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Pittsburgh surpasses Los Angeles as nation’s sootiest city

LOS ANGELES - A city outside California has for the first time been named the sootiest in the nation, one of the categories the American Lung Association uses to determine the most polluted cities in the country.

May 16, 2008 | By NOAKI SCHWARTZ Associated Press Writer | National


Police: Woman believed to be ’D.C. madam’ kills herself

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. - A woman police believe to be convicted Washington escort service operator Deborah Jeane Palfrey committed suicide, officials said Thursday.

May 16, 2008 | By MITCH STACY Associated Press Writer | National


Review: Google Earth powerful, though tricky to use, share

USHUAIA, Argentina - Online photo albums I had prepared for family and friends weren't capturing the essence of my travels to the southern reaches of the world. Then a light bulb clicked as I was exploring Google Earth: Why not use that?

May 16, 2008 | By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer | National


Anguished Austrians question how incest case went undetected

AMSTETTEN, Austria - Carefree children in alpine costumes danced around a maypole, and parents crowded a churchyard to snap photos of sons and daughters making their first communion.

May 16, 2008 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Consumer spending up mainly because of sharp price increases

WASHINGTON - Don't be fooled by a larger-than-expected increase in consumer spending. People aren't buying more - they're just paying more for their purchases, raising doubts about whether the 130 million stimulus payments the government began sending out this week will be enough to lift consumers' sagging spirits.

May 16, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


US warns Belarus on embassy closure

WASHINGTON - The United States has warned Belarus that it may order its embassy in Washington and consulate in New York closed, and shut down the U.S. Embassy in Minsk in an escalating tit-for-tat diplomatic spat, officials said.

May 16, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush calls for approval of $770 million in food aid

WASHINGTON - President Bush called on Congress Thursday to approve $770 million to help alleviate dramatically escalating food prices that threaten widespread hunger and increasing social unrest around the world.

May 16, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


House panel OKs assistance on housing slump

WASHINGTON - Democrats and several Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee banded together Thursday to pass a $300 billion housing rescue package.

May 16, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Audit: Vets with brain injury still not getting proper care

WASHINGTON - Many Iraq war veterans with traumatic brain injury are not getting adequate health care and job assistance for their long-term recovery despite years of government pledges to do so, Veterans Affairs Department investigators say.

May 16, 2008 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Maine river crests after surging to record high

FORT KENT, Maine - The rain-swollen St. John River crested early Thursday after hitting a record high, forcing residents to flee to higher ground as more than 100 homes flooded.

May 16, 2008 | By DAVID SHARP Associated Press Writer | National


Pakistan’s leaders announce progress on reinstating judges

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Pakistani leaders reported progress Thursday in talks on how to restore judges ousted by President Pervez Musharraf, signaling they had fended off a crisis that threatened to break up their month-old coalition government.

May 16, 2008 | By BARBARA SURK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Baby birds babble, too

WASHINGTON - The happy babbling that entertains parents as their babies try to mimic speech turns out to have a parallel in the animal world.

May 16, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | National


Wounded vets race cars on S.C. track while recovering

GREER, S.C. - It's been two years since Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremy Stengel sat behind the wheel, and life is much different now.

May 15, 2008 | By SUSANNE M. SCHAFER Associated Press Writer | National


Improved weather aids fire crews in Ariz., Nev. and Calif.

PHOENIX - Lighter wind and higher humidity during the night helped crews make progress Wednesday against a wildfire feeding on ponderosa pine forest near Grand Canyon National Park.

May 15, 2008 | By MARK CARLSON Associated Press Writer | National


Texas officials looking at possible abuse among FLDS boys

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas officials told legislators Wednesday that they're investigating the possible sexual abuse of some young boys taken from a polygamist sect's ranch, as well as broken bones among other children.

May 15, 2008 | By APRIL CASTRO Associated Press Writer | National


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SHS turns page on last season

The sound of Statesboro High football coach Steve Pennington screaming instructions to his players in a long sleeve jacket in 91 degree weather can mean only one thing-football is back for the Blue Devils.

May 22, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Brew crew stomps Braves

ATLANTA- Ryan Braun homered and drove in four runs, four Milwaukee pitchers combined to hold Atlanta to three hits, and the Brewers beat the Braves 11-0 on Friday night.

May 22, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Kurt Busch brings lessons to Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - There's no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch's hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on the Coca-Cola 600.

May 22, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kurt Busch brings lessons to Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - There's no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch's hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on the Coca-Cola 600.

May 22, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federal data: As oil production soars, so do pipeline leaks

The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation's infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents.

May 22, 2015 | By HENRY C. JACKSON and DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Wal-Mart's push on animal welfare hailed as game changer

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say.

May 22, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press


Another honor for the late Dr. Leila Denmark

The legacy of Portal's Leila Alice Daughtry Denmark will be honored yet again, this time with the naming of Forsyth County's sixth high school.

May 22, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local




Mixed review for GHSA rule change

In just three short years high school football participation has decreased by 10 percent, according to statistics from the National Federation of State High School Associations- and many states are beginning to take notice.

May 21, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Offense explodes in 7th for 10-1 win

ATLANTA - Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Milwaukee reliever Will Smith's seventh-inning ejection for allegedly using pine tar in a 10-1 victory Thursday night.

May 21, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


What is our purpose in life?

I believe it was back in 1939 when a very popular author, James Thurber, wrote a short novel about an unusual man he named "Walter Mitty." It became so well read that it was produced for Broadway, made into a movie around 1947 - which I remember watching - and remade in 2013. If you're one of those purists, I guess you won't like my position, but I really liked Danny Kaye and Ben Stiller, who played the role of Walter Mitty. I suppose my reason for being so attached to the character is that, like many others (I hope ...

May 21, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


James, Smith lead Cavs over Hawks in Game 1

ATLANTA - J.R. Smith knocked down a tough 3-pointer, then another. Turning toward the fans, their heckling transformed to groans, he blew off his right index finger and motioned toward his side, like he was holstering his pistol.

May 21, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports




Perez solid in debut as Braves beat Rays

ATLANTA - Williams Perez gave up one run over five innings in his first major league start and fellow rookie Todd Cunningham drove in the tiebreaking run with a groundout as theAtlanta Braves beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday night.

May 20, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


American Pharoah's breeding rights sold

NEW YORK - Win or lose the Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah is expected to keep racing for the rest of the year.

May 20, 2015 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Sports Writer | Sports


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