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Iraq wants short-term US agreement on troops

BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister said Monday his country is now proposing an interim deal with the United States on the presence of American troops instead of a more formal agreement - and wants to include a timetable for a U.S. withdrawal.

July 22, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Associated Press


Kidman gives birth Monday to girl named Sunday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nicole Kidman gave birth Monday to a baby girl named Sunday.

July 22, 2008 | By JOHN GEROME Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ask Dr. Gott 7/7

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband and I need your help. Awhile ago, my husband had surgery to correct an eyelid problem. His eyelids and eyelashes were growing backward into his eyes, causing an excessive buildup of "matter." Following surgery, he was fine, but now he has "cobwebs" in his vision. This usually occurs when he's looking at people or walls. Sometimes he can blink and the lines disappear; other times, it does not help at all.

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


A father’s grief inspires maker of military robots

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. - The knock on Brian Hart's door came at 6 a.m. An Army colonel, a priest and a police officer had come to tell Hart and his wife that their 20-year-old son had been killed when his military vehicle was ambushed in Iraq.

July 21, 2008 | By MARK JEWELL Associated Press Writer | National


Accident at Iowa town’s fireworks display hurts 37

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Fourth of July fireworks shell misfired in a northern Iowa town, sending a fireball skidding down a street into a crowd of spectators and injuring 37 people, officials said Saturday.

July 21, 2008 | By LUKE MEREDITH Associated Press Writer | National


New York beach evacuated after fireworks wash up

NEW YORK - A popular beach on Long Island was evacuated at the height of a holiday weekend after stray, unexploded fireworks washed ashore the day after a July Fourth show, state parks officials said Saturday.

July 21, 2008 | By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press Writer | National


Nadal dethrones Federer at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England - Rafael Nadal ended Roger Federer's five-year reign at Wimbledon on Sunday, winning a riveting, five-set marathon to claim his first title at the All England Club and signal a changing of the guard in men's tennis.

July 21, 2008 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Associated Press


After DC gun ban overturned, city seeks new rules

WASHINGTON - Dale Metta, who manages a gun shop just outside the District of Columbia limits in Maryland, has had to turn away dozens of city residents wanting to buy handguns in recent days. Never mind that the U.S. Supreme Court just struck down Washington's 32-year-old ban on possessing handguns.

July 21, 2008 | By BRIAN WESTLEY Associated Press Writer | Washington


FDA reports more cases of salmonella illnesses

WASHINGTON - The government on Saturday increased the number of people reported being sickened in a record salmonella outbreak in which tomatoes are the leading suspect although investigators are testing other types of fresh produce.

July 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Liver donor’s family, recipient unite online

PITTSBURGH - They were precocious toddlers, both blond-haired and blue-eyed, separated by a thousand miles between Miami and a small Kentucky town.

July 21, 2008 | By JENNIFER C. YATES Associated Press Writer | National


Congress begins final summer push

WASHINGTON - Democrats bent on showing they can govern and Republicans anxious about a sour re-election climate are pushing a pared-down summer agenda in Congress. Lawmakers want to try to save homeowners from foreclosure, avert Medicare cuts and give the government power to spy on suspected terrorists.

July 21, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Washington


AP IMPACT: US wavered over S. Korean executions

EDITOR'S NOTE - On May 19, The Associated Press reported on the hidden history of mass executions by South Korea early in the Korean War. The following report looks in depth at the U.S. connection.

July 21, 2008 | By CHARLES J. HANLEY and JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Theft of car anti-pollution device up across US

CINCINNATI - Marty Boyer's carefully maintained sport utility vehicle growled more like a dragster than a 2001 Honda Passport when he turned the key.

July 21, 2008 | By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 7/7

DEAR ABBY: "Robert" and I have been married seven years and have two sons, ages 1 and 3. Something is bothering me that didn't before - Robert's driving. My husband speeds, tailgates, honks his horn to make others go faster and uses racial epithets. If I say anything to him, he accuses me of not trusting him or says I'm looking for something to complain about.

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


Housing market in Welsh town shows wider woes

WREXHAM, Wales - During a bustling lunch hour in this Welsh commuter town, 25-year-old Richard Williams is one of the few who pause to look at properties for sale in a real-estate agent's window - and he isn't buying.

July 21, 2008 | By JANE WARDELL AP Business Writer | Associated Press


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SEB baseball swept out of first round

April 29, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Szczur hits grand slam, Lester fans 10 as Cubs beat Braves

CHICAGO - When Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber was lost for the season with a knee injury, Matt Szczur took on a new role as a ...

April 29, 2016 | By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Georgia students seek solace after crash claims 4 students

ATLANTA - One of two survivors of a car crash that killed four University of Georgia students earlier this week remained in critical condition Friday, a ...

April 29, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


4 female University of Georgia students killed in car crash

ATLANTA - University of Georgia students and employees are devastated at the loss of four female students killed in a horrific, high-speed car crash that left ...

April 28, 2016 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local




Sheriff’s investigator thwarts burglary

A "career criminal" from Maryland tried breaking into a local motor sports shop, but an alert sheriff's investigator thwarted his plan, said Bulloch County ...

April 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Blue Devils fall in first round of state playoffs

With less than five seconds to play trailing by one goal, Mercer Tedders' corner kick found its target - like he's done so many times ...

April 26, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


On the Fringe: If they build a golf course, will they come to Olympics?

Building the new golf course in Rio de Janeiro in time for the Olympics once was considered the biggest obstacle.

April 26, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Another day, another defeat

ATLANTA - David Price matched his career high with 14 strikeouts, Travis Shaw homered and drove in five runs and the Boston Red Sox beat Atlanta ...

April 26, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Court decision on Brady's case affirms Goodell's power

Reinstatement of Tom Brady's four-game "Deflategate" suspension affirmed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's power - a major point of contention for the NFL players' union.

April 26, 2016 | By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Johnny Manziel indicted in alleged attack on ex-girlfriend

DALLAS - An attorney for former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manzielcalls the indictment against him "incredible" and said Tuesday that the way it's been handled ...

April 26, 2016 | By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press | Sports


Clinton, Trump roll on with wins

PHILADELPHIA - Donald Trump swept all five Republican primaries Tuesday, a commanding showing across the Northeast that kept the Republican front-runner on his narrow path to ...

April 26, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Community invited to ‘Worship Night’

It's being billed as: "One Night; One Place; One Purpose: Jesus," but organizers of the event want the word spread that it's also ...

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




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