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Concerns in Europe despite Obama’s warm welcome

BERLIN - The warm welcome that washed over Barack Obama during his Berlin appearance Thursday made it abundantly clear that Europeans have a strong desire to heal the trans-Atlantic rift and the Democratic president candidate is a good choice for the job.

August 08, 2008 | By MATT MOORE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Former Argentine army chief sentenced to life in ’dirty war’ trial

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A court sentenced one of Argentina's most feared former military leaders to life in prison on Thursday for the 1977 kidnapping, torture and killing of four leftist activists.

August 08, 2008 | By NICHOLAS KUSNETZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Palestinian attacks using construction vehicle

JERUSALEM - A Palestinian attacker turned a construction vehicle into a fearsome weapon in downtown Jerusalem just hours before Barack Obama's visit Tuesday, ramming a bus, overturning a car and injuring five people before he was shot dead.

August 06, 2008 | By LAURIE COPANS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US seeks to link prisoner to Sept 11 attacks in first Guantanamo trial

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A former driver for Osama bin Laden knew the target of the fourth hijacked plane on Sept. 11, a prosecutor said Tuesday as he sought to undercut defense arguments that the Guantanamo prisoner was a low-level employee of the terrorist leader.

August 06, 2008 | By MIKE MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Immunity law passed in Italy

ROME - Italy's Parliament gave final approval Tuesday to a contentious law that grants immunity from prosecution to Premier Silvio Berlusconi and other top Italian officials.

August 06, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Karadzic hid in plain view to elude capture

BELGRADE, Serbia - For more than a decade, the world's most-wanted war crimes fugitive displayed a talent for eluding international justice. His secret? Hide in plain sight.

August 06, 2008 | By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Portugal closes case of missing British girl

LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's attorney general ordered police Monday to halt their investigation into the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann because detectives uncovered no evidence of a crime during their 14-month probe.

August 05, 2008 | By BARRY HATTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Worse may come for epic lines at Tijuana crossing

TIJUANA, Mexico - It looks like any Southern California traffic jam - except you can buy a cappuccino and a 4-foot statue of Jesus from your car while watching dogs sniff vehicles for drugs.

August 05, 2008 | By DAN KEANE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Myanmar cyclone damage estimated at $4 billion

SINGAPORE - Survivors of Myanmar's Cyclone Nargis face a ''second emergency'' unless relief efforts receive an influx of $1 billion in international aid over the next three years, according to the first full assessment of the disaster released Monday.

August 05, 2008 | By VIJAY JOSHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Roche offers $43.7B for rest of Genentech

GENEVA - Swiss pharmaceutical maker Roche on Monday offered $43.7 billion for the remaining shares of its U.S. biotech partner Genentech Inc., seizing the opportunity offered by the weak U.S. dollar to grab a bigger share of earnings from such Genentech drugs as the blockbuster cancer treatment Avastin.

August 05, 2008 | By ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Further cut in US forces in Iraq likely this fall

BAGHDAD - Iraq's security has improved so much, even as U.S. troop levels have dropped, that President Bush seems likely to order thousands more soldiers home by year's end.

August 05, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press


Indictment is biggest test for Sudanese leader

KHARTOUM, Sudan - President Omar al-Bashir's indictment on Darfur genocide charges presents the Sudanese leader with the most serious challenge to his 19-year rule, raising questions about his legitimacy that could weaken his grip on power.

August 04, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pope wraps up Australia trip with final Mass

SYDNEY, Australia - Pope Benedict XVI ended his farthest pilgrimage Sunday, one intended to inspire a new generation of faithful while trying to overcome a dark chapter for his church from a clerical sex abuse scandal.

August 04, 2008 | By VICTOR L. SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


To avoid Olympic smog, Beijing limits traffic

BEIJING - With the Olympics less than three weeks away, Beijing began restricting car use and limiting factory emissions on Sunday in a final drastic effort to clear its smog-choked skies.

August 04, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Crackdown focuses on arms smuggling from Iran

CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - U.S. forces in Iraq are launching a new crackdown on weapons smuggling from Iran, in part by tighter monitoring of border crossings, a U.S. commander told The Associated Press on Friday.

August 02, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press


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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 ...

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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