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Iraq official: US, Iraq finish draft security deal

BAGHDAD - U.S. and Iraqi negotiators have finished a draft agreement that would see American troops removed from Iraqi cities by June 30, an Iraqi official said Wednesday. But the draft has not been approved by the Cabinet and some members have expressed opposition.

September 04, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sri Lankan troops break through rebel defenses

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The Sri Lankan military says it has broken through the Tamil Tigers' defenses in recent weeks, ending a prolonged stalemate and stirring predictions of an imminent rebel defeat after 25 years of civil war.

September 04, 2008 | By RAVI NESSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Musharraf unwinds, but could face court

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Ousted from Pakistan's presidency, Pervez Musharraf has been unwinding with friends and admirers and on the tennis court. He's building a roomy farmhouse on the edge of the capital.

September 04, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


France bans broadcast of TV shows for babies

PARIS - France's broadcast authority has banned French channels from airing TV shows aimed at children under three years old, to shield them from developmental risks it says television viewing poses at that age.

September 04, 2008 | By CHRISTINE OLLIVIER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


149 dead in plane crash at Madrid airport

MADRID, Spain - A Spanish airliner bound for the Canary Islands at the height of the vacation season crashed, burned and broke into pieces Wednesday while trying to take off from Madrid, killing 149 people on board, officials said.

September 04, 2008 | By HAROLD HECKLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Taliban kill 10 French troops, raid American base

SUROBI, Afghanistan - Insurgents ambushed a group of elite French soldiers as they climbed a mountain pass, killing 10 troops in a militant stronghold outside the capital. In a separate coordinated attack, a team of suicide bombers tried unsuccessfully to storm a U.S. base near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

September 03, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russian soldiers take prisoners in Georgia port

POTI, Georgia - Russian soldiers took about 20 Georgians in military uniform prisoner at a key Black Sea port in western Georgia on Tuesday, blindfolding them and holding them at gunpoint, and commandeered American Humvees awaiting shipment back to the United States.

September 03, 2008 | By BELA SZANDELSZKY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Divisions emerge in Pakistan’s ruling coalition

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Just a day after Pervez Musharraf's resignation, Pakistan's governing coalition fell into wrangling Tuesday over restoring the judges he fired, exposing troublesome divisions that could disrupt picking his successor as president.

September 03, 2008 | By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China’s Olympic ceremony features sacrifices

BEIJING - Martial arts student Cheng Jianghua only saw the army barracks he stayed in and the stadium where he performed at the spectacular Olympics opening ceremony. But his sacrifices were minor - other performers were injured, fainted from heatstroke or forced to wear adult diapers so the show could go on.

September 03, 2008 | By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suicide attack at Algerian police academy kills 43

ALGIERS, Algeria - A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-rigged car into a police academy as recruits lined up to register for classes, killing at least 43 people. It was the deadliest attack in the North African country since the 1990s.

September 03, 2008 | By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


NATO pulls its punches on penalty against Russia

BRUSSELS, Belgium - NATO pulled its punches against Russia on Tuesday, suspending formal contacts as punishment for the Georgia invasion but bucking U.S. pressure for more severe penalties.

September 03, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi Sunnis outraged over Diyala raids, arrests

BAGHDAD - Iraq's largest Sunni party accused government security forces of sectarian bias Tuesday after soldiers arrested a Sunni university president and a Sunni provincial council member northeast of Baghdad.

September 03, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Turkey’s Gul urges Sudan leader to end suffering

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Turkey's president urged Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir during talks Tuesday to act responsibly and to end the suffering in the devastated Darfur region.

September 03, 2008 | By C. ONUR ANT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Partytown Pyongyang? Global tour comes to NKorea

PYONGYANG, North Korea - Call it skateboard diplomacy.

August 30, 2008 | By BURT HERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN panel has concerns on human rights in Britain

LONDON - The U.N. Human Rights Committee is criticizing Britain over its tough counterterrorism laws, legislation that limits free speech and the use of an Indian Ocean territory to secretly move suspected terrorists without legal process.

August 30, 2008 | By PAISLEY DODDS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Tropical Storm Emily makes landfall

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Tropical Storm Emily weakened to a tropical depression Monday afternoon as it slogged eastward across the Florida peninsula, spreading drenching rains, causing ...

July 31, 2017 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump threatens to end required health payments

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened once more to end required payments to insurance companies unless lawmakers repeal and replace the Obama-era health care ...

July 29, 2017 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press | Associated Press


Crash of health bill incites blame-a-thon among Republicans

WASHINGTON - The resounding Senate crash of the seven-year Republican drive to scrap the Obama health care law incited GOP finger-pointing Friday but left the party ...

July 28, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM and ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Associated Press


Economy rebounds during 2nd quarter

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy revved up this spring after a weak start to the year, fueled by a surge in consumer spending. But the ...

July 28, 2017 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Ohio State Fair reopens 'low-impact' rides

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Rides at the Ohio State Fair's Kiddieland and some elsewhere in the amusement park reopened Friday with the OK of inspectors two ...

July 28, 2017 | By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump pushes out Priebus

WASHINGTON - His White House in turmoil, President Donald Trump abruptly announced late Friday he was appointing Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to be his chief ...

July 28, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


GOP dealt stiff blow in Senate's bid to repeal Obamacare

WASHINGTON - Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack ...

July 28, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Sessions tells AP he's not stepping down unless asked

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - After being berated for a week by President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he will stay in the ...

July 27, 2017 | By SADIE GURMAN and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


House GOP advancing spending boosts for Pentagon, veterans

WASHINGTON - The GOP-controlled House has given tentative approval to a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's long-promised wall along the U ...

July 27, 2017 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Senate opens 'Obamacare' debate

WASHINGTON - Prodded by President Donald Trump, a bitterly divided Senate voted at last Tuesday to move forward with the Republicans' long-promised legislation to repeal and ...

July 25, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


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