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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


Gaza hospitals strain under pressure of strikes

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A walkout of medical staff throughout Gaza has strained services at hospitals and clinics throughout the territory, the latest in a series of crippling strikes that are deepening bitter divisions between Gaza's militant Hamas rulers and loyalists of moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

September 19, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


2 US soldiers killed in Baghdad roadside bomb

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed two American soldiers patrolling eastern Baghdad on Thursday, the U.S. military said, announcing the first combat deaths in the capital in a week.

September 19, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thai PM offers referendum to end political crisis

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand's prime minister refused again on Thursday to cede to protesters determined to oust him, but offered an unconventional compromise - a referendum on his fate aimed at ending the political crisis that has paralyzed the government and raised fears of economic chaos.

September 19, 2008 | By VIJAY JOSHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistani parliament condemns US-led attack

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Parliament condemned an American-led attack in Pakistani territory on Thurday after the government summoned the U.S. ambassador to protest the unusually bold raid in a troubled border region.

September 19, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US raid complicating Pakistani’s presidential bid

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A deadly American-led raid on a Pakistani village embarrassed the government and eroded support for the pro-U.S. presidential front-runner Thursday just two days before the election.

September 19, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Swaziland’s 40th anniversary bash hits sour note

MBABANE, Swaziland - Swaziland and its king are throwing a joint 40th birthday bash this weekend, but the mood is far from celebratory in this small southern African land of paupers and princes, mud huts and palaces.

September 19, 2008 | By CLARE NULLIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Afghan leader vows punishment for deadly US raid

KABUL, Afghanistan - The Afghan president said a deadly raid on a village by American and Afghan commandos has put new strain on relations with the United States and promised Thursday to punish those responsible.

September 19, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China says flaws caused quake schools to collapse

BEIJING - China said Thursday a rush to build schools in recent years could have led to construction flaws that caused so many of them to collapse during May's massive earthquake.

September 19, 2008 | By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cheney slams Russia for war against Georgia

TBILISI, Georgia - Demonstrating Washington's support for war-ravaged Georgia, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney condemned Russia for what he called an ''illegitimate, unilateral attempt'' to redraw this U.S. ally's borders by force.

September 19, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


In macho Israel, woman within reach of premiership

JERUSALEM - For the first time since Golda Meir more than three decades ago, a woman is within reach of becoming the prime minister of Israel, a nation dominated by macho military men and a religious establishment with strict views on the role of women.

September 19, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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MLK honored as thousands march to 'keep the dream going'

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - With thoughts on the past and eyes to the future, thousands marched and sang civil rights songs Wednesday to honor the Rev. Martin ...

April 04, 2018 | By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, ADRIAN SAINZ and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


EPA to ease emissions standards

Environmental regulators announced on Monday they will ease emissions standards for cars and trucks, saying that a timeline put in place by President Barack Obama ...

April 02, 2018 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Kentucky, Oklahoma teachers rally as rebellion grows

OKLAHOMA CITY - The state Capitol in Kentucky filled with teachers protesting pension changes and demanding generous school funding Monday, and thousands of Oklahoma educators walked ...

April 02, 2018 | By SEAN MURPHY and BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press | Associated Press


Emory University acquires letters by author Harper Lee

NEW YORK - Around the same time "To Kill a Mockingbird" made Harper Lee a best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, she was still fighting for ...

April 02, 2018 | By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer | Associated Press


Science: What we know about coffee and cancer risk

Trouble is brewing for coffee lovers in California, where a judge ruled that sellers must post scary warnings about cancer risks. But how frightened should ...

March 31, 2018 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Widow of Orlando nightclub gunman is acquitted in the attack

The widow of the gunman who slaughtered 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was acquitted Friday of helping to plot the attack ...

March 30, 2018 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Visiting Memphis 50 years after King's assassination

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Fifty years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee ...

March 28, 2018 | By ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump says Second Amendment won't be repealed

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that the Second Amendment "WILL NEVER BE REPEALED" and called on voters to elect more Republicans in this fall ...

March 28, 2018 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


New cars are quickly getting self-driving safety features

DETROIT - Autonomous vehicles get all the headlines, but automakers are gradually adding advanced electronic safety features to human-driven cars as they step toward a world ...

March 27, 2018 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | Associated Press


Will GOP efforts convince voters?

WASHINGTON - With passage of an enormous budget bill, the GOP-controlled Congress all but wrapped up its legislating for the year. But will it be enough ...

March 24, 2018 | By LISA MASCARO and MATTHEW DALY Associated Press | Associated Press


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