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On Japan’s secretive death row, inmate becomes cause celebre

TOKYO - Iwao Hakamada, Japan's longest serving death row inmate, has insisted for 40 years that he is innocent of the four murders he was convicted of. The evidence was suspect, he says, and his confession was coerced.

May 18, 2008 | By CHISAKI WATANABE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China orders heightened efforts to stop deadly virus

BEIJING - China's Health Ministry ordered heightened efforts to stem the spread of infectious diseases Saturday following an outbreak of a virus that has caused the deaths of 22 children in one city and is spreading.

May 18, 2008 | By CHARLES HUTZLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hundreds of Palestinian troops take up positions in Jenin

JENIN, West Bank - Hundreds of flag-waving Palestinian troops took up positions in the former militant stronghold of Jenin on Saturday, part of President Mahmoud Abbas' attempt to assert control over once lawless West Bank towns and encourage an Israeli withdrawal.

May 18, 2008 | By ALI DARAGHMEH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Despite high food prices, Haitians reluctant to head to US

BAIE DES MOUSTIQUES, Haiti - When soaring food prices sparked deadly riots across Haiti, many expected that people along the cactus-studded northern coast would do what they traditionally do in times of crisis: take to the seas and head for the United States.

May 18, 2008 | By ANDREW O. SELSKY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP Interview: Morales says Bolivian autonomy vote ’illegal,’ ’dictatorial’

LA PAZ, Bolivia - Bolivian President Evo Morales insists a broad autonomy declaration by the country's largest and richest state is ''illegal,'' ''anti-constitutional,'' and ''dictatorial.''

May 18, 2008 | By DAN KEANE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US strike takes out militant holdout in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military fired guided missiles into the heart of Baghdad's teeming Sadr City slum on Saturday, leveling a building 55 yards away from a hospital and injuring nearly two dozen people.

May 18, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Agreement reached on incentives for Iran on nuclear program

LONDON - World powers agreed Friday to try again to lure Iran to the nuclear bargaining table with a repackaged set of carrots to accompany the stick of U.N. sanctions.

May 17, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe opposition willing to share power with ruling party

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's opposition said Friday it was willing to share power with the ruling party, but not with longtime President Robert Mugabe.

May 17, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Motorcycle bomb explodes outside Yemen mosque, killing 18

SAN'A, Yemen - A bomb rigged to a motorcycle blew up amid a crowd of worshippers leaving Friday prayers at a mosque in a rebel stronghold of northern Yemen, killing at least 18 people and wounding about four dozen, officials said.

May 17, 2008 | By AHMED AL-HAJ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Islamic insurgents in Somalia threaten revenge on America

MOGADISHU, Somalia - A U.S. airstrike that killed the suspected al-Qaida leader in Somalia brought warnings of vengeance from Islamic insurgents Friday and the threat of a boycott that could jeopardize peace talks with the U.N.-supported government.

May 17, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Josef Fritzl: a shrewd liar and an obsessive tyrant

AMSTETTEN, Austria - Casual acquaintances knew Josef Fritzl as a jovial fellow who liked to drink beer and enjoyed a bawdy joke.

May 17, 2008 | By BRADLEY S. KLAPPER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe government tally shows presidential runoff needed

HARARE, Zimbabwe - A runoff will be necessary to decide Zimbabwe's presidential election, a Cabinet minister said Thursday, citing the government's own election results.

May 16, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mia Farrow in Hong Kong as city prepares for Olympic torch

HONG KONG - On the eve of Friday's Olympic torch relay through Hong Kong, officials allowed actress Mia Farrow into the Chinese territory so she could bash China's cozy ties with Sudan, although they had earlier kicked out pro-Tibet activists.

May 16, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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


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UPDATE: Death toll reaches at least 80 in France attack

NICE, France - France has been stunned again as a large white truck mowed through a crowd of revelers gathered for a Bastille Day fireworks display ...

July 14, 2016 | By CIARAN FAHEY and ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Obama pays tribute to Dallas officers

DALLAS - President Barack Obama urged Americans rattled by a week of violence and protests to find "open hearts" and new empathy Tuesday in a speech ...

July 12, 2016 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Friend or foe?

PARIS, Texas - Gun-rights activists, some of them wearing camouflage and military-style gear and openly toting rifles and handguns, marched alongside the hundreds of people who ...

July 11, 2016 | | Associated Press


Beware of scary Brexit headlines pushing you to buy gold

NEW YORK - If you thought the Brexit vote was scary, check out the full page newspaper ad that recently appeared in The New York Times ...

July 11, 2016 | By BERNARD CONDON AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Police: Suspect had personal arsenal

DALLAS (AP) - An Army veteran killed by Dallas police after the sniper slayings of five officers amassed a personal arsenal at his suburban home, including ...

July 08, 2016 | By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press | Associated Press


Dallas police: 5 officers dead

DALLAS - Snipers opened fire on police officers in the heart of Dallas, killing five officers and injuring six others during protests over two recent fatal ...

July 08, 2016 | By TERRY WALLACE Associated Press | Associated Press


No double standard for Clinton, FBI director tells GOP

WASHINGTON - Under an onslaught of Republican criticism, FBI Director James Comey vigorously defended the government's decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton over her private ...

July 07, 2016 | | Associated Press


Trump courts, jabs anxious Republicans

WASHINGTON - A defiant Donald Trump made it clear he won't change his brash tone or message as he courted anxious Republican lawmakers Thursday, blaming ...

July 07, 2016 | | Associated Press


'Hot, wet and wild' 2016 weather

WASHINGTON - America's warm, wild and costly weather broke another record with the hottest June, federal meteorologists say. And if that's not enough, they ...

July 07, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Technology gives bracing immediacy to police shooting story

NEW YORK - A live, online piece of footage of a dying man brought a shocking new immediacy Thursday to the issue that gave birth to ...

July 07, 2016 | By DAVID BAUDER Associated Press | Associated Press


Solar-powered spacecraft enters orbit around Jupiter

PASADENA, Calif. - Soaring over Jupiter's poles, a NASA spacecraft arrived at the solar system's largest planet on a mission to peek behind the ...

July 05, 2016 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | Associated Press


No charges recommended in Clinton email probe, FBI says

WASHINGTON - The FBI won't recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of state, agency Director ...

July 05, 2016 | By ERIC TUCKER and KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


Tests conducted on explosive that injured man in Central Park

NEW YORK - Investigators are conducting a forensic examination to identify the explosive compound that blew up in Central Park, seriously injuring the foot of a ...

July 04, 2016 | By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press | Associated Press


Clinton interviewed by the FBI about email server

WASHINGTON - The FBI interviewed Hillary Clinton on Saturday about her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, her campaign announced ...

July 02, 2016 | By ERIC TUCKER and KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


Court OKs trial for girl who texted boyfriend urging suicide

BOSTON - A teenager who sent her boyfriend dozens of text messages encouraging him to take his own life and told him to "get back in ...

July 01, 2016 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | Associated Press


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