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Japan hangs 3 convicted murderers

TOKYO - A serial killer who mutilated the bodies of four young girls and reportedly drank the blood of one of his victims was among three convicted murderers executed in Japan on Tuesday for crimes an official called indescribably cruel.

July 02, 2008 | By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kidnappers extend deadline for talks to free Philippine journalists

MANILA, Philippines - Al-Qaida-linked militants extended a Tuesday deadline for a ransom payment to free a popular TV news anchor and her cameraman kidnapped in the southern Philippines, a negotiator said.

July 02, 2008 | By TERESA CEROJANO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan’s A.Q. Khan denies new nuke weapons claim

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The architect of Pakistan's nuclear program on Tuesday rejected a report alleging that his network may have shared blueprints for an advanced nuclear weapon with countries such as Iran and North Korea.

July 02, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hamas says it’s reached cease-fire with Israel

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gaza's Hamas rulers on Tuesday said they have reached a long-awaited cease-fire with Israel meant to end months of Palestinian assaults on Israeli border towns and bruising Israeli retaliation.

July 02, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Economy struggles with rising prices, plodding growth

WASHINGTON - Wholesale prices barreled ahead while housing and industrial activity faltered - a blend of high-costs and slow growth that ensures the Federal Reserve's most likely move on interest rates next week will be no move whatsoever.

July 02, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


High security for Olympic flame in western China

KASHGAR, China - Tight security surrounded the Olympic flame Tuesday as it began its journey through China's restive Muslim western region of Xinjiang.

July 02, 2008 | By SCOTT McDONALD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Anti-US cleric shifts strategy for Iraq elections

BAGHDAD - Followers of anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr will run candidates on other party tickets in upcoming Iraqi provincial elections, a top aide said Sunday, in an apparent bid to sidestep what they believe is a government campaign against their movement.

June 30, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sensitive China quake photo removed from exhibit

JUYUAN, China - In a town where parents are grieving for the nearly 300 children killed when last month's earthquake toppled a middle school, a photograph hinting at shoddy school construction has disappeared from a public exhibition.

June 30, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN chief: Saudi to boost oil production

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia plans to increase its oil production by 200,000 barrels a day next month, the kingdom's oil minister told U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Sunday, according to Ban's spokesman.

June 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Parents of China quake victims express anger

BEICHUAN COUNTY, China - Hundreds of grieving parents blocked the road into a flattened town Thursday as police sought to quell a rising wave of public anger over schools that collapsed in an earthquake a month ago and killed thousands of children.

June 27, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Opposition No. 2 faces treason charge in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe - President Robert Mugabe's regime struck at the opposition leadership Thursday only two weeks before Zimbabwe's presidential runoff election, twice detaining his challenger and jailing the No. 2 opposition official to face treason charges.

June 27, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pentagon chief regrets any problems from airstrike

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday he has invited Afghanistan and Pakistan to be part of a U.S. investigation into an airstrike that Pakistani officials say killed 11 of their troops.

June 27, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press


Bush disagrees with court’s Guantanamo ruling

ROME - President Bush on Thursday strongly disagreed with a Supreme Court ruling that clears foreign terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay to challenge their detention in U.S. civilian courts. Bush suggested new legislation may now be needed to keep the American people safe.

June 27, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Militias gone from Basra but fear, apprehension remain

BASRA, Iraq - A clothing store owner defiantly waves a cigarette in the air, saying he was not allowed to smoke when Shiite militias were in control. Then he quietly adds: ''Don't let them know I said they were bad. They can still kill me.''

June 27, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gaza house blast kills 7; Hamas hints at accident

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip - An explosion flattened a house in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing seven people. After blaming Israel and unleashing a barrage of rockets and mortars, Hamas suggested the blast was accidental, not an Israeli attack.

June 27, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Confederate emblem has staying power on Mississippi flag

JACKSON, Miss. - The Confederate battle emblem still waves on the Mississippi flag and appears in little danger of being erased anytime soon.

January 31, 2017 | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, a fast-rising conservative judge with a writer's flair, to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, a selection expected ...

January 31, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump defends immigration order

WASHINGTON - Defiant in the face of an international backlash, President Donald Trump pressed into his second week in office defending his sweeping immigration ban. Protests ...

January 30, 2017 | By CATHERINE LUCEY and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


A commuter's dream

WASHINGTON - Even before George Jetson entranced kids with his cartoon flying car, people dreamed of soaring above traffic congestion. Inventors and entrepreneurs have long tried ...

January 30, 2017 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press


US judge bars deportations under Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON - A federal judge issued an emergency order Saturday night temporarily barring the U.S. from deporting people from nations subject to President Donald Trump ...

January 29, 2017 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump order on refugees, Muslims sparks confusion, worry

WASHINGTON - Confusion, worry and outrage grew Saturday as President Donald Trump's crackdown on refugees and citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries took effect. Airlines blocked ...

January 28, 2017 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump proposes big import tax for Mexico

WASHINGTON - Determined to wall off America's border with Mexico, President Donald Trump triggered a diplomatic clash and a fresh fight over trade Thursday as ...

January 26, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and MARK STEVENSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump announces 'major' voter fraud investigation

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump tweeted early Wednesday that he is ordering a "major investigation" into voter fraud, revisiting unsubstantiated claims he's made repeatedly about ...

January 25, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


Could where you live decide your fate with cancer?

CHICAGO - Americans in certain struggling parts of the country are dying from cancer at rising rates, even as the cancer death rate nationwide continues to ...

January 24, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Trump vows to rise to moment

WASHINGTON - After a combative start to his presidency, Donald Trump delivered a more unifying message Sunday and sought to reassure Americans he was ready to ...

January 23, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump reassures CIA officials

LANGLEY, Va. (AP) - President Donald Trump moved to repair his tumultuous relationship with America's spy agencies on his first full day in office, but ...

January 21, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


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