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Hamas, Egypt clash across sealed border; 1 dead

RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Hamas loyalists and Egyptian troops opened fire along Gaza's volatile border Wednesday, leaving an Egyptian soldier dead and more than a dozen Gazans hurt in the bloodiest clash between the two sides in a year.

Accompanied by a barrage of rocks, the shooting underlined the mounting tensions over Egypt's construction of an underground steel wall that could seal Gaza's southern border, block hundreds of smuggling tunnels and deprive Gaza's Hamas rulers of their only lifeline.

January 06, 2010 | By TAMER ZIARA Associated Press Writer | World

Jet in Jamaica wreck landed halfway down runway

KINGSTON, Jamaica - An American Airlines jet that overshot a Jamaican runway and split apart last month touched down nearly halfway down the runway, well past its target, investigators said Wednesday.

Oscar Derby, director-general of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority, said it was not yet clear if that point of landing was a factor in an accident that injured dozens of passengers.

January 06, 2010 | By HOWARD CAMPBELL Associated Press Writer | World

Evidence fish grew legs much earlier than thought

LONDON - The water-dwelling ancestors of modern-day mammals, reptiles and birds emerged onto land millions of years earlier than previously believed, researchers report.

A set of fossilized footprints show that the first tetrapods - a term applied to any four-footed animal with a spine - were treading open ground 397 million years ago, well before scientists thought they existed.

January 06, 2010 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER | World

AP Source: Accused Holocaust museum shooter dies

WASHINGTON - A government official says the 89-year-old man accused of a deadly shooting at Washington's Holocaust museum has died in a prison hospital.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case, says James von Brunn died at a federal complex in Butner, North Carolina.

January 06, 2010 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | World

Cold grips much of US, Fla. races to save crops

PENSACOLA, Fla. - A stubborn cold wave locked freezing temperatures in place across the central and eastern U.S. Wednesday as far south as Florida, where farmers worked to salvage millions of dollars' worth of strawberries and other crops.

Arctic air was expected to hover through the weekend. In a rare turn for the South, forecasters warned that snow and ice were possible Thursday from South Carolina to Louisiana and wind chills in the region could get down to near zero at night.

January 06, 2010 | By MELISSA NELSON Associated Press Writer | World

Obama prods Congress to pass health bill quickly

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is prodding House and Senate Democrats to get him a final health care bill as soon as possible, encouraging them to bypass the usual negotiations between the two chambers in the interest of speed.

Obama delivered the message at an Oval Office meeting Tuesday evening with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his No. 2, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., joined in by phone.

January 06, 2010 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer | World

Iowa beats Ga Tech in Orange Bowl, 24-14

MIAMI - Stymied by the Iowa Hawkeyes' swarming defense, Georgia Tech found itself out of options.

January 06, 2010 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Sports

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Mornings unPHILtered - Gov. candidate supports 'Hope'

Tuesday's first guest on the "Mornings unPHILtered" show was former State Sen. Eric Johnson, who is running for governor. An architect from Savannah, Johnson served for years as senate minority leader and senate president pro tempore in the Georgia Legislature.

January 05, 2010 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local

January 6 - Christy Levette Marshall, 32, No specific address listed) Statesboro – wanted per

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

January 05, 2010 | From Staff Reports | Police Report

Heat hot, Hawks not

MIAMI - Dwyane Wade had 28 points and eight rebounds, Michael Beasley scored 20 of his 22 points in the first half and the Miami Heat took control in the opening minutes on the way to beating the Atlanta Hawks 92-75 on Monday night.

January 04, 2010 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports

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Concerns of Bulloch County resident Ruth Green

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