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Gunmen storm Iraqi police chief’s home, killing family members; at least 77 killed nationwide

BAGHDAD - Dozens of gunmen swooped into a police chief's home Friday, killing his wife and two brothers and kidnapping three of his grown children. The senior officer wasn't there, but the bold attack provided a grisly example of the dangers facing Iraqi forces as they try to take over the country's security so American forces can leave.

June 23, 2007 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Atlantis blasts off on first shuttle flight of the year after a weird few months

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A patched-up Atlantis blasted off with seven astronauts Friday on the first space shuttle flight of 2007, putting NASA back on track after a run of bad luck and scandal that included a damaging hailstorm and a lurid love triangle.

Its big orange fuel tank covered with white blotches where the foam insulation had been repaired, the spaceship rose from its seaside launch pad with a roar and climbed into a clear and still-brightly lit sky at 7:38 p.m. EDT, setting a course for the international space station.

June 23, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Rushing-Fleming

Ms. Linda Tuthill and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thomas Rushing, all of Statesboro, announce the engagement of their daughter, Marissa Ann Talon Rushing of Statesboro, to Michael Franklin Fleming Jr. of Riverdale, Ga., son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Franklin Fleming Sr. of Rock Hill, S.C., and Mr. and Mrs. Jackie and Debbie Holloway of Jackson, Ga.

June 23, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Wood-Fox

Plans have been finalized for the wedding of Bethany Lynn Wood and Stephen Sean Fox.

June 23, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


GSU’s Battisto gets the big call

Pitcher A.J. Battisto of the Georgia Southern baseball team was selected by the Florida Marlins, Friday afternoon, in the 30th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.

June 23, 2007 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Bridge 6/9

Abbe D'Allanival said, "The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice."

June 23, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Slumping Braves fall at home again

ATLANTA - Alfonso Soriano hit three home runs in the first four innings and the Chicago Cubs continued their strong road play by beating the Atlanta Braves 9-1 on Friday night.

June 23, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pentagon tabs admiral to replace Pace as head of Joint Chiefs of Staff

WASHINGTON - Bitter divisions over the Iraq war, particularly on Capitol Hill, led the Bush administration to change course and replace Gen. Peter Pace as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a grim Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday.

June 23, 2007 | By LOLITA BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - June 9

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 23, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Buie-Hendrix

Mr. and Mrs. Ben G. Buie Jr. of Brooklet announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Lorraine Buie, to Corey Madison Hendrix of Statesboro, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Tracy Hendrix of Statesboro.

June 23, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


James, Cavs can't get by Spurs in game one

SAN ANTONIO - One of the most anticipated debuts in NBA finals history was way, way off the mark.

June 23, 2007 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tornado tears through northern Wis. resort as severe weather pounds region

WAUSAU, Wis. _ Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes tore through the Upper Midwest on Thursday, damaging homes and a resort, producing baseball-size hail and dropping more than 6 inches of rain in some areas.

June 23, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Happy 100th birthday, Ms. Lucille Bentley!

June 23, 2007 | | Birthdays


Passport crunch ahead: Feds relax one rule but say tougher ones ahead

WASHINGTON - Even as it bowed to complaints about vacation-ruining passport delays, the Bush administration insisted Friday it is pressing ahead with restrictions next year that could mean even bigger travel headaches.

June 23, 2007 | By DEVLIN BARRETT and JENNIFER TALHELM Associated Press Writers | Nation


AP IMPACT: Police departments relax age and fitness standards to get more and better recruits

Police departments around the country are relaxing age and fitness standards, forgiving minor criminal convictions and easing other requirements to relieve shortages in their ranks and find officers who are wiser, more worldly and cooler-headed in a crisis.

June 23, 2007 | By KEN MAGUIRE Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a nationally significant general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn.

July 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local




CEO: Rivers to quit if Sterling stays

LOS ANGELES - The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.

July 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Michael Sam excited about next phase of career

ST. LOUIS - Now it starts to get intense for Michael Sam and the rest of the St. Louis Rams rookies.

July 22, 2014 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons open up preseason camp

ATLANTA - Mike Smith didn't like seeing the Atlanta Falcons pushed around in 2013.

July 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons - AP


‘Obamacare’ insurance exchange subsidies draw conflicting court rulings

More than 190,000 Georgians are enrolled in the health insurance exchange created by the Affordable Care Act.

July 22, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


ACC settles into new stable era

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Welcome to the new Atlantic Coast Conference.

July 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Boating adventure on the high seas

My best fishing buddy is Coach Steve Cisson. He's a machine when it comes to finding and landing all kinds of creatures from the deep. Most of the things I know about the sport, I learned from him including the fact that you should never go out in a small boat on a big lake when there is a storm brewing. I wish to convey that message to you today so that you will not blunder into the trap he led me into one day on Clarks Hill Lake.

July 22, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


2 courts issue conflicting decisions on Obamacare

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

July 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Nation


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New 'Mugs and Movies' is very impressive

Over the past couple of months, Carmike Cinema 12 in Statesboro has undergone extensive exterior and interior renovations. If you have been over that way, you have noticed the repainted exterior of the building. Inside, you will also see fresh paint, wallpaper and bathroom renovations.

July 22, 2014 | | Business


Bed sharing is No.1 cause of sudden infant death syndrome

If you have ever wanted to soothe your baby by letting the infant sleep in bed with you, you may want to reconsider. A new study says that bed sharing is the No. 1 cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

July 22, 2014 | By FAITH HEATON JOLLEY Deseret News National | Hot topics


How women and men communicate differently

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July 22, 2014 | By KIM GILES Deseret News National | Hot topics




5 things to know about Georgia's runoff election

Voters across Georgia will decide 21 primary runoff races during balloting Tuesday, including a high-profile Republican Senate contest between U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue. Here are five things to know about Tuesday's election.

July 21, 2014 | By RAY HENRY and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Rebels release train with bodies from downed Malaysian jet

HRABOVE, Ukraine - Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

July 21, 2014 | By NICOLAS GARRIGA and NICOLAE DUMITRACHE Associated Press | World


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