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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


China: attacks possibly linked to terror groups

URUMQI, China - China said Wednesday that some evidence suggests terrorist groups may have been involved in a series of attacks in the Muslim territory of Xinjiang, far from the Olympics in Beijing.

August 28, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pressure mounts on Zimbabwe opposition leader

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's main opposition leader faced mounting pressure Wednesday to agree to a power-sharing government with autocratic President Robert Mugabe, but insisted that this must reflect ''the will of the people.''

August 28, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


It finally starts to sink in for Phelps

BEIJING - Michael Phelps finally seems to be grasping what it all means.

August 28, 2008 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US army deserter ordered deported from Canada

TORONTO - A U.S. Army specialist who fled Fort Bragg for Canada after learning his unit was to be deployed to Iraq was ordered deported Wednesday.

August 28, 2008 | BY ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US plans aid to Georgia as Russia rolls into city

OUTSIDE GORI, Georgia - Russian troops and paramilitaries rolled into the strategic Georgian city of Gori on Wednesday, apparently violating a truce designed to end the conflict that has uprooted tens of thousands and scarred the Georgian landscape.

August 28, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and MATTI FRIEDMAN Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


UN to help offset high food and oil prices

ROME - The U.N. will provide $214 million in food assistance to 16 impoverished areas to help ease the effects of high food and oil prices, its food agency said Tuesday.

August 27, 2008 | By ALESSANDRA RIZZO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


India security forces kill 13 Kashmiri protesters

SRINAGAR, India - Indian forces shot and killed at least 13 Muslim protesters on Tuesday as tens of thousands of people defied a blanket curfew in Indian Kashmir, the bloodiest day in nearly two months of unrest that has rocked this long-troubled Himalayan region.

August 27, 2008 | By AIJAZ HUSSAIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Georgia says Russia bombed after order to halt war

TBILISI, Georgia - Russia ordered a halt to the war in Georgia on Tuesday, after five days of air and land attacks that sent Georgia's army into headlong retreat and left towns, military bases and homes in the U.S. ally smoldering. Georgia insisted that Russian forces were still bombing and shelling.

August 27, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Warrior with AK-47 becomes cleric with pseudonym

BAGHDAD - Abu Ali has had enough of war. Nothing, he insists, can change his mind.

August 27, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Coup leader gets presidential powers in Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania - The military junta that overthrew Mauritania's government last week adopted a law Tuesday transferring the power of the presidency to the head of the junta.

August 27, 2008 | By AHMED MOHAMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Myanmar gem merchants dismiss US embargo threat

YANGON, Myanmar - Thousands of sapphires, rubies, diamonds, emeralds, jade and other gems glitter in long glass display cases as merchants haggle with professional buyers - most of them foreigners - and tourists.

August 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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Officials: White nationalist rally linked to 3 deaths

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person ...

August 12, 2017 | By SARAH RANKIN Associated Press | Associated Press


2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normal

WASHINGTON - Last year's global weather was far more extreme or record breaking than anything approaching normal, according to a new report.

August 10, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


American flight underscores hazards posed by turbulence

DALLAS - At some point during many flights, the captain will calmly announce that there could be some bumps ahead and so passengers must be seated ...

August 09, 2017 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer | Associated Press


Study boosts hope of 'liquid biopsies' for cancer screening

Scientists have the first major evidence that blood tests called liquid biopsies hold promise for screening people for cancer. Hong Kong doctors tried it for ...

August 09, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Trump warns N. Korea of 'fire and fury'

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. - President Donald Trump threatened North Korea "with fire and fury like the world has never seen" on Tuesday after suggestions the communist ...

August 08, 2017 | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press | Associated Press


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


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