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Iowa voting first winners, losers in 2008 presidential campaign

DES MOINES, Iowa - Democrats Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Edwards fought for first Thursday in Iowa's presidential caucuses, a multimillion-dollar exercise in grass-roots democracy and the initial, critical test in the campaign for the party's 2008 nomination. Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee vied for the Republican victory.

January 18, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO Associated Press Writer | National


Obama, Huckabee win Iowa caucuses

DES MOINES, Iowa - Sen. Barack Obama, bidding to become the nation's first black president, captured the Iowa caucuses Thursday night, opening test in the race for the 2008 Democratic nomination. Mike Huckabee rode a wave of support from evangelical Christians to victory in the Republican caucuses.

January 18, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO Associated Press Writer | National


5 killed, 68 wounded by car bomb in southeastern Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey - A car bomb targeting soldiers killed five people and wounded 68 - including 30 troops - on Thursday in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir, officials said.

January 18, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Late payments on consumer loans jump to highest point since last recession

WASHINGTON - Late payments on a cluster of consumer loans, including those for autos, home improvement and certain home equity loans, climbed in the summer to their highest point since the country's last recession in 2001.

January 18, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | National


S.F. Zoo reopens amid questions after fatal tiger attack; makeshift memorial for slain cat

SAN FRANCISCO - Nine days after a tiger mauled three visitors, the San Francisco Zoo reopened Thursday amid heightened scrutiny of its security procedures and a flurry of questions over the events that led to a teenager's death.

January 18, 2008 | By LISA LEFF Associated Press Writer | National


Cold stretches across the East; Sunshine State reports flurries, though citrus growers seem OK

TAMPA, Fla. - A blast of cold air brought flurries to the Sunshine State on Thursday but seemed to have spared citrus crops from the major damage that growers had feared.

January 18, 2008 | By ANTHONY MCCARTNEY Associated Press Writer | National


Oil prices rise above $100 after government reports drop in crude supplies

NEW YORK - Oil futures rose to a new record over $100 a barrel Thursday after the government reported a larger-than-expected decline in crude oil inventories and an unexpected rise in heating oil supplies.

January 18, 2008 | By JOHN WILEN AP Business Writer | National


Ford picks Tata as top bidder for Jaguar, Land Rover

DETROIT (AP) - Ford Motor Co. picked India's Tata Motors Ltd. as the top bidder for its Jaguar and Land Rover units, the Detroit automaker said Thursday.

January 18, 2008 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | National


Astrograph 1/3

Get involved in as many group involvements as you can in the year ahead, because a great number of unique benefits will come from rubbing shoulders with the right crowd. The more people you know, the more options you'll have.

January 18, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Factory orders rise by largest amount in 4 months

WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories jumped in November by the largest amount in four months. The increase was driven by higher petroleum prices and was not viewed as a sign of any newfound strength in manufacturing.

January 18, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | National


IRS updates rules protecting info taxpayers give preparers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tax preparers will have to make the fine print a little less fine and obtain customer consent for offshore work under new Internal Revenue Service rules aimed at giving taxpayers greater control over private information.

January 18, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Northcentral Pennsylvania congressman announces retirement

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. John Peterson, a vocal opponent of interstate tolling and leading congressional advocate for rural America, announced his retirement on Thursday.

January 18, 2008 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press Writer | National


Veteran prosecutor tapped by Justice Department to oversee CIA tapes investigation

WASHINGTON - For the high-profile, politically charged investigation into the destruction of CIA interrogation videos, the Justice Department is turning to a low-profile, politically independent prosecutor.

January 18, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | National


Today in History - January 2

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 2, the second day of 2008. There are 364 days left in the year.

January 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Bridge 1/2

On this deal Italian Giorgio Duboin won the prize for the best defense of 2007 from the International Bridge Press Association. Take his East hand in a point-a-board event, where overtricks are very important. (On every board, if your team scores more points than your opponents, you get one point. A tie gains half a point; a loss, zero.)

January 17, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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Moore elected to GMA board

Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore was elected to the board of directors of the Georgia Municipal Association during the GMA's annual meeting in Savannah June 28.

July 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


John Jay: The forgotten founder

KATONAH, N.Y. - The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember - Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison.

July 03, 2015 | By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer | Associated Press


Could insulin pills prevent diabetes?

CHICAGO - For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease?

July 03, 2015 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Local


Economy sees new 'normal'

WASHINGTON - Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn't what it used to be.

July 03, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writers | Local


July 3 - Mr. Charles Edward Bland, age 49, died Wednesday at his residence.

Mr. Charles Edward Bland

July 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


Braves walk off with win over Nats

ATLANTA - Cameron Maybin drove in the go-ahead run with a chopper against Max Scherzer that bounced over third base in the ninth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.

July 02, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Nadal bows out early at Wimbledon

LONDON - On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand - and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket.

July 02, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


NASCAR tracks unite, ask fans not to fly Confederate flag

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - NASCAR's national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races following the deadly attack at a South Carolina church two weeks ago.

July 02, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


U.S. asks for extradition of FIFA officials

GENEVA - The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe that has rocked soccer's world governing body.

July 02, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bishop tearing up the track

July 02, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


More heartbreak for English soccer

MANCHESTER, England - England's national teams keep finding ways to make agonizing exits from major soccer tournaments.

July 02, 2015 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


How Obama reversed course on federal college ratings

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama dearly wanted to get the government in the business of rating colleges and universities based on value and affordability, promising a new system by 2015. Now that goal is shriveling under the weight of a concerted opposition from universities, lawmakers and bureaucrats in Obama's own administration.

July 02, 2015 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


US unemployment falls to 7-year low

WASHINGTON - U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market drew a bleaker picture: A wave of people stopped looking for work, and paychecks failed to budge.

July 02, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Metter man electrocuted while working under house

A Metter man was electrocuted Wednesday while working on an air conditioning system at a Neville Dairy Road home.

July 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




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