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Man pleads guilty in Las Vegas ricin case

LAS VEGAS - An unemployed graphic designer who authorities say poisoned himself with ricin in his Las Vegas motel room pleaded guilty Monday to possessing a biological toxin.

August 20, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


Edouard hits Texas coast, then starts to weaken

GALVESTON, Texas - Tropical Storm Edouard hit the Texas Gulf coast east of Galveston on Tuesday with strong winds and heavy rain, but did little more than soak the travelers who came to relax on the tourist town's beaches.

August 20, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer | National


Police fire water cannon at Bush protesters

SEOUL, South Korea - Police fired water cannons at thousands of protesters Tuesday as President Bush got a volatile reception in South Korea at the start of his three-nation Asian trip.

August 20, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Eagles go full pads, scrimmage

Defense set the tone during the final segment of Georgia Southern's fifth practice of fall camp. Tuesday morning's session, the first practice in full pads, lasted for two and a half hours at the practice field complex.

August 20, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Local Roundup: Former Eagle Dowling makes baseball history

CHICAGO, Ill. - Former Georgia Southern University standout Greg Dowling made history at a historic ball park. Dowling and the Class A Kane County Cougars took on Midwest League rival Peoria Chiefs on July 29 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. A league record crowd of 32,103 packed into the Chicago Cubs' home field for the first minor league baseball game played there.

August 20, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Strong earthquake hits western China; 1 killed

BEIJING - A strong aftershock struck a western Chinese region where a May earthquake killed almost 70,000 people, shaking buildings a few hours after the Olympic torch relay passed through the area Tuesday. One person was killed and 23 injured.

August 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Calls for end to Saudi child marriages

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - An 11-year-old boy gave out invitations to his classmates for a big event his family was planning this summer - and it wasn't his birthday party.

August 20, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ask Dr. Gott 8/5

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have recently been diagnosed with geographic tongue. It is very annoying, and I want to know if you can recommend anything for it. My doctor told me to try vitamin B complex, but it isn't doing much good.

August 20, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Zuma blasts South Africa judiciary for fraud case

PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa - Jacob Zuma, the man most likely to be South Africa's next president, lashed out Tuesday at his treatment during a long-running corruption scandal, and his supporters warned that blood would flow in the streets if Zuma was ever convicted.

August 20, 2008 | By CLARE NULLIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Indictment links ‘‘Junior’’ Gotti to 3 NY killings

TAMPA, Fla. - John A. ''Junior'' Gotti has been indicted on conspiracy charges in Florida, linking him to large-scale cocaine trafficking and the slayings of three New York men in the late 1980s and early 1990s, federal officials said Tuesday.

August 20, 2008 | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO and TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


MDs urged to end prostate screening in elderly men

NEW YORK - Doctors should stop routine prostate cancer screening of men over age 75 because there is more evidence of harm than benefit, a federal task force advised on a hotly debated topic.

August 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


SKorean firm delivers commercial dog clones

SEOUL, South Korea - Booger is back.

August 20, 2008 | By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Wis. ambush suspect maybe ’freaked out,’ mom says

KINGSFORD, Mich. - When he learned police were looking for him, Scott Johnson tried to assure his mother that he would take care of the situation.

August 20, 2008 | By DINESH RAMDE Associated Press Writer | National


Marines ordered to stay longer in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has ordered roughly 1,250 Marines serving as trainers for the Afghan security forces to stay on the warfront almost a month longer to continue a mission that military leaders say is a top priority, according to a senior military official.

August 20, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Violent storms cause damage in Ill. and Ind.

CHICAGO - Severe thunderstorms plowed across the Midwest during the night, ripping roofs from buildings, chasing people to shelter and blacking out thousands of homes and businesses.

August 20, 2008 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press Writer | National


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Mickelson not close to being over runner-up in British Open

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - If you thought two weeks was enough time for PhilMickelson to get over his second-place finish in the British Open duel ...

July 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Federer to miss rest of season, including Olympics, US Open

Roger Federer is sitting out the rest of this season, including the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and U.S. Open, to protect his surgically repaired ...

July 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Final election results

FINAL ELECTION RESULTS:

July 26, 2016 | | Local


Uncle Shugs Chicken Barn celebrates 20 years with 20 days of free food giveaways

Beginning today through Sunday, Aug. 14, Uncle Shug's Chicken Barn at 123998 Highway 301 South will randomly select one customer every day for 20 ...

July 26, 2016 | | Locally Owned


July 26 - Mr. Leland Hagan “Lee” Adams, age 86, died Saturday at his residence.

Mr. Leland Hagan "Lee" Adams

July 25, 2016 | | Obituaries


Nevils man accused of using a knife to threaten others

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies used Tasers on a man they said was threatening others with a knife on Saturday at a Martin Lanier Road ...

July 25, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Dem stars look to quash disunity on opening day

PHILADELPHIA - Ending months of animosity, Bernie Sanders robustly embraced his former rival Hillary Clinton Monday night as a champion for the same economic causes that ...

July 25, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


Attacker: Germans 'won't be able to sleep peacefully'

ANSBACH, Germany - A Syrian man who tried unsuccessfully to claim asylum in Germany pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and vowed the nation's ...

July 25, 2016 | By DAVID RISING, KIRSTEN GRIESHABER and TOMISLAV SKARO Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia appeals court finds 'upskirting' is not against the law

ATLANTA - A man admitted he surreptitiously took cellphone video up a woman's skirt while she shopped at a grocery store, but a Georgia court ...

July 25, 2016 | | Local


State of the Sun Belt

NEW ORLEANS – In previous Sun Belt Conference media day events, conference commissioner Karl Benson – as well as many Sun Belt programs – always seemed to have ...

July 25, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Softball tries to 'strike out' Alzheimer's Disease

More often than not, sports are used as an escape from reality – and should be taken with a grain of salt

July 25, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360


New job carries big hopes for Young Summers

NEW ORLEANS – Three new head coaches will be making their first impressions in the Sun Belt this season, but while Everett Withers at Texas State ...

July 25, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Huskers punter Foltz is remembered for tenacity

OMAHA, Neb. - An evening he spent at a high school basketball game over the holidays revealed the best of Sam Foltz, the star Nebraska punter ...

July 25, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Instead of making history, Spieth trying to ignore it

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Jordan Spieth walked with purpose down the long corridor toward his locker, not stopping to look at the photos and scorecards that ...

July 25, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Jordan gives $2M; looks to build trust between blacks, cop

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Michael Jordan finally spoke out on Monday about racial tensions in America in hopes of easing conflicts between blacks and law enforcement.

July 25, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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