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US and Iran eye diplomatic defrosting at UN

WASHINGTON - The presidents of America and Iran may meet briefly next week for the first time, marking a symbolic but significant step toward easing their countries' tense relationship. An exchange of letters between the leaders already has raised expectations for a thaw in relations, and any progress in dismantling Syria's chemical weapons stockpile could signal whether their elusive diplomacy will last longer than a handshake.

September 20, 2013 | By JULIE PACE and LARA JAKES Associated Press | World


By George! Britain's little prince gets a name

LONDON - The little prince was in need of a name, and now, by George, he's got one.

July 24, 2013 | By CASSANDRA VINOGRAD and JILL LAWLESS Associated Press | World


William, Kate, show off newborn royal baby boy

LONDON - A beaming Prince William and his wife, Kate, emerged from a London hospital on Tuesday with their newborn baby boy, presenting the world with a first glimpse of the prince who is third in line to the British throne.

July 23, 2013 | By SYLVIA HUI Associated Press | World


It's a boy! UK's Kate gives birth to royal heir

LONDON - It's a boy!

July 22, 2013 | The Associated Press | World


Kerry gets an earful from angry Syrian refugees

ZAATARI, Jordan - Angry Syrian refugees confronted U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday with demands for the United States and the international community to do more to help opponents of President Bashar Assad's regime, venting frustration at perceived inaction on their behalf.

July 18, 2013 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press | World


Experts: Cuba arms shipment explanation troubling

HAVANA - Cuba's explanation that it buried antiquated weapons systems under thousands of tons of sugar and sent them back to North Korea for repair is potentially credible but leaves troubling questions unresolved, international arms experts said Wednesday.

July 17, 2013 | By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and PETER ORSI Associated Press | World


Bush's Iraq-Afghan farewell tour marred by dissent

KABUL, Afghanistan - President George W. Bush wrapped up a whirlwind trip to two war zones Monday that in many ways was a victory lap without a clear victory. A signature event occurred when an Iraqi reporter hurled two shoes at Bush, an incident the president called "a bizarre moment."

December 30, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN AP White House Correspondent | World


Some fearful Christians hope to flee Iraq

TAL KAEEF, Iraq - Young Christian women in tight jeans mingle easily with Arab matrons draped in black, head-to-toe robes. Both church spires and mosque minarets rise above the low-slung houses. Violence is rare.

December 10, 2008 | By DENIS D. GRAY Associated Press Writer | World


Pirates move Saudi supertanker farther from coast

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somali pirates have taken their greatest prize - a Saudi-flagged supertanker with $100 million of crude oil - farther offshore in what appears to be a rare defensive move following threats by Islamic insurgents.

December 10, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | World


Protesters swarm Thai airport, takeoffs suspended

BANGKOK, Thailand - Anti-government demonstrators swarmed Bangkok's international airport late Tuesday, halting departing flights, as opponents and supporters of Thailand's government fought in the streets of the city.

December 10, 2008 | By AMBIKA AHUJA Associated Press Writer | World


Congo cholera outbreak spreads amid tense standoff

KIBATI, Congo - A cholera outbreak in a sprawling refugee camp has spread to eastern Congo's provincial capital of Goma, increasing fears of an epidemic amid a tense standoff between troops and rebels.

November 25, 2008 | By ANITA POWELL Associated Press Writer | World


Death toll rises to 94 in Haiti school collapse

PETIONVILLE, Haiti - U.S., French and Haitian firefighters used sonar, cameras and dogs Monday in the search for victims at a collapsed Haitian school, but hopes dimmed for finding any more survivors, and the stench of death grew from beneath the rubble.

November 25, 2008 | By JONATHAN M. KATZ Associated Press Writer | World


6 months on, quake rebuilding challenges China

BEICHUAN, China - Sealed off by guards and a chain-link fence ringed with barbed wire, the moment when an earthquake ripped through this region and destroyed Beichuan remains perfectly preserved.

November 25, 2008 | By TINI TRAN Associated Press Writer | World


Inquiry probes cause of Russian sub deaths

MOSCOW - A manufacturing flaw, a misplaced cable, even a cigarette.

November 25, 2008 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer | World


Iraq spokesman says US security offer not enough

BAGHDAD - Iraq's government spokesman said Monday the U.S. offers of changes to a draft security agreement were ''not enough'' and asked Washington to offer new amendments if it wants the pact to win parliamentary approval.

