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African Union peacekeepers are harming Somali civilians

NAIROBI, Kenya – African Union peacekeepers are indiscriminately shelling residential areas of Somalia’s capital, according to internal AU reports reviewed by The Associated Press.The evaluation...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Historic financial overhaul signed into law by Obama

WASHINGTON – Reveling over a new milestone in his presidency, a triumphant Barack Obama on Wednesday signed into law the most sweeping overhaul of lending and high-finance rules since the Great...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

White House apologizes to fired Agriculture Department worker

WASHINGTON – The White House did a sudden about-face Wednesday and begged for forgiveness from the black Agriculture Department employee whose ouster ignited an embarrassing political firestorm...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Argentina OKs gay unions

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina became the first Latin American nation to legalize gay marriage Thursday, granting same-sex couples all the legal rights, responsibilities and protections that...

DATE: July 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Bikinis in Moscow: Europe wilts in heat wave

MOSCOW – It’s so hot that women in bikinis are sunbathing in Moscow.A heat wave across much of Europe also is causing crops to wither, forest fires to ignite and roads to melt, while refrigerators...

DATE: July 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Tiny mushrooms blamed for 400 deaths in southwestern China

BEIJING – Every year during the height of the rainy season, villagers of all ages in a corner of southwestern China suddenly would die of cardiac arrest.No one knew what caused Yunnan Sudden Death...

DATE: July 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

U.S. foreclosures may hit 1M

LOS ANGELES – Rosalyn Dalebout rents out space in her home to three tenants, has cut off her phone service and canceled her earthquake and life insurance – all to pay her mortgage every month.So...

DATE: July 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Lawyer: Some interrogation tactics not OK’d

WASHINGTON – One of the key Bush administration lawyers in the evolution of the CIA’s interrogation program cast doubt on whether the Justice Department approved some of the harsh steps the agency...

DATE: July 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Holocaust survivor’s dance sparks controversy

JERUSALEM – He’s a Holocaust survivor dancing with his family on what easily could have been his own grave.A video clip of Adolek Kohn awkwardly shuffling and shimmying with his daughter and...

DATE: July 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

From disbelief to relief in Gulf

NEW ORLEANS – Many Gulf Coast residents don’t believe it. Some accuse BP of making it up. And even those convinced that the oil leak has finally been stopped are tempered in their relief, aware...

DATE: July 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Conference explores the dangers of sitting

PALO ALTO, Calif. – As you might expect at a conference on the health dangers of sitting, most of the seats were empty.It was well-attended, but the scientists and health experts who did gather...

DATE: July 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

U.S. Congress passes sweeping bank reform

WASHINGTON – Congress on Thursday passed the stiffest restrictions on banks and Wall Street since the Great Depression, clamping down on lending practices and expanding consumer protections to...

DATE: July 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World