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Suicide bombers attacks Shiite worshippers leaving mosque in northern Iraq; 4 dead

BAGHDAD - Two suicide bombers, one armed with a grenade as well as an explosive vest, killed at least four people and wounded 17 as worshippers left a Shiite mosque after Friday prayers in the northwestern city of Tal Afar.

March 01, 2008 | By JOHN AFFLECK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US calls on Iran to confess to trying to make nuclear arms

VIENNA, Austria - The U.S. on Friday demanded that Iran confess to trying to make atomic weapons, suggesting that anything short of that would doom an International Atomic Energy Agency probe of Tehran's nuclear past.

March 01, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Italian officials say Canada to hand over convicted Nazi war criminal

ROME - An 83-year-old former SS prison guard who was sentenced to life in jail in Italy for Nazi war crimes was being extradited from Canada to Rome on Friday, officials said.

March 01, 2008 | By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN humanitarian chief visits Gaza, says situation is ’miserable’

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The U.N.'s top humanitarian affairs official visited Gaza Friday and said he was shocked by the ''grim and miserable'' humanitarian situation there. He urged that the territory's borders be opened to relieve the suffering.

March 01, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russia’s Putin sees long-term role for himself, no serious flaws in his presidency

MOSCOW - In Vladimir Putin's valedictory presidential news conference, he claimed credit for Russia's rise from the ashes, accused the West of reviving Cold War fears and said he hopes for a long tenure as prime minister after he leaves the presidency in May.

February 29, 2008 | By DOUGLAS BIRCH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP Impact: Nile voyage is homecoming for Sudan refugees, but future is uncertain

ABOARD CAPTAIN 1 ON THE NILE RIVER, Sudan - Dozens of excited refugees leaned over the barge's railing as it glided up the Nile, marveling at the lush, green swamplands that had replaced the desert of northern Sudan. It was their first sign that they were nearing home.

February 29, 2008 | By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iran’s hard-line president to make landmark visit to Iraq on March 2, Iraqi official says

BAGHDAD - Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will make a landmark visit to Iraq on March 2, the first-ever trip by an Iranian leader, the Iraqi government said Thursday.

February 29, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hezbollah chief threatens to take battle with Israel anywhere in world

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The chief of Hezbollah told throngs of supporters at a funeral for slain commander Imad Mughniyeh his group would retaliate against Israeli targets anywhere in the world after accusing the Jewish state of killing the militant.

February 29, 2008 | By SAM F. GHATTAS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Australia pledges more teachers for Aboriginal Outback

CANBERRA, Australia - Determined to prove that a national apology to Australia's indigenous population is more than empty words, the government on Thursday promised more teachers to tackle widespread illiteracy in Outback Aboriginal communities.

February 29, 2008 | By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Philippines officials say Islamic militants planned to assassinate president, bomb embassies

MANILA, Philippines - Security officials on Thursday reported uncovering plots to kill President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and bomb foreign embassies, just as opposition leaders were calling for more protests urging the unpopular Philippines leader to resign.

February 29, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


French helped transport Libyan munitions to Chad’s army during rebellion

PARIS - French forces transported munitions from Libya and other countries to Chad's army during a rebellion in the Central African country earlier this month, a French Defense Ministry spokesman said Thursday.

February 29, 2008 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP NewsBreak: US shares new intelligence on Iran with UN nuclear watchdog

VIENNA, Austria - The U.S. has shared new intelligence with the International Atomic Energy Agency that it claims is evidence Iran was trying to make a nuclear weapon, diplomats said Thursday.

February 29, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel goes on alert after top terrorist Imad Mughniyeh killed

JERUSALEM - Israel put its military and embassies on alert Thursday and advised Jewish institutions worldwide to follow suit as Lebanese guerrillas threatened to avenge the killing of a militant tied to spectacular attacks against U.S. and Jewish targets.

