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Doomed Chernobyl reactor to be buried in giant steel coffin

KIEV, Ukraine - Twenty-two years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, work is under way on a colossal new shelter to cover the ruins and deadly radioactive contents of the exploded Soviet-era power plant.

May 12, 2008 | By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


French vintners flirt with heresy — screw tops

CHABLIS, France - Fine French wine with a screw top?

May 12, 2008 | By EMMA VANDORE AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Austrian woman says father held her in cellar for 24 years

VIENNA, Austria - Police have found a woman missing since 1984, who told authorities that her father had kept her in a cellar for almost 24 years and that she had given birth to at least six children after being repeatedly raped by him.

May 12, 2008 | BY VERONIKA OLEKSYN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi leaders discuss unity govt; 5 die in Baghdad violence

BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister met Sunday with the Sunni Arab vice president to discuss reintegrating Sunni political parties into the Shiite-dominated government as militants fired a salvo of rockets or motars at the heavily guarded Green Zone.

May 12, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe’s ruling party unlikely to control parliament

HARARE, Zimbabwe - A recount of votes for 10 parliamentary seats shows the opposition won six of them in last month's elections, the electoral commission said Saturday, making it unlikely that the ruling party can wrest control of parliament.

May 11, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dalai Lama says he’s ready for serious talks with China

DHARMSALA, India - The Dalai Lama said Saturday he welcomed China's offer to meet his envoy and said the two sides needed to talk seriously about how to resolve the problems that triggered riots in the Tibetan capital last month.

May 11, 2008 | By ASHWINI BHATIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


NKorean defectors vow to disrupt SKorea Olympic torch relay

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean defectors vowed Saturday to disrupt the South Korean leg of the Olympic torch relay in protest of China's repatriation of refugees to the North where they could face execution.

May 11, 2008 | By JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Conservatives dominate after Iran parliament runoffs

TEHRAN, Iran - Conservatives consolidated their control of Iran's legislature in runoff elections but moderates within the bloc opposed to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad emerged as a stronger force, according to final results released Saturday.

May 11, 2008 | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Patriarch: Greek Orthodox Church recovering from crisis

JERUSALEM - Secretive real estate deals, hostility to priests, fist fights over Christ's tomb, a power struggle between patriarchs - one of the oldest churches in the Holy Land is struggling to get through a moral and financial crisis, its leader says.

May 11, 2008 | By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


As spelling changes, Portugal feels the empire striking back

LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's former empire is striking back - through language.

May 11, 2008 | By BARRY HATTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US military reports relative lull in Baghdad’s Sadr City

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military reported a relative lull in fighting Saturday, a day after radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr said his threat of an ''open war'' applied only to American-led foreign troops.

May 11, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Protesters greet Olympic flame in Japan

NAGANO, Japan - China's Olympic torch relay ignited more protests on its troubled world tour Friday, sparking demonstrations across this Japanese city despite the mobilization of thousands of riot police.

May 10, 2008 | By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


British troop withdrawals remain frozen

BAGHDAD - Britain said Thursday that it will keep troop withdrawals from Iraq frozen for months because of an upsurge in fighting with Shiite militias. Iraqi officials said fresh clashes between militiamen and Iraqi and U.S.-led forces had killed at least 13 people.

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


China reports it’s tied US for most Internet users

BEIJING - By some measures, China has tied the United States as the online population leader with its government reporting that the number of Internet users there has soared to 221 million.

May 09, 2008 | By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Chinese authorities stepping up security ahead of Olympics

BEIJING - Foreigners report random ID checks. Police check on chemicals in school science labs. A music festival is postponed. With 3 1/2 months to go, China is ramping up its campaign to tighten security ahead of the Beijing Olympics.

May 09, 2008 | By TINI TRAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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New study links preterm birth with microbes in mom's body

WASHINGTON - Scientists might have found a new way to tell who's at risk of having a premature baby, by checking the bacterial community that ...

August 17, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


States raising taxes, fees and debt to pay for road repairs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - While Congress remains stalled on a long-term plan for funding highways, state lawmakers and governors aren't waiting around.

August 17, 2015 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Longtime civil rights activist Bond dead at 75

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. - Julian Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty ...

August 16, 2015 | Associated Press | Associated Press


Oceanic junk

NEW DELHI - For years along the Cornish coast of Britain, Atlantic Ocean currents have carried thousands of Lego pieces onto the beaches. In Kenya, cheap ...

August 14, 2015 | By TIM SULLIVAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Kerry calls for democracy as US flag is raised in Cuba

HAVANA - Jubilant crowds waved American flags and chanted "Long live the United States!" as the Stars and Stripes rose over the newly reopened U.S ...

August 14, 2015 | BRADLEY KLAPPER and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press | Associated Press


National challenge of leaking mines dwarfs Colorado spill

SILVERTON, Colorado - It will take many years and many millions of dollars simply to manage and not even remove the toxic wastewater from an abandoned ...

August 13, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Despite order, office refuses to issue gay marriage license

MOREHEAD, Ky. - A gay couple marched into the county clerk's office Thursday, carrying a federal judge's order that said the clerk can't ...

August 13, 2015 | By CLAIRE GALOFARO and ADAM BEAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Recording of MLK's 1st 'I Have a Dream' speech discovered

RALEIGH, N.C. - Before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech to hundreds of thousands of people gathered ...

August 11, 2015 | By MARTHA WAGGONER Associated Press | Associated Press


A century after lynching, town still wrestles over history

MARIETTA, Ga. - Down past the Big Chicken, the 56-foot-high, steel-beaked beacon of extra crispy that may be this town's most prized landmark, the wedge ...

August 11, 2015 | By ADAM GELLER AP National Writer | Associated Press


Top EPA official takes responsibility for mine spill

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Townspeople affected by the millions of gallons of waste spilled from an abandoned gold mine and now flowing through their communities demanded ...

August 11, 2015 | By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press | Associated Press


Republicans push for national constitutional convention

AUSTIN, Texas - With Republicans controlling more than half the state legislatures across the country, some want to use that power to push for a federal ...

August 10, 2015 | By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press | Associated Press


Residents demand health answers as mine spill fouls rivers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Farmers, towns and tribes slammed water-intake gates shut as a sludge-laden plume from a Colorado mine spill rolled down principal rivers in ...

August 10, 2015 | By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press | Associated Press


Air controller study shows chronic fatigue

WASHINGTON - Air traffic controllers' work schedules often lead to chronic fatigue, making them less alert and endangering the safety of the national air traffic system ...

August 10, 2015 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press


Police: Man who killed 8 had a dispute with woman victim

HOUSTON - A family of six children and two parents were fatally shot in the head at a Houston home by a man with a violent ...

August 09, 2015 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press | Associated Press


Holmes gets life term after jury fails to agree on execution

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Colorado theater shooter James Holmes will be sentenced to life in prison without parole after a jury failed to agree Friday on whether ...

August 07, 2015 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


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