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Blaming the victim: Abused Afghan women often end up in jail

JALALABAD, Afghanistan - Trafficked across the border from Pakistan with her 3-year-old son, Rukhma was handed to an Afghan who raped and abused her, then beat the toddler to death as she watched helplessly.

May 15, 2008 | By ALISA TANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Activists: China persecuting Buddhist monks in Tibet

BEIJING - China has stepped up persecution of Buddhist monks with mass detentions, Tibet activists said Wednesday, as China prepares to take the Olympic torch to the top of Mount Everest.

May 15, 2008 | By TINI TRAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Olympic flame’s Everest ascent is grand but so far a secret

BEIJING - Chinese mountaineers made final preparations Wednesday to take the Olympic flame up Mount Everest in a grand but contentious feat that is being accorded an unusual mixture of fanfare and secrecy.

May 15, 2008 | By CHARLES HUTZLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Pakistan’s leaders meet for talks on restoring judges

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistani leaders were up against a key deadline Wednesday in efforts to restore judges ousted by President Pervez Musharraf and end a spat that has strained their month-old coalition government.

May 15, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Nearly 200 Zimbabwe opposition supporters released

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Police on Tuesday released nearly 200 people who were arrested last week in a raid at opposition headquarters, while President Bush called on Zimbabwe's neighbors to step up the pressure on longtime leader Robert Mugabe.

May 14, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

US Marines expand NATO’s presence in southern Afghanistan

OUTSIDE GARMSER, Afghanistan - Marines stormed into a Taliban-held town before daybreak Tuesday, trading gunfire with insurgents on the ground and using helicopter gunships to destroy a militant compound in one of Afghanistan's most violent regions.

May 14, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Pakistani government gambles on peace talks with militants

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - As power shifts in Pakistan from U.S. anti-terrorism ally President Pervez Musharraf, the new government is gambling on peace talks with Islamic militants to push back the tide of violent extremism.

May 14, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Afghan security chiefs knew of plot to kill Karzai

KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan's three top security chiefs managed to hold onto their jobs Tuesday despite admitting before parliament that they failed to prevent an attack on President Hamid Karzai even though they knew about the plot.

May 14, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

From top of the trees to top of the golf world

GUADALAJARA, Mexico - The house where Lorena Ochoa grew up overlooks the swimming pool at Guadalajara Country Club, a playground paradise for a tiny, wiry girl with big dreams.

May 14, 2008 | By THERESA BRADLEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

China sentences 30 people — some to life — over Tibet riots

BEIJING - Six Buddhist monks were among 30 people sentenced by a Chinese court Tuesday to jail terms ranging from three years to life for taking part in deadly riots in Tibet.

May 14, 2008 | By HENRY SANDERSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

The ‘Cat Lady of Baghdad’ battles on, saving strays of Iraq

BAGHDAD - The mission was to get Simba al-Tikriti out of Iraq and to a new life in Britain.

May 14, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Israeli general warns militants aim for holiday attack

JERUSALEM - The commander of Israeli military intelligence warned Tuesday that Palestinian militants will try to stage a large-scale attack on Israel's 60th anniversary celebrations next month.

May 14, 2008 | By MARK LAVIE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

China blames speeding for train crash that kill 70 people

ZIBO, China - China could identify less than half the 70 people killed in its deadliest train accident in a decade but had already cleared the mangled cars and laid new track Tuesday, restoring service a day after the derailment.

May 14, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Doomed Chernobyl reactor to be buried in giant steel coffin

KIEV, Ukraine - Twenty-two years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, work is under way on a colossal new shelter to cover the ruins and deadly radioactive contents of the exploded Soviet-era power plant.

May 12, 2008 | By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

French vintners flirt with heresy — screw tops

CHABLIS, France - Fine French wine with a screw top?

May 12, 2008 | By EMMA VANDORE AP Business Writer | Associated Press

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A comeback for toys

NEW YORK - Toys are staging a comeback.

November 16, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press

France mourns after attacks

PARIS - The Eiffel Tower stood dark in a symbol of mourning Saturday night as France struggled to absorb the deadliest violence on its soil since ...

November 14, 2015 | By GREG KELLER and JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Associated Press

Official: As many as 120 dead in string of Paris attacks

PARIS - A series of attacks targeting young concert-goers and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed as many as 120 people in ...

November 13, 2015 | By LORI HINNANT and GREG KELLER Associated Press | Associated Press

Obesity still rising among US adults

NEW YORK - Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch ...

November 12, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press | Associated Press

War on Christmas?

NEW YORK - It's as red as Santa's suit, a poinsettia or your neighbor's ugly Christmas sweater. Yet Starbucks' stark new holiday coffee ...

November 10, 2015 | By MAE ANDERSON Associated Press | Associated Press

Wealth may give advantage for getting organ transplants

ORLANDO, Fla.- You can't buy hearts, kidneys or other organs but money can still help you get one. Wealthy people are more likely to ...

November 09, 2015 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press

VW diesel owners to get $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers

DETROIT - Owners of 482,000 diesel Volkswagens and Audis in the U.S. are eligible for $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers as the ...

November 09, 2015 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | Associated Press

Study: Even the normal-weight should watch that apple shape

WASHINGTON - A pot belly can be a bad thing - even if you're not considered overweight.

November 09, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

Personnel records show years of complaints against Ill. officer

FOX LAKE, Ill. - An Illinois police officer who staged his suicide to make it look like he was murdered had a troubled job history, ranging ...

November 06, 2015 | By DON BABWIN and TAMMY WEBBER Associated Press | Associated Press

US hiring surges

WASHINGTON - U.S. hiring swelled in October by the largest amount all year, and unemployment dropped another notch to 5 percent, increasing the likelihood that ...

November 06, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writers | Associated Press

Teens spend an average of 9 hours a day with media

NEW YORK - Teenagers spend nearly nine hours a day absorbing media and despite all the new options, music and television remain the favorites.

November 03, 2015 | By DAVE BAUDER AP Television writer | Associated Press

As scientists worry about warming world, US public doesn't

WASHINGTON - Americans are hot but not too bothered by global warming.

November 03, 2015 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science writer | Associated Press

Supreme Court troubled by Ga. DA's rejection of black jurors in '87 case

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court signaled support Monday for a black death row inmate in Georgia who claims prosecutors improperly kept African-Americans off the jury that ...

November 02, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

Sick kids have limited options for medical devices

WASHINGTON - Improvise isn't a word parents want to hear from their kid's doctor. Yet pediatric specialists too often have to jury-rig care because ...

November 02, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

Do calorie counts on menus matter?

WASHINGTON - Tracking calories at chain restaurants is supposed to become easier next year, but new studies raise questions about whether the counts actually make a ...

November 02, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

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