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China steps up fight against virus sickening young kids

BEIJING - China announced Wednesday new rules that require health care providers to report all cases of a viral illness that has killed 28 children and sickened thousands in outbreaks across the country.

May 22, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Cowen elected new Irish premier

DUBLIN, Ireland - Finance Minister Brian Cowen was elected Ireland's new prime minister Wednesday, and he pledged to keep the country on its pro-European course through choppy economic waters.

May 22, 2008 | By SHAWN POGATCHNIK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Palestinian police clash with militants in West Bank; 3 hurt

QABATIYEH, West Bank - Hundreds of newly deployed Palestinian police clashed with militants in this small town Tuesday, a sign of the challenges facing President Mahmoud Abbas' government in reining in gunmen in the West Bank.

May 21, 2008 | By MOHAMMED BALLAS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Suicide bomber, gunmen kill 5, test fragile Pakistan peace process

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A suicide bomber riding a rickshaw attacked a police checkpoint and gunmen fired on officers guarding a bank in Pakistan's northwest Tuesday, killing five people and testing the new government's fledgling peace process.

May 21, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Iraqi civilians flee fighting in Baghdad militia stronghold

BAGHDAD - A rocket slammed into Baghdad's city hall and another hit a downtown park Tuesday as more frightened civilians fled a Shiite militia stronghold where U.S.-led forces are locked in fierce street battles.

May 21, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Hundreds turn out for second day of food protests in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Hundreds of youths in Somalia's capital lobbed stones at shops and cars and set tires ablaze Tuesday in a second day of violence over soaring food prices.

May 21, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Chinese president in Japan hoping to further ease frictions

TOKYO - President Hu Jintao, on the first visit to Japan by a Chinese leader in 10 years, called Tuesday for the Asian giants to improve their often strained relations and - as a show of goodwill - reportedly offered to lend Tokyo a pair of pandas.

May 21, 2008 | By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

3,500 US troops set to leave Iraq in the coming weeks

BAGHDAD - About 3,500 American soldiers are scheduled to leave Iraq in the coming weeks, the U.S. military announced, as part of the Pentagon's overall reduction in troop strength following last year's ''surge.''

May 21, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Oil hits record above $121 on supply woes

VIENNA, Austria - Oil futures surpassed $121 a barrel for the first time Tuesday, the spike fueled by worries about threats to supply and a weakening of the U.S. dollar.

May 21, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Marines ignore Taliban cash crop to not upset Afghan locals

GARMSER, Afghanistan - The Marines of Bravo Company's 1st Platoon sleep beside a grove of poppies. Troops in the 2nd Platoon playfully swat at the heavy opium bulbs while walking through the fields. Afghan laborers scraping the plant's gooey resin smile and wave.

May 21, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Myanmar cyclone death toll soars past 22,000: state radio

YANGON, Myanmar - The cyclone death toll soared above 22,000 on Tuesday and more than 41,000 others were missing as foreign countries mobilized to rush in aid after the country's deadliest storm on record, state radio reported.

May 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press

More than 20 Iraqis hurt after missiles fired near hospital

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military on Saturday fired missiles at a target about 50 yards away from the general hospital in Baghdad's Sadr City district, wounding more than 20 people and destroying ambulances, hospital officials said.

May 18, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

As Putin apprentice takes over, Russians weigh an enigma

MOSCOW - It might be a tale out of a 19th century Russian storybook: A clerkish young lawyer apprenticed to a powerful man rises, through Byzantine political intrigue, to become ruler of Russia.

May 18, 2008 | By DOUGLAS BIRCH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

On Japan’s secretive death row, inmate becomes cause celebre

TOKYO - Iwao Hakamada, Japan's longest serving death row inmate, has insisted for 40 years that he is innocent of the four murders he was convicted of. The evidence was suspect, he says, and his confession was coerced.

May 18, 2008 | By CHISAKI WATANABE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

China orders heightened efforts to stop deadly virus

BEIJING - China's Health Ministry ordered heightened efforts to stem the spread of infectious diseases Saturday following an outbreak of a virus that has caused the deaths of 22 children in one city and is spreading.

May 18, 2008 | By CHARLES HUTZLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

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Democrats push to prevent gun sales to those on terror list

WASHINGTON - People on the U.S. government's terrorist watch list often can't board commercial airliners, but they can walk into a gun store ...

November 20, 2015 | By MICHAEL BIESECKER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press

House votes to curb Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON - Responding swiftly to the terror in Paris, the U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to erect high hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming ...

November 19, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press

Fate of Paris attacks mastermind unclear after bloody raid

SAINT-DENIS, France - The hunt for the mastermind of last week's attacks took a bloody turn Wednesday to a Paris suburb where a fierce gunbattle ...

November 18, 2015 | By THOMAS ADAMSON and KARL RITTER | Associated Press

French hunt 2nd fugitive

PARIS - French police hunted Tuesday for a second terrorist believed to have escaped after the bomb and gun massacres in Paris, while a U.S ...

November 17, 2015 | By LORI HINNANT and JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Associated Press

France IDs top figure in attacks

PARIS - France identified a 27-year-old Belgian who once boasted about killing "infidels" and fought for the Islamic State group in Syria as the mastermind of ...

November 16, 2015 | By GREG KELLER and RAF CASERT Associated Press | Associated Press

Despite Paris, Obama rejects calls for shift in IS fight

ANTALYA, Turkey - President Barack Obama on Monday firmly rejected calls for a shift in U.S. strategy against the Islamic State following the Paris attacks ...

November 16, 2015 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent | Associated Press

A comeback for toys

NEW YORK - Toys are staging a comeback.

November 16, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press

France mourns after attacks

PARIS - The Eiffel Tower stood dark in a symbol of mourning Saturday night as France struggled to absorb the deadliest violence on its soil since ...

November 14, 2015 | By GREG KELLER and JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Associated Press

Official: As many as 120 dead in string of Paris attacks

PARIS - A series of attacks targeting young concert-goers and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed as many as 120 people in ...

November 13, 2015 | By LORI HINNANT and GREG KELLER Associated Press | Associated Press

Obesity still rising among US adults

NEW YORK - Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch ...

November 12, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press | Associated Press

War on Christmas?

NEW YORK - It's as red as Santa's suit, a poinsettia or your neighbor's ugly Christmas sweater. Yet Starbucks' stark new holiday coffee ...

November 10, 2015 | By MAE ANDERSON Associated Press | Associated Press

Wealth may give advantage for getting organ transplants

ORLANDO, Fla.- You can't buy hearts, kidneys or other organs but money can still help you get one. Wealthy people are more likely to ...

November 09, 2015 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press

VW diesel owners to get $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers

DETROIT - Owners of 482,000 diesel Volkswagens and Audis in the U.S. are eligible for $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers as the ...

November 09, 2015 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | Associated Press

Study: Even the normal-weight should watch that apple shape

WASHINGTON - A pot belly can be a bad thing - even if you're not considered overweight.

November 09, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

Personnel records show years of complaints against Ill. officer

FOX LAKE, Ill. - An Illinois police officer who staged his suicide to make it look like he was murdered had a troubled job history, ranging ...

November 06, 2015 | By DON BABWIN and TAMMY WEBBER Associated Press | Associated Press

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