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Thousands of Palestinians cross into Egypt as border breached

RAFAH, Gaza Strip - The Palestinian woman in a wheelchair was stumped by a low wall in her path.

February 07, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


New Iran resolution doesn’t call for harsh sanctions, Russia says

MOSCOW - A draft U.N. resolution on Iran's nuclear program does not call for any harsh sanctions, Russia said Wednesday, and the Iranian president said new measures would not deter the country's pursuit of nuclear technology.

February 07, 2008 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gaza border crisis roils Israeli-Egypt relationship

CAIRO, Egypt - The flood of Palestinians out of Gaza is fraying relations between Israel and Egypt - ostensible partners in peace but now bitterly at odds over the border chaos - undercutting the chances that President Bush's Mideast initiative will succeed.

February 07, 2008 | By SALLY BUZBEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mexican authorities arrest man in border agent’s death

MEXICO CITY - Mexican authorities said Wednesday they have arrested a man for the weekend killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent who was run over by a suspected smuggler's vehicle.

February 07, 2008 | By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police investigate 7th apparent suicide in Welsh town in a year

BRIDGEND, Wales - There is a deepening sense of foreboding and hopelessness in this South Wales market town as the number of young people who have killed themselves keeps rising. The death toll now is seven.

February 07, 2008 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Military plane crashes in Poland, killing at least 7

WARSAW, Poland - A military plane carrying 18 officers and crew crashed Wednesday in northwestern Poland, killing at least seven people, officials said. The officers had been attending a flight safety conference in Warsaw.

February 07, 2008 | By RYAN LUCAS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Clashes erupt at Gaza-Egypt border as Palestinians protest closure

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel eased its siege of Gaza for a day on Tuesday, allowing in shipments of fuel and medicine. But tensions erupted over Egypt's closure of its Gaza border, with Palestinian protesters breaking through the crossing and clashing with Egyptian guards.

February 06, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suicide bomber attacks outside Iraqi school, killing 1 bystander

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber pushing an electric heater on top of a cart packed with explosives attacked a high school north of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing a bystander and injuring 21 people - mainly youngsters and teachers.

February 06, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER CHESTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


7 Pakistani troops, 37 militants killed in fighting near Afghan border

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Islamic militants in Pakistan attacked a fort near the Afghan border Tuesday, one of two clashes with government forces that left seven troops and 37 fighters dead, the army said. In Europe, President Pervez Musharraf said border attacks were ''pinpricks'' that his government must manage.

February 06, 2008 | By CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Panel says Canada should stay in Afghanistan if it gets more support from other countries

TORONTO - An independent panel recommended Tuesday that Canada extend its military mission in Afghanistan only if another NATO country puts 1,000 soldiers in the dangerous southern province of Kandahar.

February 06, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Putin’s anointed heir opens presidential campaign with call for crackdown on graft in Russia

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin's likely successor opened his election campaign Tuesday with a promise of stability and continued economic growth for Russia and called for a redoubled effort to root out corruption.

February 06, 2008 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China’s top safety inspector calls for public whistle-blowing to reduce accidents

BEIJING - China's senior safety inspector urged the public and the media Tuesday to expose workplace accidents in a bid to end corruption and official misdeeds aggravating the country's high rate of work deaths.

February 06, 2008 | By CHARLES HUTZLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sierra Leone, Angola and Afghanistan have world’s highest child mortality, UNICEF report says

GENEVA - A newborn in Sierra Leone has the lowest chance in the world of surviving until age 5, and the prospects are almost as bad for children in Angola and Afghanistan, according to a U.N. report released Tuesday.

February 06, 2008 | By ELIANE ENGELER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mexico captures 11 alleged hit men from powerful Sinaloa drug cartel

MEXICO CITY - Eleven alleged hit men for the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel were captured Tuesday at two Mexico City mansions stocked with grenades, automatic weapons and body armor - a day after Mexican authorities reported nabbing one of the cartel's leaders.

February 06, 2008 | By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Protesters fail to prevent Japanese whaler refueling in Antarctic Ocean

CANBERRA, Australia - Environmentalists again clashed with Japanese whalers Tuesday in the Antarctic Ocean, with Greenpeace activists failing in a risky attempt to prevent the fleet's factory ship from refueling.

February 06, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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Growers grateful for higher Christmas tree prices

DES MOINES, Iowa - Christmas tree likely will cost a little more this year, and growers like John Tillman say it's about time.

November 28, 2014 | By SCOTT McFETRIDGE Associated Press | Associated Press


Police fear gunman may be targeting homeless

ATLANTA - After two men were shot and killed as they slept outside in Atlanta, police say they fear a gunman might be targeting homeless people.

November 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Associated Press


FBI data show thousands of gun sales beat checks

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system - 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI.

November 27, 2014 | By MATT STROUD Associated Press | Associated Press


Researchers discover 'pre-cancers' in blood

Many older people silently harbor a blood "pre-cancer" - a gene mutation acquired during their lifetime that could start them on the path to leukemia, lymphoma or other blood disease, scientists have discovered. It opens a new frontier on early detection and possibly someday preventing these cancers, which become more common with age.

November 27, 2014 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE Associated Press | Associated Press


OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

VIENNA - Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.

November 27, 2014 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press | Associated Press


Church members each get $500 to do good for world

CHICAGO - On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone.

November 23, 2014 | By SHARON COHEN Associated Press | Associated Press


Ferguson tense ahead of grand jury decision

FERGUSON, Mo. - Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.

November 23, 2014 | By JOHN O'CONNOR and JIM SALTER Associated Press | Associated Press


Polish town opposes Pooh Bear for unclear gender

WARSAW, Poland - Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh due to the bear's unclear gender and immodest clothing.

November 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Associated Press


Dogfighting thrives in years since Vick case

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - In the squalid Jacksonville dogfighting kennel, a champion named Bulletproof Sam sat in a makeshift wooden cage, his teeth exposed from a missing snout.

November 22, 2014 | By JASON DEAREN Associated Press | Associated Press


For 1 night on stage, embattled Cosby his old self

MELBOURNE, Fla. - The protesters didn't show, the would-be hecklers didn't take the bait, the weeks of headlines about sexual assaults disappeared and Bill Cosby, for 90 minutes at least, regained the revered status he long enjoyed.

November 22, 2014 | By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press | Associated Press


Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips

WASHINGTON - The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press.

November 22, 2014 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press | Associated Press


Amusement parks challenged by home entertainment

ORLANDO, Fla. - Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days.

November 21, 2014 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


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