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VW taps Tennessee for new US production site

FRANKFURT, Germany - Volkswagen AG has picked Chattanooga, Tenn., over sites in two other states for its new U.S. auto plant, Europe's biggest automaker said Tuesday.

July 30, 2008 | By MATT MOORE and GEORGE FREY AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Police: Iraq suicide bombers kill 28 army recruits

BAQOUBA, Iraq - Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a crowd of army recruits Tuesday in an Iraqi province where devastating attacks persist despite security improvements elsewhere. At least 28 people died, the Iraqi police and military said.

July 30, 2008 | By SEBASTIAN ABBOT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel Cabinet OKs prisoner swap with Hezbollah

JERUSALEM - Israel's Cabinet on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved an emotionally charged deal to trade a Lebanese militant convicted of killing three people for two Israeli soldiers captured by Hezbollah guerrillas and believed to be dead.

July 30, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Paulson sees mortgage assistance as backup

WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Tuesday the Bush administration has no immediate plans to extend emergency loans to mortgage giants Freddie Mae and Freddie Mac or to purchase the stock of the two companies.

July 30, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Crisis brews as Turkey’s ruling party faces ban

ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's Islamic-rooted government was elected last year with a huge majority, continues to bask in popular support - and will probably fall within a month.

July 30, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Feeding Africa: Key is better farms, not food aid

AWASH MELKASA, Ethiopia - Hussein Ibrahim walked solemnly past tidy rows of bright green cabbages, vines bursting with tomatoes and trees weighed down with plump avocados.

July 30, 2008 | By ANITA POWELL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Report: Sudanese president’s party says his indictment could increase Darfur violence

KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudan's ruling party warned Sunday there will be more violence in Darfur if the country's president is indicted for crimes against humanity and genocide as hundreds of people rallied in Khartoum to show their support for the longtime leader.

July 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Official: 9 US troops killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - A multi-pronged militant assault on a small, remote U.S. base killed nine American soldiers and wounded 15 Sunday in the deadliest attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan in three years, officials said.

July 28, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Jane Bond? British recruiters seek female spies

LONDON - Bond. Jane Bond.

July 28, 2008 | By PAISLEY DODDS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Food crisis: Drought hurts vital Australian wheat

POOCHERA, Australia - Glen Phillips kneels down, scoops up a handful of dirt and squashes it in his fist to test whether the soil in this dry patch of the Australian Outback is ready to take a crop of wheat.

July 28, 2008 | By TANALEE SMITH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Newfound Iraqi confidence pleases, worries US

BAGHDAD - Wajih Hameed is an Iraqi general with an attitude.

July 28, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press


It’s a girl — and a boy — for Brangelina

NICE, France - Brad Pitt was emotional but calm, Angelina Jolie laughed and chatted. The world's most famous celebrity couple were joined in emotion during the birth of their twins - a boy and a girl - and all ''are doing marvelously well,'' the doctor who delivered the babies in a seaside hospital on the French Riviera said Sunday.

July 28, 2008 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Barak hints at Israel’s readiness to strike Iran

JERUSALEM - Israel's defense minister hinted Thursday that Israel was ready to attack Iran's nuclear program, saying it didn't balk before ''when its vital security interests'' were at stake.

July 25, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


In tucked-away Tulum, battle rages for one of Mexico’s still untouched beaches

MEXICO CITY - The soldiers seemed out of place in paradise.

July 25, 2008 | By TRACI CARL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqis tortured by UK military settle case for $6M

LONDON - A major case involving the abuse and torture of 10 Iraqi civilians at the hands of the British military was settled Thursday, with lawyers for the victims saying the Ministry of Defense agreed to pay them just under $6 million.

July 25, 2008 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Trustees project biggest Social Security increase in years

WASHINGTON - Millions of Americans who rely on Social Security can expect to receive their biggest payment increase in years this January, according to projections released ...

July 13, 2017 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


AP-NORC Poll: Three-quarters in US say they lack influence

WASHINGTON - Linda Bell, a beekeeper and farmer who makes about $11,000 a year, feels Washington power brokers have no intention of making health care ...

July 12, 2017 | By LAURIE KELLMAN and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Science Says: Not all cancers need treatment right away

The biopsy shows cancer, so you have to act fast, right? Not necessarily, if it's a prostate tumor.

July 12, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


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


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