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100,000 Catholics gather for youth event in Sydney

SYDNEY, Australia - More than 100,000 Roman Catholic pilgrims from around the world swarmed Sydney Harbor on Tuesday, waving the flags of their countries and singing as they awaited a Mass opening the World Youth Day festival.

July 30, 2008 | By TANALEE SMITH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gitmo video offers glimpse of interrogations

TORONTO - A 16-year-old captured in Afghanistan and held at Guantanamo Bay sobs during his questioning, holding up his wounded arms and begging for help in a video released Tuesday that provided the first glimpse of interrogations at the U.S. military prison.

July 30, 2008 | By CHARMAINE NORONHA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Belgium government collapses, divided over Dutch/French self-rule; King holds talks

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Belgium's government collapsed Tuesday, unable to resolve an enduring divide over more self-rule for the country's Dutch and French-speakers. The gap was so wide the premier suggested the end of Belgium as a country was looming.

July 30, 2008 | By ROBERT WIELAARD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Blair postpones Gaza visit, cites specific threat

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip - Mideast envoy Tony Blair on Tuesday called off what would have been the first visit of a top Western diplomat to Hamas-ruled Gaza, after Israel's Shin Bet security service said he might come under attack there.

July 30, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


VW taps Tennessee for new US production site

FRANKFURT, Germany - Volkswagen AG has picked Chattanooga, Tenn., over sites in two other states for its new U.S. auto plant, Europe's biggest automaker said Tuesday.

July 30, 2008 | By MATT MOORE and GEORGE FREY AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Police: Iraq suicide bombers kill 28 army recruits

BAQOUBA, Iraq - Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a crowd of army recruits Tuesday in an Iraqi province where devastating attacks persist despite security improvements elsewhere. At least 28 people died, the Iraqi police and military said.

July 30, 2008 | By SEBASTIAN ABBOT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel Cabinet OKs prisoner swap with Hezbollah

JERUSALEM - Israel's Cabinet on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved an emotionally charged deal to trade a Lebanese militant convicted of killing three people for two Israeli soldiers captured by Hezbollah guerrillas and believed to be dead.

July 30, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Paulson sees mortgage assistance as backup

WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Tuesday the Bush administration has no immediate plans to extend emergency loans to mortgage giants Freddie Mae and Freddie Mac or to purchase the stock of the two companies.

July 30, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Crisis brews as Turkey’s ruling party faces ban

ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's Islamic-rooted government was elected last year with a huge majority, continues to bask in popular support - and will probably fall within a month.

July 30, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Feeding Africa: Key is better farms, not food aid

AWASH MELKASA, Ethiopia - Hussein Ibrahim walked solemnly past tidy rows of bright green cabbages, vines bursting with tomatoes and trees weighed down with plump avocados.

July 30, 2008 | By ANITA POWELL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Report: Sudanese president’s party says his indictment could increase Darfur violence

KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudan's ruling party warned Sunday there will be more violence in Darfur if the country's president is indicted for crimes against humanity and genocide as hundreds of people rallied in Khartoum to show their support for the longtime leader.

July 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Official: 9 US troops killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - A multi-pronged militant assault on a small, remote U.S. base killed nine American soldiers and wounded 15 Sunday in the deadliest attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan in three years, officials said.

July 28, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Jane Bond? British recruiters seek female spies

LONDON - Bond. Jane Bond.

July 28, 2008 | By PAISLEY DODDS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Food crisis: Drought hurts vital Australian wheat

POOCHERA, Australia - Glen Phillips kneels down, scoops up a handful of dirt and squashes it in his fist to test whether the soil in this dry patch of the Australian Outback is ready to take a crop of wheat.

July 28, 2008 | By TANALEE SMITH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Newfound Iraqi confidence pleases, worries US

BAGHDAD - Wajih Hameed is an Iraqi general with an attitude.

July 28, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press


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Man suspected of ties to Berlin attacker detained in Germany

BERLIN - German prosecutors said Wednesday that they have detained a Tunisian man they think may have been involved in last week's truck attack on ...

December 28, 2016 | By GEIR MOULSON and COLLEEN BARRY Associated Press | Associated Press


Cells dripped into the brain help fight a deadly cancer

DUARTE, Calif. - A man with deadly brain cancer that had spread to his spine saw his tumors shrink and, for a time, completely vanish after ...

December 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump takes credit for 8,000 jobs from Japanese mogul

PALM BEACH, Fla. - Donald Trump on Wednesday touted plans by a Japanese mogul to bring 8,000 jobs to the United States.

December 28, 2016 | By VIVIAN SALAMA and JOSH BOAK Associated Press | Associated Press


'Star Wars' princess Carrie Fisher dead at 60

NEW YORK - No one could make us laugh through the pain like Carrie Fisher.

December 27, 2016 | By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer | Associated Press


Republicans plan tax overhaul

WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans are planning a massive overhaul of the nation's tax system next year, a heavy political lift that could ultimately affect families ...

December 26, 2016 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Analysis: GOP vexed by factions on replacing health law

WASHINGTON - Republicans are united on repealing President Barack Obama's health care law, but ideologically and practically speaking, they're in different camps over replacing ...

December 26, 2016 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Associated Press


Fans mourn George Michael as charities reveal his work

LONDON - Grieving fans on Monday mourned the death of George Michael as British charities revealed that the pop star had secretly been a major behind-the-scenes ...

December 26, 2016 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press | Associated Press


Blizzards, ice storms wreak havoc across northern Plains

CHICAGO - Travel conditions remained hazardous as a winter storm swept across much of the northern Plains on Monday, with blowing and drifting snow forcing the ...

December 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


AP Poll: US election voted top news story of 2016

NEW YORK - The turbulent U.S. election, featuring Donald Trump's unexpected victory over Hillary Clinton in the presidential race, was the overwhelming pick for ...

December 24, 2016 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Associated Press


Midwest buying spree lifted US new-home sales in November

WASHINGTON - A buying spree in the Midwest spurred new U.S. home sales last month to the fastest pace since July.

December 24, 2016 | By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Putin praises Trump, denies hacking claims

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin voiced hope Friday that frayed relations with the United States will improve once Donald Trump becomes president despite his pledge ...

December 23, 2016 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press | Associated Press


US allows UN condemnation of Israeli settlements

UNITED NATIONS - In a striking rupture with past practice, the United States allowed the U.N. Security Council on Friday to condemn Israeli settlements in ...

December 23, 2016 | By EDITH M. LEDERER, BRADLEY KLAPPER and JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Holiday splurging not an option for many

ELIZABETH, N.J. - At the brightly lit mall, clothing stores highlight holiday sweaters and big signs tout the sales, while Duquan Allen keeps his expectations ...

December 23, 2016 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press


Trump: US must 'greatly strengthen' nuclear capability

WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly called for the United States to "greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability" until the rest of the ...

December 22, 2016 | By JULIE PACE AP White House correspondent | Associated Press


Accidental shooting deaths, injuries spike over the holidays

The happiest of seasons is also among the deadliest: Unintentional shootings spike in the U.S. during the holidays, and are more likely to occur ...

December 21, 2016 | By RYAN J. FOLEY and MEGHAN HOYER Associated Press | Associated Press


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