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Rice: Sadr City attack reminder of dangers Americans face

BERLIN - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called the deadly attack Tuesday in Sadr City, Iraq, a terrible reminder of the dangers Americans face as they work to help rebuild the country.

July 09, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


West links drug war aid to Iranian nuclear impasse

TEHRAN, Iran - Drug traffickers in well-armed desert convoys roll across the border from Afghanistan. Standing in their way are Iranian soldiers and drug agents trying to choke off one of the world's busiest pipelines for opium and heroin.

July 09, 2008 | By SEBASTIAN ABBOT and NASSER KARIMI Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Mexico City mayor suspends officials after nightclub stampede that killed 12

MEXICO CITY - Mexico City's mayor expressed outrage Saturday that youths as young as 13 were among the dozen people killed in a nightclub stampede and said the officials involved in the police raid that sparked the crush had been suspended.

July 06, 2008 | By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel - Safety pins and screws are still lodged in 15-year-old Ami Ortiz's body three months after he opened a booby-trapped gift basket sent to his family. The explosion severed two toes, damaged his hearing and harmed a promising basketball career.

July 06, 2008 | By LAURIE COPANS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Marines make headway in southern Afghan town

GARMSER, Afghanistan - U.S. Marines are trading gunfire and artillery shells with Taliban militants in the volatile southern province of Helmand, the world's largest poppy growing region.

July 06, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sadrists accuse Iraqi gov’t of targeting movement

BAGHDAD - Followers of Muqtada al-Sadr accused the government Saturday of targeting their political movement as security forces arrested 20 policemen linked to the anti-American cleric.

July 06, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Shell shuts down Nigerian oil field after attack

LAGOS, Nigeria - Royal Dutch Shell said it shut down production from an offshore oil field that produces about 200,000 barrels per day after the most powerful militant group in Nigeria launched an attack on an installation there Thursday.

July 04, 2008 | By EDWARD HARRIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq nears first major oil service deals

BAGHDAD - Iraq is close to signing oil service deals with several major Western oil companies in an effort to boost its output capacity, the country's oil ministry said Thursday - the first major Iraqi contracts with big Western companies since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.

July 04, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe opposition reports 4 activists killed

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Four opposition party activists were killed and three homes firebombed near the capital as militants linked to the ruling party and army continued a campaign of intimidation ahead of a runoff election, the opposition said Thursday.

July 04, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gaza truce takes hold, skepticism abounds

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Guns went quiet as a six-month truce between Israel and Gaza Strip militants took effect early Thursday, but there was widespread skepticism about its ability to hold.

July 04, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cuban immigrants reach Texas after being snatched by gunmen in Mexico

MEXICO CITY - Mexican officials said Thursday that at least 18 Cubans have reached Texas more than a week after masked gunmen hijacked an immigration bus in southern Mexico and seized them.

July 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Afghan official: Taliban routed near Kandahar

ARGHANDAB, Afghanistan - A swift offensive by Afghan and NATO forces has driven Taliban militants from a strategic group of villages outside southern Afghanistan's largest city and killed 56 insurgents, Afghan officials said Thursday.

July 04, 2008 | By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mexico pursues appeal to stay executions in US

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Mexico made an emergency appeal to the U.N.'s highest court Thursday to block the execution of its citizens on death row in the U.S.

July 04, 2008 | By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


SKorean president: No older US beef

SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean President Lee Myung-bak pledged to keep U.S. beef out of South Korea unless Washington agrees to ban meat from older cattle, seeking Thursday to defuse a political crisis sparked by health concerns that has derailed his plan to boost U.S. ties and reinvigorate the economy.

July 04, 2008 | By KWANG-TAE KIM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Floodwaters start receding in southern China

GUANGZHOU, China - Floodwaters began receding Tuesday in parts of southern China after killing at least 63 people, swamping 2.5 million acres of farmland and causing billions of dollars in damage, the government said.

July 02, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Gorsuch confirmed for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - After weeks of turmoil, the Senate confirmed Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch as the Supreme Court's youngest justice Friday, filling a 14-month vacancy after ...

April 07, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


US strikes win global praise

PALM BEACH, Fla. - The United States vowed Friday to keep the pressure on Syria after the intense nighttime wave of missile strikes from U.S ...

April 07, 2017 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent | Associated Press


US hints at military action to retaliate against Assad

PALM BEACH, Fla. - The Trump administration hinted at military action against Syria Thursday as the president and top officials considered how to retaliate against President ...

April 06, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and VIVIAN SALAMA Associated Press | Associated Press


Border agency fields pitches for Trump's wall with Mexico

SAN DIEGO - One bidder wants to cover President Donald Trump's border wall with solar panels. Another suggests building a wall large enough for a ...

April 04, 2017 | By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press | Associated Press


Poll: Most young people say gov't should pay for health care

WASHINGTON - Most young Americans want any health care overhaul under President Donald Trump to look a lot like the Affordable Care Act signed into law ...

April 04, 2017 | By LAURIE KELLMAN and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


New exhibit for Cyclorama painting to reveal lost drawing of Civil War battles

ATLANTA - As preservationists restore Atlanta's colossal Cyclorama - a landmark that's a sort of 19th-century high-tech Civil War history lesson - they also plan to ...

April 03, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Once-booming gun industry now recalibrating under Trump

WEBSTER, Texas - President Donald Trump promised to revive manufacturing in the United States, but there's one once-burgeoning sector poised to shrink under his watch ...

April 01, 2017 | By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press | Associated Press


North Carolina rolls back 'bathroom bill'

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina rolled back its "bathroom bill" Thursday in a bid to end the yearlong backlash over transgender rights that has cost ...

March 30, 2017 | By GARY D. ROBERTSON and EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press | Associated Press


Pedestrian deaths spike

WASHINGTON - Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year - the highest total in more than two decades, according ...

March 30, 2017 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police: No active search for suspects in Cincinnati club shooting

CINCINNATI - As Cincinnati police delved further into their investigation of a nightclub shooting melee that left one person dead and 16 injured, city officials Monday ...

March 27, 2017 | By DAN SEWELL and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press | Associated Press


'Bathroom bill' to cost North Carolina $3.76B

RALEIGH, N.C. - Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the ...

March 27, 2017 | By EMERY P. DALESIO and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Associated Press


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