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Iraqi forces arrest 3 Sadrists in crackdown

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces arrested three locally prominent supporters of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Wednesday as part of a crackdown on Shiite militias in the southern city of Amarah, police said.

July 17, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Algae bloom is China’s latest Olympic nightmare

QINGDAO, China - China's latest Olympics nightmare is a vast algae bloom that covers one-third of the sea where the world's best sailors are supposed to be competing in just over a month. Athletes call it the blob, the carpet, the fairway.

July 17, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, July 02, 2008

July 17, 2008 | | Local

Police Report - July 3

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

July 17, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report

SKorean auto workers strike over US beef imports

SEOUL, South Korea - Tens of thousands of South Korean auto workers went on strike Wednesday to oppose U.S. beef imports and the pro-business policies of President Lee Myung-bak, joining anti-government protests that have raged for weeks.

July 17, 2008 | By JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Calif’s hands-free cell law for drivers in effect

LOS ANGELES - Millions of California motorists have had to put down their cell phones or risk a ticket as a new law takes effect requiring hands-free devices for those behind the wheel.

July 17, 2008 | By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press Writer | National

Ill. Democrats face off in rare impeachment fight

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Three of the state's governors have served time. Scores of legislators and aldermen have gotten into legal trouble over the years. But Illinois politicians haven't seriously considered impeaching one of their own - until now.

July 17, 2008 | By RYAN KEITH Associated Press Writer | National

Ex-con suspected in deaths of 8 captured in Ill.

GRANITE CITY, Ill. - Police in Nicholas T. Sheley's town came to know him well as his crimes progressed from marijuana possession to domestic battery, then to resisting a peace officer and aggravated battery.

July 17, 2008 | By JIM SUHR Associated Press Writer | National

Zimbabwe opposition asks for another mediator

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Wednesday rejected an African Union decision to keep South Africa's president alone in charge of efforts to resolve Zimbabwe's political crisis.

July 17, 2008 | By DONNA BRYSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Chinese party boss delivers attack on Dalai Lama

BEIJING - China's Communist Party boss in Tibet delivered a fresh attack on the Dalai Lama Wednesday, even as envoys of the region's exiled leader met with Chinese officials for more talks toward easing tensions following anti-government riots.

July 17, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Pakistani forces patrol empty bazaar, arrest militants in bloodless military operation

BARA, Pakistan - Heavily armed paramilitary troops blocked roads into a tribal town in northwestern Pakistan and patrolled its deserted bazaar Wednesday as an operation against Islamic militants rolled into its fifth day with more arrests but no sign of fighting.

July 17, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Mullen suggests Israeli strike would be high-risk

WASHINGTON - An Israeli strike on Iranian nuclear facilities would be a high-risk move that could destabilize the Middle East, the Pentagon's top military officer said Wednesday.

July 17, 2008 | By LOLITA BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington

Police wnt u 2 fight crime w/txt msgs

TAMPA, Fla. - Police in the 1970s urged citizens to ''drop a dime'' in a pay phone to report crimes anonymously. Now in an increasing number of cities, tipsters are being invited to use their thumbs - to identify criminals using text messages.

July 17, 2008 | By MITCH STACY Associated Press Writer | National

Lawsuit filed over Atlanta airport barring guns

ATLANTA - The nation's busiest airport dueled with gun rights advocates Tuesday over whether a new Georgia state law allows visitors to carry firearms at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

July 16, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | National

Hezbollah said to train Shiite militiamen in Iraq

BAGHDAD - Hezbollah instructors trained Shiite militiamen at remote camps in southern Iraq until three months ago when they slipped across the border to Iran - presumably to continue instruction on Iranian soil, according to two Shiite lawmakers and a top army officer.

July 16, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

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Ogeechee Tech Boards earn recognition from state

The Ogeechee Technical College Board of Directors and the Ogeechee Technical College Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees recently received recognition at the Fall Leadership Conference ...

November 30, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Complete Car Care owner feels 'blessed'

This is the time of year that we like to reflect back on our many blessings.

November 30, 2015 | | Local

Man shot at Bulloch party

A man shot during a party on NeSmith Road is recovering, but Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking information on the incident.

November 30, 2015 | From Staff Reports | Local

Long wait times plague Social Security disability process

MIAMI - Diabetes, arthritis and open-heart surgery have kept Sherice Bennett from working, but she can't afford her medicine and became homeless while waiting for ...

November 28, 2015 | By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press | Associated Press

Suspect in Colorado attack called recluse who left few clues

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A gunman who police say staged a deadly attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic was a recluse who stashed food in the ...

November 28, 2015 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

At least 11 hurt in standoff at Colorado clinic

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A gunman was arrested Friday hours after opening fire at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic, wounding multiple people and engaging in ...

November 27, 2015 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

The end for Black Friday?

NEW YORK - The annual ritual of Black Friday, as we know it, is over.

November 27, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press

Local downtown holiday celebration set for Friday

Santa is coming to downtown, along with the Christmas train, the tree lighting, the holiday parade and the Run the Boro 5K, as First Friday ...

November 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local

Holiday shoppers get a head start

NEW YORK - Black Friday used to kick off the holiday shopping season, but now that day has taken a backseat to Thanksgiving Day. Still, retailers ...

November 26, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press

Turkey, parades, heavy security

NEW YORK - Americans paused Thursday to celebrate their blessings despite terrorism fears and racial tensions over fatal police shootings across the country. A record number ...

November 26, 2015 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press | Associated Press

Plenty for Panthers to prove this year

Coming off an 87-73 loss in the Elite Eight round of the state playoffs, this year's Portal Panthers basketball team won't have the ...

November 26, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Listen to the message from God

Parousia, eschatology, antinomianism, deontology, existentialism ... a lot of words that probably don't mean diddly - a technical term - to most of us. Now, if we ...

November 26, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials

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