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Bhutto’s teenage son meets the media before resuming studies at Oxford

LONDON - Sweating slightly, the son of slain Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto slipped into the basement of a swanky London hotel, took his place behind a bank of microphones and looked up. Cameras flashed. He barely blinked.

January 23, 2008 | By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US, Iraqi forces open joint operation against al-Qaida in Iraq fighters

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military launched a countrywide offensive Tuesday against al-Qaida in Iraq's efforts to regroup and intensify suicide strikes on civilians who have sided with the Americans against the terror group.

January 23, 2008 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sony sells 1.2 million PlayStation 3 machines in North America over holidays

TOKYO - Sales of Sony's PlayStation 3 game machine sales totaled 1.2 million in North America during the key holiday season, the electronics and entertainment company said Monday. The performance gave a lift to its Blu-ray video format because the console also works as a Blu-ray player.

January 22, 2008 | By YURI KAGEYAMA AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Charles Taylor war crimes trial resumes with blood diamond expert's testimony

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The war crimes trial of Charles Taylor, Liberia's former president, heard its first testimony Monday and saw video of victims telling of being sexually assaulted or dismembered by rebels who plundered West African diamond fields.

January 22, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Exit poll indicates Saakashvili will win Georgian presidential election

TBILISI, Georgia - President Mikhail Saakashvili headed for victory in Saturday's election, according to an exit poll in this former Soviet republic where he is fighting accusations of authoritarian tendencies four years after coming to power as a champion of democracy.

January 21, 2008 | By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi soldier accused of killing 2 US service members on joint patrol in northern Iraq

BAGHDAD - An Iraqi soldier is accused of turning on two decorated American servicemen and shooting them to death during a joint operation in northern Iraq, the U.S. military said Saturday. An Iraqi official said the suspect may have links to militant groups.

January 21, 2008 | By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Al-Qaida looks to extend influence with cell phone video downloads

CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Qaida video messages of Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahri can now be downloaded to cell phones, the terror network announced as part of its attempts to extend its influence.

January 21, 2008 | By PAUL SCHEMM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Terrified Kenyans flee troubled west to escape wave of ethnic violence

CHEPTIRET, Kenya -Thousands of refugees fled western Kenya Saturday on buses escorted by armed soldiers, streaming down roads strewn with downed power lines, burnt out vehicles and the corpses of others killed when they tried to escape an explosion of postelection ethnic violence.

January 21, 2008 | By TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Desperate Americans seek unproven cell treatments in China, called risky by Western doctors

BEIJING - They're paralyzed from diving accidents and car crashes, disabled by Parkinson's, or blind. With few options available at home in America, they search the Internet for experimental treatments - and often land on Web sites promoting stem cell treatments in China.

January 21, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN and ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Israeli troops pull out of Nablus after 4-day sweep of militants, munitions

NABLUS, West Bank - Israeli troops wound up a four-day sweep of wanted men and munitions caches in the West Bank town of Nablus on Saturday, and residents confined at home since the operation began ventured outside to survey damage and resume their lives.

January 21, 2008 | By ALI DARAGHMEH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Plane crashes off Venezuela with 14 aboard, including 8 Italians, 1 American

CARACAS, Venezuela - A plane carrying 14 people crashed into the sea Friday on its way to Venezuela's Los Roques islands, officials said. Eight Italians and one American were believed on board, but there was no immediate report on casualties.

January 19, 2008 | By FABIOLA SANCHEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Garbage piles up in the streets of Naples, provoking protests

NAPLES, Italy - Stinking mounds of garbage piled up on the streets of Naples on Friday and officials around the country blamed organized crime and bureaucratic red tape for the city's refuse crisis.

January 19, 2008 | By SALVATORE LAPORTA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kenya opposition seeks new vote after deadly election violence; police scatter protesters

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's opposition called for a new presidential election to settle a dispute that has sparked deadly riots from the capital to the coast, but a government spokesman said Friday a new vote could come on only on orders from the highest court.

