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China cordons off schools collapsed by quake

DUJIANGYAN, China - Authorities cordoned off some schools that collapsed in last month's mighty earthquake, keeping out grieving parents and reporters Wednesday in a sign that Beijing was becoming increasingly nervous over accusations of shoddy construction.

June 19, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Outcry after French court rules on virginity

PARIS - The bride said she was a virgin. When her new husband discovered that was a lie, he went to court to annul the marriage - and a French judge agreed.

June 19, 2008 | By ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US flotilla leaving Myanmar coast with aid aboard

YANGON, Myanmar - U.S. Navy ships laden with relief supplies will steam away from Myanmar's coast Thursday, their helicopters barred by the ruling junta even though millions of cyclone survivors need food, shelter or medical care.

June 19, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Saudi king opens conference on interfaith dialogue

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's king urged a gathering of Muslim scholars Wednesday to open religious dialogue with Christians and Jews. But politics intruded as a senior Iranian figure said the Islamic world should stand up to the U.S. and its ''international arrogance.''

June 19, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US agriculture secretary: Biofuels deal possible

ROME - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer said Wednesday that progress is being made at a U.N. summit on determining the role that biofuels are playing in driving up food prices to the point of provoking riots in some countries.

June 19, 2008 | By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Agency: Somalia facing worst crisis in a decade amid worsening drought, rising food prices

NAIROBI, Kenya - Somalia is facing its worst humanitarian crisis in a decade, and the situation is deteriorating, an international aid agency said Wednesday.

June 19, 2008 | By MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Venezuelan intelligence law draws protests, seen as potential tool against dissent

CARACAS, Venezuela - A new intelligence law that President Hugo Chavez enacted by decree is drawing protests from human rights activists who say it could lead to serious violations of civil liberties and become a tool for cracking down on dissent.

June 18, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Report: Assad says talks with Israel need US sponsor

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Syria's president said he was willing to hold direct peace talks with Israel in the future under U.S. sponsorship, laying out his vision of how negotiations could progress.

June 18, 2008 | By BARBARA SURK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN: 1 million in Myanmar aren’t getting basic aid

BANGKOK, Thailand - More than 1 million people still don't have adequate food, water or shelter a month after a devastating cyclone swept through Myanmar, and the military junta's policies are hindering relief efforts and driving up the cost of aid operations, the United Nations said Tuesday.

June 18, 2008 | By MICHAEL CASEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Prince William takes helm at start of Navy stint

LONDON - Prince William earned high marks from commanding officers for his boat-handling skills Tuesday after he took the helm of a 40-foot craft at the beginning of his two-month stint in the Royal Navy.

June 18, 2008 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi lawmaker: US-Iraq security talks stall

BAGHDAD - Lawmakers allied to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Tuesday that negotiations over a U.S.-Iraqi security pact and the future status of American troops in Iraq were stumbling, with ''almost all points under dispute.''

June 18, 2008 | By LAUREN FRAYER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chinese police drag grieving parents from protest

DUJIANGYAN, China - Chinese police forcefully pulled away more than 100 parents protesting the deaths of their children in a poorly constructed school that collapsed in last month's earthquake.

June 18, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US general takes over NATO command in Afghanistan; 3 soldiers killed

KABUL, Afghanistan - The U.S. general who led American troops into Iraq took command Tuesday of the 40-nation NATO-led campaign in Afghanistan.

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


US-Iraq pact shapes up as major battle

BAGHDAD - A proposed U.S.-Iraq security agreement is shaping up as a major political battle between America and Iran, as the debate over the future of troops here intensifies ahead of the fall U.S. presidential election.

June 18, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


New South Korean president under fire in beef row

SEOUL, South Korea - President Lee Myung-bak took office in February on a wave of popularity propelled by his vow to boost South Korea's economy with skills honed in business. He soon led his conservative party to win control of the legislature in national elections.

June 18, 2008 | By KELLY OLSEN 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


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