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China shushes parent protesters about earthquake

WUFU, China - Angry parents whose children were crushed to death in schools that collapsed in China's mighty earthquake are no longer being allowed to march, wave banners and vent their rage in public.

July 23, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Oil down more than $8 in 2 days

VIENNA, Austria - The price for a barrel of oil fell nearly $5 Tuesday, a two-day swing of more than $8 as traders took profits and fears of a supply disruptions eased.

July 23, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq insists on withdrawal timetable

BAGHDAD - Iraq's national security adviser said Tuesday his country will not accept any security deal with the United States unless it contains specific dates for the withdrawal of U.S.-led forces.

July 23, 2008 | By SALLY BUZBEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iranian president says no war with US, Israel

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that he sees no possibility of a war between his country and the United States or Israel.

July 23, 2008 | By VIJAY JOSHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US and Czech Republic sign defense agreement

PRAGUE, Czech Republic - The United States and the Czech Republic on Tuesday signed an initial agreement to base a U.S. missile shield in Eastern Europe, saying the system will help protect U.S. allies from a bellicose and unpredictable Iran.

July 23, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Associated Press


White House sorry about Berlusconi bio gaffe

TOYAKO, Japan - Sorry about that, Silvio.

July 23, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Siemens cutting 17K jobs worldwide to cut costs

FRANKFURT, Germany - Industrial conglomerate Siemens AG said Tuesday it will cut 16,750 jobs, or 4.2 percent of its global work force, to streamline operations and slice nearly $2 billion in costs in the face of a slowing economy.

July 23, 2008 | By GEORGE FREY AP Business Writer | Associated Press


6 explosions wound 25 in Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan - A string of small explosions wounded at least 25 people Monday in the southern port city of Karachi, rattling Pakistan the day after a deadly suicide attack in the capital.

July 22, 2008 | By ASHRAF KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Standoff continues on global warming, other issues

TOYAKO, Japan - President Bush encountered resistance on his climate-change policy as he and other world leaders sought to strike a balance between framing a deal on global warming while coping with inflation and slumping economic growth.

July 22, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Flap over fake tiger pix shows divide in China

SHANGHAI, China - It all started with a farmer and his claim of sighting a rare tiger, backed up by supposed photos of the animal in the local woods, curled up and staring at the camera.

July 22, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq wants short-term US agreement on troops

BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister said Monday his country is now proposing an interim deal with the United States on the presence of American troops instead of a more formal agreement - and wants to include a timetable for a U.S. withdrawal.

July 22, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Associated Press


Kidman gives birth Monday to girl named Sunday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nicole Kidman gave birth Monday to a baby girl named Sunday.

July 22, 2008 | By JOHN GEROME Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Nadal dethrones Federer at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England - Rafael Nadal ended Roger Federer's five-year reign at Wimbledon on Sunday, winning a riveting, five-set marathon to claim his first title at the All England Club and signal a changing of the guard in men's tennis.

July 21, 2008 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Associated Press


AP IMPACT: US wavered over S. Korean executions

EDITOR'S NOTE - On May 19, The Associated Press reported on the hidden history of mass executions by South Korea early in the Korean War. The following report looks in depth at the U.S. connection.

July 21, 2008 | By CHARLES J. HANLEY and JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Housing market in Welsh town shows wider woes

WREXHAM, Wales - During a bustling lunch hour in this Welsh commuter town, 25-year-old Richard Williams is one of the few who pause to look at properties for sale in a real-estate agent's window - and he isn't buying.

July 21, 2008 | By JANE WARDELL AP Business Writer | Associated Press


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Man claiming to have bomb in bank killed in police standoff

MARIETTA - A man who claimed to have a bomb that could "take out the room" barricaded himself inside a suburban Atlanta bank Friday, sparking an ...

July 07, 2017 | By MIKE STEWART Associated Press | Associated Press


Loganville mother charged with killing 4 of her kids and their father

LOGANVILLE, Ga. - Four young children and their father were found slain in a home outside Atlanta early Thursday, and police say the mother - now charged ...

July 06, 2017 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press | Associated Press


Officer's killer had ranted about police killing and abusing

NEW YORK (AP) - A killer who strode up to a mobile police command post and put a bullet in an officer's head Wednesday had ...

July 05, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press | Associated Press


Science says: Hot dogs without the added nitrites may be no better

NEW YORK - Backyard cooks looking to grill this summer have another option: hot dogs without "added nitrites."

July 04, 2017 | By CANDICE CHOI AP Food Industry Writer | Associated Press


School districts rethink meal debt policies that shame kids

SANTA FE, N.M. - Teaching assistant Kelvin Holt watched as a preschool student fell to the back of a cafeteria line during breakfast in Killeen ...

July 04, 2017 | By MORGAN LEE Associated Press | Associated Press


N. Korea missile test was with ICBM

WASHINGTON - The United States asserted Tuesday that North Korea's latest missile launch was indeed an intercontinental ballistic missile, as the North had boasted and ...

July 04, 2017 | By CATHERINE LUCEY and JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Forecaster says less funding could hurt hurricane predictions

MIAMI - Recent progress in forecasting the intensity of hurricanes - which has lagged behind storm track forecasting - could be undermined by proposed cuts in federal funding ...

July 03, 2017 | By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press | Associated Press


The beginning of 'The Star-Spangled Banner'

CHICAGO - On Tuesday afternoon, the crowd at Wrigley Field will be asked to stand and "gentlemen" reminded to remove their caps for the playing of ...

July 03, 2017 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump keeps battle against media alive via Twitter

WASHINGTON - Whether by whim or design, President Donald Trump keeps adding fuel to his incendiary Twitter battle against the media. The press is an easy ...

July 03, 2017 | By JILL COLVIN and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press | Associated Press


GOP bill would let churches endorse political candidates

WASHINGTON - Churches should have the right to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status, say House Republicans targeting a law that prohibits such ...

June 30, 2017 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Climate change up close: Southern, poor counties to suffer

WASHINGTON - Poor and southern U.S. counties will get hit hardest by global warming, according to a first-of-its-kind detailed projection of potential climate change effects ...

June 29, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Senate GOP shelves health bill

WASHINGTON - Senate GOP leaders abruptly shelved their long-sought health care overhaul Tuesday, asserting they can still salvage it but raising new doubts about whether President ...

June 27, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump travel ban partly reinstated

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is allowing President Donald Trump to forge ahead with a limited version of his ban on travel from six mostly Muslim ...

June 26, 2017 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Thousands of borrowers still waiting for loan forgiveness

BOSTON - Danielle Ramos' student-debt nightmare was supposed to be over.

June 26, 2017 | By COLLIN BINKLEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Toll from oil tanker fire in Pakistan climbs to 157

MULTAN, Pakistan - Pakistan's prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of a massive fuel tanker fire as ...

June 26, 2017 | | Associated Press


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