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Bottling companies face opposition around the US as worries grow over water supplies

McCLOUD, Calif. - The lumber mill closed five years ago, and so many families moved out that the town can no longer even field a high school football team.

April 24, 2008 | By SAMANTHA YOUNG Associated Press Writer | National


NYC cabbie who made up abandoned-baby story will avoid charges if he stays out of trouble

NEW YORK - A livery driver, hailed as a hero then charged as a criminal for leaving a baby girl at a firehouse, will have his case dismissed if he stays out of trouble for the next six months, prosecutors said Wednesday.

April 24, 2008 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press Writer | National


American cancels more than 1,000 more flights, strands thousands of travelers

DALLAS - American Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights Wednesday, more than one-third of its schedule, as it spent a second straight day inspecting the wiring on some of its jets - the same issue that caused it to scrub hundreds of flights two weeks ago.

April 24, 2008 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer | National


IMF sees US falling into recession, dampening global economic growth

WASHINGTON - The United States is headed for a recession, dragging world economic growth down along with it, the International Monetary Fund concluded in a sobering new forecast Wednesday that underscored the damage inflicted from the housing and credit debacles.

April 24, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Study: Middle-class Americans increasingly downbeat about their short-term economic progress

WASHINGTON - Growing numbers of middle-class Americans say they aren't better off than they were five years ago, reflecting economic pressures amid growing debt, a study released Wednesday shows.

April 24, 2008 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


The Eagles Nest: New batch of RB's prepare for Paulson

April 24, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest - 07-08


Bridge 4/10

John Brown said, "Be mild with the mild, shrewd with the crafty, confiding to the honest, rough to the ruffian, and a thunderbolt to the liar. But in all this, never be unmindful of your own dignity."

April 24, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


US Official: Al-Qaida terrorist dead of natural causes

WASHINGTON - An Egyptian al-Qaida boss believed to be the planner behind the foiled 2006 terrorist plot to blow up airliners over the Atlantic is dead of natural causes, U.S. counterterrorism officials said Wednesday.

April 24, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Prep Sports Blitz: Plankenhorn, SHS & Portal baseball - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, April 10 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

April 24, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Families seeking to adopt from China face longer, emotionally draining waits

NEW YORK - China remains the country of choice for thousands of Americans seeking to adopt a child, but the time frame for new applications is now often triple what it was a few years ago and many families are enduring uncertain, emotionally draining waits.

April 24, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | National


Sooner or later, Bush’s legacy to be defined by war in Iraq

WASHINGTON - If he has doubts, he does not voice them. If he has regrets about his decision, he does not show them. More than five years into a war that has been longer, bloodier and costlier than the country expected, President Bush never wavers: The battle in Iraq is just, the victory assured.

April 24, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


AP NewsBreak: Bush to announce shorter Army tours as he endorses a pause in troop cuts

WASHINGTON - President Bush plans to announce on Thursday that Army units heading to war after Aug. 1 will serve 12-month tours rather than the 15 months that soldiers are currently deployed, senior defense officials said.

April 24, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Authorities ID severed hands, feet found in SC; victim knew she was in danger, mom says

GREENVILLE, S.C. - A woman whose severed hands and feet were found outside two homes about a mile apart had known her life was in danger, her mother said Tuesday.

April 24, 2008 | By KATRINA A. GOGGINS Associated Press Writer | National


Texas couple accused of killing toddler in their care while parents served in Iraq, Germany

EL PASO, Texas - A Fort Bliss soldier and his wife were arrested Tuesday on charges of killing a 2-year-old girl in their care and seriously injuring her older brother while their military parents served overseas.

April 24, 2008 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press Writer | National


John Hopkins performs 6 kidney transplants at once; 1 person was key to chain of donations

BALTIMORE - Johns Hopkins surgeons transplanted a half-dozen kidneys simultaneously, an operation believed to be the first of its kind, hospital officials announced Tuesday.

April 24, 2008 | By ALEX DOMINGUEZ Associated Press Writer | National


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US veterans return to Iwo Jima for 70th anniversary

IOTO, Japan - Dozens of aging U.S. veterans, many in their early 90s and some in wheelchairs, gathered on the tiny, barren island of Iwo Jima on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of one of the bloodiest and most iconic battles of World War II.

March 21, 2015 | By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press | Associated Press




Busch takes pole at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. - Kurt Busch's comeback from his season-opening suspension is gathering speed.

March 20, 2015 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Oklahoma State falls to Oregon, 79-73

OMAHA, Neb. - Le'Bryan Nash stared at his feet, unable to speak. His teammate, Anthony Hickey, patted him gently on the back. Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford gave him an encouraging nod.

March 20, 2015 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Durant likely to miss remainder of season

OKLAHOMA CITY - Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant likely won't return this season.

March 20, 2015 | By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer | Sports


States to test ways to send food stamp recipients to work

WASHINGTON - New federal grants will help 10 states test programs to help food stamp recipients find jobs, from using career coaches to quicker training courses to mental health assistance.

March 20, 2015 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press




Gomes, Johnson lift Atlanta Braves over Florida Marlins 6-3

KISSIMMEE, Fla.- Even though he won 10 games for the marlins last season, Tom Koehler isn't considering himself a lock for Miami's rotation.

March 19, 2015 | Associated Press | Sports


Falcons sign TE

Jacob Tamme found the bigger offensive role he was looking for in Atlanta, where the Falcons were seeking a veteran tight end a year after the retirement of Tony Gonzalez.

March 19, 2015 | ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Bracket Busters eliminate top-seeded teams in tourney

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The UAB Blazers may not have a football program anymore. They do have the first big upset of the NCAA Tournament and hope they can give their university something to rally around.

March 19, 2015 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Poll: Public unaware health law in jeopardy

WASHINGTON - With a decision due by summer in a Supreme Court case that could unravel President Barack Obama's health care law, a new poll finds many Americans have heard nothing about the case.

March 19, 2015 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Associated Press


Famed Civil War submarine on display

The replica CSS H.L. Hunley Confederate submarine traveling exhibit will be on display this weekend at the 16th Annual Battles at Manassas.

March 19, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Poll: Little change in desire for action on inequality

DENVER - Interest in income inequality is all the rage in public debate nowadays, with political figures from Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the left to Republican presidential prospect Jeb Bush on the right decrying the widening gap between the wealthy and everyone else.

March 19, 2015 | By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press




Gurley con only watch on Pro Day

ATHENS, Ga. - While he continues to rehab his knee - and his reputation - Todd Gurley is relying on game film to make his case for the NFL draft.

March 18, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


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