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Navy official: Information leaked to terror suspects highly sensitive, classified

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Navy would have immediately changed plans had it known that details of ship movements had been leaked to suspected terrorism supporters, a top Navy official testified Wednesday at the trial of a former sailor on terrorism charges.

March 13, 2008 | By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN Associated Press Writer | National


Oil spikes above $102 a barrel as weakening dollar draws investors to commodities

NEW YORK - Crude prices spiked above $102 a barrel for the first time Wednesday but retreated after the government said stockpiles of crude oil and gasoline rose far more than expected last week.

March 13, 2008 | By ADAM SCHRECK AP Business Writer | National


Al-Qaida’s deputy chief issues new video praising slain commander in Afghanistan

CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Qaida's deputy leader has issued a new video message praising the terrorist organization's slain commander in Afghanistan, a U.S. group that monitors militant messages said Wednesday.

March 13, 2008 | By SALAH NASRAWI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Colombian rebels free four more hostages into Venezuelan custody

SAN JOSE DEL GUAVIARE, Colombia - Colombian rebels freed four lawmakers on Wednesday after holding them for at least six years each, the guerrillas' second hostage release this year as they seek to persuade the international community to strike them from lists of terrorist organizations.

March 13, 2008 | By TATIANA GUERRERO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Palestinian rocket kills Israeli; airstrikes kill 7 in Gaza

SDEROT, Israel - A Palestinian rocket slammed into a college campus in this southern Israeli town, killing a student and raising the likelihood of a new wave of heavy fighting between the Israeli army and militants in the Gaza Strip.

March 13, 2008 | By YANIV ZOHAR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


House panel approves big increase in global AIDS program spending

WASHINGTON - A House committee on Wednesday voted to more than triple spending for a global AIDS program that has proven to be one of the Bush administration's most successful and popular foreign policy initiatives.

March 13, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


APNewsBreak: IG asked to probe Marine delays in delivering blast-resistant trucks, lasers

WASHINGTON - An investigation into allegations the Marine Corps delayed sending blast-resistant trucks to Iraq also will examine whether the Marines were negligent in delivering a laser to divert drivers and people from checkpoints and convoys, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press.

March 13, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bernanke says Fed’s priority is shoring up the economy, pledges to cut interest rates

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve is ready to lower interest rates again to brace the wobbly economy even as zooming oil prices spread inflation, Chairman Ben Bernanke signaled to Congress on Wednesday.

March 13, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Bush names Texas entrepreneur as special envoy to Islamic conference

WASHINGTON - President Bush, acknowledging that the U.S. needs to burnish its image in the Islamic world, named a Texas entrepreneur as liaison to The Organization of the Islamic Conference.

March 13, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington


FBI says it didn’t find US support link for airline plotters; warns of domestic terror threat

BRIGHTON, England - The FBI said Wednesday the men accused of trying to blow up U.S.-bound airliners had no obvious links to support networks in the United States, but warned that the greatest terror threat for Americans still may lurk within their own borders.

March 13, 2008 | By PAISLEY DODDS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russian extremist seeks to sully presidential favorite with claim he has Jewish roots

MOSCOW - Dmitry Medvedev has faced little public criticism as he coasts toward Russia's presidency. But a fringe extremist group is trying to stir up voters to turn against him in Sunday's election with claims the candidate might have Jewish roots.

March 13, 2008 | By ANGELA CHARLTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Teacher strike deals blow to Puerto Rico’s struggling schools

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Empty classrooms, educators clashing with police, anxious students - a weeklong teachers strike in Puerto Rico is dealing a blow to a public school system already struggling to reach U.S. benchmarks and reduce the highest dropout rate in America.

March 13, 2008 | By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Winning parties press Musharraf to convene hostile new Parliament

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's election victors vowed Wednesday to drastically reduce the powers of President Pervez Musharraf - even if they lack the strength in the new Parliament to drive him out of office.

March 13, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Python stalked, then ate family dog in front of children in Australian tropics

BRISBANE, Australia - A 16-foot python stalked a family dog for days before swallowing the pet whole in front of horrified children in the Australian tropics, animal experts said Wednesday.

March 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


McCain and Obama tangle long distance over al-Qaida in Iraq

TYLER, Texas - Republican presidential hopeful John McCain mocked Barack Obama's view of al-Qaida in Iraq, and Democratic contender responded that GOP policies brought the terrorist group there.

March 13, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID and TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Braves beat struggling Phillies

ATLANTA - Cameron Maybin had three hits, including a home run, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-5 on Saturday night in their best offensive showing in six weeks.

July 04, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Will history repeat itself? The US women hope not

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011.

July 04, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


America celebrates 4th of July

A fast moving thunderstorm that hit Statesboro about 4:30 Saturday afternoon delayed the Firecracker Fest at Mill Creek Park, but didn't dampen the annual celebration of the Fourth of July. By the time the fireworks show started at 9:15, the park was jammed with thousands joining in the giant party for the 239th birthday of the United States.

July 04, 2015 | From staff reports and the Associated Press | Local


Study: Ga. teachers, state workers pay more for health care

ATLANTA - Teachers and state employees in Georgia are paying more for their health care than other public sector employees, according to a new study by the state Department of Community Health.

July 04, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


Ohio community seeks clues, fights fear after 6 women vanish

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio - The fate of six women - four of them dead, two missing for months - has people on edge in this small southern Ohio city as relatives seek clues, seemingly in vain, to whatever happened to their loved ones.

July 04, 2015 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press | Associated Press


Carmike Cinemas catches soccer fever

Sunday evening, the United States Women's National Soccer Team will be gunning for its first World Cup championship since 1999. The Americans will also be out for a bit of revenge as they face Japan, which denied them the world title four years ago in the championship game.

July 03, 2015 | MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Serena escapes, faces sister next

Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court crowd.

July 03, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Uribe's HR lifts Teheran, Braves to 2-1 victory Phillies

ATLANTA - Juan Uribe hit a tie-breaking homer in the seventh inning, Julio Teheran delivered another strong home start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Friday night.

July 03, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Moore elected to GMA board

Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore was elected to the board of directors of the Georgia Municipal Association during the GMA's annual meeting in Savannah June 28.

July 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


John Jay: The forgotten founder

KATONAH, N.Y. - The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember - Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison.

July 03, 2015 | By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer | Associated Press


Could insulin pills prevent diabetes?

CHICAGO - For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease?

July 03, 2015 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Local


Economy sees new 'normal'

WASHINGTON - Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn't what it used to be.

July 03, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writers | Local


July 3 - Mr. Charles Edward Bland, age 49, died Wednesday at his residence.

Mr. Charles Edward Bland

July 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


Braves walk off with win over Nats

ATLANTA - Cameron Maybin drove in the go-ahead run with a chopper against Max Scherzer that bounced over third base in the ninth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.

July 02, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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