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China quake shows flaws in building boom

DUJIANGYAN, China - Modern apartment buildings and schools crumbled, smoothly paved highways buckled and bridges collapsed - their flimsy construction no match for the awesome forces of nature.

May 29, 2008 | By ELAINE KURTENBACH and WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Texas man accused of trying to sell cyanide

MUSKOGEE, Okla. - A Texas man claimed he had a 25-gallon drum of cyanide and tried to sell it to an FBI informant, touting the poison's usefulness in mass killings, according to a court affidavit.

May 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday May 14, 2008

May 29, 2008 | | Local

Canadian polygamist sect under pressure

LISTER, British Columbia - Fluorescent lights cast a yellow-green pall on the posted student artwork. Children's voices recite lessons behind closed doors. A group of seventh-grade girls giggle and whisper as they wander back to class.

May 29, 2008 | By MARTHA MENDOZA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Chinese grapple with homelessness after quake

DUJIANGYAN, China - Li Ande ran a convenience shop, a solidly middle-class citizen in this quiet tourist town, until the earthquake pulverized his store and his home. Two days on, he's squatting under a tarp with seven members of his extended family.

May 29, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

U. of Okla. freshman, 19, elected mayor of Muskogee

MUSKOGEE, Okla. - A 19-year-old freshman at the University of Oklahoma was elected mayor Tuesday of Muskogee, a city of 38,000 in the northeastern part of the state.

May 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Obituaries in the news

Larry Levine

May 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Coin dealers examining gold find off La. coast

NEW ORLEANS - A steamship that sank off the Louisiana coast during an 1846 storm has produced a trove of rare gold coins, including some produced at two largely forgotten U.S. Mints in the South, coin experts say.

May 29, 2008 | By ALAN SAYRE Associated Press Writer | National

Bridge 5/15

French author Jules Renard said, "The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse." Was Oscar Wilde a free man? He said, "I must decline your invitation owing to a subsequent engagement." One could argue that that was not giving an excuse.

May 29, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Associated Press

Astrograph 5/15

Conditions will develop in the year ahead that could enable you to take advantage of several big opportunities that are not apparent to others. The important thing is to keep the discoveries a secret until the launch date.

May 29, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break

Vacation photos doom W.Va. top judge in primary

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia's top judge will be out a job after a conflict-of-interest scandal involving an exotic vacation with a coal company boss derailed his bid for another term.

May 29, 2008 | By LAWRENCE MESSINA Associated Press Writer | National

US foreclosure filings surge 65 percent in April

LOS ANGELES - More U.S. homeowners fell behind on mortgage payments last month, driving the number of homes facing foreclosure up 65 percent versus the same month last year and contributing to a deepening slide in home values, a research company said Tuesday.

May 29, 2008 | By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer | National

Woman pleads guilty in Spitzer prostitution probe

NEW YORK - A woman accused of booking johns for a high-priced call girl ring pleaded guilty Wednesday in the federal probe that brought down ''Client No. 9,'' former Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

May 29, 2008 | By TOM HAYS and DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press Writers | National

WVU faculty plan rare meeting in degree scandal

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Faculty members at West Virginia University were set to convene a rare meeting Wednesday to consider demanding for a second time that embattled President Mike Garrison resign over a master's degree scandal involving the governor's daughter.

May 29, 2008 | By VICKI SMITH Associated Press Writer | National

Residents: missile strike hits Pakistan village

KHAR, Pakistan - A suspected missile strike late Wednesday in a Pakistan border village destroyed a house and killed about a dozen people, residents and a militant spokesman said.

May 29, 2008 | By HABIBULLAH KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

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Eagles escape Las Cruces

Georgia Southern ended a losing skid Saturday night in the high desert of New Mexico.

October 23, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Georgia Southern fans: It's time to face reality

It's time for a reality check Eagle fans.

October 23, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

How to feel? It's tough to say

Is it the best of times, or is it the worst of times for Georgia Southern?

October 23, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Chargers, Falcons to compare NFL's top scoring offenses

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are the NFL's top-scoring team, because of quarterback Matt Ryan's recharged passing attack.

October 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Cubs beat Dodgers 5-0 to reach 1st World Series since 1945

CHICAGO - Cursed by a Billy Goat, bedeviled by Bartman and crushed by decades of disappointment, the Chicago Cubs are at long last headed back to ...

October 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Truex wins pole after bolt confiscated at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Martin Truex Jr. showed up at Talladega Superspeedway determined to be at the front of the field and in control of his chances ...

October 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Pop stars and fast cars: Taylor Swift plays Formula One

AUSTIN, Texas - With their red, white and blue tutus and Taylor Swift T-shirts, Rachel Emling and Mikala Crews were everything Formula One wanted at the ...

October 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Cubs fans celebrate team's 1st World Series berth since 1945

CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs fans waited 71 years to celebrate a return to the World Series.

October 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Charles Barkley has something to say about race in America

NEW YORK - Charles Barkley calls it friendly fire.

October 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: 'Executive function' the latest iteration of ADHD

The new school year is still fresh and "it" has already begun, "it" being the ongoing effort on the part of schools to persuade parents ...

October 23, 2016 | | Life

Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: How should we view the Bible?

My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you; keep my commandments and live; keep my teaching as the apple of your ...

October 23, 2016 | | Life

On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Why are so many seniors living in poverty?

People who are old and also poor are often noted in these columns. Well, that's proper. A lot of older people do live in ...

October 23, 2016 | | Life

Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Savor the season

During each new season, there are a few dishes I greatly anticipate cooking: Spring beckons salads and grilled vegetables, summer calls for hamburgers, and nothing ...

October 23, 2016 | | Life

School amendment renews debate over weak schools

ATLANTA - Georgians must decide this fall whether the state can take over low-performing schools, a proposal backed by Republican Gov. Nathan Deal but fiercely opposed ...

October 22, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local

Bulloch ACT, SAT scores gain

Bulloch County Schools administrators this week hailed a five-year upward trend in local high school graduates' scores on the ACT and SAT college admissions tests ...

October 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

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