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Foiled suicide bomber wanted to kill Israelis, now wants to talk with them peacefully

TULKAREM, West Bank - Six years ago, Shifa al-Qudsi was plotting to strap on explosives under a maternity dress and blow herself up among Israelis. Now she says she wants to meet them.

March 19, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Rice, Abbas, call for greater efforts to strike Mideast peace pact

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared Tuesday that ''peace and negotiations are our strategic choice'' but fell short of announcing a resumption of peace talks that his government cut off after an upsurge in fighting between Israel and Hamas-ruled Gaza. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice exhorted Israel to ''spare innocent life,'' though she said it has a right to defend itself against Hamas rockets.

March 19, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Associated Press

Europe’s capacity to act in Africa and in conflicts tested by Darfur mission

PARIS - Even before its troops got lost and came under fire this week in Sudan, Europe's mission to protect some half-million uprooted people on the borders of conflict-torn Darfur had suffered an inauspicious start.

March 19, 2008 | By JOHN LEICESTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Armenia declares state of emergency after election protests turn violent

YEREVAN, Armenia - Armenia's president imposed a state of emergency Saturday after police used tear gas and fired shots into the air to disperse demonstrators protesting alleged fraud in last month's presidential election.

March 16, 2008 | By AVET DEMOURIAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Israeli strikes kill 50 in Gaza as militants send off barrage of rockets

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli troops, tanks and aircraft targeted Gaza militants bombarding southern Israel with rockets and mortars Saturday, killing 50 Palestinians in the deadliest day of fighting in Gaza since Hamas seized control in June.

March 16, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Japan experiments with robots as part of daily life

TOKYO - At a university lab in a Tokyo suburb, engineering students are wiring a rubbery robot face to simulate six basic expressions: anger, fear, sadness, happiness, surprise and disgust.

March 16, 2008 | By HIROKO TABUCHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

No. 2 commander of Colombia’s guerrillas killed in combat, government says

BOGOTA, Colombia - Security forces killed the No. 2 commander of Colombia's main guerrilla group in combat Saturday, dealing what the government called the biggest blow to the leftist force since its formation.

March 16, 2008 | By TOBY MUSE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Prince Harry returns to UK, relieved father and brother, after 10-week Afghan deployment

LONDON - Prince Harry returned home to his relieved father and older brother Saturday after a 10-week Afghan tour of duty that security officials fear could now make him a top target for extremists.

March 16, 2008 | By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Ahmadinejad’s trip to Iraq highlights Iran’s rising influence in the neighboring country

BAGHDAD - President Bush's last trip to Iraq was kept secret until he arrived at a U.S. military base. Eight hours later he left, after Iraq's leaders traveled to meet him there.

March 16, 2008 | By ANNA JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Defense chief says Prince Harry being withdrawn from Afghanistan for security reasons

LONDON - Britain's defense chief decided Friday to immediately pull Prince Harry out of Afghanistan after news of his deployment was leaked, citing concerns that media coverage could put him and his comrades at increased risk.

March 15, 2008 | By D’ARCY DORAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Suicide bomb at funeral kills 35, wounds 62 in Pakistan’s Swat Valley

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A suicide bomber attacked the funeral for a slain police officer in Pakistan's volatile Swat Valley, killing at least 35 people and wounding 62 others, police said.

March 15, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Chaldean archbishop kidnapped in northern Iraq, provincial police say

BAGHDAD - Gunmen kidnapped a Chaldean Catholic archbishop Friday in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, police and the church said, in another attack targeting Iraq's small Christian community.

March 15, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Body of Katoucha Niane, former top model, found in the River Seine

PARIS - The body of Katoucha Niane, one of the first African women to attain international stardom as a model and a vocal opponent of female genital mutilation, was found in the Seine River, police said Friday.

March 15, 2008 | By JOHN LEICESTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

China agrees to share military records with US on servicemen missing since Korean War

SHANGHAI, China - A window has opened for families of the 8,100 American servicemen missing since the Korean War, with China agreeing on Friday to allow access to sensitive military records - but only to Chinese researchers at first.

