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FTC: Kids target of $1.6 billion in food ads

WASHINGTON - Marketing food and drinks to children these days occurs with more than just a few television ads. It involves promotional displays at grocery stores and packaging that directs them to Web sites where they can play games, win prizes or send e-cards to a friend.

August 13, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


Americans look for ray of hope in economic gloom

NEW YORK - Amid the gloom of higher gas and food prices and a slumping housing market, Americans appear to be looking for a bit of hope.

August 13, 2008 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO Associated Press Writer | National


Shaker child returns to celebrate 90th birthday

CANTERBURY, N.H. - Eleven-year-old Alberta Kirkpatrick didn't believe she would ever be loved when she arrived in New Hampshire almost 80 years ago.

August 13, 2008 | By CLARE TRAPASSO Associated Press Writer | National


Bush: Former Army cook’s crimes warrant execution

WASHINGTON - President Bush could have commuted the death sentence of Ronald A. Gray, a former Army cook convicted of multiple rapes and murders.

August 13, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Study questions strategy against al-Qaida

WASHINGTON - The United States can defeat al-Qaida if it relies less on force and more on policing and intelligence to root out the terror group's leaders, a new study contends.

August 13, 2008 | By BARRY SCHWEID Associated Press Writer | Washington


US deficit zooming to half-trillion as Bush leaves

WASHINGTON - The government's budget deficit will surge past a half-trillion dollars next year, according to gloomy new estimates, a record flood of red ink that promises to force the winner of the presidential race to dramatically alter his economic agenda.

August 13, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Experts: Indian police struggle to halt bombings

AHMADABAD, India - It's a cycle India has seen repeated 13 times in nearly three years: Bombs are planted where they can kill as many people as possible. Investigations follow, memories fade and months later, bombs explode in another city.

August 13, 2008 | By MATTHEW ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Business of Life: Night lights, too bright

NEW YORK - Twinkle, twinkle, little Internet router. And cell phone. And digital video recorder. And cable modem. And game console. And power strip. And TV - even though it's turned off.

August 13, 2008 | By PETER SVENSSON AP Technology Writer | National


PETA asks military to end testing on animals

HONOLULU - Animal-rights activists want the U.S. to stop using animals as subjects to help train its military, calling the medical and trauma exercises cruel and a disservice to the troops.

August 13, 2008 | By JAYMES SONG Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 7/30

When partner opens one no-trump, you probably use transfers into the major suits. A two-diamond response shows at least five hearts with any point-count, and a two-heart response promises at least five spades.

August 13, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


After Dallas DA’s death, 19 convictions are undone

DALLAS - As district attorney of Dallas for an unprecedented 36 years, Henry Wade was the embodiment of Texas justice.

August 13, 2008 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press Writer | National


Militants capture 25 Pakistani security personnel

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Islamic militants seized a security post in Pakistan's troubled northwest Tuesday, capturing at least 25 police and troops in a raid that underscored the government's weak grip on territory near the Afghan border.

August 13, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Medic: Boy killed by Israeli fire in West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Israeli gunfire killed a 10-year-old Palestinian boy Tuesday during a confrontation between troops and stone-throwers in a West Bank village, medics and witnesses said.

August 13, 2008 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Reading to Rover; Bulloch History Moment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday July 29, 2008

August 13, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


GOP senator accused of not disclosing services

WASHINGTON - Sen. Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican senator and a figure in Alaska politics since before statehood, was indicted Tuesday on seven counts of failing to disclose thousands of dollars in services he received from a company that helped renovate his home.

August 13, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


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The Lodge at Bethany scheduled to open to the community

Nestled among the oak trees of what was once the Gesmon Neville Family Farm, The Lodge at Bethany, an extension of the long-standing history of ...

December 22, 2015 | | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

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