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Bush envisions a democratic Middle East free of oppression

JERUSALEM - President Bush feted Israel on Thursday in honor of the 60th anniversary of its founding and predicted that its 120th birthday would find it alongside a Palestinian state and in an all-democratic neighborhood free of today's oppression, restrictions on freedom and extremist Muslim movements.

May 30, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Interpol says Colombia did not tamper with files on seized rebel computers

BOGOTA, Colombia - Interpol said Thursday it found no evidence of tampering in computers Colombia says it seized from a slain leftist rebel. The finding discredits Venezuelan assertions that the files are bogus and gives Colombia the international backing it sought.

May 30, 2008 | By FRANK BAJAK and JOHN LEICESTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gaza rocket strikes Israeli city, 14 wounded

ASHKELON, Israel - A rocket fired from Gaza exploded in a shopping center in this southern Israeli city Wednesday, wounding at least 14 people, as President Bush wrapped up talks in Jerusalem with Israel's prime minister.

May 29, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


No. 1 Justine Henin retires from tennis immediately

LIMELETTE, Belgium - The determination that helped Justine Henin beat bigger, stronger opponents time and again was fading.

May 29, 2008 | By RAF CASERT AP Sports Writer | Associated Press


Red Cross: Up to 128,000 may have died in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar - The Red Cross on Wednesday boosted its estimate of the cyclone death toll in Myanmar to as many as 128,000 - a much higher figure than the government tally. The U.N. warned a second wave of deaths will follow unless the military regime lets in more aid quickly.

May 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


China quake shows flaws in building boom

DUJIANGYAN, China - Modern apartment buildings and schools crumbled, smoothly paved highways buckled and bridges collapsed - their flimsy construction no match for the awesome forces of nature.

May 29, 2008 | By ELAINE KURTENBACH and WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Canadian polygamist sect under pressure

LISTER, British Columbia - Fluorescent lights cast a yellow-green pall on the posted student artwork. Children's voices recite lessons behind closed doors. A group of seventh-grade girls giggle and whisper as they wander back to class.

May 29, 2008 | By MARTHA MENDOZA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chinese grapple with homelessness after quake

DUJIANGYAN, China - Li Ande ran a convenience shop, a solidly middle-class citizen in this quiet tourist town, until the earthquake pulverized his store and his home. Two days on, he's squatting under a tarp with seven members of his extended family.

May 29, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 5/15

French author Jules Renard said, "The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse." Was Oscar Wilde a free man? He said, "I must decline your invitation owing to a subsequent engagement." One could argue that that was not giving an excuse.

May 29, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Associated Press


Residents: missile strike hits Pakistan village

KHAR, Pakistan - A suspected missile strike late Wednesday in a Pakistan border village destroyed a house and killed about a dozen people, residents and a militant spokesman said.

May 29, 2008 | By HABIBULLAH KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Swiss man soars above Alps with jet-powered wing

BEX, Switzerland - A Swiss pilot strapped on a jet-powered wing and leaped from a plane Wednesday for the first public demonstration of the homemade device, turning figure eights and soaring high above the Alps.

May 29, 2008 | By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


‘Angry’ Iran sharpens tone with Baghdad’s leaders

BAGHDAD - When a group of Iraqi envoys headed to Iran recently, they were fully prepared for some tense moments. But they also hoped to come away with something to show for it: pledges of cooperation on weakening Shiite militias in Iraq.

May 29, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


45 dead as blasts rock Indian city

JAIPUR, India - Bombs ripped through crowded parts of an ancient city in western India on Tuesday, killing at least 45 people and wounding 100 others, police and hospital officials said.

May 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


China’s most famous panda preserves reported safe a day after earthquake

CHENGDU, China - All the pandas at the world's most famous panda preserve were reported safe late Tuesday, more than a day after China's worst earthquake in three decades closed off the remote, mountainous area.

May 28, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Myanmar cyclone victims getting low-quality supplies

YANGON, Myanmar - Many cyclone victims are getting spoiled or poor-quality food from Myanmar's junta instead of the enriched supplies being delivered by foreign governments and charities, victims and aid workers said Tuesday.

May 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | 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


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