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Italy museum defies pope anger over crucified frog

ROME - An art museum in northern Italy said Thursday it will continue displaying a sculpture portraying a green frog nailed to a cross that has angered Pope Benedict XVI and local officials.

September 12, 2008 | By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Asian alliance rebuffs Russian plea for support

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan - China and several Central Asian nations rebuffed Russia's hopes of international support for its actions in Georgia, issuing a statement Thursday denouncing the use of force and calling for the respect of every country's territorial integrity.

September 12, 2008 | By OLGA TUTUBALINA and PETER LEONARD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hamas breaks Gaza school strike led by rival Fatah

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The ruling Hamas movement replaced hundreds of striking teachers with its own supporters Wednesday, purging Gaza's schools of political rivals and deepening its control of this coastal territory.

September 11, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hijackers of Darfur plane surrender in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya - Two hijackers who commandeered a jetliner from Sudan's Darfur region and diverted it to a remote desert airstrip in southern Libya surrendered and freed all hostages Wednesday after a daylong standoff, officials said.

September 11, 2008 | By KHALED EL-DEEB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Combat flares in 3rd area of Pakistan border belt

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistani troops drove off a Taliban attack on a fort and pounded another band of militants holed up in a health center, officials said Wednesday as fighting spread to a third area of the tribal belt along the Afghan border.

September 11, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dead Sea Scrolls to be displayed on Internet

JERUSALEM - Scientists using American space technology have started a huge project to digitally photograph the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest known version of the Hebrew Bible, and post it on the Internet for all to see, Israeli authorities said Wednesday.

September 11, 2008 | By IAN DEITCH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Clooney, Pitt leave personal questions open

VENICE, Italy - George Clooney and Brad Pitt: Bachelor and family man.

September 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


US, Russia anchor military ships in Georgian ports

BATUMI, Georgia - A U.S. military ship loaded with aid docked at a southern Georgian port Wednesday, and Russia sent three missile boats to another Georgian port as the standoff escalated over a nation devastated by war with Russia.

September 11, 2008 | By SERGEI GRITS and JIM HEINTZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe opposition: Mugabe will fail alone

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's opposition accused President Robert Mugabe of abandoning talks aimed at forming a unity government, and said Wednesday he would fail if he tried to rule alone.

September 11, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russia mulls poultry, pork import quota cuts

MOSCOW - Russia could cut poultry and pork import quotas by hundreds of thousands of tons, the country's agriculture minister said Wednesday. The move could hit American producers hard and comes amid heightened tensions between Moscow and Washington over the war in ex-Soviet Georgia.

September 11, 2008 | By CATRINA STEWART Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chinese defend accused police killer

SHANGHAI, China - The murder case was supposed to be simple: A jobless man accused of killing six police officers in a rare stabbing rampage in China's largest city.

September 11, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Critics want Malaysia PM to resign over Anwar win

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Dissidents in Malaysia's ruling party clamored for the prime minister to resign Wednesday after opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim returned to Parliament with a sweeping election victory.

September 11, 2008 | By SEAN YOONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russia mulls poultry, pork import quota cuts

MOSCOW - Russia could cut poultry and pork import quotas by hundreds of thousands of tons, the country's agriculture minister said Wednesday. The move could hit American producers hard and comes amid heightened tensions between Moscow and Washington over the war in ex-Soviet Georgia.

September 11, 2008 | By CATRINA STEWART Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Clooney, Pitt to walk red carpet walk for charity

VENICE, Italy - George Clooney and Brad Pitt will make two appearances at the Venice Film Festival this week.

September 10, 2008 | By COLLEEN BARRY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thai protesters break into premier’s compound

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thousands of anti-government demonstrators pushed into the Thai prime minister's office compound and rallied outside several ministries Tuesday, and a violent masked mob from the same protest group forced a state-run TV station off the air.

September 10, 2008 | By SUTIN WANNABOVORN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Key parts of women's tale of survival at sea contradicted

HONOLULU - Two Hawaii women who say they were lost at sea for five months never activated their emergency beacon and described running into a fearsome ...

October 31, 2017 | By CALEB JONES Associated Press | Associated Press


8 killed in 'cowardly act of terror'

NEW YORK - A man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial ...

October 31, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG and JAKE PEARSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Hard- to-define middle class, courted by both sides

WASHINGTON - What is middle class?

October 28, 2017 | By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Funeral home horrors put spotlight on regulations

DETROIT - The stench of decomposing flesh pulsed from a funeral home into a Michigan neighborhood as maggots wriggled along the garage floor near cardboard-boxed corpses ...

October 28, 2017 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press | Associated Press


2 women rescued after 5 months at sea

HONOLULU - The planned voyage from Hawaii to Tahiti aboard a 50-foot sailboat didn't start off well for two Honolulu women. One of their cellphones ...

October 27, 2017 | By CALEB JONES Associated Press | Associated Press


JFK files: British paper got mystery call before killing

LONDON - A British newspaper received an anonymous phone call about "big news" in the United States minutes before President John F. Kennedy was shot in ...

October 27, 2017 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press | Associated Press


US economy showing resilience

WASHINGTON - Powered by businesses and consumers, the U.S. economy grew at a solid 3 annual pace last quarter despite two devastating hurricanes - evidence of ...

October 27, 2017 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Misplaced monarchs

WASHINGTON - Monarch butterflies, those delicate symbols of spring and summer, should mostly be in Texas by now, winging their way to Mexico for the winter.

October 26, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Trump declares opioids a public health emergency

WASHINGTON - In ringing and personal terms, President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged to "overcome addiction in America," declaring the opioid crisis a nationwide public health ...

October 26, 2017 | By JILL COLVIN and CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump OKs drone test program

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some Americans could see a lot more drones flying around their communities as the result of a Trump administration test program to increase ...

October 25, 2017 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press


Appeals court rules against immigrants over in-state tuition

ATLANTA - Immigrants who have been granted temporary status to stay in the U.S. will have to keep paying out-of-state tuition after an appeals court ...

October 25, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Vaccine panel to discuss new shots

NEW YORK (AP) - Two years ago, George Green got stabbing pain and bad blisters around his right arm. It was the worst case of shingles ...

October 24, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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