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Saudi Arabia bans sale of dogs, cats in capital

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Every single man knows: Walking a dog in the park is a sure babe magnet. Saudi Arabia's Islamic religious police, in their zeal to keep the sexes apart, want to make sure the technique doesn't catch on here.

August 15, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mortar kills family of 7 in Pakistan’s Swat valley

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A mortar shell hit a house in a valley where Pakistani security forces are battling Islamic militants, killing a family of seven, and militants torched a nearby girls school, police said Thursday.

August 15, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sudan’s al-Bashir vows never to deal with ICC

KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudan's president said he will never deal with the International Criminal Court where he faces charges of genocide in Darfur, according to a newspaper interview published Thursday.

August 15, 2008 | By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Widow indicted in death once ruled a farm accident

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A former nurse surrendered Thursday on a murder charge in the death of her husband, a district attorney who authorities originally believed was killed when he was trampled by cattle in a farming accident.

August 15, 2008 | By DUNCAN MANSFIELD Associated Press Writer | National


Bloomberg: 9/11 health program overdue

WASHINGTON - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg went to Congress Thursday seeking long-term care for sick Ground Zero workers and was challenged to justify its cost.

August 15, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Washington


US judge: White House aides can be subpoenaed

WASHINGTON - President Bush's top advisers are not immune from congressional subpoenas, a federal judge ruled Thursday in an unprecedented dispute between the two political branches.

August 15, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


New Mass. law lets out-of-state gay couples marry

BOSTON - Massachusetts on Thursday began allowing any gay couple to get married there as Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill repealing a 1913 law that had blocked most out-of-state same-sex couples from tying the knot.

August 15, 2008 | By GLEN JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


Canada bus attack leaves man decapitated

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Manitoba - A man aboard a Greyhound bus repeatedly stabbed and then decapitated a fellow passenger, witnesses said Thursday.

August 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Olmert’s impending exit deals blow to peace effort

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's decision to leave office has dealt a serious setback to delicate peace negotiations with both the Palestinians and Syria.

August 15, 2008 | By STEVEN GUTKIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


House considers ban on killing horses for food

WASHINGTON - One menu item could soon disappear from foreign dinner tables: meat from slaughtered American horses.

August 15, 2008 | By STEPHANIE S. GARLOW Associated Press Writer | Washington


Astrograph 8/1

In the year ahead, you are likely to go off in an entirely new direction with a specific goal in mind. Even though it might be quite ambitious, it'll be well thought out and you'll have an excellent chance to achieve success.

August 15, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bridge 8/1

In "Travels With Charley," John Steinbeck wrote, "Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word.... A Texan outside of Texas is a foreigner."

August 15, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Stevens pleads not guilty in corruption case

WASHINGTON - Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he lied about accepting more than a quarter of a million dollars worth of gifts. He asked for a trial before he stands for re-election in November.

August 15, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO and LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Police Report - August 1

(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.)

August 15, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Gates: Military’s priority is to defeat extremists

WASHINGTON - The military's top priority is to defeat al-Qaida and other extremists, but winning the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan alone will not achieve that, Defense Secretary Robert Gates says in a new defense policy document.

August 15, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Bulloch County's 2016 high school valedictorians

Bulloch Academy: William Downs

May 29, 2016 | | Local


Kathy Bradley: To fight a mockingbird

On the slope of the hill, just where the field ends and the woods begin, where the ditch on either side of the road deepens ...

May 29, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Savannah River becomes first trade route in Ga.

Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring the use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

May 29, 2016 | | Life


Counts-Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Counts of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Renata Elizabeth of Atlanta, to Marion McWhirter "Mac" Jones, son of ...

May 29, 2016 | | Weddings


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Unconditional love, leadership can change a 'bad' child

True story: I sent one of my more recent books to a radio talk-show host who, in turn, gave it to one of her "readers ...

May 29, 2016 | | Life


Akins-Gilbreth

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Akins (and Kathy Akins) of Register announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Akins of Register, to Cy Gilbreth, son of ...

May 29, 2016 | | Weddings




Everyone wants to win 100th Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Tony Kanaan spent the final practice before the Indianapolis 500 talking to the race track.

May 28, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Braves win first home series

ATLANTA - Braves interim manager Brian Snitker says Gordon Beckham is "bouncing around like he's a teenager."

May 28, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves




More Atlantic storms predicted for 2016

MIAMI - U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm ...

May 27, 2016 | By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press | Local


Delegates in hand, Trump says he has nomination

BISMARCK, N.D. - Triumphantly armed with a majority of his party's delegates, Republican Donald Trump unleashed a broadside attack Thursday on Hillary Clinton's ...

May 26, 2016 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Social Security: Many opt in early

CHICAGO - Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll ...

May 26, 2016 | By ADAM ALLINGTON For The Associated Press | Associated Press


‘Missing Man Table’ honors fallen veterans

For almost a decade, Vandy's Restaurant in the Statesboro Mall has provided a meal to veterans on Memorial Day. This year, however, the restaurant ...

May 26, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




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