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Senior official confident of US-Iraq deal in July

BAGHDAD - A top American official expressed confidence Tuesday the U.S. and Iraq will finalize a long-term security pact on time next month despite strong opposition from Iran and a storm of criticism from Iraqi lawmakers who must ratify the deal.

June 25, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Islanders from Lesbos sue gay group over use of ’Lesbian’ in name, calling it insult

ATHENS, Greece - Three islanders from Lesbos told a court Tuesday that gay women insult the island's identity by calling themselves lesbians.

June 25, 2008 | By NICHOLAS PAPHITIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


TV: 100 dead in Sudan after plane catches fire

KHARTOUM, Sudan - A Sudan Airways jetliner veered off a runway late Tuesday amid thunderstorms and burst into flames, killing about 100 people, Sudanese television reported.

June 25, 2008 | By MOHAMED OSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Japanese stabbing suspect had cache of weapons

TOKYO - Investigators searching the apartment of the suspect in a bloody Tokyo rampage found evidence Tuesday he bought a small cache of knives and other weapons just before the assault, police said.

June 25, 2008 | By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel strike kills 3 Gaza militants firing mortar

JERUSALEM - An Israeli airstrike killed three Palestinians firing mortars at southern Israel on Tuesday, while Israel's leaders debated whether to pursue a truce with Gaza's Hamas rulers or launch a broad military offensive against militants in the coastal strip.

June 25, 2008 | By MATTI FRIEDMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Honors for Mao Mao the panda killed in China quake

WOLONG, China - Mao Mao the panda's remains were gently laid in a wooden crate and wheeled to a patch of ground in China's famed Wolong Nature Reserve where a freshly dug grave awaited.

June 25, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chinese troops blast debris to drain quake lake

QINGLIAN, China - An additional 120 troops were sent Monday to help soldiers with explosives and anti-tank weapons blast rocks and mud slowing the drainage of a still-rising lake that threatened to flood more than 1 million people downstream.

June 24, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN steps up aid delivery in battered Myanmar delta

YANGON, Myanmar - U.N. helicopters loaded with relief supplies reached areas of Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta Monday that have been cut off from regular aid since a devastating cyclone five weeks ago, an official said.

June 24, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Attacker in Tokyo foretold mayhem in messages

TOKYO - As mourners, some weeping, piled Japanese comics, flowers and other mementoes at the scene of a deadly stabbing rampage, the government Monday sought to impose tighter controls over large knives and provide better security in public places.

June 24, 2008 | By JAY ALABASTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rights group calls for intervention in Zimbabwe

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa- With just three weeks until a presidential runoff, a leading human rights organization said Monday that the African Union must push longtime Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe to end political violence.

June 24, 2008 | By DONNA BRYSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Saudi to tackle high oil prices

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia- Saudi Arabia will call for a summit between oil producing countries and consumer states to discuss soaring energy prices, Information and Culture Minister Iyad Madani said Monday.

June 24, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Stocks mixed after last week’s sell-off

NEW YORK - Wall Street traded mixed Monday as an oil price pullback encouraged investors to search for bargain stocks, particularly among blue-chip companies, after last week's hefty losses.

June 24, 2008 | By MADLEN READ | Associated Press


Oil producers urged to boost output as prices soar

AOMORI, Japan - Leading energy-consuming nations urged oil producers Saturday to boost their output to counter soaring prices threatening the world economy, while they pledged to develop clean energy technologies and improve efficiency.

June 22, 2008 | By JOSEPH COLEMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi PM in Tehran for talks with Iranian leaders

TEHRAN, Iran - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was in Tehran Saturday for talks that are expected to focus on a proposed U.S.-Iraq security agreement that Iran fears will keep the American military in neighboring Iraq for years.

June 22, 2008 | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Water drains from earthquake-formed lake in China

MIANYANG, China - Water poured from a massive lake formed by China's deadly earthquake in a carefully engineered diversion Saturday to ease the threat of flooding for a million people in the sprawling disaster zone.

June 22, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Study reveals suicides by job

NEW YORK - Farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen have the highest suicide rate in the U.S., while librarians and educators have the lowest, according to a ...

June 30, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


New laws on abortion set to take effect

New laws targeting abortion are set to take effect Friday in about one-fifth of the states, initiating another wave of restrictions just days after the ...

June 29, 2016 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Benghazi report concludes

WASHINGTON - House Republicans on Tuesday concluded their $7 million, two-year investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, with fresh accusations of lethal mistakes by ...

June 28, 2016 | By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press | Associated Press


Recovery underway in West Virginia

RAINELLE, W.Va. - When the torrential rains stopped in the tiny West Virginia town of Rainelle, the volunteers started showing up.

June 27, 2016 | By JOHN RABY and JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press | Associated Press


Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights in a quarter-century Monday, striking down Texas' widely replicated rules that sharply reduced abortion ...

June 27, 2016 | By MARK SHERMAN | Associated Press


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