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HK democrats could gain after polls, analysts say

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's pro-democracy politicians fared better than expected in legislative elections, a showing that could strengthen their hand in pushing for greater political freedoms in the Chinese territory, analysts said.

September 23, 2008 | By JEREMIAH MARQUEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Medvedev: European monitors to deploy to Georgia

MOSCOW - European Union monitors will deploy to regions surrounding South Ossetia and Abkhazia by next month and Russian troops will pull out after that, President Dmitry Medvedev said Monday.

September 23, 2008 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Blasts kill 9 in Pakistan militant stronghold

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Missiles fired from U.S. drone aircraft hit a seminary and houses associated with a Taliban commander, killing at least nine people, including both militants and civilians, officials and witnesses say.

September 23, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


3 guilty in London plot that caused airline chaos

LONDON - Three men were convicted Monday of conspiracy to murder in a terrorist bombing campaign, but the jury could not reach a verdict on allegations they plotted to use liquid explosives to down trans-Atlantic airliners.

September 23, 2008 | By DAVID STRINGER and PAISLEY DODDS Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Cooking show lands Thai PM in hot water

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand's prime minister, who has survived two weeks of militant street protests demanding his resignation, could be booted out of office for a handful of appearances on a cooking show where he whipped up dishes like ''salmon coconut soup.''

September 23, 2008 | By VIJAY JOSHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


NKorea readies military parade for national day

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea is preparing to stage a military parade Tuesday to mark the communist state's 60th anniversary, an official said.

September 23, 2008 | By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Georgian president vows to reclaim 2 provinces

TBILISI, Georgia - On the eve of a European Union shuttle mission to convince Russia to pull its troops back to prewar positions, Georgia's president vowed Sunday to regain control of two breakaway provinces with the help of ''the rest of the world.''

September 22, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Canada’s prime minister calls early election

TORONTO - Canada's prime minister on Sunday triggered an early election, dissolving Parliament in a bid to bolster his party's grip on power in a vote next month that will be the country's third national ballot in four years.

September 22, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sarkozy: unlikely diplomat in Russia-Georgia fight

PARIS - He's not known for his diplomatic graces, but blunt-talking French President Nicolas Sarkozy looks like Europe's best bet for making peace between Russia and Georgia.

September 22, 2008 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ike’s floods add insult to Haiti’s misery, kill 10

GONAIVES, Haiti - Haitians took to their roofs to escape rising floodwaters Sunday for the second time in a week as squalls from Hurricane Ike added insult to their misery, inundating homes and collapsing a bridge on the last open land route for aid to the desperate city.

September 22, 2008 | By JONATHAN KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hong Kong votes in legislative elections

HONG KONG - Hong Kong voters turned out in thinner numbers Sunday for legislative elections that threatened to set back the pro-democracy opposition and its push for greater political freedoms in the Chinese-ruled territory.

September 22, 2008 | By DIKKY SINN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Health chiefs battle to bring back Iraqi doctors

BAGHDAD - A kidney specialist who fled Iraq's bombings, kidnappings and sectarian killings 20 months ago has reported back to work at his Baghdad hospital - one of some 800 doctors who have returned over the summer.

September 22, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China’s new prosperity fuels fitness craze

BEIJING - Several days a week, Wu Ruiyao hits the gym, where she sweats on a treadmill, tones her abs in a group exercise or stretches under the guidance of a personal trainer.

September 22, 2008 | By DIDI TANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Egypt rock slide toll rises to 32

CAIRO, Egypt - Hopes diminished Sunday for finding survivors among hundreds of people believed trapped beneath massive boulders that destroyed an impoverished neighborhood on Cairo's outskirts, killing at least 32 people, including whole extended families.

September 22, 2008 | By MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Angola’s first vote since 1992 plagued by problems

LUANDA, Angola - Angola stumbled on the road to democracy Friday, voters waiting for hours to take part in the first election in 16 years as ballot shortages and a lack of voting officials played havoc at the polls.

September 20, 2008 | By CASIMIRO SIONA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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US adds a robust 200K jobs

WASHINGTON - Pay raises, the U.S. economy's Achilles' heel in its long recovery from the Great Recession, finally showed signs of accelerating last month ...

February 02, 2018 | By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


A lunar showstopper

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The moon put on a rare cosmic show Wednesday: a red blue moon, super big and super bright.

January 31, 2018 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press


Trump calls for 'new American moment' in national address

WASHINGTON - Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump called upon lawmakers Tuesday night to set aside differences and "summon the unity" needed to make ...

January 30, 2018 | By JULIE PACE and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Child experts: Just say 'no' to Facebook's kids app

BOSTON - Child development experts and advocates are urging Facebook to pull the plug on its new messaging app aimed at kids.

January 30, 2018 | By MATT O'BRIEN and BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writers | Associated Press


In State of Union, Trump to make his case on economy

WASHINGTON - Seeking to move past the shadow of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump intends to use his first State of the Union address to ...

January 29, 2018 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


France sees worst rains in 50 years

PARIS - Floodwaters peaked in Paris on Monday and were threatening towns downstream as the rain-engorged Seine River winds through Normandy toward the English Channel.

January 29, 2018 | By NICOLAS GARRIGA and JEFFREY SCHAEFFER Associated Press | Associated Press


Amid turmoil, Trump seeking a reset with State of the Union

WASHINGTON - Beset by poor poll numbers and the grind of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump will look to reset his term with his first ...

January 27, 2018 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Gymnasts' parents say they'll 'never get rid of the guilt'

LANSING, Mich. - Some parents thought they were misinterpreting the doctor's techniques. Others assumed their children were lying or mistaken.

January 26, 2018 | By DAVID EGGERT and TAMMY WEBBER Associated Press | Associated Press


Scientists successfully clone monkeys

NEW YORK - For the first time, researchers have used the cloning technique that produced Dolly the sheep to create healthy monkeys, bringing science an important ...

January 24, 2018 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Do e-cigarettes help or harm?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Electronic cigarettes could be a boon to public health or a major liability, depending on whether they help Americans quit smoking or encourage ...

January 23, 2018 | By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer | Associated Press


2 dead, 17 injured in Kentucky school shooting

BENTON, Ky. - A 15-year-old student killed two classmates and hit a dozen others with gunfire Tuesday, methodically firing a handgun inside a crowded atrium at ...

January 23, 2018 | By KRISTIN M. HALL and DYLAN LOVAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgotten

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Shakil Afridi has languished in jail for years - since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify ...

January 22, 2018 | By KATHY GANNON Associated Press | Associated Press


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