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McCain working to announce his choice of running mate before GOP convention

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Sen. John McCain is in the ''embryonic stages'' of selecting a vice presidential running mate and he hopes to unveil his choice before the Republican National Convention to avoid the type of problems that plagued Dan Quayle's debut two decades ago.

April 17, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008

Astrograph 4/3

Conditions and developments that occur in the year ahead are likely to arouse your better leadership qualities. Once you accept command, you'll commit yourself to being the best and prove to be an outstanding chieftain others want to follow.

April 17, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break

Ask Dr. Gott 4/3

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am told I am losing blood all the time, but my doctors don't know from where. I have had several colon and throat studies and all types of blood work. On four separate occasions, I have had veins in my throat banded. I usually have three veins done at a time, but once I had five banded at once.

April 17, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break

Zimbabwe opposition declares presidential victory; results show ruling party loses parliament

HARARE, Zimbabwe - President Robert Mugabe's party lost control of parliament, the latest official results showed Wednesday, hours after the opposition claimed it also had won the presidency.

April 17, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Unrest among China’s Muslims and Tibetan Buddhists creates challenges for Beijing

BEIJING - Unrest was reported Wednesday among Muslims in far western China, a headache for Beijing as it tries to squelch Tibetan protests and another sign that neither investment nor repression has ended anti-government feeling in the hinterlands.

April 17, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Boy, 12, kills man who was attacking his mother at boarding home; Md. officials weigh charges

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) - A 12-year-old boy fatally slashed a man who was attacking his mother at the boarding house where they lived, authorities said.

April 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Analysis: Allies’ reluctance to send more troops to Afghanistan reflects different view of war

BUCHAREST, Romania - At the heart of President Bush's problem in getting NATO allies to send more combat troops to Afghanistan is a basic disconnect over the war: The Europeans don't see it as one.

April 17, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press

The Eagles Nest: Receivers thrive in new Hatch Attack

The Eagles Nest for Wednesday, April 2.

April 17, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON & ALEX PELLEGRINO | The Eagles Nest - 07-08

Bridge 4/3

Sometimes successful surgery is set back by poor postoperative care. It can be the same at the bridge table. It is no good if one defender produces the best opening lead, but his partner fails to find the correct follow-up procedure.

April 17, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Scandal-hit Irish prime minister Bertie Ahern announces he will resign May 6

DUBLIN, Ireland - Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, who helped broker peace in Northern Ireland but couldn't survive a scandal over his collection of cash from businessmen, announced Wednesday he will resign.

April 17, 2008 | By SHAWN POGATCHNIK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Bush confident NATO to back missile defense system, pledge more troops for Afghanistan

BUCHAREST, Romania - President Bush expressed confidence Wednesday that NATO will bolster its combat forces in Afghanistan and endorse a missile defense system for Europe that Russia has opposed.

April 17, 2008 | By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent | Associated Press

Blood drive for refinery blast victims to be held Saturday

Eastern Heights Baptist Church will host a community blood drive with Shepeard Community Blood Center Sat., April 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to supply blood for victims of the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion. For 25 years, the Shepeard Community Blood Center has been the only provider of all blood products to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta where the victims are being treated.

April 17, 2008 | Herald staff reports | Local

Police: Man arrested for hitting woman, child with metal pipe

A man investigators said struck a woman and her 12-year-old son with a pipe during an argument is behind bars, Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said.

April 17, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local

Interactive ‘Expedition Georgia’ exhibit open at GSU Museum

A new interactive exhibit at the Georgia Southern Museum gives visitors the opportunity to negotiate a maze that celebrates the state's ecological diversity.

April 17, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local

Bouncer’s lawyers seek mistrial in GSU student slaying case

LAKE CHARLES, La. - Defense attorneys for a Bourbon Street nightclub bouncer accused of manslaughter in the 2004 death of a Georgia college student sought a mistrial Wednesday after a witness cried on the stand, but the judge turned them down.

April 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

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