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Immunity law passed in Italy

ROME - Italy's Parliament gave final approval Tuesday to a contentious law that grants immunity from prosecution to Premier Silvio Berlusconi and other top Italian officials.

August 06, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Sharpton’s lawyers say feds have dropped tax probe

NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors have disbanded their criminal investigation into the financial dealings of the Rev. Al Sharpton and his Harlem civil rights group, the minister and his lawyers said Tuesday.

August 06, 2008 | By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press Writer | National


Believers Church to give away 500 supply-filled bookbags at school bash

Believers Church is hosting a "Back to School Bash" Saturday, July 26, from 9-11 a.m., where the first 500 students in grades K-8 will receive a free book bag filled with school supplies. There will be hot dogs and drinks available, face painting, temporary tattoos and games as well as a drawing for gift cards. Believers Church is located at 7059 Harville Road. For more information call 681-1446.

August 06, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


No survivors so far found following B-52 crash

HONOLULU - The Air Force continued to hold out hope of finding survivors Tuesday in the crash of a B-52 bomber off Guam, but a brigadier general said there was no evidence that any of the airmen were alive.

August 06, 2008 | By JAYMES SONG Associated Press Writer | National


Karadzic hid in plain view to elude capture

BELGRADE, Serbia - For more than a decade, the world's most-wanted war crimes fugitive displayed a talent for eluding international justice. His secret? Hide in plain sight.

August 06, 2008 | By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


ACLU challenges Ala. voter law barring felons

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - After serving eight months behind bars for a conviction of receiving stolen property, Annette McWashington Pruitt was excited about the prospect of being able to vote again.

August 06, 2008 | By BOB JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


Blackwater brand shift: Security to take back seat

MOYOCK, N.C. - Blackwater Worldwide, the company that unwittingly became a catchall brand name for security contractors in Iraq, wants to shift its business away from the sector that earned it hundreds of millions of dollars.

August 06, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO and MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | National


Few police agencies address suicides within ranks

MILWAUKEE - Police Sgt. Chuck Cross pointed his department-issue .40-caliber handgun at his temple, finger on the trigger, as he sat drunk against his hallway wall.

August 06, 2008 | By CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press Writer | National


Wachovia loses $8.9B, cuts 6,350 workers, dividend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Wachovia Corp. reported a surprisingly large second-quarter loss Tuesday, deflating Wall Street's hopes that the nation's big banks are weathering the credit crisis well. The bank said it lost $8.86 billion, is slashing its dividend and eliminating 10,750 positions after losses tied to mortgages soared.

August 06, 2008 | By IEVA M. AUGSTUMS AP Business Writer | National


School board brings back paddling with parental permission

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ga. - Twiggs County principals will be pulling out their dusty paddles when school resumes and using them when students act up.

August 06, 2008 | By JULIE HUBBARD The Telegraph in Macon | National


’Unfathomable’ end for victim of womb-slash slay

PITTSBURGH - Authorities say a slain pregnant woman may have been alive and was possibly drugged when a baby was ripped from her womb, allegedly by a woman who tried to pass the infant off as her own.

August 05, 2008 | By RAMESH SANTANAM Associated Press Writer | National


McCain says Obama still wrong on Iraq, Afghanistan

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine - Republican Sen. John McCain insisted on Monday that he has been consistently right on both Iraq and Afghanistan while Democratic rival Sen. Barack Obama ''has been completely wrong.''

August 05, 2008 | BY TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Bush gives US Olympians a rousing send-off

WASHINGTON - President Bush gave U.S. Olympians a rousing White House send-off to next month's games in Beijing, urging them Monday to ''compete swifter, higher and stronger'' but also be mindful they will be ''ambassadors of liberty'' to the people of China and elsewhere.

August 05, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Facebook gets a facelift to help users share

NEW YORK - The popular online hangout Facebook is sporting a new look to reflect changes in how its members communicate with each other and how they share photos and updates about their lives.

August 05, 2008 | By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer | National


Father struggles to carry on slain family’s legacy

CHESHIRE, Conn. - A year ago, Dr. William Petit had a thriving medical practice. He lived in a comfortable colonial house adorned with flower gardens in an upscale Connecticut suburb with his wife and two daughters admired for their charitable works.

August 05, 2008 | By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN and SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press Writers | National


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Eagles come up short at Sun Belt championship

DESTIN, Fla. – Archer Price and Steven Fisk each won two matches, but the Georgia Southern men's golf team came up short, falling 3-2 to ...

April 25, 2017 | Georgia Southern Media Relations | Sports


Wren goes for eight RBI in big win for Eagles

Mercer entered its home game against Georgia Southern Tuesday night in Macon with a sterling 35-7 record and the national lead in wins.

April 25, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Falcons' 'Trader Tom' Dimitroff on hunt for more draft deals

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Thomas Dimitroff seemed surprised by the suggestion he might not try to make a bold move up from the Falcons' No. 31 ...

April 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire after season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's never easy to be the son of a legend, especially when he is a tough-as-nails hero and the most feared ...

April 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Benefit to help infant with rare brain condition

Elizabeth "Kate" Hall entered the world on Aug. 30, 2015, and Margaret Hall, Kate's mom, remembers thinking, "Kate is the epitome of a perfect ...

April 25, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Sabers rattle amid Korean standoff

SEOUL, South Korea - In a defiant bit of timing, South Korea announced Wednesday that key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system had ...

April 25, 2017 | By FOSTER KLUG Associated Press | Associated Press


Artificial womb offers hope for tiniest preemies

WASHINGTON - Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies - and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely ...

April 25, 2017 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


5th Annual 180 Wars winners announced

180 Fitness recently held their 5th Annual 180 Wars. 180 Wars is a friendly competition held for 180 members to demonstrate their endurance, power and ...

April 25, 2017 | | Locally Owned




New Orleans takes down white supremacist monument

NEW ORLEANS - A monument to a deadly white-supremacist uprising in 1874 was removed under cover of darkness by workers in masks and bulletproof vests Monday ...

April 24, 2017 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND and GERALD HERBERT Associated Press | Associated Press


Forestry official: Okefenokee fire could burn for 6 months

SAVANNAH - A wildfire that has scorched more than 70 square miles of public lands near the Georgia-Florida state line could burn for the next six ...

April 24, 2017 | | Local


3 killed in shooting at Savannah home

SAVANNAH - Police said a shooting involving gang members left three people dead early Monday inside a home in Savannah, ending the longest streak in two ...

April 24, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Global warming may mean more active Americans

WASHINGTON - Global warming's milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a ...

April 24, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - LaQuinta rebranded as Eagles Nest Inn

Earlier this year, local hotelier Andy Bhula rebranded his LaQuinta Inn located off the bypass at 225 Lanier Drive, to Eagles Nest Inn.

April 24, 2017 | | Local


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