITED NATIONS - The coalition of the willing that went to war in Iraq is becoming the coalition of the disappearing.

October 09, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi parliament approves provincial elections law

BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament overwhelmingly approved a provincial elections law Wednesday, overcoming months of deadlock and giving a boost to U.S.-backed national reconciliation efforts.

October 09, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


NKorea orders UN nuclear inspectors from plant

VIENNA, Austria - North Korea moved closer to restarting its nuclear arms program Wednesday, barring U.N. inspectors from its main plutonium reprocessing plant and announcing it will reactivate the facility that provided the material for its atomic test blast.

October 09, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Groundhog Day report: Flu's worsening shadow blanketing US

NEW YORK - It looks like Groundhog Day for the nation's flu report, too: It's gotten worse, and there are weeks of suffering ahead.

February 02, 2018 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


US adds a robust 200K jobs

WASHINGTON - Pay raises, the U.S. economy's Achilles' heel in its long recovery from the Great Recession, finally showed signs of accelerating last month ...

February 02, 2018 | By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


A lunar showstopper

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The moon put on a rare cosmic show Wednesday: a red blue moon, super big and super bright.

January 31, 2018 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press


Trump calls for 'new American moment' in national address

WASHINGTON - Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump called upon lawmakers Tuesday night to set aside differences and "summon the unity" needed to make ...

January 30, 2018 | By JULIE PACE and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Child experts: Just say 'no' to Facebook's kids app

BOSTON - Child development experts and advocates are urging Facebook to pull the plug on its new messaging app aimed at kids.

January 30, 2018 | By MATT O'BRIEN and BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writers | Associated Press


In State of Union, Trump to make his case on economy

WASHINGTON - Seeking to move past the shadow of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump intends to use his first State of the Union address to ...

January 29, 2018 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


France sees worst rains in 50 years

PARIS - Floodwaters peaked in Paris on Monday and were threatening towns downstream as the rain-engorged Seine River winds through Normandy toward the English Channel.

January 29, 2018 | By NICOLAS GARRIGA and JEFFREY SCHAEFFER Associated Press | Associated Press


Amid turmoil, Trump seeking a reset with State of the Union

WASHINGTON - Beset by poor poll numbers and the grind of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump will look to reset his term with his first ...

January 27, 2018 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Gymnasts' parents say they'll 'never get rid of the guilt'

LANSING, Mich. - Some parents thought they were misinterpreting the doctor's techniques. Others assumed their children were lying or mistaken.

January 26, 2018 | By DAVID EGGERT and TAMMY WEBBER Associated Press | Associated Press


Scientists successfully clone monkeys

NEW YORK - For the first time, researchers have used the cloning technique that produced Dolly the sheep to create healthy monkeys, bringing science an important ...

January 24, 2018 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Do e-cigarettes help or harm?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Electronic cigarettes could be a boon to public health or a major liability, depending on whether they help Americans quit smoking or encourage ...

January 23, 2018 | By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer | Associated Press


2 dead, 17 injured in Kentucky school shooting

BENTON, Ky. - A 15-year-old student killed two classmates and hit a dozen others with gunfire Tuesday, methodically firing a handgun inside a crowded atrium at ...

January 23, 2018 | By KRISTIN M. HALL and DYLAN LOVAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgotten

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Shakil Afridi has languished in jail for years - since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify ...

January 22, 2018 | By KATHY GANNON Associated Press | Associated Press


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