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Supply concern puts oil above $130 for first time

Oil prices rose above $130 a barrel Wednesday for the first time, as supply concerns mounted and the dollar weakened.

June 05, 2008 | By PABLO GORONDI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fire breaks out at Berlin Philharmonic

BERLIN - A fire broke out Tuesday at the Berlin Philharmonic's home, sending thick smoke pouring from the crest of the iconic downtown building as firefighters and musicians rushed to save instruments.

June 04, 2008 | By DAVID RISING Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China: Earthquake buried 32 sources of radiation

BEIJING - More than 30 sources of radiation were buried by debris from the massive earthquake in central China last week and all have either been recovered or safely cordoned off, state media reported Tuesday.

June 04, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Attacks on Khyber trucking threaten US supply line

KHYBER AGENCY, Pakistan - Thieves, feuding tribesmen and Taliban militants are creating chaos along the main Pakistan-Afghanistan highway, threatening a vital supply line for U.S. and NATO forces.

June 04, 2008 | By KATHY GANNON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN keeps pressure on Myanmar to allow in more aid

YANGON, Myanmar - The U.N.'s top humanitarian official made fresh pleas to Myanmar's military government Tuesday to allow in more foreign aid for cyclone survivors, as the country began three days of mourning for the 134,000 dead and missing.

June 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


4 Palestinians reported killed in Gaza airstrikes

JERUSALEM - Israeli aircraft launched at least three attacks on Palestinians Tuesday, killing four including a 13-year-old boy, medical officials in the Gaza Strip said. Despite the violence, Israeli defense officials said an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire could take effect within days.

June 04, 2008 | By LAURIE COPANS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Groups rush to help attacked migrants in S. Africa

GERMISTON, South Africa - Aid groups struggled Tuesday to feed and shelter thousands of immigrants chased from their homes by attacks on foreigners, while critics said the government must shoulder some of the blame for the eruption of violence.

June 04, 2008 | By DEVON HAYNIE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


FROM AP ARCHIVES: Bosnian Olympian dodges shells

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) - Running scared in borrowed track shoes, Mirsada Buric strides through the debris-strewn streets of this former Olympic city, risking sniper fire to keep alive her dream of competing in the Summer Games.

June 04, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Children starving, again, in Ethiopia

SHANTO, Ethiopia - This year's poor rains have nearly killed Bizunesh.

June 04, 2008 | By ANITA POWELL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush calls Iraqi PM over Quran shooting

BAGHDAD - President Bush has apologized to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for an American sniper's use of a copy of the Quran for target practice, Maliki's office said Tuesday.

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


Venezuela to summon US diplomat to explain alleged airspace violation by US plane

CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela wants the U.S. ambassador to explain a violation of its airspace by a U.S. Navy plane, the country's foreign minister said Monday.

June 03, 2008 | By FABIOLA SANCHEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


All China comes to a halt to recall quake victims

BEIJING - Everything stopped but the tears.

June 03, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


11 Iraqi police recruits killed, police say

BAGHDAD - Suspected Sunni insurgents ambushed a minibus carrying Iraqi police recruits near the Syrian border Monday, killing all 11 passengers, Iraqi officials said - the first deadly attack since Iraqi forces launched a major sweep against al-Qaida fighters in the region.

June 03, 2008 | By LEE KEATH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


France says it’s had informal contacts with Hamas

PARIS - France acknowledged on Monday that it had informal contacts with Hamas, the militant Palestinian group that the United States and the European Union consider a terrorist organization for its campaign of violence against Israel.

June 03, 2008 | By ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China holding 3 days of mourning for quake victims

BEICHUAN, China - China will spend three days marking the moment when tens of thousands died in a devastating earthquake, while hope of finding more trapped survivors dwindled Sunday and preventing hunger and disease became more pressing.

June 02, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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NOAA, NASA: 2015 was Earth's hottest

WASHINGTON - Last year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record - it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust.

January 20, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science writer | Associated Press


IRS warns of telephone tax scams

WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department has a message for taxpayers getting calls from the IRS demanding immediate payment: Hang up.

January 19, 2016 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Researchers confirm site of hangings for Salem witch trials

SALEM, Mass. - A team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the exact site where 19 innocent people were hanged during ...

January 15, 2016 | By MARK PRATT and RODRIQUE NGOWI Associated Press | Associated Press


Launching cancer moonshot, Biden says politics impeding cure

PHILADELPHIA - Vice President Joe Biden launched a "moonshot" initiative Friday to hasten a cure for cancer, aiming to use his final year in office to ...

January 15, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and KATHY MATHESON Associated Press | Associated Press


What's next for lucky Powerball winners?

MUNFORD, Tenn. - If they're wise, the three mystery winners of the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot will talk seriously with experts in tax ...

January 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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


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