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Ford cuts N. American production, cuts profit goal

DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. is cutting North American production of pickups and SUVs as car buyers eyeing record gas prices turn toward more fuel-efficient models. The automaker says it no longer expects to return to profitability by 2009 and didn't rule out layoffs and plant closures.

June 06, 2008 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Auto Writer | National


Professor calls Caladesi Island US’s best beach

CALADESI ISLAND, Fla. - Kaylee Sturm sat in the low surf, the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico lapping around her.

June 06, 2008 | By ANTHONY McCARTNEY Associated Press Writer | National


Naval Academy exercises take a more military focus

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The all-day physical exercises that mark the end of a midshipman's first year at the Naval Academy were never exactly fun. But this year, they've gotten even more serious.

June 06, 2008 | By BRIAN WITTE Associated Press Writer | National


UN chief sees devastated Myanmar delta

KYONDAH, Myanmar - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon surveyed devastated sections of Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta on Thursday and said he was very upset by the conditions of cyclone survivors.

June 06, 2008 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israelis express skepticism on Syria peace talks

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's dramatic announcement that he is negotiating a peace deal with Syria was greeted Thursday with overwhelming skepticism in Israel.

June 06, 2008 | By BETH MARLOWE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Palestinian suicide bomber attacks Gaza crossing

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A Palestinian suicide bomber detonated a truck loaded with tons of explosives early Thursday in an attempt to ram a crucial crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel, militants said. There were no casualties besides the bomber.

June 06, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


High gas prices force cops to walk the beat more

NEWBERRY, S.C. - With gasoline climbing toward $4 a gallon, police officers around the country are losing the right to take their patrol cars home and are being forced to double up in cruisers and walk the beat more.

June 06, 2008 | By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press Writer | National


Bush: Congress should pass clean war funding bill

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - President Bush, standing alongside 17,000 paratroopers, urged Congress on Thursday to reach a consensus and pass a war funding bill that does not ''tie the hands'' of U.S. commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan.

June 06, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday May 22, 2008

June 06, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


House subpoenas Karl Rove

WASHINGTON - The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday subpoenaed former White House top political adviser Karl Rove to testify about whether the White House improperly meddled with the Justice Department.

June 06, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


US helicopter strike kills Iraqi children

BAGHDAD - A U.S. helicopter strike north of Baghdad killed eight civilians, including several children, an Iraqi police official said Thursday. The U.S. military said the assault targeted al-Qaida fighters but acknowledged that children died.

June 06, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHUDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Immigrants flee South Africa’s wave of violence

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Hundreds of terrified immigrants fled South Africa on Thursday from a wave of anti-foreigner violence that has killed at least 42 people and shredded the nation's reputation for economic and political stability.

June 06, 2008 | By DONNA BRYSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China says death toll in quake more than 51,000

BEICHUAN, China - China said the toll of dead and missing from last week's powerful earthquake jumped to more than 80,000, while the government appealed Thursday for millions of tents to shelter homeless survivors.

June 06, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


California is rewriting its marriage forms for gays

LOS ANGELES - You have to figure ''bride'' and ''groom'' are out.

June 06, 2008 | By MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press Writer | National


Congress enacts most of farm bill over Bush veto

WASHINGTON - Congress enacted a massive election-year farm bill Thursday over President Bush's veto, sending new and bigger subsidies for farmers and more food stamps to help the poor with rising grocery prices.

June 06, 2008 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Bernard's Jewelers has what you need for Valentine's Day

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