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Floods block highways and force hundreds to flee in central US; 13 deaths linked to storm

PIEDMONT, Mo. - Residents of low-lying towns stacked sandbags or grabbed belongings and evacuated Wednesday after a foot of rain pushed rivers and creeks out of their banks in the nation's midsection. At least 13 deaths had been linked to the weather, and three people were missing.

April 03, 2008 | By BETSY TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | National


Dash-cam videos show South Carolina troopers using cruisers to ram fleeing suspects

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Videos have surfaced showing two members of the South Carolina Highway Patrol using their cruisers to ram fleeing suspects, just weeks after two leaders of the agency resigned because of a furor over a trooper's use of a racial slur.

April 03, 2008 | By MEG KINNARD Associated Press Writer | National


Fear, misconceptions raise concerns about transitional housing for vets with PTSD

GUERNEVILLE, Calif. - Merry Lane, a cul-de-sac shaded by redwoods in Sonoma County wine country, would seem a pleasant place to recover from the psychic wounds of war. Nadia McCaffrey's dream is to set up a group home there for veterans plagued by post-traumatic stress disorder.

April 03, 2008 | By SCOTT LINDLAW Associated Press Writer | National


Study: Surgery patients more likely to have problems if they receive older blood transfusions

ATLANTA - Heart surgery patients were more likely to die or suffer problems if they received transfusions of blood that is more than two weeks old rather than fresher blood, according to a new study that adds to the debate about the shelf life of blood.

April 03, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer | National


Black New York man who shot white teen at driveway gets 2 to 4 years in prison

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. - A black father was sentenced to two to four years in prison Wednesday for fatally shooting an intoxicated white teenager during a racially charged confrontation with two carloads of young people at the end of his driveway.

April 03, 2008 | By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Study details side effects of prostate cancer

ATLANTA - One of the first large quality-of-life studies on today's prostate cancer treatments suggests that for some men, it's a matter of picking your poison and facing potential sexual, urinary or other problems.

April 03, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer | National


Band manager who ignited deadly Rhode Island nightclub fire freed from prison

CRANSTON, R.I. - The band manager whose pyrotechnics display sparked a nightclub fire that killed 100 people in 2003 was freed from prison Wednesday after serving less than half of his four-year sentence.

April 03, 2008 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press Writer | National


AP IMPACT: Today’s sturdier cars make it harder for rescuers to cut victims from the wreckage

TAMPA, Fla. - Capt. Clint Roberts makes his living cutting accident victims out of hideously mangled vehicles, but even he could hardly believe it when two people in a 2007 midsize car survived a head-on crash with a full-sized pickup last year.

April 03, 2008 | By MITCH STACY Associated Press Writer | National


FMB AOTW: Martin helps SHS to rout of SEB

If Lindsey Martin has the ball at his feet - watch out.

April 03, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


GSU to hold free soccer clinic

Georgia Southern men's soccer will host a free soccer clinic for boys and girls ages 4-14, Saturday, March 29 at the Eagle Soccer Field.

April 03, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


High winds hold down meet at BA

High winds severely hampered individual performances at Bulloch Academy's three-team track meet with Pinewood Christian and Augusta Christian Wednesday but both the Gator boys' and girls' both captured the top team spots.

April 03, 2008 | By RAHN NUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Study: When it comes to eating habits, men and women are on different food planets

ATLANTA - If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, then Mars is a land where the refrigerators are stocked with meat and frozen pizza and Venus has a bounty of yogurt, fruits and vegetables, a new study suggests.

April 03, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


Prosecutor to make announcement next week on possible charges against Detroit mayor

DETROIT - Prosecutor Kym Worthy promised Wednesday not to further delay announcing whether she will bring perjury or other charges against Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his former top aide.

April 03, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Bin Laden criticizes Europe for publication of prophet drawings, vows strong reaction

CAIRO, Egypt - Osama bin Laden criticized the publication of drawings insulting to the Prophet Muhammad in a new audio message posted late Wednesday and warned Europeans of a strong reaction to come.

April 03, 2008 | By PAUL SCHEMM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel bars access from West Bank and Gaza, beefs up security against attacks on Purim holiday

JERUSALEM - Israel declared a heightened security alert Wednesday and barred Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza Strip from entering the country, fearing Hezbollah guerrillas might try to carry out a major attack during holiday celebrations this week.

April 03, 2008 | By LAURIE COPANS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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