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Paring down high unemployment is Iraq’s next task

BAGHDAD - They fan out across Baghdad in summer's scorching heat - men in blue overalls picking up trash, mowing the sparse grass in parks, and standing on ladders to paint highway underpasses and prune palm trees.

August 01, 2008 | By SALLY BUZBEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Malaysian opposition leader freed on bail in sodomy case, accuses police of personal vendetta

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday that police arrested him for alleged sodomy because of a personal vendetta among the top brass, and insisted they have no case against him.

August 01, 2008 | By JULIA ZAPPEI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kuwait names 1st ambassador to Iraq since 1st Gulf War as Lebanese lawmaker visits Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Kuwait on Thursday named its first ambassador to Iraq since the 1991 Gulf War, in a major step toward healing the two countries' painful past and boosting regional ties with Baghdad's post-war government.

August 01, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Olmert’s lawyers attempt to discredit key witness

JERUSALEM - Lawyers representing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert cross-examined an American businessman Thursday, hoping to undermine his allegations that Olmert illicitly accepted cash-stuffed envelopes from him to help fund a luxurious lifestyle.

August 01, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thousands at burials of returned Israeli soldiers

NAHARIYA, Israel - Thousands of mourners turned out Thursday for the burials of two Israeli soldiers returned in a prisoner exchange with Lebanese guerrillas, laying to rest the young men whose unknown fate had riveted the Jewish state for two years.

August 01, 2008 | By TARA TODRAS-WHITEHILL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cambodia, Thailand continue troop buildup at disputed border

PREAH VIHEAR, Cambodia - Cambodia and Thailand escalated their troop buildup Thursday in disputed territory near a historic border temple despite their agreement to hold talks next week to defuse tensions, a Cambodian general said.

August 01, 2008 | By SOPHENG CHEANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Freed Lebanese prisoners vow to fight Israel

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Five militants freed in a prisoner swap with Israel prayed and laid wreaths at the grave of a slain Hezbollah commander Thursday, vowing to fight Israel as supporters showered them with rice.

August 01, 2008 | By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Lebanese militant released in Israel prisoner swap

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Five Lebanese militants freed from prisons in Israel in exchange for the bodies of two captured Israeli soldiers strode down a red carpet Wednesday to a boisterous welcome from hundreds of cheering spectators in southern Lebanon.

July 31, 2008 | By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China: local leaders must manage complaints better

BEIJING - China has told local government leaders to be more responsive to people's complaints after several rural protests threatened to disturb the calm run-up to next month's Olympic Games, a government notice said Wednesday.

July 31, 2008 | By HENRY SANDERSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Benedict keeps to West in travel

SYDNEY, Australia - While he didn't expect to travel much, Pope Benedict XVI is actually keeping pace with his globe-trotting predecessor John Paul II. The difference is their destinations.

July 31, 2008 | By VICTOR L. SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Malaysian opposition chief arrested in sodomy case

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Police arrested Malaysia's leading opposition figure on Wednesday on suspicion that he sodomized a male aide - the second time in a decade he has faced the accusation that could send him to jail for 20 years and hobble his campaign to bring down the country's government.

July 31, 2008 | By VIJAY JOSHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


German probes overlooked Nazi massacre in France

MAILLE, France - For most of France, Aug. 25, 1944, was the joyous day that Allied troops liberated Paris from the Nazis. For this village in the Loire valley, it was a day of horror.

July 31, 2008 | By CHRISTIAN PANVERT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US troops pull out of Afghan base after attack

KABUL, Afghanistan - U.S. troops abandoned a remote outpost in eastern Afghanistan where militants killed nine American soldiers this week and insurgents briefly overran the area, officials said Wednesday, underlining the difficulties faced by forces in the border region.

July 31, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


New sport combines boxing and chess

BERLIN - Nikolay Sazhin almost knocked out his opponent with a blow to the chin in the second round. But he had to take the queen to win the match.

July 31, 2008 | By PATRICK McGROARTY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Wary China tells local leaders to manage unrest

BEIJING - Responding to a fresh wave of unrest as China gears up to host the Olympics next month, the communist leadership has told local leaders to be on alert to public grievances and find ways to resolve them.

July 31, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Officers killed in the line of duty rose in 2016

The number of police killed in the line of duty rose sharply in 2016, driven by shootings of police around the country, most notably ambushes ...

December 29, 2016 | By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press | Associated Press


Obama retaliates against Russia

HONOLULU - In a sweeping response to election hacking and other bad behavior, President Barack Obama on Thursday sanctioned Russian intelligence services and their top officials ...

December 29, 2016 | By TAMI ABDOLLAH and JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


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


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