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Suicide car bomber kills 2 US Marines

BAGHDAD - A bomb-rigged truck exploded at a checkpoint Tuesday near the western city of Ramadi, killing two U.S. Marines and wounding three others in an apparent strike by al-Qaida in Iraq in one of its former strongholds.

May 07, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US, Iran remain icy to one another

KUWAIT CITY - The United States and Iran, the two nations with the most at stake in Iraq, pointedly ignored each other Tuesday as Iraq's premier unsuccessfully pleaded for immediate financial and diplomatic backing from rich Arab neighbors still leery of Tehran's influence on Baghdad.

May 07, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Associated Press


China calls for halt in ’radical’ anti-France demonstrations

BEIJING - With praise for the French president and appeals for calm, China's leadership signaled Tuesday that it is ready to put an end to anti-France sentiment that has swept the country since the chaotic Olympic torch relay in Paris.

May 07, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dollar slumps to new record low versus euro

FRANKFURT, Germany - The euro roared to another record high Tuesday, crossing $1.60 in late afternoon trading in Europe after a pair of ECB governors said high inflation may cause the bank to raise interest rates.

May 07, 2008 | By MATT MOORE AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Diplomats: US compromises on nuclear technology exports

VIENNA, Austria - Facing international opposition, U.S. negotiators at a nuclear meeting have dropped their insistence on a ban of uranium enrichment technology to non-nuclear states, diplomats said Tuesday.

May 07, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwean officials begin recount for 23 parliament seats

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's main opposition party said Saturday it feared its parliamentary election victory was being stolen, while former U.N. chief Kofi Annan urged African leaders to step in and resolve the country's election crisis.

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


Anti-US cleric al-Sadr threatens new uprising in Iraq

BAGHDAD - Anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gave a ''final warning'' to the government Saturday to halt a U.S.-Iraqi crackdown against his followers or he would declare ''open war until liberation.''

May 04, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hamas suicide bombers attack Israel-Gaza crossing; 13 hurt

JERUSALEM - Hamas bombers attacked an Israeli-Gaza border crossing under the cover of fog Saturday, detonating two jeeps made to look like Israeli military vehicles and packed with hundreds of pounds of explosives.

May 04, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Aid arrives in Haiti, but many are left out and country remains unstable

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Hundreds of Haitians stood in long lines Saturday, just as others had walked for hours throughout the week to receive the U.N. and regional food aid pouring into the country after a spate of deadly riots.

May 04, 2008 | By BEN FOX Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Changing Cuba: Monster buses vanish from Havana streets

HAVANA - First comes the stink of diesel, then a metallic roar, and finally a tower of black smoke that tells you the ''camello'' - the camel - has reached your stop.

May 04, 2008 | By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US diplomat says Arabs should boost support for Iraq

SHANNON, Ireland - Iraq's Arab neighbors have few remaining excuses for withholding diplomatic and economic support for the U.S.-backed government in Baghdad, now that daily life in Iraq is less deadly and the government has demonstrated resolve against militias and outliers, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Saturday.

May 04, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Associated Press


New Al-Qaida in Iraq tape calls for monthlong offensive

CAIRO, Egypt - A man claiming to be the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq vowed in an audiotape released Saturday to launch a monthlong offensive against U.S. troops.

May 04, 2008 | By OMAR SINAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hamas: Carter holds 2nd meeting with chief in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria - Defying U.S. and Israeli warnings, former President Carter met again on Saturday with the exiled leader of the militant Hamas group and his deputy.

May 04, 2008 | By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Capsule carrying first SKorean astronaut lands off target

MOSCOW - A Russian capsule carrying South Korea's first astronaut touched down 260 miles off target in northern Kazakhstan on Saturday after hurtling through the atmosphere in a bone-jarring descent from the international space station.

May 04, 2008 | By MIKE ECKEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US, Pakistan say Taliban commander killed in shootout

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A Taliban commander blamed for the deadliest attack on U.S. troops since they entered Afghanistan in 2001 has been killed in a shootout with security forces in Pakistan, American and Pakistani officials said.

May 03, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN and PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


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Scientists find how obesity gene works

Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an ...

August 19, 2015 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Women in combat

WASHINGTON - Two women have now passed the Army's grueling Ranger test, and even tougher and more dangerous jobs could lie ahead. The military services ...

August 18, 2015 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | Associated Press


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


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