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UN says 7 Darfur peacekeepers killed in ambush

KHARTOUM, Sudan - About two hundred gunmen on horseback and in SUVs ambushed peacekeepers from a joint U.N.-African Union force in Sudan's Darfur region, killing seven in fierce gunbattles that lasted more than two hours, U.N. officials said Wednesday.

July 24, 2008 | By MOHAMED OSMAN and MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China claims to bust radical Muslim gang

BEIJING - Chinese police shot dead five members of a radical Islamic separatist group in western China, state media reported Wednesday, as officials called for an all-out security push ahead of the Beijing Olympics.

July 24, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rice: Russia should back off regional threats

TBLISI, Georgia - Russia should back off its threats and intimidation of countries once under the Soviet clamp, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday as Cold War-tinged rhetoric escalated between Russia and the United States.

July 24, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Associated Press


US braces for possible surge in insurgent attacks

CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - The second-ranking U.S. commander in Iraq said Wednesday he is preparing for the possibility that insurgents will try to spoil Iraq's expected provincial elections this fall by stepping up violence.

July 24, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US-funded effort to win over Sadr City residents

BAGHDAD - Hundreds of women in black abayas crowd outdoor food markets, snapping up groceries and fresh vegetables. Stores are open again. Children play soccer on dirt fields until dusk - or later, when there's electricity.

July 24, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


A mixed performance for Medvedev in G-8 debut

RUSUTSU, Japan - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev came to his grandest global meeting yet with a mixed mandate: Start mending ties with the West, but stand fast on policies set by his predecessor and patron, Vladimir Putin.

July 24, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Stabbing deaths of French students shock London

LONDON - The tabloids are calling them the ''Tarantino murders.''

July 23, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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


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Should release of terrorism convicts alarm Americans?

WASHINGTON - Dozens of convicts serving time in U.S. prisons for terrorism-related offenses are due to be released in the next several years, raising the ...

August 05, 2017 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press | Associated Press


Jobless rate at 16-year low

WASHINGTON - A drop in the unemployment rate to a 16-year low raises a tantalizing question about the job market: How much better can it get?

August 04, 2017 | By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


FedEx, in online pivot, backs away from holiday surcharges

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - FedEx will skip special charges for most packages shipped during the holiday season this year as it seeks to undercut rival UPS in ...

August 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


How realistic are plans to ban new gas and diesel cars?

FRANKFURT, Germany - Ban the sale of gasoline and diesel cars by a deadline - 2040, 2030, even 2025. More and more governments are proposing just that.

August 03, 2017 | By DAVID McHUGH AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Is there finally some relief from annoying robocalls?

NEW YORK - For Michael Rizzo, answering the phone is too often a waste of time.

August 02, 2017 | By TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer | Associated Press


Workplace accident death rate higher for older workers

Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, according to an ...

August 02, 2017 | By MARIA INES ZAMUDIO and MICHELLE MINKOFF Associated Press | Associated Press


Flying ace Sully makes case against privatization

WASHINGTON (AP) - Who are you going to trust when it comes to what's best for the flying public? Members of Congress or the hero ...

August 01, 2017 | By KEVIN FREKING ASSOCIATED PRESS | Associated Press


US hospitals set record for quick heart attack care

There's never been a better time to be treated for a heart attack. U.S. hospitals have set a record for how quickly they ...

July 31, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Tropical Storm Emily makes landfall

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Tropical Storm Emily weakened to a tropical depression Monday afternoon as it slogged eastward across the Florida peninsula, spreading drenching rains, causing ...

July 31, 2017 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump threatens to end required health payments

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened once more to end required payments to insurance companies unless lawmakers repeal and replace the Obama-era health care ...

July 29, 2017 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press | Associated Press


Crash of health bill incites blame-a-thon among Republicans

WASHINGTON - The resounding Senate crash of the seven-year Republican drive to scrap the Obama health care law incited GOP finger-pointing Friday but left the party ...

July 28, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM and ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Associated Press


Economy rebounds during 2nd quarter

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy revved up this spring after a weak start to the year, fueled by a surge in consumer spending. But the ...

July 28, 2017 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Ohio State Fair reopens 'low-impact' rides

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Rides at the Ohio State Fair's Kiddieland and some elsewhere in the amusement park reopened Friday with the OK of inspectors two ...

July 28, 2017 | By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump pushes out Priebus

WASHINGTON - His White House in turmoil, President Donald Trump abruptly announced late Friday he was appointing Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to be his chief ...

July 28, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


GOP dealt stiff blow in Senate's bid to repeal Obamacare

WASHINGTON - Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack ...

July 28, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


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