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Iraqi civilians flee fighting in Baghdad militia stronghold

BAGHDAD - A rocket slammed into Baghdad's city hall and another hit a downtown park Tuesday as more frightened civilians fled a Shiite militia stronghold where U.S.-led forces are locked in fierce street battles.

May 21, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Softball Eagles begin tourney play Wednesday

The quest for the 2008 Southern Conference Tournament championship starts today when the Eagles take on Appalachian State in the first round.

May 21, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Hundreds turn out for second day of food protests in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Hundreds of youths in Somalia's capital lobbed stones at shops and cars and set tires ablaze Tuesday in a second day of violence over soaring food prices.

May 21, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 5/7

Present-day sportswomen and men spend a lot of time pushing and pulling weights in a gym. The stronger and fitter they are, the better they will play, so the argument goes.

May 21, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ex-N.H. candidate convicted for fake disappearance arrested

DOVER, N.H. - A former congressional candidate convicted of faking his disappearance after a car crash two years ago was arrested Tuesday after his wife reported that he threw her to the floor.

May 21, 2008 | By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press Writer | National


Jury in New York City convicts fan of stalking Uma Thurman

NEW YORK - A lovesick former mental patient was convicted Tuesday of stalking and harassing Uma Thurman for more than two years, showing up on her front doorstep and movie set and sending the actress a series of creepy love letters.

May 21, 2008 | By SAMUEL MAULL Associated Press Writer | National


Fed auctions $75 billion to banks to ease credit stresses

WASHINGTON - Battling to relieve stressed credit markets, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday it has provided a total of $435 billion in short-term loans to squeezed banks since December to help them overcome credit problems.

May 21, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Church leader arrested on sex charges in northeast N.M.

SANTA FE, N.M. - The leader of an apocalyptic sect was arrested Tuesday on sex charges and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, police said.

May 21, 2008 | By DEBORAH BAKER Associated Press Writer | National


Ga. court denies death stay; Lynd appeals to US high court

ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday denied William Earl Lynd's request for a stay of execution, paving the way for him to become the first inmate in the nation to face execution since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that lethal injection is constitutional.

May 21, 2008 | By SHANNON MCCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | National


US increases cyclone aid for Myanmar

WASHINGTON - The White House said Tuesday the U.S. will send more than $3 million to help victims of the devastating cyclone in Myanmar, up from an initial emergency contribution of $250,000.

May 21, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Committee chairman accuses VA of criminal negligence

WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs' top mental health official said Tuesday he made a poor choice of words when he sent his colleagues an e-mail about suicide data that started out with ''Shh!''

May 21, 2008 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press Writer | Washington


75 students arrested in San Diego Universtiy drug bust

SAN DIEGO - Dozens of San Diego State University students were arrested after a sweeping drug investigation found that some fraternity members openly dealt drugs and one even sent a mass text message advertising cocaine, authorities said Tuesday.

May 21, 2008 | By ALLISON HOFFMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Trainer: Eight Belles was not on steroids

STANTON, Del. - The trainer of Kentucky Derby runner-up Eight Belles on Tuesday ordered drug testing as part of an the autopsy, intent on dispelling any suggestion the fallen filly may have been on steroids.

May 21, 2008 | By BOB LENTZ Associated Press Writer | National


Chinese president in Japan hoping to further ease frictions

TOKYO - President Hu Jintao, on the first visit to Japan by a Chinese leader in 10 years, called Tuesday for the Asian giants to improve their often strained relations and - as a show of goodwill - reportedly offered to lend Tokyo a pair of pandas.

May 21, 2008 | By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


3,500 US troops set to leave Iraq in the coming weeks

BAGHDAD - About 3,500 American soldiers are scheduled to leave Iraq in the coming weeks, the U.S. military announced, as part of the Pentagon's overall reduction in troop strength following last year's ''surge.''

May 21, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: 'Dread disease'

The term "dread disease" is not used much anymore. It once was common and applied to disastrous diseases that spread rapidly, caused great suffering and ...

July 31, 2016 | | Life




Tennessee says it's unfazed by high preseason expectations

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee believes it won't be distracted by its unfamiliar status as a preseason division favorite.

July 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Change in schedule heats up GISA

July 30, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Officials: No apparent survivors in Texas balloon crash

LOCKHART, Texas - A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday, and there did not ...

July 30, 2016 | By JIM VERTUNO Associated Press | Associated Press


Storms interrupt PGA Championship at Baltusrol

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Thunderstorms shut down the PGA Championship on Saturday before 10 players could even hit a shot, setting up what could be a ...

July 30, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Jones downplays foot injury

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons star receiver Julio Jones insists the apparent foot injury that limited him from full participation in training camp again on ...

July 30, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Kyle Busch hopes he's on track to finally win at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Kyle Busch's next attempt at a weekend sweep should come at his race shop.

July 30, 2016 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR




The fun's at the top: what to expect in 2016

At the annual Sun Belt Conference football media day in New Orleans earlier in the week, new

July 29, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Streb shoots 63 to tie with Jimmy Walker for PGA Championship lead

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Robert Streb became the latest player to shoot 63 in a major, and hardly anyone noticed in a PGA Championship with endless ...

July 29, 2016 | | Sports


Falcons' Coleman to get bigger workload

FLOWERY BRANCH - Dan Quinn wanted to take an up-close look at Devonta Freeman as a receiver, so the Falcons coach tried to cover the running ...

July 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Lawler, Woodley fight for welterweight title at UFC 201

The UFC can hang an "under new management" sign on the octagon.

July 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Wade excited to join hometown Bulls

CHICAGO - When Dwyane Wade was a free agent in 2010, he got a Chicago Bulls jersey when he met with his hometown team. He took ...

July 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Refugees run long, inspiring road to Rio's world stage

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - They were used to running barefoot on baking ground. They were raw, untrained. All eager.

July 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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