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Gun ban ruling has Chicago thinking it’s next

CHICAGO - As news spread of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to strike down the handgun ban in Washington, D.C., one thing was clear in Chicago: The city's own ban now faces a challenge as serious as any in its 26-year history.

July 12, 2008 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press Writer | National


Md. mom uses son’s Iraq death to help change law

RANDALLSTOWN, Md. - U.S. Army Spc. Kendell Frederick lost his life while trying to become a citizen of the country he was fighting for.

July 12, 2008 | By CHRISSIE THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


Homeless quake dogs rescued by Chinese woman

CHENGDU, China - The white short-haired mutt was found dragging his crushed hind legs through rubble-clogged streets after the massive earthquake devastated China's Sichuan province.

July 12, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq veteran discharged for acknowledging he’s gay

WASHINGTON - The Army has discharged a decorated medic who was deployed to Iraq despite acknowledging he was gay.

July 12, 2008 | By SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer | Washington


Baghdad’s walls keep peace but feel like prison

BAGHDAD - Baghdad hasn't been this quiet in years. But the respite from bloodshed comes at a high price.

July 12, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


South African authorities beef up security at TB hospital after patients rampage

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Authorities increased security Friday at a tuberculosis hospital where patients with drug-resistant forms of the disease went on a rampage to protest prison-like conditions.

July 12, 2008 | By CLARE NULLIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US officials try faux speed bumps to slow drivers

PHILADELPHIA - Cathy Campbell did a double-take and tapped the brakes when she spotted what appeared to be a pointy-edged box lying in the road just ahead.

July 12, 2008 | By SARA GANIM Associated Press Writer | National


Fed aided Wall Street to avert ‘‘contagion’’

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve was scrambling to prevent a ''contagion'' from infecting the nation's financial system when it took unprecedented actions to back a Bear Stearns rescue package and provide emergency loans to big Wall Street firms.

July 12, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Astrograph 6/28

Because trial and error has taught valuable lessons, you are now capable in the year ahead of being very successful with the same objectives that were denied previously. Go after what you really want.

July 12, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 6/28

DEAR DR. GOTT: I love your column. It's been very beneficial to my family in many ways.

July 12, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


After-tax incomes and spending show big gains

WASHINGTON - The millions of economic stimulus payments gave a massive jolt to household finances in May, sending after-tax incomes up by the largest amount in 33 years.

July 12, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Scruggs gets 5 years in prison in bribery scheme

OXFORD, Miss. - Richard ''Dickie'' Scruggs, the attorney who built his career by taking on tobacco, asbestos and insurance companies, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for conspiring to bribe a judge.

July 12, 2008 | By HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press Writer | National


Facebook to users: Let’s cut grammatical errors

NEW YORK - The online hangout Facebook is getting more serious about grammar. No more should users see jarringly incorrect declarations such as ''Debbie changed their profile picture.''

July 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Ask AP: Car buying incentives, European gas prices

Gas prices have long been sky-high in Europe. So given what's happened to prices at the pump in America recently, has a gallon of gas in Paris or Rome gone from expensive to ridiculous?

July 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Academics make startling finds as they sweep through untapped Nazi records

BAD AROLSEN, Germany - From prison brothels to slave labor camps, 15 scholars concluded a two-week probe Thursday of an untapped repository of millions of Nazi records, and hailed it as a rich vein of raw material that will deepen the study of the Holocaust.

July 11, 2008 | By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Hot, humid weather to play big part in PDL championship

South Georgia Tormenta FC and Statesboro are ready to host the Premier Development League's Eastern Conference playoffs. And while the semifinal matches don't ...

July 21, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Freeze's fall at Ole Miss partially traced to Nutt's suit

The man whom Hugh Freeze replaced as Mississippi's football coach was at least partially responsible for Freeze's stunning downfall.

July 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Dempsey at home 1 goal from record; US team in Gold Cup semi

ARLINGTON, Texas - Clint Dempsey is back in his home state of Texas, one goal away from a national scoring record for the United States team ...

July 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Report: Numerous security policy violations in inmate escape

ATLANTA - Two Georgia prison guards failed to properly search and secure their prisoners on a transfer bus, enabling two inmates to free themselves and rush ...

July 21, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local




Countdown to kickoff: Burning questions for every SBC team

This is the first installment in a series of 'Countdown to kickoff' columns that will run over the next month. In the series, each Sun ...

July 20, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


The Alps behind him, Froome has one hand on Tour win No. 4

COL D'IZOARD, France - On the highest mountain-top finish of the 104th Tour de France, in a rocky moonscape where the air thins, only the ...

July 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Alex Bowman to replace Earnhardt Jr. in No. 88 car in 2018

INDIANAPOLIS - Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the replacement he wanted. Alex Bowman got his dream job.

July 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


McCain: 'I'll be back soon'

WASHINGTON - Battling brain cancer, John McCain on Thursday vowed to return to the Senate, leveling fresh criticism at the Trump administration and aiming a good-natured ...

July 20, 2017 | By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press | Associated Press


The Juice will be loose

LOVELOCK, Nev. - O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his ...

July 20, 2017 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press | Associated Press




Statesboro STEAM getting serious about sports

Residents of Bulloch County are well aware of the Statesboro STEAM Academy, even if they have no idea what actually goes on inside the building ...

July 19, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Georgia Tech's Dedrick Mills named to preseason All-ACC football team

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Defending national champion Clemson leads all schools with five selections to the 2017 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Football Team announced on Wednesday.

July 19, 2017 | ACC Media Relations | Sports


Earnhardt Jr.'s wife says competing in Clash not worth risk

Anyone hoping to see Dale Earnhardt Jr. race in the Clash at Daytona next February got their answer from his wife.

July 19, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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