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Son of Dutch defense chief is killed in Afghanistan

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The son of the Dutch defense chief was killed Friday by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, and the Taliban claimed they deliberately made the young lieutenant a high-profile target.

May 03, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Book by metallurgists blames rivets for Titanic tragedy

NEW YORK - The tragic sinking of the Titanic nearly a century ago can be blamed on low grade rivets that the ship's builders used on some parts of the ill-fated liner, two experts on metals conclude in a new book.

May 03, 2008 | By CARLEY PETESCH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Typhoon Neoguri hits China’s Hainan

GUANGZHOU, China - Typhoon Neoguri weakened into a tropical storm Friday after hitting China's southern island province of Hainan, where 120,000 people fled low-lying areas and thousands more were stranded at an airport, state-run media reported.

May 03, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Al-Sadr followers denounce wall Americans are building

BAGHDAD - Followers of anti-U.S. Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr denounced the American military's construction of a concrete wall through their Sadr City stronghold in Baghdad, the scene of renewed clashes Friday between his militiamen and U.S. and Iraqi troops.

May 03, 2008 | By LEE KEATH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel sets plans for more homes in West Bank settlements

JERUSALEM - Israel announced plans Friday to build 100 more homes in two West Bank settlements, one deep inside the territory sought by the Palestinians for their future state.

May 03, 2008 | By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police arrest 36 people in troubled Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Police arrested 36 people and accused them of attempting to violently enforce a nationwide strike called by Zimbabwe's opposition to press for the release of presidential election results, authorities said Wednesday.

May 01, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP photographer freed by US military after 2 years

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military released Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein on Wednesday after holding him for more than two years without filing formal charges.

May 01, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Olympic torch run has sparse Pakistani crowd, tight security

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Runners carried the Olympic flame around the outside of a sports stadium Wednesday - an invitation-only event in front of an elite, sparse crowd with heavy security to deter any anti-China protesters or terrorist attacks.

May 01, 2008 | By SADAQAT JAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


86-year-old charged with Nazi-era killings in Netherlands

BERLIN - An 86-year-old man who acted as a hit man for a Nazi death squad that executed Dutch civilians during World War II has been charged with three counts of murder, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

May 01, 2008 | By DAVID RISING Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Congo plane crashes at end of runway and bursts into flames

GOMA, Congo - A Congolese jetliner with about 85 people on board failed to take off Tuesday from an airport in this eastern town, slamming into a busy market neighborhood at the end of the runway and bursting into flames, officials said.

April 30, 2008 | By CHARLES NTIRYCHA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ex-leader recalls Warsaw Ghetto uprising

LODZ, Poland - Marek Edelman, the last surviving commander of the 1943 uprising in the Warsaw ghetto by a handful of scrappy, poorly armed Jews against the Nazi army, becomes emotional when he speaks of the fighters he led.

April 30, 2008 | By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pope Benedict XVI says he is ’deeply ashamed’ of clergy sex abuse scandal

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE - Traveling on his first papal journey to the United States, Pope Benedict XVI confronted the clergy sex abuse scandal, saying Tuesday that he was ''deeply ashamed'' of the problem and vowing to keep pedophiles out of the priesthood.

April 30, 2008 | By VICTOR L. SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Carter embraces Hamas official at West Bank meeting

JERUSALEM - Former President Carter angered Israel's government Tuesday by embracing a Hamas politician during a visit to the West Bank, ignoring Israeli and U.S. designation of the Islamic militants as a terror group.

April 30, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


19 Ugandan schoolgirls killed in dormitory fire

KAMPALA, Uganda - Sobbing Ugandan parents sifted through the ashes of a school dormitory Tuesday, searching for their daughters after a fire swept through the building, killing 19 schoolgirls and two adults.

April 30, 2008 | By GODFREY OLUKYA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


25 Egypt opposition members sentenced

CAIRO, Egypt - An Egyptian military court on Tuesday convicted 25 key members of Egypt's largest opposition group and sentenced them to up to 10 years in jail, a security official said.

April 30, 2008 | By MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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NOAA, NASA: 2015 was Earth's hottest

WASHINGTON - Last year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record - it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust.

January 20, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science writer | Associated Press


IRS warns of telephone tax scams

WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department has a message for taxpayers getting calls from the IRS demanding immediate payment: Hang up.

January 19, 2016 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Researchers confirm site of hangings for Salem witch trials

SALEM, Mass. - A team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the exact site where 19 innocent people were hanged during ...

January 15, 2016 | By MARK PRATT and RODRIQUE NGOWI Associated Press | Associated Press


Launching cancer moonshot, Biden says politics impeding cure

PHILADELPHIA - Vice President Joe Biden launched a "moonshot" initiative Friday to hasten a cure for cancer, aiming to use his final year in office to ...

January 15, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and KATHY MATHESON Associated Press | Associated Press


What's next for lucky Powerball winners?

MUNFORD, Tenn. - If they're wise, the three mystery winners of the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot will talk seriously with experts in tax ...

January 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


House, Senate going separate ways

BALTIMORE - The year ahead promises to be one of bold ideas in the House, if Speaker Paul Ryan gets his way, with lawmakers debating sweeping ...

January 14, 2016 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


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