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Senior official confident of US-Iraq deal in July

BAGHDAD - A top American official expressed confidence Tuesday the U.S. and Iraq will finalize a long-term security pact on time next month despite strong opposition from Iran and a storm of criticism from Iraqi lawmakers who must ratify the deal.

June 25, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Islanders from Lesbos sue gay group over use of ’Lesbian’ in name, calling it insult

ATHENS, Greece - Three islanders from Lesbos told a court Tuesday that gay women insult the island's identity by calling themselves lesbians.

June 25, 2008 | By NICHOLAS PAPHITIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


TV: 100 dead in Sudan after plane catches fire

KHARTOUM, Sudan - A Sudan Airways jetliner veered off a runway late Tuesday amid thunderstorms and burst into flames, killing about 100 people, Sudanese television reported.

June 25, 2008 | By MOHAMED OSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Japanese stabbing suspect had cache of weapons

TOKYO - Investigators searching the apartment of the suspect in a bloody Tokyo rampage found evidence Tuesday he bought a small cache of knives and other weapons just before the assault, police said.

June 25, 2008 | By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel strike kills 3 Gaza militants firing mortar

JERUSALEM - An Israeli airstrike killed three Palestinians firing mortars at southern Israel on Tuesday, while Israel's leaders debated whether to pursue a truce with Gaza's Hamas rulers or launch a broad military offensive against militants in the coastal strip.

June 25, 2008 | By MATTI FRIEDMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Honors for Mao Mao the panda killed in China quake

WOLONG, China - Mao Mao the panda's remains were gently laid in a wooden crate and wheeled to a patch of ground in China's famed Wolong Nature Reserve where a freshly dug grave awaited.

June 25, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chinese troops blast debris to drain quake lake

QINGLIAN, China - An additional 120 troops were sent Monday to help soldiers with explosives and anti-tank weapons blast rocks and mud slowing the drainage of a still-rising lake that threatened to flood more than 1 million people downstream.

June 24, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN steps up aid delivery in battered Myanmar delta

YANGON, Myanmar - U.N. helicopters loaded with relief supplies reached areas of Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta Monday that have been cut off from regular aid since a devastating cyclone five weeks ago, an official said.

June 24, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Attacker in Tokyo foretold mayhem in messages

TOKYO - As mourners, some weeping, piled Japanese comics, flowers and other mementoes at the scene of a deadly stabbing rampage, the government Monday sought to impose tighter controls over large knives and provide better security in public places.

June 24, 2008 | By JAY ALABASTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rights group calls for intervention in Zimbabwe

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa- With just three weeks until a presidential runoff, a leading human rights organization said Monday that the African Union must push longtime Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe to end political violence.

June 24, 2008 | By DONNA BRYSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Saudi to tackle high oil prices

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia- Saudi Arabia will call for a summit between oil producing countries and consumer states to discuss soaring energy prices, Information and Culture Minister Iyad Madani said Monday.

June 24, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Stocks mixed after last week’s sell-off

NEW YORK - Wall Street traded mixed Monday as an oil price pullback encouraged investors to search for bargain stocks, particularly among blue-chip companies, after last week's hefty losses.

June 24, 2008 | By MADLEN READ | Associated Press


Oil producers urged to boost output as prices soar

AOMORI, Japan - Leading energy-consuming nations urged oil producers Saturday to boost their output to counter soaring prices threatening the world economy, while they pledged to develop clean energy technologies and improve efficiency.

June 22, 2008 | By JOSEPH COLEMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi PM in Tehran for talks with Iranian leaders

TEHRAN, Iran - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was in Tehran Saturday for talks that are expected to focus on a proposed U.S.-Iraq security agreement that Iran fears will keep the American military in neighboring Iraq for years.

June 22, 2008 | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Water drains from earthquake-formed lake in China

MIANYANG, China - Water poured from a massive lake formed by China's deadly earthquake in a carefully engineered diversion Saturday to ease the threat of flooding for a million people in the sprawling disaster zone.

June 22, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Dallas police: 5 officers dead

DALLAS - Snipers opened fire on police officers in the heart of Dallas, killing five officers and injuring six others during protests over two recent fatal ...

July 08, 2016 | By TERRY WALLACE Associated Press | Associated Press


No double standard for Clinton, FBI director tells GOP

WASHINGTON - Under an onslaught of Republican criticism, FBI Director James Comey vigorously defended the government's decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton over her private ...

July 07, 2016 | | Associated Press


Trump courts, jabs anxious Republicans

WASHINGTON - A defiant Donald Trump made it clear he won't change his brash tone or message as he courted anxious Republican lawmakers Thursday, blaming ...

July 07, 2016 | | Associated Press


'Hot, wet and wild' 2016 weather

WASHINGTON - America's warm, wild and costly weather broke another record with the hottest June, federal meteorologists say. And if that's not enough, they ...

July 07, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Technology gives bracing immediacy to police shooting story

NEW YORK - A live, online piece of footage of a dying man brought a shocking new immediacy Thursday to the issue that gave birth to ...

July 07, 2016 | By DAVID BAUDER Associated Press | Associated Press


Solar-powered spacecraft enters orbit around Jupiter

PASADENA, Calif. - Soaring over Jupiter's poles, a NASA spacecraft arrived at the solar system's largest planet on a mission to peek behind the ...

July 05, 2016 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | Associated Press


No charges recommended in Clinton email probe, FBI says

WASHINGTON - The FBI won't recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of state, agency Director ...

July 05, 2016 | By ERIC TUCKER and KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


Tests conducted on explosive that injured man in Central Park

NEW YORK - Investigators are conducting a forensic examination to identify the explosive compound that blew up in Central Park, seriously injuring the foot of a ...

July 04, 2016 | By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press | Associated Press


Clinton interviewed by the FBI about email server

WASHINGTON - The FBI interviewed Hillary Clinton on Saturday about her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, her campaign announced ...

July 02, 2016 | By ERIC TUCKER and KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


Court OKs trial for girl who texted boyfriend urging suicide

BOSTON - A teenager who sent her boyfriend dozens of text messages encouraging him to take his own life and told him to "get back in ...

July 01, 2016 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | Associated Press


Traffic deaths surge

WASHINGTON - Traffic deaths surged last year as drivers racked up more miles behind the wheel than ever before, a result of an improved economy and ...

July 01, 2016 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press


Death sparks ‘Autopilot’ car probe

WASHINGTON - The first American death involving a car in self-driving mode presents a dilemma: How aggressively to embrace the potentially life-saving technology after a fatal ...

July 01, 2016 | By JOAN LOWY and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press | Associated Press


Journey to Jupiter

LOS ANGELES - Jupiter takes center stage with the arrival next week of a NASA spacecraft built to peek through its thick, swirling clouds and map ...

June 30, 2016 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Study reveals suicides by job

NEW YORK - Farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen have the highest suicide rate in the U.S., while librarians and educators have the lowest, according to a ...

June 30, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


New laws on abortion set to take effect

New laws targeting abortion are set to take effect Friday in about one-fifth of the states, initiating another wave of restrictions just days after the ...

June 29, 2016 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


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