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US Marines expand NATO’s presence in southern Afghanistan

OUTSIDE GARMSER, Afghanistan - Marines stormed into a Taliban-held town before daybreak Tuesday, trading gunfire with insurgents on the ground and using helicopter gunships to destroy a militant compound in one of Afghanistan's most violent regions.

May 14, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Pakistani government gambles on peace talks with militants

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - As power shifts in Pakistan from U.S. anti-terrorism ally President Pervez Musharraf, the new government is gambling on peace talks with Islamic militants to push back the tide of violent extremism.

May 14, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Afghan security chiefs knew of plot to kill Karzai

KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan's three top security chiefs managed to hold onto their jobs Tuesday despite admitting before parliament that they failed to prevent an attack on President Hamid Karzai even though they knew about the plot.

May 14, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

From top of the trees to top of the golf world

GUADALAJARA, Mexico - The house where Lorena Ochoa grew up overlooks the swimming pool at Guadalajara Country Club, a playground paradise for a tiny, wiry girl with big dreams.

May 14, 2008 | By THERESA BRADLEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

China sentences 30 people — some to life — over Tibet riots

BEIJING - Six Buddhist monks were among 30 people sentenced by a Chinese court Tuesday to jail terms ranging from three years to life for taking part in deadly riots in Tibet.

May 14, 2008 | By HENRY SANDERSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

The ‘Cat Lady of Baghdad’ battles on, saving strays of Iraq

BAGHDAD - The mission was to get Simba al-Tikriti out of Iraq and to a new life in Britain.

May 14, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Israeli general warns militants aim for holiday attack

JERUSALEM - The commander of Israeli military intelligence warned Tuesday that Palestinian militants will try to stage a large-scale attack on Israel's 60th anniversary celebrations next month.

May 14, 2008 | By MARK LAVIE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

China blames speeding for train crash that kill 70 people

ZIBO, China - China could identify less than half the 70 people killed in its deadliest train accident in a decade but had already cleared the mangled cars and laid new track Tuesday, restoring service a day after the derailment.

May 14, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

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

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House OKs GOP bill blocking Planned Parenthood funds

WASHINGTON - Seeking to avert a government shutdown, Republican leaders drove a bill blocking Planned Parenthood's federal funds through the House on Friday, hoping to ...

September 18, 2015 | By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press

Time for flu vaccine

WASHINGTON - It's time for flu shots again, and health officials expect to avoid a repeat of the misery last winter, when immunizations weren't ...

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

Fiorina looks to turn debate accolades into dollars, votes

WASHINGTON - Propelled by her standout debate performance, Carly Fiorina sought on Thursday to turn accolades for her crisp, confident showing into actual support from voters ...

September 17, 2015 | By JULIE PACE AP White House correspondent | Associated Press

Outcry after Muslim teen is detained over homemade clock

IRVING, Texas - A 14-year-old Muslim boy became a sensation on social media Wednesday and got an invitation to the White House after word spread that ...

September 16, 2015 | By DAVID WARREN and JAMIE STENGLE Associated Press | Associated Press

Census: Income, poverty numbers stay just about the same

WASHINGTON - The wallets of America's middle class and poorest aren't seeing any extra money, the U.S. Census reported Wednesday, a financial stagnation ...

September 16, 2015 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press | Associated Press

Panel backs daily aspirin only for certain adults

WASHINGTON - A government task force says a daily low-dose aspirin could help certain people in their 50s and 60s prevent a first heart attack or ...

September 15, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

Kentucky clerk returns to work after 5-day jail stint

MOREHEAD, Ky. - Kim Davis returned to work Monday for the first time since she was jailed for denying marriage licenses to gay couples and said ...

September 14, 2015 | By CLAIRE GALOFARO Associated Press | Associated Press

Body cameras can show more than the facts

WASHINGTON - A Seattle man was arrested in January during a demonstration to protest police violence. Though he has yet to be charged with an offense ...

September 12, 2015 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press | Associated Press

Study backs more aggressive treatment of high blood pressure

WASHINGTON - Aiming lower saves more lives when it comes to controlling high blood pressure, says a major new study that could spur doctors to more ...

September 11, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

9/11 victims' relatives mark anniversary

NEW YORK - During years of going to ground zero every Sept. 11, Tom Acquaviva has seen crowds diminish at the ceremonies commemorating the terror attacks ...

September 11, 2015 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press | Associated Press

New federal food safety rules

WASHINGTON - Food manufacturers must be more vigilant about keeping their operations clean under new government safety rules released Thursday in the wake of deadly foodborne ...

September 10, 2015 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press

Officials: US to increase number of refugees by 5K next year

WASHINGTON - The United States is prepared to increase the number of refugees it resettles by at least 5,000 next year as European countries struggle ...

September 09, 2015 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK an BRADLEY KLAPPER Associated Press | Associated Press

Defiant Ky. clerk released from jail

GRAYSON, Ky. - The Kentucky county clerk jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples was released Tuesday after five days behind bars, emerging ...

September 08, 2015 | By ADAM BEAM Associated Press | Associated Press

Extreme preemies make survival gains

Odds have improved that many extremely premature U.S. infants will survive without major problems, although prospects remain poor for the smallest and youngest, born ...

September 08, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press

Dentist who killed Cecil the lion set to return to work

MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota dentist whose killing of Cecil the lion sparked a global backlash emerged for an interview in which he disputed some accounts of ...

September 07, 2015 | By BRIAN BAKST Associated Press | Associated Press

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