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Officials: 15 militants killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - Coalition warplanes swooped down on militants withdrawing from a firefight with police into the mountains of eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing 15 of them, officials said.

July 09, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan: Sharif’s supporters protest court ruling

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Supporters of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif burned effigies Tuesday as they protested a court ruling that bars him from running in this week's parliamentary by-elections.

July 09, 2008 | By SADAQAT JAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Beijing gets ground-to-air defense

BEIJING - China has stationed a battery of ground-to-air missiles just 300 yards from a Beijing Olympic venue, the latest sign of tightening security with the games just 6 1/2 weeks away.

July 09, 2008 | By STEPHEN WADE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush administration to leave Iraq oil deals alone

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration indicated Tuesday that it had no plans to interfere with negotiations between Iraq and several Western oil giants to boost crude production in that country, despite concerns by some Democrats that the deal could inflame anti-U.S. sentiments.

July 09, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Housing rescue passes key test

WASHINGTON - A massive foreclosure rescue bill overwhelmingly cleared a key Senate test Tuesday, drawing broad support from Democrats and Republicans alike.

July 09, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Audit: Dems, liberals passed over for Justice jobs

WASHINGTON - A new audit concludes that rookie attorneys with Republican roots got interviewed for plum Justice Department jobs while their liberal-leaning counterparts got passed over.

July 09, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


White House: Bush may skip South Korea visit

WASHINGTON - President Bush is traveling to Japan early next month for a summit of leading industrialized nations, but is skipping for now a widely expected stop in South Korea, the White House said Tuesday.

July 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Myanmar: 84,500 died in cyclone

YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar said Tuesday that 84,500 people perished in last month's cyclone, up from the last official announcement that 77,700 had died in the devastating storm.

July 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Case against fake police officer upends Mo. town

GERALD, Mo. - Bill Jakob arrived in this small town with an offer to help police curb the community's methamphetamine problem.

July 09, 2008 | By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press Writer | National


States turn down US abstinence education grants

WASHINGTON - Skeptical states are shoving aside millions of federal dollars for abstinence education, walking away from the program the Bush administration touts for slowing teen sexual activity.

July 09, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 6/25

Malcolm Forbes said, "If you don't know what to do with many of the papers piled on your desk, stick a dozen colleagues' initials on 'em, and pass them along. When in doubt, route."

July 09, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 6/25

You're apt to feel strong, powerful desires to scale new heights as fresh ambitions are awakened in the year ahead. These inclinations can be satisfied if you are prepared to meet the competition with much more to offer.

July 09, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 6/25

DEAR DR. GOTT: I'm at my wits' end. My problems are all musculoskeletal in nature.

July 09, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 6/25

DEAR ABBY: At the age of 40, I had emergency cardiac surgery followed by an infection, more surgery and six months of difficult recovery. With the help of medical professionals and my husband's tireless care, I finally healed. It's been nearly five years, but I'm back to my "normal" self and can do just about anything I could before. I'm grateful for my life and feel blessed to have recovered from an illness that many have not survived.

July 09, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Police Report - June 23

(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.)

July 09, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


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Braves set to open ballpark April 13 vs Padres

NEW YORK - The Atlanta Braves are scheduled to open SunTrust Park on April 13 against the San Diego Padres, according to a copy of the ...

June 29, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Salazar rolls, Indians beat Braves 3-0 for 12th straight win

ATLANTA - Danny Salazar didn't want to be the pitcher who couldn't keep the Cleveland Indians' winning streak alive.

June 29, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


For Michael Phelps, the 5th Olympics may mean the most yet

OMAHA, Neb. - Michael Phelps surged to the wall, and then whipped around to spot his time.

June 29, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Loss aside, tennis teacher revels in chance to face Federer

LONDON - How much money might you be willing to pay for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to play tennis against Roger Federer on Centre Court at Wimbledon?

June 29, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


LeBron a free agent after declining option on contract

CLEVELAND - LeBron James is about to hit the free-agency market and stay right at home.

June 29, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dustin Johnson equipped with a major and confidence

AKRON, Ohio - The U.S. Open trophy was on the kitchen table in Dustin Johnson's home in South Florida. That was by design.

June 29, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


New laws on abortion set to take effect

New laws targeting abortion are set to take effect Friday in about one-fifth of the states, initiating another wave of restrictions just days after the ...

June 29, 2016 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press




Indians beat Braves for longest winning streak in 34 years

ATLANTA - Corey Kluber insists no one in the Cleveland clubhouse is talking about the Indians' longest winning streak in 34 years.

June 28, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Pat Summitt, winningest coach in D1 history, has died at 64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Pat Summitt put women's basketball on her back, breaking down barriers with her indomitable spirit and demanding respect for female athletes on ...

June 28, 2016 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Parks and Rec teams participate in Lyons Tournament

The Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department Mite Boys with Machine All-Star Teams traveled to Lyons recently to participate in the 54th Annual Lyons ...

June 28, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Sports


Buddy Ryan, NFL coach and master of defense, dies at 85

Buddy Ryan took a back seat to no one. Neither did his fierce defenses that won two Super Bowls.

June 28, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Spieth facing long odds of a better year than '15

AKRON, Ohio - Any other year, Jordan Spieth would feel this has been a very good season.

June 28, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Shhh: Serena Williams, coach don't discuss '22' at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Leave all the chatter about Serena Williams' pursuit of her 22nd major singles trophy to others.

June 28, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


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