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Pentagon says Iranian boats threatened to blow up 3-ship U.S. Navy convoy

WASHINGTON - An Iranian fleet of high-speed boats charged at and threatened to blow up a three-ship U.S. Navy convoy passing near Iranian waters, then vanished as the American ship commanders were preparing to open fire, the top U.S. Navy commander in the area said Monday.

January 23, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | National


Ga. prisoners file lawsuit claiming widespread beatings at prisons throughout the state

ATLANTA - A group of prisoners filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday contending that Georgia corrections officers have systematically beaten restrained inmates in prisons throughout the state, leaving two dead and dozens of others injured.

January 23, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


US, Iraqi forces open joint operation against al-Qaida in Iraq fighters

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military launched a countrywide offensive Tuesday against al-Qaida in Iraq's efforts to regroup and intensify suicide strikes on civilians who have sided with the Americans against the terror group.

January 23, 2008 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer | World


Police Report - January 9

(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.)

January 23, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Marines open testimony for inquiry into Afghanistan convoy shooting

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - A former Marine testified Tuesday that he thinks Afghans were killed needlessly by his special operations unit after its convoy was attacked by a car bomb.

January 23, 2008 | By ESTES THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


Budget deficit inched up during last 3 months, congressional auditors say

WASHINGTON - The federal budget deficit inched up in the first quarter of the fiscal year, congressional budget estimators said Monday, as the growth in tax revenues slowed along with the softening economy.

January 23, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | National


Supreme Court appears divided over drugs used in lethal injections

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has never outlawed a method of execution. The justices on Monday sounded skeptical about starting now.

January 23, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Study: Chronic worrying increases your odds of a heart attack

WASHINGTON - Those Type A go-getters aren't the only ones stressing their hearts. Nervous Nelsons seem to be, too.

January 23, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | National


Gold prices climb to new all-time record over $875 an ounce on rising oil prices

NEW YORK - Gold futures surged to an all-time high above $880 an ounce Tuesday as traders bet that rebounding oil prices would boost demand for the metal as a safe haven investment.

January 23, 2008 | By JACKIE FARWELL AP Business Writer | National


Survivor ’could hear people screaming’ after Utah bus wreck that killed 9 skiers

SALT LAKE CITY - Richard Scarborough was watching a movie on his laptop when he felt the bus skid off a curve and roll over. Then he heard the windows explode.

January 23, 2008 | By PAUL FOY Associated Press Writer | National


Autopsy performed on Ga. hiker’s body; authorities say other cases may be linked

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. - An autopsy was performed Tuesday on the body of a hiker who was found after a drifter accused of kidnapping her told authorities where to look, officials said.

January 23, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | National


DA: Suspect makes plea deal in Ga. hiker case

DAWSONVILLE - A drifter who led police to the body of a missing hiker was charged with murder Tuesday after agreeing to assist investigators in exchange for an agreement they not seek the death penalty against him for her killing, authorities said.

January 23, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush warns Congress to reauthorize education law or he will make changes himself

CHICAGO - President Bush said Monday that if Congress doesn't reauthorize the No Child Left Behind education law, he'll make as many changes as he can on his own.

January 22, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | National


Two Navy fighter jets crash in Persian Gulf, pilots eject safely

WASHINGTON - Two U.S. Navy fighter jets plunged into the Persian Gulf Monday after a mid-air collision, but all three pilots were rescued safely, a top Navy commander said Monday.

January 22, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | National


Frigid water recedes in flooded Nevada town as storms leave parts of West cold and dark

FERNLEY, Nev. - Water was receding Monday following the icy flood that poured into town from a rupture in an irrigation canal during a huge storm that pounded the West, but it was still a foot deep in some homes.

January 22, 2008 | By MARTIN GRIFFITH Associated Press Writer | National


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Ferguson tense ahead of grand jury decision

FERGUSON, Mo. - Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.

November 23, 2014 | By JOHN O'CONNOR and JIM SALTER Associated Press | World




Just win, baby

Ohio State finally took control of its game against Indiana in the fourth quarter. That was still better than Florida State.

November 22, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Time to rethink division alignment

The Atlanta Falcons won't apologize for somehow being in first place with a losing record.

November 22, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bulldogs fatten up on cupcake, cruise past CSU

ATHENS, Ga. - Nick Chubb and Georgia took care of Charleston Southern early, looking to carry the momentum into next week's state rivalry game against Georgia Tech.

November 22, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


No. 9 Georgia rolls past Charleston Southern 55-9

ATHENS - Nick Chubb and Georgia took care of Charleston Southern early, looking to carry the momentum into next week's state rivalry game against Georgia Tech.

November 22, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM Associated Press | Sports


Polish town opposes Pooh Bear for unclear gender

WARSAW, Poland - Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh due to the bear's unclear gender and immodest clothing.

November 22, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Dogfighting thrives in years since Vick case

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - In the squalid Jacksonville dogfighting kennel, a champion named Bulletproof Sam sat in a makeshift wooden cage, his teeth exposed from a missing snout.

November 22, 2014 | By JASON DEAREN Associated Press | World


Where do you fit in the scheme?

It's last Monday morning and according to the weather report - and somebody got it right this time - it's raining very hard with thunder and lightning, and it's nice to be inside looking out. This afternoon, we have a 100 percent chance of very heavy rain, high winds and a get-ready-to-hunker-down warning, which I will do my best to follow the directions. One of my colleagues has just told me we're not supposed to have this kind of stuff this late in the year. Since he teaches Algebra, what does he know? He knows this: it is ...

November 22, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Give the gift of life

Editor:

November 22, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


For 1 night on stage, embattled Cosby his old self

MELBOURNE, Fla. - The protesters didn't show, the would-be hecklers didn't take the bait, the weeks of headlines about sexual assaults disappeared and Bill Cosby, for 90 minutes at least, regained the revered status he long enjoyed.

November 22, 2014 | By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press | World


Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips

WASHINGTON - The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press.

November 22, 2014 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press | World


Claxton Tigers eliminated at home by No. 10 Bobcats

CLAXTON - A raucous crowd turned up at the Pecan Grove to cheer on the Claxton Tigers as they hosted their first playoff game in over a decade.

November 22, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




Georgia again turns to Chubb against Buccaneers

ATHENS - Jamey Chadwell has confidence his Charleston Southern players won't be awed by their first visit to No. 9 Georgia.

November 21, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


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