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Bush says US not seeking military power in Africa or showdown with China

ACCRA, Ghana - In a country teeming with resources the world covets, President Bush sought Wednesday to soothe African fears about American interests on the continent. He said the U.S. isn't aiming to make Africa into a base for greater military power or a proxy battleground with China.

March 06, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Palestinian official suggests a Kosovo-like declaration of independence

RAMALLAH, West Bank - The Palestinians should follow Kosovo's example and unilaterally declare independence if peace talks with Israel fail, a senior Palestinian official said Wednesday, but the Palestinian president said the proposal was premature.

March 06, 2008 | By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Al-Sadr threatens to end cease-fire as funeral held for slain police

BAGHDAD - Anti-U.S. cleric Muqtada al-Sadr may let a six-month cease-fire expire as soon as Saturday, a move that could send his Shiite militia fighters back to the streets and jeopardize security gains that have led to a sharp decline in violence.

March 06, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thousands of Darfur refugees trapped by government offensive, say rebels, aid workers

CAIRO, Egypt - A fresh Sudanese offensive by government soldiers and Arab militiamen against Darfur rebels has trapped thousands of refugees along the Chadian border, the rebels and humanitarian workers said Wednesday.

March 06, 2008 | By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


NATO peacekeepers close off roads between Kosovo and Serbia amid more protests

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA, Kosovo - NATO peacekeepers reopened two demolished border checkpoints between Serbia and northern Kosovo Wednesday as thousands of Serbs protested Kosovo's independence.

March 06, 2008 | By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Germany’s Merkel presses Liechtenstein PM for help in tax-evasion probe

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed the prime minister of tiny Liechtenstein on Wednesday for assistance in a large-scale tax-evasion investigation targeting hundreds of German citizens.

March 06, 2008 | By GEIR MOULSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fed downgrades forecast of future economic activity

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday lowered its projection for economic growth this year, citing damage from the double blows of a housing slump and credit crunch. It said it also expects higher unemployment and inflation.

March 06, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Miami’s Little Havana mostly quiet as news of Castro’s resignation spreads

MIAMI - There was little dancing in the streets, no widespread celebration. In Little Havana, the heart of the Cuban exile community, the long-awaited news that Cuban President Fidel Castro resigned brought only muted glee - and a feeling that little would change for the communist island many had fled.

March 05, 2008 | By ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press Writer | National


Man who crashed into crowd watching race on Md. highway tried to stop, guardian says

WALDORF, Md. - A man who drove his car into a crowd of street-racing fans tried to stop by slamming on the brakes and is traumatized by the tragedy that left eight people dead, his guardian said Tuesday.

March 05, 2008 | By STEPHEN MANNING Associated Press Writer | National


Total eclipse of moon occurs Wednesday night; last chance to see one until December 2010

LOS ANGELES - The last total lunar eclipse until 2010 occurs Wednesday night, with cameo appearances by Saturn and the bright star Regulus on either side of the veiled full moon.

March 05, 2008 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | National


At genocide site, Bush urges world action to stop bloodshed in Africa

KIGALI, Rwanda - On ground haunted by one of the worst atrocities of modern times, President Bush pleaded with the global community Tuesday for decisive action to stop grisly violence in African nations like Kenya and Sudan.

March 05, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US, North Korean envoys meet in Beijing in attempt to revive disarmament process

INCHEON, South Korea - North Korea and U.S. negotiators met Tuesday for the first time in two months with Pyongyang expressing interest in resuming the stalled process to eliminate its nuclear programs, the main U.S. envoy said.

March 05, 2008 | By JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kosovo Serbs set border checkpoints on fire to protest Kosovo independence

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA, Kosovo - Thousands of Serbs chanting ''Kosovo is Serbia'' marched Tuesday to a bridge dividing them from ethnic Albanians while others torched U.N. border checkpoints and cars to protest Kosovo's declaration of independence.

March 05, 2008 | By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Trial delayed until March for 2 Iraqi officials accused of abetting kidnappings and killings

BAGHDAD - The trial of two former Iraqi officials accused of letting Shiite militiamen use ambulances and hospitals to kidnap and kill rivals was delayed Tuesday because prosecution witnesses failed to show up, judicial officials said.

March 05, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fidel Castro resigns Cuban presidency after nearly half-century in power

HAVANA - Fidel Castro, ailing and 81, announced Tuesday he was resigning as Cuba's president, ending a half-century of autocratic rule which made him a communist icon and a relentless opponent of U.S. policy around the globe.

March 05, 2008 | By ANITA SNOW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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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




Markakis getting healthy

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Nick Markakis is looking forward to opening day in Atlanta. Crabcakes down south, that's another story.

March 03, 2015 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Georgia Tech topped by Heels

ATLANTA - North Carolina needed a boost after failing to win consecutive games in a rough February.

March 03, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM | Sports


Trooper: Fingerprints show victim in rented car

FALL RIVER, Mass. - A state police trooper who specializes in fingerprint analysis testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez that the fingerprints of the former NFL player and his alleged victim, Odin Lloyd, were found inside a car that was allegedly used to drive Lloyd to his death.

March 03, 2015 | By AMY ANTHONY Associated Press | Sports


Hawks soar higher than Rockets in win

ATLANTA - Jeff Teague scored 25 points, Al Horford added 18 and the NBA-leading Atlanta Hawks rallied from an 18-point deficit to win their fifth straight game, 104-96 over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.

March 03, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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