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US-funded effort to win over Sadr City residents

BAGHDAD - Hundreds of women in black abayas crowd outdoor food markets, snapping up groceries and fresh vegetables. Stores are open again. Children play soccer on dirt fields until dusk - or later, when there's electricity.

July 24, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Prosecutor: DNA clears JonBenet Ramsey’s family

BOULDER, Colo. - Prosecutors cleared JonBenet Ramsey's parents and brother Wednesday in the 1996 killing of the 6-year-old beauty queen, saying they were ''deeply sorry'' for putting the family under a cloud of suspicion that hung heavy for more than a decade.

July 24, 2008 | By CATHERINE TSAI Associated Press Writer | National


A mixed performance for Medvedev in G-8 debut

RUSUTSU, Japan - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev came to his grandest global meeting yet with a mixed mandate: Start mending ties with the West, but stand fast on policies set by his predecessor and patron, Vladimir Putin.

July 24, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US agriculture secretary confident meat is safe

SCHUYLER, Neb. - The U.S. agriculture secretary expressed confidence in the nation's food safety system, but said the meat processing industry will always face challenges because the bacteria that animals carry evolves.

July 24, 2008 | By JOSH FUNK Associated Press Writer | National


Portal to hold public hearing on fiscal year 2009 budget July 17

The Town of Portal will hold a public hearing on the fiscal year 2009 budget July 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Portal City Hall. Mayor Larry Motes and council members will receive both written and oral comments regarding the annual operations budget for the Town of Portal.

July 24, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Government to improve crash test program

WASHINGTON - Attention car shoppers: the government is upgrading its crash test program to offer better information about vehicle safety.

July 23, 2008 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Missing boy found safe, fugitive dad killed by bus

SANTA ANA, Calif. - A desperate five-day search for a 9-year-old boy abducted by his father in Southern California ended in Mexico, where the man died after being hit by a bus and the boy was found safe across town, authorities said Monday.

July 23, 2008 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer | National


Animal rights protesters torment scientists

BERKELEY, Calif. - In the hills above the University of California's Berkeley campus, nine protesters gathered in front of the home of a toxicology professor, their faces covered with scarves and hoods despite the warm spring weather.

July 23, 2008 | By MARCUS WOHLSEN Associated Press Writer | National


Stabbing deaths of French students shock London

LONDON - The tabloids are calling them the ''Tarantino murders.''

July 23, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China shushes parent protesters about earthquake

WUFU, China - Angry parents whose children were crushed to death in schools that collapsed in China's mighty earthquake are no longer being allowed to march, wave banners and vent their rage in public.

July 23, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ask Dr. Gott 7/9

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 77-year-old female. I suffer every day with pain behind the left side of my breast. I have had an EKG, two stress tests, an echocardiogram, a chest X-ray, a mammogram and a breathing test. All the chest and heart tests were normal, and the mammogram didn't show any signs of cancer. My doctor says the pain is caused by the chest-wall muscle and that perhaps a better bra would help. I do not have a large chest.

July 23, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 7/9

DEAR ABBY: I am a 27-year-old woman who has been dating my boyfriend for a number of years. As exciting as the thought of marriage sounds, it is also scary. Too many times I have heard that a couple separated because they had "grown apart" or "grew in different directions."

July 23, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Drinking games prove deadly to college students

WINONA, Minn. - On the morning after the house party on Johnson Street, Jenna Foellmi and several other twentysomethings lay sprawled on the beds and couches. When a friend reached over to wake her, Foellmi was cold to the touch.

July 23, 2008 | By AMY FORLITI Associated Press Writer | National


Freed US hostage denounces Colombian rebels

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Among the smiles and hugs shared by three American hostages freed last week from rebels in Colombia and their families, one of the men on Monday angrily denounced their captors as ''terrorists with a capital 'T.'''

July 23, 2008 | By ELIZABETH WHITE Associated Press Writer | National


Oil down more than $8 in 2 days

VIENNA, Austria - The price for a barrel of oil fell nearly $5 Tuesday, a two-day swing of more than $8 as traders took profits and fears of a supply disruptions eased.

July 23, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Transit overhaul a top issue for state legislators

ATLANTA - Wednesday marks a key deadline for Georgia lawmakers, since bills need pass at least one chamber by then to remain alive for the session ...

February 24, 2018 | By R.J. RICO and BEN NADLER Associated Press | Local




Panel OKs law to stop surprise medical bills

The effort to reduce "surprise" medical bills in Georgia took another key step Thursday with legislation passing a Senate health committee.

February 23, 2018 | BY ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Trump says arm US teachers

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump told conservatives Friday that even Second Amendment supporters can get behind steps to fight gun violence in schools, offering a red-meat ...

February 23, 2018 | By KEN THOMAS and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Feb. 23 - Dr. Curtis Gordon Hames Jr. passed away February 20, 2018, after battling leukemia.

Dr. Curtis Gordon Hames Jr.

February 22, 2018 | | Obituaries


UTA rolls past Georgia Southern

ARLINGTON, Texas - Kevin Hervey scored 21 points and hit all five of his 3-pointers in the second half to lead UTA to an 83-63 Sun ...

February 22, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


GS Ladies no match for UT Arlington

ARLINGTON, Texas - The UT Arlington women's basketball team avenged an earlier season Sun Belt Conference loss to Georgia Southern, picking up a 70-49 victory ...

February 22, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham

MONTREAT, N.C. - In the wake of the Rev. Billy Graham's death, religion scholars say this much is clear: There will never be another ...

February 22, 2018 | By JEFF KAROUB and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Associated Press


Deep divisions over arming teachers

Utah teacher Kasey Hansen says carrying a concealed weapon in school is "more of a solution" than hiding in a corner and waiting if an ...

February 22, 2018 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia Southern walk-on tryouts to be named for Edwin Jackson

Georgia Southern head football coach Chad Lunsford announced Thursday that the walk-on tryouts for the program moving forward will be named in honor of Edwin ...

February 22, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Blue Devils ready for second round of state

The Statesboro Blue Devils were able to rebound from the region championship loss to New Hampstead as they knocked off Bainbridge 55-35 in the opening ...

February 22, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Statesboro girls charging into new season

Last season, the Statesboro girls soccer team nearly won its region and easily secured a spot in the Class AAAAA state tournament. This time around ...

February 22, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Feb. 22 - Ms. Hedy Louise Bridges Bachman, age 68, died Monday, February 19, 2018, at East Georgia R

Ms. Hedy Louise Bridges Bachman

February 21, 2018 | | Obituaries


Billy Graham went from tent revivals to the White House

MONTREAT, N.C. - As a young man, he practiced his sermons by preaching to the alligators and birds in the swamp. At his height years ...

February 21, 2018 | By RACHEL ZOLL and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Associated Press




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