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Cease-fire holds in Sadr City after deadly clashes

BAGHDAD - A shaky cease-fire appeared to take hold Tuesday in Baghdad's Sadr City, after a cleric who brokered the deal for Shiite fighters said they would honor it even after clashes left at least 11 dead and 19 wounded.

May 28, 2008 | By CHRIS TOMLINSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Calls mount for Olmert’s resignation

JERUSALEM - Calls for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's resignation mounted on Friday as police probed allegations that he accepted hundreds of thousands of campaign dollars in cash-stuffed envelopes from a U.S. citizen.

May 24, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Myanmar seizes UN aid supplies, ’not ready’ to let in US

YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's military leaders seized aid shipments headed for cyclone survivors and told the top U.S. diplomat there Friday that they're not ready to let in American aid workers despite warnings the country is on the verge of a medical catastrophe.

May 24, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Hezbollah gunmen seize control of Beirut neighborhoods

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Shiite Hezbollah gunmen seized control of key parts of Beirut from Sunnis loyal to the U.S.-backed government Friday, a dramatic show-of-force certain to strengthen the Iranian-allied group's hand as it fights for dominance in Lebanon's political deadlock.

May 24, 2008 | By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Election in Serbia may cripple hunt for Gen. Ratko Mladic

BELGRADE, Serbia - For 13 years, he has eluded capture for atrocities a U.N. judge described as ''scenes from hell ... written on the darkest pages of human history.''

May 24, 2008 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Austrian judge extends Fritzl’s custody in captive daughter case

VIENNA, Austria - An Austrian judge ruled Friday that a man accused of fathering seven children with a daughter he held captive for more than two decades should remain in custody, an official said.

May 24, 2008 | By VERONIKA OLEKSYN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Train quarantined in Ontario with mystery illness

TORONTO - Canadian authorities quarantined a train in northern Ontario Friday after a woman died and several other people came down with an undetermined illness.

May 24, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russia puts tanks and missiles back in Red Square parade

MOSCOW - Russia showcased its military might and youthful new president to the world Friday, as heavy tanks and missile launchers rumbled across Red Square in a Victory Day parade for the first time since the Soviet era.

May 24, 2008 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rocket hits BBC bureau in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Shiite militants launched rockets toward the fortified Green Zone on Friday, taking advantage of a sandstorm that gave cover from attacks by U.S. aircraft. Some rockets fell short, including one that damaged the British Broadcasting Corp. bureau.

May 24, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russian parliament confirms Putin as prime minister

MOSCOW - Vladimir Putin was named prime minister of Russia Thursday after a fervent speech full of ambitious plans that overshadowed his low-key successor and suggested that he will keep a strong hand in ruling the country.

May 23, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rocket hits Baghdad park, killing 2 civilians

BAGHDAD - A rocket hit a downtown Baghdad park Thursday, killing two people as American and Iraqi forces battled Shiite militants believed responsible for many such attacks.

May 23, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cyclone Nargis had all the makings of ‘a perfect storm’

BANGKOK, Thailand - It was Asia's answer to Hurricane Katrina. Packing winds upwards of 120 mph, Cyclone Nargis became one of Asia's deadliest storms by hitting land at one of the lowest points in Myanmar and setting off a storm surge that reached 25 miles inland.

May 23, 2008 | By MICHAEL CASEY AP Environmental Writer | Associated Press


Acting chief of Mexico’s federal police shot dead in capital

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's acting federal police chief was shot dead Thursday outside his home - a brazen attack that comes as drug traffickers increasingly lash back at a nationwide crackdown on organized crime.

May 23, 2008 | By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Official: UN plane lands in Myanmar with aid after cyclone

YANGON, Myanmar - Relief supplies from the United Nations began arriving in Myanmar Thursday, but U.S. military planes loaded with aid were still denied access by the country's isolationist regime five days after a devastating cyclone.

May 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Clashes erupt for second day in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Shiite Hezbollah supporters and the Lebanese government's Sunni backers clashed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades Thursday in battles that spread through Beirut's streets soon after Hezbollah's leader vowed to fight any attempt to disarm his men.

May 23, 2008 | By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Building a malaria-proof mosquito

WASHINGTON - A powerful new technology holds the promise of rapidly altering genes to make malaria-proof mosquitoes, eliminate their Zika-carrying cousins or wipe out an invasive ...

June 08, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Clinton claims historic victory in Democratic primary

NEW YORK - Claiming her place in history, Hillary Clinton declared victory Tuesday night in her bruising battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, becoming the first ...

June 08, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and LISA LERER Associated Press | Associated Press


CDC: 1 in 4 US women obese

NEW YORK - The nation's obesity epidemic continues to grow, led by an alarming increase among women. For the first time, more than 4 in ...

June 07, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Muhammad Ali dead at 74

He was fast of fist and foot - lip, too - a heavyweight champion who promised to shock the world and did. He floated. He stung. Mostly ...

June 04, 2016 | By TIM DAHLBERG Associated Press | Associated Press


Zoos' dangerous-animal squads arm for a weighty responsibility

When a 400-pound gorilla grabbed a 3-year-old boy at the Cincinnati Zoo, the sharpshooter who killed the ape wasn't from the police. Instead, the ...

June 03, 2016 | By JENNIFER PELTZ and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press | Associated Press


'Deaths of despair' drag life expectancy lower for whites

NEW YORK - Rising drug and alcohol overdoses, suicides, and disease from chronic alcoholism - labeled "deaths of despair" by one expert - are cutting the lives of ...

June 03, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press | Associated Press


US hiring grinds to a near-halt

WASHINGTON - U.S. hiring slowed to a near-standstill in May, sowing doubts about the economy's health and complicating the Federal Reserve's efforts to ...

June 03, 2016 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writers | Associated Press


Panel: Treating hearing loss shouldn't be a pricey hassle

WASHINGTON - Treating hearing loss shouldn't be such a pricey hassle. That's the message from a prestigious government advisory group that's calling on ...

June 02, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Too much salt

WASHINGTON - From cheese to sliced turkey, the Obama administration is encouraging food companies and restaurants to lower the amount of salt in the foods they ...

June 01, 2016 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Dozens imprisoned in Russia for social media posts, shares

TVER, Russia - Anastasia Bubeyeva shows a screenshot on her computer of a picture of a toothpaste tube with the words: "Squeeze Russia out of yourself ...

May 31, 2016 | By NATALIYA VASILYEVA Associated Press | Associated Press


Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorilla

CINCINNATI - Police said Tuesday they are investigating the parents of the 3-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and had ...

May 31, 2016 | By DAN SEWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Floods pound Texas

RICHMOND, Texas - Residents of some rural southeastern Texas counties were bracing for more flooding along a river that reached a record-high on Tuesday as more ...

May 31, 2016 | By JOHN L. MONE Associated Press | Associated Press


Sky high

NEW YORK - Billionaires' Row.

May 30, 2016 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press | Associated Press


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