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Sadrists accuse Iraqi gov’t of targeting movement

BAGHDAD - Followers of Muqtada al-Sadr accused the government Saturday of targeting their political movement as security forces arrested 20 policemen linked to the anti-American cleric.

July 06, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Shell shuts down Nigerian oil field after attack

LAGOS, Nigeria - Royal Dutch Shell said it shut down production from an offshore oil field that produces about 200,000 barrels per day after the most powerful militant group in Nigeria launched an attack on an installation there Thursday.

July 04, 2008 | By EDWARD HARRIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq nears first major oil service deals

BAGHDAD - Iraq is close to signing oil service deals with several major Western oil companies in an effort to boost its output capacity, the country's oil ministry said Thursday - the first major Iraqi contracts with big Western companies since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.

July 04, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe opposition reports 4 activists killed

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Four opposition party activists were killed and three homes firebombed near the capital as militants linked to the ruling party and army continued a campaign of intimidation ahead of a runoff election, the opposition said Thursday.

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


Gaza truce takes hold, skepticism abounds

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Guns went quiet as a six-month truce between Israel and Gaza Strip militants took effect early Thursday, but there was widespread skepticism about its ability to hold.

July 04, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cuban immigrants reach Texas after being snatched by gunmen in Mexico

MEXICO CITY - Mexican officials said Thursday that at least 18 Cubans have reached Texas more than a week after masked gunmen hijacked an immigration bus in southern Mexico and seized them.

July 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Afghan official: Taliban routed near Kandahar

ARGHANDAB, Afghanistan - A swift offensive by Afghan and NATO forces has driven Taliban militants from a strategic group of villages outside southern Afghanistan's largest city and killed 56 insurgents, Afghan officials said Thursday.

July 04, 2008 | By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mexico pursues appeal to stay executions in US

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Mexico made an emergency appeal to the U.N.'s highest court Thursday to block the execution of its citizens on death row in the U.S.

July 04, 2008 | By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


SKorean president: No older US beef

SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean President Lee Myung-bak pledged to keep U.S. beef out of South Korea unless Washington agrees to ban meat from older cattle, seeking Thursday to defuse a political crisis sparked by health concerns that has derailed his plan to boost U.S. ties and reinvigorate the economy.

July 04, 2008 | By KWANG-TAE KIM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Floodwaters start receding in southern China

GUANGZHOU, China - Floodwaters began receding Tuesday in parts of southern China after killing at least 63 people, swamping 2.5 million acres of farmland and causing billions of dollars in damage, the government said.

July 02, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Taliban prep for battle outside Kandahar

ARGHANDAB, Afghanistan - Taliban militants destroyed bridges and planted mines in several villages they control outside southern Afghanistan's largest city in apparent preparation for battle, residents and officials said Tuesday.

July 02, 2008 | By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Japan hangs 3 convicted murderers

TOKYO - A serial killer who mutilated the bodies of four young girls and reportedly drank the blood of one of his victims was among three convicted murderers executed in Japan on Tuesday for crimes an official called indescribably cruel.

July 02, 2008 | By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kidnappers extend deadline for talks to free Philippine journalists

MANILA, Philippines - Al-Qaida-linked militants extended a Tuesday deadline for a ransom payment to free a popular TV news anchor and her cameraman kidnapped in the southern Philippines, a negotiator said.

July 02, 2008 | By TERESA CEROJANO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan’s A.Q. Khan denies new nuke weapons claim

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The architect of Pakistan's nuclear program on Tuesday rejected a report alleging that his network may have shared blueprints for an advanced nuclear weapon with countries such as Iran and North Korea.

July 02, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hamas says it’s reached cease-fire with Israel

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gaza's Hamas rulers on Tuesday said they have reached a long-awaited cease-fire with Israel meant to end months of Palestinian assaults on Israeli border towns and bruising Israeli retaliation.

July 02, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Shifting tone, Trump entertains the notion he could lose

ORLANDO, Fla. - Straying from his trademark bravado, Donald Trump acknowledged Thursday that his presidential campaign is facing challenges and could ultimately fall short - a rare ...

August 11, 2016 | | Associated Press


US government won't reclassify marijuana

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has decided marijuana will remain on the list of most dangerous drugs, fully rebuffing growing support across the country for broad ...

August 11, 2016 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Complaints surface about waterslide after boy's death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - At least two people who rode in the last year on the same Kansas waterslide where a 10-year-old boy was killed say ...

August 09, 2016 | By MARIA SUDEKUM Associated Press | Associated Press


Effects linger following Delta outage

DALLAS - Delta Air Lines said Tuesday that some computer systems are still working slowly more than a day after an outage crippled the airline and ...

August 09, 2016 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer | Associated Press


Delta recovering after global outage

At least half of all Delta Air Lines flights Monday were delayed or canceled after a power outage knocked out the airline's computer systems ...

August 08, 2016 | By DAVID KOENIG and DANICA KIRKA Associated Press | Associated Press


Boy killed on Kansas waterslide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Investigators were treating the death of a 10-year-old boy on the world's tallest waterslide as a "civil matter" rather than a ...

August 08, 2016 | By JIM SUHR Associated Press | Associated Press


Games in Rio begin

RIO DE JANEIRO - With fireworks forming the word "Rio" in the sky and supermodel Gisele Bundchen shimmering to the tune of "The Girl from Ipanema ...

August 06, 2016 | By MAURICIO SAVARESE and JOHN LEICESTER Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump conflict overshadows attacks on Clinton foreign policy

PORTLAND, Maine - Donald Trump's warning that the November election might be rigged is "ridiculous," President Barack Obama declared on Thursday, wading deeper into the ...

August 04, 2016 | By STEVE PEOPLES and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Do Olympics still appeal to a grim world?

RIO DE JANEIRO - Even if only for two weeks, can "Faster-Higher-Stronger" overpower deadlier, scarier and bloodier? Can the Olympic Games still offer the world momentary ...

August 04, 2016 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Associated Press


Trump's 'rigged' election claim challenges US democratic system

WASHINGTON - When Donald Trump cried foul over what he describes as a "rigged" electoral system, his loosely defined claims challenged the essence of America's ...

August 03, 2016 | By VIVIAN SALAMA Associated Press | Associated Press


Medical benefits of flossing unproven

HOLMDEL, N.J. - It's one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities.

August 02, 2016 | By JEFF DONN Associated Press | Associated Press


Paid family leave benefits on the rise

NEW YORK - The call for paid family leave on the Democratic party platform is the most ambitious attempt by a major party in years to ...

August 02, 2016 | By DAMIAN TROISE and MATT OTT Associated Press | Associated Press


Texas professors sue over campus-carry law before class begins

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas' new law allowing concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms has barely started and already faces a legal challenge seeking to ...

August 02, 2016 | By JIM VERTUNO Associated Press | Associated Press


Expert to athletes: 'Don't put your head under water'

RIO DE JANEIRO - Just days ahead of the Olympic Games, the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human ...

August 01, 2016 | By JENNY BARCHFIELD Associated Press | Associated Press


Officials: No apparent survivors in Texas balloon crash

LOCKHART, Texas - A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday, and there did not ...

July 30, 2016 | By JIM VERTUNO Associated Press | Associated Press


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