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New ag rule closing downer cow slaughter exception

WASHINGTON - Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer announced Tuesday a total ban on meat plant slaughter of cows too sick or weak to stand.

June 04, 2008 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Sen. Kennedy has malignant brain tumor

BOSTON - A cancerous brain tumor caused the seizure Sen. Edward M. Kennedy suffered over the weekend, doctors said Tuesday in a grim diagnosis for one of American politics' most enduring figures.

June 04, 2008 | By GLEN JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


NY Congressman Fossella won’t seek re-election

WASHINGTON - Rep. Vito Fossella, citing ''personal mistakes'' after a drunken driving arrest and disclosure he fathered a child in an extramarital affair, on Tuesday became the 27th Republican congressman to retire rather than face re-election this year.

June 04, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Attacks on Khyber trucking threaten US supply line

KHYBER AGENCY, Pakistan - Thieves, feuding tribesmen and Taliban militants are creating chaos along the main Pakistan-Afghanistan highway, threatening a vital supply line for U.S. and NATO forces.

June 04, 2008 | By KATHY GANNON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Opening statements begin in R. Kelly trial

CHICAGO - A prosecutor in the child pornography trial of R. Kelly warned jurors Tuesday they would have to watch a videotape depicting an ''underage child performing sex acts that you have never seen before.''

June 04, 2008 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press Writer | National


UN keeps pressure on Myanmar to allow in more aid

YANGON, Myanmar - The U.N.'s top humanitarian official made fresh pleas to Myanmar's military government Tuesday to allow in more foreign aid for cyclone survivors, as the country began three days of mourning for the 134,000 dead and missing.

June 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


4 Palestinians reported killed in Gaza airstrikes

JERUSALEM - Israeli aircraft launched at least three attacks on Palestinians Tuesday, killing four including a 13-year-old boy, medical officials in the Gaza Strip said. Despite the violence, Israeli defense officials said an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire could take effect within days.

June 04, 2008 | By LAURIE COPANS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Groups rush to help attacked migrants in S. Africa

GERMISTON, South Africa - Aid groups struggled Tuesday to feed and shelter thousands of immigrants chased from their homes by attacks on foreigners, while critics said the government must shoulder some of the blame for the eruption of violence.

June 04, 2008 | By DEVON HAYNIE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Investigators to dig for bodies at Manson refuge

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. - Decades after law enforcement raided the ranch where Charles Manson hid following a 1969 killing spree, detectives and scientists returned to hunt for undiscovered graves Tuesday.

June 04, 2008 | By JULIANA BARBASSA Associated Press Writer | National


Mission of US-funded broadcasts in Cuba debated

MIAMI - Two decades after Congress established the U.S. Office of Cuba Broadcasting, lawmakers and experts still can't seem to agree on the program's mission.

June 04, 2008 | By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ Associated Press Writer | National


Critics: Polar bear plan must fight global warming

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Conservation groups returned to court to challenge Bush administration efforts to help save the polar bear, saying federal officials' refusal to include steps against global warming violates the Endangered Species Act.

June 04, 2008 | By DAN JOLING Associated Press Writer | National


Proposed coal plant pits economy vs. Navajo belief

BURNHAM, N.M. - In a corner of the Navajo Nation burdened by old and heavily polluting coal-fired power plants, it matters little to many tribal elders that another facility promises to be the most efficient and cleanest of all.

June 04, 2008 | By FELICIA FONSECA and PAUL FOY Associated Press Writer | National


Senate loads up war funding bill with other things

WASHINGTON - Despite numerous veto threats, senators in both parties have loaded up President Bush's war funding bill with a grab bag of domestic programs, including work permits for immigrant farm labor and heating subsidies for the poor.

June 04, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


NY Gov Paterson undergoes glaucoma procedure

NEW YORK - Gov. David Paterson has been diagnosed with acute glaucoma in his left eye and was undergoing an outpatient laser procedure Tuesday, his office said.

June 04, 2008 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Writer | National


FROM AP ARCHIVES: Bosnian Olympian dodges shells

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) - Running scared in borrowed track shoes, Mirsada Buric strides through the debris-strewn streets of this former Olympic city, risking sniper fire to keep alive her dream of competing in the Summer Games.

June 04, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Mets survive Matz's meltdown, hold off Braves 8-6

ATLANTA - The latest lesson in Steven Matz's rookie season left the New York Mets dangerously close to blowing an eight-run lead.

June 25, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


NFL to interview Matthew, Peppers, Harrison in PEDs probe

NEW YORK - Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and James Harrison will be interviewed next month by NFL officials in connection to a media report that linked ...

June 25, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


World doping watchdog shuts down Rio Olympic laboratory

RIO DE JANEIRO - Just weeks before the Olympic Games open in Rio de Janeiro, the city's accredited anti-doping laboratory has been stopped from conducting ...

June 25, 2016 | By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer | Sports




Euro '16 reacts to Brexit

PARIS - Britain's momentous decision to leave the European Union was the talk of soccer's European Championship on Friday, with one leading Italian player ...

June 24, 2016 | By ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer | Sports


Coastal Courier reporter embedded with 3rd ID on exercises in Europe, Africa

Click here to read first-hand accounts here

June 24, 2016 | | Local




Braves continue to get best of Mets

ATLANTA - Adonis Garcia hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Addison Reed in the eighth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets for ...

June 23, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Tormenta comes through in the clutch

June 23, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Marsh to join Georgia Board of Regents

A source close to the Georgia Board of Regents has confirmed that Statesboro attorney Laura Taulbee Marsh will be appointed to the board. That announcement ...

June 23, 2016 | From staff reports | Local




Walk to End Alzheimer’s event tonight

The Alzheimer's Association invites residents to help reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer ...

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Play opens Thursday night at Whitaker Theater

The summer stock season for the Averitt Center for the Arts opens Thursday night with the satirical play "Red, White, and Tuna." Performances are set ...

June 22, 2016 | | Local


5 killed in head-on crash west of Savannah

SAVANNAH - Five people died early Wednesday in a head-on crash between two cars on Interstate 16 west of Savannah.

June 22, 2016 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


GBI hopes sketches aid in locating home invasion suspects

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents released sketches on Wednesday of two home invasion suspects believed to have targeted a Pryor Road home in Newington on ...

June 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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