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US seeks to link prisoner to Sept 11 attacks in first Guantanamo trial

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A former driver for Osama bin Laden knew the target of the fourth hijacked plane on Sept. 11, a prosecutor said Tuesday as he sought to undercut defense arguments that the Guantanamo prisoner was a low-level employee of the terrorist leader.

August 06, 2008 | By MIKE MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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


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Eagles survive, advance in wild one

Heavy rain early in the week forced the Sun Belt Conference baseball tournament to wipe out two days of play and turn the event into ...

May 27, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Upsets galore: Ark. State and Texas St. move on

In 2016 Coastal Carolina proved it didn't matter what the seed next to your name meant come tournament time.

May 27, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Stewart-Haas reaches agreement with former Patrick sponsor

Stewart-Haas Racing and snack company Nature's Bakery have agreed to settle a $31 million breach-of-contract lawsuit the team had filed in a dispute with ...

May 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Spieth avoids Colonial cut scare, has shot to defend title

FORT WORTH, Texas - Jordan Spieth normally doesn't concern himself with the cut line in the middle of a round.

May 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports




Report: More Americans with Alzheimer's are dying at home

NEW YORK - One in 4 Alzheimer's deaths in the United States are now occurring at home - a startling increase that marks a shift away ...

May 26, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Trump 'evolving' on climate action

TAORMINA, Italy - Forceful face-to-face talks this week with fellow world leaders left President Donald Trump "more knowledgeable" and with "evolving" views about the global climate ...

May 26, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


Former Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in '80s

DALLAS - A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the death of an ...

May 26, 2017 | By DAVID WARREN Associated Press | Associated Press




Trump scolds fellow NATO leaders

BRUSSELS - Surrounded by stone-faced allies, President Donald Trump rebuked fellow NATO members Thursday for failing to meet the military alliance's financial benchmarks, asserting that ...

May 25, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


Two arrested in burglary, car theft attempt

Two men caught burglarizing a local business Saturday ended up in the Bulloch County Jail, according to Statesboro police public information specialist Madison Bridges.

May 25, 2017 | | Local




23 million more uninsured with GOP health bill, analysts say

WASHINGTON - The health care bill Republicans recently pushed through the House would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance and confront others who have costly ...

May 24, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Associated Press


Investigators explore bomber's links to larger network

LONDON - British investigators are hunting for potential conspirators linked to the bombing that killed 22 people in a search that is exploring the possibility that ...

May 24, 2017 | By PAISLEY DODDS and MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press | Associated Press


Lori Grice Salutes the Class of 2017

Lori Grice wants to congratulate all of the 2017 seniors and wish them well as they enter the next stage of their life.

May 24, 2017 | | Locally Owned


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