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Fires expose troubles at French immigrant lockups

PARIS - Two French holding centers for illegal immigrants have been set ablaze in recent weeks, ratcheting up tensions over tough new immigration policies that France wants to spread Europe-wide.

August 23, 2008 | By ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Politics, pageantry blend for Bush at Olympics

BEIJING - President Bush, the first U.S. president to attend an Olympics abroad, blended political messages for China and Russia with high fives and hugs for American athletes Friday.

August 23, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Baghdad zoo welcomes pair of US-donated tiger cubs

BAGHDAD - The Baghdad Zoo on Friday welcomed a pair of rare Bengal tiger cubs that were donated by a North Carolina animal sanctuary despite protests by animal rights activists.

August 23, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China opens its long-sought Olympics spectacularly

BEIJING - China didn't just walk onto the world stage. It soared over it.

August 23, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


After rebuke, Bush eager to embrace Olympics

BEIJING - President Bush's Olympic odyssey started with a game of political one-upmanship Thursday, as his blunt critique of the host country prompted China to warn the U.S. president to stop meddling in its business.

August 22, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kurdish rebels say they sabotaged Turkey pipeline

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Kurdish separatist rebels claimed responsibility Thursday for sabotaging a critical Turkish pipeline, helping push global oil prices back above $120 per barrel.

August 22, 2008 | By C. ONUR ANT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sad summer: Economic woes hit European vacations

PARIS - It's the Paris version of the ''staycation'': Marc des Bouillons lounged in a beach chair with a book, surrounded by women in bikinis, ice cream stands, a DJ spinning summer tunes and kids running amok.

August 22, 2008 | By ANGELA DOLAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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


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US hospitals set record for quick heart attack care

There's never been a better time to be treated for a heart attack. U.S. hospitals have set a record for how quickly they ...

July 31, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Tropical Storm Emily makes landfall

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Tropical Storm Emily weakened to a tropical depression Monday afternoon as it slogged eastward across the Florida peninsula, spreading drenching rains, causing ...

July 31, 2017 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump threatens to end required health payments

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened once more to end required payments to insurance companies unless lawmakers repeal and replace the Obama-era health care ...

July 29, 2017 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press | Associated Press


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

WASHINGTON - The resounding Senate crash of the seven-year Republican drive to scrap the Obama health care law incited GOP finger-pointing Friday but left the party ...

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


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 ...

July 28, 2017 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


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 ...

July 28, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


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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