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Waris Dirie, former model and women’s rights campaigner, found in Brussels

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Police on Friday found Waris Dirie, three days after the Somali-born model who launched a worldwide campaign against female genital mutilation had vanished.

March 22, 2008 | By PAUL AMES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Apple tweaks iPhone for business uses, seeking competitive edge

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Apple Inc. wants the iPhone to become a corporate e-mail gadget - and a portable video game machine. It's also teaming with a prominent venture capital firm to offer a substantial kitty - $100 million - to lure developers to the iPhone.

March 21, 2008 | By JORDAN ROBERTSON AP Technology Writer | National


Dear Abby 3/7

DEAR ABBY: When our real estate agent was showing us our house three years ago, the woman who lives next door walked into the back yard where we were standing to introduce herself. After we moved in, she knocked on our door one night carrying dinner for the two of us. It seemed like a neighborly gesture. We responded with a thank-you note.

March 21, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Astrograph 3/7

Good things will come to you in the year ahead through somewhat of a circuitous route. Chances are you will first be lucky with people and then many other kinds of possibilities for happy conditions will develop.

March 21, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 3/7

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 79-year-old male. I have had three separate heart-bypass surgeries. Needless to say, I do have heart problems. I am currently under the care of two doctors for this - a cardiologist and a defibrillator specialist.

March 21, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bridge 3/7

BAGHDAD - Iraq and China are close to re-signing a $1.2 billion oil deal that was called off after the 2003 U.S. invasion, an Iraqi Oil Ministry official said Thursday.

March 21, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Coffee Break


A Saddam-era oil deal with China is expected to be re-signed next month, Oil Ministry says

BAGHDAD - Iraq and China are close to re-signing a $1.2 billion oil deal that was called off after the 2003 U.S. invasion, an Iraqi Oil Ministry official said Thursday.

March 21, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Egypt presses Hamas to halt rocket attacks on Israel and agree to truce

CAIRO, Egypt - Egypt was trying to persuade Hamas Thursday to accept a truce that would halt rocket attacks on Israel in an effort to end Gaza violence and salvage Middle East peace talks.

March 21, 2008 | By SALAH NASRAWI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Palestinian militants attack Israeli army patrol near Gaza border, killing 1 soldier

KISSUFIM CROSSING, Israel - Palestinian militants ambushed an Israeli army jeep patrolling the Gaza border Thursday and then attacked a rescue crew that rushed to the scene, killing one soldier in a brazen attack, the military and witnesses said.

March 21, 2008 | By YANIV ZOHAR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chavez says Venezuela doesn’t need Colombia trade as neighbors press for condemnation

CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela is starting to block billions of dollars in Colombian imports and investment under orders from President Hugo Chavez, threate 1/4%e economic havoc in both nations in response to a Colombian military attack on rebels hiding in Ecuador.

March 21, 2008 | By JORGE RUEDA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Indian Kashmir authorities to poison more than 100,000 stray dogs

SRINAGAR, India - Officials in Indian-Kashmir have poisoned hundreds of dogs and aim to kill all 100,000 strays in the region's main city - saying the animals pose a risk to humans and make urban life unbearable.

March 21, 2008 | By HILAL AHMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Double bombing in Baghdad hits commercial area, killing 15

BAGHDAD - Two bombs went off within minutes of each other in a Baghdad commercial district Thursday evening, killing 15 people and wounding 35, police and officials at three hospitals said.

March 21, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


As more vets survive war’s wounds, questions surface about VA’s ability to handle demand

BAGHDAD - The number of wounded soldiers has become a hallmark of the nearly 5-year-old Iraq war, pointing to both the use of roadside bombs as the extremists' weapon of choice and advances in battlefield medicine to save lives.

March 21, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Industry group says home foreclosures at record high last quarter

WASHINGTON - Home foreclosures soared to an all-time high in the final quarter of last year and are likely to keep on rising, underscoring the suffering of distressed homeowners and the growing danger the housing meltdown poses for the economy.

March 21, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Administration and Congress differ on trade policy, worker protections

WASHINGTON - The administration's top trade official urged Congress on Thursday to act on free trade agreements this year, but Senate lawmakers made clear that won't happen until displaced workers are better protected.

March 21, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Dealing with the enemies of Israel

It has taken me three days to sit in front of my computer and start this article. The difficulty began when I sat down at my desk and glanced over at my open Bible. I don't even remember turning to Isaiah, but what was really disturbing was that I was staring at chapter 34 and I began to read, "Draw near, O nations, to hear, and listen, O peoples! For the Lord is angry with His enemies, furious, and has doomed them ... the mountains will flow with their blood. For the Lord has a day of vengeance on behalf ...

March 05, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

POLK CITY, Fla. - The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.

March 05, 2015 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Plane skids off LaGuardia runway, crashes into fence; 6 hurt

NEW YORK - A plane from Atlanta skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport while landing Thursday, crashing through a chain-link fence and coming to rest with its nose perilously close to the edge of an icy bay.

March 05, 2015 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press | Associated Press


Prosecutor to seek charge against police chief who shot wife

ATLANTA - A prosecutor said Thursday that he would seek a misdemeanor charge - but no felony - against a suburban Atlanta police chief who reported accidentally shooting his sleeping wife on New Year's Day.

March 05, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press




Gators charge into semis

With just two games left before a state champion is crowned it's safe to say that the cream has risen to the top.

March 04, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Procecutors can't bring up Florida shooting

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Prosecutors in the Massachusetts murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will not be allowed to introduce evidence about the shooting of a Hernandez friend in Florida a few months before the killing, a judge ruled Wednesday.

March 04, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


Richt promises open QB competition

ATHENS - Brice Ramsey's edge in Georgia's quarterback competition this spring may not be as big as some believed.

March 04, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM Associated Press | UGA


Manning to return in 2015

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Hold that gold watch. Peyton Manning is taking one more shot at the silver trophy.

March 04, 2015 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vikings pay visit to Adrian Peterson

The Minnesota Vikings have made their in-person pitch to Adrian Peterson, the latest step toward resolving the star running back's unclear status.

March 04, 2015 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

WASHINGTON - Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.

March 04, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Valdosta State, Ogeechee Tech sign articulation agreements

Ogeechee Technical College signed articulation agreements with Valdosta State University on Wednesday, simplifying student transition between the two institutions of higher education.

March 04, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


'It WAS him': Defense admits Tsarnaev bombed Boston Marathon

BOSTON - The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It's whether he deserves to die for it.

March 04, 2015 | By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer | Associated Press


Statesboro police seek missing woman

Statesboro police are seeking a woman reported missing since Feb. 24.

March 04, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




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