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Rebels reject French medical mission in Colombia to help hostage Ingrid Betancourt

BOGOTA, Colombia - Leaders of Colombia's main rebel group on Tuesday rejected a French medical mission that flew to Bogota to aid ailing hostage Ingrid Betancourt, a presidential candidate who was kidnapped six years ago.

April 23, 2008 | By TOBY MUSE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


German polar bear cub ‘‘Flocke’’ makes her debut in Nuremberg

BERLIN - Never mind the burly polar bear Knut, here's the cute new cub Flocke.

April 23, 2008 | By DAVID RISING Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dad says ’Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin concealed ’pain and suffering’ behind public persona

BRISBANE, Australia - Late ''Crocodile Hunter'' Steve Irwin concealed pain and suffering behind his enthusiastic public persona, his father said in an interview broadcast Monday.

April 22, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Coroner’s jury rules Diana unlawfully killed by reckless actions of driver and paparazzi

LONDON - A coroner's jury ruled Monday that Princess Diana and boyfriend Dodi Fayed were unlawfully killed through the reckless actions of their driver and paparazzi in 1997.

April 22, 2008 | By ROBERT BARR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


16 die in strike against fugitive Afghan warlord; 7 police killed in poppy field

KABUL, Afghanistan - U.S. and Afghan forces attacked a remote village in a mountainous region of northeastern Afghanistan following reports that an infamous insurgent leader was in the area, a governor said Monday. At least 16 people were killed.

April 22, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Last run of Paris Olympic torch relay canceled following protests

PARIS - Organizers canceled the final leg of the Olympic run through Paris after chaotic protests Monday, snuffing out the torch and putting it aboard a bus in a humiliating concession to protesters decrying China's human rights record.

April 22, 2008 | By JEROME PUGMIRE and ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Report: US no closer to goals in Iraq than it was a year ago

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - The United States is no closer to achieving its goals in Iraq than it was a year ago but a quick military withdrawal could lead to massive chaos and even genocide, according to a report released Sunday by a U.S. think tank.

April 21, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Protesters scuffle with police during chaotic Olympic torch relay in London

LONDON - Police repeatedly scuffled with protesters as Olympians and dignitaries carried the Olympic torch during a chaotic relay through snowy London on Sunday.

April 21, 2008 | By BRYAN MITCHELL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


22 killed in Sadr City clashes as gunmen release students seized near Mosul

BAGHDAD - Iraqi troops backed by U.S. forces battled Shiite fighters in Baghdad's Sadr City neighborhood in clashes that killed 22 people and wounded dozens despite a cease-fire between the government and the militia, officials said Sunday.

April 21, 2008 | By SLOBODAN LEKIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


With trips to warfront, Basij keep revolutionary fervor alive among Iran’s youth

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Zahra Saremi took a different sort of vacation this year to celebrate Iranian New Year - touring the bloody battlefields of Iran's long war with Iraq at a week-long camp dedicated to martyrdom and patriotism.

April 21, 2008 | By LEE KEATH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq’s growing legions of widows suffer loneliness, ostracism and poverty

BAGHDAD - The car exploded near a popular ice cream parlor, sending flames and shrapnel through the busy square and killing 17 people.

April 21, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL and BUSHRA JUHI Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Suicide attack at start of Sri Lanka marathon kills government minister, 13 others

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - A suicide bomber killed 14 people at an opening ceremony for a marathon Sunday, including a government minister who was nearing the starting line with a flag and a former Olympian. More than 90 others were wounded in the attack.

April 21, 2008 | By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ukraine’s Iron Lady: Glamour, hairstyle and a fierce political will

KIEV, Ukraine - On a typical day she may chair a cabinet meeting, visit coal miners or fly to Brussels for a summit. But before she steps out of her home, she sculpts her rich blond hair into a peasant-style braid. Only then does she become the prime minister every Ukrainian can instantly identify.

April 21, 2008 | By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe’s ruling party declares presidential runoff, charges opposition bribed officials

HARARE, Zimbabwe - A presidential runoff between President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai appeared certain Friday after the ruling party said it had agreed to a second round.

April 19, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Wreck pictures to bear witness to Australian warship’s final moments

CANBERRA, Australia - A remote-controlled submarine scouring the shipwrecked remains of an Australian warship has revealed new clues to a World War II battle that cost more than 700 lives. But the mystery persists: What caused Australia's worst maritime tragedy?

April 19, 2008 | By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Searching for ET: Hawking to look for extraterrestrial life

LONDON - The search for extraterrestrial life received a major boost Monday with the launch of an ambitious $100 million program, backed by famed physicist Stephen ...

July 20, 2015 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press | Associated Press


Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

WASHINGTON - A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that ...

July 16, 2015 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Obama: No mechanism to revoke Cosby's Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected the idea of revoking Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom because of sexual misconduct allegations.

July 15, 2015 | By NANCY BENAC Associated Press | Associated Press


Peaks on Pluto, canyons on Charon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Mankind's first close-up look at Pluto did not disappoint Wednesday: The pictures showed ice mountains on Pluto about as high as ...

July 15, 2015 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press


After years of decline, a spike in city violence

CHICAGO - Police departments across the country that have spent years boasting about plummeting crime numbers are now scrambling to confront something many agencies have not ...

July 11, 2015 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Sharks: Frightening, yet fascinating

AVON, N.C. - It's the golden hour, right before sunset, when the light is soft and pretty. The landscape looks like a postcard. Tourists ...

July 10, 2015 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


FBI: Church gunman shouldn't have been able to get gun

WASHINGTON - The gunman charged in the Charleston, South Carolina, church massacre should not have been allowed to purchase the weapon used in the attack, FBI ...

July 10, 2015 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


Poll: Sandwich generation worried about own long-term care

WASHINGTON - Caught between kids and aging parents, the sandwich generation worries more than most Americans their age about how they'll afford their own care ...

July 09, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Deadly weekend in Chicago highlights city's gang warfare

CHICAGO - A 7-year-old boy who was one of seven people shot to death in Chicago over the holiday weekend was the son of a gang ...

July 06, 2015 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Associated Press


SC Senate votes to remove flag from Statehouse grounds

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to pull the Confederate flag off the Capitol grounds, clearing the way for a historic measure ...

July 06, 2015 | By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Associated Press


Ohio community seeks clues, fights fear after 6 women vanish

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio - The fate of six women - four of them dead, two missing for months - has people on edge in this small southern Ohio city ...

July 04, 2015 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press | Associated Press


John Jay: The forgotten founder

KATONAH, N.Y. - The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember - Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison.

July 03, 2015 | By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer | Associated Press


How Obama reversed course on federal college ratings

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama dearly wanted to get the government in the business of rating colleges and universities based on value and affordability, promising a ...

July 02, 2015 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


US unemployment falls to 7-year low

WASHINGTON - U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges ...

July 02, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


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