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Jobless claims show unexpected improvement

WASHINGTON - The number of laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits showed an unexpected improvement last week although a key indicator of unemployment hit a four-year high.

June 20, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Bridge 6/6

Havelock Ellis, an English psychologist who died in 1939, said, "Imagination is a poor substitute for experience."

June 20, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 6/6

Don't be afraid to try something new or strike out on your own in the year ahead. Engaging in fresh activities can put you on a path of hopefulness and enlightenment that could take you to places you've only dreamed about.

June 20, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 6/6

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am currently having problems sleeping because I grind my teeth badly. I was told I have TMJ. I tried using a plastic mouthpiece, and I found I'm tearing it up in my sleep. I hope you can advise me of a better way to control the situation.

June 20, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Turkish court upholds college head scarf ban

ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's top court ruled Thursday that Islamic head scarves violate secularism and cannot be allowed at universities, deepening a divide between the country's Islamic-oriented government and secular institutions.

June 20, 2008 | By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police Report - June 6

(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.)

June 20, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Hispanics dying on job at higher rates than others

ATLANTA - Hispanic workers die at higher rates than other laborers, with 1 in 3 of these deaths occurring in the construction industry, a government study reported Thursday.

June 20, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


1 officer killed, another wounded in Tennessee

MONTEAGLE, Tenn. - Authorities were searching mountainous terrain Thursday in an ''all-out manhunt'' for a fugitive accused of fatally shooting a deputy and wounding another officer as they tried to take him into custody.

June 20, 2008 | By BILL POOVEY Associated Press Writer | National


US reopening review of torture charges

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration said Thursday that it is re-examining the conclusions of an investigation that found the government acted appropriately in the case of a Canadian engineer seized by U.S. officials and sent to Syria and allegedly tortured.

June 20, 2008 | By DESMOND BUTLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Home foreclosures set record in first quarter

WASHINGTON - Home foreclosures and late payments set records over the first three months of the year and are expected to keep rising, stark signs of the housing crisis' mounting damage to homeowners and the economy.

June 20, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Astronauts in midst of spacewalk to outfit lab

HOUSTON - Two astronauts stepped outside the international space station Thursday for a spacewalk to spruce up the orbiting outpost's newest room - a $1 billion Japanese lab.

June 20, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer | National


Steroids dealer found dead at North Texas home

PLANO, Texas - A convicted steroids dealer who recently met with NFL security officials and gave them names of players he said bought steroids from him was found shot to death in his home Thursday, police said.

June 20, 2008 | By SCHUYLER DIXON Associated Press Writer | National


Small cities should prepare for fewer flights

PRESCOTT, Ariz. - The rejection from Air Midwest came swiftly on a one-page fax. The carrier couldn't afford to fly to the mountain community of Prescott anymore, officials said. The city would simply have to find a new tenant for its tiny airport.

June 20, 2008 | By CHRIS KAHN AP Business Writer | National


Ill. scandal threatens to cast shadow on presidential race

CHICAGO - A day after Barack Obama sealed the Democratic nomination for president, a corruption scandal involving a fundraiser who helped bankroll his past campaigns resurfaced to slightly dampen the festivities.

June 20, 2008 | By MIKE ROBINSON Associated Press Writer | National


Lesbian kiss at Seattle ballpark stirs up gay-friendly town

SEATTLE - Most of the time, a kiss is just a kiss in the stands at Seattle Mariners games. The crowd hardly even pays attention when fans smooch.

June 20, 2008 | By MANUEL VALDES Associated Press Writer | National


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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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