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Myanmar police block aid workers, food piles up

YANGON, Myanmar - Police barred foreign aid workers from reaching cyclone survivors in hard-hit areas Tuesday, while emergency food shipments backed up at the main airport for Myanmar's biggest city.

May 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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


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Researchers confirm site of hangings for Salem witch trials

SALEM, Mass. - A team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the exact site where 19 innocent people were hanged during ...

January 15, 2016 | By MARK PRATT and RODRIQUE NGOWI Associated Press | Associated Press


Launching cancer moonshot, Biden says politics impeding cure

PHILADELPHIA - Vice President Joe Biden launched a "moonshot" initiative Friday to hasten a cure for cancer, aiming to use his final year in office to ...

January 15, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and KATHY MATHESON Associated Press | Associated Press


What's next for lucky Powerball winners?

MUNFORD, Tenn. - If they're wise, the three mystery winners of the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot will talk seriously with experts in tax ...

January 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


House, Senate going separate ways

BALTIMORE - The year ahead promises to be one of bold ideas in the House, if Speaker Paul Ryan gets his way, with lawmakers debating sweeping ...

January 14, 2016 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


Oil keeps falling. And falling.

DALLAS - The price of oil keeps falling. And falling. And falling. It has to stop somewhere, right?

January 12, 2016 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Legendary musician David Bowie dies of cancer at 69

NEW YORK - David Bowie, the chameleon-like star who transformed the sound - and the look - of rock with his audacious creativity and his sexually ambiguous makeup ...

January 11, 2016 | By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer | Associated Press


Ringling circus to retire its elephants in May

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its elephant acts a year and a half early, and will retire all ...

January 11, 2016 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia legislature opens 2016 session

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers opened the legislative session Monday at the Capitol in Atlanta, with most action taking place outside the House and Senate chambers. Opening ...

January 11, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


When should women begin mammograms?

WASHINGTON - Mammograms do the most good later in life, a government task force declared Monday in recommending that women get one every other year starting ...

January 11, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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