January 19, 2008 | By TOM ODULA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Olmert acknowledges Israel is not living up to road map

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, in an unprecedented public acknowledgment Friday, called continued Israeli construction in West Bank settlements a breach of Israel's obligations under a recently revived peace plan.

January 19, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel attacks targets throughout Gaza, 9 Palestinians killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded targets across the Gaza Strip on Thursday, stepping up pressure on Palestinian militants after a long-range rocket was fired into Israel. At least nine people were killed.

January 18, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Ohio terror defendant due for first court appearance

CINCINNATI - A 20-year-old Ohio man arrested in an FBI sting and charged with plotting to set off bombs at the U.S. Capitol and shoot government officials is scheduled to make his first appearance in court.

January 16, 2015 | By DAN SEWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Belgian police kill 2 in anti-terror raid during shootout

VERVIERS, Belgium - With Europe dreading more terror, Belgian authorities moved swiftly to pre-empt what they called a major attack by as little as hours Thursday, killing two suspects in a firefight and arresting a third in a vast anti-terrorism sweep that stretched into the night.

January 15, 2015 | By RAF CASERT and LORNE COOK Associated Press | Associated Press


Ga. police chief who shot sleeping wife has 4 divorces, no violent past

ATLANTA - The man who dialed 911 to report accidentally shooting his wife as she slept in their suburban Atlanta home early New Year's Day waited nearly two minutes to mention where he worked.

January 15, 2015 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Associated Press


Flu vaccine not working well

NEW YORK - This year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, which is one of the worst performances in the last decade, according to a government study released Thursday.

January 15, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Despite low gas prices, gas tax hike appears unlikely

WASHINGTON - The new Republican-controlled Congress is facing an old problem: where to find the money for highway and transit programs.

January 15, 2015 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press


In State of State Address, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal urges action on schools, roads

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal urged lawmakers Wednesday to take dramatic action on transportation and education issues facing Georgia, proposing new powers to take over struggling schools but refraining from making any recommendation on how to pay for maintenance of the state's transportation systems.

January 14, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


Huckabee slams Obama for letting daughters listen to Beyoncé

DES MOINES, Iowa - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has accused President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, of double standards in parenting, saying in an interview published Tuesday that the first family shelters its daughters from some things but allows them to listen to the music of Beyoncé.

January 14, 2015 | By THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press | Associated Press


Virginia lawmaker wins election amid sex scandal

RICHMOND, Va. - A state lawmaker who resigned his seat following a sex scandal involving a teenage employee won it back during a special election Tuesday.

January 14, 2015 | By LARRY O'DELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Principal: Let students hurl canned food at intruders

VALLEY, Ala. - An Alabama middle school principal wants to stockpile cans of corn and peas in classrooms for students to hurl at possible intruders as a last resort defense.

January 13, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


For Coke and Pepsi, smaller sodas could pay more

NEW YORK - Americans want to cut back on soda, and they're willing to pay more to do it.

January 13, 2015 | By CANDACE CHOI Associated Press | Associated Press


Poll: An appetite for labeling genetically modified foods

WASHINGTON - A large majority of Americans support labeling of genetically modified foods, whether they care about eating them or not.

January 13, 2015 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Key US military command's Twitter, YouTube sites hacked

WASHINGTON - Hackers claiming to work on behalf of Islamic State militants seized control of the Twitter and YouTube sites of the military's U.S. Central Command on Monday. The Pentagon swiftly suspended the sites and said it appears that no classified material was breached.

January 12, 2015 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Gov. Deal begins 2nd term focused on crime, education reform

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recommitted to supporting criminal justice changes and alternatives to public schools on Monday as he was sworn in for a second term in office, and said his mission for the next four years is "building upon the foundation we have laid."

January 12, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


Will Ga. hospital group go to bat for Medicaid expansion?

Unlike its counterparts in other states, the Georgia Hospital Association has not been seen as actively advocating for Medicaid expansion.

January 12, 2015 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Associated Press


Hot cars at the annual Detroit auto show

DETROIT - The North American International Auto Show begins this week in Detroit with media and industry previews. It opens to the public Jan. 17.

January 12, 2015 | Associated Press | Associated Press


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