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Iraqi team seeks halt to suspected Iranian aid to militias

BAGHDAD - Iraqi envoys stepped up pressure on Iran during a mission Thursday that seeks to bolster claims that Tehran is arming and training Shiite militias in Iraq and bring the suspected aid to a halt.

May 16, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi police: Double suicide attack kills 35, wounds 65

BAGHDAD - A double suicide bombing struck a wedding convoy northeast of Baghdad Thursday, killing at least 35 people and wounding 65 others, police said.

May 16, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US military: Al-Qaida in Somalia head targeted in US strike

MOGADISHU, Somalia - The U.S. military killed a man believed to be the head of al-Qaida in Somalia and 10 others in an airstrike overnight, an Islamic insurgent group said Thursday.

May 16, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Border crackdown, US slowdown has Mexican migrants giving up sooner

SASABE, Mexico - The sandy streets of Sasabe are empty. Migrant smugglers have to hunt for business at border-town shelters. Deported migrants give up after one try, taking their government up on free bus rides home.

May 16, 2008 | By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Treasure trove found in 500-year-old shipwreck off Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The ship was laden with tons of copper ingots, elephant tusks, gold coins - and cannons to fend off pirates.

May 16, 2008 | By DONNA BRYSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Morales orders nationalization of Bolivian telecom half owned by Italian company

LA PAZ, Bolivia - President Evo Morales says he is nationalizing the leading Bolivian telecom company, Entel, a subsidiary of Telecom Italia, and will return four foreign-owned gas companies to state control.

May 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Anguished Austrians question how incest case went undetected

AMSTETTEN, Austria - Carefree children in alpine costumes danced around a maypole, and parents crowded a churchyard to snap photos of sons and daughters making their first communion.

May 16, 2008 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan’s leaders announce progress on reinstating judges

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Pakistani leaders reported progress Thursday in talks on how to restore judges ousted by President Pervez Musharraf, signaling they had fended off a crisis that threatened to break up their month-old coalition government.

May 16, 2008 | By BARBARA SURK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Official: DNA tests confirm IDs of Russian czar’s children

MOSCOW - DNA tests carried out by a U.S. laboratory prove that remains exhumed last year belong to two children of Czar Nicholas II, putting to rest questions about what happened to Russia's last royal family, a regional governor said Wednesday.

May 15, 2008 | By MIKE ECKEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Concentration camp doctor tops list of 10 most-wanted Nazis

BADEN-BADEN Germany - Former SS doctor Aribert Heim tops a list released Wednesday of most-wanted suspected Nazi war criminals. He is a man so brutal that witnesses remember him as the worst they saw, though he was only at Mauthausen concentration camp for two months.

May 15, 2008 | By DAVID RISING Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel moves to shutter West Bank charity it links to Hamas

HEBRON, West Bank - To Nayfa Shatat, the widowed mother of 11, Hebron's biggest Islamic charity is a lifeline: It schools her daughters and helps feed her family.

May 15, 2008 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Blaming the victim: Abused Afghan women often end up in jail

JALALABAD, Afghanistan - Trafficked across the border from Pakistan with her 3-year-old son, Rukhma was handed to an Afghan who raped and abused her, then beat the toddler to death as she watched helplessly.

May 15, 2008 | By ALISA TANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Activists: China persecuting Buddhist monks in Tibet

BEIJING - China has stepped up persecution of Buddhist monks with mass detentions, Tibet activists said Wednesday, as China prepares to take the Olympic torch to the top of Mount Everest.

May 15, 2008 | By TINI TRAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Olympic flame’s Everest ascent is grand but so far a secret

BEIJING - Chinese mountaineers made final preparations Wednesday to take the Olympic flame up Mount Everest in a grand but contentious feat that is being accorded an unusual mixture of fanfare and secrecy.

May 15, 2008 | By CHARLES HUTZLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan’s leaders meet for talks on restoring judges

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistani leaders were up against a key deadline Wednesday in efforts to restore judges ousted by President Pervez Musharraf and end a spat that has strained their month-old coalition government.

May 15, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Muhammad Ali dead at 74

He was fast of fist and foot - lip, too - a heavyweight champion who promised to shock the world and did. He floated. He stung. Mostly ...

June 04, 2016 | By TIM DAHLBERG Associated Press | Associated Press


Zoos' dangerous-animal squads arm for a weighty responsibility

When a 400-pound gorilla grabbed a 3-year-old boy at the Cincinnati Zoo, the sharpshooter who killed the ape wasn't from the police. Instead, the ...

June 03, 2016 | By JENNIFER PELTZ and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press | Associated Press


'Deaths of despair' drag life expectancy lower for whites

NEW YORK - Rising drug and alcohol overdoses, suicides, and disease from chronic alcoholism - labeled "deaths of despair" by one expert - are cutting the lives of ...

June 03, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press | Associated Press


US hiring grinds to a near-halt

WASHINGTON - U.S. hiring slowed to a near-standstill in May, sowing doubts about the economy's health and complicating the Federal Reserve's efforts to ...

June 03, 2016 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writers | Associated Press


Panel: Treating hearing loss shouldn't be a pricey hassle

WASHINGTON - Treating hearing loss shouldn't be such a pricey hassle. That's the message from a prestigious government advisory group that's calling on ...

June 02, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Too much salt

WASHINGTON - From cheese to sliced turkey, the Obama administration is encouraging food companies and restaurants to lower the amount of salt in the foods they ...

June 01, 2016 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Dozens imprisoned in Russia for social media posts, shares

TVER, Russia - Anastasia Bubeyeva shows a screenshot on her computer of a picture of a toothpaste tube with the words: "Squeeze Russia out of yourself ...

May 31, 2016 | By NATALIYA VASILYEVA Associated Press | Associated Press


Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorilla

CINCINNATI - Police said Tuesday they are investigating the parents of the 3-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and had ...

May 31, 2016 | By DAN SEWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Floods pound Texas

RICHMOND, Texas - Residents of some rural southeastern Texas counties were bracing for more flooding along a river that reached a record-high on Tuesday as more ...

May 31, 2016 | By JOHN L. MONE Associated Press | Associated Press


Sky high

NEW YORK - Billionaires' Row.

May 30, 2016 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press | Associated Press


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