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Japan PM resigns to avoid ‘political vacuum’

TOKYO - Japan's chronically unpopular prime minister abruptly resigned Monday after a yearlong struggle with a deadlocked parliament, leaving the weakened ruling party to grapple with a stalled economy and rising calls for snap elections.

September 16, 2008 | By JOSEPH COLEMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan claims victory in militant stronghold

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's army claimed Monday to have routed Taliban militants in a stronghold near the Afghan border but turned up no sign of Osama bin Laden or al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri.

September 16, 2008 | By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


India rushes doctors, medicine to flood victims

SAHARSA DISTRICT, India - Indian authorities rushed doctors and medical equipment to flood-devastated northern India on Monday to ward off outbreaks of disease among the hundreds of thousands of victims crowding relief camps, officials said.

September 16, 2008 | | Associated Press


Study: Bypass better than stents in long term

MUNICH, Germany - For heart patients with clogged arteries, the choice between bypass surgery or an angioplasty may come down to one question: How many procedures would you like to have?

September 16, 2008 | By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Russia says US may have sent weapons to Georgia

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Russia warned the West on Monday against supporting Georgia's leadership, suggesting that the United States carried weapons as well as aid to the ex-Soviet republic and calling for an arms embargo until the Georgian government falls.

September 16, 2008 | By ROBERT WIELAARD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan investigates ’honor killings’ of 5 women

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan opened an investigation Monday into the killings of five women who tried to choose their own husbands, after a provincial lawmaker defended their deaths as a ''centuries-old tradition.''

September 16, 2008 | By ASIF SHAHZAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russian journalist’s funeral turns into a protest

MOSCOW - More than 1,000 angry mourners turned the funeral for a journalist critical of Russia's government into a demonstration Monday, accusing police of lying when they said he was accidentally shot by an officer.

September 16, 2008 | By MANSUR MIROVALEV Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Blast rocks Sri Lanka’s capital, wounding 45

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A bomb blast blamed on separatist Tamil Tigers wounded 45 people in Sri Lanka's capital Saturday, while renewed fighting in the embattled north killed 19 rebels and six soldiers, the military said.

September 14, 2008 | By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pressure grows on Thai prime minister to resign

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand's prime minister vowed Saturday that he would not resign even as pressure mounted with anti-government protesters occupying his headquarters for a fifth day Saturday and disrupting rail and air service.

September 14, 2008 | By SUTIN WANNABOVORN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


India floods strand hundreds of thousands

SAHARSA, India - The deluge came and turned his world to water, so Umesh Kushyaha decided to build a boat.

September 14, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ecuador’s challenge: dislodging Colombian rebels

PUERTO NUEVO, Ecuador - Puerto Nuevo, population 1,700, has no church, no police, no immigration post and no elected officials. Flanked by dense rainforest on the southern bank of the muddy San Miguel River, it's a town of transients. And of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

September 14, 2008 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Nigeria militants: 29 military personnel killed

LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's main militant group claimed Saturday that it killed at least 29 military personnel in three separate attacks across the restive southern oil region.

September 14, 2008 | By EDWARD HARRIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel tightens grip on West Bank’s Jordan Valley

MASKIYOT, West Bank - They live just a couple of miles from each other along a country road winding through parched fields, but they are worlds apart.

September 14, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Missing cleric roils Lebanon’s Shiites years later

BEIRUT, Lebanon - For the rest of the world, the disappearance of the imam Moussa al-Sadr is probably at most a footnote in the checkered history of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. In 1978, the Lebanese Shiite Muslim religious leader flew to Tripoli for a week of talks with Libyan officials. He was never seen or heard from again.

September 13, 2008 | By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Media says Hezbollah hit helicopter by mistake

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Hezbollah handed over a man suspected of firing at a Lebanese army helicopter into military authorities, a judicial official said Friday, amid media reports that the fatal shooting was a mistake by the militant group.

September 13, 2008 | By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Women file to run for US House seats in record numbers

CHERRY HILL, N.J. - The number of women running for the U.S. House of Representatives set a record Thursday, most of them Democrats motivated ...

April 05, 2018 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL and MAUREEN LINKE Associated Press | Associated Press


Addressing the opioid crisis

ATLANTA - The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and ...

April 05, 2018 | By R.J. RICO Associated Press | Associated Press


MLK honored as thousands march to 'keep the dream going'

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - With thoughts on the past and eyes to the future, thousands marched and sang civil rights songs Wednesday to honor the Rev. Martin ...

April 04, 2018 | By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, ADRIAN SAINZ and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


EPA to ease emissions standards

Environmental regulators announced on Monday they will ease emissions standards for cars and trucks, saying that a timeline put in place by President Barack Obama ...

April 02, 2018 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Kentucky, Oklahoma teachers rally as rebellion grows

OKLAHOMA CITY - The state Capitol in Kentucky filled with teachers protesting pension changes and demanding generous school funding Monday, and thousands of Oklahoma educators walked ...

April 02, 2018 | By SEAN MURPHY and BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press | Associated Press


Emory University acquires letters by author Harper Lee

NEW YORK - Around the same time "To Kill a Mockingbird" made Harper Lee a best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, she was still fighting for ...

April 02, 2018 | By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer | Associated Press


Science: What we know about coffee and cancer risk

Trouble is brewing for coffee lovers in California, where a judge ruled that sellers must post scary warnings about cancer risks. But how frightened should ...

March 31, 2018 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Widow of Orlando nightclub gunman is acquitted in the attack

The widow of the gunman who slaughtered 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was acquitted Friday of helping to plot the attack ...

March 30, 2018 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Visiting Memphis 50 years after King's assassination

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Fifty years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee ...

March 28, 2018 | By ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump says Second Amendment won't be repealed

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that the Second Amendment "WILL NEVER BE REPEALED" and called on voters to elect more Republicans in this fall ...

March 28, 2018 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


New cars are quickly getting self-driving safety features

DETROIT - Autonomous vehicles get all the headlines, but automakers are gradually adding advanced electronic safety features to human-driven cars as they step toward a world ...

March 27, 2018 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | Associated Press


Will GOP efforts convince voters?

WASHINGTON - With passage of an enormous budget bill, the GOP-controlled Congress all but wrapped up its legislating for the year. But will it be enough ...

March 24, 2018 | By LISA MASCARO and MATTHEW DALY Associated Press | Associated Press


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