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Venezuelan intelligence law draws protests, seen as potential tool against dissent

CARACAS, Venezuela - A new intelligence law that President Hugo Chavez enacted by decree is drawing protests from human rights activists who say it could lead to serious violations of civil liberties and become a tool for cracking down on dissent.

June 18, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Report: Assad says talks with Israel need US sponsor

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Syria's president said he was willing to hold direct peace talks with Israel in the future under U.S. sponsorship, laying out his vision of how negotiations could progress.

June 18, 2008 | By BARBARA SURK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN: 1 million in Myanmar aren’t getting basic aid

BANGKOK, Thailand - More than 1 million people still don't have adequate food, water or shelter a month after a devastating cyclone swept through Myanmar, and the military junta's policies are hindering relief efforts and driving up the cost of aid operations, the United Nations said Tuesday.

June 18, 2008 | By MICHAEL CASEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Prince William takes helm at start of Navy stint

LONDON - Prince William earned high marks from commanding officers for his boat-handling skills Tuesday after he took the helm of a 40-foot craft at the beginning of his two-month stint in the Royal Navy.

June 18, 2008 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi lawmaker: US-Iraq security talks stall

BAGHDAD - Lawmakers allied to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Tuesday that negotiations over a U.S.-Iraqi security pact and the future status of American troops in Iraq were stumbling, with ''almost all points under dispute.''

June 18, 2008 | By LAUREN FRAYER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chinese police drag grieving parents from protest

DUJIANGYAN, China - Chinese police forcefully pulled away more than 100 parents protesting the deaths of their children in a poorly constructed school that collapsed in last month's earthquake.

June 18, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US general takes over NATO command in Afghanistan; 3 soldiers killed

KABUL, Afghanistan - The U.S. general who led American troops into Iraq took command Tuesday of the 40-nation NATO-led campaign in Afghanistan.

June 18, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US-Iraq pact shapes up as major battle

BAGHDAD - A proposed U.S.-Iraq security agreement is shaping up as a major political battle between America and Iran, as the debate over the future of troops here intensifies ahead of the fall U.S. presidential election.

June 18, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


New South Korean president under fire in beef row

SEOUL, South Korea - President Lee Myung-bak took office in February on a wave of popularity propelled by his vow to boost South Korea's economy with skills honed in business. He soon led his conservative party to win control of the legislature in national elections.

June 18, 2008 | By KELLY OLSEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Think gas prices are high? Try $11 in Turkey

PARIS - Americans are shell-shocked at $4-a-gallon gas. But consider France, where a gallon of petrol runs nearly $10. Or Turkey, where it's more than $11.

June 14, 2008 | By ANGELA CHARLTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iceland shaken by magnitude 6.1 earthquake

REYKJAVIK, Iceland - A strong earthquake shook southern Iceland on Thursday, damaging roads and buildings and causing some injuries, officials and local media said.

June 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


China quake survivors scavenge amid the ruins

QINGCHUAN, China - Dozens of men and women swarm over the mounds of debris of this ruined city, an eerie replay of the early days following China's devastating earthquake.

June 13, 2008 | By TINI TRAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iran sees US voters wanting change

UPPLANDS VASBY, Sweden - Iran thinks American voters have had it with the Bush administration's foreign policy and says the campaign for the 2008 election is proof.

June 13, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suicide bomber kills 16 in northwestern Iraq

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber detonated explosives among a group of men seeking police jobs Thursday, killing 16 people crowded around a recruiting station in northwestern Iraq despite warnings of an attack.

June 13, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dubai goes from business to music mecca

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Those who fetch $130 for a barrel of oil can call the tune these days. And it seems the tune is becoming so catchy that even Madonna, the original Material Girl, might be singing soon in this rich Gulf city-state.

June 13, 2008 | By BARBARA SURK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Muhammad Ali dead at 74

He was fast of fist and foot - lip, too - a heavyweight champion who promised to shock the world and did. He floated. He stung. Mostly ...

June 04, 2016 | By TIM DAHLBERG Associated Press | Associated Press


Zoos' dangerous-animal squads arm for a weighty responsibility

When a 400-pound gorilla grabbed a 3-year-old boy at the Cincinnati Zoo, the sharpshooter who killed the ape wasn't from the police. Instead, the ...

June 03, 2016 | By JENNIFER PELTZ and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press | Associated Press


'Deaths of despair' drag life expectancy lower for whites

NEW YORK - Rising drug and alcohol overdoses, suicides, and disease from chronic alcoholism - labeled "deaths of despair" by one expert - are cutting the lives of ...

June 03, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press | Associated Press


US hiring grinds to a near-halt

WASHINGTON - U.S. hiring slowed to a near-standstill in May, sowing doubts about the economy's health and complicating the Federal Reserve's efforts to ...

June 03, 2016 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writers | Associated Press


Panel: Treating hearing loss shouldn't be a pricey hassle

WASHINGTON - Treating hearing loss shouldn't be such a pricey hassle. That's the message from a prestigious government advisory group that's calling on ...

June 02, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Too much salt

WASHINGTON - From cheese to sliced turkey, the Obama administration is encouraging food companies and restaurants to lower the amount of salt in the foods they ...

June 01, 2016 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Dozens imprisoned in Russia for social media posts, shares

TVER, Russia - Anastasia Bubeyeva shows a screenshot on her computer of a picture of a toothpaste tube with the words: "Squeeze Russia out of yourself ...

May 31, 2016 | By NATALIYA VASILYEVA Associated Press | Associated Press


Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorilla

CINCINNATI - Police said Tuesday they are investigating the parents of the 3-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and had ...

May 31, 2016 | By DAN SEWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Floods pound Texas

RICHMOND, Texas - Residents of some rural southeastern Texas counties were bracing for more flooding along a river that reached a record-high on Tuesday as more ...

May 31, 2016 | By JOHN L. MONE Associated Press | Associated Press


Sky high

NEW YORK - Billionaires' Row.

May 30, 2016 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press | Associated Press


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