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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


US officials defend Iraqi budget surplus

BAGHDAD - Iraq is paying for more of its own reconstruction but is still struggling to spend its multibillion dollar surplus as it copes with a flood of oil revenue and a cumbersome approval process meant to curb corruption, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

August 21, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush says US firmly opposed to China’s repression

BANGKOK, Thailand - With all eyes on Beijing, President Bush bluntly told China that America stands in ''firm opposition'' to the way the communist government represses its own people, a rebuke delivered from the heart of Asia on the cusp of the Olympic Games.

August 21, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Helicopter rescues last survivor of K2 tragedy

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The frostbitten last survivor of the mountaineering disaster that killed 11 people on the world's second-highest peak was plucked off K2 on Wednesday and taken to a military hospital, a Pakistani army spokesman said.

August 21, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


DNA tests to study mummy fetuses in King Tut tomb

CAIRO, Egypt - Egyptian scientists are carrying out DNA tests on two mummified fetuses found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun to determine whether they are the young pharaoh's offspring, the antiquities authority said Wednesday.

August 21, 2008 | By SALAH NASRAWI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi parliament fails to agree on elections law

BAGHDAD - Iraqi lawmakers adjourned for the month Wednesday after failing to agree on a provincial election law, casting doubt on whether U.S.-backed balloting can be held in the country's 18 provinces this year.

August 21, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Military jury convicts bin Laden’s ex-driver

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A jury of six U.S. military officers convicted Osama bin Laden's former driver of supporting terrorism Wednesday, but cleared him of conspiracy charges in the first war crimes trial at Guantanamo Bay.

August 21, 2008 | By MIKE MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Comey: 'I was fired because of the Russia investigation'

WASHINGTON - Former FBI Director James Comey asserted Thursday that President Donald Trump fired him to interfere with his investigation of Russia's ties to the ...

June 08, 2017 | By ERIC TUCKER and ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump taps seasoned law enforcement attorney to head FBI

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump surprised Washington on Wednesday with his choice to replace James Comey a day ahead of the ousted FBI director's blockbuster ...

June 07, 2017 | By SADIE GURMAN and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Needing troops, Army offers up to $90K bonuses to re-enlist

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Struggling to expand its ranks, the Army will triple the amount of bonuses it's paying this year to more than ...

June 06, 2017 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Drugs score big wins against some cancers

CHICAGO - Drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There's even ...

June 05, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Online tool offers patients a quick way to report cancer complications

CHICAGO - If you're being treated for cancer, speak up about any side effects. A study that had patients use home computers to report symptoms ...

June 05, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


A shortage of qualified workers?

WASHINGTON - Are employers starting to run out of workers to hire?

June 02, 2017 | By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Trump pulls US from global warming accord

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump declared Thursday he was pulling the U.S. from the landmark Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts ...

June 01, 2017 | By JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Study: New Mexico, Georgia had highest jail rates in US

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexico and Georgia - two states with some of the nation's largest percentages of minority residents in the United States - had ...

May 31, 2017 | By RUSSELL CONTRERAS Associated Press | Associated Press


Pentagon says missile defense test a success

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon scored an important success Tuesday in a test of its oft-criticized missile defense program, destroying a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean ...

May 30, 2017 | By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer | Associated Press


For many, the true meaning of Memorial Day has been forgotten

ANNVILLE, Pa. - Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached - a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers.

May 29, 2017 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Ultimate sacrifice: Teen dies shielding cousin from gunfire

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. - It was after midnight when a gunman burst into the living room of a southern Mississippi home where young people were playing video ...

May 29, 2017 | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press | Associated Press


Report: More Americans with Alzheimer's are dying at home

NEW YORK - One in 4 Alzheimer's deaths in the United States are now occurring at home - a startling increase that marks a shift away ...

May 26, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Trump 'evolving' on climate action

TAORMINA, Italy - Forceful face-to-face talks this week with fellow world leaders left President Donald Trump "more knowledgeable" and with "evolving" views about the global climate ...

May 26, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


Former Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in '80s

DALLAS - A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the death of an ...

May 26, 2017 | By DAVID WARREN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump scolds fellow NATO leaders

BRUSSELS - Surrounded by stone-faced allies, President Donald Trump rebuked fellow NATO members Thursday for failing to meet the military alliance's financial benchmarks, asserting that ...

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


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