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Pakistan election to be delayed by 1 month following Bhutto killing, official says

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan elections will be delayed by one month following the turmoil sparked by Benazir Bhutto's assassination, despite opposition threats of street protests unless the crucial vote is held Jan. 8 as originally planned, a top official said Tuesday.

January 16, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suicide bomber attacks funeral in Baghdad, killing 28, officials say

BAGHDAD, Iraq - A suicide attacker detonated an explosives-rigged vest at a Shiite funeral in Baghdad, killing 28 people gathered to mourn the death of an Iraqi army officer killed in a car bombing, police and ambulance officials said.

January 16, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi security forces on alert on first anniversary of Saddam's execution

BAGHDAD - Hundreds of people, including many children, chanted slogans praising Saddam Hussein on Sunday as they tossed flowers onto his tomb one year after he was executed.

January 15, 2008 | By PATRICK QUINN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Benazir Bhutto's 19-year old son and husband chosen to lead her party into elections

NAUDERO, Pakistan - Benazir Bhutto's 19-year-old son was chosen Sunday to succeed her as chairman of her opposition party, extending Pakistan's most famous political dynasty but leaving the real power to her husband, who will serve as co-chairman.

January 15, 2008 | By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


New video and medical report feed controversy over circumstances of Benazir Bhutto's death

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A newly released video of Benazir Bhutto's assassination and an inconclusive medical report raised new doubts Monday about the official explanation of her death and were likely to intensify calls for an independent, international investigation.

January 15, 2008 | By RAVI NESSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kenya's president declared winner of vote marred by allegations of rigging, deadly violence

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki won a second term Sunday amid allegations that the government stole the vote, sparking deadly riots that lit up the night sky as enraged youths torched homes and shouted "Kibaki must go!"

January 15, 2008 | By TOM MALITI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thai bombing hits New Year's festivities; other celebrations pass without incident

SYDNEY, Australia - A bomb attack wounded 27 people Monday in a Thai tourist town where people had gathered to celebrate the New Year, officials said.

January 15, 2008 | By MERAIAH FOLEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


19 bodies found in China coal mine explosion

BEIJING - Nineteen miners died in a coal mine blast in a northeast Chinese province - the latest casualties in another deadly year in the world's most dangerous mines, state-run media said Monday.

January 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


23 Afghan police, soldiers killed in attacks across the country

KABUL, Afghanistan - Taliban militants attacked a police checkpoint in the south and killed 16 officers, officials said Monday. Seven Afghan police and soldiers were reported dead elsewhere as Afghanistan's bloodiest year since the Taliban's ouster drew to a close.

January 15, 2008 | By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


India wary but calm in face of crisis in Pakistan

NEW DELHI - No country should have more to fear from Pakistan's slide toward instability than India.

January 15, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Corrupt construction cited in Egypt building collapse that killed over 3 dozen

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt - Shoddy materials, illegal construction and a culture of corruption were blamed Saturday for the deaths of more than three dozen people buried when a 12-story apartment building crumbled to the ground.

January 13, 2008 | By TARIQ EL-FARAMAWY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistanis seek stability, blame Musharraf for deepening turmoil after Bhutto slaying

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto has pitched Pakistan into a political freefall and raised fears that increasingly bitter divisions in the society are turning the country into another Iraq.

January 13, 2008 | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Landslides, pollution, migration: China’s Three Gorges Dam stirs concerns anew

HUANGTUPO VILLAGE, China - Wang Zhushu rarely sleeps at night. Instead, the 61-year-old retiree paces, listening to the drone of passing ships that shake the walls of her house on the banks of the Yangtze River.

January 13, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan militants, Bhutto aides allege government cover-up in assassination

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - An Islamic militant group said Saturday it had no link to Benazir Bhutto's killing and the opposition leader's aides accused the government of a cover-up, disputing the official account of her death.

January 13, 2008 | By RAVI NESSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bin Laden issues warning on Iraq, Israel in new audiotape to unify al-Qaida

CAIRO, Egypt - Osama bin Laden warned Iraq's Sunni Arabs against fighting al-Qaida and promised to expand the terror group's holy war to Israel in a new audiotape Saturday, threatening ''blood for blood, destruction for destruction.''

