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Firefighting plane crashes near Reno, killing 3

RENO, Nev. - An air tanker that had been used to drop retardant on one wildfire in the Sierra Nevada crashed after taking off for a flight to a second blaze, killing all three crew members.

September 17, 2008 | By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press Writer | National


Report: Gonzales mishandled top secret data

WASHINGTON - While serving as attorney general, Alberto Gonzales mishandled top secret documents, risking the release of classified information about two of the Bush administration's most sensitive counterterrorism efforts - a surveillance program and detainee interrogations.

September 17, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Is Bulloch prepared for Hanna?

Latest predictions bring Tropical Storm Hanna closer to the East Coast, and with the high possibility that the storm could reach Category 2 hurricane status and strike the Savannah area, local authorities are preparing for the worst.

September 17, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


GSU Tailgating Show - GSU vs. Northeastern

GSU Tailgating Show - Sponsored exclusively by The University Store.

September 16, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The GSU Tailgate Show


GOP convention turns to appeal for hurricane aid

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Republicans hurried to turn the opening day of their national convention into a fundraising drive for hurricane victims Monday, with presidential candidate John McCain's wife and first lady Laura Bush appealing for Gulf Coast help. McCain visited a disaster relief center in Ohio.

September 16, 2008 | By GLEN JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Palin says daughter is pregnant

ST. PAUL, Minn. - John McCain's running mate Sarah Palin said Monday that her 17-year-old unmarried daughter is five months pregnant, an announcement campaign aides said was aimed at rebutting Internet rumors that Palin's youngest son, born in April, was actually her daughter's.

September 16, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Police Report - September 2

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

September 16, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Bush: cooperation for Gustav better than Katrina

AUSTIN, Texas - President Bush said Monday that coordination among states and the federal government in response to Hurricane Gustav has been better than during Katrina, which devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005 and tattered his administration's reputation for handling crises.

September 16, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Japan PM resigns to avoid ‘political vacuum’

TOKYO - Japan's chronically unpopular prime minister abruptly resigned Monday after a yearlong struggle with a deadlocked parliament, leaving the weakened ruling party to grapple with a stalled economy and rising calls for snap elections.

September 16, 2008 | By JOSEPH COLEMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan claims victory in militant stronghold

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's army claimed Monday to have routed Taliban militants in a stronghold near the Afghan border but turned up no sign of Osama bin Laden or al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri.

September 16, 2008 | By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Laboring longer a growing trend for Americans

CHICAGO - Americans are changing the game plan for retirement, with millions laboring right past the traditional retirement age and working into their late 60s and beyond.

September 16, 2008 | By DAVE CARPENTER AP Business Writer | National


Gustav slams La. coastline west of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - A weakened Hurricane Gustav slammed into the heart of Louisiana's fishing and oil industry with 110 mph winds Monday, delivering only a glancing blow to New Orleans that raised hopes the city would escape the kind of catastrophic flooding brought by Katrina three years ago.

September 16, 2008 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer | National


India rushes doctors, medicine to flood victims

SAHARSA DISTRICT, India - Indian authorities rushed doctors and medical equipment to flood-devastated northern India on Monday to ward off outbreaks of disease among the hundreds of thousands of victims crowding relief camps, officials said.

September 16, 2008 | | Associated Press


Study: Bypass better than stents in long term

MUNICH, Germany - For heart patients with clogged arteries, the choice between bypass surgery or an angioplasty may come down to one question: How many procedures would you like to have?

September 16, 2008 | By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Watch out for drug names that look, sound alike

WASHINGTON - Take the generic drug clonidine for high blood pressure? Double-check that you didn't leave the drugstore with Klonopin for seizures, or the gout medicine colchicine.

September 16, 2008 | By LAUREN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Washington


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