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Johnson resigns from team vetting Obama veep

WASHINGTON - A manager of Democrat Barack Obama's vice presidential search team resigned Wednesday amid criticism over his personal loan deals.

June 26, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama starts general campaign as favorite in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa - A political infrastructure that pushed Barack Obama to victory in the Iowa caucuses and an increase in Democratic voter registration make him the favorite in the state in November, but an intense catch-up effort could put Republican John McCain back in the game, veteran political strategists in both parties say.

June 26, 2008 | By MIKE GLOVER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Investigators: 2 guns used in Okla. girls’ killings

WELEETKA, Okla. - Two guns and likely two people were involved in the shooting deaths of two young girls found on a dirt road near a tiny eastern Oklahoma community, investigators said Wednesday.

June 26, 2008 | By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS Associated Press Writer | National


2 lawmakers say computers hacked by Chinese

WASHINGTON - Two House members said Wednesday their Capitol Hill computers, containing information about political dissidents from around the world, have been hacked by sources apparently working out of China.

June 26, 2008 | By PETE YOST and LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


UN: 10,000 pregnant women need care in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar - Ten thousand pregnant cyclone survivors are in urgent need of proper care in Myanmar, a U.N. expert said Wednesday, as relief agencies again raised concerns about the junta's willingness to accept foreign aid.

June 26, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


New look for the U.S. Open

SAN DIEGO - The ''June Gloom'' so typical of summer in San Diego gave way to sunshine on the eve of the U.S. Open, filling the blue sky with fighter jets from Miramar that until Wednesday could only be heard in the fog.

June 26, 2008 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Odds & Ends in the news

Mom in NY finds snake in crib, coiled around baby's leg

June 26, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Pluto’s namesakes: Similar bodies are ’plutoids’

WASHINGTON - Pluto is finally getting its day in the sun, after being stripped of planetary status by astronomers two years ago.

June 26, 2008 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | National


New Southern Baptist president pledges to unite

INDIANAPOLIS - Within an hour of being elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Rev. Johnny Hunt was talking about ''turning the tide,'' acknowledging the reality that a denomination that cares so much about winning souls is losing too many.

June 26, 2008 | By ERIC GORSKI AP Religion Writer | National


Bill Clinton cancels commencement speech at UCLA

LOS ANGELES - Bill Clinton on Tuesday canceled a commencement speech at the University of California, Los Angeles, because of a lingering labor dispute.

June 26, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Organic alcohol sparks new cocktail trend

RIGBY, Idaho - Call it hedonistic environmentalism. Or maybe just eco-conscious imbibing.

June 26, 2008 | By REBECCA BOONE Associated Press Writer | National


Security hole exposes utilities to Internet attack

SAN FRANCISCO - Attackers could gain control of water treatment plants, natural gas pipelines and other critical utilities because of a vulnerability in the software that runs some of those facilities, security researchers reported Wednesday.

June 26, 2008 | By JORDAN ROBERTSON Associated Press Writer | National


1 hiker dies on Mount Rainier, 2 wait for rescue

LONGMIRE, Wash. - A man on a Mount Rainier day hike died Tuesday and his wife and another hiker were awaiting rescue after the group got caught in a blizzard, officials at the national park said.

June 26, 2008 | By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP Associated Press Writer | National


British PM wins vote for tougher terrorism laws

LONDON - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Wednesday narrowly won a vote for tougher terrorism laws, emerging with his grip on power shaky but intact after a tough political battle over balancing national security and civil liberties.

June 26, 2008 | By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Lakers, Celtics look to play better in Game 4

LOS ANGELES - Maybe the NBA finals should book an appointment with one of Southern California's finest plastic surgeons.

June 26, 2008 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


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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


Tiny Iceland's dream Euro 2016 rolls onto quarterfinals

NICE, France - Iceland has become the darling of the European Championship thanks to its underdog status and an uncompromising 4-4-2 formation that has made the ...

June 28, 2016 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


Rio CEO: Security, not Zika, is biggest concern for Olympics

WASHINGTON - The chief organizer of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics says security is his top concern, well ahead of the Zika virus.

June 28, 2016 | By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Benghazi report concludes

WASHINGTON - House Republicans on Tuesday concluded their $7 million, two-year investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, with fresh accusations of lethal mistakes by ...

June 28, 2016 | By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press | Associated Press


The Hirsch ERA Real Estate Team – Market leaders in Bulloch

With an illustrious career that spans more than 23 years, there is no one more respected in the Bulloch County real estate market than Pat ...

June 28, 2016 | | Locally Owned




Chisenhall's HR helps streaking Indians beat Braves 8-3

ATLANTA- Trevor Bauer complained that he wasn't as sharp as in recent outings.

June 27, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


In the Pits: Vintage Smoke recaptures his glory days with Sonoma victory

SONOMA, Calif. - Tony Stewart sat slumped on the stairs inside his team transporter a year ago reflecting on the worst slump of his NASCAR career.

June 27, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Amid crisis, Rio gov. warns Olympics could be 'big failure'

RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro's acting governor warned Monday that theOlympic Games could be a "big failure," because of budget shortfalls that threaten ...

June 27, 2016 | By JENNY BARCHFIELD Associated Press | Sports


Durant, Anthony lead 12-player US Olympic basketball roster

NEW YORK - Kyrie Irving took one last shot on the flight home from the NBA Finals, hoping LeBron James would play in the Olympics.

June 27, 2016 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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