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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


Italian reaches base camp after tragedy on K2

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The last survivor of the deadliest mountaineering disaster to hit K2 limped into base camp with frostbitten feet Tuesday, but thick clouds threatened to keep him on the mountain for at least another night.

August 20, 2008 | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China tries to shrug off deadly attack

KASHGAR, China - Blood was washed off the road. Debris was cleared away. And authorities said peace had been restored Tuesday in China's restive Muslim region where 16 police were killed in an attack that may have been timed to overshadow Olympic celebrations.

August 20, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police fire water cannon at Bush protesters

SEOUL, South Korea - Police fired water cannons at thousands of protesters Tuesday as President Bush got a volatile reception in South Korea at the start of his three-nation Asian trip.

August 20, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Strong earthquake hits western China; 1 killed

BEIJING - A strong aftershock struck a western Chinese region where a May earthquake killed almost 70,000 people, shaking buildings a few hours after the Olympic torch relay passed through the area Tuesday. One person was killed and 23 injured.

August 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Calls for end to Saudi child marriages

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - An 11-year-old boy gave out invitations to his classmates for a big event his family was planning this summer - and it wasn't his birthday party.

August 20, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zuma blasts South Africa judiciary for fraud case

PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa - Jacob Zuma, the man most likely to be South Africa's next president, lashed out Tuesday at his treatment during a long-running corruption scandal, and his supporters warned that blood would flow in the streets if Zuma was ever convicted.

August 20, 2008 | By CLARE NULLIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


SKorean firm delivers commercial dog clones

SEOUL, South Korea - Booger is back.

August 20, 2008 | By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Canada bus beheading suspect says ’please kill me’

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Manitoba - A man accused of beheading and cannibalizing another passenger on a Greyhound bus in Canada pleaded Tuesday in court for someone to ''please kill me,'' and was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

August 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Iran offers response to nuclear incentives package

BRUSSELS - Iran responded to incentives aimed at defusing a dispute over the country's nuclear program on Tuesday, the State Department and an EU diplomat said, adding that the response will now be studied by the six nations that devised the package.

August 20, 2008 | By JAN SLIVA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Jurors back to deliberate in 1st Gitmo trial

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A Pentagon jury was weighing a verdict for a former driver and alleged bodyguard for Osama bin Laden on Tuesday as the U.S. neared completion of its first war crimes trial since World War II.

August 20, 2008 | By MIKE MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russians pay tribute to Solzhenitsyn

MOSCOW - For the thousands of Russians who ventured out in a pelting rain to pay tribute to Alexander Solzhenitsyn, his death marked the end of a brave and defiant generation.

August 20, 2008 | By PAUL SONNE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Report: 125,000 gorillas found in African zone

EDINBURGH, Scotland - Wildlife researchers said Tuesday that they've discovered 125,000 western lowland gorillas deep in the forests of the Republic of Congo, calling it a major increase in the animal's estimated population.

August 20, 2008 | By BEN McCONVILLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suspect in bus beheading described as hard working

WINNIPEG, Manitoba - A man who witnesses said stabbed, beheaded and cannibalized a fellow traveler on a Greyhound bus immigrated to Canada from China four years ago and worked for a time as a church custodian, the pastor who employed him said.

August 19, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Iraq violence kills 11, including 2 US soldiers

BAGHDAD - Roadside bombs killed two U.S. soldiers and at least nine Iraqis Monday in Baghdad and surrounding areas, officials said.

August 19, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Gas prices head higher

DALLAS - The spike in gasoline prices in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey has hit the accelerator.

September 01, 2017 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Rescuers seek anyone - alive or dead - left in floodwaters

HOUSTON - Rescuers began a block-by-block search of tens of thousands of Houston homes Thursday, pounding on doors and shouting as they looked for anyone - alive ...

August 31, 2017 | By JEFF AMY and MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press | Associated Press


Harvey floodwaters drop in Houston

HOUSTON - Harvey's floodwaters started dropping across much of the Houston area and the sun came out Wednesday in a glimmer of hope for the ...

August 30, 2017 | By NOMAAN MERCHANT and JUAN LOZANO Associated Press | Associated Press


Harvey rain is heaviest in history

HOUSTON - With its flood defenses strained, the crippled city of Houston anxiously watched dams and levees Tuesday to see if they would hold until the ...

August 29, 2017 | By NOMAAN MERCHANT and JUAN LOZANO Associated Press | Associated Press


More rain, more dead

HOUSTON - Floodwaters reached the rooflines of single-story homes Monday and people could be heard pleading for help from inside as Harvey poured rain on the ...

August 28, 2017 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK and DAVID PHILLIP Associated Press | Associated Press


Hurricane Harvey closes key oil, gas operations in Texas

DALLAS - Key oil and gas facilities along the Texas Gulf Coast have temporarily shut down as Harvey pounds the region with torrential rain and high ...

August 26, 2017 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Harvey lashes Texas coast with high wind

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Hurricane Harvey smashed into Texas late Friday, lashing a wide swath of the Gulf Coast with strong winds and torrential rain from ...

August 25, 2017 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK and FRANK BAJAK Associated Press | Associated Press


Harvey strengthens into hurricane

HOUSTON - Harvey intensified into a hurricane Thursday and steered for the Texas coast with the potential for up to 3 feet of rain, 125 mph ...

August 24, 2017 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press | Associated Press


Studies: Automated safety systems are preventing car crashes

WASHINGTON - Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live ...

August 23, 2017 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press


2 of 4 suspects in Spain attacks held without bail

MADRID - A judge ordered two of the four surviving suspects in the extremist attacks in Spain held without bail, another detained for 72 more hours ...

August 22, 2017 | By ARITZ PARRA Associated Press | Associated Press


Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a ...

August 22, 2017 | By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press | Associated Press


A 'Trump Doctrine'?

WASHINGTON - Never tip your hand to the enemy. No timelines for military operations. No free pass for a neighbor who tolerates extremists or enables U ...

August 22, 2017 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


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