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More than 20 Iraqis hurt after missiles fired near hospital

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military on Saturday fired missiles at a target about 50 yards away from the general hospital in Baghdad's Sadr City district, wounding more than 20 people and destroying ambulances, hospital officials said.

May 18, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


As Putin apprentice takes over, Russians weigh an enigma

MOSCOW - It might be a tale out of a 19th century Russian storybook: A clerkish young lawyer apprenticed to a powerful man rises, through Byzantine political intrigue, to become ruler of Russia.

May 18, 2008 | By DOUGLAS BIRCH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


On Japan’s secretive death row, inmate becomes cause celebre

TOKYO - Iwao Hakamada, Japan's longest serving death row inmate, has insisted for 40 years that he is innocent of the four murders he was convicted of. The evidence was suspect, he says, and his confession was coerced.

May 18, 2008 | By CHISAKI WATANABE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China orders heightened efforts to stop deadly virus

BEIJING - China's Health Ministry ordered heightened efforts to stem the spread of infectious diseases Saturday following an outbreak of a virus that has caused the deaths of 22 children in one city and is spreading.

May 18, 2008 | By CHARLES HUTZLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hundreds of Palestinian troops take up positions in Jenin

JENIN, West Bank - Hundreds of flag-waving Palestinian troops took up positions in the former militant stronghold of Jenin on Saturday, part of President Mahmoud Abbas' attempt to assert control over once lawless West Bank towns and encourage an Israeli withdrawal.

May 18, 2008 | By ALI DARAGHMEH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Despite high food prices, Haitians reluctant to head to US

BAIE DES MOUSTIQUES, Haiti - When soaring food prices sparked deadly riots across Haiti, many expected that people along the cactus-studded northern coast would do what they traditionally do in times of crisis: take to the seas and head for the United States.

May 18, 2008 | By ANDREW O. SELSKY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP Interview: Morales says Bolivian autonomy vote ’illegal,’ ’dictatorial’

LA PAZ, Bolivia - Bolivian President Evo Morales insists a broad autonomy declaration by the country's largest and richest state is ''illegal,'' ''anti-constitutional,'' and ''dictatorial.''

May 18, 2008 | By DAN KEANE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US strike takes out militant holdout in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military fired guided missiles into the heart of Baghdad's teeming Sadr City slum on Saturday, leveling a building 55 yards away from a hospital and injuring nearly two dozen people.

May 18, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Agreement reached on incentives for Iran on nuclear program

LONDON - World powers agreed Friday to try again to lure Iran to the nuclear bargaining table with a repackaged set of carrots to accompany the stick of U.N. sanctions.

May 17, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe opposition willing to share power with ruling party

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's opposition said Friday it was willing to share power with the ruling party, but not with longtime President Robert Mugabe.

May 17, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Motorcycle bomb explodes outside Yemen mosque, killing 18

SAN'A, Yemen - A bomb rigged to a motorcycle blew up amid a crowd of worshippers leaving Friday prayers at a mosque in a rebel stronghold of northern Yemen, killing at least 18 people and wounding about four dozen, officials said.

May 17, 2008 | By AHMED AL-HAJ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Islamic insurgents in Somalia threaten revenge on America

MOGADISHU, Somalia - A U.S. airstrike that killed the suspected al-Qaida leader in Somalia brought warnings of vengeance from Islamic insurgents Friday and the threat of a boycott that could jeopardize peace talks with the U.N.-supported government.

May 17, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Josef Fritzl: a shrewd liar and an obsessive tyrant

AMSTETTEN, Austria - Casual acquaintances knew Josef Fritzl as a jovial fellow who liked to drink beer and enjoyed a bawdy joke.

May 17, 2008 | By BRADLEY S. KLAPPER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe government tally shows presidential runoff needed

HARARE, Zimbabwe - A runoff will be necessary to decide Zimbabwe's presidential election, a Cabinet minister said Thursday, citing the government's own election results.

May 16, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mia Farrow in Hong Kong as city prepares for Olympic torch

HONG KONG - On the eve of Friday's Olympic torch relay through Hong Kong, officials allowed actress Mia Farrow into the Chinese territory so she could bash China's cozy ties with Sudan, although they had earlier kicked out pro-Tibet activists.

May 16, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Muhammad Ali dead at 74

He was fast of fist and foot - lip, too - a heavyweight champion who promised to shock the world and did. He floated. He stung. Mostly ...

June 04, 2016 | By TIM DAHLBERG Associated Press | Associated Press


Zoos' dangerous-animal squads arm for a weighty responsibility

When a 400-pound gorilla grabbed a 3-year-old boy at the Cincinnati Zoo, the sharpshooter who killed the ape wasn't from the police. Instead, the ...

June 03, 2016 | By JENNIFER PELTZ and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press | Associated Press


'Deaths of despair' drag life expectancy lower for whites

NEW YORK - Rising drug and alcohol overdoses, suicides, and disease from chronic alcoholism - labeled "deaths of despair" by one expert - are cutting the lives of ...

June 03, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press | Associated Press


US hiring grinds to a near-halt

WASHINGTON - U.S. hiring slowed to a near-standstill in May, sowing doubts about the economy's health and complicating the Federal Reserve's efforts to ...

June 03, 2016 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writers | Associated Press


Panel: Treating hearing loss shouldn't be a pricey hassle

WASHINGTON - Treating hearing loss shouldn't be such a pricey hassle. That's the message from a prestigious government advisory group that's calling on ...

June 02, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Too much salt

WASHINGTON - From cheese to sliced turkey, the Obama administration is encouraging food companies and restaurants to lower the amount of salt in the foods they ...

June 01, 2016 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Dozens imprisoned in Russia for social media posts, shares

TVER, Russia - Anastasia Bubeyeva shows a screenshot on her computer of a picture of a toothpaste tube with the words: "Squeeze Russia out of yourself ...

May 31, 2016 | By NATALIYA VASILYEVA Associated Press | Associated Press


Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorilla

CINCINNATI - Police said Tuesday they are investigating the parents of the 3-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and had ...

May 31, 2016 | By DAN SEWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Floods pound Texas

RICHMOND, Texas - Residents of some rural southeastern Texas counties were bracing for more flooding along a river that reached a record-high on Tuesday as more ...

May 31, 2016 | By JOHN L. MONE Associated Press | Associated Press


Sky high

NEW YORK - Billionaires' Row.

May 30, 2016 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press | Associated Press


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