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Hezbollah gunmen seize control of Beirut neighborhoods

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Shiite Hezbollah gunmen seized control of key parts of Beirut from Sunnis loyal to the U.S.-backed government Friday, a dramatic show-of-force certain to strengthen the Iranian-allied group's hand as it fights for dominance in Lebanon's political deadlock.

May 24, 2008 | By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Election in Serbia may cripple hunt for Gen. Ratko Mladic

BELGRADE, Serbia - For 13 years, he has eluded capture for atrocities a U.N. judge described as ''scenes from hell ... written on the darkest pages of human history.''

May 24, 2008 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Austrian judge extends Fritzl’s custody in captive daughter case

VIENNA, Austria - An Austrian judge ruled Friday that a man accused of fathering seven children with a daughter he held captive for more than two decades should remain in custody, an official said.

May 24, 2008 | By VERONIKA OLEKSYN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Train quarantined in Ontario with mystery illness

TORONTO - Canadian authorities quarantined a train in northern Ontario Friday after a woman died and several other people came down with an undetermined illness.

May 24, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russia puts tanks and missiles back in Red Square parade

MOSCOW - Russia showcased its military might and youthful new president to the world Friday, as heavy tanks and missile launchers rumbled across Red Square in a Victory Day parade for the first time since the Soviet era.

May 24, 2008 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rocket hits BBC bureau in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Shiite militants launched rockets toward the fortified Green Zone on Friday, taking advantage of a sandstorm that gave cover from attacks by U.S. aircraft. Some rockets fell short, including one that damaged the British Broadcasting Corp. bureau.

May 24, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russian parliament confirms Putin as prime minister

MOSCOW - Vladimir Putin was named prime minister of Russia Thursday after a fervent speech full of ambitious plans that overshadowed his low-key successor and suggested that he will keep a strong hand in ruling the country.

May 23, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rocket hits Baghdad park, killing 2 civilians

BAGHDAD - A rocket hit a downtown Baghdad park Thursday, killing two people as American and Iraqi forces battled Shiite militants believed responsible for many such attacks.

May 23, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cyclone Nargis had all the makings of ‘a perfect storm’

BANGKOK, Thailand - It was Asia's answer to Hurricane Katrina. Packing winds upwards of 120 mph, Cyclone Nargis became one of Asia's deadliest storms by hitting land at one of the lowest points in Myanmar and setting off a storm surge that reached 25 miles inland.

May 23, 2008 | By MICHAEL CASEY AP Environmental Writer | Associated Press


Acting chief of Mexico’s federal police shot dead in capital

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's acting federal police chief was shot dead Thursday outside his home - a brazen attack that comes as drug traffickers increasingly lash back at a nationwide crackdown on organized crime.

May 23, 2008 | By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Official: UN plane lands in Myanmar with aid after cyclone

YANGON, Myanmar - Relief supplies from the United Nations began arriving in Myanmar Thursday, but U.S. military planes loaded with aid were still denied access by the country's isolationist regime five days after a devastating cyclone.

May 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Clashes erupt for second day in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Shiite Hezbollah supporters and the Lebanese government's Sunni backers clashed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades Thursday in battles that spread through Beirut's streets soon after Hezbollah's leader vowed to fight any attempt to disarm his men.

May 23, 2008 | By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Interpol says suspected pedophile caught in New Jersey

PARIS - Police detained a suspected pedophile in New Jersey Thursday, just two days after Interpol made a rare appeal for public help in the international manhunt to catch him, the police agency said.

May 23, 2008 | By JOHN LEICESTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel’s Arab minority ambivalent about Independence Day

KUFR QASSEM, Israel - The highway leading to this Arab town in central Israel was lined with blue-and-white Israeli flags Wednesday to mark the country's 60th Independence Day. But no banners fluttered in Kufr Qassem itself.

May 22, 2008 | By DIAA HADID and IAN DEITCH Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Toll from Myanmar cyclone may reach 100,000: US diplomat

YANGON, Myanmar - Bodies floated in flood waters and survivors tried to reach dry ground on boats using blankets as sails, while the top U.S. diplomat in Myanmar said Wednesday that the toll from the cyclone and its aftermath may reach 100,000.

May 22, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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Friend or foe?

PARIS, Texas - Gun-rights activists, some of them wearing camouflage and military-style gear and openly toting rifles and handguns, marched alongside the hundreds of people who ...

July 11, 2016 | | Associated Press


Beware of scary Brexit headlines pushing you to buy gold

NEW YORK - If you thought the Brexit vote was scary, check out the full page newspaper ad that recently appeared in The New York Times ...

July 11, 2016 | By BERNARD CONDON AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Police: Suspect had personal arsenal

DALLAS (AP) - An Army veteran killed by Dallas police after the sniper slayings of five officers amassed a personal arsenal at his suburban home, including ...

July 08, 2016 | By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press | Associated Press


Dallas police: 5 officers dead

DALLAS - Snipers opened fire on police officers in the heart of Dallas, killing five officers and injuring six others during protests over two recent fatal ...

July 08, 2016 | By TERRY WALLACE Associated Press | Associated Press


No double standard for Clinton, FBI director tells GOP

WASHINGTON - Under an onslaught of Republican criticism, FBI Director James Comey vigorously defended the government's decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton over her private ...

July 07, 2016 | | Associated Press


Trump courts, jabs anxious Republicans

WASHINGTON - A defiant Donald Trump made it clear he won't change his brash tone or message as he courted anxious Republican lawmakers Thursday, blaming ...

July 07, 2016 | | Associated Press


'Hot, wet and wild' 2016 weather

WASHINGTON - America's warm, wild and costly weather broke another record with the hottest June, federal meteorologists say. And if that's not enough, they ...

July 07, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Technology gives bracing immediacy to police shooting story

NEW YORK - A live, online piece of footage of a dying man brought a shocking new immediacy Thursday to the issue that gave birth to ...

July 07, 2016 | By DAVID BAUDER Associated Press | Associated Press


Solar-powered spacecraft enters orbit around Jupiter

PASADENA, Calif. - Soaring over Jupiter's poles, a NASA spacecraft arrived at the solar system's largest planet on a mission to peek behind the ...

July 05, 2016 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | Associated Press


No charges recommended in Clinton email probe, FBI says

WASHINGTON - The FBI won't recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of state, agency Director ...

July 05, 2016 | By ERIC TUCKER and KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


Tests conducted on explosive that injured man in Central Park

NEW YORK - Investigators are conducting a forensic examination to identify the explosive compound that blew up in Central Park, seriously injuring the foot of a ...

July 04, 2016 | By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press | Associated Press


Clinton interviewed by the FBI about email server

WASHINGTON - The FBI interviewed Hillary Clinton on Saturday about her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, her campaign announced ...

July 02, 2016 | By ERIC TUCKER and KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


Court OKs trial for girl who texted boyfriend urging suicide

BOSTON - A teenager who sent her boyfriend dozens of text messages encouraging him to take his own life and told him to "get back in ...

July 01, 2016 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | Associated Press


Traffic deaths surge

WASHINGTON - Traffic deaths surged last year as drivers racked up more miles behind the wheel than ever before, a result of an improved economy and ...

July 01, 2016 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press


Death sparks ‘Autopilot’ car probe

WASHINGTON - The first American death involving a car in self-driving mode presents a dilemma: How aggressively to embrace the potentially life-saving technology after a fatal ...

July 01, 2016 | By JOAN LOWY and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press | Associated Press


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