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Suicide car bomber kills 2 US Marines

BAGHDAD - A bomb-rigged truck exploded at a checkpoint Tuesday near the western city of Ramadi, killing two U.S. Marines and wounding three others in an apparent strike by al-Qaida in Iraq in one of its former strongholds.

May 07, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US, Iran remain icy to one another

KUWAIT CITY - The United States and Iran, the two nations with the most at stake in Iraq, pointedly ignored each other Tuesday as Iraq's premier unsuccessfully pleaded for immediate financial and diplomatic backing from rich Arab neighbors still leery of Tehran's influence on Baghdad.

May 07, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Associated Press


China calls for halt in ’radical’ anti-France demonstrations

BEIJING - With praise for the French president and appeals for calm, China's leadership signaled Tuesday that it is ready to put an end to anti-France sentiment that has swept the country since the chaotic Olympic torch relay in Paris.

May 07, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dollar slumps to new record low versus euro

FRANKFURT, Germany - The euro roared to another record high Tuesday, crossing $1.60 in late afternoon trading in Europe after a pair of ECB governors said high inflation may cause the bank to raise interest rates.

May 07, 2008 | By MATT MOORE AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Diplomats: US compromises on nuclear technology exports

VIENNA, Austria - Facing international opposition, U.S. negotiators at a nuclear meeting have dropped their insistence on a ban of uranium enrichment technology to non-nuclear states, diplomats said Tuesday.

May 07, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwean officials begin recount for 23 parliament seats

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's main opposition party said Saturday it feared its parliamentary election victory was being stolen, while former U.N. chief Kofi Annan urged African leaders to step in and resolve the country's election crisis.

May 04, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Anti-US cleric al-Sadr threatens new uprising in Iraq

BAGHDAD - Anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gave a ''final warning'' to the government Saturday to halt a U.S.-Iraqi crackdown against his followers or he would declare ''open war until liberation.''

May 04, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hamas suicide bombers attack Israel-Gaza crossing; 13 hurt

JERUSALEM - Hamas bombers attacked an Israeli-Gaza border crossing under the cover of fog Saturday, detonating two jeeps made to look like Israeli military vehicles and packed with hundreds of pounds of explosives.

May 04, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Aid arrives in Haiti, but many are left out and country remains unstable

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Hundreds of Haitians stood in long lines Saturday, just as others had walked for hours throughout the week to receive the U.N. and regional food aid pouring into the country after a spate of deadly riots.

May 04, 2008 | By BEN FOX Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Changing Cuba: Monster buses vanish from Havana streets

HAVANA - First comes the stink of diesel, then a metallic roar, and finally a tower of black smoke that tells you the ''camello'' - the camel - has reached your stop.

May 04, 2008 | By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US diplomat says Arabs should boost support for Iraq

SHANNON, Ireland - Iraq's Arab neighbors have few remaining excuses for withholding diplomatic and economic support for the U.S.-backed government in Baghdad, now that daily life in Iraq is less deadly and the government has demonstrated resolve against militias and outliers, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Saturday.

May 04, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Associated Press


New Al-Qaida in Iraq tape calls for monthlong offensive

CAIRO, Egypt - A man claiming to be the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq vowed in an audiotape released Saturday to launch a monthlong offensive against U.S. troops.

May 04, 2008 | By OMAR SINAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hamas: Carter holds 2nd meeting with chief in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria - Defying U.S. and Israeli warnings, former President Carter met again on Saturday with the exiled leader of the militant Hamas group and his deputy.

May 04, 2008 | By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Capsule carrying first SKorean astronaut lands off target

MOSCOW - A Russian capsule carrying South Korea's first astronaut touched down 260 miles off target in northern Kazakhstan on Saturday after hurtling through the atmosphere in a bone-jarring descent from the international space station.

May 04, 2008 | By MIKE ECKEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US, Pakistan say Taliban commander killed in shootout

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A Taliban commander blamed for the deadliest attack on U.S. troops since they entered Afghanistan in 2001 has been killed in a shootout with security forces in Pakistan, American and Pakistani officials said.

May 03, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN and PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


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Protests follow video of officer drawing gun on black teens

McKINNEY, Texas - Hundreds of demonstrators marched Monday night to the pool where a white police officer pinned a black teenage girl to the ground and pulled a gun on others over the weekend. The protesters carried signs that included the phrases, "My skin color is not a crime" and "Fire Eric Casebolt."

June 09, 2015 | By DAVID WARREN Associated Press | Associated Press


Court upholds key parts of Texas' strict anti-abortion law

AUSTIN, Texas - A federal appeals court upheld key parts of Texas's strict anti-abortion law on Tuesday, a decision that could leave as few as seven abortion clinics in the nation's second largest state.

June 09, 2015 | By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press | Associated Press


Court upholds key parts of Texas' strict anti-abortion law

AUSTIN, Texas - A federal appeals court upheld key parts of Texas's strict anti-abortion law on Tuesday, a decision that could leave as few as seven abortion clinics in the nation's second largest state.

June 09, 2015 | By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press | Associated Press


Aging MDs prompt call for competency tests at AMA meeting

CHICAGO - With one out of four U.S. doctors older than 65, the American Medical Association adopted a plan Monday to help decide when it's time for aging senior physicians to hang up the stethoscope.

June 08, 2015 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


University head justifies $1M pay for Ga. Tech, Ga. State leaders

ATLANTA - Million-dollar pay packages are justified to retain the presidents of Georgia Tech and Georgia State, the head of the state's university system said, despite criticism the compensation is too lavish.

June 08, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


For many, more jobs don't mean security

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy is churning out a lot of jobs these days but not a lot of financial security for many of the people who hold them.

June 06, 2015 | By JOSH BOAK and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writers | Associated Press


Flashback to D-Day

Note: The Herald is repeating an Associated Press report that ran last year commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing on June 6, 1944 in Normandy.

June 05, 2015 | By WES GALLAGHER Associated Press Staff Writer | Associated Press


Poll: Most back legal status for immigrants in US illegally

WASHINGTON - A majority of Americans support allowing immigrants living in the country illegally to stay and be granted legal status, according to a new poll released Thursday.

June 04, 2015 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Home sweet jail?

GREENVILLE, Ga. - Ghost hunters tell stories of gruesome crimes. Former guards remember an underground dungeon. A crowd is said to have gathered to witness the hanging of a prisoner. So is the lore of the old Meriwether County jail, a 119-year-old relic that is being renovated into a home and museum.

June 04, 2015 | By ALEX SANZ Associated Press | Associated Press


Report: Suspected ex-Nazis received $20.2M in Social Security benefits

WASHINGTON - Elfriede Rinkel's past as a Nazi concentration camp guard didn't keep her from collecting nearly $120,000 in American Social Security benefits.

June 01, 2015 | By RICHARD LARDNER, DAVID RISING and RANDY HERSCHAFT Associated Press | Associated Press


New cancer study to test genetically targeted medicine

CHICAGO - The federal government is launching a very different kind of cancer study that will assign patients drugs based on what genes drive their tumors rather than the type.

June 01, 2015 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Justices expand religious protections in workplace

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court strengthened civil rights protections Monday for employees and job applicants who need special treatment in the workplace because of their religious beliefs.

June 01, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


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