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More violence in western China

KUQA, China - Attackers jumped from a vehicle and slashed at civilian guards at a roadside checkpoint in China's far west on Tuesday, killing three and extending a surge of violence that has accompanied the Olympic Games in Beijing.

August 27, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dalai Lama visits Buddhist institute, pagoda

EVRY, France - The Dalai Lama skirted controversy over Tibet at the start of his 12-day trip to France on Tuesday, blessing a Buddhist institute and a temple, and offering a message of goodwill to China as the host of the Olympic Games.

August 27, 2008 | By ANGELA DOLAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rape allegations force Afghan gov’t crackdown

KABUL, Afghanistan - Ali Khan braved death threats and public scorn to out the powerful men he accuses of gang-raping his 12-year-old niece.

August 26, 2008 | By HEIDI VOGT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Jordan’s king visits Iraq, urges Arabs to support

BAGHDAD - Jordan's King Abdullah II held talks Monday with Iraq's prime minister after coming to Baghdad on an unannounced visit, the first by an Arab head of state since the U.S.-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003.

August 26, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russia opens 2nd front in Georgia, seizing towns

GORI, Georgia - Russian armored vehicles rolled deep into western Georgia on Monday, quickly seizing several towns and a military base and slicing open a damaging second front in Russia's battle with Georgia. Other Russian forces captured the key central city of Gori.

August 26, 2008 | By DAVID NOWAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fatal shooting by police sparks Montreal riot

MONTREAL- Rioting broke out late Sunday in a Montreal neighborhood where a young man was shot to death by police over the weekend. A police officer was shot in the leg, stores were looted and firefighters were pelted with beer bottles.

August 26, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Kabul bomb kills 3 civilians, wounds NATO soldiers

KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber rammed his car into a NATO convoy in Kabul on Monday, killing three civilians and wounding at least a dozen, officials said. Clashes and an airstrike in the south killed 25 militants and eight civilians held hostage by insurgents.

August 26, 2008 | By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Propane explosions in Toronto force evacuation

TORONTO - Explosions at a Toronto propane facility forced thousands of people to evacuate early Sunday, and witnesses described an enormous fireball that lit up the sky for miles. One firefighter died.

August 25, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bolivians strongly back Morales in recall vote

LA PAZ, Bolivia - Voters vigorously endorsed President Evo Morales on Sunday in a recall referendum he devised to try to break a political stalemate and revive his leftist campaign to eliminate historical inequities, partial unofficial results showed.

August 25, 2008 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush seeks to contain violent conflict in Georgia

BEIJING - President Bush sought to contain the explosive conflict in Georgia on Sunday as the White House warned that "Russian aggression must not go unanswered."

August 25, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russia expands Georgia blitz, deploys ships

TBILISI, Georgia - Russia battled Georgian forces on land and sea, reports said late Sunday, despite a Georgian cease-fire offer and its claim to be withdrawing from South Ossetia, the separatist Georgian province battered by days of intense fighting.

August 25, 2008 | By MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Forklift helps 700-lb Mexican man take rare outing

MONTERREY, Mexico - A 700-pound (310-kilogram) man once considered the world's most obese person left his home for the first time in five months Sunday with the aid of a forklift and a platform truck.

August 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia says Russian aircraft bombed its air bases

DZHAVA, Georgia - Russia sent columns of tanks and reportedly bombed Georgian air bases Friday after Georgia launched a major military offensive Friday to retake the breakaway province of South Ossetia, threatening to ignite a broader conflict.

August 23, 2008 | By MUSA SADULAYEV Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fires expose troubles at French immigrant lockups

PARIS - Two French holding centers for illegal immigrants have been set ablaze in recent weeks, ratcheting up tensions over tough new immigration policies that France wants to spread Europe-wide.

August 23, 2008 | By ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Politics, pageantry blend for Bush at Olympics

BEIJING - President Bush, the first U.S. president to attend an Olympics abroad, blended political messages for China and Russia with high fives and hugs for American athletes Friday.

August 23, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Words banned for the new year? 'Fake news' gets top vote

DETROIT - Let me ask you this: Would a story that unpacks a list of tiresome words and phrases be impactful or a nothingburger? Worse, could ...

January 02, 2018 | By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press | Associated Press


California launches legal sales of recreational marijuana

OAKLAND, Calif. - It wasn't exactly reefer madness Monday as California launched the first legal retail sales of marijuana, but those who could find the ...

January 01, 2018 | By BRIAN MELLEY and TERENCE CHEA Associated Press | Associated Press


Class ring returned after four decades

MARIETTA - Nearly four decades after Wills High School graduate Steve Richardson and a friend died of drug overdoses at a party on Lake Allatoona, his ...

December 29, 2017 | By SHADDI ABUSAID Marietta Daily Journal | Associated Press


Commissioner: Child playing with stove lit deadly NYC fire

NEW YORK - A preschooler toying with the burners on his mother's stove accidentally sparked New York City's deadliest fire in decades, an inferno ...

December 29, 2017 | By JENNIFER PELTZ and DAVID JEANS Associated Press | Associated Press


Navy rediscovers captured flags hidden for nearly 100 years

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The curator of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum wasn't exactly sure what would be found: records indicated five display boxes long ...

December 28, 2017 | By BRIAN WITTE Associated Press | Associated Press


Rising energy costs eyed amid brutal cold snap gripping US

PORTLAND, Maine - Plunging temperatures across half the country on Thursday underscored a stark reality for low-income Americans who rely on heating aid: Their dollars aren ...

December 28, 2017 | By DAVID SHARP Associated Press | Associated Press


In a milestone year, gene therapy finds a place in medicine

After decades of hope and high promise, this was the year scientists really showed they could doctor DNA to successfully treat diseases. Gene therapies to ...

December 28, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Brrr! After record snow, bitter cold ahead for northern US

ERIE, Pa. - Freezing temperatures and below-zero wind chills socked much of the northern United States on Wednesday, even setting a record in a Minnesota city ...

December 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


In break with tradition, Trump doesn't host a state dinner

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump couldn't stop talking about the red carpets, military parades and fancy dinners that were lavished upon him during state visits ...

December 26, 2017 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press | Associated Press


Cities sue Defense Dept. over gun-check system failures

NEW YORK - Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, arguing that many service members who are disqualified ...

December 26, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press | Associated Press


A chilly Christmas

CHICAGO - The good news for many in the Northeast and Midwest is that it was a white Christmas. The bad news is that a blizzard ...

December 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Cities, volunteers clash over feeding homeless in public

ATLANTA - When Adele MacLean joined others in an Atlanta park to feed the hungry the Sunday before Thanksgiving, she left with a citation and a ...

December 25, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Violence in Jerusalem makes for a subdued Bethlehem Christmas

BETHLEHEM, West Bank - It was a subdued Christmas Eve in the traditional birthplace of Jesus on Sunday, with spirits dampened by cold, rainy weather and ...

December 25, 2017 | By JALAL HASSAN and IMAD ISSEID Associated Press | Associated Press


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