November 25, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | World


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Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

LOS ANGELES - Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life.

April 07, 2014 | By ANTHONY McCARTNEY Associated Press | World


Pistorius apologizes for killing girlfriend

PRETORIA, South Africa - Fighting back tears, Oscar Pistorius began testifying at his murder trial on Monday by apologizing to the family of the girlfriend he shot dead.

April 07, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA & GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | World


Defying Taliban threats, Afghans vote in droves

KABUL, Afghanistan - Millions of Afghans defied Taliban threats and rain Saturday, underscoring their enormous expectations from an election that comes as the country's wobbly government prepares to face down a ferocious insurgency largely on its own.

April 06, 2014 | By KIM GAMEL & RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press | World


Married couples separated by German language test

BERLIN - Michael Guhle met the love of his life on the beach of a little fishing village in Vietnam. Thi An Nguyen was selling freshly cooked mussels and fruit to the German tourist and they immediately clicked. Soon the Berlin nursing home worker was saving up all of his money and vacation days to visit Nguyen.

April 06, 2014 | By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER Associated Press | World


Navy warship reaches sailboat carrying ill toddler

SAN DIEGO - A U.S. Navy warship reached a crippled sailboat hundreds of miles off the Mexican coast and was preparing Sunday to complete the rescue of a sick 1-year-old girl.

April 06, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Chinese ship reports 'pulse' signal, possibly from plane

PERTH, Australia - Malaysia vowed Saturday that it would not give up trying to find the missing jetliner and said a multinational investigation team would to try to solve the aviation mystery, as a Chinese ship involved in the search reported hearing a "pulse signal" in Indian Ocean waters.

April 05, 2014 | By EILEEN NG & NICK PERRY Associated Press | World


Samsung adding anti-theft solutions to smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO - Samsung Electronics will add two safeguards to its latest smartphone in an effort to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices nationwide, the company said Friday.

April 05, 2014 | By TERRY COLLINS Associated Press | World


NYC police: Car flips into Queens creek, killing 4

NEW YORK - A car heading down a darkened dead-end street in a desolate industrial area hit a curb and flipped into a creek, killing four passengers, police said Saturday.

April 05, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Syrup-makers go high-tech with wireless monitoring

MILTON, Vt. - Maple syrup production has come a long way from metal buckets hung on trees, but even high-tech operations have had to rely on old-fashioned foot patrols to fix a common problem - leaks.

April 01, 2014 | By LISA RATHKE & HOLLY RAMER Associated Press | World


Low-cost Dominican surgeries spark warnings by US

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Beverly Brignoni was a young New Yorker seeking a less expensive way to enhance her appearance and she did what many other people are now doing: travel to the Dominican Republic for cosmetic surgery.

March 31, 2014 | By BEN FOX & EZEQUIEL ABIU LOPEZ Associated Press | World


Seabed of jet hunt zone mostly flat with 1 trench

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Two miles under the sea where satellites and planes are looking for debris from the missing Malaysian jet, the ocean floor is cold, dark, covered in a squishy muck of dead plankton and - in a potential break for the search - mostly flat. The troubling exception is a steep, rocky drop ending in a deep trench.

March 30, 2014 | By JUSTIN PRITCHARD & NICK PERRY Associated Press | World


Schools increasingly check students for obesity

CHULA VISTA, Calif. - The Chula Vista school district not only measures the academic progress of Marina Beltran's second-grader, it also measures her son's body fat.

March 30, 2014 | By JULIE WATSON Associated Press | World


With iPhone, pope starts new era with Pentecostals

The video, recorded on an iPhone, lasts less than eight minutes. The message is simple: We're brothers despite our differences.

March 29, 2014 | By RACHEL ZOLL Associated Press | World


2 more recalls push GM total to 4.8M in a month

DETROIT - General Motors announced two more recalls late Friday, bringing to 4.8 million the number of cars, trucks and SUVs the automaker has called back for repairs in the past month.

March 29, 2014 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER Associated Press | World


Magnitude-5.1 earthquake shakes Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES - A magnitude-5.1 earthquake centered near Los Angeles caused no major damage but jittered nerves throughout the region as dozens of aftershocks struck into the night.

March 29, 2014 | By DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press | World


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