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AP Exclusive: Army promises survivors longer help

WASHINGTON - The Army is mailing out thousands of letters to survivors of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking what it can do to better help them, even years after the deaths of their loved ones.

September 04, 2008 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press Writer | Washington

Bridge 8/21

As we saw earlier in the week, on some deals you must think twice, not succumb to an instinctive but wrong reaction. This is another example. After West opens three hearts, showing a good seven-card suit and 5-10 high-card points, North makes a takeout double, and you (South) convert to three no-trump. West leads the heart queen. What would be your plan?

September 04, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Astrograph 8/21

Some major improvements in your social life are indicated in the year ahead. It could all begin with someone who introduces you to a fun group of people and who likes to engage in all the activities that interest you.

September 04, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break

Ask Dr. Gott 8/21

DEAR DR. GOTT: My wife has had breast cancer for two years. She had a lumpectomy on her right breast, followed by chemotherapy and radiation.

September 04, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break

Study finds minorities more likely to be paddled

WASHINGTON - Paddlings, swats, licks. A quarter of a million schoolchildren got them last year - and blacks, American Indians and kids with disabilities got a disproportionate share of the punishment, according to a study by a human rights group.

September 04, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID AP Education Writer | Washington

Judge: Company must give experimental drug to teen

NEWARK, N.J. - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a research company to supply an experimental drug to a 16-year-old Minnesota boy who is terminally ill with a rare form of muscular dystrophy.

September 04, 2008 | By JEFFREY GOLD Associated Press Writer | National

Kerry returns to stump 4 years after nomination

WORCESTER, Mass. - The week before the 2004 Democratic National Convention, John Kerry drafted his presidential nomination speech and then set off on a cross-country trip that brought him home to thousands of delegates waiting in Boston.

September 04, 2008 | By GLEN JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National

Killer of train passengers gets 11 life sentences

LOS ANGELES - A judge sentenced a man convicted of causing a deadly commuter rail crash to 11 consecutive life terms on Wednesday after denouncing him as a remorseless killer.

September 04, 2008 | By LINDA DEUTSCH Associated Press Writer | National

Rice signs missile defense deal with Poland

WARSAW, Poland - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her Polish counterpart signed a deal Wednesday to build a U.S. missile defense base in Poland, an agreement that prompted an infuriated Russia to warn of a possible attack against the former Soviet satellite.

September 04, 2008 | By VANESSA GERA and MONIKA SCISLOWSKA Associated Press Writers | Associated Press

Police Report - August 21

(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.)

September 04, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report

Bush says breakaway provinces are part of Georgia

ORLANDO, Fla. - President Bush, pushing back against claims by Russia, said Wednesday the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia are part of pro-Western Georgia and that Washington will work with allies to insure Georgia's independence and territorial integrity.

September 04, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Washington

Fla. man pleads not guilty to Bush, Obama threat

MIAMI - A man who authorities said kept an arsenal of weaponry and military gear pleaded not guilty Wednesday to threatening to assassinate both President Bush and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

September 04, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | National

Fla. town backs ex-principal in gay student case

PONCE DE LEON, Fla. - When a high school senior told her principal that students were taunting her for being a lesbian, he told her homosexuality is wrong, outed her to her parents and ordered her to stay away from children.

September 04, 2008 | By MELISSA NELSON Associated Press Writer | National

Lawyers return to court over 1993 Ark. slayings

JONESBORO, Ark. - It took a jury 13 days to convict and sentence Damien Echols to death for the 1993 slayings of three second-graders.

September 04, 2008 | By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Writer | National

Post office offering early retirements

WASHINGTON - In lackluster economic times, not even postal workers enjoy much of a security envelope.

September 04, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | Washington

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SEB back in the playoff picture, BA tumbles


October 24, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360

"It's App State hate week"


October 24, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Portal avoids turnovers, can't escape loss

The Portal Panthers (0-7, 0-3 Region 3A) played their Homecoming game on Monday night against Calvary Day (7-0, 3-0 Region 3A) with their adjusted schedule ...

October 24, 2016 | By HAYDEN BOUDREAUX | Prep Sports 360

NBA poised for season unlike any it has ever had

The story lines are as long as a Stephen Curry 3-pointer.

October 24, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Next year here: Lovable losers Cubs, Indians meet in Series

CLEVELAND - The last time the Cleveland Indians won the World Series, Dewey led Truman in the polls. The Chicago Cubs' last title was 13 days ...

October 24, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Georgia says 2 players cleared in marijuana investigation

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's two leading tacklers will be able to play against No. 14 Florida after being cleared in a marijuana investigation.

October 24, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Pastner looks to reshape basketball team

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech is starting over.

October 24, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

JGR's Talladega strategy was perfect for the Chase Race

TALLADEGA, Ala. - When Sweden beat the U.S. women's soccer team during the Olympics by using a conservative strategy, goalie Hope Solo was lambasted ...

October 24, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Quinn stands by fourth-down call in Falcons' OT loss

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn didn't hesitate to keep his offense on the field for a fourth-downcall in overtime against San Diego on Sunday ...

October 24, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

PGA Tour to play official event in South Korea next year

SEOUL, South Korea - The PGA Tour expanded its Asia swing to three tournaments Monday by adding a new event in South Korea with a limited ...

October 24, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Georgia ranks high in infant mortality

Georgia still ranks high among states in rates of premature births, low-birthweight babies and infant mortality.

October 24, 2016 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local

6 killed in mobile home fire in northeast Georgia

TRION - A mobile home fire in Georgia started by an improperly installed wood stove killed six people, including four children, authorities said Monday.

October 24, 2016 | | Local

Quarter of cancer deaths in US linked to cigarettes

Cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in Southern states, where smoking ...

October 24, 2016 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

Survey finds Lexus, Toyota, Buick most reliable auto brands

DETROIT - Lexus, Toyota and Buick are the most reliable brands in Consumer Reports' latest survey, a reward for their conservative approach to new technology.

October 24, 2016 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Auto Writer | Associated Press

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