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Iranian FM says he expects agreement with Washington on interest section, direct US flights

ANKARA, Turkey - Iran's foreign minister said Friday that he expects weekend talks with the United States to produce agreements on opening an American diplomatic outpost in Tehran and restoring direct flights between the two nations.

August 02, 2008 | By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pope: All faiths must unite against those who use religion to justify violence

SYDNEY, Australia - Pope Benedict XVI told representatives of Islam and other faiths that they must unite to combat religion's role in ''sinister and indiscriminate'' violence.

August 02, 2008 | By ROHAN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel arrests 6 men over al-Qaida links

JERUSALEM - Israeli investigators have arrested six men suspected of trying to set up an al-Qaida-linked terror network, including one who wanted to shoot down President Bush's helicopter, the Shin Bet security service said Friday.

August 02, 2008 | By MATTI FRIEDMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China to stop flights during Olympics opening

BEIJING - Airlines are being told to stay away from Beijing's airport during the opening ceremony of the Olympics and further scrutiny is being applied to foreign entertainers in the latest security moves ahead of next month's games.

August 02, 2008 | By HENRY SANDERSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq’s al-Qaida fighters now ‘furtive terrorists’

COMBAT OUTPOST COPPER, Iraq - It's quiet around here in farm country, south of Baghdad where al-Qaida once held sway. Just months ago U.S. foot patrols through the wheat fields nearby would regularly draw fire - if the soldiers managed first to elude al-Qaida-planted roadside bombs.

August 01, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press


India’s government preparing for confidence vote

NEW DELHI - What does it take to secure the vote of an Indian lawmaker these days? Six million dollars, says a top politician. And that's not all that's being offered.

August 01, 2008 | By MATTHEW ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Paring down high unemployment is Iraq’s next task

BAGHDAD - They fan out across Baghdad in summer's scorching heat - men in blue overalls picking up trash, mowing the sparse grass in parks, and standing on ladders to paint highway underpasses and prune palm trees.

August 01, 2008 | By SALLY BUZBEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Malaysian opposition leader freed on bail in sodomy case, accuses police of personal vendetta

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday that police arrested him for alleged sodomy because of a personal vendetta among the top brass, and insisted they have no case against him.

August 01, 2008 | By JULIA ZAPPEI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kuwait names 1st ambassador to Iraq since 1st Gulf War as Lebanese lawmaker visits Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Kuwait on Thursday named its first ambassador to Iraq since the 1991 Gulf War, in a major step toward healing the two countries' painful past and boosting regional ties with Baghdad's post-war government.

August 01, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Olmert’s lawyers attempt to discredit key witness

JERUSALEM - Lawyers representing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert cross-examined an American businessman Thursday, hoping to undermine his allegations that Olmert illicitly accepted cash-stuffed envelopes from him to help fund a luxurious lifestyle.

August 01, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thousands at burials of returned Israeli soldiers

NAHARIYA, Israel - Thousands of mourners turned out Thursday for the burials of two Israeli soldiers returned in a prisoner exchange with Lebanese guerrillas, laying to rest the young men whose unknown fate had riveted the Jewish state for two years.

August 01, 2008 | By TARA TODRAS-WHITEHILL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cambodia, Thailand continue troop buildup at disputed border

PREAH VIHEAR, Cambodia - Cambodia and Thailand escalated their troop buildup Thursday in disputed territory near a historic border temple despite their agreement to hold talks next week to defuse tensions, a Cambodian general said.

August 01, 2008 | By SOPHENG CHEANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Freed Lebanese prisoners vow to fight Israel

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Five militants freed in a prisoner swap with Israel prayed and laid wreaths at the grave of a slain Hezbollah commander Thursday, vowing to fight Israel as supporters showered them with rice.

August 01, 2008 | By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Lebanese militant released in Israel prisoner swap

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Five Lebanese militants freed from prisons in Israel in exchange for the bodies of two captured Israeli soldiers strode down a red carpet Wednesday to a boisterous welcome from hundreds of cheering spectators in southern Lebanon.

