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Georgia leader signs truce, but will Russia leave?

TBILISI, Georgia - Georgia's president grudgingly signed a truce with Russia Friday, even as he denounced the Russians as invading barbarians and accused the West of all but encouraging them to overrun his country. A stone-faced Condoleezza Rice, standing alongside, said Russian troops must withdraw immediately from their smaller neighbor.

August 30, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE and ANNE GEARAN Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Musharraf feels the heat as impeachment looms

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - With impeachment proceedings looming, the pressure on President Pervez Musharraf to quit built Friday as both his rivals and allies confirmed back-channel talks were under way that could ease him out.

August 30, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bomb strikes Shiite pilgrims in Iraq

BAGHDAD - A passenger van packed with explosives blew up Friday at a bus station north of Baghdad where Shiite pilgrims had stopped for the night, killing four people and wounding dozens, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.

August 30, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


West presses for end to Georgia conflict

TBILISI, Georgia - Western leaders engaged in intense diplomacy Friday to persuade Russia to pull troops out of Georgia, but tensions soared after a top Russian general warned that Poland had exposed itself to attack by striking a missile defense deal with the United States.

August 30, 2008 | By MATTI FRIEDMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


London’s fabled Walthamstow greyhound track closes

LONDON - The finish line is looming for the greyhounds of Walthamstow Stadium, a London landmark frequented by everyone from Winston Churchill to Brad Pitt and where David Beckham worked as a teenager.

August 30, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe opposition leaders stopped at airport

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Officials briefly confiscated the passports of Zimbabwe's top opposition leader and two aides as they tried to fly to South Africa Thursday to attend a regional summit.

August 29, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bombs target Shiite pilgrims in Iraq; 26 killed

BAGHDAD - A female suicide bomber struck Shiite pilgrims south of Baghdad, killing at least 26 people and wounding dozens, police said. It was the deadliest in a series of attacks on travelers heading to the holy city of Karbala for a major religious festival.

August 29, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rice gives Russian peacekeepers more powers

PARIS - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will ask Georgia to sign a cease-fire agreement with Russia that includes apparent concessions to Moscow but preserves Georgian borders, a U.S. official said Thursday.

August 29, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US sends aid for Georgian wounded and refugees

TBILISI, Georgia - Some of the first tangible American support for Georgia was visible Thursday in a storeroom at a grim Tbilisi hospital: a dozen crates of medical equipment marked with Stars-and-Stripes stickers and the words ''USA: Operation Provide Hope.''

August 29, 2008 | By MATTI FRIEDMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


After war in Georgia, what does Russia want?

MOSCOW - After a brief victorious war, the Kremlin must decide what to do with its triumph.

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


Russia wins concesssions in Georgia truce

PARIS - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will ask Georgia to sign a cease-fire agreement with Russia that includes concessions to Moscow but preserves Georgian borders, U.S. officials said Thursday.

August 29, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UK officials: Christian Bale will not face charges

LONDON - Batman star Christian Bale will not face charges relating to an alleged assault on his mother and sister last month, prosecutors said Thursday, suggesting their decision was based in part on the family members' wishes.

August 29, 2008 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Analysts: China crackdown fueling attacks

KUQA, China - A police crackdown meant to quell militants in China's rugged frontier of Xinjiang has failed to prevent a surge of attacks, and analysts say Beijing's tactics may actually be encouraging more violence among the region's usually moderate Muslims.

August 29, 2008 | Analysts: China crackdown fueling attacks Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chinese defend Olympic ceremony lip-synch

BEIJING - Chinese officials defended their decision to pass off the voice of a 7-year-old songbird as that of another girl at the Olympic opening ceremony, calling it a simple casting choice. Critics said it was a step too far in China's obsession with the perfect Olympic Games.

August 28, 2008 | By ROHAN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bombs target city official, civilians in Iraq

BAGHDAD - A series of car bombs targeted a senior city official and civilians Wednesday in northern Iraq, killing at least four people, officials said, the latest in a spate of attacks the U.S. military said was a show of force by an enemy on the run.

August 28, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Tropical Storm Emily makes landfall

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Trump threatens to end required health payments

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Crash of health bill incites blame-a-thon among Republicans

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Economy rebounds during 2nd quarter

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy revved up this spring after a weak start to the year, fueled by a surge in consumer spending. But the ...

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Ohio State Fair reopens 'low-impact' rides

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Rides at the Ohio State Fair's Kiddieland and some elsewhere in the amusement park reopened Friday with the OK of inspectors two ...

July 28, 2017 | By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump pushes out Priebus

WASHINGTON - His White House in turmoil, President Donald Trump abruptly announced late Friday he was appointing Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to be his chief ...

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GOP dealt stiff blow in Senate's bid to repeal Obamacare

WASHINGTON - Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack ...

July 28, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Sessions tells AP he's not stepping down unless asked

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - After being berated for a week by President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he will stay in the ...

July 27, 2017 | By SADIE GURMAN and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


House GOP advancing spending boosts for Pentagon, veterans

WASHINGTON - The GOP-controlled House has given tentative approval to a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's long-promised wall along the U ...

July 27, 2017 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Senate opens 'Obamacare' debate

WASHINGTON - Prodded by President Donald Trump, a bitterly divided Senate voted at last Tuesday to move forward with the Republicans' long-promised legislation to repeal and ...

July 25, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


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