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Swaziland’s 40th anniversary bash hits sour note

MBABANE, Swaziland - Swaziland and its king are throwing a joint 40th birthday bash this weekend, but the mood is far from celebratory in this small southern African land of paupers and princes, mud huts and palaces.

September 19, 2008 | By CLARE NULLIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Afghan leader vows punishment for deadly US raid

KABUL, Afghanistan - The Afghan president said a deadly raid on a village by American and Afghan commandos has put new strain on relations with the United States and promised Thursday to punish those responsible.

September 19, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China says flaws caused quake schools to collapse

BEIJING - China said Thursday a rush to build schools in recent years could have led to construction flaws that caused so many of them to collapse during May's massive earthquake.

September 19, 2008 | By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cheney slams Russia for war against Georgia

TBILISI, Georgia - Demonstrating Washington's support for war-ravaged Georgia, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney condemned Russia for what he called an ''illegitimate, unilateral attempt'' to redraw this U.S. ally's borders by force.

September 19, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


In macho Israel, woman within reach of premiership

JERUSALEM - For the first time since Golda Meir more than three decades ago, a woman is within reach of becoming the prime minister of Israel, a nation dominated by macho military men and a religious establishment with strict views on the role of women.

September 19, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Syria makes peace proposal to Israel

DAMASCUS, Syria - Syria's leader said Thursday he offered a proposal for peace with Israel but also refused to break off ties with Hezbollah and militant Palestinians - a key Israeli demand.

September 19, 2008 | By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mountain jumper survives crash after chute problem

OSLO, Norway - A Norwegian BASE jumper said he learned a hard lesson about tempting fate after surviving a spine-chilling crash from a mile-high mountain.

September 19, 2008 | By BJORN H. AMLAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iran bill to ease polygamy angers women

TEHRAN, Iran - A bill that would allow Iranian men to take additional wives without the consent of their first wife has angered women and the country's top justice official, who say it would undermine women's rights and could be a government attempt to more deeply enshrine its strict Islamic interpretation into law.

September 19, 2008 | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Congo army leaves national park, rebels stay

DAKAR, Senegal - More than 1,000 soldiers have left a national park that has been on the front lines of fighting in eastern Congo in a move the park director said was intended to preserve an environment that is home to endangered gorillas, hippos and active volcanoes.

September 18, 2008 | By TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan accuses US-led troops in civilian deaths

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - Helicopters ferried U.S.-led troops to a border village in a raid that left at least 15 people dead on Wednesday, including civilians, officials said. A Pakistani army spokesman said the attack was the first ever ground incursion by foreign forces on its territory and warned that it undermined efforts against terrorism.

September 18, 2008 | By ISHTIAQ MAHSUD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Somali insurgents vow more attacks during Ramadan

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somali insurgents vowed on Wednesday to intensify their attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, as the capital erupted in violence that forced residents to cower in their homes for hours.

September 18, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US troops mistakenly kill 6 Iraqis

BAGHDAD - U.S. troops on boats in the Tigris river mistakenly killed six Iraqis Wednesday in an exchange of fire between the two sides north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said.

September 18, 2008 | By ANNA JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Big turbine delivered to Afghan aid project

KABUL, Afghanistan - It was a weeklong journey through Afghanistan's most dangerous Taliban territory, dodging persistent attacks by insurgents and bumping over rough desert terrain riddled with mines.

September 18, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Nancy Pelosi visits Hiroshima atomic bomb memorial

HIROSHIMA, Japan - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday became the highest-ranking sitting American official to visit ground zero of the world's first atomic bombing.

September 17, 2008 | By TOMOKO A. HOSAKA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thai prime minister declares emergency in capital

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand's prime minister declared a state of emergency in the capital Bangkok on Tuesday after a week of political tension exploded into violent street clashes between supporters and opponents of the government that left one person dead.

September 17, 2008 | By JOCELYN GECKER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Poll: Nation pessimistic about Trump

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump frequently casts his first year in office as a string of successes and campaign promises fulfilled. But less than a quarter ...

December 16, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Huge tax bill heads for passage

WASHINGTON - After weeks of quarrels, qualms and then eleventh-hour horse-trading, Republicans revealed their huge national tax rewrite late Friday - along with announcements of support that ...

December 15, 2017 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and MARCY GORDON Associated Press | Associated Press


Homeless population on the rise

LOS ANGELES - The nation's homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people ...

December 07, 2017 | By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press | Associated Press


Executions up in 2017, but down by half from decade ago

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A court reprieve that halted the scheduled December lethal injection of a Texas prisoner means 2017 will end with 23 inmates executed ...

December 02, 2017 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press | Associated Press


Tax reform bill clears Senate

WASHINGTON - Republicans muscled the largest tax overhaul in 30 years through the Senate early Saturday, taking a big step toward giving President Donald Trump his ...

December 02, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM, MARCY GORDON and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Postal regulators move to let stamp prices jump higher

WASHINGTON - Seeking to bolster the ailing U.S. Postal Service, federal regulators moved on Friday to allow bigger jumps to stamp prices beyond the rate ...

December 01, 2017 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press | Associated Press


Dow Jones sets mark, tops 24,000

Investors are exuberant and for good reason: the global economy is strong, corporate earnings are solid, Washington appears closer to delivering lower taxes on corporations ...

November 30, 2017 | By ALEX VEIGA and PAUL WISEMAN AP Business Writers | Associated Press


Tampa police: Finding gun was key in arrest

TAMPA, Fla. - A recent college graduate who was charged in four slayings that terrorized a Tampa neighborhood over the past 51 days used the same ...

November 29, 2017 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


House OKs anti-harassment training

WASHINGTON - The House easily approved a bipartisan measure Wednesday requiring lawmakers and aides to take annual anti-harassment training as lawmakers faced heavy pressure to address ...

November 29, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Top Dems pull out of Trump meeting

WASHINGTON - Congress' top Democrats abruptly pulled out of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday after he declared he didn't "see a ...

November 28, 2017 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Chemical company's response to water worries: Silence

RALEIGH, N.C. - Americans have grown accustomed to hearing apologies from everyone from cheating car-makers to cheating presidents, but a Fortune 500 chemical company with ...

November 25, 2017 | By EMERY P. DALESIO AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Does cellphone-sweeping technology go too far?

NEW YORK - New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Las Vegas are among scores of police departments across the country quietly using a highly secretive ...

November 25, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press | Associated Press


Cancer and unhealthy behavior

NEW YORK - A new look at cancer in the U.S. finds that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, poor diet and ...

November 21, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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