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Olmert’s lawyers attempt to discredit key witness

JERUSALEM - Lawyers representing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert cross-examined an American businessman Thursday, hoping to undermine his allegations that Olmert illicitly accepted cash-stuffed envelopes from him to help fund a luxurious lifestyle.

August 01, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thousands at burials of returned Israeli soldiers

NAHARIYA, Israel - Thousands of mourners turned out Thursday for the burials of two Israeli soldiers returned in a prisoner exchange with Lebanese guerrillas, laying to rest the young men whose unknown fate had riveted the Jewish state for two years.

August 01, 2008 | By TARA TODRAS-WHITEHILL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cambodia, Thailand continue troop buildup at disputed border

PREAH VIHEAR, Cambodia - Cambodia and Thailand escalated their troop buildup Thursday in disputed territory near a historic border temple despite their agreement to hold talks next week to defuse tensions, a Cambodian general said.

August 01, 2008 | By SOPHENG CHEANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Feds look to tighten English law for truckers

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Manuel Castillo was driving a truck through Alabama hauling onions and left with a $500 ticket for something he didn't think he was doing: speaking English poorly.

August 01, 2008 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press Writer | National


Dems try to spur oil exploration on available land

WASHINGTON - Seeking to blunt GOP efforts to permit oil exploration off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, House Democrats Thursday pressed legislation they say would spur drilling on already available lands in Alaska, the West and the western Gulf of Mexico.

August 01, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


New Jersey’s largest city sees drop in homicides

NEWARK, N.J. - Garry McCarthy had barely settled into his new job as Newark's police director in the fall of 2006 when he came face to face with the twin scourges of violence and apathy that plagued New Jersey's largest city.

August 01, 2008 | By DAVID PORTER Associated Press Writer | National


Single-family construction fell 5.3 pct. in June

WASHINGTON - Construction of single-family homes fell in June to the slowest pace in 17 years although a change in New York laws helped give a big boost to apartment building.

August 01, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | National


Bridge 7/18

If you are having another dose of deja vu, do not be alarmed. This is the same deal as in yesterday's column, except that it has been rotated 90 degrees clockwise.

August 01, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 7/18

Extra responsibilities could be heaped on you in the year ahead, but you'll be up to the tasks. The few tough ones will be character builders that will produce worthy rewards in the future.

August 01, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Freed Lebanese prisoners vow to fight Israel

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Five militants freed in a prisoner swap with Israel prayed and laid wreaths at the grave of a slain Hezbollah commander Thursday, vowing to fight Israel as supporters showered them with rice.

August 01, 2008 | By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Consumer prices jump 1.1 percent in June

WASHINGTON - Consumer prices shot up in June at the second fastest pace in 26 years with two-thirds of the surge blamed on soaring energy prices.

July 31, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


McCain at NAACP pledges more education options

CINCINNATI - John McCain told the NAACP and some skeptical black voters Wednesday that he will expand education opportunities, partly through vouchers for low-income children to attend private school.

July 31, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Bush claims executive privilege on CIA leak

WASHINGTON - President Bush has asserted executive privilege to prevent Attorney General Michael Mukasey from having to comply with a House panel subpoena for material on the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity.

July 31, 2008 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Congress, Bush clash on control of spy secrets

WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled Congress and President Bush are headed to yet another veto showdown this year on intelligence matters, this time on whether the president should be required to divulge to lawmakers more of the nation's most closely held secrets.

July 31, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Ask Dr. Gott 7/17

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 48-year-old female. Following gallbladder removal four years ago, I have suffered with chronic diarrhea. My surgeon told me this was common, and it would stop within six months. Unfortunately, this hasn't been the case.

July 31, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


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House GOP slates vote on pared-back spending bill

WASHINGTON - House Republicans unveiled a new, stripped-down spending bill Thursday, aiming to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and allow quarreling lawmakers to punt most ...

December 21, 2017 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Troubled $25 billion nuclear project gets OK to continue

ATLANTA - Georgia's utility regulators are allowing construction to continue on two new nuclear reactors, despite massive cost overruns for the multibillion-dollar project.

December 21, 2017 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press | Local


Brooklet teen charged with rape

A Brooklet teen is being held without bond in the Bulloch County Jail on charges of rape.

December 21, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Concerns of Bulloch County resident Ruth Green

Note: Bulloch County native, retired Georgia Southern professor and community activist Ruth Green addressed the Bulloch County Commission with a list of her concerns at ...

May 17, 2017 | | Local


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

May 04, 2017 | | Life


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