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Dubai goes from business to music mecca

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Those who fetch $130 for a barrel of oil can call the tune these days. And it seems the tune is becoming so catchy that even Madonna, the original Material Girl, might be singing soon in this rich Gulf city-state.

June 13, 2008 | By BARBARA SURK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


First tropical storm of Pacific season lashes Central America with rain, winds

MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Tropical Storm Alma lashed the coast of Central America with heavy rains and high winds on Thursday after becoming the first such storm of the eastern Pacific season.

June 13, 2008 | By FILADELFO ALEMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN chief walked diplomatic tightrope with junta

BANGKOK, Thailand - No mention of Myanmar's detained pro-democracy leader. No talk of holding a controversial vote despite a catastrophic cyclone. Not a word about the military regime's history of human rights abuses.

June 13, 2008 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chemical fire, rain hamper China quake recovery

CHENGDU, China - A stockpile of chemicals being used to disinfect an earthquake-shattered Chinese town ignited Thursday and injured scores of soldiers doing relief work, adding to a day of problems for urgent recovery efforts.

June 13, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


3 shark attacks have Mexico resort area in panic

ZIHUATANEJO, Mexico - No one could even remember a shark attack along this resort-studded stretch of Mexican coast popular with surfers and Hollywood's elite. Many of the large predators had been pulled from the ocean by fishermen.

June 12, 2008 | By ALEXANDRA OLSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sunnis suspend talks with Iraqi government

BAGHDAD - Iraq's largest Sunni Arab political bloc said Wednesday it has suspended talks on ending its boycott of the Shiite-led government due to a dispute over which positions it would assume, the head of the bloc said Wednesday.

June 12, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China: Rebuilding after quake will be ’arduous’

CHENGDU, China - Rebuilding China's devastated earthquake zone will be a long and arduous process, the government warned Wednesday in a signal to millions of survivors living in tents that there will be no quick return to normalcy from their upturned lives.

June 12, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


French court convicts man of killing 7 females

CHARLEVILLE-MEZIERES, France - A man accused of seeking young virgins to rape and kill was convicted Wednesday of seven murders and sentenced to life in prison.

June 12, 2008 | By PIERRE-ANTOINE SOUCHARD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


South African government looking for shelters for foreigners fleeing anti-immigrant violence

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Foreigners fleeing their homes in the face of anti-immigrant violence must be housed in better facilities - but the shelters must not become permanent, government officials said Wednesday.

June 12, 2008 | By CELEAN JACOBSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Goodall appeals for animal testing ban

BRUSSELS, Belgium - World-famous primate expert Jane Goodall and other scientists appealed to European Union officials Wednesday to do more to end the testing of animals for science and medical research.

June 12, 2008 | By CONSTANT BRAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Treaty to ban cluster bombs within 8 years

DUBLIN, Ireland - Diplomats say more than 100 nations have reached agreement on a treaty that would ban current designs of cluster bombs.

June 12, 2008 | By SHAWN POGATCHNIK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cyclone survivors victimized by Myanmar soldiers

PYAPON, Myanmar - It's not much, but the flimsy bamboo lean-to on the side of the road is all Aye Shwe has to keep his family dry. They lost their home to the cyclone and may soon be uprooted again - this time by soldiers ordering them to leave.

June 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Nepal’s lawmakers abolish the country’s monarchy

KATMANDU, Nepal - Nepal's lawmakers abolished the monarchy and declared the country a republic Wednesday, ending 239 years of royal rule in the Himalayan nation.

June 12, 2008 | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Lebanese president reappoints prime minister

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's new president on Wednesday asked outgoing Prime Minister Fuad Saniora to form a new Cabinet despite reservations by the Hezbollah-led opposition.

June 12, 2008 | By HUSSEIN DAKROUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israeli defense chief: Olmert must step down

JERUSALEM - Israel's powerful defense minister on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to step down amid a burgeoning corruption scandal and threatened to bring down the government if the Israeli leader does not comply.

June 12, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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House, Senate going separate ways

BALTIMORE - The year ahead promises to be one of bold ideas in the House, if Speaker Paul Ryan gets his way, with lawmakers debating sweeping ...

January 14, 2016 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


Oil keeps falling. And falling.

DALLAS - The price of oil keeps falling. And falling. And falling. It has to stop somewhere, right?

January 12, 2016 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Legendary musician David Bowie dies of cancer at 69

NEW YORK - David Bowie, the chameleon-like star who transformed the sound - and the look - of rock with his audacious creativity and his sexually ambiguous makeup ...

January 11, 2016 | By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer | Associated Press


Ringling circus to retire its elephants in May

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its elephant acts a year and a half early, and will retire all ...

January 11, 2016 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia legislature opens 2016 session

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers opened the legislative session Monday at the Capitol in Atlanta, with most action taking place outside the House and Senate chambers. Opening ...

January 11, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


When should women begin mammograms?

WASHINGTON - Mammograms do the most good later in life, a government task force declared Monday in recommending that women get one every other year starting ...

January 11, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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