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US seeks at least 30 years for bin Laden driver

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - Salim Hamdan pleaded with a military jury to spare him from a life in prison, apologizing Thursday for the ''innocent people'' who died in the Sept. 11 attacks and saying he worked as Osama bin Laden's driver only because he needed a job.

August 22, 2008 | By MIKE MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kenya, Tanzania mark decade since US embassy bombs

NAIROBI, Kenya - Douglas Sidialo woke up in a Nairobi hospital 10 years ago, devastated to find he had been blinded by flying glass after al-Qaida bombed the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

August 22, 2008 | By TOM MALITI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


French troops sent to troubled Afghan region

KABUL, Afghanistan - Hundreds of French troops have deployed to train and mentor Afghan security forces in a key southern province wracked by the Taliban-led insurgency, NATO said Thursday.

August 22, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqis: US, Iraq close to deal

BAGHDAD - Two Iraqi officials say the U.S. and Iraq are close to a deal under which all American combat troops would leave by October 2010 with remaining U.S. forces gone about three years later.

August 22, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US nuclear submarine leaked radiation over 2 years

TOKYO - An American nuclear-powered submarine leaked radiation for more than two years, releasing the bulk of the material in its home port of Guam and at Pearl Harbor, Japanese and U.S. officials said Thursday.

August 22, 2008 | By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Conditions in Myanmar starker than portrayed

YANGON, Myanmar - A rare bird's-eye look at Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta shows the devastation still left from Cyclone Nargis - broken levies, flooded farm roads, the shattered remains of bamboo huts and trees strewn like matchsticks along the coast.

August 22, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Mauritania army stages coup; junta takes charge

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania - Army officers upset with the president's overtures toward Islamic hard-liners staged a coup in Mauritania on Wednesday, overthrowing the first government to be freely elected in this sprawling desert nation in more than 20 years.

August 21, 2008 | By AHMED MOHAMED and TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Olympics clean-up hides the real Beijing

EDITOR'S NOTE: Correspondent Anita Chang has been living in Beijing for more than a year. This is her account of massive changes across the city as it prepared to welcome visitors from around the world for the Olympics.

August 21, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US officials defend Iraqi budget surplus

BAGHDAD - Iraq is paying for more of its own reconstruction but is still struggling to spend its multibillion dollar surplus as it copes with a flood of oil revenue and a cumbersome approval process meant to curb corruption, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

August 21, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush says US firmly opposed to China’s repression

BANGKOK, Thailand - With all eyes on Beijing, President Bush bluntly told China that America stands in ''firm opposition'' to the way the communist government represses its own people, a rebuke delivered from the heart of Asia on the cusp of the Olympic Games.

August 21, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Helicopter rescues last survivor of K2 tragedy

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The frostbitten last survivor of the mountaineering disaster that killed 11 people on the world's second-highest peak was plucked off K2 on Wednesday and taken to a military hospital, a Pakistani army spokesman said.

August 21, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


DNA tests to study mummy fetuses in King Tut tomb

CAIRO, Egypt - Egyptian scientists are carrying out DNA tests on two mummified fetuses found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun to determine whether they are the young pharaoh's offspring, the antiquities authority said Wednesday.

August 21, 2008 | By SALAH NASRAWI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi parliament fails to agree on elections law

BAGHDAD - Iraqi lawmakers adjourned for the month Wednesday after failing to agree on a provincial election law, casting doubt on whether U.S.-backed balloting can be held in the country's 18 provinces this year.

August 21, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Military jury convicts bin Laden’s ex-driver

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A jury of six U.S. military officers convicted Osama bin Laden's former driver of supporting terrorism Wednesday, but cleared him of conspiracy charges in the first war crimes trial at Guantanamo Bay.

August 21, 2008 | By MIKE MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Indicted Sudanese president seeks help from rivals

KHARTOUM, Sudan - Rivals of Sudan's president are pressing him to make concessions at home and abroad in a bid to ward off international charges he ordered genocide in Darfur, a case they fear could wreck peace efforts and even plunge the country into civil war.

August 21, 2008 | By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Gorsuch confirmed for Supreme Court

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

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


Once-booming gun industry now recalibrating under Trump

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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


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