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Finnish prime minister sues publisher over book about his love life

HELSINKI, Finland - Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen is suing the publisher of a book his former girlfriend wrote about their relationship, including steamy sauna scenes. He says he and his family have suffered and is seeking damages.

March 01, 2008 | By MATTI HUUHTANEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Official inflation triples to 66,212 percent in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe - The official rate of annual inflation in Zimbabwe tripled in the space of one month to 66,212 percent in December, by far the highest in the world but less than half the rate calculated by independent analysts.

March 01, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kenya’s political rivals agree to independent review of disputed election

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's political rivals announced on Friday a 10-point plan to resolve their political crisis after weeks of negotiations but they remained deadlocked over power sharing.

March 01, 2008 | By TOM MALITI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


9 Israeli families set up wildcat settlement on West Bank hill, further angering Palestinians

MASKIOT, West Bank - Nine Israeli families staked out homesteads in a valley deep in the West Bank on Friday and promised to bring more settlers to the area that the Palestinians want for a future state.

March 01, 2008 | By LAURIE COPANS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Muslims march against reprinting of Danish newspaper cartoons depicting Muhammad

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Muslims protested Friday in the Gaza Strip, Pakistan and Denmark against the reprinting of a Danish newspaper cartoon depicting the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

March 01, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suicide bombers attacks Shiite worshippers leaving mosque in northern Iraq; 4 dead

BAGHDAD - Two suicide bombers, one armed with a grenade as well as an explosive vest, killed at least four people and wounded 17 as worshippers left a Shiite mosque after Friday prayers in the northwestern city of Tal Afar.

March 01, 2008 | By JOHN AFFLECK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US calls on Iran to confess to trying to make nuclear arms

VIENNA, Austria - The U.S. on Friday demanded that Iran confess to trying to make atomic weapons, suggesting that anything short of that would doom an International Atomic Energy Agency probe of Tehran's nuclear past.

March 01, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Italian officials say Canada to hand over convicted Nazi war criminal

ROME - An 83-year-old former SS prison guard who was sentenced to life in jail in Italy for Nazi war crimes was being extradited from Canada to Rome on Friday, officials said.

March 01, 2008 | By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN humanitarian chief visits Gaza, says situation is ’miserable’

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The U.N.'s top humanitarian affairs official visited Gaza Friday and said he was shocked by the ''grim and miserable'' humanitarian situation there. He urged that the territory's borders be opened to relieve the suffering.

March 01, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russia’s Putin sees long-term role for himself, no serious flaws in his presidency

MOSCOW - In Vladimir Putin's valedictory presidential news conference, he claimed credit for Russia's rise from the ashes, accused the West of reviving Cold War fears and said he hopes for a long tenure as prime minister after he leaves the presidency in May.

February 29, 2008 | By DOUGLAS BIRCH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP Impact: Nile voyage is homecoming for Sudan refugees, but future is uncertain

ABOARD CAPTAIN 1 ON THE NILE RIVER, Sudan - Dozens of excited refugees leaned over the barge's railing as it glided up the Nile, marveling at the lush, green swamplands that had replaced the desert of northern Sudan. It was their first sign that they were nearing home.

February 29, 2008 | By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iran’s hard-line president to make landmark visit to Iraq on March 2, Iraqi official says

BAGHDAD - Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will make a landmark visit to Iraq on March 2, the first-ever trip by an Iranian leader, the Iraqi government said Thursday.

February 29, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hezbollah chief threatens to take battle with Israel anywhere in world

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The chief of Hezbollah told throngs of supporters at a funeral for slain commander Imad Mughniyeh his group would retaliate against Israeli targets anywhere in the world after accusing the Jewish state of killing the militant.

February 29, 2008 | By SAM F. GHATTAS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Australia pledges more teachers for Aboriginal Outback

CANBERRA, Australia - Determined to prove that a national apology to Australia's indigenous population is more than empty words, the government on Thursday promised more teachers to tackle widespread illiteracy in Outback Aboriginal communities.

February 29, 2008 | By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Philippines officials say Islamic militants planned to assassinate president, bomb embassies

MANILA, Philippines - Security officials on Thursday reported uncovering plots to kill President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and bomb foreign embassies, just as opposition leaders were calling for more protests urging the unpopular Philippines leader to resign.

February 29, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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After years of decline, a spike in city violence

CHICAGO - Police departments across the country that have spent years boasting about plummeting crime numbers are now scrambling to confront something many agencies have not ...

July 11, 2015 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Sharks: Frightening, yet fascinating

AVON, N.C. - It's the golden hour, right before sunset, when the light is soft and pretty. The landscape looks like a postcard. Tourists ...

July 10, 2015 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


FBI: Church gunman shouldn't have been able to get gun

WASHINGTON - The gunman charged in the Charleston, South Carolina, church massacre should not have been allowed to purchase the weapon used in the attack, FBI ...

July 10, 2015 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


Poll: Sandwich generation worried about own long-term care

WASHINGTON - Caught between kids and aging parents, the sandwich generation worries more than most Americans their age about how they'll afford their own care ...

July 09, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Deadly weekend in Chicago highlights city's gang warfare

CHICAGO - A 7-year-old boy who was one of seven people shot to death in Chicago over the holiday weekend was the son of a gang ...

July 06, 2015 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Associated Press


SC Senate votes to remove flag from Statehouse grounds

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to pull the Confederate flag off the Capitol grounds, clearing the way for a historic measure ...

July 06, 2015 | By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Associated Press


Ohio community seeks clues, fights fear after 6 women vanish

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio - The fate of six women - four of them dead, two missing for months - has people on edge in this small southern Ohio city ...

July 04, 2015 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press | Associated Press


John Jay: The forgotten founder

KATONAH, N.Y. - The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember - Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison.

July 03, 2015 | By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer | Associated Press


How Obama reversed course on federal college ratings

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama dearly wanted to get the government in the business of rating colleges and universities based on value and affordability, promising a ...

July 02, 2015 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


US unemployment falls to 7-year low

WASHINGTON - U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges ...

July 02, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


US probing possible airline collusion that kept fares high

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained ...

July 01, 2015 | | Associated Press


A new 'New South'?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Across the South, Confederate symbols are toppling, teetering or at least getting critical new looks. But is it a sign of real change ...

June 29, 2015 | By ALLEN G. BREED and JAY REEVES Associated Press | Associated Press


A first: New guidelines endorse device to treat strokes

Many stroke patients have a new treatment option - if they seek help fast enough to get it. New guidelines endorse using a removable stent to ...

June 29, 2015 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Recent spike in shark attacks reported off Carolinas coast

Shark experts have a not-so-reassuring explanation for a recent spate of attacks along on the coast of the Carolinas: It's mainly because so many ...

June 29, 2015 | By BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press | Associated Press


Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug

WASHINGTON - Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting ...

June 29, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


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