March 15, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Investigative reporter banned from Russia spends third day in Moscow airport

MOSCOW - A Moldovan investigative reporter who has been banned from Russia since December spent a third day stuck inside a Moscow airport terminal Friday after flying in with her new Russian husband.

March 15, 2008 | By PETER LEONARD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

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Pope Francis arrives in US

WASHINGTON - Pope Francis arrived Tuesday on the first visit of his life to the United States, bringing his humble manner and his "church of the ...

September 22, 2015 | By NICOLE WINFIELD and RACHEL ZOLL Associated Press | Associated Press

Survey: 1 in 4 college women report unwanted sexual contact

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Nearly a quarter of undergraduate women surveyed at more than two dozen universities say they experienced unwanted sexual contact sometime during college, according ...

September 21, 2015 | By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press | Associated Press

No poverty, hunger in 15 years?

A season of goal-setting begins this month as the United Nations launches a new 15-year plan to fight grinding world poverty, improve health and education ...

September 21, 2015 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press | Associated Press

Coca-Cola: IRS says we owe $3.3 billion in back taxes

NEW YORK - Coca-Cola was notified by the IRS that it owes $3.3 billion more in federal taxes, as well as interest, for 2007 to ...

September 18, 2015 | | Associated Press

House OKs GOP bill blocking Planned Parenthood funds

WASHINGTON - Seeking to avert a government shutdown, Republican leaders drove a bill blocking Planned Parenthood's federal funds through the House on Friday, hoping to ...

September 18, 2015 | By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press

Time for flu vaccine

WASHINGTON - It's time for flu shots again, and health officials expect to avoid a repeat of the misery last winter, when immunizations weren't ...

September 17, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

Fiorina looks to turn debate accolades into dollars, votes

WASHINGTON - Propelled by her standout debate performance, Carly Fiorina sought on Thursday to turn accolades for her crisp, confident showing into actual support from voters ...

September 17, 2015 | By JULIE PACE AP White House correspondent | Associated Press

Outcry after Muslim teen is detained over homemade clock

IRVING, Texas - A 14-year-old Muslim boy became a sensation on social media Wednesday and got an invitation to the White House after word spread that ...

September 16, 2015 | By DAVID WARREN and JAMIE STENGLE Associated Press | Associated Press

Census: Income, poverty numbers stay just about the same

WASHINGTON - The wallets of America's middle class and poorest aren't seeing any extra money, the U.S. Census reported Wednesday, a financial stagnation ...

September 16, 2015 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press | Associated Press

Panel backs daily aspirin only for certain adults

WASHINGTON - A government task force says a daily low-dose aspirin could help certain people in their 50s and 60s prevent a first heart attack or ...

September 15, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

Kentucky clerk returns to work after 5-day jail stint

MOREHEAD, Ky. - Kim Davis returned to work Monday for the first time since she was jailed for denying marriage licenses to gay couples and said ...

September 14, 2015 | By CLAIRE GALOFARO Associated Press | Associated Press

Body cameras can show more than the facts

WASHINGTON - A Seattle man was arrested in January during a demonstration to protest police violence. Though he has yet to be charged with an offense ...

September 12, 2015 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press | Associated Press

Study backs more aggressive treatment of high blood pressure

WASHINGTON - Aiming lower saves more lives when it comes to controlling high blood pressure, says a major new study that could spur doctors to more ...

September 11, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

9/11 victims' relatives mark anniversary

NEW YORK - During years of going to ground zero every Sept. 11, Tom Acquaviva has seen crowds diminish at the ceremonies commemorating the terror attacks ...

September 11, 2015 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press | Associated Press

New federal food safety rules

WASHINGTON - Food manufacturers must be more vigilant about keeping their operations clean under new government safety rules released Thursday in the wake of deadly foodborne ...

September 10, 2015 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press

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