January 13, 2008 | By SALAH NASRAWI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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'Exodus: Gods and Kings' conquers the box office

LOS ANGELES - After three weeks of box office dominance, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" ceded its reign to "Exodus: Gods and Kings." The biblical epic easily ruled the weekend with a $24.5 million debut, according to box office tracker Rentrak's Sunday estimates, while "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" dominated international charts with a staggering $117.6 million from 38 territories in advance of its North America release this week.

December 14, 2014 | By LINDSAY BAHR Associated Press | Associated Press


Transportation funding top legislative issue in Ga.

ATLANTA - Georgia's transportation needs and how to pay for them emerged this week as the issues that will dominate the 2015 legislation session. Lawmakers convene Jan. 12 at the state Capitol.

December 13, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


11-year-old Arkansas girl hails cab ... to Florida

BRYANT, Ark. - An 11-year-old Arkansas girl paid a cabbie $1,300 to take her to meet a boy in Florida, but authorities caught up with the runaway in Georgia, and found her safe, after her parents reported her missing.

December 12, 2014 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Senate to take up $1.1T bill to keep government running

WASHINGTON - It's now up to the Senate to pass a huge $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running, but not before a battle between old school veterans and new breed freshmen such as tea partier Ted Cruz and Elizabeth Warren, a liberal with a national following.

December 12, 2014 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


California whacked by 'Pineapple Express' storm

SAN FRANCISCO - A powerful storm churned down the West Coast Thursday, bringing strong gales and much-needed rain and snow that caused widespread blackouts in Northern California and whiteouts in the Sierra Nevada.

December 11, 2014 | By MARTHA MENDOZA and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press | Associated Press


Democrats, Obama part on $1.1T spending bill

WASHINGTON - Swapping crisis for compromise, the House narrowly approved $1.1 trillion in government-wide spending Thursday night after President Barack Obama and Republicans joined forces to override Democratic complaints that the bill would also ease bank regulations imposed after the economy's near-collapse in 2008.

December 11, 2014 | By DAVID ESPO and ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Congress puts potatoes on menu for low-income moms

WASHINGTON - It's another political victory for the popular potato.

December 11, 2014 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


UN officials demand prosecutions for US torture

GENEVA - All senior U.S. officials and CIA agents who authorized or carried out torture like waterboarding as part of former President George W. Bush's national security policy must be prosecuted, top U.N. officials said Wednesday.

December 10, 2014 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Malala, Satyarthi receive Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway - Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India received the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday for risking their lives to help protect children from slavery, extremism and forced labor at great risk to their own lives.

December 10, 2014 | By MARK LEWIS Associated Press | Associated Press


Man executed for killing Ga. deputy after robbery

JACKSON, Ga. - A man convicted of killing a sheriff's deputy moments after robbing a convenience store in central Georgia was executed Tuesday.

December 09, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Few campus sex assaults reported to police

WASHINGTON - Only a fraction of campus sexual assault victims go to police. Senators on Tuesday grappled with the thorny issue of why some just let their college handle it - or don't report it at all.

December 09, 2014 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING AP Education Writer | Associated Press


Senate probe catalogs brutality against detainees

WASHINGTON - The United States brutalized scores of terror suspects with interrogation tactics that turned secret CIA prisons into chambers of suffering and did nothing to make America safer after the 9/11 attacks, Senate investigators concluded Tuesday.

December 09, 2014 | By BRADLEY KLAPPER and KEN DILANIAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Obama health adviser apologizes for 'glib' remarks

WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans on Tuesday grilled a health adviser who has demeaned the president's health law, but Democrats highlighted his extensive apologizes and retractions as they tried to limit the political damage.

December 09, 2014 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press | Associated Press


Afghanistan mired in war as US combat command ends

KABUL, Afghanistan - American and NATO troops closed their operational command in Afghanistan on Monday, lowering flags in a ceremony to mark the formal end of their combat mission in a country still mired in war 13 years after the U.S.-led invasion toppled the Taliban regime for harboring those responsible for 9/11.

December 08, 2014 | By LYNNE O'DONNELL Associated Press | Associated Press


No prison for Ga. woman who helped baby killer

BRUNSWICK - A Georgia woman was spared from prison Monday and sentenced to probation for helping dispose of a gun that police say her brother used to kill a 13-month-old boy during an attempted street robbery last year.

December 08, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


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