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Russians dig in as pullback drags on in Georgia

SACHKHERE, Georgia - Russian forces on Wednesday built a sentry post just 30 miles from the Georgian capital, appearing to dig in to positions deep inside Georgia despite pledges to pull back to areas mandated by a cease-fire signed by both countries.

September 04, 2008 | By MIKE ECKEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Iraq official: US, Iraq finish draft security deal

BAGHDAD - U.S. and Iraqi negotiators have finished a draft agreement that would see American troops removed from Iraqi cities by June 30, an Iraqi official said Wednesday. But the draft has not been approved by the Cabinet and some members have expressed opposition.

September 04, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Sri Lankan troops break through rebel defenses

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The Sri Lankan military says it has broken through the Tamil Tigers' defenses in recent weeks, ending a prolonged stalemate and stirring predictions of an imminent rebel defeat after 25 years of civil war.

September 04, 2008 | By RAVI NESSMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Musharraf unwinds, but could face court

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Ousted from Pakistan's presidency, Pervez Musharraf has been unwinding with friends and admirers and on the tennis court. He's building a roomy farmhouse on the edge of the capital.

September 04, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Ducks for Diabetes; SCVB convention holds annual meeting

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday August 20, 2008

September 04, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local

France bans broadcast of TV shows for babies

PARIS - France's broadcast authority has banned French channels from airing TV shows aimed at children under three years old, to shield them from developmental risks it says television viewing poses at that age.

September 04, 2008 | By CHRISTINE OLLIVIER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Companies bid millions to tap Western Gulf

WASHINGTON - Energy companies placed $487.3 million in winning bids for the right to drill in the western Gulf of Mexico, knowing they may get a chance later to explore in other areas that have been off limits for decades.

September 04, 2008 | By DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press Writer | Washington

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - GSU first day of class; Bulloch History Moment: Stump pulling

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday August 19, 2008

September 04, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local

Dear Abby 8/21

DEAR ABBY: My sister, "Frannie," and I are both professionals, married to men who are complete opposites. My husband, "Grady," is a blue-collar guy who never attended college. He has many wonderful qualities, but lacks self-esteem. He has a good, stable job and is more "street smart" than "book smart."

September 04, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break

States push laws to require paid sick days

HARTFORD, Conn. - For school bus driver Jamille Aine, a cold is more than an inconvenience. His employer does not offer paid sick days, so if he can't shake the bug, he may not be able to pay his bills.

September 04, 2008 | By STEPHEN SINGER AP Business Writer | National

Energy-efficient appliances gain favor

CHICAGO - Fast-rising utility bills have helped homeowners embrace something many previously acted only lukewarm about: energy efficiency.

September 04, 2008 | By DAVE CARPENTER Associated Press Writer | National

Eight Eagle football players suspended

Georgia Southern head football coach Chris Hatcher announced that five student-athletes are being suspended for the season-opener at Georgia and three student-athletes will miss the first two games of the 2008 season due to a violation of institutional rules.

September 04, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern

Situation still ’fragile’ in Grand Canyon village

PHOENIX - Crews were waiting for floodwaters to recede so they can begin restoring washed-out trails and footbridges to a remote village near the Grand Canyon hit by flooding, authorities said.

September 04, 2008 | By CHRIS KAHN Associated Press Writer | National

Web site educates about hiring vets

WASHINGTON - They survived war, but for some Iraq and Afghanistan veterans going to work back home isn't easy, either.

September 04, 2008 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press Writer | Washington

Tropical Storm Fay hugs Florida’s Atlantic coast

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Tropical Storm Fay will likely not become a hurricane, forecasters said Wednesday, relieving fears the zig-zagging storm would return from the Atlantic with punishing force later this week.

September 04, 2008 | By RON WORD and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | National

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