July 31, 2008 | By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China: local leaders must manage complaints better

BEIJING - China has told local government leaders to be more responsive to people's complaints after several rural protests threatened to disturb the calm run-up to next month's Olympic Games, a government notice said Wednesday.

July 31, 2008 | By HENRY SANDERSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Trump Jr. releases Russia emails

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's eldest son revealed Tuesday that he was eager to hear damaging information about Hillary Clinton from the Russian government, disclosing a ...

July 11, 2017 | By CHAD DAY and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


Hell and high water

OROVILLE, Calif. - With looming floods and roaring flames, Chuck Wilsey's year sounds more like ancient scripture than modern living in Northern California.

July 10, 2017 | By DON THOMPSON Associated Press | Associated Press


GOP governors urge caution on health care plan

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The pressure is on Republican senators - from congressional leaders, conservative groups and impatient GOP voters - to fulfill a seven-year-old promise to scrap ...

July 10, 2017 | By ALISON NOON and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump confronts Putin on election hacking

HAMBURG, Germany - At long last face to face, President Donald Trump confronted Russian President Vladimir Putin directly Friday over Moscow's meddling in the 2016 ...

July 07, 2017 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press | Associated Press


Man claiming to have bomb in bank killed in police standoff

MARIETTA - A man who claimed to have a bomb that could "take out the room" barricaded himself inside a suburban Atlanta bank Friday, sparking an ...

July 07, 2017 | By MIKE STEWART Associated Press | Associated Press


Loganville mother charged with killing 4 of her kids and their father

LOGANVILLE, Ga. - Four young children and their father were found slain in a home outside Atlanta early Thursday, and police say the mother - now charged ...

July 06, 2017 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press | Associated Press


Officer's killer had ranted about police killing and abusing

NEW YORK (AP) - A killer who strode up to a mobile police command post and put a bullet in an officer's head Wednesday had ...

July 05, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press | Associated Press


Science says: Hot dogs without the added nitrites may be no better

NEW YORK - Backyard cooks looking to grill this summer have another option: hot dogs without "added nitrites."

July 04, 2017 | By CANDICE CHOI AP Food Industry Writer | Associated Press


School districts rethink meal debt policies that shame kids

SANTA FE, N.M. - Teaching assistant Kelvin Holt watched as a preschool student fell to the back of a cafeteria line during breakfast in Killeen ...

July 04, 2017 | By MORGAN LEE Associated Press | Associated Press


N. Korea missile test was with ICBM

WASHINGTON - The United States asserted Tuesday that North Korea's latest missile launch was indeed an intercontinental ballistic missile, as the North had boasted and ...

July 04, 2017 | By CATHERINE LUCEY and JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Forecaster says less funding could hurt hurricane predictions

MIAMI - Recent progress in forecasting the intensity of hurricanes - which has lagged behind storm track forecasting - could be undermined by proposed cuts in federal funding ...

July 03, 2017 | By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press | Associated Press


The beginning of 'The Star-Spangled Banner'

CHICAGO - On Tuesday afternoon, the crowd at Wrigley Field will be asked to stand and "gentlemen" reminded to remove their caps for the playing of ...

July 03, 2017 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump keeps battle against media alive via Twitter

WASHINGTON - Whether by whim or design, President Donald Trump keeps adding fuel to his incendiary Twitter battle against the media. The press is an easy ...

July 03, 2017 | By JILL COLVIN and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press | Associated Press


GOP bill would let churches endorse political candidates

WASHINGTON - Churches should have the right to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status, say House Republicans targeting a law that prohibits such ...

June 30, 2017 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Climate change up close: Southern, poor counties to suffer

WASHINGTON - Poor and southern U.S. counties will get hit hardest by global warming, according to a first-of-its-kind detailed projection of potential climate change effects ...

June 29, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


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