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London’s fabled Walthamstow greyhound track closes

LONDON - The finish line is looming for the greyhounds of Walthamstow Stadium, a London landmark frequented by everyone from Winston Churchill to Brad Pitt and where David Beckham worked as a teenager.

August 30, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe opposition leaders stopped at airport

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Officials briefly confiscated the passports of Zimbabwe's top opposition leader and two aides as they tried to fly to South Africa Thursday to attend a regional summit.

August 29, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bombs target Shiite pilgrims in Iraq; 26 killed

BAGHDAD - A female suicide bomber struck Shiite pilgrims south of Baghdad, killing at least 26 people and wounding dozens, police said. It was the deadliest in a series of attacks on travelers heading to the holy city of Karbala for a major religious festival.

August 29, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rice gives Russian peacekeepers more powers

PARIS - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will ask Georgia to sign a cease-fire agreement with Russia that includes apparent concessions to Moscow but preserves Georgian borders, a U.S. official said Thursday.

August 29, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US sends aid for Georgian wounded and refugees

TBILISI, Georgia - Some of the first tangible American support for Georgia was visible Thursday in a storeroom at a grim Tbilisi hospital: a dozen crates of medical equipment marked with Stars-and-Stripes stickers and the words ''USA: Operation Provide Hope.''

August 29, 2008 | By MATTI FRIEDMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


After war in Georgia, what does Russia want?

MOSCOW - After a brief victorious war, the Kremlin must decide what to do with its triumph.

August 29, 2008 | By DOUGLAS BIRCH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russia wins concesssions in Georgia truce

PARIS - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will ask Georgia to sign a cease-fire agreement with Russia that includes concessions to Moscow but preserves Georgian borders, U.S. officials said Thursday.

August 29, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UK officials: Christian Bale will not face charges

LONDON - Batman star Christian Bale will not face charges relating to an alleged assault on his mother and sister last month, prosecutors said Thursday, suggesting their decision was based in part on the family members' wishes.

August 29, 2008 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Analysts: China crackdown fueling attacks

KUQA, China - A police crackdown meant to quell militants in China's rugged frontier of Xinjiang has failed to prevent a surge of attacks, and analysts say Beijing's tactics may actually be encouraging more violence among the region's usually moderate Muslims.

August 29, 2008 | Analysts: China crackdown fueling attacks Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chinese defend Olympic ceremony lip-synch

BEIJING - Chinese officials defended their decision to pass off the voice of a 7-year-old songbird as that of another girl at the Olympic opening ceremony, calling it a simple casting choice. Critics said it was a step too far in China's obsession with the perfect Olympic Games.

August 28, 2008 | By ROHAN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bombs target city official, civilians in Iraq

BAGHDAD - A series of car bombs targeted a senior city official and civilians Wednesday in northern Iraq, killing at least four people, officials said, the latest in a spate of attacks the U.S. military said was a show of force by an enemy on the run.

August 28, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Venomous lionfish prowls fragile Caribbean waters

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A maroon-striped marauder with venomous spikes is rapidly multiplying in the Caribbean's warm waters, swallowing native species, stinging divers and generally wreaking havoc on an ecologically delicate region.

August 28, 2008 | By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Britain drops plan to bar size zero fashion models

LONDON - London Fashion Week organizers have dropped plans that likely would have barred many size zero models from the catwalk, saying industry executives around the world felt they were not needed.

August 28, 2008 | By MEERA SELVA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Taliban ambush kills 3 more Western aid workers

PUL-E-ALAM, Afghanistan (AP) - Taliban fighters with assault rifles shredded a U.S. aid group's SUV with dozens of bullets Wednesday, killing three Western women and their Afghan driver amid an escalating militant onslaught against humanitarian workers in Afghanistan.

August 28, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH and FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Officials: Missiles kill 9 in Pakistan

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - A missile strike in a Pakistani tribal region killed at least nine suspected insurgents including foreigners, officials said Wednesday, raising suspicion that the U.S. was again targeting militants in Pakistan.

August 28, 2008 | By ISHTIAQ MAHSUD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Ongoing health crisis in Appalachia

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Placing much of the blame on smoking, a study chronicling the ongoing health crisis in Appalachia has concluded that the 13-state region suffers ...

August 08, 2017 | By ADAM BEAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Report reveals underground haven for heroin, drug users in US

NEW YORK - A safe haven where drug users inject themselves with heroin and other drugs has been quietly operating in the United States for the ...

August 08, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Trump: My base is stronger than ever

WASHINGTON - After six months of infighting, investigations and legislative failures, President Donald Trump is trying to combat new signs of weakness in his Republican base ...

August 08, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Should release of terrorism convicts alarm Americans?

WASHINGTON - Dozens of convicts serving time in U.S. prisons for terrorism-related offenses are due to be released in the next several years, raising the ...

August 05, 2017 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press | Associated Press


Jobless rate at 16-year low

WASHINGTON - A drop in the unemployment rate to a 16-year low raises a tantalizing question about the job market: How much better can it get?

August 04, 2017 | By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


FedEx, in online pivot, backs away from holiday surcharges

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - FedEx will skip special charges for most packages shipped during the holiday season this year as it seeks to undercut rival UPS in ...

August 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


How realistic are plans to ban new gas and diesel cars?

FRANKFURT, Germany - Ban the sale of gasoline and diesel cars by a deadline - 2040, 2030, even 2025. More and more governments are proposing just that.

August 03, 2017 | By DAVID McHUGH AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Is there finally some relief from annoying robocalls?

NEW YORK - For Michael Rizzo, answering the phone is too often a waste of time.

August 02, 2017 | By TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer | Associated Press


Workplace accident death rate higher for older workers

Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, according to an ...

August 02, 2017 | By MARIA INES ZAMUDIO and MICHELLE MINKOFF Associated Press | Associated Press


Flying ace Sully makes case against privatization

WASHINGTON (AP) - Who are you going to trust when it comes to what's best for the flying public? Members of Congress or the hero ...

August 01, 2017 | By KEVIN FREKING ASSOCIATED PRESS | Associated Press


US hospitals set record for quick heart attack care

There's never been a better time to be treated for a heart attack. U.S. hospitals have set a record for how quickly they ...

July 31, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Tropical Storm Emily makes landfall

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Tropical Storm Emily weakened to a tropical depression Monday afternoon as it slogged eastward across the Florida peninsula, spreading drenching rains, causing ...

July 31, 2017 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump threatens to end required health payments

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened once more to end required payments to insurance companies unless lawmakers repeal and replace the Obama-era health care ...

July 29, 2017 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press | Associated Press


Crash of health bill incites blame-a-thon among Republicans

WASHINGTON - The resounding Senate crash of the seven-year Republican drive to scrap the Obama health care law incited GOP finger-pointing Friday but left the party ...

July 28, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM and ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Associated Press


Economy rebounds during 2nd quarter

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy revved up this spring after a weak start to the year, fueled by a surge in consumer spending. But the ...

July 28, 2017 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


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