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Israel rules out Gaza invasion now to seek truce

JERUSALEM - Israeli leaders decided Wednesday against mounting a major attack on militants in the Gaza Strip, saying they would give Egypt more time to broker a truce with the territory's Hamas rulers.

June 26, 2008 | By MARK LAVIE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN: 10,000 pregnant women need care in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar - Ten thousand pregnant cyclone survivors are in urgent need of proper care in Myanmar, a U.N. expert said Wednesday, as relief agencies again raised concerns about the junta's willingness to accept foreign aid.

June 26, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


British PM wins vote for tougher terrorism laws

LONDON - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Wednesday narrowly won a vote for tougher terrorism laws, emerging with his grip on power shaky but intact after a tough political battle over balancing national security and civil liberties.

June 26, 2008 | By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan: US airstrikes kill 11 border troops

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - U.S.-led forces killed Pakistani troops in an airstrike along the volatile Afghan border that Pakistan's army condemned on Wednesday as ''completely unprovoked and cowardly.''

June 26, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush doesn’t rule out military strike in Iran

MESEBERG, Germany - President Bush on Wednesday raised unprompted the possibility of a military strike to thwart Tehran's presumed nuclear weapons ambitions, speaking bullishly on Iran even as he admitted having been unwise to do so previously about Iraq.

June 26, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush and allies embrace possible Iran sanctions

KRANJ, Slovenia - President Bush claimed progress Tuesday in his legacy-shaping drive to stop Iran from developing a nuclear bomb, winning European promises to tighten pressure on Tehran with U.N. sanctions and possibly other new penalties.

June 25, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Senior official confident of US-Iraq deal in July

BAGHDAD - A top American official expressed confidence Tuesday the U.S. and Iraq will finalize a long-term security pact on time next month despite strong opposition from Iran and a storm of criticism from Iraqi lawmakers who must ratify the deal.

June 25, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Islanders from Lesbos sue gay group over use of ’Lesbian’ in name, calling it insult

ATHENS, Greece - Three islanders from Lesbos told a court Tuesday that gay women insult the island's identity by calling themselves lesbians.

June 25, 2008 | By NICHOLAS PAPHITIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


TV: 100 dead in Sudan after plane catches fire

KHARTOUM, Sudan - A Sudan Airways jetliner veered off a runway late Tuesday amid thunderstorms and burst into flames, killing about 100 people, Sudanese television reported.

June 25, 2008 | By MOHAMED OSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Japanese stabbing suspect had cache of weapons

TOKYO - Investigators searching the apartment of the suspect in a bloody Tokyo rampage found evidence Tuesday he bought a small cache of knives and other weapons just before the assault, police said.

June 25, 2008 | By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel strike kills 3 Gaza militants firing mortar

JERUSALEM - An Israeli airstrike killed three Palestinians firing mortars at southern Israel on Tuesday, while Israel's leaders debated whether to pursue a truce with Gaza's Hamas rulers or launch a broad military offensive against militants in the coastal strip.

June 25, 2008 | By MATTI FRIEDMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Honors for Mao Mao the panda killed in China quake

WOLONG, China - Mao Mao the panda's remains were gently laid in a wooden crate and wheeled to a patch of ground in China's famed Wolong Nature Reserve where a freshly dug grave awaited.

June 25, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chinese troops blast debris to drain quake lake

QINGLIAN, China - An additional 120 troops were sent Monday to help soldiers with explosives and anti-tank weapons blast rocks and mud slowing the drainage of a still-rising lake that threatened to flood more than 1 million people downstream.

June 24, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN steps up aid delivery in battered Myanmar delta

YANGON, Myanmar - U.N. helicopters loaded with relief supplies reached areas of Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta Monday that have been cut off from regular aid since a devastating cyclone five weeks ago, an official said.

June 24, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Attacker in Tokyo foretold mayhem in messages

TOKYO - As mourners, some weeping, piled Japanese comics, flowers and other mementoes at the scene of a deadly stabbing rampage, the government Monday sought to impose tighter controls over large knives and provide better security in public places.

June 24, 2008 | By JAY ALABASTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Revelers cheer amid police at Macy's Parade

NEW YORK - Santa Claus, giant cartoon balloons and whimsical floats were protected by sand-filled dump trucks and bomb-sniffing dogs as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day ...

November 24, 2016 | By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press | Associated Press


Tennessee crash revives debate over school bus seat belts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A crash that killed five children in Tennessee is reviving discussion over whether school buses - considered among the safest vehicles on the road ...

November 23, 2016 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON and ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press | Associated Press


School bus driver arrested

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A school bus driver was behind bars Tuesday after a crash killed five youngsters and plunged Chattanooga into mourning over what the mayor ...

November 22, 2016 | By JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press | Associated Press


Pope allows all priests to absolve abortion

VATICAN CITY - Saying nothing is beyond the reach of God's mercy, Pope Francis told Catholics worldwide he is allowing all priests to absolve the ...

November 21, 2016 | By FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated Press | Associated Press


For Trump and GOP, 'Obamacare' repeal is complex and risky

WASHINGTON - Here's the idea: Swiftly pass a repeal of President Barack Obama's health care law, perhaps soon enough for Donald Trump to sign ...

November 21, 2016 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Officers shot in weekend attacks across US

A manhunt for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a veteran Texas police detective ended Monday with an arrest in the killing that was ...

November 21, 2016 | By JIM SALTER and DAVID WARREN Associated Press | Associated Press


Easy retirement in America?

NEW YORK - The American dream of a blissful retirement, free of financial worries, is dying.

November 18, 2016 | By STAN CHO AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Supermoon lights up Earth's sky

BEIJING - The brightest moon in almost 69 years is lighting up the sky in a treat for star watchers around the globe.

November 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump talks immigration

WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump is starting to sound an awful lot like President Barack Obama on immigration.

November 14, 2016 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump's America

MENOMONIE, Wis. - On election night, when Donald Trump claimed victory in her home state of Wisconsin, Shay Chamberlin was so excited she screamed and fell ...

November 10, 2016 | | Associated Press


Mr. Trump goes to Washington

WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump took a triumphant tour of the nation's capital Thursday, holding a cordial White House meeting with President Barack Obama, sketching ...

November 10, 2016 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent | Associated Press


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