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More power in Iraq, but shortages linger

BAGHDAD - Don't try to convince Taha Yassin that Iraq's power shortages are finally easing: His children cry each night when the fan cuts off and the house heats up.

July 21, 2008 | By SALLY BUZBEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bikes, China’s icon, thrive despite car invasion

SHANGHAI, China - For a vivid insight into the clash of old and new in China, follow the bicycle.

July 21, 2008 | By ELAINE KURTENBACH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police hunting killer of 2 French students in London release suspect without charge

LONDON - The parents of a French student savagely stabbed to death in London called Sunday for his killer or killers to turn themselves in, and urged the British people to help police solve the crime.

July 21, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Blast in Pakistan capital kills more than 10

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A suicide attacker detonated explosives near a police station in Pakistan's capital on Sunday, killing more than 10 police officers, officials said.

July 21, 2008 | By MANAL AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush celebrates 62nd birthday on the fly

TOYAKO, Japan - Wedged between America's Independence Day and a summit of world leaders, President Bush's 62nd birthday got shortchanged this year.

July 21, 2008 | By JOE COLEMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sewage glut — another ugly result of Gaza’s wars

SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip - When a toilet is flushed in Gaza City, the waste sloshes straight into the Mediterranean.

July 21, 2008 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


2 retired generals formally arrested in Turkish probe into alleged coup plot

ANKARA, Turkey - Two retired generals were jailed Sunday in connection with an alleged plot to topple Turkey's Islamic-rooted government, the highest-ranking ex-soldiers detained as part of the probe, a news report said.

July 21, 2008 | By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush defends decisions on North Korea, Olympics

TOYAKO, Japan - President Bush on Sunday defended removing North Korea from the list of state sponsors of terrorism and attending the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics as world leaders assembled to address soaring gas prices, climate change and African aid.

July 21, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


ECB raises key rate to 4.25 percent

FRANKFURT, Germany - Wary of higher energy and commodity prices, the European Central Bank raised its benchmark interest rate Thursday by a quarter percentage point to 4.25 percent, a move it hopes will help curtail rising inflation in the 15 countries that use the euro.

July 18, 2008 | By GEORGE FREY AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Call to reroute Jerusalem barrier following attack

JERUSALEM - Israel should cut off outlying Arab neighborhoods from Jerusalem, Israel's vice premier proposed Thursday, the day after a Palestinian construction worker from one of these districts went on a deadly rampage in the city's center.

July 18, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mongolian capital calm after post-election riots

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia - Military vehicles withdrew from streets as life in Mongolia's capital largely returned to normal Thursday just days after rioting sparked by an electoral dispute left five people dead.

July 18, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Lesson learned, Poles get tough over US missiles

WARSAW, Poland - Not so long ago, the U.S. enjoyed something akin to a mythical status in Poland. Ronald Reagan was a hero, the dollar was king and Washington was a trusted guardian against Russia.

July 18, 2008 | By VANESSA GERA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Italy starts controversial plan to fingerprint thousands of Gypsies, including children

ROME - Italian authorities have started fingerprinting tens of thousands of Gypsies living in nomad camps across the country - adults and children alike - brushing aside accusations of racism by human rights advocates and international organizations.

July 18, 2008 | By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


German woman’s assisted suicide fuels debate

BERLIN - Bettina Schardt knew that the combination of drugs she drank in the living room of her home in Wuerzburg last week would kill her, and she died alone.

July 18, 2008 | By PATRICK McGROARTY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China: Dalai Lama must disavow violence

BEIJING - China wants the Dalai Lama to prove he does not support Tibetan independence and disruption of the Beijing Olympics, and told the spiritual leader's two visiting envoys that ''positive actions'' could lead to more talks this year, a state news agency reported Thursday.

July 18, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Feds seek to raise awareness about wildlife trafficking

ATLANTA - Federal wildlife officials are teaming up with a conservation nonprofit to raise awareness about wildlife trafficking in an attempt to decrease demand for endangered ...

September 05, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Student debt in the US

Note: The following is part of an Associated Press series examining issues at stake in the presidential election and how they affect people.

September 05, 2016 | By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Police losing battle against texting drivers

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. - State troopers in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have been known to patrol in a tractor-trailer so they can sit up high and spot drivers ...

September 02, 2016 | By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer | Associated Press


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