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Sadrists accuse Iraqi gov’t of targeting movement

BAGHDAD - Followers of Muqtada al-Sadr accused the government Saturday of targeting their political movement as security forces arrested 20 policemen linked to the anti-American cleric.

July 06, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Shell shuts down Nigerian oil field after attack

LAGOS, Nigeria - Royal Dutch Shell said it shut down production from an offshore oil field that produces about 200,000 barrels per day after the most powerful militant group in Nigeria launched an attack on an installation there Thursday.

July 04, 2008 | By EDWARD HARRIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq nears first major oil service deals

BAGHDAD - Iraq is close to signing oil service deals with several major Western oil companies in an effort to boost its output capacity, the country's oil ministry said Thursday - the first major Iraqi contracts with big Western companies since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.

July 04, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe opposition reports 4 activists killed

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Four opposition party activists were killed and three homes firebombed near the capital as militants linked to the ruling party and army continued a campaign of intimidation ahead of a runoff election, the opposition said Thursday.

July 04, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gaza truce takes hold, skepticism abounds

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Guns went quiet as a six-month truce between Israel and Gaza Strip militants took effect early Thursday, but there was widespread skepticism about its ability to hold.

July 04, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cuban immigrants reach Texas after being snatched by gunmen in Mexico

MEXICO CITY - Mexican officials said Thursday that at least 18 Cubans have reached Texas more than a week after masked gunmen hijacked an immigration bus in southern Mexico and seized them.

July 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Afghan official: Taliban routed near Kandahar

ARGHANDAB, Afghanistan - A swift offensive by Afghan and NATO forces has driven Taliban militants from a strategic group of villages outside southern Afghanistan's largest city and killed 56 insurgents, Afghan officials said Thursday.

July 04, 2008 | By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mexico pursues appeal to stay executions in US

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Mexico made an emergency appeal to the U.N.'s highest court Thursday to block the execution of its citizens on death row in the U.S.

July 04, 2008 | By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


SKorean president: No older US beef

SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean President Lee Myung-bak pledged to keep U.S. beef out of South Korea unless Washington agrees to ban meat from older cattle, seeking Thursday to defuse a political crisis sparked by health concerns that has derailed his plan to boost U.S. ties and reinvigorate the economy.

July 04, 2008 | By KWANG-TAE KIM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Floodwaters start receding in southern China

GUANGZHOU, China - Floodwaters began receding Tuesday in parts of southern China after killing at least 63 people, swamping 2.5 million acres of farmland and causing billions of dollars in damage, the government said.

July 02, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Taliban prep for battle outside Kandahar

ARGHANDAB, Afghanistan - Taliban militants destroyed bridges and planted mines in several villages they control outside southern Afghanistan's largest city in apparent preparation for battle, residents and officials said Tuesday.

July 02, 2008 | By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Japan hangs 3 convicted murderers

TOKYO - A serial killer who mutilated the bodies of four young girls and reportedly drank the blood of one of his victims was among three convicted murderers executed in Japan on Tuesday for crimes an official called indescribably cruel.

July 02, 2008 | By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kidnappers extend deadline for talks to free Philippine journalists

MANILA, Philippines - Al-Qaida-linked militants extended a Tuesday deadline for a ransom payment to free a popular TV news anchor and her cameraman kidnapped in the southern Philippines, a negotiator said.

July 02, 2008 | By TERESA CEROJANO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan’s A.Q. Khan denies new nuke weapons claim

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The architect of Pakistan's nuclear program on Tuesday rejected a report alleging that his network may have shared blueprints for an advanced nuclear weapon with countries such as Iran and North Korea.

July 02, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hamas says it’s reached cease-fire with Israel

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gaza's Hamas rulers on Tuesday said they have reached a long-awaited cease-fire with Israel meant to end months of Palestinian assaults on Israeli border towns and bruising Israeli retaliation.

July 02, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Trump and Clinton face off during first presidential debate

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings ...

September 27, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Video shows deadly encounter between police, black man

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Video of a deadly encounter between Charlotte police and a black man shows his wife repeatedly telling officers he is not armed ...

September 23, 2016 | By MEG KINNARD and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Associated Press


In reversal, Cruz to vote for Trump

WASHINGTON - Ted Cruz announced Friday he will vote for Donald Trump, a dramatic about-face that may help unite a deeply divided Republican Party months after ...

September 23, 2016 | By STEVE PEOPLES and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press | Associated Press


Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer charged in man's death

TULSA, Okla. - Prosecutors charged a white Oklahoma police officer with first-degree manslaughter Thursday, less than a week after she fatally shot an unarmed black man ...

September 22, 2016 | By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS and SEAN MURPHY Associated Press | Associated Press


NY bombing case most high-profile since Boston bombing

WASHINGTON - The federal charges portraying Manhattan bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami as a man bent on murderous destruction set the stage for the most anticipated ...

September 21, 2016 | By ERIC TUCKER and LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press | Associated Press


2016's hellish summer weather

WASHINGTON - This summer's weather was relentless and hellish, crowded with the type of record-smashing extremes that scientists have long warned about.

September 20, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Suspect in NY-area bombings captured

LINDEN, N.J. - A New Jersey police officer responding to a call about a hoodied vagrant curled up asleep in a bar doorway roused him ...

September 19, 2016 | By DEEPTI HAJELA and JAKE PEARSON Associated Press | Associated Press


29 injured in explosion in NYC's Chelsea neighborhood

NEW YORK - An explosion in a crowded Manhattan neighborhood on Saturday night left 29 people injured, and authorities said a second nearby site was also ...

September 18, 2016 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press | Associated Press


Clinton scrambles to head off fallout from brutal weekend

WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton's campaign is scrambling to head off lasting damage from her brutal weekend. Aides are promising to release more of her medical ...

September 12, 2016 | By JULIE PACE Associated Press | Associated Press


9/11: 15 years later

NEW YORK - Behind the barbed wire, the white minivan's busted windows and crumpled roof hint at its story. But forklifted to this windblown spot ...

September 10, 2016 | By ADAM GELLER AP National Writer | Associated Press


US sees drop in executions

WASHINGTON - Is the death penalty in America gradually dying?

September 06, 2016 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Lawmakers back to work in Washington

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers return to Washington this week for an abbreviated election-season session in which they will likely do what they do best: the bare minimum.

September 05, 2016 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Feds seek to raise awareness about wildlife trafficking

ATLANTA - Federal wildlife officials are teaming up with a conservation nonprofit to raise awareness about wildlife trafficking in an attempt to decrease demand for endangered ...

September 05, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Student debt in the US

Note: The following is part of an Associated Press series examining issues at stake in the presidential election and how they affect people.

September 05, 2016 | By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Police losing battle against texting drivers

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. - State troopers in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have been known to patrol in a tractor-trailer so they can sit up high and spot drivers ...

September 02, 2016 | By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer | Associated Press


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