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Rocket hits Israel, second violation of Gaza truce

JERUSALEM - Gaza militants fired two rockets into southern Israel on Thursday, further straining a shaky, week-old truce as Israel kept vital Gaza border crossings closed in response.

July 11, 2008 | By MARK LAVIE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Germany marks 60th anniversary of Berlin Airlift

BERLIN - Germany marked the 60th anniversary of the start of the Berlin Airlift on Thursday, celebrating an unprecedented undertaking that likely saved the city from falling to the Soviets and helped mend German-American wounds from World War II.

July 11, 2008 | By DAVID RISING Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


’Buns and Guns’ fast food eatery opens in Beirut

BEIRUT, Lebanon - At the ''Buns and Guns,'' the chefs wear military helmets, the food is wrapped in camouflage paper and the advertising slogan is ''a sandwich can kill you.''

July 11, 2008 | By HUSSEIN DAKROUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe’s Mugabe: Open to talks with opposition

HARARE, Zimbabwe - President Robert Mugabe on Thursday said he is open to talks with the opposition, which is boycotting Friday's runoff because its leader says state-sponsored violence has made it impossible to take part.

July 11, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ancient temple at center of debate in Thailand

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - High on a Cambodian cliff, the Preah Vihear temple has weathered war and territorial disputes. Now it's at the center of a political tug-of-war in neighboring Thailand.

July 11, 2008 | By KER MUNTHIT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bombers kill nearly 40 in Iraq

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber attacked a meeting of pro-government Sunni sheiks west of Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 20 people. The U.S. military acknowledged coalition casualties but did not say how many.

July 11, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Securing Afghan borders, averting oil crisis top agenda of G-8 foreign ministers

KYOTO, Japan - Foreign ministers from wealthy nations urged Afghanistan's neighbors Thursday to play ''a constructive role'' in stabilizing the war-wracked nation and help it overcome the challenges of terrorism, insecurity and drug production.

July 11, 2008 | By JOSEPH COLEMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iran issues warning over nuclear program

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's parliament speaker warned the West on Wednesday that it may face ''a done deal'' if it provokes Iran, a stern hint that Tehran could build nuclear weapons if attacked.

July 10, 2008 | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Afghanistan blames Pakistan in Karzai attack

KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan official on Wednesday accused Pakistan's premier spy agency of organizing a recent assassination attempt on Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the most serious in a string of allegations against Pakistan.

July 10, 2008 | By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Man is acquitted in Amy Winehouse husband case

LONDON - A British court on Wednesday acquitted a former pub manager of taking a bribe to drop assault charges against Amy Winehouse's husband.

July 10, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Divers get bodies from capsized Philippine ferry

SAN FERNANDO, Philippines - Bodies in life jackets washed up on islands and drifted at sea Wednesday as more than 100 divers probed deeper inside a Philippine ferry that capsized during a powerful typhoon.

July 10, 2008 | By JIM GOMEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Tsvangirai briefly leaves Dutch Embassy

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's opposition leader briefly emerged from his refuge at the Dutch Embassy Wednesday and called for African leaders to guide talks to end Zimbabwe's crisis, saying a presidential runoff this week was no solution.

July 10, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Christians on trial in Algeria for spreading faith

ALGIERS, Algeria - Two men who converted from Islam to Christianity went on trial Wednesday on charges that they illegally promoted the Christian faith in Algeria.

July 10, 2008 | By AOMAR OUALI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


North Korea nuclear accounting won’t include bombs

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea is expected this week to turn over its long-delayed accounting of its nuclear weapons activities, part of a chain of events leading to a unique photo opportunity: the destruction of the cooling tower at Pyongyang's main reactor.

July 10, 2008 | By BURT HERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Myanmar cyclone survivors proved tough, experts say

BANGKOK, Thailand - Dire warnings that cyclone survivors in Myanmar might fall prey to disease and starvation failed to take into account the survival instincts of those affected, aid agencies and disaster experts say.

July 10, 2008 | BY GRANT PECK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Poll: Most young people say gov't should pay for health care

WASHINGTON - Most young Americans want any health care overhaul under President Donald Trump to look a lot like the Affordable Care Act signed into law ...

April 04, 2017 | By LAURIE KELLMAN and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


New exhibit for Cyclorama painting to reveal lost drawing of Civil War battles

ATLANTA - As preservationists restore Atlanta's colossal Cyclorama - a landmark that's a sort of 19th-century high-tech Civil War history lesson - they also plan to ...

April 03, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Once-booming gun industry now recalibrating under Trump

WEBSTER, Texas - President Donald Trump promised to revive manufacturing in the United States, but there's one once-burgeoning sector poised to shrink under his watch ...

April 01, 2017 | By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press | Associated Press


North Carolina rolls back 'bathroom bill'

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina rolled back its "bathroom bill" Thursday in a bid to end the yearlong backlash over transgender rights that has cost ...

March 30, 2017 | By GARY D. ROBERTSON and EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press | Associated Press


Pedestrian deaths spike

WASHINGTON - Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year - the highest total in more than two decades, according ...

March 30, 2017 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police: No active search for suspects in Cincinnati club shooting

CINCINNATI - As Cincinnati police delved further into their investigation of a nightclub shooting melee that left one person dead and 16 injured, city officials Monday ...

March 27, 2017 | By DAN SEWELL and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press | Associated Press


'Bathroom bill' to cost North Carolina $3.76B

RALEIGH, N.C. - Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the ...

March 27, 2017 | By EMERY P. DALESIO and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Associated Press


Consumers mull options as health law drama fades

As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next ...

March 25, 2017 | By TOM MURPHY AP Health Writer | Associated Press


Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. - The wounded warrior is now a cop - and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs.

March 24, 2017 | By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


No repeal for 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON - In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became ...

March 24, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


No repeal for 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON - In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became ...

March 24, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


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