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Lebanese army expands deployment to impose order

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The Lebanese army expanded its troop deployment to tense areas around the country Tuesday, saying its soldiers would use force if needed to impose order after clashes between the U.S.-backed government and Hezbollah-led opposition.

May 28, 2008 | By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Trapped students had little time to escape quake

JUYUAN, China - The high school students were settling in to afternoon arts and humanities classes when the massive quake struck. The school collapsed so rapidly - one floor ''pancaking'' atop another - that there was practically no time to escape.

May 28, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Colombia extradites 14 top paramilitary warlords to the United States

BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia extradited 14 paramilitary warlords to the United States on Tuesday on charges related to drug trafficking, saying they violated the peace pact under which they demobilized.

May 28, 2008 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Report: Death toll in China quake exceeds 12K

MIANYANG, China - The toll of the dead and missing soared as rescue workers dug through flattened schools and homes on Tuesday in a desperate attempt to find survivors of China's worst earthquake in three decades.

May 28, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Vatican: It’s OK to believe in aliens

VATICAN CITY - Believing that the universe may contain alien life does not contradict a faith in God, the Vatican's chief astronomer said in an interview published Tuesday.

May 28, 2008 | By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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


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Planet hunter cheats death

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - To astronomers' relief, NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has won another reprieve.

April 11, 2016 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press


The problem of tainted water

TOLEDO, Ohio - Responding to the crisis in Flint, Michigan, school officials across the country are testing classroom sinks and cafeteria faucets for lead, trying to ...

April 09, 2016 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press | Associated Press


Poll: 55 percent have negative opinion of Clinton

WASHINGTON - In any other election year, more than half the country holding an unfavorable impression of a candidate for president would be cause for alarm.

April 08, 2016 | By LISA LERER and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Cruz, Sanders emerge victorious in Wisconsin primaries

MILWAUKEE - Republican Ted Cruz stormed to a commanding victory in Wisconsin Tuesday, denting front-runner Donald Trump's chances of capturing the GOP nomination before the ...

April 05, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and SCOTT BAUER The Associated Press | Associated Press


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