February 29, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


In Colombia, US ambassador calls hostage-holding rebels ’sick and weak’

BOGOTA, Colombia - The U.S. ambassador condemned Colombia's main rebel group as ''sick and weak'' on the fifth anniversary Wednesday of its seizure of three American military contractors on a surveillance flight.

February 28, 2008 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan police say suspect in Bhutto slaying wanted to avenge friend who died in Red Mosque

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - An Islamic militant who is accused of helping carry out the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto wanted to avenge the death of a friend in the military attack last year, a senior police officer said Wednesday.

February 28, 2008 | By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Flu vaccine not working well

NEW YORK - This year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, which is one of the worst performances in the last decade, according to a government study released Thursday.

January 15, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Despite low gas prices, gas tax hike appears unlikely

WASHINGTON - The new Republican-controlled Congress is facing an old problem: where to find the money for highway and transit programs.

January 15, 2015 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press


In State of State Address, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal urges action on schools, roads

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal urged lawmakers Wednesday to take dramatic action on transportation and education issues facing Georgia, proposing new powers to take over struggling schools but refraining from making any recommendation on how to pay for maintenance of the state's transportation systems.

January 14, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


Huckabee slams Obama for letting daughters listen to Beyoncé

DES MOINES, Iowa - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has accused President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, of double standards in parenting, saying in an interview published Tuesday that the first family shelters its daughters from some things but allows them to listen to the music of Beyoncé.

January 14, 2015 | By THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press | Associated Press


Virginia lawmaker wins election amid sex scandal

RICHMOND, Va. - A state lawmaker who resigned his seat following a sex scandal involving a teenage employee won it back during a special election Tuesday.

January 14, 2015 | By LARRY O'DELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Principal: Let students hurl canned food at intruders

VALLEY, Ala. - An Alabama middle school principal wants to stockpile cans of corn and peas in classrooms for students to hurl at possible intruders as a last resort defense.

January 13, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


For Coke and Pepsi, smaller sodas could pay more

NEW YORK - Americans want to cut back on soda, and they're willing to pay more to do it.

January 13, 2015 | By CANDACE CHOI Associated Press | Associated Press


Poll: An appetite for labeling genetically modified foods

WASHINGTON - A large majority of Americans support labeling of genetically modified foods, whether they care about eating them or not.

January 13, 2015 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Key US military command's Twitter, YouTube sites hacked

WASHINGTON - Hackers claiming to work on behalf of Islamic State militants seized control of the Twitter and YouTube sites of the military's U.S. Central Command on Monday. The Pentagon swiftly suspended the sites and said it appears that no classified material was breached.

January 12, 2015 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Gov. Deal begins 2nd term focused on crime, education reform

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recommitted to supporting criminal justice changes and alternatives to public schools on Monday as he was sworn in for a second term in office, and said his mission for the next four years is "building upon the foundation we have laid."

January 12, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


Will Ga. hospital group go to bat for Medicaid expansion?

Unlike its counterparts in other states, the Georgia Hospital Association has not been seen as actively advocating for Medicaid expansion.

January 12, 2015 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Associated Press


Hot cars at the annual Detroit auto show

DETROIT - The North American International Auto Show begins this week in Detroit with media and industry previews. It opens to the public Jan. 17.

January 12, 2015 | Associated Press | Associated Press


Witness to Paris officer's death regrets video

PARIS - The man whose amateur video of a Paris police officer's cold-blooded murder shocked the world now regrets sharing the footage online, saying he never expected it to be broadcast so widely.

January 11, 2015 | By RAPHAEL SATTER Associated Press | Associated Press


Drop your top: Convertibles poised to make a comeback

DETROIT - Americans are ready to let their tops down and feel the wind blow through their hair.

January 11, 2015 | By TOM KRISHER Associated Press | Associated Press


George Zimmerman arrested on aggravated assault charge

MIAMI - Florida authorities say George Zimmerman, whose acquittal of murdering an unarmed black teen sparked a national debate on race and self-defense laws, has been arrested on an aggravated assault charge.

January 10, 2015 | By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press | Associated Press


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